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Job creation in the private sector : an exploratory assessment of patterns and determinants at the macro, sector, and firm levels (English)

Why do some countries create more jobs than others? To consider this question, in this paper we focus on one of the most basic relationships, between growth and employment. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS22807 JAN 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Ferro,Esteban; Michel Gutierrez,Veronica Disclosed

Sudan - Country economic memorandum : realizing the potential for diversified development : Main report (English)

From 1999 to 2011 Sudan had a period where it benefited from extensive discoveries of natural wealth through oil. But the oil economy had also clear symptoms of Dutch disease. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 103352 SEP 30, 2015

Geiger,Michael Tobias; Lofgren,Hans; Bogoev,Jane; Nishiuchi,Toru; Nguyen, Ha; Garlick,Robert James; Lyasse,Omar; Yousif,Iman Sachet; Goldberg,Joseph R.; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Schmidt,Gabriela; Dihel,Nora Carina; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Battaile,William G.; Land,Bryan Christopher Disclosed

Sudan - Country economic memorandum : realizing the potential for diversified development (Vol. 2) : السودان-مذكرة اقتصادية قطرية: إمكانات للتنمية المتنوعة (Arabic)

From 1999 to 2011 Sudan had a period where it benefited from extensive discoveries of natural wealth through oil. But the oil economy had also clear symptoms of Dutch disease. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 103352 SEP 30, 2015

Geiger,Michael Tobias; Lofgren,Hans; Bogoev,Jane; Nishiuchi,Toru; Nguyen, Ha; Garlick,Robert James; Lyasse,Omar; Yousif,Iman Sachet; Goldberg,Joseph R.; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Schmidt,Gabriela; Dihel,Nora Carina; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Battaile,William G.; Land,Bryan Christopher English Disclosed

Sudan - Country economic memorandum : realizing the potential for diversified development (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)

From 1999 to 2011 Sudan had a period where it benefited from extensive discoveries of natural wealth through oil. But the oil economy had also clear symptoms of Dutch disease. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 103352 SEP 30, 2015

Geiger,Michael Tobias Arabic Disclosed

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John S. Disclosed

The effect of product standards on agricultural exports from developing countries (English)

The authors create a standards restrictiveness index using newly available data on maximum residue levels of pesticides for 61 importing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6518 JUN 01, 2013

Ferro, Esteban; Wilson, John S.; Otsuki, Tsunehiro Disclosed

Aid to the services sector : does it affect manufacturing exports ? (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of foreign aid to five service sectors (transportation, information and communications technologies, energy, banking/financial services, and business services) on exports of downstream manufacturing sectors in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5728 JUL 01, 2011

Ferro, Esteban; Portugal-Perez, Alberto; Wilson, John S. Disclosed

Signaling and technological marketing tools for exporters (English)

Besides superior productivity, what other firm characteristics are associated with export success? This empirical study identifies the effects of signaling tools (foreign technical license, International Standards Organization certification, and review of financial statements) and Internet tools (email and website) on export frequency and intensity of firms in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5547 JAN 01, 2011

Ferro, Esteban Disclosed

Foreign aid and business bottlenecks : a study of aid effectiveness (English)

This paper proposes a new framework to analyze aid effectiveness. Using World Bank firm survey data and OECD aid flow data, the authors analyze whether aid targets areas that firms in developing countries have identified as obstacles for their growth and whether aid actually improves firms' perceptions of those areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5546 JAN 01, 2011

Ferro, Esteban; Wilson, John S. Disclosed

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Job creation in the private sector : an exploratory assessment of patterns and determinants at the macro, sector, and firm levels (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 AUS22807 Working Paper
Sudan - Country economic memorandum : realizing the potential for diversified development : Main report (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 103352 Country Economic Memorandum
Sudan - Country economic memorandum : realizing the potential for diversified development (Vol. 2) : السودان-مذكرة اقتصادية قطرية: إمكانات للتنمية المتنوعة (Arabic)
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SEP 30, 2015 103352 Country Economic Memorandum English
Sudan - Country economic memorandum : realizing the potential for diversified development (Vol. 2) : Summary (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 103352 Country Economic Memorandum Arabic
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of product standards on agricultural exports from developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6518 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid to the services sector : does it affect manufacturing exports ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 WPS5728 Policy Research Working Paper
Signaling and technological marketing tools for exporters (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5547 Policy Research Working Paper
Foreign aid and business bottlenecks : a study of aid effectiveness (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5546 Policy Research Working Paper