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Investment Protection Along the Belt and Road (English)

This paper examines the level of investment protection for selected countries along the Belt &Road Initiative (BRI), based on coding the textual content of 17 investment laws and 648international investment agreements (IIAs). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 134017 JAN 24, 2019

Kher,Priyanka; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Courts and Business Registration : Evidence from Serbia (English)

This paper studies the effects of a reform in Serbia that transferred business registration from regional courts to a centralized agency. Using administrative data, the analysis employs a difference-in-difference strategy that compares new firms before and after the reform across districts based on the level of distrust in regional courts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8611 OCT 11, 2018

Bruhn,Miriam; Cho,Caleb Sungwoo; Marusic,Andreja; Nguyen,Ha Minh; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan: Removing Constraints to Private Sector Development to Enable the Creation of More and Better Jobs (English)

The 2017 Investment Climate Assessment of Bhutan provides a detailed assessment of firm performance and constraints as they enter, operate, and exit domestic and international markets. ... See More +

Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) 120144 SEP 01, 2017

Santini,Massimiliano; Tran,Trang Thu; Beath,Andrew Disclosed

The effect of local governance on firm productivity and resource allocation : evidence from Vietnam (English)

Governance quality plays a key role in private sector development: competent bureaucrats not only create good policies and regulations, but also effectively implement them to shape the business environment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8118 JUN 27, 2017

Tan,Shawn Weiming; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Driving tourism in the Eastern Caribbean : the case for a regional Ferry (English)

As an important source of employment and a key economic pillar, tourism plays a significant role in resuming growth in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). ... See More +

Working Paper 103884 JAN 01, 2015

Barbet Gros,Julie Claudia Jeanne; Geyer,Brian Samuel; Shahidsaless,Raha; Tran,Trang Thu Disclosed

Civil conflict and firm performance : evidence from Cote d'Ivoire (English)

This paper investigates the impact of political instability and civil conflict on firms. It studies the unrest in Cote d'Ivoire that began in 2000, using a census of all registered firms for the years 1998-2003. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6640 OCT 01, 2013

Klapper, Leora; Richmond, Christine; Tran, Trang Disclosed