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Is there enough redistribution ? (English)

This paper asks whether there are welfare gains from additional redistribution. First, it derives a sufficient condition for the existence of welfare gains from a small increase in lump-sum transfers financed by a uniform increase in labor income taxes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8003 MAR 13, 2017

Eden,Maya Disclosed

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle-income trap? (English)

Is there a “middle-income trap”? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a “middle-income trap.” ... See More +

Journal Article 113004 MAY 01, 2016

J. Bulman,David; Eden,Maya; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

The week (English)

Is a five-day workweek followed by a two-day weekend a socially optimal schedule? This paper presents a model in which labor productivity and the marginal utility of leisure evolve endogenously over the workweek. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7598 MAR 14, 2016

Eden,Maya Disclosed

The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)

This paper studies the possibility of using financial regulation that prohibits the use of money substitutes as a tool for mitigating the adverse effects of deviations from the Friedman rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7553 FEB 02, 2016

Eden,Benjamin; Eden,Maya Disclosed

On the welfare implications of automation (English)

This paper establishes that the rise in the income share of information and communication technology accounts for half of the decline in labor income share in the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7487 NOV 12, 2015

Eden,Maya; Gaggl,Paul Disclosed

Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)

Conventional wisdom suggests too little information and communication technologies (ICT) in poor countries. Indeed, within 70 countries at various levels of development, there is a positive relationship between income per capita and the capital share of ICT. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7352 JUN 30, 2015

Eden,Maya; Gaggl,Paul Disclosed

Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)

Is there a "middle income trap"? Theory suggests that the determinants of growth at low and high income levels may be different. If countries struggle to transition from growth strategies that are effective at low income levels to growth strategies that are effective at high income levels, they may stagnate at some middle income level; this phenomenon can be thought of as a "middle income trap." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7104 NOV 01, 2014

Bulman, David; Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha Disclosed

Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies (English)

In countries with limited access to finance, firms accumulate retained earnings to finance indivisible investment projects. McKinnon (1973) illustrates that when cash is used as a primary store of value, inflation may discourage investment as it increases the cost of accumulating retained earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6972 JUL 01, 2014

Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha Disclosed

"Crowding in" and the returns to government investment in low-income countries (English)

This paper estimates the effect of government investment on private investment in a sample of 39 low-income countries. Fluctuations in a predetermined component of disbursements on loans from official creditors to developing country governments are used as an instrument for fluctuations in public investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6781 FEB 01, 2014

Eden, Maya; Kraay, Aart Disclosed

The connection between Wall Street and Main Street : measurement and implications for monetary policy (English)

This paper proposes a measure of the extent to which a financial sector is connected to the real economy. The Measure of Connectedness is a measure of the composition of assets, namely the share of credit to the non-financial sectors over the total credit market instruments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6667 OCT 01, 2013

Barattieri, Alessandro; Eden, Maya; Stevanovi, Dalibor Disclosed

International liquidity rents (English)

This paper presents a model of global liquidity shortages. Liquid claims are enforceable promises that play a transaction role. Since developed economies have a comparative advantage in creating liquidity, they export liquid claims to emerging economies, resulting in a permanent current account deficit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6462 MAY 01, 2013

Eden, Maya Disclosed

Sovereign defaults and expropriations : empirical regularities (English)

This paper uses a large cross-country dataset to empirically examine factors associated with sovereign defaults on external private creditors and expropriation of foreign direct investments in developing countries since the 1970s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6218 OCT 01, 2012

Eden, Maya; Kraay, Aart; Qian, Rong Disclosed

Should Wall-Street be occupied ? an overlooked price externality of financial intermediation (English)

Does an unregulated financial system absorb too many productive inputs? This paper studies this question in the context of a dynamic model with heterogeneous producers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6059 MAY 01, 2012

Eden, Maya Disclosed

Correcting real exchange rate misalignment : conceptual and practical issues (English)

This paper studies the issue of real exchange rate misalignment and the difficulties in settling international real exchange rate disputes. The authors show theoretically that determining when a country should be sanctioned for real exchange rate "manipulations" is difficult: in some situations a country's real exchange rate targeting can be beneficial to other countries, while in others it is not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6045 APR 01, 2012

Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha Minh Disclosed

Financial distortions and the distribution of global volatility (English)

Why are emerging economies excessively vulnerable to shocks to external funding? What was the role of financial flows from emerging to developed economies in setting the stage for the subprime crisis? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5929 JAN 01, 2012

Eden, Maya Disclosed

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Is there enough redistribution ? (English)
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MAR 13, 2017 WPS8003 Policy Research Working Paper
Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle-income trap? (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 113004 Journal Article
The week (English)
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MAR 14, 2016 WPS7598 Policy Research Working Paper
The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7553 Policy Research Working Paper
On the welfare implications of automation (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 WPS7487 Policy Research Working Paper
Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7352 Policy Research Working Paper
Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth : is there a middle income trap ? (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2014 WPS7104 Policy Research Working Paper
Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2014 WPS6972 Policy Research Working Paper
"Crowding in" and the returns to government investment in low-income countries (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2014 WPS6781 Policy Research Working Paper
The connection between Wall Street and Main Street : measurement and implications for monetary policy (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2013 WPS6667 Policy Research Working Paper
International liquidity rents (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6462 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign defaults and expropriations : empirical regularities (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2012 WPS6218 Policy Research Working Paper
Should Wall-Street be occupied ? an overlooked price externality of financial intermediation (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6059 Policy Research Working Paper
Correcting real exchange rate misalignment : conceptual and practical issues (English)
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APR 01, 2012 WPS6045 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial distortions and the distribution of global volatility (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5929 Policy Research Working Paper