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Industrial policy in the African context (English)

After long suffering from benign neglect if not outright contempt, industrial policy is almost fashionable again. The global financial and economic crisis known as the Great Recession has forced researchers and policy makers to confront the reality that market forces alone generally do not lead to (constrained) Pareto-efficient outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6633 OCT 01, 2013

Stiglitz, Joseph; Lin, Justin; Monga, Celestin; Patel, Ebrahim Disclosed

The mechanics of job creation : seizing the new dividends of globalization (English)

This paper assesses some of the main strands of the theoretical literature on unemployment and employment and shows that their interesting conclusions may not be transferable to low-income countries whose endowment and production structures are profoundly different from that of high-income economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6661 OCT 01, 2013

Monga, Celestin Disclosed

The rejuvenation of industrial policy (English)

This essay is about an important area in which there has been major rethinking -- industrial policy, by which the authors mean government policies directed at affecting the economic structure of the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6628 SEP 01, 2013

Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Yifu, Justin; Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Solving the mystery of African Governance (English)

There is a wide consensus in academic and policy circles on the idea that good governance is a prerequisite to sustained growth and economic development. ... See More +

Journal Article 79020 JAN 01, 2013

Lin, Justin Yifu; Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Light manufacturing in Tanzania : a reform agenda for job creation and prosperity (English)

The chapters in part one provides the overall context of light manufacturing in Tanzania. Chapter one presents the rationale for the study, the potential of the sector in creating jobs and prosperity for Africa, and the approach and methodology of the study. ... See More +

Publication 80893 JAN 01, 2013

Dinh, Hinh T.; Monga, Celestin; Morisset, Jacques; Kweka, Josaphat; Yagci, Fahrettin; Yoshino, Yutaka Disclosed

Cluster-based industrial parks : a practical framework for action (English)

They are being hailed as the new Holy Grail of economic development. The success of special economic zones (SEZ) in general and specialized ones in particular (industrial and technology parks) in countries as diverse as Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and more recently, China; Korea; Taiwan, China; or Mauritius, has led several African leaders to launch new similar initiatives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5900 DEC 01, 2011

Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Growth identification and facilitation : the role of the state in the dynamics of structural change : Identificación y facilitación del crecimiento : El rol del estado en la dinámica del cambio estructural (Spanish)

Active economic policies by developing countries’ governments to promote growth and industrialization have generally been viewed with suspicion by economists, and for good reasons: past experiences show that such policies have too often failed to achieve their stated objectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5313 JAN 01, 2011

Lin, Justin Yifu; Monga, Celestin English Disclosed

The growth report and new structural economics (English)

Despite its heavy human, financial, and economic cost, the recent global recession provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the knowledge from several decades of growth research, draw policy lessons from the experience of successful countries, and explore new approaches going forward. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5336 JUN 01, 2010

Lin, Justin Yifu; Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Growth identification and facilitation : the role of the state in the dynamics of structural change (English)

Active economic policies by developing countries’ governments to promote growth and industrialization have generally been viewed with suspicion by economists, and for good reasons: past experiences show that such policies have too often failed to achieve their stated objectives. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5313 MAY 01, 2010

Lin, Justin Yifu; Monga, Celestin Spanish Disclosed

Hegelian macroeconomics -- the dialectics of global imbalances (English)

Traditional narratives of external imbalances have focused on the analysis of national accounts, trade flows, and financial flows. They have generated two opposing views of the current situation of the world economy: on one side, a prudent, if not pessimistic view considers large imbalances as evidence of problems with the international monetary and financial system, and symptoms of domestic distortions (mainly in the United States and China). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5175 JAN 01, 2010

Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Post-macroeconomics -- reflections on the crisis and strategic directions ahead (English)

For decades, many researchers argued that economics had nothing to fear from enriching itself with lessons and advances from other disciplines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4986 JUL 01, 2009

Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Uncivil societies - a theory of sociopolitical change (English)

In times of crises, it is always useful to revisit some of the paradigms that underlie collective thinking and action. For nearly 200 years, most social science has relied on the assumption that the emergence of strong and nurturing social capital through a vibrant civil society yields all kind of positive externalities to society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4942 MAY 01, 2009

Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Dynamics of income inequality and welfare in Latvia in the late 1990s (English)

This paper analyzes the dynamics of poverty and income inequality during the recovery phase of the transition that characterized the Republic of Latvia in the late 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3336 JUN 01, 2004

Fofack, Hippolyte; Monga, Celestin

Latvia's macroeconomic options in the medium term : fiscal and monetary challenges of European Union membership : Latvia's macroeconomic options in the medium term : Fiscal and monetary challenges of European Union membership (English)

Latvia's experience over the past decade shows that economic growth and real convergence can no longer be assumed to be exogenously driven processes determined by given technological improvements and relatively higher factor returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3307 MAY 01, 2004

Monga, Celestin

Household welfare and poverty dynamics in Burkina Faso : empirical evidence from household surveys (English)

The authors investigate the dynamics of poverty and income inequality in a cross-section of socio-economic groups and geographical regions over the five-year growth period following the 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc in Burkina Faso. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2590 APR 30, 2001

Fofack, Hippolyte; Monga, Celestin; Tuluy, Hasan

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Industrial policy in the African context (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6633 Policy Research Working Paper
The mechanics of job creation : seizing the new dividends of globalization (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6661 Policy Research Working Paper
The rejuvenation of industrial policy (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6628 Policy Research Working Paper
Solving the mystery of African Governance (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 79020 Journal Article
Light manufacturing in Tanzania : a reform agenda for job creation and prosperity (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 80893 Publication
Cluster-based industrial parks : a practical framework for action (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 WPS5900 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth identification and facilitation : the role of the state in the dynamics of structural change : Identificación y facilitación del crecimiento : El rol del estado en la dinámica del cambio estructural (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5313 Policy Research Working Paper English
The growth report and new structural economics (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 WPS5336 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth identification and facilitation : the role of the state in the dynamics of structural change (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5313 Policy Research Working Paper Spanish
Hegelian macroeconomics -- the dialectics of global imbalances (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 WPS5175 Policy Research Working Paper
Post-macroeconomics -- reflections on the crisis and strategic directions ahead (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS4986 Policy Research Working Paper
Uncivil societies - a theory of sociopolitical change (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4942 Policy Research Working Paper
Dynamics of income inequality and welfare in Latvia in the late 1990s (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3336 Policy Research Working Paper
Latvia's macroeconomic options in the medium term : fiscal and monetary challenges of European Union membership : Latvia's macroeconomic options in the medium term : Fiscal and monetary challenges of European Union membership (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3307 Policy Research Working Paper
Household welfare and poverty dynamics in Burkina Faso : empirical evidence from household surveys (English)
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APR 30, 2001 WPS2590 Policy Research Working Paper