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Productivity growth in Latin American and the Caribbean : exploring the macro-micro linkages (English)

This paper brings together the main findings and policy implications of two recent World Bank regional reports on economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean: Araujo, Vostroknutova, Wacker and Clavijo, eds ... See More +

Working Paper 120956 NOV 01, 2017

Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R. Disclosed

Growth (but not only) is good for the poor : some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti (English)

Many low-income countries, such as Haiti, have high ambitions and socioeconomic needs to achieve substantial income growth, especially for the poorest income quintiles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7975 FEB 16, 2017

Belo Da Silva Antoine,Kassia; Singh,Raju; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Growth Challenge of Latin America andthe Caribbean shows that Latin America and the Caribbean's growthperformance over the past decade cannot be reduced to the commodityboom: growth-promoting reforms that strengthened financial development,increased trade openness and improved infrastructure development alsoplayed a significant role and can continue doing so. ... See More +

Publication 1101101 NOV 09, 2016

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Brueckner,Markus; Clavijo,Mateo; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Understanding the income and efficiency gap in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence toward the United States and other high-income countries. ... See More +

Publication 104285 APR 08, 2016

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo Munoz,Mateo Disclosed

Understanding Latin America and the Caribbean’s income gap (English)

Even nearly ten years of solid growth cannot guarantee long-term income convergence. The countries of the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC), like other emerging economies, have benefited from a decade of remarkable growth and some income per capita convergence towards the United States and other industrialized countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 97885 JUL 01, 2015

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M.; Clavijo Munoz,Mateo; Velasquez,Giselle Disclosed

Ethiopia’s growth acceleration and how to sustain it—insights from a cross-country regression model (English)

Ethiopia has experienced a growth acceleration over the past decade on the back of an economic strategy emphasizing public infrastructure investment and supported by heterodox macro-financial policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7292 JUN 08, 2015

Moller,Lars Christian; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

General Economy, Macroeconomics and Growth Study 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R.; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo,Mateo; Vostroknutova,Ekaterina; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Malaysia economic monitor : towards a middle-class society (English)

Malaysia has in many ways become a success story in shared prosperity. Shared prosperity means that all households experience income growth, but growth is higher for those households at the bottom of the distribution, a pattern that leads to lower inequality. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 93237 DEC 01, 2014

Gil Sander, Frederico; Packard, Truman; Purnamasari, Ririn Salwa; Testaverde, Mauro; Wacker, Konstantin M.; Yap, Wei Aun; Yoong, Pui Shen Disclosed