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The World Bank research observer 11 (1) (English)

Introduction. Lyn Squire Household responses to public health services : cost and quality tradeoffs. Harold Alderman and Victor Lavy The impact of health and nutrition on education. ... See More +

Publication 15407 FEB 29, 1996

Squire, Lyn; Alderman, Harold; Lavy, Victor; Behrman, Jere R.; Demery, Lionel; Corbo, Vittorio; Hernández, Leonardo; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Servén, Luis; Solimano, Andrés; Mody, Asboka; Patro, Dilip K.; Sewell, David 0.

Macroeconomic adjustment to capital inflows : lessons from recent Latin American and East Asian experience (English)

Capital inflows to some developing countries have increased sharply in recent years. Impelled by better economic prospects in those countries, lower international interest rates, and a slowdown of economic activity in the capital exporting countries, the inflows have furnished financing much needed to increase the use of existing capacity and to stimulate investment. ... See More +

Journal Article 76555 FEB 01, 1996

Corbo, Vittorio; Hernandez, Leonardo Disclosed

Macroeconomic adjustment to capital inflows : Latin American style versus East Asian style (English)

In recent years, private capital inflows to some developing countries have increased sharply. This increase has provided the financing needed to enhance the use of existing capacity and to raise investment levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1377 NOV 30, 1994

Corbo, Vittorio; Hernandez, Leonardo

Structural adjustment in a newly industrialized country : the Korean experience (English)

The purpose of this study was to investigate how Korea adjusted successfully to the combination of low growth, high inflation, and unsustainable current account deficits. ... See More +

Publication 10907 MAY 31, 1992

Corbo, Vittorio; Sang - Mok Suh [editors]

Adjustment lending revisited : policies to restore growth (English)

The World Bank has been supporting structural adjustment in developing countries since the late 1940s. Initially, the support took the form of preparing and financing projects, especially in the area of infrastructure. ... See More +

Publication 10499 FEB 29, 1992

Corbo, Vittorio; Fischer, Stanley; Webb, Steven B. [editors]

Report on adjustment lending II : lessons for Eastern Europe (English)

The Bank introduced adjustment lending in 1979 to help member countries restructure their economies to create conditions conducive to equitable growth while maintaining a sustainable balance of payments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS693 MAY 31, 1991

Corbo, Vittorio

World Bank-supported adjustment programs : country performance and effectiveness (English)

Simple comparisons of growth rates in countries that have had at least two structural adjustment loans (SALs) or at least three adjustment loans show that their growth has improved more than that of other countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS623 MAR 31, 1991

Corbo, Vittorio; Rojas, Patricio

Adjustment programs and Bank support : rationale and main results (English)

This paper reviews the rationale for programs and then evaluates the design, implementation, and effectiveness of Bank-supported adjustment programs and discusses lessons that have emerged from the analysis of adjustment problems and programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS582 JAN 31, 1991

Corbo, Vittorio; Fischer, Stanley

Chile's experience with stabilization, revisited (English)

This paper evaluates Chile's stabilization policies since the early 1970s. Four episodes are examined: (a) the high inflation at the beginning of the military regime when inflation was close to 1000 percent per year; (b) the orthodox stabilization program of 1975; (c) the exchange rate-based stabilization of February 1978-June 1982; and (d) the post-1984 adjustment period with a large real devaluation and low inflation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS579 JAN 31, 1991

Corbo, Vittorio; Solimano, Andres

Public policies and saving in developing countries (English)

This paper draws on estimates of consumption functions for 13 developing countries to analyze the effectiveness of public policy in raising saving. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS574 JAN 31, 1991

Corbo, Vittorio; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus

Transition 1 (9) (English)

The contents of this socialist economies in transition newsletter include: transforming the ownership system in Eastern Germany; lessons of adjustment lending; quotation of the month: "the demand of the day decides all"; milestones of transition; Madagascar: snags and advances; enterprise behavior; book and working paper briefs; on the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) agenda; conferences diary; and bibliography of selected articles. ... See More +

Newsletter 53833 DEC 01, 1990

Schrenk, Martin; Corbo, Vittorio; Pagiola, Stefano Disclosed

The effects of trade reforms on scale and technical efficiency : new evidence from Chile (English)

This paper shows how the industrial structure and performance changed after Chile's dramatic trade liberalization. A comparison of the 1967 and 1979 censuses shows little improvement in productivity overall, but these figures don't separate the effects of trade liberalization from the effects of recession, high interest rates, and real appreciation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS481 AUG 31, 1990

Tybout, James; de Melo, Jaime; Corbo, Vittorio

Public finance, trade, and development : the Chilean experience (English)

This paper analyzes the role of public finance and trade policies in the adjustment experience of Chile over the past 15 years. The purpose is to first review the Chilean public sector and trade reforms, and then to examine their role in the economic development of Chile. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS218 JUL 31, 1989

Corbo, Vittorio

How does uncertainty about the real exchange rate affect exports? (English)

Since the debt crisis, many countries are still struggling to achieve a current account situation that is compatible with reduced external financing and a moderate but sustainable rate of output growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS221 JUN 30, 1989

Caballero, Ricardo J.; Corbo, Vittorio

The World Bank economic review 3(2) (English)

Three decades of industrialization. Household survey data and pricing policies in developing countries. Settling defaults in the era of bond finance. ... See More +

Publication 17590 MAY 31, 1989

Syrquin, Moshe; Chenery, Hollis; Deaton, Angus; Eichengreen, Barry; Portes, Richard; Laird, Sam; Nogues, Julio; Caballero, Ricardo J.; Corbo, Vittorio; Moran, Cristian

Exchange rate based disinflation, wage rigidity, and capital inflows : tradeoffs for Chile, 1977-81 (English)

Real exchange rate appreciation usually accompanies stabilization programs based on the exchange rate. One thing that causes the real exchange rate to appreciate is the capital inflows that follow liberalization of the capital account and the financial market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS146 FEB 28, 1989

Condon, Timothy; Corbo, Vittorio; De Melo, Jaime

Lessons from the Southern Cone Policy Reforms (English)

The article assesses the design of stabilization and liberalization programs in the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. With the exception of Chile, the reforms were not as widespread as some believed. ... See More +

Journal Article 8732 JUL 31, 1987

Corbo, Vittorio; de Melo, Jaime

The World Bank research observer 2 (2) (English)

Lessons from the Southern Cone policy reforms. Land rights systems and agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The relevance for developing countries of recent developments in macroeconomic theory. ... See More +

Publication 17491 JUL 31, 1987

Corbo, Vittorio; de Melo, Jaime; Feder, Gershon; Noronha, Raymond; Corden, W. Max; Lal, Deepak; Rajapatirana, Sarath; Wade, Robert

The pricing of manufactured goods during trade liberalization : evidence from Chile, Israel, and Korea (English)

This paper is an investigation of price-setting behavior in Chile, Israel and Korea when each of these countries moved from a fairly closed to a more open international trade regime. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD277 JUN 01, 1987

Corbo, Vittorio; McNelis, Paul D. Disclosed

Korea's macroeconomic prospects and major policy issues for the next decade (English)

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Korea's macroeconomic prospects and major policy issues for the next decade. After reviewing the intial conditions, the report examines growth strategies, and prospects for growth. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD276 MAY 01, 1987

Corbo, Vittorio; Sang-Woo Nam Disclosed

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The World Bank research observer 11 (1) (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 15407 Publication
Macroeconomic adjustment to capital inflows : lessons from recent Latin American and East Asian experience (English)
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FEB 01, 1996 76555 Journal Article
Macroeconomic adjustment to capital inflows : Latin American style versus East Asian style (English)
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NOV 30, 1994 WPS1377 Policy Research Working Paper
Structural adjustment in a newly industrialized country : the Korean experience (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 10907 Publication
Adjustment lending revisited : policies to restore growth (English)
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FEB 29, 1992 10499 Publication
Report on adjustment lending II : lessons for Eastern Europe (English)
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MAY 31, 1991 WPS693 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank-supported adjustment programs : country performance and effectiveness (English)
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MAR 31, 1991 WPS623 Policy Research Working Paper
Adjustment programs and Bank support : rationale and main results (English)
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JAN 31, 1991 WPS582 Policy Research Working Paper
Chile's experience with stabilization, revisited (English)
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JAN 31, 1991 WPS579 Policy Research Working Paper
Public policies and saving in developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1991 WPS574 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 1 (9) (English)
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DEC 01, 1990 53833 Newsletter
The effects of trade reforms on scale and technical efficiency : new evidence from Chile (English)
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AUG 31, 1990 WPS481 Policy Research Working Paper
Public finance, trade, and development : the Chilean experience (English)
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JUL 31, 1989 WPS218 Policy Research Working Paper
How does uncertainty about the real exchange rate affect exports? (English)
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JUN 30, 1989 WPS221 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 3(2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1989 17590 Publication
Exchange rate based disinflation, wage rigidity, and capital inflows : tradeoffs for Chile, 1977-81 (English)
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FEB 28, 1989 WPS146 Policy Research Working Paper
Lessons from the Southern Cone Policy Reforms (English)
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JUL 31, 1987 8732 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 2 (2) (English)
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JUL 31, 1987 17491 Publication
The pricing of manufactured goods during trade liberalization : evidence from Chile, Israel, and Korea (English)
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JUN 01, 1987 DRD277 Departmental Working Paper
Korea's macroeconomic prospects and major policy issues for the next decade (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD276 Departmental Working Paper