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Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis (English)

This paper investigates the effect that tight credit conditions had on outward foreign direct investment flows during the 2008-2010 global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7063 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)

This paper examines how financial development influences foreign direct investment. The direct and indirect sector-specific effects that source countriesapos; financial development and destination countriesapos; financial development can have on foreign direct investment are first identified in a conceptual framework. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7065 OCT 01, 2014

Desbordes, Rodolphe; Wei, Shang-Jin

Trade in value added : developing new measures of cross-border trade (English)

This volume includes papers that were first presented and discussed at a workshop on apos;The Fragmentation of Global Production and Trade in Value- Added: Developing New Measures of Cross Border Tradeapos;, held at the World Bank in Washington, DC, on 9 to 10 June, 2011. ... See More +

Publication 78621 JAN 24, 2013

Mattoo, Aaditya; Wang, Zhi; Wei, Shang-Jin

Beyond Transition 18 (2) (English)

Barriers to banking, by Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Finance and opportunity, by Ross Levine and Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Risk taking by banks in transition countries by Paul Wachtel and Rainer Haselmann. ... See More +

Newsletter 41830 JUN 01, 2007

Demirguc Kunt, Asli; Levine, Ross; Wachtel, Paul; Haselmann, Rainer; Cull, Robert; Soledad, Maria; Hagmayr, Bettina; Haiss, Peter; Karas, Alexei; Pyle, William; Schoors, Koen; Dabla_Norris, Era; Floerkemeier, Holger; Billmeier, Andreas; Ding, Shuang; Torre, Augusto de la; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Goriaev, Alexei; Fungacova, Zuzana; Zelenyuk, Valentin; Keefer, Philip; Ju, Jiandong; Wei, Shang_Jin; Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup; Sanfey, Peter; Steves, Franklin; Teksoz, Utku; Gurvich, Yevsei; Moore, David; Vamvakidis, Athanasios Russian

Beyond Transition 18 (2) (Russian)

Barriers to banking, by Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Finance and opportunity, by Ross Levine and Asli Demirguc_Kunt. Risk taking by banks in transition countries by Paul Wachtel and Rainer Haselmann. ... See More +

Newsletter 41830 JUN 01, 2007

Demirguc Kunt, Asli; Levine, Ross; Wachtel, Paul; Haselmann, Rainer; Cull, Robert; Soledad, Maria; Hagmayr, Bettina; Haiss, Peter; Karas, Alexei; Pyle, William; Schoors, Koen; Dabla_Norris, Era; Floerkemeier, Holger; Billmeier, Andreas; Ding, Shuang; Torre, Augusto de la; Gozzi, Juan Carlos; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Goriaev, Alexei; Fungacova, Zuzana; Zelenyuk, Valentin; Keefer, Philip; Ju, Jiandong; Wei, Shang_Jin; Chawla, Mukesh; Betcherman, Gordon; Banerji, Arup; Sanfey, Peter; Steves, Franklin; Teksoz, Utku; Gurvich, Yevsei; Moore, David; Vamvakidis, Athanasios English

The quality of bureaucracy and capital account policies (English)

The extent of bureaucracy varies extensively across countries, but the quality of bureaucracy within a country changes more slowly than economic policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2575 MAR 31, 2001

Bai, Chong-en; Wei, Shang-Jin

Natural openness and good government (English)

The author offers a possibly new interpretation of the connection between openness and good governance, with a conceptual model and some empirical evidence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2411 AUG 31, 2000

Shang-Jin Wei

Corruption, composition of capital flows, and currency crises (English)

Crony capitalism and international creditorsapos; self-fulfilling expectations are often suggested as rival explanations for currency crises. A possible link between the two has not been explored. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2429 AUG 31, 2000

Shang-Jin Wei

Corruption and the composition of foreign direct investment - firm-level evidence (English)

The authors study the impact of corruption in a host country on foreign investorsapos; preference for a joint venture, or a wholly owned subsidiary. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2360 JUN 30, 2000

Javorcik,Beata; Shang-Jin Wei

Does quot;grease moneyquot; speed up the wheels of commerce? (English)

If bureaucratic burden and delay are exogenous, a firm may find bribes a helpful way to cut through red tape. According to the quot;efficient greasequot; hypothesis, corruption can improve economic efficiency, and, fighting bribery can be counterproductive. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2254 DEC 31, 1999

Kaufmann,Daniel; Shang-Jin Wei

Border, border, wide and far, how we wonder what you are (English)

The authors exploit three-dimensional panel data on prices for twenty seven traded goods, over eighty eight quarters, across ninety six cities in Japan, and the United States, to answer several questions: 1) Does the average exchange rate between countries stray further from zero, than that between cities within a country? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2217 NOV 30, 1999

Parsley, David C.; Shang-Jin Wei

Does corruption relieve foreign investors of the burden of taxes and capital controls? (English)

In a sample of fourteen source countries making bilateral investments in forty five countries, the author finds that taxes, capital controls, and corruption, all have large, statistically significant negative effects on foreign investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2209 OCT 31, 1999

Shang-Jin Wei

Corruption in economic development - beneficial grease, minor annoyance, or major obstacle? (English)

The author reviews the overwhelming statistical evidence that countries with high levels of corruption experience poor economic performance. Corruption hinders economic development by reducing domestic investment, discouraging foreign direct investment, encouraging overspending in government, and distorting the composition of government spending (away from education, health, and infrastructure maintenance toward less efficient but more manipulable public projects). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2048 FEB 28, 1999

Shang-Jin Wei

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Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7063 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7065 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade in value added : developing new measures of cross-border trade (English)
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JAN 24, 2013 78621 Publication
Beyond Transition 18 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 41830 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 18 (2) (Russian)
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JUN 01, 2007 41830 Newsletter English
The quality of bureaucracy and capital account policies (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 WPS2575 Policy Research Working Paper
Natural openness and good government (English)
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AUG 31, 2000 WPS2411 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption, composition of capital flows, and currency crises (English)
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AUG 31, 2000 WPS2429 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption and the composition of foreign direct investment - firm-level evidence (English)
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JUN 30, 2000 WPS2360 Policy Research Working Paper
Does quot;grease moneyquot; speed up the wheels of commerce? (English)
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DEC 31, 1999 WPS2254 Policy Research Working Paper
Border, border, wide and far, how we wonder what you are (English)
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NOV 30, 1999 WPS2217 Policy Research Working Paper
Does corruption relieve foreign investors of the burden of taxes and capital controls? (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 WPS2209 Policy Research Working Paper
Corruption in economic development - beneficial grease, minor annoyance, or major obstacle? (English)
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FEB 28, 1999 WPS2048 Policy Research Working Paper