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Core indicators for determinants and performance of the electricity sector in developing countries (English)

Since the early 1990s, substantial resources and efforts have been spent on implementing market-oriented electricity reforms in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3599 MAY 01, 2005

Jamasb, Tooraj; Newbery, David; Pollitt, Michael Disclosed

Electricity sector reform in developing countries : a survey of empirical evidence on determinants and performance (English)

Driven by ideology, economic reasoning, and early success stories, vast amounts of financial resources and effort have been spent on reforming infrastructure industries in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3549 MAR 01, 2005

Jamasb, Tooraj; Mota, Raffaella; Newbery, David; Pollitt, Michael

Hungary - a regulatory and structural review of selected infrastructure sectors (English)

The report provides a diagnostic assessment of recent, ongoing structural and, regulatory reforms in Hungary's infrastructure sectors: electricity, oil and gas, and telecommunications, and, identifies priorities for additional competitive restructuring, and regulatory decontrol measures, as well as policies designed to minimize the transition costs of deregulation, and market liberalization. ... See More +

Publication WTP474 JUN 30, 2000

Kessides, Ioavannis N. [editor]; Newbery, David M.; Pierce, Richard J. Jr.; Rosston, Gregory L.

The restructuring and privatization of the U.K. electricity supply - was it worth it? (English)

The electricity supply industry in England and Wales was under public ownership from 1948 to 1990. For most of this period, the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) operated all generation and transmission as a vertically integrated statutory monopoly. ... See More +

Viewpoint 17080 SEP 30, 1997

Newbery,David M.; Pollitt,Michael Gerald Disclosed

Public policy for the private sector (English)

The restructuring and privatization of the U.K. electricity supply - was it worth it? by David M. Newbery and Michael G. Pollitt. A retrospective on the Mexican toll road program (1989-94), by Jeff Ruster. ... See More +

Newsletter 18956 SEP 30, 1997

Newbery, David M.; Pollitt, Michael G.; Ruster, Jeff; Brook Cowen, Penelope J.; Anderson, Robert E.; Djankov, Simeon; Pohl, Gerhard; Claessens, Stijn; Bond, James; Wellenius, Bjorn; Braga, Carlos A. Primo; Smith, Peter; Fink, Carsten Disclosed

A template for power reform (English)

The author argues that since competition is more effective than regulation in promoting efficiency, separating the potentially competitive parts of the industry from the natural monopoly parts that must remain regulated is good public policy. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16913 SEP 30, 1995

Newbery,David M. Disclosed

Public policy for the private sector (English)

Restructuring regulation of the railroad industry. A template for power reform. Lessons from power sector reform in England and Wales. Private power financing from project finance to corporate finance. ... See More +

Newsletter 47580 SEP 01, 1995

Kessides, Ioannis N. ; Willig, Robert D. ; Newbery, David ; Bacon, Robert ; Jechoutek, Karl G. ; Lamech, Ranjit ; Dnes, Antony W. ; Smith, Peter ; Guislain, Pie Disclosed

Alternative instruments for smoothing the consumption of primary commodity exporters (English)

Countries that depend on a single primary export for their foreign earnings are likely to experience sharp fluctuations in export earnings and their underlying wealth, because of the instability of all primary commodity markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS558 DEC 31, 1990

Kletzer, Kenneth M.; Newbery, David M.; Wright, Brian D.

Ghana's cocoa pricing policy (English)

Ghana's cocoa production has declined in the past 25 years from half the world market share to about one tenth of the market. This has been partly due to policies that overvalued the domestic currency and heavily taxed cocoa exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS429 JUN 30, 1990

Bateman, Merrill J.; Meeraus, Alexander; Newbery, David M.; Okyere, William Asenso; O'Mara, Gerald T.

The theory of taxation for developing countries (English)

Tax policy has far-reaching implications for economic development and public administration. This book, which presents a modern theory of public finance, brings together many of the most distinguished economists who have written on the subject. ... See More +

Publication 11614 JUL 31, 1988

Newbery, David; Stern, Nicholas [editors]

The World Bank research observer 3 (2) (English)

Charging for roads. The value-added tax and developing countries. Indexation and stabilization : theory and experience. Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in Africa. ... See More +

Publication 17500 JUL 31, 1988

Newbery, David M.; Shoup, Carl; McNelis, Paul D.; Elkan, Walter; Kannappan, Subbiah

Wage rigidity, implicit contracts, and economic efficiency : are market wages too flexible? (English)

The analysis of implicit contracts between risk-averse workers and risk-neutral firms must recognize that: (i) the contract is implicit, not explicit; (ii) it may only be conditioned on observable variables; and (iii) there are limits to contract complexity. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD53 JUN 16, 1983

Newbery, David M; Stiglitz, Joseph E. Disclosed

Commodity price stabilization in imperfect or cartelized markets (English)

Most studies of commodity price stabilization assume that all agents behave competitively. However, many commodities suitable for stockpiling are produced by countries with a significant share of the world market, and commodity agreements themselves often result in cartelization of the market. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD51 MAR 01, 1983

Newbery, David Disclosed

Pareto inferior trade and optimal trade policy (English)

One of the basic tenets of liberal economics is that everyone could be made better off by reducing restrictions on trade. Even though some groups in the population may be made initially worse off, those who gain as a result of trade liberalization can more than afford to compensate those who suffer. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD50 JAN 01, 1983

Newbery, David M.; Stiglitz , Joseph E. Disclosed

The manipulation of futures markets by a dominant producer (English)

This paper studies the impact of a futures market on a cash market in which there is a dominant producer and a competitive fringe of price-taking firms. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD39 SEP 01, 1982

Newbery, David M. Disclosed

Commodity price stabilization in imperfectly competitive markets (English)

The analysis of commodity price stabilization is extended to deal with imperfectly competitive commodity markets. The paper summarizes the analysis of the case for international price stabilization in distorted markets, citing that most distortions are probably not designed to exercise market power but clearly have an impact on the market. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD32 DEC 01, 1981

Newbery, David M. Disclosed

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Core indicators for determinants and performance of the electricity sector in developing countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2005 WPS3599 Policy Research Working Paper
Electricity sector reform in developing countries : a survey of empirical evidence on determinants and performance (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2005 WPS3549 Policy Research Working Paper
Hungary - a regulatory and structural review of selected infrastructure sectors (English)
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JUN 30, 2000 WTP474 Publication
The restructuring and privatization of the U.K. electricity supply - was it worth it? (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 17080 Viewpoint
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 18956 Newsletter
A template for power reform (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 16913 Viewpoint
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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SEP 01, 1995 47580 Newsletter
Alternative instruments for smoothing the consumption of primary commodity exporters (English)
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DEC 31, 1990 WPS558 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana's cocoa pricing policy (English)
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JUN 30, 1990 WPS429 Policy Research Working Paper
The theory of taxation for developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 1988 11614 Publication
The World Bank research observer 3 (2) (English)
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JUL 31, 1988 17500 Publication
Wage rigidity, implicit contracts, and economic efficiency : are market wages too flexible? (English)
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JUN 16, 1983 DRD53 Departmental Working Paper
Commodity price stabilization in imperfect or cartelized markets (English)
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MAR 01, 1983 DRD51 Departmental Working Paper
Pareto inferior trade and optimal trade policy (English)
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JAN 01, 1983 DRD50 Departmental Working Paper
The manipulation of futures markets by a dominant producer (English)
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SEP 01, 1982 DRD39 Departmental Working Paper
Commodity price stabilization in imperfectly competitive markets (English)
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DEC 01, 1981 DRD32 Departmental Working Paper