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Economic development and Islamic finance (English)

Islamic finance has been practiced in some form since the inception of Islam, its practice in modern financial markets became recognized only in the 1980s, and began to represent a meaningful share of global financial activity only around the beginning of this century. ... See More +

Publication 79891 JAN 01, 2013

Iqbal, Zamir; Mirakhor, Abbas; Bao, Wang Yong; Sheng, Andrew; Singh, Ajit; Erbas, S. Nuri; Cizakca, Murat; Iqbal, Zamir; Ahmed, Habib; Sharif, Kamaruddin; Bacha, Obiyathulla Ismath; Askari, Hossein; Rehman, Scheherazade; Othman, Azura Disclosed

Financial crisis and global governance : a network analysis (English)

This paper attempts to use network theory, drawn from recent work in sociology, engineering, and biological systems, to suggest that the current crisis should be viewed as a network crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57766 JAN 01, 2010

Sheng, Andrew Disclosed

East Asian visions: perspectives on economic development (English)

East Asian Visions: Perspectives on Economic Development is a collection of essays by 17 eminent East Asians who represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. ... See More +

Publication 38538 JAN 01, 2007

Moniroth, Aun Porn; de Ocampo, Roberto F.; Gyohten, Toyoo; Hayami, Yujiro; Sundaram, Jomo Kwame; Kiem, Cao Sy; Koh, Tommy; Kuroda, Haruhiko; Yongtu, Long; Mahbubani, Kishore; Medalla, Felipe; Pangestu, Mari; Pei, Minxin; Sheng, Andrew; Jinglian, Wu; Yam, Joseph; Zheng, Bijian Disclosed

Transition 8 (2) (Russian)

This transition newsletter includes some of the following headings: why is Ukraine's economy, and Russia's not growing?; The Bank should prioritize recovery; retraining economics lecturers in Russia; North Korea's economy under multiple severe stresses; Russia's new dream team confronts nightmares; Russia's new robber barons act up; the World Bank should facilitate, not provide; North Korea is starving for reform; milestones of transition; World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF); conference diary; new books and working papers; bibliography of selected articles; and subscription form. ... See More +

Newsletter 16718 APR 01, 1997

Sheng, Andrew; Kaufmann, Daniel; Menshikov, Stanislav; Gisselquist, David; Lan Wu; Eberstadt, Nicholas English Disclosed

Bank restructuring : lessons from the 1980s (English)

The decade of the 1980s saw major stresses and strains in the developing world. Fiscal adjustment, trade liberalization, financial deregulation, and privatization were major policy reforms that sought to deal with the problems of high debt overhang, balance of payments problems, and slow growth in many developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 15384 JAN 31, 1996

Sheng, Andrew [editor] Chinese

Bank restructuring : lessons from the 1980s (Chinese)

The decade of the 1980s saw major stresses and strains in the developing world. Fiscal adjustment, trade liberalization, financial deregulation, and privatization were major policy reforms that sought to deal with the problems of high debt overhang, balance of payments problems, and slow growth in many developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 15384 JAN 31, 1996

Sheng, Andrew [editor] English Disclosed

Risk management and stable financial structures (English)

Conventional development economics has focused mainly on generating economic growth by mobilizing savings and allocating them wisely among investment opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1109 MAR 31, 1993

Sheng, Andrew; Yoon Je Cho

Financial systems and development in Africa (English)

The focus of this program is on the improvement of decision-making in seven important areas dealing with the structure, reform, and development of financial systems in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 9773 MAY 31, 1991

Callier, Philippe [editor]; Roe, Alan; Adams, Dale W; de Juan, Aristobulo; Hamad El-Nil, Yasin S.; Hinds, Manuel; Johnston, R. Barry; Brekk, Odd Per; Pereira Leite, Sergio; Sundararajan, V.; Long, Millard; Polizatto, Vincent; Popiel, Paul A.; Sheng, Andrew

Bank supervision - principles and practice (English)

As the title suggests, the paper reviews the principles, and practice of bank supervision, with a focus on the World Bank Institute's (WBI) program on the financial sector, to improve decision-making, with particular interest, on those areas covering structural financial systems reforms, together with the policies and regulations that deal with insolvency of financial intermediaries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 19698 JAN 01, 1990

Sheng,Len Tao Disclosed

Bank restructuring in Malaysia : 1985-88 (English)

Between 1983 and 1986, Malaysia embarked on a structural adjustment program to control its fiscal and balance of payments deficits. In reaction to the shock of sharply declining commodity prices, the Malaysian government drastically cut back on public spending and allowed the exchange rate to depreciate freely. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS54 SEP 30, 1989

Sheng, Andrew