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Access to finance, product innovation, and middle-income growth traps (English)

After experiencing an initial period of rapid growth, many developing countries have fallen into the middle-income 'trap', stuck between low-wage, low-technology markets and high-income, innovation-based developed economies. ... See More +

Brief 86114 MAR 01, 2014

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano; Jelenic, Michael

Access to finance, product innovation and middle-income traps (English)

This paper studies interactions between access to finance, product innovation, and labor supply in a two-period overlapping generations model with an endogenous skill distribution and credit market frictions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6767 FEB 01, 2014

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

Social capital, product imitation and growth with learning externalities (English)

Links between social capital, human capital, and product imitation are studied in an overlapping generations model of endogenous growth where the key benefit of social capital is to promote imitation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6607 SEP 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Dinh, Hinh T.

Public policy and industrial transformation in the process of development (English)

This paper studies the role of public policy in promoting industrial transformation from an imitationbased, low-skill economy to an innovation-based, high-skill economy, where technological progress now occurs through the domestic invention of ideas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6405 APR 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Dinh, Hinh T.

From imitation to innovation : public policy for industrial transformation (English)

What role does public policy play in helping countries accelerate the industrialization process? This note aims to answer this question by applying a framework to analyze the process of transitioning from imitation to innovation. ... See More +

Brief 77214 APR 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Dinh, Hinh T

Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil (English)

This note studies the long-run impacts of policies aimed at fostering gender equality on economic growth in Brazil. After a brief review of gender issues in Brazil, this note describes a framework for quantifying the growth effects of gender-based policies in developing economies. ... See More +

Brief 75835 MAR 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)

This paper studies the long-run impact of policies aimed at fostering gender equality on economic growth in Brazil. The first part provides a brief review of gender issues in the country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6348 JAN 01, 2013

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

Avoiding middle-income growth traps (English)

Since the 1950s, rapid growth has allowed a significant number of countries to reach middle-income status; yet, very few have made the additional leap needed to become high-income economies. ... See More +

Brief 73792 NOV 01, 2012

Jelenic, Michael; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

Middle-income growth traps (English)

This paper studies the existence of middle-income growth traps in a two-period overlapping generations model of economic growth with two types of labor and endogenous occupational choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6210 SEP 01, 2012

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

Measuring the effect of gender-based policies on economic growth (English)

To this day, policy makers, policy advisers, and economists in development institutions do not have any practical tools to help them to assess the impacts of policies aimed at promoting gender equality and quantify the effect of these policies on growth. ... See More +

Brief 70630 JUN 01, 2012

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano

On gender and growth : the role of intergenerational health externalities and women's occupational constraints (English)

This paper studies the growth effects of externalities associated with intergenerational health transmission, health persistence, and women's occupational constraints-- with particular emphasis on the role of access to infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5492 DEC 01, 2010

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Canuto, Otaviano; da Silva, Luiz Pereira

Cyclical effects of bank capital requirements with imperfect credit markets (English)

This paper analyzes the cyclical effects of bank capital requirements in a simple model with credit market imperfections. Lending rates are set as a premium over the cost of borrowing from the central bank, with the premium itself depending on firms’ effective collateral. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5067 SEP 01, 2009

Pereira da Silva, Luiz A.; Agenor, Pierre-Richard

Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Contents of the report are as follows: Long-term economic development: challenges and prospects for the Arab countries by Mustapha K. Nabli. Reform complementarities and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa by Mustapha Kamel Nabli, and Marie-Ange Veganzones-Varoudakis. ... See More +

Publication 43969 JAN 01, 2007

Nabli, Mustapha K.; Veganzones-Varoudakis, Marie-Ange; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos; Keller, Jennifer; Nassif, Claudia; Silva-Jauregui, Carlos, Silva-Jauregui;; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Yousef, Tarik; Tarp Jensen, Henning; Diwan, Ishac; Coulibaly, Adama; de Silva, Sara Johansson; Iqbal, Farrukh; Dasgupta, Dipak;; Pissarides, Christopher; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Aysan, Ahmet Faruk;

Public infrastructure and growth : new channels and policy implications (English)

This paper provides an overview of the various channels through which public infrastructure may affect growth. In addition to the conventional productivity, complementarity, and crowding-out effects typically emphasized in the literature, the impact of infrastructure on investment adjustment costs, the durability of private capital, and the production of health and education services are also highlighted. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4064 NOV 01, 2006

Moreno-Dodson, Blanca; Agenor, Pierre-Richard

Linking public investment programs and SPAHD macro models : methodology and application to aid requirements (English)

The authors propose a "bottom up" approach to link public investment programs with a class of macro models recently developed to quantify Strategy Papers for Human Development (SPAHD) in low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3944 JUN 01, 2006

Pinto Moreira, Emmanuel; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Bayraktar, Nihal

Disinflation, fiscal sustainability, and labor market adjustment in Turkey (English)

This paper analyzes the effects of monetary policy and fiscal adjustment on output and unemployment in Turkey. The model on which the analysis is based accounts for rural-urban migration, a large urban informal sector, flexible exchange rates, a dollarized banking system, and interactions between default risk on government liabilities, credibility, and inflation expectations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3804 JAN 01, 2006

Verghis, Mathew; Yeldan, Erinc; Jensen, Henning Tarp; Agenor, Pierre-Richard

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa : a macroeconomic monitoring framework (English)

The authors present an integrated macroeconomic approach to monitoring progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3750 OCT 01, 2005

El Aynaoui, Karim; Pinto Moreira, Emmanuel; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Bayraktar, Nihal

Public infrastructure and private investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The authors examine the impact of public infrastructure on private capital formation in three countries of the Middle East and North Africa-Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3661 JUL 01, 2005

Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Yousef, Tarik M.; Nabli, Mustapha K.

Roads out of poverty? assessing the links between aid, public investment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)

The authors develop a macroeconomic framework that captures links between aid, public investment, growth, and poverty. Public investment is disaggregated into education, infrastructure, and health, and affects both aggregate supply and demand. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3490 JAN 01, 2005

El Aynaoui, Karim; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Bayraktar, Nihal

Linking representative household models with household surveys for poverty analysis : a comparison of alternative methodologies (English)

The authors compare three approaches to linking representative-household macro models with micro household income data in terms of their implications for measuring the poverty and distributional effects of policy shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3343 JUN 01, 2004

Chen, Derek H.C.; Agenor, Pierre-Richard; Grimm, Michael

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Access to finance, product innovation, and middle-income growth traps (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86114 Brief
Access to finance, product innovation and middle-income traps (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6767 Policy Research Working Paper
Social capital, product imitation and growth with learning externalities (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6607 Policy Research Working Paper
Public policy and industrial transformation in the process of development (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6405 Policy Research Working Paper
From imitation to innovation : public policy for industrial transformation (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77214 Brief
Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 75835 Brief
Gender equality and economic growth in Brazil : a long-run analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6348 Policy Research Working Paper
Avoiding middle-income growth traps (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73792 Brief
Middle-income growth traps (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6210 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the effect of gender-based policies on economic growth (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 70630 Brief
On gender and growth : the role of intergenerational health externalities and women's occupational constraints (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5492 Policy Research Working Paper
Cyclical effects of bank capital requirements with imperfect credit markets (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5067 Policy Research Working Paper
Breaking the barriers to higher economic growth : better governance and deeper reforms in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 43969 Publication
Public infrastructure and growth : new channels and policy implications (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4064 Policy Research Working Paper
Linking public investment programs and SPAHD macro models : methodology and application to aid requirements (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2006 WPS3944 Policy Research Working Paper
Disinflation, fiscal sustainability, and labor market adjustment in Turkey (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2006 WPS3804 Policy Research Working Paper
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa : a macroeconomic monitoring framework (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2005 WPS3750 Policy Research Working Paper
Public infrastructure and private investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 WPS3661 Policy Research Working Paper
Roads out of poverty? assessing the links between aid, public investment, growth, and poverty reduction (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2005 WPS3490 Policy Research Working Paper
Linking representative household models with household surveys for poverty analysis : a comparison of alternative methodologies (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2004 WPS3343 Policy Research Working Paper