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A vision for development : dialogues on the work of Vinod Thomas (English)

This book examines the 35-year career of Vinod Thomas. He spent those 35 years within the World Bank Group in different positions and in different regions. ... See More +

Publication 73355 JAN 01, 2011

Rist, Ray C. [editor]; Wolfensohn, James D.; Thomas, Vinod; Summers, Lawrence H.l; Fischer, Stanley; Leipziger, Danny M.; Nash, John; Edwards, Sebastian; Hutcheson, Thomas; Keesing, Donald; Matin, Kazi; Pursell, Garry; Yeats, Alexander J.; Dailami, Mansoor; Dhareshwar, Ashok; Kaufmann, Daniel; Kishor, Nalin; Lopez, Ramon; Wang, Yan; Stiglitz, Joseph; dos Reis Velloso, Joao Paulo; Junguito, Roberto; Mohan, Rakesh; Tolley, George S.; Georgieva, Kristalina; Gressani, Daniela; Grasso, Patrick; Boehmer, Hans-Martin; Tominaga, Jiro Disclosed

Annual World Bank conference on development in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1995 : the challenges of reform - proceedings of a conference held in Rio de Janeiro (English)

This first Annual Bank Conference on Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) took stock of the immediate challenges created by the peso crisis and its aftermath and of the longer-term evidence that the region's record in addressing poverty and inequity necessitated a renewed commitment to deepen and extend reform. ... See More +

Publication 16498 APR 30, 1997

Burki, Shahid Javed; Edwards, Sebastian; Aiyer,Sri-Ram

Latin America after Mexico : quickening the pace (English)

This report introduces a new World Bank publication which will review and analyze on a yearly basis the most important developments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) during the preceding 12 months. ... See More +

Publication 15795 JUN 30, 1996

Burki, Shahid Javed; Edwards, Sebastian

Dismantling the populist state : the unfinished revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

This paper is the second annual report by the Office of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Vice President of the World Bank on the state of the region's economics. ... See More +

Publication 15797 JUN 30, 1996

Burki, Shahid Javed; Edwards, Sebastian

Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope (English)

During the past few years, the Latin American countries have gone through major economic reforms that have greatly changed the region's economic landscape. ... See More +

Publication 14993 AUG 31, 1995

Edwards, Sebastian

The evolving role of the World Bank : the Latin American debt crisis (English)

This is just one in a series of essays published in conjunction with the Bank's Fiftieth Anniversary. This series of essays is devoted to improving the understanding of the evolving role of the World Bank. ... See More +

Publication 13530 JAN 01, 1994

Edwards, Sebastian

Best practices in trade policy reform (English)

It was recognized by many developing countries in the 1980s that integration with the global economy is necessary for economic development and technological progress. ... See More +

Publication 10030 SEP 30, 1991

Thomas, Vinod; Edwards, Sebastian; Hutcheson, Thomas; Keesing, Donald; Matin, Kazi; Pursell, Garry; Yeats, Alexander; Nash, John

The political economy of fiscal policy and inflation in developing countries : an empirical analysis (English)

Most economists treat fiscal policy as exogenous and consider policymakers as machines to be programmed. Rarely do they seek to determine why, for instance, some countries rely on the inflation tax while others use direct taxation, let alone what political factors affect such decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS703 JUN 30, 1991

Edwards, Sebastian; Tabellini, Guido

The macroeconomics of populism in Latin America (English)

By populism, this paper refers to an economic approach that emphasizes growth and income redistribution and deemphasizes the risks of inflation and deficit finance, external constraints and the reaction of economic agents to aggressive nonmarket policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS316 DEC 31, 1989

Dornbusch, Rudiger; Edwards, Sebastian

Openness, outward orientation, trade liberalization, and economic performance in developing countries (English)

This paper provides a critical review of the existing empirical literature that deals with the relationship between trade orientation and economic performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS191 JUN 30, 1989

Edwards, Sebastian

Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries (English)

This article analyzes the theory of equilibrium real exchange rates and defines misalignment as a deviation of the real exchange rate (RER) from its equilibrium level. ... See More +

Journal Article 8735 JAN 31, 1989

Edwards, Sebastian

The World Bank research observer 4 (1) (English)

Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries. Economic analyses of rapid population growth. Macroeconomic adjustment in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 17501 JAN 31, 1989

Edwards, Sebastian; Birdsall, Nancy; Corden, W. Max; Warr, Peter G.; Fitzgerald, Bruce; Monson, Terry

Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries (English)

This article analyzes the theory of equilibrium real exchange rates and defines misalignment as a deviation of the real exchange rate (RER) from its equilibrium level. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 13362 OCT 31, 1988

Edwards, Sebastian

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

The relative efficiency of private and public schools: the case of Thailand. Terms of trade, tariffs, and labor market adjustment in developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 17561 MAY 31, 1988

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Lockheed, Marlaine; Wattanawaha, Nongnuch; Edwards, Sebastian; Chalamwong, Yongyuth; Feder, Gershon; Hindley, Brian; Sooyong Kim; Yoon Je Cho

Terms of trade, tariffs, and labor market adjustment in developing countries (English)

A three-goods model (importables, exportables, and nontradables) is used to analyze labor market adjustment to changes in the terms of trade and import tariffs for a small, open economy. ... See More +

Journal Article 14176 MAY 31, 1988

Edwards, Sebastian

Terms of trade, exchange rates and labor markets adjustment in developing countries (English)

This paper uses three models of a small open economy to analyze the effects of terms of trade and exchange rate changes (i.e. devaluations) on labor market adjustment. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD334 NOV 30, 1986

Edwards, Sebastian; National Bureau of Economic Research; University of California

Terms of trade, exchange rates and labor markets adjustment in developing countries (English)

The purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of the interaction between terms of trade changes, exchange rates (broadly defined) and labor markets in developing countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD234 NOV 01, 1986

Edwards, Sebastian Disclosed

The sequencing of economic liberalization in developing countries (English)

In attempting to liberalize and open their economy to the rest of the world, countries often encounter problems in implementing a specific sequence for their economic strategies. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper CPD1 NOV 30, 1985

Edwards,Sebastian Disclosed

Real exchange rate variability in developing countries : an empirical analysis of the role of real and monetary factors (English)

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential role of monetary and real factors in explaining real exchange rate variability in developing countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper CPD8545 JUL 31, 1985

Edwards,Sebastian Disclosed

Real exchange rate misalignment in developing countries : analytical issues and empirical evidence (English)

This paper analyzes some of the more important aspects of real exchange rate misalignment in developing countries. A number of examples and real world situations are used to illustrate different points. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper CPD8543 JUL 31, 1985

Edwards,Sebastian Disclosed

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A vision for development : dialogues on the work of Vinod Thomas (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 73355 Publication
Annual World Bank conference on development in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1995 : the challenges of reform - proceedings of a conference held in Rio de Janeiro (English)
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APR 30, 1997 16498 Publication
Latin America after Mexico : quickening the pace (English)
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JUN 30, 1996 15795 Publication
Dismantling the populist state : the unfinished revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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JUN 30, 1996 15797 Publication
Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 14993 Publication
The evolving role of the World Bank : the Latin American debt crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 1994 13530 Publication
Best practices in trade policy reform (English)
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SEP 30, 1991 10030 Publication
The political economy of fiscal policy and inflation in developing countries : an empirical analysis (English)
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JUN 30, 1991 WPS703 Policy Research Working Paper
The macroeconomics of populism in Latin America (English)
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DEC 31, 1989 WPS316 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness, outward orientation, trade liberalization, and economic performance in developing countries (English)
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JUN 30, 1989 WPS191 Policy Research Working Paper
Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries (English)
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JAN 31, 1989 8735 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 4 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1989 17501 Publication
Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries (English)
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OCT 31, 1988 13362 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank economic review 2(2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1988 17561 Publication
Terms of trade, tariffs, and labor market adjustment in developing countries (English)
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MAY 31, 1988 14176 Journal Article
Terms of trade, exchange rates and labor markets adjustment in developing countries (English)
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NOV 30, 1986 DRD334 Departmental Working Paper
Terms of trade, exchange rates and labor markets adjustment in developing countries (English)
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NOV 01, 1986 DRD234 Departmental Working Paper
The sequencing of economic liberalization in developing countries (English)
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NOV 30, 1985 CPD1 Departmental Working Paper
Real exchange rate variability in developing countries : an empirical analysis of the role of real and monetary factors (English)
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JUL 31, 1985 CPD8545 Departmental Working Paper
Real exchange rate misalignment in developing countries : analytical issues and empirical evidence (English)
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JUL 31, 1985 CPD8543 Departmental Working Paper