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Long-term fiscal risks and sustainability in an oil-rich country : the case of Russia (English)

Russia entered the global crisis with strong fiscal position, low public debt, and large fiscal and monetary reserves, which helped it cushion the crisis shocks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5240 MAR 01, 2010

Bogetic, Zeljko; Smits, Karlis; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder Disclosed

Quantitative approaches to fiscal sustainability analysis : a case study of Turkey since the crisis of 2001 (English)

This case study of fiscal sustainability in Turkey after the crisis in 2001 reviews and extends quantitative approaches to fiscal sustainability analysis and brings them together in a user-friendly tool applicable in a data-sparse environment. ... See More +

Journal Article 77613 FEB 01, 2009

Budina, Nina; Wijnbergen, Sweder van Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 23 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: Decentralizing Eligibility for a Federal Antipoverty Program: a case study for China, by Martin Ravallion; mental health pattern and consequences: results from survey data in five developing countries, by Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie; psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis: results from Indonesia, 1993-2000, by Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas; infrastructure and public utilities privatization in developing countries, by Emnanuelle Auriol and Pierre M. ... See More +

Publication 64745 JAN 01, 2009

Ravallion, Martin; Das, Jishnu; Do, Quy-Toan; Friedman, Jed; McKenzie, David; Thomas, Duncan; Auriol, Emmanuelle; Picard, Pierre M.; Bacha, Edmar L.; Holland, Márcio; Gonçalves, Fernando M.; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Oostendorp, Remco H. Disclosed

Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)

This book is a collection of essays that seeks to answer three interrelated sets of questions about Africa's recent growth recovery. The first set of essays addresses questions about the drivers and durability of Africa's growth. ... See More +

Publication 43976 APR 14, 2008

Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Arbache, Jorge; Korman, Vijdan; Ye, Xiao; Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Fitzpatrick, Brendan; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Lofgren, Hans; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Plaza, Sonia; Raddatz, Claudio; Devlin, Julia; Lewin, Michael; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Andriamihaja, Noro; Vecchi, Giovanni; Essama-Nssah, B.; Kearney, Marna Disclosed

Public-private partnerships in the new EU member states (English)

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) operate at the boundary of the public and private sectors, being neither fully public nor fully private. PPPs are defined in this paper as privately financed infrastructure projects in which a private firm either: (i) sells its services to the government; or (ii) sells its services to third parties with significant fiscal support in the form of guarantees. ... See More +

Publication 40558 JUN 01, 2007

Brixi,Hana; Budina,Nina Todorova; Irwin, Tomothy Disclosed

Nigeria's growth record : Dutch disease or debt overhang ? (English)

Nigeria's oil boom has not brought an end to perennial stagnation in the non-oil economy. Is this the unavoidable consequence of the resource boom or have misguided policies contributed? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4256 JUN 01, 2007

Budina, Nina; Pang, Gaobo; van Wijnbergen, Sweder Disclosed

The "how to" of fiscal sustainability : a technical manual for using the fiscal sustainability tool (English)

Fiscal sustainability analysis (FSA) is an important component of macroeconomic analysis for many developing countries. To further enhance understanding of fiscal policy and the constraints faced by policymakers, the authors develop a toolkit for FSA in middle-income countries which builds on previous work in this area and on new developments in dealing with uncertainty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4170 MAR 01, 2007

Bandiera, Luca; Budina, Nina; Klijn, Michel; van Wijnbergen, Sweder Disclosed

Quantitative approaches to fiscal sustainability analysis : a new World Bank tool applied to Turkey (English)

Fiscal sustainability analysis (FSA) is an important component of macroeconomic analysis. The authors review various quantitative approaches to FSA with a major objective to bring these approaches together and to present a user-friendly tool for FSA that reflects modern developments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4169 MAR 01, 2007

Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder Disclosed

Liquidity constraints and investment in transition economies - the case of Bulgaria (English)

The authors use firm level data on Bulgaria to investigate the impact of liquidity constraints on firms' investment performance. Internal funds are a important determinant of investment in most industrial economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2278 JAN 31, 2000

Budina, Nina; Garretsen, Harry; de Jong, Elke

Determinants of Bulgarian Brady bond prices - an empirical assessment (English)

To analyze the main determinants of secondary market prices of Bulgarian Brady Bonds, the authors investigate to what extent fluctuations in domestic fundamentals affect the bonds' secondary market price. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2277 JAN 31, 2000

Budina, Nina; Mantchev, Tzvetan