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Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance (English)

This paper assesses the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance on global economic growth and poverty. The analysis uses a global computable general equilibrium model and a microsimulation framework that together capture impact channels related to health, mortality, labor productivity, health care financing, and production in the livestock and other sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8133 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed,Syud Amer; Baris,Enis; Go,Delfin Sia; Lofgren,Hans; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Thierfelder,Karen E. Disclosed

Dutch disease and spending strategies in a resource-rich low-income country - the case of Niger (English)

This paper examines spending plans suggested by the recent literature regarding Dutch disease and examines their implications to Niger relative to its expanding mineral sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6691 NOV 01, 2013

Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Utz, Robert Disclosed

Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa (English)

Noting that South Africa may be one of the few African countries that could contribute to mitigating climate change, the authors explore the impact of a carbon tax relative to alternative energy taxes on economic welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4933 MAY 01, 2009

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa (English)

In this paper, the authors use a highly disaggregate general equilibrium model to analyze the feasibility of a wage subsidy to unskilled workers in South Africa, isolating and estimating its potential employment effects and fiscal cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4871 MAR 01, 2009

Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Korman, Vijdan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen 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

Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics (English)

Devarajan, Go, Page, Robinson, and Thierfelder argued that if aid is about the future and recipients are able to plan consumption and investment decisions optimally over time, then the potential problem of an aid-induced appreciation of the real exchange rate (Dutch disease) does not occur. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4480 JAN 01, 2008

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy (English)

As crude oil prices reach new highs, there is renewed concern about how external shocks will affect growth and poverty in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4354 SEP 01, 2007

Essama-Nssah, B.; Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Korman, Vijdan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

An Analysis of South Africa's Value Added Tax (English)

In this paper, the authors describe South Africa's value added tax (VAT), showing that (1) the VAT is mildly regressive, and (2) it is an effective source of government revenue, compared with other tax instruments in South Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3671 AUG 01, 2005

Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Agriculture, trade, and the WTO - creating a trading environment for development (English)

Developing countries have an enormous stake in the new round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations, taking place now, and scheduled to be completed by January 1, 2005. ... See More +

Publication 25242 OCT 31, 2002

Ingco, Merlinda D. [editor]; Cleaver, Kevin; Johnson, Ian; Diakosavvas, Dimitirs; Tucker, Simon; Corbet, Hugh; VanGrasstek, Craig; Bernal,Richard L.; Jeetah, Usha; Piampongsant, Krisda; Burfisher, Mary E.; Gardner, Bruce L.; Horlick, Gary; Peterson, Jeffrey M.; Boisvert, Richard N.; de Gorter, Harry; Pohl Nielsen, Chantal; Thierfelder, Karen; Robinson, Sherman; Diaz-Bonilla, Eugenio; Thomas,Marcelle

Free trade agreements and the SADC economies (English)

Countries in Southern Africa have engaged in a variety of trade liberalization initiatives : South Africa and the European Union (EU) negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) in 1999; the EU unilaterally opened its markets to some of the countries in the region in 2001 under its "Everything But Arms" (EBA) initiative; and, members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) are pursuing a FTA. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 23657 FEB 28, 2002

Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen

The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)

How international exchange, technology, and institutions affect workers : an introduction; by Ishac Diwan, and Michael Walton. Learning by trading and the returns to human capital in developing countries; by Christopher A. ... See More +

Publication 26449 JAN 31, 1997

Syrquin, Moshe [editor]; Diwan, Ishac; Walton, Michael; Pissarides, Christopher A.; Wood, Adrian; Tan, Hong; Batra, Geeta; Assaad,Ragui; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Ghanem, Hafez; Thierfelder, Karen; Banerji, Arup

Economic reform and labor unions : a general equilibrium analysis applied to Bangladesh and Indonesia (English)

Noting the trend toward more independent trade unions in developing countries, this article examines whether the presence of unions strengthens or weakens the benefits to be gained from economic policy reform. ... See More +

Journal Article 77235 JAN 01, 1997

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Ghanem, Hafez; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

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Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8133 Policy Research Working Paper
Dutch disease and spending strategies in a resource-rich low-income country - the case of Niger (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6691 Policy Research Working Paper
Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4933 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4871 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)
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APR 14, 2008 43976 Publication
Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4480 Policy Research Working Paper
Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4354 Policy Research Working Paper
An Analysis of South Africa's Value Added Tax (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3671 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture, trade, and the WTO - creating a trading environment for development (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 25242 Publication
Free trade agreements and the SADC economies (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 23657 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1997 26449 Publication
Economic reform and labor unions : a general equilibrium analysis applied to Bangladesh and Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 1997 77235 Journal Article