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Openness in trade and investment : putting the debate in Indonesia’s development context - executive summary for policy note on openness, growth, and productivity (English)

This is the executive summary for the policy note on Trade integration, FDI and Productivity, which presents evidences from recent policy researches that arguing that engaging in an open trade and investment regime have brought productivity gains that are a key factor in sustaining increases in income per-capita. ... See More +

Working Paper 101699 APR 01, 2015

Rahardja,Sjamsu; Varela,Gonzalo J.; Fitrani,Fitria; Lacovone, Leonardo; Javorcik,Beata; Soejachmoen,Moekti Prasetiani; Duggan,Victor Fitzpatrick Disclosed

Does FDI bring good jobs to host countries? (English)

Are jobs created by foreign investors good jobs? The evidence reviewed in this article is consistent with the view that jobs created by foreign direct investment (FDI) are good jobs, both from the worker’s and the country’s perspective. ... See More +

Journal Article 112520 FEB 01, 2015

Javorcik,Beata Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 30 (1) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113058 FEB 01, 2015

Jimenez,Emmanuel Y.; Li,Yue; Rama,Martin G.; Duranton,Gilles; Javorcik,Beata; Wietzke,Frank-Borge; Betcherman,Gordon Disclosed

Does FDI bring good jobs to host countries ? (English)

Are jobs created by foreign investors good jobs? The evidence reviewed in this article is consistent with the view that jobs created by FDI are good jobs, both from the worker's and the country's perspective. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6936 JUN 01, 2014

Javorcik, Beata S. Disclosed

Trade integration, FDI, and productivity (policy note 2) (English)

Policy attitude towards trade integration and foreign direct investment (FDI) is often a controversial yet popular subject. This note presents evidences from recent policy researches that arguing that engaging in an open trade and investment regime have brought productivity gains which is key factor for sustaining increase in income per-capita. ... See More +

Policy Note 89284 JAN 01, 2014

Javorcik,Beata; Iacovone,Leonardo; Fitrani,Fitria Disclosed

Productivity performance in Indonesia's manufacturing sector (English)

Relying on firm-level data from Statistik Industri this note analyzes the evolution of productivity dynamics of Indonesian firms over the past 20 years (1990-2009). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73126 SEP 01, 2012

Javorcik, Beata; Fitriani, Fitria; Iacovone, Leonardo Disclosed

Services reform and manufacturing performance : evidence from India (English)

The growth of India's manufacturing sector since 1991 has been attributed mostly to trade liberalization and more permissive industrial licensing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5948 JAN 01, 2012

Arnold, Jens Matthias; Javorcik, Beata; Lipscomb, Molly; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Liquidity constraints and firms linkages with multinationals (English)

Using a unique data set on the Czech Republic for 1994-2003, this article examines the relationship between a firm's liquidity constraints and its supply linkages with multinational corporations (MNCs). ... See More +

Journal Article 77621 JUN 01, 2009

Javorcik, Beata S.; Mariana, Spatareanu Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: dollar a day revisited, by Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen, and Prem Sangraula; evidence on changes in aid allocation criteria, by Stijn Claessens, Danny Cassimon, and Bjorn Van Campenhout; does education affect HIV status? ... See More +

Publication 62985 JAN 01, 2009

Melo, Jaime de; Ravallion, Martin; Chen, Shaohua; Sangraula, Prem; Claessens, Stijn; Cassimon, Danny; Van Campenhout, Bjorn; de Walque, Damien; Jeuland, Marc; Lucas, Marcelino; Clemens, John; Whittington, Dale; Kandilov, Ivan T.; Fafchamps, Marcel; Owens, Trudy; Javorcik, Beata S.; Spatareanu, Mariana Disclosed

Multi-product exporters : diversification and micro-level dynamics (English)

Recent developments in trade theory, especially research on multi-product firms, have not been matched by similar progress on the empirical front. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4723 SEP 01, 2008

Iacovone, Leonardo; Javorcik, Beata S. Disclosed

Do the biggest aisles serve a brighter future ? global retail chains and their implications for Romania (English)

During the past two decades many economies have opened their retail sector to foreign direct investment, yet little is known about possible implications of such liberalization on the economies of developing host countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4650 JUN 08, 2008

Javorcik, Beata S.; Li, Yue Disclosed

Can survey evidence shed light on spillovers from foreign direct investment? (English)

Although some economists remain skeptical of the existence of positive externalities associated with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), many countries spend large sums attracting foreign investors in the hope of benefiting from knowledge spillovers. ... See More +

Journal Article 76782 JUN 04, 2008

Javorcik, Beata S. Disclosed

Differentiated products and evasion of import tariffs (English)

Emerging literature has demonstrated some unique characteristics of trade in differentiated products. This paper contributes to the literature by postulating that differentiated products may be subject to greater tariff evasion due to the difficulties associated with assessing their quality and price. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4123 FEB 01, 2007

Javorcik, Beata S.; Narciso, Gaia Disclosed

Does services liberalization benefit manufacturing firms ? Evidence from the Czech Republic (English)

While there is considerable empirical evidence on the impact of liberalizing trade in goods, the effects of services liberalization have not been empirically established. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4109 JAN 01, 2007

Arnold, Jens; Javorcik, Beata S.; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

Migrant networks and foreign direct investment (English)

While there exists sizeable literature documenting the importance of ethnic networks for international trade, little attention has been devoted to studying the effects of networks on foreign direct investment (FDI). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4046 NOV 01, 2006

Javorcik, Beata S.; Ozden, Caglar; Spatareanu, Mariana; Neagu, Cristina Disclosed

Openness and industrial response in a Wal-Mart world : a case study of Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactant producers (English)

This paper uses a case study approach to explore the effects of NAFTA and GATT membership on innovation and trade in the Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactants (SDS) industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3999 AUG 01, 2006

Javorcik, Beata; Keller, Wolfgang; Tybout, James Disclosed

Trade protection and industry wage structure in Poland (English)

The authors examine the impact of Poland's trade liberalization in 1994-2001 on the industry wage structure. The liberalization was undertaken in preparation for Poland's accession to the European Union and was more pronounced in industries with larger shares of unskilled labor. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3552 MAR 01, 2005

Chor-ching Goh; Javorcik, Beata S.

Does it matter where you come from? vertical spillovers from foreign direct investment and the nationality of investors (English)

The authors use a firm-level panel data set from Romania to examine whether the nationality of foreign investors affects the degree of vertical spillovers from foreign direct investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3449 NOV 01, 2004

Javorcik, Beata S.; Saggi, Kamal; Spatareanu, Mariana

Do foreign investors care about labor market regulations? (English)

The authors take a new look at the regulatory determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) by asking whether labor market flexibility affects FDI flows across 25 Western and Eastern European countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3275 APR 01, 2004

Javorcik,Beata; Spartareanu, Mariana

The global distribution of trademarks - some stylized facts (English)

Trademarks are words, signs, symbols, or combinations thereof that identify goods as manufactured by a particular person or a company, therefore allowing consumers to distinguish between goods originating in different sources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3270 APR 01, 2004

Baroncelli, Eugenia; Kink, Carsten;Javorcik,Beata;

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Openness in trade and investment : putting the debate in Indonesia’s development context - executive summary for policy note on openness, growth, and productivity (English)
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APR 01, 2015 101699 Working Paper
Does FDI bring good jobs to host countries? (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 112520 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 30 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 113058 Publication
Does FDI bring good jobs to host countries ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6936 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade integration, FDI, and productivity (policy note 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 89284 Policy Note
Productivity performance in Indonesia's manufacturing sector (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73126 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Services reform and manufacturing performance : evidence from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5948 Policy Research Working Paper
Liquidity constraints and firms linkages with multinationals (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 77621 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 23 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 62985 Publication
Multi-product exporters : diversification and micro-level dynamics (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4723 Policy Research Working Paper
Do the biggest aisles serve a brighter future ? global retail chains and their implications for Romania (English)
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JUN 08, 2008 WPS4650 Policy Research Working Paper
Can survey evidence shed light on spillovers from foreign direct investment? (English)
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JUN 04, 2008 76782 Journal Article
Differentiated products and evasion of import tariffs (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 WPS4123 Policy Research Working Paper
Does services liberalization benefit manufacturing firms ? Evidence from the Czech Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 WPS4109 Policy Research Working Paper
Migrant networks and foreign direct investment (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4046 Policy Research Working Paper
Openness and industrial response in a Wal-Mart world : a case study of Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactant producers (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3999 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade protection and industry wage structure in Poland (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3552 Policy Research Working Paper
Does it matter where you come from? vertical spillovers from foreign direct investment and the nationality of investors (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 WPS3449 Policy Research Working Paper
Do foreign investors care about labor market regulations? (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3275 Policy Research Working Paper
The global distribution of trademarks - some stylized facts (English)
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APR 01, 2004 WPS3270 Policy Research Working Paper