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Industrialization and growth : a comparative study : 工业化和经济增长的比较研究 (Chinese)

The relation between industrialization and economic growth is a subject of continuing controversy. Historically, the rise in the share of manufacturing in output and employment as per capita income increases, and the corresponding decline of agriculture, are among the best documented generalizations about development. ... See More +

Publication 74247 JUL 29, 2015

Chenery,Hollis B.; Robinson,Sherman; Syrquin, Moshe Disclosed

Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)

This paper uses a three-step Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach in an environment of noisy and scarce data to estimate behavioral parameters for a computable general equilibrium model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7174 JAN 01, 2015

Go, Delfin S.; Lofgren,Hans; Mendez Ramos,Fabian; Robinson,Sherman Disclosed

Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6984 JUL 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Dissou, Yazid; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman 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

Indus basin of Pakistan : impacts of climate risks on water and agriculture (English)

This study, Indus basin of Pakistan: the impacts of climate risks on water and agriculture was undertaken at a pivotal time in the region. The weak summer monsoon in 2009 created drought conditions throughout the country. ... See More +

Publication 77022 JAN 01, 2013

Yu, Winston; Yang , Yi-Chen; , Savitsky, Andre; Alford , Donald; Brown , Casey; Wescoat , James; Debowicz , Dario; Robinson, Sherman 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

The social impact of a WTO agreement in Indonesia (English)

Indonesia experienced rapid growth and the expansion of the formal financial sector during the last quarter of the 20th century. Although this tendency was reversed by the shock of the financial crisis that spread throughout Asia in 1997 and 1998, macroeconomic stability has since then been restored, and poverty has been reduced to pre-crisis levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3747 OCT 01, 2005

Robilliard, Anne-Sophie; Robinson, Sherman 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

Beyond the Uruguay Round : the implications of an Asian free trade area (English)

The Pacific Rim members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group have different views about the role each should play in fostering further trade liberalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1467 JUN 30, 1995

Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Robinson, Sherman; Zhi Wang

Policy lessons from a simple open - economy model (English)

The authors show how two-sector models can be used to derive policy lessons about adjustment in developing economies. In the past two decades, changes in the external environment and in economic policies have been the key factors in the performance of developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1375 NOV 30, 1994

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Robinson, Sherman; Sinko, Pekka

External shocks, purchasing power parity, and the equilibrium real exchange rate (English)

Two approaches are commonly used to determine the equilibrium real exchange rate in a country after external shocks: purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations and the Salter-Swan, tradables-nontradables model. ... See More +

Journal Article 14289 JAN 31, 1993

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Robinson, Sherman

The World Bank economic review 7(1) (English)

Moderate inflation. External shocks, purchasing power parity, and the equilibrium real exchange rate. Estimating returns to scale with large, imperfect panels: an application to Chilean manufacturing industries. ... See More +

Publication 17645 JAN 31, 1993

Dornbusch, Rudiger; Fischer, Stanley; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Robinson, Sherman; Levy, Brian; Westbrook, M. Daniel; Tybout, James R.; Krishna, Kala Disclosed

Productivity and externalities : models of export led growth (English)

In developing countries, industrialization for successful export-led growth has been associated with rapid structural change and growth in productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS387 MAR 31, 1990

de Melo, Jaime; Robinson, Sherman

Product differentiation and foreign trade in CGE models of small economies (English)

In recent years, two classes of computable general equilibrium (CGE) trade models have been used to investigate external sector policies: single country and and multicountry trade models. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS144 FEB 28, 1989

de Melo, Jaime; Robinson, Sherman

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Industrialization and growth : a comparative study : 工业化和经济增长的比较研究 (Chinese)
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JUL 29, 2015 74247 Publication
Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7174 Policy Research Working Paper
Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6984 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
Indus basin of Pakistan : impacts of climate risks on water and agriculture (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 77022 Publication
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
The social impact of a WTO agreement in Indonesia (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 WPS3747 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)
Beyond the Uruguay Round : the implications of an Asian free trade area (English)
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JUN 30, 1995 WPS1467 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy lessons from a simple open - economy model (English)
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NOV 30, 1994 WPS1375 Policy Research Working Paper
External shocks, purchasing power parity, and the equilibrium real exchange rate (English)
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JAN 31, 1993 14289 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 7(1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1993 17645 Publication
Productivity and externalities : models of export led growth (English)
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MAR 31, 1990 WPS387 Policy Research Working Paper
Product differentiation and foreign trade in CGE models of small economies (English)
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FEB 28, 1989 WPS144 Policy Research Working Paper