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Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)

Household income surveys often fail to capture top incomes which leads to an underestimation of income inequality. A popular solution is to combine the household survey with data from income tax records, which has been found to result in significant upward corrections of inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7727 JUN 22, 2016

Van Der Weide,Roy; Lakner,Christoph; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys (English)

What are the common characteristics among radicalized individuals, willing to justify attacks targeting civilians? Drawing on information on attitudes toward extreme violence and other characteristics of 30,787 individuals from 27 developing countries around the world, and employing a variety of econometric techniques, this paper identifies the partial correlates of extremism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7691 JUN 01, 2016

Kiendrebeogo,Youssouf; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)

This paper studies welfare dynamics, especially changes associated with middle-class status in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, before and after the Arab Spring transitions, using objective and subjective welfare measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7595 MAR 10, 2016

Dang,Hai-Anh H.; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)

This paper uses a global general equilibrium simulation model to quantify the effects of lifting economic sanctions on Iran with and without strategic responses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7549 FEB 01, 2016

Ianchovichina,Elena; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Lakatos,Csilla Disclosed

Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)

Despite progress in economic and social development in the 2000s, there was an increasing dissatisfaction with life among the population of many developing Arab countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7488 NOV 12, 2015

Arampatzi,Efstratia; Burger,Martijn; Ianchovichina,Elena; Röhricht,Tina; Veenhoven,Ruut Disclosed

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (Arabic)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan French, English Disclosed

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World : Inégalités, soulèvements et conflits dans le monde arabe (French)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan Arabic, English Disclosed

Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (English)

Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim. ... See More +

Publication 99989 OCT 01, 2015

Ianchovichina,Elena; Mottaghi,Lili; Devarajan,Shantayanan Arabic, French Disclosed

The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)

The Syrian war and the subsequent emergence and spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) have transformed the Levant in ways one could not have imagined prior to 2011. ... See More +

Brief 93881 JAN 01, 2015

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros Disclosed

Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)

This paper uses a global computable general-equilibrium framework with new detail on six Levant countries -- the Arab Republic of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey -- to quantify the direct and indirect economic effects of the Syrian war and the advance of the Islamic State on the Levant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7135 DEC 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena; Ivanic, Maros Disclosed

On shared prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has made steady progress in terms of the World Bank's twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Brief 90152 MAY 01, 2014

Ianchovichina, Elena Disclosed

Surges and stops in FDI flows to developing countries : does the mode of entry make a difference ? (English)

This paper investigates the factors associated with foreign direct investment "surges" and "stops," defined as sharp increases and decreases, respectively, of gross foreign direct investment inflows to the developing world and differentiated based on whether these events are led by waves in greenfield investments or mergers and acquisitions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6771 FEB 01, 2014

Burger, Martijn J.; Ianchovichina, Elena I. Disclosed

Risky business : political instability and greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)

Which foreign direct investments are most affected by political instability? Analysis of quarterly greenfield investment flows into countries in the Middle East and North Africa from 2003 to 2012 shows that adverse political shocks are associated with significantly reduced investment inflows in the non-resource tradable sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6716 DEC 01, 2013

Burger, Martijn; Ianchovichina, Elena; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

MENA economic and development prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Brief 83725 NOV 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn Disclosed

Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)

The political and social upheavals that followed the Arab Spring of 2011 continue to dominate economic activity and near term prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). ... See More +

Other Financial Sector Study 81757 OCT 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Burger, Martijn; Cosic, Damir; Rouis, Mustapha Disclosed

MENA monitor : economic pressures mount (English)

In 2013, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional growth is expected to slow to 3.8 percent from 6.1 percent in 2012. Growth deceleration into 2013 reflects a return to more sustainable growth in oil exporting countries, which reached 7.4 percent in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 78074 MAY 01, 2013

Ianchovichina, Elena Disclosed

Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)

The state of national labor markets has always been a concern for governments and development agencies such as the World Bank. Key labor market indicators, such as the rate of unemployment, send signals about the health of an economy and mirror citizens' attitudes. ... See More +

Publication 74918 JAN 17, 2013

Estache, Antonio; Ianchovichina, Elena; Bacon, Robert; Salamon, Ilhem Disclosed

The Middle East and North Africa : a year in transition (English)

This note is based on report entitled Looking Ahead after a Year in Transition that was issued by the Chief Economist’s office of the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank. ... See More +

Brief 75214 DEC 01, 2012

Freund, Caroline; Ianchovichina, Elena; Wood, Christina; Mottaghi, Lili Disclosed

Looking ahead after a year in transition (English)

This edtion of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic developments and prospects reports focuses on the economic developments and short-term outlook for four economies, Tunisia, Egypt, the Republic of Yemen and Libya. ... See More +

Publication 74376 OCT 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Freund, Caroline Disclosed

Job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

In the next 10 years or so, the infrastructure sector has the potential to generate significant employment. This paper estimates annual job creation of about 2.0 million in direct jobs and 2.5 million in direct, indirect and induced infrastructure-related jobs just by meeting the infrastructure investment needs of about 6.9 percent of gross domestic product (about US$106 billion) for the Middle East and North Africa region on average. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6164 AUG 01, 2012

Ianchovichina, Elena; Estache, Antonio; Foucart, Renaud; Garsous, Gregoire; Yepes, Tito Disclosed

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Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices (English)
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JUN 22, 2016 WPS7727 Policy Research Working Paper
Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 WPS7691 Policy Research Working Paper
Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels : the case of the Arab world in transition (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7595 Policy Research Working Paper
Lifting economic sanctions on Iran : global effects and strategic responses (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 WPS7549 Policy Research Working Paper
Unhappy development : dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring (English)
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NOV 12, 2015 WPS7488 Policy Research Working Paper
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication French, English
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World : Inégalités, soulèvements et conflits dans le monde arabe (French)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication Arabic, English
Inequality, uprisings, and conflict in the Arab World (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 99989 Publication Arabic, French
The economic impact of the Syrian war and the spread of ISIS (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93881 Brief
Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7135 Policy Research Working Paper
On shared prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90152 Brief
Surges and stops in FDI flows to developing countries : does the mode of entry make a difference ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6771 Policy Research Working Paper
Risky business : political instability and greenfield foreign direct investment in the Arab world (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 WPS6716 Policy Research Working Paper
MENA economic and development prospects 2013 : investing in turbulent times (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 83725 Brief
Middle East and North Africa - economic developments and prospects : investing in turbulent times (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81757 Other Financial Sector Study
MENA monitor : economic pressures mount (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 78074 Brief
Infrastructure and employment creation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (English)
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JAN 17, 2013 74918 Publication
The Middle East and North Africa : a year in transition (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 75214 Brief
Looking ahead after a year in transition (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74376 Publication
Job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6164 Policy Research Working Paper