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Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ? : a novel monitoring framework (English)

This paper introduces a novel corporate financial vulnerability index that tracks financial conditions of the non-financial corporate sector. Using the balance sheet information of 14,207 listed non-financial firms in 69 emerging markets and developing economies, the index shows that, at the global level, corporate vulnerability sharply increased since 2013 and stabilized in 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8198 SEP 19, 2017

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Fiess,Norbert Matthias; Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban; Lambert,Lara Alice Victoria Disclosed

Argentina - AR San Juan SWAP : P113896 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR7380 JUL 02, 2012

Fiess,Norbert Matthias Disclosed

Uruguay - 2nd. Programmatic Public Sector, Competitiveness and Social Inclusion Development Policy Loan with Drawdown Option : P123242 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR5878 FEB 25, 2012

Fiess,Norbert Matthias Disclosed

Argentina - AR San Juan SWAP : P113896 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR5263 DEC 19, 2011

Fiess,Norbert Matthias Disclosed

Primary commodity prices : co-movements, common factors and fundamentals (English)

The behavior of commodities is critical for developing and developed countries alike. This paper contributes to the empirical evidence on the co-movement and determinants of commodity prices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5578 FEB 01, 2011

Byrne, Joseph P.; Fazio, Giorgio; Fiess, Norbert Disclosed

Economics of 'policy-induced' fragmentation : the costs of closures regime to West Bank and Gaza (English)

Israeli security measures, which were increased in response to the Intifada in 2000, have imposed a major cost on the economy of the West Bank and Gaza, and are heavily undercutting its current and future developmental capacity. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 43821 JAN 01, 2008

Akkaya, Sebnem; Fiess, Norbert; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Raballand, Gael Disclosed

Business cycle synchronization and regional integration : a case study for Central America (English)

Deeper trade integration between Central America and the United States, as envisaged under the Central American free trade agreement, is likely to lead to closer links between Central American and U.S. business cycles. ... See More +

Journal Article 77530 JAN 01, 2007

Fiess, Norbert Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: growth and risk: methodology and micro evidence; by Chris Elbers, Jan Willem Gunning, and Bill Kinsey. Dollars, debt, and international financial institutions: dedollarizing multilateral lending; by Eduardo Levy Yeyati. ... See More +

Publication 45346 JAN 01, 2007

Elbers, Chris; Willem Gunning, Jan; Kinsey, Bill; Levy Yeyat, Eduardo; Fiess, Norbert; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Jack, William; O'Donnell, Owen;; Doorslaer, Eddy van; Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P.; Somanathan, Aparnaa; Raj Adhikari, Shiva; Harbianto Den; Garg Charu C; Hanuorauongchai, Piya; N. Hug, Mohammed;; Karan Anup; M. Leung, Gabriel; Wan Ng, Chiu; Raj Pande, Badri; Tin, Keith; Tisayaticom, Kanjana; Trisnantoro, Laksono; Zhang, Yuhui; Zhao, Yuxin;; Pradhan, Menno; Saadah, Fadia; Sparrow, Robert; Pfaffenzeller, Stephan; Newbold, Paul; Rayner, Anthony; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Disclosed

Regime-switching in exchange rate policy and balance sheet effects (English)

The authors apply regime-switching methods to a monetarist model of exchange rates and identify well-defined intervention policy cycles. The policy response indices include a standard exchange market pressure-based index and a model-based volatility ratio that is endogenized relative to Japan, assumed to be a "benchmark" floater. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3653 JUL 01, 2005

Fiess, Norbert; Shankar, Rashmi Disclosed

Business cycle synchronization and regional integration: a case study for Central America (English)

In early January 2003, the United States and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua launched official negotiations for the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), a treaty that would expand NAFTA-style trade barrier reductions to Central America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3584 APR 01, 2005

Fiess, Norbert Disclosed

Whither Latin American capital markets? (English)

In this study, the authors analyze where we stand and where we are heading on capital market development. More specifically, this study has three main goals. ... See More +

Working Paper 109977 OCT 01, 2004

De La Torre,Augusto; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Fiess,Norbert Matthias; Gozzi Valdez, Juan Carlos; Halac,Marina Disclosed

Mexican corn: the effects of NAFTA (English)

One controversial aspect of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is its impact on Mexican agriculture, particularly on poor corn farmers. ... See More +

Newsletter 32109 SEP 24, 2004

Fiess, Norbert; Lederman, Daniel Disclosed

Turmoil in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

In this note work from the end of 2001 to August 2002 is updated in an attempt to disentangle potential contagion and spillover effects of the Argentine crisis from other sources of co-movement or market volatility. ... See More +

Publication 28132 APR 01, 2003

Guillermo E. Perry; Norbert Fiess

Capital flows, country risk, and contagion (English)

It has been widely recognized that both country-specific and global factors matter in explaining capital flows. The author presents an empirical framework that disentangles the relative weight of country-specific and global factors in determining capital flows. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2943 JAN 31, 2003

Fiess, Norbert

Measuring the impact of minimum wages : evidence from Latin America (English)

The authors provide an overview of minimum wage levels in Latin America and their true impact on the distribution of wages, using both numerical measures and kernal density plots for eight countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Uruguay). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2597 APR 30, 2001

Maloney, William F.; Nunez, Jairo; Cunningham, Wendy; Fiess, Norbert; Montenegro, Claudio; Murrugarra, Edmundo; Santamaria,Mauricio; Sepulveda, Claudia

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Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ? : a novel monitoring framework (English)
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SEP 19, 2017 WPS8198 Policy Research Working Paper
Argentina - AR San Juan SWAP : P113896 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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JUL 02, 2012 ISR7380 Implementation Status and Results Report
Uruguay - 2nd. Programmatic Public Sector, Competitiveness and Social Inclusion Development Policy Loan with Drawdown Option : P123242 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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FEB 25, 2012 ISR5878 Implementation Status and Results Report
Argentina - AR San Juan SWAP : P113896 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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DEC 19, 2011 ISR5263 Implementation Status and Results Report
Primary commodity prices : co-movements, common factors and fundamentals (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5578 Policy Research Working Paper
Economics of 'policy-induced' fragmentation : the costs of closures regime to West Bank and Gaza (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43821 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Business cycle synchronization and regional integration : a case study for Central America (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 77530 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 45346 Publication
Regime-switching in exchange rate policy and balance sheet effects (English)
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JUL 01, 2005 WPS3653 Policy Research Working Paper
Business cycle synchronization and regional integration: a case study for Central America (English)
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APR 01, 2005 WPS3584 Policy Research Working Paper
Whither Latin American capital markets? (English)
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OCT 01, 2004 109977 Working Paper
Mexican corn: the effects of NAFTA (English)
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SEP 24, 2004 32109 Newsletter
Turmoil in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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APR 01, 2003 28132 Publication
Capital flows, country risk, and contagion (English)
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JAN 31, 2003 WPS2943 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the impact of minimum wages : evidence from Latin America (English)
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APR 30, 2001 WPS2597 Policy Research Working Paper