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Insecurity and industrial organization : evidence from Afghanistan (English)

One-fifth of the world's population lives in countries affected by fragility, violence and conflict, impeding long-term economic growth. However, little is known about how firms respond to local changes in security, partly because of the difficulty of measuring firm activity in these settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8301 JAN 17, 2018

Toomet,Ott; Herskowitz,Sylvan Rene; Scherer,Thomas; Blumenstock,Joshua Evan; Ghani,Tarek F.; Kapstein,Ethan B. Disclosed

Modeling the socio-economic impact of potential IFC investment in Sri Lanka : an assessment of employment and value added (English)

In pursuing its goal of social and economic development by investing in the private sector, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to understand how it can most effectively contribute to economic development, job creation and poverty reduction in Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 82038 NOV 01, 2012

Kapstein, Ethan; Kim, Rene; Eggeling, Hedda Disclosed

Socio-economic impact of IFC financing in Ghana : an assessment of employment and value added (English)

Employment creation is a key area where the private sector can contribute to poverty reduction. The objectives of this study are to gain some general insights into the channels where the private sector contributes to job creation, value-added, and poverty reduction, and more specifically to quantify the impacts that can be attributed to International Finance Corporation's (IFC's) activities in Ghana. ... See More +

Working Paper 82036 NOV 01, 2012

Kapstein, Ethan; Kim, Rene; Eggeling, Hedda Disclosed

Modeling the socio-economic impact of potential IFC investments in Tunisia : an assessment of employment and value added (English)

In pursuing its goal of social and economic development by investing in the private sector, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to understand how it can most effectively contribute to economic development, job creation and poverty reduction in Tunisia. ... See More +

Working Paper 82039 NOV 01, 2012

Kapstein, Ethan; Kim, Rene; Eggeling, Hedda Disclosed

Socio-economic impact of IFC financing in Jordan : an assessment of employment and value added (English)

In pursuing its goal of social and economic development by investing in the private sector, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeks to understand how it can most effectively contribute to job creation and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Working Paper 82037 NOV 01, 2012

Kapstein, Ethan; Kim, Rene; Eggeling, Hedda Disclosed

Dividing the spoils - pensions, privatization, and reform in Russia's transition (English)

The authors present a political economy model in which policy is the outcome of an interaction between three actors: government (G), managers and workers (W), and transfer recipients (P). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2292 MAR 31, 2000

Kapstein, Ethan B.; Milanovic, Branko

Transition 11 (1) (English)

The Bank adapts to changing circumstances in transition economies - interview with Vice President Johannes Linn; by Richard Hirschler. Dividing transition gains and losses: pensions, privatization, and reform in Russia; by Ethan Kapstein and Branko Milanovic. ... See More +

Newsletter 20274 FEB 29, 2000

Hirschler, Richard [Editor]; Kapstein, Ethan B.; Milanovic, Branko; Lokshin, Michael; Ravallion, Martin; Lainela, Seija; Honkkila, Juha; Wolfensohn, James D.; Chi Fulin; Meyendorff, Anna; Bhattacharya, Utpal; Johnson, Simon; Boone, Peter; Breach, Alasdair; Friedman, Eric