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Development challenges in a postcrisis world (English)

The twenty-second Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from May 31 to June 2, 2010. The main theme of the conference was 'Development Challenges in a Postcrisis World.' ... See More +

Publication 47048 OCT 15, 2013

Sepulveda, Claudia; Harrison, Ann; Lin, Justin Yifu Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 27 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: Does Urbanization Affect Rural Poverty? Evidence from Indian Districts by Massimiliano Cali and Carlo Menon. ... See More +

Publication 94100 JUN 01, 2013

Cali, Massimiliano; Menon, Carlo; Harrison, Ann E.; Martin, Leslie A.; Nataraj, Shanthi; Eberhardt, Markus; Teal, Francis; Deininger, Klaus; Liu, Yanyan; Grossmann, Volker; Stadelmann, David; Van de Sijpe, Nicolas; Newman, Carol; Rand, John; Tarp, Finn Disclosed

Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage (English)

Africa's economic performance has been widely viewed with pessimism. In this paper, firm-level data for around 80 countries are used to examine formal firm performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6316 JAN 01, 2013

Harrison,Ann E.; Lin, Justin Yifu; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Learning versus stealing : how important are market-share reallocations to India’s productivity growth? (English)

Recent trade theory emphasizes the role of market-share reallocations across firms ("stealing") in driving productivity growth, whereas previous literature focused on average productivity improvements ("learning"). ... See More +

Journal Article 94102 NOV 21, 2012

Harrison, Ann E.; Martin, Leslie A.; Nataraj, Shanthi Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: mashup indices of development; impact analysis of rural electrification projects in Sub-Saharan Africa; what can we learn about the 'resource curse' from foreign aid? ... See More +

Publication 80524 FEB 01, 2012

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Serven, Luis; Alderman, Harold; Eichengreen, Barry; Fay, Marianne; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Kanbur, Ravi; Revenga, Ana L.; Harrison, Ann E. Disclosed

The value-added tax reform puzzle (English)

This explores the impact of a tax reform in some provinces of China which eliminated the value-added tax on some investment goods. While the goal of the experiment was to encourage upgrading of technology, the results suggest that there was no evident increase overall in fixed investment, and employment fell significantly in the treated provinces and sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5788 SEP 01, 2011

Cai, Jing; Harrison, Ann Disclosed

Learning versus stealing : how Important are market-share -- reallocations to India's productivity growth? (English)

Recent trade theory emphasizes the role of market-share reallocations across firms ("stealing") in driving productivity growth, while the older literature focused on average productivity improvements ("learning"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5761 AUG 01, 2011

Harrison, Ann E.; Martin, Leslie A.; Nataraj, Shanthi Disclosed

Recent perspectives on trade and inequality (English)

The 1990's dealt a blow to traditional Heckscher-Ohlin analysis of the relationship between trade and income inequality, as it became clear that rising inequality in low-income countries and other features of the data were inconsistent with that model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5754 AUG 01, 2011

Harrison, Ann; McLaren, John; McMillan, Margaret Disclosed

Do institutions matter for FDI spillovers ? the implications of China's "special characteristics" (English)

The authors investigate how institutions affect productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment (FDI) to China's domestic industrial enterprises during 1998-2007. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5757 AUG 01, 2011

Du, Luosha; Harrison, Ann; Jefferson, Gary Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 26 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: the new structural economics comments on the new structural economics; gender and firm creation; enterprise performance; and business environments and development. ... See More +

Publication 80523 AUG 01, 2011

Jimenez, Emmanuel; Serven, Luis; Alderman, Harold; Eichengreen, Barry; Fay, Marianne; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Kanbur, Ravi; Pack, Howard; Revenga, Ana L.; Harrison, Ann E. Disclosed

Learning from developing country experience : growth and economic thought before and after the 2008-09 crisis (English)

The aim of this paper is twofold. First, it documents the changing global landscape before and after the crisis, emphasizing the shift towards multipolarity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5752 AUG 01, 2011

Harrison, Ann; Sepulveda, Claudia Disclosed

Decomposing the great trade collapse : products, prices, and quantities in the 2008-2009 crisis (English)

The authors identifies a new set of stylized facts on the 2008-2009 trade collapse that they hope can be used to shed light on the importance of demand and supply-side factors in explaining the fall in trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5749 AUG 01, 2011

Haddad, Mona; Harrison, Ann; Hausman, Catherine Disclosed

Estimating the impact of trade and offshoring on American workers using the current population surveys (English)

The authors link industry-level data on trade and offshoring with individual-level worker data from the Current Population Surveys. They find that occupational exposure to globalization is associated with larger wage effects than industry exposure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5750 AUG 01, 2011

Ebenstein, Avraham; Harrison, Ann; McMillan, Margaret; Phillips, Shannon Disclosed

Global capital flows and financing constraints (English)

Firms often cite financing constraints as one of their primary obstacles to investment. Global capital flows, by bringing in scarce capital, may ease the financing constraints of host country firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2782 FEB 28, 2002

Harrison, Ann E.; Love, Inessa; McMillan, Margaret S.

Ownership versus environment : disentangling the sources of public sector inefficiency (English)

The authors compare the performance of public and private sector manufacturing firms in Indonesia for 1981-95. They analyze whether public sector inefficiency is due primarily to agency-type problems ("ownership") or to the business environment in which public enterprises operate, as measured by soft budget constraints or barriers to competition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2272 JAN 31, 2000

Bartel, Ann P.; Harrison, Ann E.

Trade policy reform - lessons and implications (English)

This book contains a series of papers presented at the final conference sponsored by the Trade Expansion Program (TEP). The first chapter provides an overview of some of the lessons learned from the TEP's experience, among others, that trade policy reform is facilitated by the macroeconomic stability, even, though the last one, not necessarily needs a full attainment; that trade policy reform will only prove worthy when foreign exchange mechanisms are properly allocated; that trade reforms induce a self-sustaining behavior due to the credibility of such reforms; that the fiscal impact following trade reforms should be carefully considered, in order for these reforms to be effective and sustainable. ... See More +

Publication 18577 SEP 30, 1998

Nash, John (Editor); Takacs, Wendy (Editor); de Melo, Jaime; Collier, Paul; Panagariya, Arvind; Hood, Ron; Chia-Seng Wu; Shui-Chi Chuang; Finger, J. Michael; Hardy, Rebecca; Harrison, Ann; Revenga, Ana; Valdes, Alberto; Berg, Elliot

Do domestic firms benefit from foreign direct investment? Evidence from panel data (English)

Many developing countries now actively solicit foreign investment, offering firms subsidies, tax holidays, and exemptions from import duties. One justification for subsidizing these firms is the so-called spillover of technology from foreign to domestic firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1248 FEB 28, 1994

Aitken, Brian; Harrison, Ann; DEC

Are there dynamic externalities from direct foreign investment? Evidence for Morocco (English)

Many developing countries now actively solicit foreign investment, offering income tax holidays, import duty exemptions, and subsidies to foreign firms. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 7680 DEC 31, 1991

Haddad, Mona; Harrison, Ann

The new trade protection : price effects of antidumping and countervailing measures in the United States (English)

The frequent application of antidumping and countervailing measures in the United States in the 1980s has been described as a new form of protection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS808 NOV 30, 1991

Harrison, Ann

Productivity, imperfect competition, and trade liberalization in Cote d'Ivoire (English)

This paper analyzes changes in firm behaviour and productivity during trade liberalization in the Code d'Ivoire. For a panel of 287 firms, market power was estimated before and after a trade reform implemented in 1985. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS451 JUL 31, 1990

Harrison, Ann E.

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Development challenges in a postcrisis world (English)
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OCT 15, 2013 47048 Publication
The World Bank economic review 27 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 94100 Publication
Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 WPS6316 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning versus stealing : how important are market-share reallocations to India’s productivity growth? (English)
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NOV 21, 2012 94102 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 80524 Publication
The value-added tax reform puzzle (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5788 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning versus stealing : how Important are market-share -- reallocations to India's productivity growth? (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5761 Policy Research Working Paper
Recent perspectives on trade and inequality (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5754 Policy Research Working Paper
Do institutions matter for FDI spillovers ? the implications of China's "special characteristics" (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5757 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 26 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 80523 Publication
Learning from developing country experience : growth and economic thought before and after the 2008-09 crisis (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5752 Policy Research Working Paper
Decomposing the great trade collapse : products, prices, and quantities in the 2008-2009 crisis (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5749 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating the impact of trade and offshoring on American workers using the current population surveys (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5750 Policy Research Working Paper
Global capital flows and financing constraints (English)
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FEB 28, 2002 WPS2782 Policy Research Working Paper
Ownership versus environment : disentangling the sources of public sector inefficiency (English)
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JAN 31, 2000 WPS2272 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade policy reform - lessons and implications (English)
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SEP 30, 1998 18577 Publication
Do domestic firms benefit from foreign direct investment? Evidence from panel data (English)
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FEB 28, 1994 WPS1248 Policy Research Working Paper
Are there dynamic externalities from direct foreign investment? Evidence for Morocco (English)
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DEC 31, 1991 7680 Departmental Working Paper
The new trade protection : price effects of antidumping and countervailing measures in the United States (English)
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NOV 30, 1991 WPS808 Policy Research Working Paper
Productivity, imperfect competition, and trade liberalization in Cote d'Ivoire (English)
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JUL 31, 1990 WPS451 Policy Research Working Paper