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Hans Timmer

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HANS TIMMER, a Dutch national, is Director of the Bank's Development Prospects Group. Under his management, the Group produces the World Bank’s annual publications Global Economic Prospects (GEP), Global Development Finance (GDF), and Global Monitoring Report (GMR), in addition to a wide range of monitoring and forecasting publications. The Prospects Group is responsible for the global macro-economic forecasts of the World Bank and focuses on cross-border flows to developing countries, from trade and financial flows to remittances and migration.  With long-term scenario analysis structural issues like trade agreements, climate change policies, migration, global income distribution, and policies aimed at meeting the Millennium Development Goals are being analyzed. 

Before joining the Bank in May 2000, he was head of international economic analysis at Central Planning Bureau (CPB) for ten years. In this role, he supervised the development of two world models: a long-term model of the world economy, and an econometric medium-term model of OECD economies. He has had vast experience working with the European Commission, IPCC and the OECD, as well as with the Indian Planning Commission and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has participated in international modeling groups like LINK and GTAP. Mr. Timmer studied Econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has been a researcher at the University of Lodz in Poland and at the Netherlands Economic Institute.

 

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Capital will not become more expensive as the world ages (English)

Aging of populations and convergence between developed and developing countries in per capita incomes are shaping the evolution of saving, investment, capital flows, and, in particular, the cost of capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6989 JUL 01, 2014

Bussolo, Maurizio; Lim, Jamus Jerome; Maliszewska, Maryla; Timmer, Hans

Capital for the future : saving and investment in an interdependent world (Chinese)

The aim of this edition of global development horizons is to build scenarios for the global economy over, roughly, the next two decades, with special focus given to saving and investment. ... See More +

Publication 77743 NOV 05, 2013

Dailami, Mansoor; Bussolo, Maurizio; Timmer, Hans; Basu, Kaushik English

Sovereign ratings in the post-crisis world : an analysis of actual, shadow and relative risk ratings (English)

This paper analyzes the evolution of sovereign credit ratings in the wake of the global financial crisis by studying changes in actual, shadow, and relative ratings between 2008 and 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6641 OCT 01, 2013

Basu, Kaushik; De, Supriyo; Ratha, Dilip; Timmer, Hans

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) (English)

Newsletter 88114 JUN 30, 2013

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Newsletter 88112 JUN 30, 2013

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) (English)

Newsletter 88112 JUN 30, 2013

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Newsletter 88114 JUN 30, 2013

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)

After an impressive acceleration in growth and poverty reduction since the mid-1990s, many African countries continue to register robust growth in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6517 JUN 01, 2013

Maliszewska, Maryla; Go, Delfin S.; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel; Timmer, Hans

Capital for the future : saving and investment in an interdependent world (English)

The aim of this edition of global development horizons is to build scenarios for the global economy over, roughly, the next two decades, with special focus given to saving and investment. ... See More +

Publication 77743 MAY 09, 2013

Dailami, Mansoor; Bussolo, Maurizio; Timmer, Hans; Basu, Kaushik Chinese

Global development horizons 2011 : Multipolarity - the new global economy (English)

The world economy is in the midst of a transformative change. One of the most visible outcomes of this transformation is the rise of a number of dynamic emerging-market countries to the helm of the global economy. ... See More +

Publication 62698 JUN 13, 2011

Dailami, Mansoor; Irving, Jacqueline; Hauswald, Robert; Timmer, Hans; Masson, Paul Chinese

Global development horizons 2011 : Multipolarity - the new global economy (Chinese)

The world economy is in the midst of a transformative change. One of the most visible outcomes of this transformation is the rise of a number of dynamic emerging-market countries to the helm of the global economy. ... See More +

Publication 62698 JAN 01, 2011

Timmer, Hans; Dailami, Mansoor; Irving, Jacqueline; Hauswald, Robert; Masson, Paul

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Newsletter 88111 MAR 01, 2009

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) : Charts (English)

Newsletter 88111 MAR 01, 2009

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 1) (English)

Newsletter 88110 FEB 01, 2009

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Newsletter 88110 FEB 01, 2009

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

Global economic prospects : commodities at the crossroads 2009 (Chinese)

The release of this year's global economic prospects finds the world economy at a crossroads. Markets all over the world are engulfed in a global economic crisis, with stock markets sharply down and volatile, almost all currencies having depreciated substantially against the dollar, and risk premiums on a wide range of debt having increased by 600 or more basis points. ... See More +

Publication 46820 JAN 01, 2009

Baffes, John; Mitchell, Donald; Riordan, Elliot (Mick); Streifel, Shane; Timmer, Hans; Shaw, William English

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) : Charts (English)

Newsletter 88109 JAN 01, 2009

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

Newsletter 88109 JAN 01, 2009

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

Global economic prospects : commodities at the crossroads 2009 (English)

The release of this year's global economic prospects finds the world economy at a crossroads. Markets all over the world are engulfed in a global economic crisis, with stock markets sharply down and volatile, almost all currencies having depreciated substantially against the dollar, and risk premiums on a wide range of debt having increased by 600 or more basis points. ... See More +

Publication 46820 DEC 09, 2008

Baffes, John; Mitchell, Donald; Riordan, Elliot (Mick); Streifel, Shane; Timmer, Hans; Shaw, William Chinese

The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

Newsletter 88107 DEC 01, 2008

Timmer, Hans; Riordan, Mick; Baffes, John; Dow, Betty; Streifel, Shane; Kim, Eung Ju; Savsecu, Cristina; Rajadhyaksha, Gauresh

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Capital will not become more expensive as the world ages (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6989 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital for the future : saving and investment in an interdependent world (Chinese)
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NOV 05, 2013 77743 Publication English
Sovereign ratings in the post-crisis world : an analysis of actual, shadow and relative risk ratings (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6641 Policy Research Working Paper
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 88114 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 88112 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 88112 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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JUN 30, 2013 88114 Newsletter
Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6517 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital for the future : saving and investment in an interdependent world (English)
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MAY 09, 2013 77743 Publication Chinese
Global development horizons 2011 : Multipolarity - the new global economy (English)
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JUN 13, 2011 62698 Publication Chinese
Global development horizons 2011 : Multipolarity - the new global economy (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2011 62698 Publication
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 88111 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) : Charts (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 88111 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 88110 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 88110 Newsletter
Global economic prospects : commodities at the crossroads 2009 (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2009 46820 Publication English
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 2 of 2) : Charts (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 88109 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 88109 Newsletter
Global economic prospects : commodities at the crossroads 2009 (English)
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DEC 09, 2008 46820 Publication Chinese
The external environment for developing countries (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2008 88107 Newsletter