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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The external environment for developing countries (English)

Recent increases in inflation across the industrial countries have helped shift the focus of monetary policy from supporting growth and shoring up fragile financial systems in the United States and Europe to stemming incipient price pressures. ... See More +

Newsletter 49383 JUN 19, 2008

Timmer, Hans

The external environment for developing countries (English)

The United States avoided negative growth in the first quarter, posting a 0.9 percent gain (saar) on contributions from trade, higher government spending and modest declines in business investment. ... See More +

Newsletter 49382 MAY 30, 2008

Timmer, Hans

The external environment for developing countries (English)

Spreading financial havoc was illustrated this month by the 'fire sale' of investment bank Bear Stearns. The resulting slump in equity markets was global in proportion, with many bourses declining 10 percent since early March. ... See More +

Newsletter 49381 MAR 20, 2008

Timmer, Hans

Evaluating the economic consequences of avian influenza (English)

The continued spread of the bird-to-bird version of avian influenza (or bird flu, also known by its scientific identifier H5N1) with limited bird-to-human transmission comprises part of the baseline forecast published in the World Bank's global development finance, 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 47417 JUN 01, 2006

Mensbrugghe, Dominique van der; Timmer, Hans; Burns, Andrew

Global economic prospects and the developing countries : making trade work for the world's poor - 2002 (English)

Realizing the promise of the new global initiatives to expand trade requires concerted effort to move development to center stage in trade policy formulation. ... See More +

Publication 23590 JAN 01, 2002

Newfarmer, Richard; Timmer, Hans; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Mattoo, Aaditya; Fink, Carsten; Maskus, Keith; Van derMensbrugghe, Dominique Chinese

Global economic prospects and the developing countries : making trade work for the world's poor - 2002 (Chinese)

Realizing the promise of the new global initiatives to expand trade requires concerted effort to move development to center stage in trade policy formulation. ... See More +

Publication 23590 JAN 01, 2002

Newfarmer, Richard; Timmer, Hans; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Mattoo, Aaditya; Fink, Carsten; Maskus, Keith; Van derMensbrugghe, Dominique English

Global economic prospects and the developing countries - 2001 (English)

Technological innovations and the dismantling of trade barriers over the past decade have contributed to an acceleration of growth in global trade. ... See More +

Publication 21596 DEC 31, 2000

Shaw, William; Dadush, Uri; Timmer, Hans; Aksoy, Ataman; Van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique Chinese

Global economic prospects and the developing countries - 2001 (Chinese)

Technological innovations and the dismantling of trade barriers over the past decade have contributed to an acceleration of growth in global trade. ... See More +

Publication 21596 DEC 31, 2000

Shaw, William; Dadush, Uri; Timmer, Hans; Aksoy, Ataman; Van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique English

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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
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
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
Global economic prospects : commodities at the crossroads 2009 (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2009 46820 Publication English
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 (English)
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JUN 19, 2008 49383 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (English)
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MAY 30, 2008 49382 Newsletter
The external environment for developing countries (English)
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MAR 20, 2008 49381 Newsletter
Evaluating the economic consequences of avian influenza (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 47417 Working Paper
Global economic prospects and the developing countries : making trade work for the world's poor - 2002 (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 23590 Publication Chinese
Global economic prospects and the developing countries : making trade work for the world's poor - 2002 (Chinese)
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JAN 01, 2002 23590 Publication English
Global economic prospects and the developing countries - 2001 (English)
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DEC 31, 2000 21596 Publication Chinese
Global economic prospects and the developing countries - 2001 (Chinese)
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DEC 31, 2000 21596 Publication English