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Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America can dramatically narrow itsinfrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. It remains to be seen whether spending better will be sufficient for the region to fully achieve what it aspires to. ... See More +

Publication 117647 JUL 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 06, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : sumário executivo (Portuguese)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 APR 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Spanish Disclosed

Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households (English)

This paper documents access to services and ownership of infrastructure-related durables in the water, energy, telecom, and transport areas, based on harmonized household survey data covering 1.6 million households in 14 Latin American countries during 1992 to 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7987 FEB 28, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Straub,Stephane Disclosed

Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)

Latin America and the Caribbean does not have the infrastructure it needs, or deserves, given its income. Many argue that the solution is to spend more; by contrast, this report has one main message: Latin America can dramatically narrow its infrastructure service gap by spending efficiently on the right things. ... See More +

Working Paper 114110 JAN 01, 2017

Fay,Marianne; Andres,Luis Alberto; Fox,Charles James Edward; Narloch,Ulf Gerrit; Straub,Stephane; Slawson,Michael Alan Portuguese Disclosed

The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (English)

This paper studies the impact of the rapid expansion of the Brazilian road network, which occurred from the 1960s to the 2000s, on the growth and spatial allocation of population and economic activity across the country's municipalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6964 JUL 01, 2014

Bird, Julia; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Regulation, renegotiation and capital structure : theory and evidence from Latin American transport concessions (English)

The paper examines the capital structure of regulated infrastructure firms. The authors develop a model showing that leverage, the ratio of liabilities to assets, is lower under high-powered regulation and that firms operating under high-powered regulation make proportionally larger reductions in leverage when the cost of debt increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6646 OCT 01, 2013

Moore, Alexander; Straub, Stephane; Dethier, Jean-Jacques Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: The Impact of the Global Food Crisis on Self-Assessed Food Security, by Derek D. Headey. How is the Liberalization of Food Markets Progressing? ... See More +

Publication 94091 FEB 01, 2013

Headey, Derek D.; Zant, Wouter; Imbert, Clement; Bas, Maria; Bombarda, Pamela; Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane; Avsar, Veysel; Coady, David; Martinelli, Cesar; Parker, Susan W. Disclosed

Firms operating under electricity constraints in developing countries (English)

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sectors with reliable electric power, with the result that many enterprises must contend with an insufficient and unreliable supply of electricity. ... See More +

Journal Article 94096 JUN 29, 2012

Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Empirical evidence on satisfaction with privatization in Latin America (English)

Since the 1980s, privatization of formerly state-owned firms has been extensively implemented by governments across Latin America. Despite the fact that most evaluations of the process fail to find significant adverse efficiency and welfare effects, there has been a strong surge in public discontent with such policy in the region. ... See More +

Journal Article 81282 JUL 14, 2011

Bonnet, Celine; Dubois, Pierre; Martimort, David; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Firms operating under infrastructure and credit constraints in developing countries : the case of power generators (English)

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sector with reliable power and many enterprises have to contend with electricity that is insufficient and of poor quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5497 DEC 01, 2010

Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)

The authors survey the recent literature which examines the impact of the business climate on productivity and growth in developing countries using enterprise surveys. ... See More +

Journal Article 81427 SEP 02, 2010

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Hirn, Maximilian; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Infrastructure and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

This paper analyzes the impact of infrastructure on growth of total factor productivity and per capita income, using both growth accounting techniques and cross-country growth regressions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5105 OCT 01, 2009

Um, Paul Noumba; Straub, Stephane; Vellutini, Charles Disclosed

Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)

This paper surveys the recent literature which examines the impact of business climate variables on productivity and growth in developing countries using enterprise surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4792 DEC 01, 2008

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Hirn, Maximilian; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Infrastructure and economic growth in East Asia (English)

This paper examines whether infrastructure investment has contributed to East Asia's economic growth using both a growth accounting framework and cross-country regressions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4589 APR 01, 2008

Straub, Stephane; Vellutini, Charles; Warlters, Michael Disclosed

Infrastructure and development : a critical appraisal of the macro level literature (English)

This survey reviews the existing macro-level empirical literature on the link between infrastructure and development outcomes in a critical light. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4590 APR 01, 2008

Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Infrastructure and growth in developing countries : recent advances and research challenges (English)

This paper presents a survey of recent research on the economics of infrastructure in developing countries. Energy, transport, telecommunications, water and sanitation are considered. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4460 JAN 01, 2008

Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Do regulation and institutional design matter for infrastructure sector performance ? (English)

This paper evaluates the impact of economic regulation on infrastructure sector outcomes. It tests the impact of regulation from three different angles: aligning costs with tariffs and firm profitability; reducing opportunistic renegotiation; and measuring the effects on productivity, quality of service, coverage, and prices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4378 OCT 01, 2007

Andres, Luis; Guasch, Jose Luis; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Infrastructure concessions in Latin America : government-led renegotiations (English)

The authors complement the existing knowledge in the renegotiation literature on infrastructure concessions by analyzing government-led renegotiations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3749 OCT 01, 2005

Guasch, J. Luis; Laffont, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Renegotiation of concession contracts in Latin America (English)

The authors construct a regulation model in which renegotiation occurs due to the imperfect enforcement of concession contracts. This enables the authors to provide theoretical predictions for the impact on the probability of renegotiation of a concession, regulatory institutions, institutional features, economic shocks, and the characteristics of the concession contracts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3011 APR 30, 2003

Guasch, J. Luis; Laffont, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane

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Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117647 Publication
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (English)
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APR 06, 2017 114110 Working Paper
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : sumário executivo (Portuguese)
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APR 01, 2017 114110 Working Paper Spanish
Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households (English)
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FEB 28, 2017 WPS7987 Policy Research Working Paper
Rethinking infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean : spending better to achieve more (Vol. 2) : resumen ejecutivo (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2017 114110 Working Paper Portuguese
The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6964 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulation, renegotiation and capital structure : theory and evidence from Latin American transport concessions (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6646 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 94091 Publication
Firms operating under electricity constraints in developing countries (English)
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JUN 29, 2012 94096 Journal Article
Empirical evidence on satisfaction with privatization in Latin America (English)
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JUL 14, 2011 81282 Journal Article
Firms operating under infrastructure and credit constraints in developing countries : the case of power generators (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5497 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)
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SEP 02, 2010 81427 Journal Article
Infrastructure and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5105 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2008 WPS4792 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure and economic growth in East Asia (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2008 WPS4589 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure and development : a critical appraisal of the macro level literature (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2008 WPS4590 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure and growth in developing countries : recent advances and research challenges (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 WPS4460 Policy Research Working Paper
Do regulation and institutional design matter for infrastructure sector performance ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2007 WPS4378 Policy Research Working Paper
Infrastructure concessions in Latin America : government-led renegotiations (English)
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OCT 01, 2005 WPS3749 Policy Research Working Paper
Renegotiation of concession contracts in Latin America (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3011 Policy Research Working Paper