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Prospects for growth and jobs in the Palestinian economy : a general equilibrium analysis (English)

A large number of studies in recent years have attempted to analyze and quantify the myriad of restrictions holding back economic development in the West Bank and Gaza, but the full picture remains blurred. ... See More +

Working Paper 121598 NOV 01, 2017

Laursen,Thomas Blatt; Nasser Eddin,Nur Disclosed

Egypt : guiding reform of energy subsidies long-term (English)

This paper examines the short- and long-run economic impact of Egypt's energy subsidy reform in July 2014 (without and without compensating transfers for the bottom 40 percent of the income distribution) and the decline in global energy prices, as well as the long-run impact of phasing out the energy subsidies over a 5 year period. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7571 FEB 19, 2016

Griffin,Peter; Laursen,Thomas Blatt; Robertson,James W. Disclosed

Public investment management in the new EU member states : strengthening planning and implementation of transport infrastructure investments (English)

The primary purposes of this study were two-fold: i) to identify some of the key issues and challenges being faced by New Member States (NMS) in the management of their public investment programs; and ii) to identify good practice examples and persistent challenges faced by European Union (EU) member states that have had a longer history of development under democratic institutions of public management. ... See More +

Other Public Sector Study 47611 FEB 20, 2009

Laursen, Thomas; Myers, Bernard Disclosed

Sustainability of pension systems in the new EU member states and Croatia : Coping with aging challenges and fiscal pressures (English)

This report concerns recent pension reforms in Europe. Over the last decade, pension reform has been a major issue on the political agenda across Europe. ... See More +

Publication 42540 FEB 01, 2008

Kasek , Leszek ; Laursen , Thomas ; Skrok , Emilia Disclosed

World Bank EU8 quarterly economic report (English)

This is the first report in a new World Bank series aimed at monitoring economic and reform developments in the eight Central European and Baltic EU accession countries (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia). ... See More +

Newsletter 29028 APR 01, 2004

Laursen, Thomas; Sasin, Marcin