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Connecting to compete 2018 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)

This is the sixth edition of Connecting to Compete, a report summarizing the findings from the new dataset for the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) and its component indicators. ... See More +

Working Paper 128355 JUL 01, 2018

Jaramillo,Carlos Felipe; Freund,Caroline; Reis,Jose Guilherme; Arvis,Jean Francois; Wiederer,Christina Katharina; Ojala,Lauri M.; Shepherd,Benjamin A.; Raj,Anasuya Urmil Luce; Dairabayeva,Karlygash Serikovna; Kiiski,Tuomas Markku Mikael Disclosed

Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)

Global trade tensions have worsened and developing countries stand to see depressing investments as global uncertainty grows. On July 6, the United States implemented a first round of tariffs on 34 billion dollars of imports from China, as part of 50 billion dollars in announced tariffs; China retaliated with tariffs on an equivalent amount of imports from the United States. ... See More +

Brief 128644 JUL 01, 2018

Freund,Caroline; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph; Maliszewska,Maryla; Ruta,Michele Disclosed

Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)

This paper presents new data on the micro structure of the export sector for 45 countries and studies how exporter behavior varies with country size and stage of development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7452 OCT 21, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Freund,Caroline; Pierola Castro,Martha D. Disclosed

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

Traditional discussions of export performance are typically cast in terms of countries and sectors, which has a comparative advantage, what should be protected, and so on. ... See More +

Brief 100036 OCT 01, 2015

Jaud,Melise; Freund,Caroline Disclosed

Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (English)

Whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation underlies debates around the role of corruption in private sector development. ... See More +

Journal Article 129182 MAY 04, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENA's aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 APR 07, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Jaud,Melise Arabic, French Disclosed

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENA's aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 JAN 01, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Jaud,Melise French, English Disclosed

Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa : En quête de champions : promouvoir les exportations au moyen-orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)

While other emerging regions were thriving, MENA's aggregate export performance over the past two decades has been consistently weak. Using detailed firm-level export data from Customs administrations, this report explains why. ... See More +

Publication 95681 JAN 01, 2015

Freund,Caroline; Jaud,Melise Arabic, English Disclosed

Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)

This paper examines private sector job creation in Tunisia over the period 1996-2010 using a unique database containing information on all registered private enterprises, including self-employment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7068 OCT 01, 2014

Arouri, Hassen; Freund,Caroline; Nucifora,Antonio; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (English)

This paper examines whether demands for bribes for particular government services are associated with expedited or delayed policy implementation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6949 JUN 01, 2014

Freund, Caroline; Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

Episodes of unemployment reduction in rich, middle-income, and transition economies (English)

This paper studies the incidence and determinants of episodes of drastic unemployment reduction, defined as swift, substantial, and sustained declines in unemployment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6891 MAY 01, 2014

Freund, Caroline; Rijkers, Bob Disclosed

All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)

Understanding state-business relationships and how they have shaped the institutional architecture of countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is crucial for the identification of systemic vulnerabilities and reform priorities. ... See More +

Brief 90151 MAY 01, 2014

Rijkers, Bob; Freund, Caroline; Nucifora, Antonio Disclosed

All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)

This paper examines the relationship between entry regulation and the business interests of former President Ben Ali's family using firm-level data from Tunisia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6810 MAR 01, 2014

Freund,Caroline; Nucifora,Antonio; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

The Middle East and North Africa : a year in transition (English)

This note is based on report entitled Looking Ahead after a Year in Transition that was issued by the Chief Economist’s office of the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank. ... See More +

Brief 75214 DEC 01, 2012

Freund, Caroline; Ianchovichina, Elena; Wood, Christina; Mottaghi, Lili Disclosed

Exporter dynamics database (English)

This paper introduces the Exporter Dynamics Database. The database includes exporter characteristics and measures of exporter growth based on firm-level customs information from 38 developing and seven developed countries, primarily for the period between 2003 and 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6229 OCT 01, 2012

Cebeci, Tolga; Fernandes, Ana M.; Freund, Caroline; Pierola, Martha Denisse Disclosed

Export superstars (English)

This paper shows that the top 1 percent of exporters critically shape trade patterns, using firm-level data from 32 countries. In particular, variation in average firm size (the intensive margin) explains over two thirds of the variation in the sector distribution of exports across countries, the remaining share is explained by variation in the number of firms (the extensive margin). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6222 OCT 01, 2012

Freund, Caroline; Pierola, Martha Denisse Disclosed

Looking ahead after a year in transition (Vol. 2) : Summary (Arabic)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic developments and prospects reports focuses on the economic developments and short-term outlook for four economies: Tunisia, Egypt, the Republic of Yemen, and Libya. ... See More +

Publication 74376 OCT 01, 2012

Freund,Caroline; Ianchovichina,Elena French Disclosed

Looking ahead after a year in transition (Vol. 2) : Summary (French)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic developments and prospects reports focuses on the economic developments and short-term outlook for four economies: Tunisia, Egypt, the Republic of Yemen, and Libya. ... See More +

Publication 74376 OCT 01, 2012

Freund,Caroline; Ianchovichina,Elena Arabic Disclosed

Looking ahead after a year in transition (English)

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic developments and prospects reports focuses on the economic developments and short-term outlook for four economies: Tunisia, Egypt, the Republic of Yemen, and Libya. ... See More +

Publication 74376 OCT 01, 2012

Freund,Caroline; Ianchovichina,Elena Disclosed

MENA regional economic update (English)

Regional events continue to affect the short-term economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), while major developments in the global economy over the past six months have put the region on a two-track growth path for 2012. ... See More +

Brief 68488 MAY 01, 2012

Freund, Caroline; Ianchovichina, Elena Disclosed

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Connecting to compete 2018 : trade logistics in the global economy - the logistics performance index and its indicators (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128355 Working Paper
Impacts on Global Trade and Income of Current Trade Disputes (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 128644 Brief
Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development : evidence from the exporter dynamics database (English)
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OCT 21, 2015 WPS7452 Policy Research Working Paper
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100036 Brief
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 129182 Journal Article
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 07, 2015 95681 Publication Arabic, French
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 95681 Publication French, English
Champions wanted : promoting exports in the Middle East and North Africa : En quête de champions : promouvoir les exportations au moyen-orient et en Afrique du Nord (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 95681 Publication Arabic, English
Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7068 Policy Research Working Paper
Deals and delays : firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6949 Policy Research Working Paper
Episodes of unemployment reduction in rich, middle-income, and transition economies (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6891 Policy Research Working Paper
All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 90151 Brief
All in the family : state capture in Tunisia (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6810 Policy Research Working Paper
The Middle East and North Africa : a year in transition (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 75214 Brief
Exporter dynamics database (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6229 Policy Research Working Paper
Export superstars (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6222 Policy Research Working Paper
Looking ahead after a year in transition (Vol. 2) : Summary (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2012 74376 Publication French
Looking ahead after a year in transition (Vol. 2) : Summary (French)
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OCT 01, 2012 74376 Publication Arabic
Looking ahead after a year in transition (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 74376 Publication
MENA regional economic update (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68488 Brief