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Sources of volatility in small economies (English)

Do sources of volatility differ by country characteristics such as the level of development, country size, quality of institutions, and presence of restrictions on fiscal policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8526 JUL 12, 2018

Hnatkovska,Viktoria; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi Disclosed

Characterizing business cycles in small economies (English)

This paper aims to document a set of stylized facts characterizing business cycle dynamics in smaller economies. The paper uses a large sample of countries spanning 1960-2014 to show that country size is a significant factor affecting countries' volatility, comovement with gross domestic product and real interest rate, and persistence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8527 JUL 12, 2018

Hnatkovska,Viktoria; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi Disclosed

Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success : Panama Diagnostico Sistematico De Pais (Spanish)

Panama has made significant progress in reducing poverty in recent years, progress that compares positively to that of the rest of the Latin America and Caribbean region. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 97719 APR 06, 2017

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Scott,Katherine M.; Soliman,Ayat; Lopez,J. Humberto English Disclosed

Panama - FIRST PROGRAMMATIC SHARED PROSPERITY DEVELOPMENT POLICY LOAN : P151804 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR23356 MAY 23, 2016

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi

Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)

Panama has made significant progress in reducing poverty in recent years, progress that compares positively to that of the rest of the Latin America and Caribbean region. ... See More +

Systematic Country Diagnostic 97719 JUN 23, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Scott,Katherine M.; Soliman,Ayat; Lopez,J. Humberto Spanish Disclosed

Business cycles accounting for Paraguay (English)

This study investigates the role of domestic and external shocks in business cycle fluctuations in Paraguay during 1991–2012. Time-series methods and a structural model-based approach are used to conduct an integrated analysis of business cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7284 JUN 02, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Hnatkovska,Viktoria Disclosed

Growth Volatility in Paraguay : Sources, effects, and options (English)

Education Sector Review 78318 JUN 05, 2014

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Blanco Cossio, Fernando; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Echague, Marcelo; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Siegenthaler, Peter; Odawara, Rei; Gulino, Silvia; Mossi, Dante; Lachy, Diana; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Polastri, Rossana; Theis, Sophie Storm; Arias Carballo, Diego; Berument, Hakan; Ramirez, Julio; Hnatkovska, Viktoria; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanetti, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Lampietti, Julian; Gould, David Disclosed

Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (Vol. 2) : Costa Rica - A cinco años del CAFTA-DR : evaluación de los resultados iniciales en la economía costarricense (Spanish)

The Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been fundamental in creating a stable framework for Costa Rica's trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 84607 JUN 01, 2014

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Sanchez,Susana M.; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Lopez,J. Humberto; Jaramillo,Carlos Felipe; Lachy Castillo,Diana Mercedes; Ulku,Hulya; Thorburn,Craig W.; Vidal,Eloy Eduardo Disclosed

Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (English)

The Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has been fundamental in creating a stable framework for Costa Rica's trade with the United States. ... See More +

Working Paper 84607 JUN 01, 2014

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Sanchez,Susana M.; Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar; Kouame,Auguste Tano; Lopez,J. Humberto; Jaramillo,Carlos Felipe; Lachy Castillo,Diana Mercedes; Ulku,Hulya; Thorburn,Craig W.; Vidal,Eloy Eduardo Disclosed

Growth Volatility in Paraguay : Sources, effects, and options (Vol. 2) : Supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)

Education Sector Review 78318 DEC 20, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Blanco Cossio, Fernando; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Echague, Marcelo; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Siegenthaler, Peter; Odawara, Rei; Gulino, Silvia; Mossi, Dante; Lachy, Diana; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Polastri, Rossana; Theis, Sophie Storm; Arias Carballo, Diego; Berument, Hakan; Ramirez, Julio; Hnatkovska, Viktoria; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanetti, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Lampietti, Julian; Gould, David Disclosed

A public expenditure review for Paraguay : the quest for optimal tax and expenditure policies for shared prosperity (English)

Paraguay has achieved significant progress in terms of fiscal policy over the past decade. Despite this progress on fiscal reform, three major challenges remain: 1) a volatile macroeconomic environment; 2) still insufficient fiscal resources; and 3) high levels of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 78194 NOV 25, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Chakeri, Jasmin; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Polastri, Rossana; Mossi, Dante; Estrada, Eduardo Andres; Busquets, Renato; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Rittenauer, Patrick; Siegenthaler, Peter; Gulino, Silvia; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Alvarenga Capurro, Telma; Favaro, Edgardo; Ramirez, Julio; Stewart, Lisa; Cicowiez, Martin; Lustig, Nora; Schenone, Osvaldo; Higgins, Sean; Swanson, William; Cuesta, Jose Antonio; Suarez Becerra, Pablo; Togo, Eriko; Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio; Horigoshi Reis, Ana Mie; Weiner, Fanny; Perez, Luis Orlando; de Hoyos, Rafael; Moreno, Juan Martin; Indaco, Agustin; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanett, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Verhoeven, Marijn; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

A public expenditure review for Paraguay (Vol. 2) : supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)

Paraguay has achieved significant progress in terms of fiscal policy over the past decade. Despite this progress on fiscal reform, three major challenges remain: 1) a volatile macroeconomic environment; 2) still insufficient fiscal resources; and 3) high levels of poverty and inequality. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 78194 NOV 25, 2013

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Chakeri, Jasmin; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Polastri, Rossana; Mossi, Dante; Estrada, Eduardo Andres; Busquets, Renato; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Rittenauer, Patrick; Siegenthaler, Peter; Gulino, Silvia; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Alvarenga Capurro, Telma; Favaro, Edgardo; Ramirez, Julio; Stewart, Lisa; Cicowiez, Martin; Lustig, Nora; Schenone, Osvaldo; Higgins, Sean; Swanson, William; Cuesta, Jose Antonio; Suarez Becerra, Pablo; Togo, Eriko; Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio; Horigoshi Reis, Ana Mie; Weiner, Fanny; Perez, Luis Orlando; de Hoyos, Rafael; Moreno, Juan Martin; Indaco, Agustin; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanett, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Verhoeven, Marijn; Mastruzzi, Massimo Disclosed

Paraguay - Public Sector Reform Development Policy Loan : P117043 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR8022 OCT 06, 2012

Koehler-Geib,Friederike N. Disclosed

Peru - Public Expenditure Review for Peru : spending for results (English)

The purpose of this Public Expenditure Review (PER) is to take stock of Peru's public expenditure since the last PER and identify the main challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 62586 JUN 06, 2012

Gonzalez, Oscar Calvo; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Aviles, Ana Maria; Coppola, Andrea; Cunha, Barbara; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Paris, Michiel; Lopez, Fernando Jerico Mendo; Pertillar, Tammy Lynn Spanish Disclosed

Peru - Public Expenditure Review for Peru : spending for results : Gasto para resultados : revision del gasto publico para Peru (Spanish)

The purpose of this Public Expenditure Review (PER) is to take stock of Peru's public expenditure since the last PER and identify the main challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 62586 JUN 06, 2012

Gonzalez, Oscar Calvo; Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Aviles, Ana Maria; Coppola, Andrea; Cunha, Barbara; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Paris, Michiel; Lopez, Fernando Jerico Mendo; Pertillar, Tammy Lynn English Disclosed

Paraguay - Public Sector Reform Development Policy Loan : P117043 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR6034 MAR 29, 2012

Koehler-Geib,Friederike N. Disclosed

"Finding the tipping point -- when sovereign debt turns bad" (English)

Public debt has surged during the current global economic crisis and is expected to increase further. This development has raised concerns whether public debt is starting to hit levels where it might negatively affect economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5391 JUL 01, 2010

Caner, Mehmet; Grennes,Thomas; Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Koehler-Geib, Friederike Disclosed

Peru - The decentralization process and its links with public expenditure efficiency (English)

Decentralization in Peru is an ongoing process that is in its infancy and faces key challenges. This study aims to take stock of the process and identify these challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 52885 JUN 07, 2010

Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Apostolou, Apostolos; Aviles, Ana Maria; Casas, Carlos; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Cunha, Barbara; Eaton, Kent; Illescas, Javier; Kaiser, Kai; Mayuri, Milagro; Ortiz, Diana; Yokoyama, Emmy; Koehler-Geib, Friederike Spanish Disclosed

Peru - The decentralization process and its links with public expenditure efficiency : Peru - El proceso de descentralizacion y su relacion con la eficiencia del gasto publico (Spanish)

Decentralization in Peru is an ongoing process that is in its infancy and faces key challenges. This study aims to take stock of the process and identify these challenges. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 52885 JUN 07, 2010

Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Apostolou, Apostolos; Aviles, Ana Maria; Casas, Carlos; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Cunha, Barbara; Eaton, Kent; Illescas, Javier; Kaiser, Kai; Mayuri, Milagro; Ortiz, Diana; Yokoyama, Emmy; Koehler-Geib, Friederike English Disclosed

When do sudden stops really hurt? (English)

This paper analyzes the drivers and consequences of sudden stops of capital flows. It focuses on the impact of external vulnerability on the depth and length of sudden stop crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5021 AUG 01, 2009

Caner, Mehmet; Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Vincelette, Gallina Andronova; Koehler-Geib, Friederike Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Sources of volatility in small economies (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8526 Policy Research Working Paper
Characterizing business cycles in small economies (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8527 Policy Research Working Paper
Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success : Panama Diagnostico Sistematico De Pais (Spanish)
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APR 06, 2017 97719 Systematic Country Diagnostic English
Panama - FIRST PROGRAMMATIC SHARED PROSPERITY DEVELOPMENT POLICY LOAN : P151804 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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MAY 23, 2016 ISR23356 Implementation Status and Results Report
Panama - Systematic country diagnostic : locking in success (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 97719 Systematic Country Diagnostic Spanish
Business cycles accounting for Paraguay (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7284 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth Volatility in Paraguay : Sources, effects, and options (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 78318 Education Sector Review
Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (Vol. 2) : Costa Rica - A cinco años del CAFTA-DR : evaluación de los resultados iniciales en la economía costarricense (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2014 84607 Working Paper
Costa Rica - Five years after CAFTA-DR assessing early results for the Costa Rican economy (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2014 84607 Working Paper
Growth Volatility in Paraguay : Sources, effects, and options (Vol. 2) : Supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)
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DEC 20, 2013 78318 Education Sector Review
A public expenditure review for Paraguay : the quest for optimal tax and expenditure policies for shared prosperity (English)
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NOV 25, 2013 78194 Public Expenditure Review
A public expenditure review for Paraguay (Vol. 2) : supplementary volume with selected background papers (English)
See More +
NOV 25, 2013 78194 Public Expenditure Review
Paraguay - Public Sector Reform Development Policy Loan : P117043 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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OCT 06, 2012 ISR8022 Implementation Status and Results Report
Peru - Public Expenditure Review for Peru : spending for results (English)
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JUN 06, 2012 62586 Public Expenditure Review Spanish
Peru - Public Expenditure Review for Peru : spending for results : Gasto para resultados : revision del gasto publico para Peru (Spanish)
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JUN 06, 2012 62586 Public Expenditure Review English
Paraguay - Public Sector Reform Development Policy Loan : P117043 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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MAR 29, 2012 ISR6034 Implementation Status and Results Report
"Finding the tipping point -- when sovereign debt turns bad" (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 WPS5391 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - The decentralization process and its links with public expenditure efficiency (English)
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JUN 07, 2010 52885 Public Expenditure Review Spanish
Peru - The decentralization process and its links with public expenditure efficiency : Peru - El proceso de descentralizacion y su relacion con la eficiencia del gasto publico (Spanish)
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JUN 07, 2010 52885 Public Expenditure Review English
When do sudden stops really hurt? (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 WPS5021 Policy Research Working Paper