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When do gender wage differences emerge ? a study of Azerbaijan's labor market (English)

Building on recent analyses that find a sizeable overall gender wage gap in Azerbaijan's workforce, this paper uses data on young workers in their early years in the labor market to understand how gender wage gaps evolve over time, if at all. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7613 MAR 21, 2016

Pastore,Francesco; Sattar,Sarosh; Sinha,Nistha; Tiongson,Erwin H. R. Disclosed

Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)

This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe and Central Asia, the study finds that older individuals are less likely to support a rise in government outlays on education and more likely to support increases in spending on pensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7555 FEB 02, 2016

de Mello,Luiz; Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Will migrants remit more if they can channel payments directly for education? lab-in-the-field and proof of concept trial results (English)

This note summarizes a proof of concept trial of a new product designed to allow migrants to send remittances for educational purposes. Migrant remittances are one of the largest international financial flows to developing countries, exceeding US$400 billion in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 90901 JUN 01, 2014

De Arcangelis, Giuseppe; Joxhe, Majlinda; Mckenzie,David J.; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Yang,Dean Disclosed

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Summary (Russian)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 MAR 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Serbian Disclosed

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 JAN 21, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Disclosed

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Rezime (Serbian)

Creating more and better jobs is perhaps the most critical challenge to boosting shared prosperity in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). This report examines the role of reforms, firms, skills, incentives and barriers to work, and labor mobility through the lens of two contextual factors: the legacy of centralized planned economies and the mounting demographic pressures associated with rapid aging in some countries and soaring numbers of youth entering the workforce in others. ... See More +

Publication 84041 JAN 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina; Davalos, Maria E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcao, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A. Russian Disclosed

Georgia rising : sustaining rapid economic growth - country economic memorandum (English)

Economic growth in Georgia was strong at 6.1 percent per year during 2004-12 as structural reforms and a favorable global economy led to large foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and expansion in the services sectors. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 79666 JUL 01, 2013

Khan, Faruk; Loayza, Norman; Karmali, Nadeem; Tiongson, Erwin; Sundaram, Ramya; Athukorala, Premachandra; Matin, Kazi; Wagle, Swarnim; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Varela, Gonzalo; Kvivlidze, Zviad; Anderson, Kym; Wada, Tomoko; Nekaien-Nowrouz, Zakia; Namicheishvili, Tamuna Disclosed

Split decisions : family finance when a policy discontinuity allocates overseas work (English)

Labor markets are increasingly global. Overseas work can enrich households but also split them geographically, with ambiguous net effects on decisions about work, investment, and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6287 DEC 01, 2012

Clemens, Michael A.; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

The impact of emigration on source country wages : evidence from the Republic of Moldova (English)

Thousands of Moldovans emigrated for work abroad over the last few years following nearly a decade of economic stagnation in their home country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5764 AUG 01, 2011

Bouton, Lawrence; Paul, Saumik; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The financial crisis and economic downturn threatens the welfare of more than 160 million people who are poor or are just above the poverty line in the economies of Eastern and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Turkey. ... See More +

Brief 54506 MAY 01, 2010

Sugawara, Naotaka; Sulla, Victor; Taylor, Ashley; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

Mortgage finance in central and eastern Europe -- opportunity or burden ? (English)

Household credit, especially for mortgages, has doubled over the past years in the new European Union member countries, raising concerns about the economic and social consequences of household indebtedness in the event of a macroeconomic crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5202 FEB 01, 2010

Beck, Thorsten; Kibuuka, Katie; Tiongson, Erwin Disclosed

The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has been hit by a crisis on multiple fronts. Countries in ECA are facing major, interrelated, external macro-financial shocks. ... See More +

Publication 52277 JAN 01, 2010

Gueorguieva,Anna; Levin,Victoria; Subbarao,Kalanidhi; Sugawara,Naotaka; Sulla,Victor; Taylor,Ashley D.; Tiongson,Erwin H. R. Disclosed

The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region has been hit by a crisis on multiple fronts. Countries in ECA are facing major, interrelated, external macro-financial shocks. ... See More +

Publication 52277 DEC 02, 2009

Gueorguieva,Anna; Levin,Victoria; Subbarao,Kalanidhi; Sugawara,Naotaka; Sulla,Victor; Taylor,Ashley D.; Tiongson,Erwin H. R. Disclosed

Attitudes to equality : the "socialist legacy" revisited (English)

It is routinely assumed that residents of post-socialist countries have a preference for greater income equality, other things being equal, owing to the legacy of socialism. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4529 FEB 01, 2008

Murthi, Mamta; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)

This study explores public finance policies in the transition countries of Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and their likely effects on economic growth. ... See More +

Publication 41174 JUN 29, 2007

Gray, Cheryl; Lane, Tracey; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Dulitzky, Daniel; Guven, Ufuk; Hou, Xiaohui; Rutkowski, Jan; Schwarz, Anita; Walewski, Mateusz; Gray, Cheryl; Kasek, Leszek; Lane, Tracey; Marcincin, Anton; Pushak, Taras; Rzonca, Andrzej; Saavedra, Pablo; Skrok, Emilia; Tiongson, Erwin; Valachy, Juraj; Varoudakis, Aristomene; Vybornaia, Olga; Kessides, Christine; Khan, Shaheena Disclosed

Public finance, governance, and growth in transition economies : empirical evidence from 1992-2004 (English)

This paper revisits the early empirical literature on economic growth in transition economies, with particular focus on fiscal policy variables-fiscal balance and the size of government. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4255 JUN 01, 2007

Pushak, Taras; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Varoudakis, Aristomene Disclosed

Returns to education in the economic transition : a systematic assessment using comparable data (English)

This paper examines the assertion that returns to schooling increase as an economy transitions to a market environment. This claim has been difficult to assess as existing empirical evidence covers only a few countries over short time periods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4225 MAY 01, 2007

Flabbi, Luca; Paternostro, Stefano; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (English)

Drawing from a variety of data sources and utilizing a common empirical framework and estimation strategy, this study identifies patterns and statistical profiles of geographical mobility. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 40007 MAY 01, 2007

Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria M. Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin Russian Disclosed

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin English Disclosed

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When do gender wage differences emerge ? a study of Azerbaijan's labor market (English)
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MAR 21, 2016 WPS7613 Policy Research Working Paper
Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7555 Policy Research Working Paper
Will migrants remit more if they can channel payments directly for education? lab-in-the-field and proof of concept trial results (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90901 Brief
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Summary (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2014 84041 Publication Serbian
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JAN 21, 2014 84041 Publication
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Rezime (Serbian)
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JAN 01, 2014 84041 Publication Russian
Georgia rising : sustaining rapid economic growth - country economic memorandum (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79666 Country Economic Memorandum
Split decisions : family finance when a policy discontinuity allocates overseas work (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6287 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of emigration on source country wages : evidence from the Republic of Moldova (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5764 Policy Research Working Paper
The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 54506 Brief
Mortgage finance in central and eastern Europe -- opportunity or burden ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 WPS5202 Policy Research Working Paper
The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2) : Overview (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52277 Publication
The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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DEC 02, 2009 52277 Publication
Attitudes to equality : the "socialist legacy" revisited (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4529 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 29, 2007 41174 Publication
Public finance, governance, and growth in transition economies : empirical evidence from 1992-2004 (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4255 Policy Research Working Paper
Returns to education in the economic transition : a systematic assessment using comparable data (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 WPS4225 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 40007 Other Poverty Study
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter English