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Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana Spanish

Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs : Analisis para el dialogo nacional (ADN) economico de Guatemala : capturando crecimiento con una seccion de enfoque sobre empleo (Spanish)

This is the first edition of the of the Guatemala Economic DNA (Diagnostic for National Action) with a focus section on job creation. The report highlights the important achievements of Guatemala on the macroeconomic stability front. ... See More +

Working Paper 90491 AUG 01, 2014

Hernandez, Marco Antonio; Tiongson, Erwin; Saldarriaga, Miguel Angel; Clavijo, Mateo; Loyola, Jorge; Lothrop, Sean; Scott, Kinnon; Udomsaph, Charles; Coates, Brendan; Leon, Cesar; Hanusch, Marek; Arnal, Matias; Lachy, Diana English

Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments : evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome (English)

This paper tests how migrants' willingness to remit changes when given the ability to direct remittances to educational purposes using different forms of commitment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6896 MAY 01, 2014

De Arcangelis, Giuseppe; Joxhe, Majlinda; McKenzie, David; Tiongson, Erwin; Yang, Dean

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

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. Russian

Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)

Creating more and better jobs has become a top priority for policy makers in Europe and Central Asia. This book addresses the timely questions of what steps countries can take to do just that, and how to make work opportunities accessible to all. ... See More +

Publication AUS3890 JAN 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sánchez-Páramo, Carolina; Dávalos, María E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcão, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A.

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

Creating more and better jobs has become a top priority for policy makers in Europe and Central Asia. This book addresses the timely questions of what steps countries can take to do just that, and how to make work opportunities accessible to all. ... See More +

Publication AUS3890 JAN 01, 2014

Arias, Omar S.; Sánchez-Páramo, Carolina; Dávalos, María E.; Santos, Indhira; Tiongson, Erwin R.; Gruen, Carola; de Andrade Falcão, Natasha; Saiovici, Gady; Cancho, Cesar A.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

Tiongson, Erwin; Beck, Thorsten; Kibuuka, Katie

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

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

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.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty (English)

This paper takes stock of labor market developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the period 2001-2004, using the panel Living Standards Measurement Study/Living in Bosnia and Herzegovina survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4479 JAN 01, 2008

Yemtsov, Ruslan; Tiongson, Erwin R.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Youth unemployment, labor market transitions, and scarring : evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2001-04 (English)

Relatively little is known about youth unemployment and its lasting consequences in transition economies, despite the difficult labor market adjustment experienced by these countries over the past decade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4183 APR 01, 2007

Tiongson, Erwin R.; Fares, Jean

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Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper Spanish
Guatemala economic DNA : harnessing growth with a special focus on jobs : Analisis para el dialogo nacional (ADN) economico de Guatemala : capturando crecimiento con una seccion de enfoque sobre empleo (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2014 90491 Working Paper English
Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments : evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6896 Policy Research Working Paper
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Russian)
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MAR 01, 2014 84041 Publication English
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JAN 21, 2014 84041 Publication Russian
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 1 of 2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 AUS3890 Publication
Back to work : growing with jobs in Europe and Central Asia (Vol. 2 of 2) : Rezime (Serbian)
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JAN 01, 2014 AUS3890 Publication
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 (English)
See More +
DEC 02, 2009 52277 Publication
Attitudes to equality : the "socialist legacy" revisited (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2008 WPS4529 Policy Research Working Paper
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004 : enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2008 WPS4479 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal policy and economic growth : lessons for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (English)
See More +
JUN 29, 2007 41174 Publication
Public finance, governance, and growth in transition economies : empirical evidence from 1992-2004 (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2007 WPS4255 Policy Research Working Paper
Returns to education in the economic transition : a systematic assessment using comparable data (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2007 WPS4225 Policy Research Working Paper
Internal labor mobility in Central Europe and the Baltic region (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2007 40007 Other Poverty Study
Youth unemployment, labor market transitions, and scarring : evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2001-04 (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2007 WPS4183 Policy Research Working Paper