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Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)

Policy makers bemoan the lack of research findings to guide urgent decisions, whereas researchers' professional code puts rigor first. This article argues that provisional assessments, produced early in the research cycle, can bridge the gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7610 MAR 18, 2016

Bell,Clive L.G.; Squire,Lyn Disclosed

Does tariff liberalization increase wage inequality ? - Some empirical evidence (English)

The objective of the paper is to answer an often asked question: If tariff rates are reduced, what will happen to wage inequality? The authors consider two types of wage inequality: between occupations (skills premium) and between industries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3571 APR 01, 2005

Milanovic, Branko; Squire, Lyn Disclosed

The power of partnerships (English)

Moving in, moving on. SHARE pays dividends; by Patricia Overend. Competition, compassion, and confidence - three keys to Scotland's success; by Henry McLeish, and Gerry Rice. ... See More +

Newsletter 22258 MAR 31, 2001

Overend, Patricia; Mcleish, Henry; Rice, Gerry; Yongbeom Kim; Woicke, Peter; Wright, Rob; Moline, Ann; Millett, Karin C.; Goepfert, Peter; Salome, Bernard; Eyre, Dana; Ruhl, Onno; Squire, Lyn; Kinley,David; Fretwell, David; Little, Rick; Waugh, John; Ikuo Nishimura; Fitz Gerald, Maurice; Sierra, Kathy

Transition 11 (3-4) (English)

World Bank's new approach helps business in transition economies; by Lars Jeurling. Are foreign investors and multinationals engaging in corrupt practices in transition economies? ... See More +

Newsletter 20807 JUL 31, 2000

Hischler, Richar [editor]; Jeurling, Lars; Hellman, Joel; Jones, Geraint; Kaufmann, Daniel; Caves, Richard E.; Dowell, Glen; Hart, Stuart; Yeung, Bernard; Alcacer, Juan; Shen, Xiaofang; Giszpenc,Noemi; Squire, Lyn; Shleifer, Andrei; Treisman, Daniel; Bruszt, Laszlo; Csaba, Laszlo; Sutela, Pekka; Berglof, Erik; Friebel, Guido; Guriev, Sergei; Yudaeva, K.; Kozlov, K.; Melentieva, N.; Ponomareva, N.; Easterly, William; Olson, Mancur

The World Bank economic review 12(3) (English)

Credibility of rules and economic growth: evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector, by Aymo Brunetti, Gregory Kisunko, and Beatrice Weder. ... See More +

Publication 18734 SEP 30, 1998

Brunetti, Aymo; Kisunko, Gregory; Weder, Beatrice; Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn; Basu, Swati; Bloom, David E.; Williamson, Jeffrey G.; Pradhan, Menno; Rawlings, Laura; Ridder, Geert; Masson, Paul R.; Bayoumi, Tamim; Samiei, Hossein; Morisset, Jacques; Canning, David

Does economic analysis improve the quality of foreign assistance? (English)

The World Bank undertakes an annual expenditure of around $60 million on country specific economic analysis and advice for its member developing countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 77276 SEP 01, 1998

Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn; Basu, Swati Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 12 (1) (English)

Producer turnover and productivity growth in developing countries. Mark J. Roberts and James R. Tybout Housing and income distribution in Russia: Zhivago's legacy. ... See More +

Publication 16355 FEB 28, 1997

Roberts, Mark J.; Tybout, James R.; Buckley, Robert M.; Gurenko, Eugene N.; Shantayanan Devarajan; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Harberger, Arnold C.; West, Edwin G.; Carnoy, Martin

New ways of looking at inequality and growth (English)

Research using greatly improved data has drawn some surprising conclusions about the relationship between inequality and growth. Contrary to the proposition that the early stages of growth exacerbate inequality, new research shows that growth does not consistently affect inequality tend to be small. ... See More +

Brief 17797 FEB 28, 1997

Squire, Lyn; Deininger, Klaus

Beyond rate of return : reorienting project appraisal (English)

Traditional approaches to project appraisal fail in practice to address two fundamental questions: whether a project belongs in the public or the private sector; and what effect any external assistance associated with the project has on the country's development. ... See More +

Journal Article 76596 FEB 01, 1997

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)

How international exchange, technology, and institutions affect workers : an introduction; by Ishac Diwan, and Michael Walton. Learning by trading and the returns to human capital in developing countries; by Christopher A. ... See More +

Publication 26449 JAN 31, 1997

Syrquin, Moshe [editor]; Diwan, Ishac; Walton, Michael; Pissarides, Christopher A.; Wood, Adrian; Tan, Hong; Batra, Geeta; Assaad,Ragui; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Ghanem, Hafez; Thierfelder, Karen; Banerji, Arup

Impact of labor market regulations (English)

This article investigates the impact of labor market regulations in a setting with incomplete compliance. It takes as its starting point the limited evidence regarding the distortionary costs of labor market regulations and argues that there may exist natural limits to the efficiency losses engendered by such regulations. ... See More +

Journal Article 77239 JAN 01, 1997

Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput Disclosed

Transition 7 (9-10) (English)

How to catch up with the industrial world - achieving rapid growth in Europe's transition economies (Jeffrey D. Sachs and Andrew M. Warner). How democracy fosters growth: a new empirical approach (Jose Tavares and Romain Wacziarg). ... See More +

Newsletter 17838 SEP 30, 1996

Sachs, Jeffrey D.; Warner, Andrew M.; Tavares, Jose; Wacziarg, Romain; Bruno, Michael; Squire, Lyn; Open Media Research Institute; Oxford Analytica; Wolfensohn, James; Goran, Vladimir; Gray, Cheryl W.; Holle, Arnold; Vernikov, Andrei; Hirschler, Richard [editor]

The World Bank economic review 10(3) (English)

Patterns of transition from plan to market. Martha de Melo, Cevdet Denizer, and Alan Gelb Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-1993. Cheryl W. ... See More +

Publication 16038 SEP 30, 1996

De Melo, Martha; Denizer, Cevdet; Gelb, Alan; Gray, Cheryl W.; Schlorke, Sabine; Szanyi, Miklos; Campos, Jose Edgardo; Esfahani, Hadi Salehi; Chomitz, Kenneth M.; Gray, David A.; Henderson,J. Vernon; Kuncoro, Ari; Yitzhaki, Shlomo; Lewis, Jeffrey D.; Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn

A new data set measuring income inequality (English)

This article presents a new data set on inequality in the distribution of income. The authors explain the criteria they applied in selecting data on Gini coefficients and on individual quintile groups' income shares. ... See More +

Journal Article 77124 SEP 01, 1996

Deininger, Klaus; Squire, Lyn Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 11 (1) (English)

Introduction. Lyn Squire Household responses to public health services : cost and quality tradeoffs. Harold Alderman and Victor Lavy The impact of health and nutrition on education. ... See More +

Publication 15407 FEB 29, 1996

Squire, Lyn; Alderman, Harold; Lavy, Victor; Behrman, Jere R.; Demery, Lionel; Corbo, Vittorio; Hernández, Leonardo; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Servén, Luis; Solimano, Andrés; Mody, Asboka; Patro, Dilip K.; Sewell, David 0.

Macroeconomic adjustment and poverty in Africa : an emerging picture (English)

The view that macroeconomic adjustment disproportionately hurts the poor in Africa has become commonplace. The popular media and the nongovernmental aid community frequently express this view in critiques of bank funded economic reform programs. ... See More +

Journal Article 76554 FEB 01, 1996

Demery, Lionel; Squire, Lyn Disclosed

Equity and growth in developing countries : old and new perspectives on the policy issues (English)

The "stylized fact" that distribution must get worse with economic growth in poor countries before it can get better turns out not to be a fact at all. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1563 JAN 31, 1996

Bruno, Michael; Ravallion, Martin; Squire, Lyn

Reviving project appraisal at the World Bank (English)

The authors focus on two broad questions: 1) what is the proper role for project evaluation in today's world, where countries have reduced major economic distortions and are reconsidering the role of the state? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1496 AUG 31, 1995

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput

The impact of labor market regulations (English)

The authors investigate the impact of labor market regulations in settings where compliance is incomplete. They review some stylized facts about labor market behavior, present an analytical model that may explain such behavior, and provide a checklist for assessing the distortionary impact of a regulation such as the minimum wage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1418 FEB 28, 1995

Squire, Lyn; Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput

External finance in the Middle East : trends and prospects (English)

This report examines recent financial flows to and from the Middle East with two objectives in mind: first, to assess the levels and types of recent flows in order to understand their past contributions to investment and growth, and thereby to gain a better sense of what might be feasible in the future; and second, to explore the need for a new approach to external finance and identify the related actions that should be pursued by domestic policymakers and the international community. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 20956 DEC 31, 1993

Diwan, Ishac; Underwood, John; Squire, Lyn

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Providing policy makers with timely advice : the timeliness-rigor trade-off (English)
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MAR 18, 2016 WPS7610 Policy Research Working Paper
Does tariff liberalization increase wage inequality ? - Some empirical evidence (English)
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APR 01, 2005 WPS3571 Policy Research Working Paper
The power of partnerships (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 22258 Newsletter
Transition 11 (3-4) (English)
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JUL 31, 2000 20807 Newsletter
The World Bank economic review 12(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1998 18734 Publication
Does economic analysis improve the quality of foreign assistance? (English)
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SEP 01, 1998 77276 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 12 (1) (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 16355 Publication
New ways of looking at inequality and growth (English)
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FEB 28, 1997 17797 Brief
Beyond rate of return : reorienting project appraisal (English)
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FEB 01, 1997 76596 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 11 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1997 26449 Publication
Impact of labor market regulations (English)
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JAN 01, 1997 77239 Journal Article
Transition 7 (9-10) (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 17838 Newsletter
The World Bank economic review 10(3) (English)
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SEP 30, 1996 16038 Publication
A new data set measuring income inequality (English)
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SEP 01, 1996 77124 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 11 (1) (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 15407 Publication
Macroeconomic adjustment and poverty in Africa : an emerging picture (English)
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FEB 01, 1996 76554 Journal Article
Equity and growth in developing countries : old and new perspectives on the policy issues (English)
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JAN 31, 1996 WPS1563 Policy Research Working Paper
Reviving project appraisal at the World Bank (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 WPS1496 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of labor market regulations (English)
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FEB 28, 1995 WPS1418 Policy Research Working Paper
External finance in the Middle East : trends and prospects (English)
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DEC 31, 1993 20956 Departmental Working Paper