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Public policy for the private sector (English)

The restructuring and privatization of the U.K. electricity supply - was it worth it? by David M. Newbery and Michael G. Pollitt. A retrospective on the Mexican toll road program (1989-94), by Jeff Ruster. ... See More +

Newsletter 18956 SEP 30, 1997

Newbery, David M.; Pollitt, Michael G.; Ruster, Jeff; Brook Cowen, Penelope J.; Anderson, Robert E.; Djankov, Simeon; Pohl, Gerhard; Claessens, Stijn; Bond, James; Wellenius, Bjorn; Braga, Carlos A. Primo; Smith, Peter; Fink, Carsten Disclosed

Privatization and restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe : evidence and policy options (English)

This paper analyzes the financial and operating data (1992 to 1995) for more than 6,300 industrial firms in seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe--Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic and Slovenia. ... See More +

Publication WTP368 AUG 31, 1997

Pohl, Gerhard; Anderson, Robert E.; Claessens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon

Privatization and restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

One of the most important policy questions in the transition economies is what governments can do to speed the restructuring of firms and thus hasten the transition to a mature market economy. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16986 JUL 31, 1997

Pohl,Gerhard; Claessons, Stijn; Anderson,Robert E.; Djankov,Simeon Disclosed

Transition 8 (3) (English)

Reform boosts growth and foreign investment. Nations in transit - 1997 Freedom House rankings. Good policies are needed to make aid effective. ... See More +

Newsletter 16987 JUN 30, 1997

Selowsky, Marcelo; Martin, Ricardo; Shor, Boris; Burnside, Craig; Dollar, David; Hirschler, Richard; Sewell, David; Rutland, Peter; Pohl, Gerhard; Anderson, Robert E.; Claessens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon; Hewer, Ulrich; Goldberg, Itzhak; Jedrzejczak, Gregory; Fuchs, Michael; Michalopoulos, Constantine; Peters, Philip

Public policy for the private sector (English)

A new method for auctioning highways. Water privatization and regulation in England and Wales. Designing regulatory institutions for infrastructure - lessons from Argentina. ... See More +

Newsletter 17406 JUN 30, 1997

Engel, Eduardo; Fischer, Ronald; Galetovic, Alexander; van den Berg, Caroline; Estache, Antonio; Gray, Philip; La Porta, Rafael; Lopez-de-Silanes, Florencio; La Porta,Rafael; Pistor, Katharina; Spicer, Andrew; Claessens, Stijn; Djankov, Simeon; Pohl, Gerhard; Ramachandran, S.; Shleifer, Andrei; Vishny, Robert Disclosed

Ownership and corporate governance : evidence from the Czech Republic (English)

The Czech voucher privatization scheme, which started in 1991, was one of the earliest, most comprehensive, and most rapidly implemented of all the mass privatization schemes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Viewpoint 16869 MAY 31, 1997

Pohl,Gerhard; Claessens,Stijn; Djankov,Simeon Disclosed

The restructuring of large firms in Slovakia (English)

The restructuring of large enterprises has received much attention in the transition of centrally planned economies to market economies. The need to transform these enterprises into viable firms is widely acknowledged. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1758 APR 30, 1997

Djankov, Simeon; Pohl, Gerhard

Ownership and corporate governance : evidence from the Czech Republic (English)

The Czech Republic's mass-privatization scheme changed the governance of many firms in a short time. The authors show that mass privatization was effective in improving firm management because of the concentrated ownership structure that resulted. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1737 MAR 31, 1997

Claessens,Constantijn A.; Djankov, Simeon; Pohl, Gerhard

Restructuring large industrial firms in Central and Eastern Europe : an empirical analysis (Russian)

This analysis used firm-level data to measure how the largest industrial firms in five Central and Eastern European nations restructured during 1992-94 and to make projections through 2000. ... See More +

Publication WTP332 SEP 01, 1996

Pohl, Gerhard; Djankov, Simeon; Anderson, Robert E. English Disclosed

Restructuring large industrial firms in Central and Eastern Europe : an empirical analysis (English)

This analysis used firm-level data to measure how the largest industrial firms in five Central and Eastern European nations restructured during 1992-94 and to make projections through 2000. ... See More +

Publication WTP332 AUG 31, 1996

Pohl, Gerhard; Djankov, Simeon; Anderson, Robert E. Russian Disclosed

Creating capital markets in Central and Eastern Europe (Russian)

Some of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have made remarkable progress in privatizing their enterprises by transfering ownership from the state to private citizens. ... See More +

Publication WTP295 OCT 01, 1995

Pohl, Gerhard; Jedrzejczak, Gregory T.; Anderson, Robert E. English Disclosed

Creating capital markets in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

Some of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have made remarkable progress in privatizing their enterprises by transfering ownership from the state to private citizens. ... See More +

Publication WTP295 AUG 31, 1995

Pohl, Gerhard; Jedrzejczak, Gregory T.; Anderson, Robert E. Russian Disclosed

Enterprise restructuring in Eastern Europe : how much? how fast? where? - preliminary evidence from trade data (English)

What kind of privatization program is best suited to stimulate enterprise restructuring in former centrally planned economies? One view, expressed by most Western business and political leaders, is that privatization is best pursued case by case, with emphasis on sales to new owners, including foreign investors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1433 MAR 31, 1995

Hoekman, Bernard; Pohl, Gerhard

Transition 6 (1-2) (English)

Entering a higher grade-proposals to reform Russia's education system. EDI disseminates transition know-how. Breeding a new generation of economists in the FSU - Eurasia Foundation President William Bader on how to beat red tape. ... See More +

Newsletter 16458 JAN 31, 1995

Heyneman, Stephen P.; Borish, Michael S.; Long, Millard F.; Noel, Michel; Nelson, Daniel N.; Dobozi, Istvan; Pohl, Gerhard

Banks, capital markets, and corporate governance : lessons from Russia for Eastern Europe (English)

The financial sector should be active in enterprise restructuring in the transitional economies, and should help channel resources to the private sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1326 JUL 31, 1994

Pohl, Gerhard; Claessens,Constantijn A.; DEC

The World Bank research observer 9 (1) (English)

Reforming finance in transitional socialist economies. How do market failures justify interventions in rural credit markets? What makes rural finance institutions successful? ... See More +

Publication 17524 JAN 31, 1994

Caprio, Gerard, Jr.; Levine, Ross; Besley, Timothy; Yaron, Jacob; Umali, Dina L.; Feder, Gershon; de Haan, Cornelis; Jaffee, Steven; Srivastava, Jitendra; Hallett, A. J. Hughes; Pohl, Gerhard; Sorsa, Piritta

Is European integration bad news for developing countries? A comment on Hughes Hallett (English)

This article examines Mr. Hughes Hallett's article, "The Impact of EC-92 on Trade in Developing Countries", and challenges the reasoning of his views. ... See More +

Journal Article 14095 JAN 31, 1994

Pohl, Gerhard; Sorsa, Piritta

European integration and trade with the developing world (English)

European economic integration is proving to be good for most developing countries. Overall, the creation of the European Community (EC) has imparted a liberalizing trend on the trade policies of most of its members, by lowering tariffs and reducing nontariff barriers. ... See More +

Publication 11132 SEP 30, 1992

Pohl, Gerhard; Sorsa, Piritta

Project evaluation and uncertainty in practice : a statistical analysis of rate-of-return divergences of 1,015 World Bank projects (English)

This article analyzes the World Bank's experience with project evaluation for a sample of 1,015 projects by comparing estimated rates of return at appraisal with reestimated rates of return when construction works are completed, usually 5 to 10 years after appraisal. ... See More +

Journal Article 14276 MAY 31, 1992

Pohl, Gerhard; Mihaljek, Dubravko

Economic consequences of German reunification : 12 months after the big bang (English)

The author discusses how East Germany is faring 12 months after the big bang unification with West Germany. The experience with the German unification to date raises the question whether there would have been alternative and better courses of action. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS816 DEC 31, 1991

Pohl, Gerhard

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Public policy for the private sector (English)
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SEP 30, 1997 18956 Newsletter
Privatization and restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe : evidence and policy options (English)
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AUG 31, 1997 WTP368 Publication
Privatization and restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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JUL 31, 1997 16986 Viewpoint
Transition 8 (3) (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 16987 Newsletter
Public policy for the private sector (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 17406 Newsletter
Ownership and corporate governance : evidence from the Czech Republic (English)
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MAY 31, 1997 16869 Viewpoint
The restructuring of large firms in Slovakia (English)
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APR 30, 1997 WPS1758 Policy Research Working Paper
Ownership and corporate governance : evidence from the Czech Republic (English)
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MAR 31, 1997 WPS1737 Policy Research Working Paper
Restructuring large industrial firms in Central and Eastern Europe : an empirical analysis (Russian)
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SEP 01, 1996 WTP332 Publication English
Restructuring large industrial firms in Central and Eastern Europe : an empirical analysis (English)
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AUG 31, 1996 WTP332 Publication Russian
Creating capital markets in Central and Eastern Europe (Russian)
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OCT 01, 1995 WTP295 Publication English
Creating capital markets in Central and Eastern Europe (English)
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AUG 31, 1995 WTP295 Publication Russian
Enterprise restructuring in Eastern Europe : how much? how fast? where? - preliminary evidence from trade data (English)
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MAR 31, 1995 WPS1433 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 6 (1-2) (English)
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JAN 31, 1995 16458 Newsletter
Banks, capital markets, and corporate governance : lessons from Russia for Eastern Europe (English)
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JUL 31, 1994 WPS1326 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 9 (1) (English)
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JAN 31, 1994 17524 Publication
Is European integration bad news for developing countries? A comment on Hughes Hallett (English)
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JAN 31, 1994 14095 Journal Article
European integration and trade with the developing world (English)
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SEP 30, 1992 11132 Publication
Project evaluation and uncertainty in practice : a statistical analysis of rate-of-return divergences of 1,015 World Bank projects (English)
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MAY 31, 1992 14276 Journal Article
Economic consequences of German reunification : 12 months after the big bang (English)
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DEC 31, 1991 WPS816 Policy Research Working Paper