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The World Bank research observer 29 (1) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113056 FEB 01, 2014

Knight,John B; Devarajan,Shantayanan; Khemani,Stuti; Walton,Michael; Mckenzie,David J.; Woodruff,Christopher M.; Das Gupta,Monica; Canuto,Otaviano; Pinto,Brian R.; Prasad,Mona Disclosed

Orderly sovereign debt restructuring : missing in action! (and likely to remain so) (English)

An orderly sovereign debt restructuring should place the debtor nation’s public debt on a sustainable trajectory while minimizing procrastination and contagion. ... See More +

Journal Article 112510 JAN 13, 2014

Canuto,Otaviano; Pinto,Brian R.; Prasad,Mona Disclosed

Sri Lanka : from peace dividend to sustained growth acceleration (English)

Following the cessation of hostilities in May 2009, the Government of Sri Lanka has announced a suitably ambitious macroeconomic vision to capitalize on the peace dividend. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6192 SEP 01, 2012

Fonseka, Daminda; Pinto, Brian; Prasad, Mona; Rowe, Francis Disclosed

Sovereign bailouts and senior loans (English)

Institutional lending in crisis is evaluated from a theoretical point of view. First, the share of senior loans in new loans is irrelevant under a given probability distribution of the country's resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6181 AUG 01, 2012

Chamley, Christophe; Pinto, Brian Disclosed

Orderly sovereign debt restructuring : missing in action ! (English)

This paper takes a hard look at the experience with official intervention in sovereign debt crises, focusing on debt crises of the 1980s, Russia in 1998, Argentina in 2001, and Greece in 2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6054 MAY 01, 2012

Canuto, Otaviano; Pinto, Brian; Prasad, Mona Disclosed

Financial sector ups and downs and the real sector : big hindrance, little help (English)

This paper examines how financial expansion and contraction cycles affect the broader economy through their impact on eight real economic sectors in a panel of 28 countries over 1960-2005, paying particular attention to large, or sharp, contractions and magnifying and mitigating factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5860 OCT 01, 2011

Aizenman, Joshua; Pinto, Brian; Sushko, Vladyslav Disclosed

Managing financial integration and capital mobility -- policy lessons from the past two decades (English)

The accumulated experience of emerging markets over the past two decades has laid bare the tenuous links between external financial integration and faster growth, on the one hand, and the proclivity of such integration to fuel costly crises on the other. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5786 AUG 01, 2011

Aizenman, Joshua; Pinto, Brian Disclosed

Russia 1998 revisited : lessons for financial globalization (English)

In 1998, the Russian Federation experienced one of the most severe emerging market crises of the 1997-2001 periods. It occurred less than six months after the attainment of single-digit inflation, which was supposed to launch the economy onto a sustainable growth path. ... See More +

Brief 57552 OCT 01, 2010

Pinto, Brian; Ulatov, Sergei Disclosed

Financial globalization and the Russian crisis of 1998 (English)

Russia had more-or-less completed the privatization of its manufacturing and natural resource sectors by the end of 1997. And in February 1998, the annual inflation rate at last dipped into the single digits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5312 MAY 01, 2010

Pinto, Brian; Ulatov, Sergei Disclosed

Kenya's quest for growth stabilization and reforms - but political stability ? (English)

Kenya has long had a reputation of being politically risky, manifested in corruption, uncertainty about policies, and the importance of political connections in doing business. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4685 AUG 01, 2008

Bandiera, Luca; Kumar, Praveen; Pinto, Brian Disclosed

India rising - faster growth, lower indebtedness (English)

Over the past 25 years, India's economy grew at an average real rate of close to 6 percent, with growth rates in recent years accelerating to 9 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4241 JUN 01, 2007

Pang, Gaobo; Pinto, Brian; Wes, Marina Disclosed

Public debt in developing countries : has the market-based model worked? (English)

Over the past 25 years, significant levels of public debt and external finance are more likely to have enhanced macroeconomic vulnerability than economic growth in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3674 AUG 01, 2005

Gill, Indermit; Pinto, Brian Disclosed

India : why fiscal adjustment now (English)

India's growth performance has been impressive over the last two decades. But its sustainability has been in question, first with the 1991 fiscal-balance of payments crisis (BoP), and then again after 1997/98, when fiscal deficits returned to the 10 percent of GDP range and government debt grew. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3230 MAR 01, 2004

Pinto, Brian; Zahir, Farah

Dismantling Russia's nonpayments system - creating conditions for growth (English)

The study analyzes the complex, inter-linked non-payments system in Russia, to include its origins, evolution, and factors contributing to its development. ... See More +

Publication WTP471 JUN 30, 2000

Pinto, Brian; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Morozov, Alexander

Give growth and macroeconomic stability in Russia a chance - harden budgets by eliminating nonpayments (English)

The authors analyze the links between Russia's disappointing growth performance in the second half of the 1990s, its costly and unsuccessful stabilization, the macroeconomic meltdown of 1998, and the spectacular rise of non-payments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2324 APR 30, 2000

Pinto, Brian; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Morozov, Alexander

Transition 10 (6) (English)

Non-payments cycle in Russia suffocates economic growth - proposal of World Bank Economists; by Brian Pinto, Vladimir Drebentsov, and Alexander Morozov. ... See More +

Newsletter 20098 DEC 31, 1999

Hirschler, Richard [editor]; Pinto, Brian; Drebentsov, Vladimir; Morozov, Alexander; Fries, Steven M.; Skare, Marinko; Korhonen, Iikka; Chi Fulin; Marcours, Karen; Swinnen, Johan F. M.; Amelina, Maria; Kalra, Sanjay; Slok, Torsten; Fox, Merritt; Heller, Michael; Coffee, John; Mahoney, Paul; Black, Bernard; Kraakman, Reinier; Tarassova, Anna

Transition 7 (1) (English)

World Bank efforts in Bosnia--conflict-solving through reconstruction (Michel Noel and Richard Hirschler). Sarajevo--a close-up: impressions from a tormented city ( Richard Hirschler). ... See More +

Newsletter 17834 FEB 29, 1996

Noel, Michael; Hirschler, Richard; Pinto, Brian; Ramakrishnan, Uma; Vodopivec, Milan; Schrenk, Martin; Zachau, Ulrich; Rocha, Roberto

Debt or equity? How firms in developing countries choose (English)

Long stifled by government controls, emerging market (EM) corporate finance is changing dramatically as recent liberalization is revitalizing stagnant domestic capital markets and permitting increased access to overseas markets. ... See More +

Publication IFD22 JUL 31, 1994

Glen, Jack; Pinto, Brian

Ownership and corporate control in Poland : why state firms defied the odds (English)

Survey results in Poland indicate that hard budgets and import comeption can spur state firms to adjust even when privatization lags behind. As they examine the underpinning of Polish reform, the authors address the key question of why managers instigated such adjustment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1308 JUN 30, 1994

Pinto, Brian; van Wijnbergen, Sweder

Transition 4 (7) (English)

Russia's health reform: a complicated operation. The St. Petersburg fix. Brian Pinto explains why Polish state firms are restructuring - reply to Martin Schrenk. ... See More +

Newsletter 16447 SEP 30, 1993

Davis, Christopher M.; Campos, Antonio F.; Pinto, Brian; Kaminski, Bartlomiej

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The World Bank research observer 29 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 113056 Publication
Orderly sovereign debt restructuring : missing in action! (and likely to remain so) (English)
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JAN 13, 2014 112510 Journal Article
Sri Lanka : from peace dividend to sustained growth acceleration (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6192 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign bailouts and senior loans (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 WPS6181 Policy Research Working Paper
Orderly sovereign debt restructuring : missing in action ! (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 WPS6054 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial sector ups and downs and the real sector : big hindrance, little help (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5860 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing financial integration and capital mobility -- policy lessons from the past two decades (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5786 Policy Research Working Paper
Russia 1998 revisited : lessons for financial globalization (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 57552 Brief
Financial globalization and the Russian crisis of 1998 (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5312 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya's quest for growth stabilization and reforms - but political stability ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 WPS4685 Policy Research Working Paper
India rising - faster growth, lower indebtedness (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4241 Policy Research Working Paper
Public debt in developing countries : has the market-based model worked? (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3674 Policy Research Working Paper
India : why fiscal adjustment now (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 WPS3230 Policy Research Working Paper
Dismantling Russia's nonpayments system - creating conditions for growth (English)
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JUN 30, 2000 WTP471 Publication
Give growth and macroeconomic stability in Russia a chance - harden budgets by eliminating nonpayments (English)
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APR 30, 2000 WPS2324 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 10 (6) (English)
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DEC 31, 1999 20098 Newsletter
Transition 7 (1) (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 17834 Newsletter
Debt or equity? How firms in developing countries choose (English)
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JUL 31, 1994 IFD22 Publication
Ownership and corporate control in Poland : why state firms defied the odds (English)
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JUN 30, 1994 WPS1308 Policy Research Working Paper
Transition 4 (7) (English)
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SEP 30, 1993 16447 Newsletter