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Coping with urban fiscal stress around the world (English)

The economic recession, the end of stimulus funding and central government cutbacks, rising social costs and aging, and the need for infrastructure upgrading for urbanization are putting enormous fiscal stress on cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6693 NOV 01, 2013

Dethier, Jean-Jacques Disclosed

Regulation, renegotiation and capital structure : theory and evidence from Latin American transport concessions (English)

The paper examines the capital structure of regulated infrastructure firms. The authors develop a model showing that leverage, the ratio of liabilities to assets, is lower under high-powered regulation and that firms operating under high-powered regulation make proportionally larger reductions in leverage when the cost of debt increases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6646 OCT 01, 2013

Moore, Alexander; Straub, Stephane; Dethier, Jean-Jacques Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: The Impact of the Global Food Crisis on Self-Assessed Food Security, by Derek D. Headey. How is the Liberalization of Food Markets Progressing? ... See More +

Publication 94091 FEB 01, 2013

Headey, Derek D.; Zant, Wouter; Imbert, Clement; Bas, Maria; Bombarda, Pamela; Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane; Avsar, Veysel; Coady, David; Martinelli, Cesar; Parker, Susan W. Disclosed

The World Bank and governance : the Bank's efforts to help developing countries build state capacity (English)

This paper examines historically the World Bank's twin features: lending to developing economies to achieve tangible results and advocating specific development policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6275 NOV 01, 2012

de Janvry, Alain; Dethier, Jean-Jacques Disclosed

The great recession and the future of cities (English)

This paper describes the serious fiscal crisis faced by cities around the world following the Great Recession of 2008. Five years later, the after-effects of this major crisis continue to be felt and limit economic opportunities in cities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6256 NOV 01, 2012

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Morrill, Curtis Disclosed

Firms operating under electricity constraints in developing countries (English)

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sectors with reliable electric power, with the result that many enterprises must contend with an insufficient and unreliable supply of electricity. ... See More +

Journal Article 94096 JUN 29, 2012

Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Annual World Bank conference on development economics global 2010 : lessons from East Asia and the Global financial crisis (English)

The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) is a forum for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. ... See More +

Publication 61894 MAY 17, 2011

Yoon, Jeung-Hyun; Sakong, Il; Krueger, Anne O.; Johnson, Simon; Robinson, James A.; Hofman, Bert; Chang, Ha-Joon; Polenske, Karen R.; Dasgupta, Partha; Aoki, Masahiko; Tommasi, Mariano; Park, Yung Chul; Aizenman, Joshua; Lee, Jong-Wha; Claessens, Stijn; Cho, Yoon Je; Zanalda, Giovanni; Zettelmeyer, Jeromin; Lane, Philip R.; Chung, Sungchul; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Gelb, Alan; Fardoust, Shahrokh; Lee, Young Geol; Lin, Justin Yifu [editor]; Pleskovic, Boris [editor] Disclosed

Development Economics and the International Development Association : Development Economics and the International Development Association (English)

Prevailing economic ideas -- and fashions -- about development have influenced the International Development Association (IDA) since its creation in 1960. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5541 JAN 01, 2011

Denizer, Cevdet; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Gelb, Alan Disclosed

Agriculture and development : a brief review of the literature (English)

After 20 years of neglect by international donors, agriculture is now again in the headlines because higher food prices are increasing food insecurity and poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5553 JAN 01, 2011

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Effenberger, Alexandra Disclosed

Firms operating under infrastructure and credit constraints in developing countries : the case of power generators (English)

Many developing countries are unable to provide their industrial sector with reliable power and many enterprises have to contend with electricity that is insufficient and of poor quality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5497 DEC 01, 2010

Alby, Philippe; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)

The authors survey the recent literature which examines the impact of the business climate on productivity and growth in developing countries using enterprise surveys. ... See More +

Journal Article 81427 SEP 02, 2010

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Hirn, Maximilian; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Fiscal competition in developing countries : a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature (English)

The last two decades have witnessed a sharp increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and increased competition among developing countries to attract FDI, resulting in higher investment incentives offered by host governments and removal of restrictions on operations of foreign firms in their countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5311 MAY 01, 2010

Madies, Thierry; Dethier, Jean-Jacques Disclosed

Universal minimum old age pensions : impact on poverty and fiscal cost in 18 Latin American countries (English)

Alleviating poverty for the elderly requires a different approach from other age groups, and a minimum pension is likely to be the only viable option. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5292 MAY 01, 2010

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Pestieau, Pierre; Ali, Rabia Disclosed

World Bank policy research : a historical overview (English)

The World Bank is a leading intellectual institution on development. It is a world leader in analytical studies in areas including poverty measurement, delivery of social services, impact evaluation, measurement of development outcomes, international trade and migration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5000 JUL 01, 2009

Dethier, Jean-Jacques Disclosed

Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)

This paper surveys the recent literature which examines the impact of business climate variables on productivity and growth in developing countries using enterprise surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4792 DEC 01, 2008

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Hirn, Maximilian; Straub, Stephane Disclosed

Institutional arrangements for public debt management (English)

This paper analyzes institutional arrangements for public debt management by reviewing the experience of OECD countries during the late 1980s and 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3021 APR 30, 2003

Currie, Elizabeth; Dethier, Jean-Jacques; Togo, Eriko

Taxing capital income in Hungary and the European Union (English)

Countries seeking membership in the European Union (EU) cannot look to the EU for a blueprint for reforming their system for taxing capital income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1903 MAR 31, 1998

Dethier, Jean-Jacques; John, Christoph

Trade, exchange rate, and agricultural pricing policies in Egypt : The country study (English)

This study examines twenty-five years of pricing policies in agriculture, covering the period 1960-85. During this period, the price regime has discriminated strongly against agriculture. ... See More +

Publication 9802 APR 30, 1989

Dethier, Jean-Jacques

Trade, exchange rate, and agricultural pricing policies in Egypt (Vol. 2) : Appendices: data and methodology (English)

This study examines twenty-five years of pricing policies in agriculture, covering the period 1960-85. During this period, the price regime has discriminated strongly against agriculture. ... See More +

Publication 9802 APR 30, 1989

Dethier, Jean-Jacques

Technological innovation in agriculture : the political economy of its rate and bias (English)

This paper examines the role of market and nonmarket forces in affecting the rate and bias of technical change in agriculture. It examines the process of generation of innovations and investment in agricultural research and explores, in the context of political economy, the sources of deviation from the equilibrium rate and bias of technical change. ... See More +

Publication CGR1 SEP 30, 1985

de Janvry, Alain; Dethier, Jean-Jacques

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Coping with urban fiscal stress around the world (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6693 Policy Research Working Paper
Regulation, renegotiation and capital structure : theory and evidence from Latin American transport concessions (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6646 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 27 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 94091 Publication
The World Bank and governance : the Bank's efforts to help developing countries build state capacity (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6275 Policy Research Working Paper
The great recession and the future of cities (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 WPS6256 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms operating under electricity constraints in developing countries (English)
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JUN 29, 2012 94096 Journal Article
Annual World Bank conference on development economics global 2010 : lessons from East Asia and the Global financial crisis (English)
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MAY 17, 2011 61894 Publication
Development Economics and the International Development Association : Development Economics and the International Development Association (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5541 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture and development : a brief review of the literature (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5553 Policy Research Working Paper
Firms operating under infrastructure and credit constraints in developing countries : the case of power generators (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5497 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)
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SEP 02, 2010 81427 Journal Article
Fiscal competition in developing countries : a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5311 Policy Research Working Paper
Universal minimum old age pensions : impact on poverty and fiscal cost in 18 Latin American countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2010 WPS5292 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank policy research : a historical overview (English)
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JUL 01, 2009 WPS5000 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining enterprise performance in developing countries with business climate survey data (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 WPS4792 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional arrangements for public debt management (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3021 Policy Research Working Paper
Taxing capital income in Hungary and the European Union (English)
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MAR 31, 1998 WPS1903 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade, exchange rate, and agricultural pricing policies in Egypt : The country study (English)
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APR 30, 1989 9802 Publication
Trade, exchange rate, and agricultural pricing policies in Egypt (Vol. 2) : Appendices: data and methodology (English)
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APR 30, 1989 9802 Publication
Technological innovation in agriculture : the political economy of its rate and bias (English)
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SEP 30, 1985 CGR1 Publication