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Estimating the size of external effects of energy subsidies in transport and agriculture (English)

It is widely accepted that the costs of underpricing energy are large, whether in advanced or developing countries. This paper explores how large these costs can be by focussing on the size of the external effects that energy subsidies in particular generate in two important sectors—transport and agriculture—in two countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the Arab Republic of Egypt (transport) and the Republic of Yemen (agriculture). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7227 APR 01, 2015

Commander,Simon John; Nikoloski,Zlatko Slobodan; Vagliasindi,Maria Disclosed

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle Arabic, French Disclosed

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies : Bulletin trimestriel d'information economique de la region MENA : subventions corrosives (French)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle Arabic, English Disclosed

MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is home to 5.5 percent of the world's population, 3.3 percent of its GDP and 48 percent of its energy subsidies. ... See More +

Working Paper 91210 OCT 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shanta; Mottaghi, Lili; Iqbal, Farrukh; Mundaca, Gabriela; Laursen, Maria; Vagliasindi, Maria; Commander, Simon; Chaal-Dabi, Isabelle French, English Disclosed

Enterprise restructuring and unemployment in models of transition (Chinese)

This report primarily concerns the changing behavior of firms and their complex interaction with the labor market, most particularly with unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 17795 APR 30, 1998

Commander, Simon [editor] English Disclosed

Enterprise restructuring and unemployment in models of transition (English)

This report primarily concerns the changing behavior of firms and their complex interaction with the labor market, most particularly with unemployment. ... See More +

Working Paper 17795 APR 30, 1998

Commander, Simon [editor] Chinese

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 1997 : el estado en un mundo en transformacion (Spanish)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 AUG 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

The causes of government and the consequences for growth and well-being (English)

Using a large cross-country data set, the authors examine the factors that cause governments to grow, and analyze how the size of government affects growth, whether measured as income growth or other measures of well-being, such as infant mortality and life expectancy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1785 JUN 30, 1997

Commander, Simon; Davoodi, Hamid R.; Lee, Une J.

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Russian)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 30, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 1997 - l'etat dans un minde en mutation (French)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Chinese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (English)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Arabic)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JUN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1997 : o estado num mundo em transformacao (Portuguese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JAN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Japanese)

This is the twentieth in the annual series assessing major development issues. The report is devoted to the role and effectiveness of the state: what it should do, how it should do it, and how it can improve in a rapidly changing world. ... See More +

World Development Report 17300 JAN 01, 1997

Chhibber,Ajay; Commander,Simon John; Evans,Alison Margaret; Fuhr,Harald L.; Kane, Cheikh T.; Leechor,Chad; Levy,Brian David; Pradhan,Sanjay; Weder,Beatrice Silvia Disclosed

Enterprise restructuring and economic policy in Russia (English)

This book is concerned with the role and organization of the enterprise sector in Russia, particularly Russia's concerted efforts to privatize ownership arrangements, and hence replace state control with corporate governance. ... See More +

Working Paper 16137 OCT 31, 1996

Commander, Simon; Fan, Qimiao; Schaffer, Mark E. [editors]

Restructuring and taxation in transition economies (English)

One challenge in transition economies has been to avoid being caught between overrapid restructuring (harmful to the private sector) and gradual change (can undermine robust private sector emergence). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1625 JUL 31, 1996

Commander, Simon; Tolstopiatenko, Andrei

Why is unemployment low in the former Soviet Union? : enterprises restructuring and the structure of compensation (English)

The authors explain why in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) - especially Russia - unemployment has remained low and employment in state and privatized firms has remained high, while at the same time the informal or unofficial economy has grown swiftly. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1617 JUN 30, 1996

Commander, Simon; Tolstopiatenko, Andrei

Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions (English)

Registered unemployment in Russia is now 2 percent; surveys indicate a true rate of between 5 and 6 percent. Until now, flow in and out of unemployment have been quite large, with duration low. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1426 FEB 28, 1995

Commander, Simon; Yemtsov, Ruslan

Unemployment, restructuring, and the labor market in Eastern Europe and Russia (Russian)

When transition started in Eastern Europe and Russia, it was clear that unemployment would emerge and that, at least initially, job losses were likely to be large given the size of the shocks and the disruption to systems of production and trade. ... See More +

Publication 13894 JAN 01, 1995

Commander, Simon; Coricelli, Fabrizio [editors] English Disclosed

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Estimating the size of external effects of energy subsidies in transport and agriculture (English)
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MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (English)
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MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies : Bulletin trimestriel d'information economique de la region MENA : subventions corrosives (French)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper Arabic, English
MENA economic monitor : corrosive subsidies (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2014 91210 Working Paper French, English
Enterprise restructuring and unemployment in models of transition (Chinese)
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APR 30, 1998 17795 Working Paper English
Enterprise restructuring and unemployment in models of transition (English)
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APR 30, 1998 17795 Working Paper Chinese
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 1997 : el estado en un mundo en transformacion (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
The causes of government and the consequences for growth and well-being (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 WPS1785 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Russian)
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JUN 30, 1997 17300 World Development Report
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Rapport sur le développement dans le monde 1997 - l'etat dans un minde en mutation (French)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (English)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world : Relatorio sobre o desenvolvimento mundial 1997 : o estado num mundo em transformacao (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
World development report 1997 : the state in a changing world (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 1997 17300 World Development Report
Enterprise restructuring and economic policy in Russia (English)
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OCT 31, 1996 16137 Working Paper
Restructuring and taxation in transition economies (English)
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JUL 31, 1996 WPS1625 Policy Research Working Paper
Why is unemployment low in the former Soviet Union? : enterprises restructuring and the structure of compensation (English)
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JUN 30, 1996 WPS1617 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian unemployment : its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions (English)
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FEB 28, 1995 WPS1426 Policy Research Working Paper
Unemployment, restructuring, and the labor market in Eastern Europe and Russia (Russian)
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JAN 01, 1995 13894 Publication English