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The impact of emigration on source country wages : evidence from the Republic of Moldova (English)

Thousands of Moldovans emigrated for work abroad over the last few years following nearly a decade of economic stagnation in their home country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5764 AUG 01, 2011

Bouton, Lawrence; Paul, Saumik; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

The impact of energy price changes in Moldova (English)

In January 2006 the price of natural gas supplied to Moldova increased from $80 to $110 per thousand cubic meters (mcm). Prices may increase further in the near future, putting additional pressure on the economy and leading to adverse effects on the poorest households. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3960 JUL 01, 2006

Baclajanschi, Iaroslav; Bouton, Lawrence; Mori, Hideki; Ostojic, Dejan; Pushak, Taras; Tiongson, Erwin R. Disclosed

Trends in private investment in developing countries - statistics for 1970-1998 (English)

This discussion paper examines in its first part, the role of private investment in economic growth. While theoretical growth models developed in the economics literature, make no distinction between private, and public components of investment, there is an emerging appreciation that private investment is more efficient, and productive tan public investment. ... See More +

Publication IFD41 JUN 30, 2000

Bouton, Lawrence; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

The private sector and development : five case studies (English)

The study profiles five case studies of the International Finance Corporation-sponsored ventures, chosen because of their development potential, or, because of unusual setbacks, as the case may be. ... See More +

Publication 23471 SEP 30, 1998

Bouton, Lawrence; Karmokolias, Yannis; Elkan, Walter; Miller, Robert R.; Fitchett, Delbert A.; Jaspersen, Frederick Z. Spanish, French

The private sector and development : five case studies : El sector privado y el desarrollo : cinco estudios de casos - resultados en el terreno (Spanish)

The study profiles five case studies of the International Finance Corporation-sponsored ventures, chosen because of their development potential, or, because of unusual setbacks, as the case may be. ... See More +

Publication 23471 SEP 01, 1998

Bouton, Lawrence; Karmokolias, Yannis; Elkan, Walter; Miller, Robert R.; Fitchett, Delbert A.; Jaspersen, Frederick Z. French, English

The private sector and development : five case studies : Le secteur prive et le developpement : cinq etudes de cas - resultats sur le terrain (French)

The study profiles five case studies of the International Finance Corporation-sponsored ventures, chosen because of their development potential, or, because of unusual setbacks, as the case may be. ... See More +

Publication 23471 JUL 01, 1998

Bouton, Lawrence; Karmokolias, Yannis; Elkan, Walter; Miller, Robert R.; Fitchett, Delbert A.; Jaspersen, Frederick Z. Spanish, English

Trends in private investment in developing countries : statistics for 1970-95 (English)

This short paper, in its eighth edition, provides private and public investment data through 1995. Although the growing empirical literature on privatization has almost invariably found that the transfer of assets from public to private hands yields both efficiency and welfare gains, there has been a surprising lack of research on the macroeconomic consequences of privatization. ... See More +

Publication IFD31 DEC 31, 1996

Bouton, Lawrence; Sumlinski, Mariusz A.

Macroeconomic reform and growth in Africa : adjustment in Africa revisited (English)

The 1994 World Bank study, "Adjustment in Africa: reforms, results, and the road ahead," assessed the extent of, and economic payoffs from, policy reform in 29 countries in sub-Saharan Africa in the mid-1980s and 1990s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1394 DEC 31, 1994

Bouton, Lawrence; Jones, Christine; Kiguel, Miguel

Efficiency wage theory, labor markets, and adjustment (English)

Conventional labor theory argues that wages are determined by the interaction of labor supply and demand. Policy analysis on wage rigidity has emphasized distortions arising from exogenous intervention. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS731 JUL 31, 1991

Riveros, Luis A.; Bouton, Lawrence