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The effect of fiscal policies on the quality of growth (English)

In a recent report on middle-income countries, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) found that countries and the World Bank Group have been relatively effective in the overarching priority of promoting growth and reducing poverty, but not in addressing rising inequality, governance and corruption, or environmental degradation. ... See More +

Brief 53855 JAN 01, 2010

Lopez, Ramon E.; Thomas, Vinod; Wang, Yan Disclosed

Natural disasters and the dynamics of intangible assets (English)

Empirical evidence suggests that the higher-order effects of natural disasters, which affect intangible assets, may be even more important than the material inter-industry effects. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4874 MAR 01, 2009

Lopez, Ramon Disclosed

The quality of growth : fiscal policies for better results (English)

The world faces unprecedented opportunities to reduce global poverty and improve human welfare. Strong global growth and better economic policies in recent years have substantially reduced poverty in many developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 59625 AUG 05, 2008

Lopez, Ramon E.; Thomas, Vinod; Wang, Yan Disclosed

The low-income countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States : progress and challenges in transition (English)

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the commonwealth of independent states (CIS-7) faced exceptional challenges in building new states, democratic institutions, and market economies. ... See More +

Publication 99011 JAN 01, 2004

Khan,Mohammed Mohsin; Katsu,Shigeo; Otoo,Samuel K. E.; Sattar,Sarosh; Vashakmadze,Ekaterine T.; Helbling, Thomas; Mody,Ashoka; Sahay,Ratna; Lane, Philip R.; Pomfret,Richard W.; Betley,Mary; Falkingham,Jane C.; Cord,Louise J.; Lopez,Ramon E.; Huppi,Monika; Melo,Oscar A.; Jones Luong,Pauline; Vandycke,Nancy L.; Michalopoulos,Constantine; Kennedy, David; Fankhauser,Samuel; Raiser,Martin Disclosed

The tragedy of the commons in Cote d'Ivoire agriculture : empirical evidence and implications for evaluating trade policies (English)

Expansion of cultivated land diminishes the extent of forestlands or reduces the length of fallow periods and, hence, reduces the amount of natural vegetation. ... See More +

Journal Article 77257 JAN 01, 1998

Lopez, Ramon Disclosed

Do labor market distortions cause overvaluation and rigidity of the real exchange rate? (English)

The main objective of this paper was to measure the importance of labor market distortions in explaining the marked tendency to real exchange rate overvaluation and the relatively low effectiveness of devaluation in Latin America. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS485 AUG 31, 1990

Lopez, Ramon; Riveros, Luis

The World Bank economic review 4(2) (English)

Toward equitable and sustainable rural water supplies: a contingent valuation study in Brazil. On the accuracy of economic observations: do Sub-Saharan trade statistics mean anything? ... See More +

Publication 17594 MAY 31, 1990

Briscoe, John; Furtado de Castro, Paulo; Griffin, Charles; North, James; Olsen, Orjan; Yeats, Alexander J.; Akiyama, Takamasa; Varangis, Panayotis N.; Tarr, David; Lopez, Ramon E.; Thomas, Vinod; Melo, Jaime de; Winters, L. Alan

Import dependency and structural adjustment in sub-Saharan Africa (English)

One of the effects of structural adjustment programs in sub - Saharan Africa has been the reduction of imports in the face of scarce foreign exchange. ... See More +

Journal Article 14211 MAY 31, 1990

Lopez, Ramon E.; Thomas, Vinod

Macroeconomic adjustment and the labor market in four Latin American countries (English)

Implicit in standard macroeconomics of adjustment is the assumption of well-integrated labor markets that are responsive to relative prices. But segmentation of the labor market is usually said to be an important source of labor market rigidities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS335 DEC 31, 1989

Lopez, Ramon E.; Riveros, Luis A.

Wage responsiveness and labor market disequilibrium (English)

The objectives of this paper are : (i) to empirically probe on the validity of the hypothesis that wages are relatively unresponsive to labor market disequlibrium; and (ii) to investigate whether the dramatically diverse rates of unemployment observed across certain Latin American countries obey fundamentally different wage dynamics or are the product of diversity in labor market distortions and other labor market policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS85 SEP 30, 1988

Lopez, Ramon E.; Riveros, Luis A.