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Global inequality in a more educated world (English)

In developing countries, younger and better-educated cohorts are entering the workforce. This developing world-led education wave is altering the skill composition of the global labor supply, and impacting income distribution, at the national and global levels. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8135 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed, S. Amer; Bussolo,Maurizio; Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Go,Delfin Sia; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel Disclosed

Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance (English)

This paper assesses the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance on global economic growth and poverty. The analysis uses a global computable general equilibrium model and a microsimulation framework that together capture impact channels related to health, mortality, labor productivity, health care financing, and production in the livestock and other sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8133 JUN 30, 2017

Ahmed,Syud Amer; Baris,Enis; Go,Delfin Sia; Lofgren,Hans; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Thierfelder,Karen E. Disclosed

China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper explores the economic impacts of two related tracks of China's expected transformation—economic slowdown and rebalancing away from investment toward consumption—and estimates the spillovers for the rest of the world, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan African countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7666 MAY 10, 2016

Lakatos,Csilla; Maliszewska,Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte,Israel; Go,Delfin Sia Disclosed

Global migration revisited : short-term pains, long-term gains, and the potential of south-south migration (English)

This paper re-examines the development implications of international migration focusing on two issues: how the costs and benefits of migration change over time, and the significance of South-South migration for development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7628 APR 11, 2016

Ahmed, S. Amer; Go,Delfin Sia; Willenbockel,Dirk Andreas Disclosed

Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)

This paper uses a three-step Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach in an environment of noisy and scarce data to estimate behavioral parameters for a computable general equilibrium model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7174 JAN 01, 2015

Go, Delfin S.; Lofgren,Hans; Mendez Ramos,Fabian; Robinson,Sherman Disclosed

How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel Disclosed

Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6984 JUL 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Dissou, Yazid; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman Disclosed

Dutch disease and spending strategies in a resource-rich low-income country - the case of Niger (English)

This paper examines spending plans suggested by the recent literature regarding Dutch disease and examines their implications to Niger relative to its expanding mineral sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6691 NOV 01, 2013

Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Utz, Robert Disclosed

Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)

After an impressive acceleration in growth and poverty reduction since the mid-1990s, many African countries continue to register robust growth in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6517 JUN 01, 2013

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel; Timmer, Hans Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 27 (2) (English)

This issue of the World Bank research observer contains the following articles: the odds of achieving the MDGs; the challenges of bankruptcy reform; school feeding programs and development: are we framing the question correctly? ... See More +

Publication 80525 AUG 01, 2012

Pagiola, Stefano; Go, Delfin S.; Quijada, Jose Alejandro; Cirmizi, Elena; Klapper, Leora; Uttamchandani, Mahesh; Alderman, Harold; Bundy, Donald; Wright, Brian D.; Whittington, Dale Disclosed

Assessing the odds of achieving the MDGs (English)

How many countries are on target to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015? How many countries are off target, and how far are they from the goals? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5825 OCT 01, 2011

Go, Delfin S.; Quijada, Jose Alejandro Disclosed

Global monitoring report 2010 : the MDGs after the crisis (English)

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? How many people will the crisis prevent from escaping poverty, and how many will remain hungry? ... See More +

Publication 54438 MAY 04, 2010

Go, Delfin Sia. Disclosed

The millennium development goals and the road to 2015 : building on progress and responding to crisis (English)

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) provide a multidimensional framework for attacking poverty in a world of multi-polar growth. By focusing on measurable results, they provide a scorecard for assessing progress toward mutually agreed targets. ... See More +

Publication 56800 JAN 01, 2010

Go, Delfin; Swanson, Eric Disclosed

Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa (English)

Noting that South Africa may be one of the few African countries that could contribute to mitigating climate change, the authors explore the impact of a carbon tax relative to alternative energy taxes on economic welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4933 MAY 01, 2009

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa (English)

In this paper, the authors use a highly disaggregate general equilibrium model to analyze the feasibility of a wage subsidy to unskilled workers in South Africa, isolating and estimating its potential employment effects and fiscal cost. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4871 MAR 01, 2009

Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Korman, Vijdan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)

This book is a collection of essays that seeks to answer three interrelated sets of questions about Africa's recent growth recovery. The first set of essays addresses questions about the drivers and durability of Africa's growth. ... See More +

Publication 43976 APR 14, 2008

Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Arbache, Jorge; Korman, Vijdan; Ye, Xiao; Chuhan-Pole, Punam; Fitzpatrick, Brendan; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen; Lofgren, Hans; Diaz-Bonilla, Carolina; Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Plaza, Sonia; Raddatz, Claudio; Devlin, Julia; Lewin, Michael; Ranaweera, Thilakaratna; Budina, Nina; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Andriamihaja, Noro; Vecchi, Giovanni; Essama-Nssah, B.; Kearney, Marna Disclosed

Is Africa's economy at a turning point? (English)

In this paper, Arbache, Go, and Page examine the recent acceleration of growth in Africa. Unlike the past, the performance is now registered broadly across several types of countries-particularly the oil-exporting and resource-intensive countries and, in more recent years, the large- and middle-income economies, as well as coastal and low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4519 FEB 01, 2008

Arbache, Jorge; Go, Delfin S.; Page, John Disclosed

Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics (English)

Devarajan, Go, Page, Robinson, and Thierfelder argued that if aid is about the future and recipients are able to plan consumption and investment decisions optimally over time, then the potential problem of an aid-induced appreciation of the real exchange rate (Dutch disease) does not occur. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4480 JAN 01, 2008

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Go, Delfin S.; Page, John; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy (English)

As crude oil prices reach new highs, there is renewed concern about how external shocks will affect growth and poverty in developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4354 SEP 01, 2007

Essama-Nssah, B.; Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Korman, Vijdan; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

An Analysis of South Africa's Value Added Tax (English)

In this paper, the authors describe South Africa's value added tax (VAT), showing that (1) the VAT is mildly regressive, and (2) it is an effective source of government revenue, compared with other tax instruments in South Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3671 AUG 01, 2005

Go, Delfin S.; Kearney, Marna; Robinson, Sherman; Thierfelder, Karen Disclosed

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Global inequality in a more educated world (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8135 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance (English)
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JUN 30, 2017 WPS8133 Policy Research Working Paper
China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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MAY 10, 2016 WPS7666 Policy Research Working Paper
Global migration revisited : short-term pains, long-term gains, and the potential of south-south migration (English)
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APR 11, 2016 WPS7628 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7174 Policy Research Working Paper
How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Policy Research Working Paper
Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6984 Policy Research Working Paper
Dutch disease and spending strategies in a resource-rich low-income country - the case of Niger (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6691 Policy Research Working Paper
Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6517 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 27 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 80525 Publication
Assessing the odds of achieving the MDGs (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5825 Policy Research Working Paper
Global monitoring report 2010 : the MDGs after the crisis (English)
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MAY 04, 2010 54438 Publication
The millennium development goals and the road to 2015 : building on progress and responding to crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 56800 Publication
Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4933 Policy Research Working Paper
Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4871 Policy Research Working Paper
Africa at a turning point? Growth, aid, and external shocks (English)
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APR 14, 2008 43976 Publication
Is Africa's economy at a turning point? (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4519 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4480 Policy Research Working Paper
Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2007 WPS4354 Policy Research Working Paper
An Analysis of South Africa's Value Added Tax (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2005 WPS3671 Policy Research Working Paper