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Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)

Social welfare functions that assign weights to individuals based on their income levels can be used to document the relative importance of growth and inequality changes for changes in social welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6842 APR 01, 2014

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

Growth still is good for the poor (English)

Incomes in the poorest two quintiles on average increase at the same rate as overall average incomes. This is because, in a global dataset spanning 118 countries over the past four decades, changes in the share of income of the poorest quintiles are generally small and uncorrelated with changes in average income. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6568 AUG 01, 2013

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

Issues paper : tourism and economic stimulus in China (English)

In response to a request from the Chinese Government, the World Bank Group has prepared the following short note considering the role that increased support to the tourism sector can play in stimulating consumption in the face of the current crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 51313 JAN 01, 2009

Dollar, David; Finch, Christopher

Lessons from China for Africa (English)

China has been the most successful developing country in this modern era of globalization. Since initiating economic reform after 1978, its economy has expanded at a steady rate over 8 percent per capita, fueling historically unprecedented poverty reduction (the poverty rate declined from over 60 percent to 7 percent in 2007). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4531 FEB 01, 2008

Dollar, David

Indonesia : economic and social update (November 2007) (English)

In regard to Indonesia's economic and social situation, the last six months have shown a pick-up in the momentum of growth. This paper includes the following headings: summary introduction; growth, investment, and employment; financial markets; external sector and external debt; inflation and monetary policy; labor markets and wages; fiscal policy and government debt; financial sector development; poverty and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); policy priorities and developments; and the outlook and risks. ... See More +

Newsletter 41849 NOV 01, 2007

Dollar, David; Kraay, Aart

Poverty, inequality, and social disparities during China's economic reform (English)

China has been the most rapidly growing economy in the world over the past 25 years. This growth has fueled a remarkable increase in per capita income and a decline in the poverty rate from 64 percent at the beginning of reform to 10 percent in 2004. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4253 JUN 01, 2007

Dollar, David

Asian century or multi-polar century ? (English)

The "rise of Asia" is something of a myth. During 1990-2005 China accounted for 28 percent of global growth, measured at purchasing power parity (PPP). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4174 MAR 01, 2007

Dollar, David

Intergovernmental fiscal reforms, expenditure assignment, and governance (English)

The Tax Sharing System (TSS) Reform of 1994 brought China's intergovernmental fiscal system much closer to international practice. It also moved China out of the precarious fiscal situation of the mid-1990s, and general government revenues as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) as well as the center's share has increased rapidly. ... See More +

Working Paper 56759 JUN 28, 2006

Dollar, David; Hofman, Bert

China Urban Development Quarterly Issue 1 (English)

World Bank's new partnership strategy for China focuses on economic integration, poverty and sustainable development. Message from the Country Director. ... See More +

Newsletter 37081 JUN 01, 2006

Dollar, David Chinese

China Urban Development Quarterly Issue 1 (Chinese)

World Bank's new partnership strategy for China focuses on economic integration, poverty and sustainable development. Message from the Country Director. ... See More +

Newsletter 37081 JUN 01, 2006

Dollar, David English

Neither a borrower nor a lender : does China's zero net foreign asset position make economic sense? (English)

China in the past few years has emerged as a net foreign creditor on the international scene with net foreign assets slightly greater than zero percent of wealth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3801 DEC 01, 2005

Dollar, David; Kraay, Aart

Neither a borrower nor a lender : does China's zero net foreign asset position make economic sense? (English)

This paper states that China in the past few years has emerged as a net foreign creditor on the international scene with net foreign assets slightly greater than zero percent of wealth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 41855 NOV 01, 2005

Dollar, David; Kraay, Aart

Globalization, poverty, and inequality since 1980 (English)

One of the most contentious issues of globalization is the effect of global economic integration on inequality and poverty. This article documents five trends in the modern era of globalization, starting around 1980. ... See More +

Journal Article 76752 SEP 01, 2005

Dollar, David

Puede la globalizacion beneficiar a todo el mundo? (Spanish)

Critics of globalization adduce that poor countries are losers in global integration. This report challenges that paradigm, arguing that globalization produces prosperity, a higher standard of living, and better education for the world's poor. ... See More +

Publication 34860 JUN 30, 2005

Dollar, David

Sowing and reaping: institutional quality and project outcomes in developing countries (English)

Much of the academic debate on the effectiveness of foreign aid is centered on the relationship between aid and growth. Different aid-growth studies find conflicting results: aid promotes growth everywhere; aid has a zero or negative impact on growth everywhere; or the effect of aid on growth depends on recipient-specific characteristics, such as the quality of institutions and policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3524 FEB 01, 2005

Levin, Victoria; Dollar, David

The World Bank research observer 20 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: globalization, poverty, and inequality since 1980 by David Dollar; data and dogma: the great Indian poverty debate by Angus Deaton and Valerie Kozel; insights on development from the economics of happiness by Carol Graham; housing policy in developing countries: conjectures and refutations by Robert M. ... See More +

Publication 43613 JAN 01, 2005

Dollar, David; Deaton, Angus; Kozel, Valerie; Graham, Carol; Buckley, Robert M.; Kalariclta, Jerry; Montiel, Peter J.

Investment climate and international integration (English)

Drawing on recently completed firm-level surveys in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Honduras, India, Nicaragua, Pakistan, and Peru, this paper investigates the relationship between investment climate and international integration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3323 JUN 01, 2004

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary; Dollar, David; Mengistae, Taye

Globalization, poverty, and inequality since 1980 (English)

One of the most contentious issues of globalization is the effect of global economic integration on inequality and poverty. This paper documents five trends in the modern era of globalization, starting around 1980. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3333 JUN 01, 2004

Dollar, David

Increasing selectivity of foreign aid, 1984-2002 (English)

The authors examine the allocation of foreign aid by 41 donor agencies, bilateral and multilateral. Their policy selectivity index measures the extent to which a donor's assistance is targeted to countries with sound institutions and policies, controlling for per capita income and population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3299 MAY 01, 2004

Dollar, David; Levin, Victoria

Aid, policies, and growth : revisiting the evidence (English)

The authors revisit the relationship between aid and growth using a new data set focusing on the 1990s. The evidence supports the view that the impact of aid depends on the quality of state institutions and policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3251 MAR 01, 2004

Burnside, Craig; Dollar, David

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Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6842 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth still is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6568 Policy Research Working Paper
Issues paper : tourism and economic stimulus in China (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 51313 Working Paper
Lessons from China for Africa (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4531 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia : economic and social update (November 2007) (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 41849 Newsletter
Poverty, inequality, and social disparities during China's economic reform (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4253 Policy Research Working Paper
Asian century or multi-polar century ? (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4174 Policy Research Working Paper
Intergovernmental fiscal reforms, expenditure assignment, and governance (English)
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JUN 28, 2006 56759 Working Paper
China Urban Development Quarterly Issue 1 (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 37081 Newsletter Chinese
China Urban Development Quarterly Issue 1 (Chinese)
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JUN 01, 2006 37081 Newsletter English
Neither a borrower nor a lender : does China's zero net foreign asset position make economic sense? (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 WPS3801 Policy Research Working Paper
Neither a borrower nor a lender : does China's zero net foreign asset position make economic sense? (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 41855 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Globalization, poverty, and inequality since 1980 (English)
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SEP 01, 2005 76752 Journal Article
Puede la globalizacion beneficiar a todo el mundo? (Spanish)
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JUN 30, 2005 34860 Publication
Sowing and reaping: institutional quality and project outcomes in developing countries (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 WPS3524 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 20 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 43613 Publication
Investment climate and international integration (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3323 Policy Research Working Paper
Globalization, poverty, and inequality since 1980 (English)
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JUN 01, 2004 WPS3333 Policy Research Working Paper
Increasing selectivity of foreign aid, 1984-2002 (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3299 Policy Research Working Paper
Aid, policies, and growth : revisiting the evidence (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 WPS3251 Policy Research Working Paper