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Fiscal policy for growth and development (English)

The global economic crisis that broke out in 2008 has reawakened interest in fiscal policy. In the early stages of the crisis, there was a widespread turn to countercyclical fiscal stimulus. ... See More +

Brief 73041 OCT 01, 2012

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano Disclosed

South Africa economic update : focus on green growth (English)

The global financial roller coaster, with the Euro zone as its lead car, has hit economic prospects across the globe. The South African economy, with its close links to the world economy, has suffered, too, resulting in weakened growth prospects, lower fiscal revenues, lower and more volatile valuation of the rand, and dampened external financing. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 70859 NOV 01, 2011

Im, Fernando; Mahajan, Sandeep; Denis, Allen; Gillson, Ian; Lange, Glenn-Marie; Leiman, Anthony; Losse-Mueller, Thomas; Ngwenya, Phindile; Hussain, Sarwat; Brahmbhatt, Milan; Toman, Michael Disclosed

The poverty impacts of climate change (English)

Over the last century, the world has seen a sustained decline in the proportion of people living in poverty. However, there is an increasing concern that climate change could slow or possibly even reverse poverty reduction progress. ... See More +

Brief 60073 MAR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Rabassa, Mariano; Olivieri, Sergio; Brahmbhatt, Milan Disclosed

Human rights and development practice (English)

In the past two decades, there has been a growing engagement between development and human rights practitioners and thinkers. But are participants in this dialogue still mainly talking past each other? ... See More +

Brief 59884 FEB 01, 2011

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano Disclosed

Currency wars yesterday and today (English)

An energetic debate on the danger of a global currency war has flared up in recent months, stoked by a renewed move to 'quantitative easing' in the United States, resurgent capital flows to developing countries and strong upward pressure on emerging market currencies. ... See More +

Brief 58315 DEC 01, 2010

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano; Ghosh, Swati Disclosed

Ideas and innovation in East Asia (English)

The generation, diffusion, absorption, and application of new technology, knowledge, or ideas are crucial drivers of development. The authors examine the exceptionally fast growth in domestic innovation efforts in Korea, Taiwan (China), Singapore, and China, drawing on information about R&D as well as patent and patent citations data. ... See More +

Journal Article 76805 AUG 01, 2010

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Hu, Albert Disclosed

Dealing with Dutch disease (English)

This note looks at so-called Dutch disease, a phenomenon reflecting changes in the structure of production in the wake of a favorable shock (such as a large natural resource discovery, a rise in the international price of an exportable commodity, or the presence of sustained aid or capital inflows). ... See More +

Brief 54867 JUN 01, 2010

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina Disclosed

Natural resources and development strategy after the crisis (English)

In this note the authors briefly review four questions: how dependent are developing countries on primary commodity exports? What is the outlook for primary commodity prices? ... See More +

Brief 53164 FEB 01, 2010

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano; Disclosed

Natural resources and development strategy after the crisis (English)

Recent events have rekindled interest in the role of primary commodities in development. Was the boom in commodity prices from around 2003 through 2008 just a cyclical event, or does it suggests that prices have entered on a period of secular strength, driven by factors such as demand in big, fast growing developing countries like China? ... See More +

Brief 52822 JAN 01, 2010

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Canuto, Otaviano; Disclosed

The global financial crisis : comparisons with the great depression and scenarios for recovery (English)

A recent paper has highlighted some close correspondences between economic performance during the present world recession and that during the early months of the great depression that began in late 1929. ... See More +

Brief 51631 AUG 01, 2009

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Da Silva, Luiz Pereira; Disclosed

Weathering the storm : economic policy responses to the financial crisis (English)

The world economy is entering a major downturn caused by the most dangerous shock in mature financial markets since the 1930s. Current World Bank growth projections for high income countries have been slashed from 2.5 percent in 2007 to a contraction of 0.1 percent in 2009. ... See More +

Working Paper 46795 NOV 01, 2008

Brahmbhatt, Milan Disclosed

The global macroeconomic situation and policy implications (English)

This PREM note provides some perspectives on the ongoing financial turmoil and the present complicated situation in the world economy. Two unifying themes can help to organize the discussion. ... See More +

Brief 45118 AUG 01, 2008

Brahmbhatt, Milan Disclosed

Rising food prices in East Asia : challenges and policy options (English)

Large increases in international food prices in 2007 and early 2008 have become a key concern for policy makers in East Asia. The increases are likely to have a significant impact on the living standards of many, particularly the poor. ... See More +

Policy Note 44998 MAY 01, 2008

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Christiaensen, Luc Disclosed

On SARS type economic effects during infectious disease outbreaks (English)

Infectious disease outbreaks can exact a high human and economic cost through illness and death. But, as with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in East Asia in 2003, or the plague outbreak in Surat, India, in 1994, they can also create severe economic disruptions even when there is, ultimately, relatively little illness or death. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4466 JAN 01, 2008

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Dutta, Arindam Disclosed

Ideas and innovation in East Asia (English)

The generation, diffusion, absorption and application of new technology, knowledge or ideas are crucial drivers of development. This paper surveys the diverse approaches to innovation adopted by East Asian economies, the problems faced and outcomes achieved, as well as possible policy lessons. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4403 NOV 01, 2007

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Hu, Albert Disclosed

Managing through a global downturn (English)

Growth in Emerging East Asia is expected to reach close to 8 percent in 2006, the second strongest pace in the five year long economic expansion underway in the region since 2001. ... See More +

Working Paper 38189 NOV 01, 2006

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Ollero, Antonio; Mailei, Taranaki Disclosed

East Asia's dollar influx : signal for change (English)

Economic growth in Emerging East Asia reached a cyclical peak of 7.2 percent in 2004 from which it is expected to slow only moderately to about 6 percent in 2005 and 2006. ... See More +

Working Paper 32951 APR 01, 2005

Brahmbhatt, Milan Disclosed

From cyclical recovery to long run growth : regional overview (English)

The region had already begun a cyclical recovery in 2002, but this was partially side-tracked by SARS - Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - and other shocks in early 2003. ... See More +

Working Paper 27343 OCT 01, 2003

Brahmbhatt, Milan Disclosed

Philippines an opportunity for renewed poverty reduction (English)

This report contains many policy recommendations which are recognized by the Government, but they cannot all be implemented at once. While the Government has made progress in addressing a number of these issues, a well phased and coordinated implementation plan is needed to build the momentum necessary to achieve the MTPDP growth and poverty reduction targets. ... See More +

Working Paper 41677 FEB 22, 2002

McKay, Lloyd; Balbosa, Joven; Brahmbhatt, Milan; Datt, Gaurav; Engelschalk, Michael; Ho, Teresa; Weist, Dana; Tria, Cheloy Disclosed

India in the global economy (English)

This study reviews trends in the process of India's integration into the world economy in the context of the experience of developing countries as a whole, and evaluates the main factors which may hamper the pace at which integration occurs in the future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1681 NOV 30, 1996

Brahmbhatt, Milan; Srinivasan, T.G.; Murrell, Kim

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Fiscal policy for growth and development (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 73041 Brief
South Africa economic update : focus on green growth (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 70859 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The poverty impacts of climate change (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 60073 Brief
Human rights and development practice (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 59884 Brief
Currency wars yesterday and today (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 58315 Brief
Ideas and innovation in East Asia (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 76805 Journal Article
Dealing with Dutch disease (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 54867 Brief
Natural resources and development strategy after the crisis (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 53164 Brief
Natural resources and development strategy after the crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 52822 Brief
The global financial crisis : comparisons with the great depression and scenarios for recovery (English)
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AUG 01, 2009 51631 Brief
Weathering the storm : economic policy responses to the financial crisis (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 46795 Working Paper
The global macroeconomic situation and policy implications (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 45118 Brief
Rising food prices in East Asia : challenges and policy options (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44998 Policy Note
On SARS type economic effects during infectious disease outbreaks (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4466 Policy Research Working Paper
Ideas and innovation in East Asia (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 WPS4403 Policy Research Working Paper
Managing through a global downturn (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 38189 Working Paper
East Asia's dollar influx : signal for change (English)
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APR 01, 2005 32951 Working Paper
From cyclical recovery to long run growth : regional overview (English)
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OCT 01, 2003 27343 Working Paper
Philippines an opportunity for renewed poverty reduction (English)
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FEB 22, 2002 41677 Working Paper
India in the global economy (English)
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NOV 30, 1996 WPS1681 Policy Research Working Paper