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Strategies to develop mortgage markets in transition economies (English)

The transformation of the planned economies of central and eastern Europe to market economies has focused on economic stabilization and liberalization, privatization, and financial sector development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1697 DEC 31, 1996

Jaffee, Dwight M.; Renaud, Bertrand

Housing finance in transition economies : the early years in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)

The transition to markets dominates the development agenda of the 1990s. Financial sector reforms are central to a successful transition to a market economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1565 JAN 31, 1996

Renaud, Bertrand M.

Contractual savings for housing : How suitable are they for transitional economies? (English)

Problems of developing financial services for housing are acute in transitional socialist economies. The authors examine contractual savings for housing (CSH), which are often advocated as a primary solution, especially in Central and Eastern European countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1516 SEP 30, 1995

Lea, Michael J.; Renaud, Bertrand

Cities without land markets : location and land use in the socialist city (English)

The authors describe the structure of Russian cities after 70 years of Soviet development. This is the longest socialist experience on record and its results are of paramount interest to urban economists. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1477 JUN 30, 1995

Bertaud, Alain; Renaud, Bertrand

The 1985-94 global real estate cycle : its casues and consequences (English)

The peak of the first global real estate boom was reached around 1990 in most Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1452 MAY 31, 1995

Renaud, Bertrand

Cities without land markets : lessons of the failed socialist experiment (English)

What has happened to the socialist city where all investment decisions have been made without land markets? What are the consequences for the national economy? ... See More +

Publication WDP227 MAR 31, 1994

Bertaud, Alain; Renaud, Bertrand

Housing reform in socialist economies (English)

This paper summarizes the main conclusions of a seminar on housing reforms in socialist economies. The seminar was initiated to discuss the transition from socialist systems, where government control and public ownership dominate, to market-based housing systems. ... See More +

Publication WDP125 JUN 30, 1991

Renaud, Bertrand

Understanding the collateral qualities of housing for financial development : the Korean "Chonse" as effective response to financial sector shortcomings (English)

The potential collateral efficiency of housing is the cornerstone on which to develop a housing finance system. In developing countries, this collateral question goes beyond the provision of mortgage services for housing ownership, as is the case in developed countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU49 JUN 30, 1989

Renaud, Bertrand

Urban finance in post depression Latin America : the solvency status of urban borrowers (English)

This paper discusses feasible approaches to the financing of urban investment in the disrupted financial environment of Latin America. Heavy financial subsidization of urban investment in the Latin American region could or has contributed significantly to the destabilization of economic recovery because they are often based on a misunderstanding of the status of urban borrowers. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU22 JUN 30, 1988

Renaud, Bertrand; Buckley, Robert

Compounding financial repression with rigid urban regulations : lessons of the Korea housing market (English)

The objective of this paper is to explore the interactions between financial and urban policies, and their joint impact on the performance of the housing sector during the course of economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS360 JUN 30, 1988

Renaud, Bertrand; INU

Compounding financial repression with rigid urban regulations : lessons of the Korea housing market (English)

The objective of this paper is to explore the interactions between financial and urban policies, and their joint impact on the performance of the housing sector during the course of economic development. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper INU21 JUN 30, 1988

Renaud,Bertrand M. Disclosed

Financing shelter (English)

This paper is addressed to a broad audience. It reviews the lessons from experience in financing shelter in developing countries and indicates the direction that policies should take in view of current economic conditions in Third World countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper UDD78 AUG 31, 1985

Renaud, Bertrand Disclosed

National urbanization policies in developing countries : Politique nationale d'urbanisation dans les pays en développement (French)

The need for active national urbanization policies is greater now for developing countries than it has been in the past because population growth rates are faster, economic growth rates are higher, and the role of government is more dominant than it was historically for the presently advanced economies. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP347 JAN 01, 1985

Renaud,Bertrand M. English Disclosed

Economics of residential crowding in developing countries (English)

Residential crowding is one of the most noticeable problems of housing in developing countries. Crowding in these countries is characterized by two important phenomena. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) REP349 JUN 30, 1984

Follain Jr., James; Lim, Gill-Chin; Renaud,Bertrand M. Disclosed

Housing and financial institutions in developing countries (English)

This paper presents an overview of issues arising in the development of housing finance institutions in developing countries. The housing problem is defined as the necessity to reconcile the three partially conflicting objectives of affordability for households, viability for financial institutions and resources mobilization for the expansion of the sector and of the national economy. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper UDD19 DEC 31, 1982

Renaud,Bertrand M. Disclosed

Housing crowding in developing countries and willingness to pay for additional space : the case of Korea (English)

The very rapid rate of urban population growth in developing countries is placing great strain on their housing stock. Housing policies which aim at reducing or eliminating crowding are generally based on notions of needs and standards of adequacy which are more often based on arbitrarily selected criteria than on domestic economic conditions. ... See More +

Journal Article REP269 FEB 28, 1982

Follain, James; Lim, Gill-Chin; Renaud, Bertrand Disclosed

National urbanization policy in developing countries (English)

This report focuses on the need for national urbanization policy. First, it presents a worldwide perspective on urbanization and explains why the need for active urbanization policies is greater for developing countries than it was in the past for economies that are now developed. ... See More +

Publication 9978 JAN 01, 1981

Renaud, Bertrand

National urbanization policies in developing countries (English)

The need for active national urbanization policies is greater now for developing countries than it has been in the past because population growth rates are faster, economic growth rates are higher, and the role of government is more dominant than it was historically for the presently advanced economies. ... See More +

Staff Working Paper SWP347 JUL 01, 1979

Renaud,Bertrand M. French Disclosed

Economic forces underlying urban decentralization trends : a structural model for density gradients applied to Korea (English)

The rapid pace of urbanization is discussed, with reference to the structure of cities in developing countries, and the pressures of increasing population, rising incomes, and shifting factor prices. ... See More +

Journal Article REP107 JAN 31, 1979

Follain, J.; Renaud, B.; Lim, G. Disclosed

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Strategies to develop mortgage markets in transition economies (English)
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DEC 31, 1996 WPS1697 Policy Research Working Paper
Housing finance in transition economies : the early years in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union (English)
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JAN 31, 1996 WPS1565 Policy Research Working Paper
Contractual savings for housing : How suitable are they for transitional economies? (English)
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SEP 30, 1995 WPS1516 Policy Research Working Paper
Cities without land markets : location and land use in the socialist city (English)
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JUN 30, 1995 WPS1477 Policy Research Working Paper
The 1985-94 global real estate cycle : its casues and consequences (English)
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MAY 31, 1995 WPS1452 Policy Research Working Paper
Cities without land markets : lessons of the failed socialist experiment (English)
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MAR 31, 1994 WDP227 Publication
Housing reform in socialist economies (English)
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JUN 30, 1991 WDP125 Publication
Understanding the collateral qualities of housing for financial development : the Korean "Chonse" as effective response to financial sector shortcomings (English)
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JUN 30, 1989 INU49 Departmental Working Paper
Urban finance in post depression Latin America : the solvency status of urban borrowers (English)
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JUN 30, 1988 INU22 Departmental Working Paper
Compounding financial repression with rigid urban regulations : lessons of the Korea housing market (English)
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JUN 30, 1988 WPS360 Policy Research Working Paper
Compounding financial repression with rigid urban regulations : lessons of the Korea housing market (English)
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JUN 30, 1988 INU21 Departmental Working Paper
Financing shelter (English)
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AUG 31, 1985 UDD78 Departmental Working Paper
National urbanization policies in developing countries : Politique nationale d'urbanisation dans les pays en développement (French)
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JAN 01, 1985 SWP347 Staff Working Paper English
Economics of residential crowding in developing countries (English)
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JUN 30, 1984 REP349 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Housing and financial institutions in developing countries (English)
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DEC 31, 1982 UDD19 Departmental Working Paper
Housing crowding in developing countries and willingness to pay for additional space : the case of Korea (English)
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FEB 28, 1982 REP269 Journal Article
National urbanization policy in developing countries (English)
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JAN 01, 1981 9978 Publication
National urbanization policies in developing countries (English)
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JUL 01, 1979 SWP347 Staff Working Paper French
Economic forces underlying urban decentralization trends : a structural model for density gradients applied to Korea (English)
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JAN 31, 1979 REP107 Journal Article