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Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on growth, looking at the effect of the financial system on volatility in gross domestic product per capita and consumption per capita growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7723 JUN 21, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption : policy note : Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption (Russian)

Using data from business environment and enterprise performance survey (BEEPS) and other enterprise surveys, studies have shown that firm entry, growth and productivity are impeded by corruption and overly burdensome regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 75569 SEP 05, 2013

Kisunko, Gregory; Knack, Stephen; Islam, Roumeen; Ponamariov, Branco English Disclosed

Macroeconomic context and fiscal policy : Europe and Central Asia during 2000-2012 (English)

This paper examines the interaction between fiscal policy and the broader macroeconomic context in open economies. It asks two questions. First, what was the relationship between fiscal policy and current account balances in countries in Europe and Central Asia during the past dozen years? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6621 SEP 01, 2013

Islam, Roumeen Disclosed

Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption : policy note : Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption (English)

Using data from business environment and enterprise performance survey (BEEPS) and other enterprise surveys, studies have shown that firm entry, growth and productivity are impeded by corruption and overly burdensome regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 75569 FEB 24, 2013

Kisunko, Gregory; Knack, Stephen; Islam, Roumeen; Ponamariov, Branco Russian Disclosed

Rising food and energy prices in Europe and Central Asia (English)

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the channels through which rising commodity prices might affect countries in the Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) in the short run and to indicate which countries are most likely to be significantly affected. ... See More +

Working Paper 61097 JAN 01, 2011

Islam,Roumeen Russian Disclosed

Rising food and energy prices in Europe and Central Asia : Рост цен на продовольственные товары и энергоресурсы в Европе и Центральной Азии (Russian)

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the channels through which rising commodity prices might affect countries in the Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) in the short run and to indicate which countries are most likely to be significantly affected. ... See More +

Working Paper 61097 JAN 01, 2011

Islam,Roumeen English Disclosed

Of floods and droughts : the economic and financial crisis of 2008 (English)

This paper provides an overview of the period prior to the recent global crisis, and the policies that were adopted around the world in response to the crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5237 MAR 01, 2010

Islam, Roumeen; Nallari, Raj Disclosed

Information and public choice : from media markets to policy making (Russian)

Contents of the report are: Overview : from media markets to policy; by Roumeen Islam. The media's influence on public policy decisions; by David Stromberg, and James M. ... See More +

Publication 44990 JAN 01, 2010

Islam, Roumeen; Andrau, Pierre-Yves; DellaVigna, Stefano; Gentzkow, Matthew; George, Lisa M.; Harymurti, Bambang; Kaplan, Ethan; Levy, Jonathan D.; Majed, Ziad;; Ojo, Edeaten; Petrova, Maria; Puglisi, Riccardo; Shapiro, Jesse M.; Snyder, Jr., James M.; Stiglitz, Joseph; Stromberg, David; Waldfogel, Joel; English Disclosed

World trade indicators 2008 : benchmarking policy and performance (English)

The World Trade Indicators (WTI) database and ranking tool cover country level indicators of trade performance and policies and institutions that affect trade. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 46772 JUL 09, 2008

Islam, Roumeen; Zanini, Gianni Disclosed

Information and public choice : from media markets to policy making (English)

Contents of the report are: Overview : from media markets to policy; by Roumeen Islam. The media's influence on public policy decisions; by David Stromberg, and James M. ... See More +

Publication 44990 JUN 06, 2008

Islam, Roumeen; Andrau, Pierre-Yves; DellaVigna, Stefano; Gentzkow, Matthew; George, Lisa M.; Harymurti, Bambang; Kaplan, Ethan; Levy, Jonathan D.; Majed, Ziad;; Ojo, Edeaten; Petrova, Maria; Puglisi, Riccardo; Shapiro, Jesse M.; Snyder, Jr., James M.; Stiglitz, Joseph; Stromberg, David; Waldfogel, Joel; Russian Disclosed

Economic information and finance : more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption (English)

This paper builds on recent work that shows how financial sector outcomes are affected by the provision of information by financial and other entities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4250 JUN 01, 2007

Islam, Roumeen Disclosed

Does aid help improve economic institutions ? (English)

Aid is expected to promote better living standards by raising investment and growth. But aid may also affect institutions directly. In theory, these effects may or may not work in the same direction as those on investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3990 AUG 01, 2006

Coviello, Decio; Islam, Roumeen Disclosed

The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Vietnamese)

A free press is not a luxury. It is at the core of equitable development. The media can expose corruption. They can keep a check on public policy by throwing a spotlight on government action. ... See More +

Publication 25070 JAN 01, 2006

Islam, Roumeen; Djankov, Simeon; McLeish, Caralee Arabic, Russian, Indonesian-Malay, Chinese, English Disclosed

The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Chinese)

A free press is not a luxury. It is at the core of equitable development. The media can expose corruption. They can keep a check on public policy by throwing a spotlight on government action. ... See More +

Publication 25070 SEP 01, 2005

Islam, Roumeen; Djankov, Simeon; McLeish, Caralee Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian, Indonesian-Malay, English Disclosed

What are the right institutions in a globalizing world? and... can we keep them if we have found them? (English)

Greater trade integration has often been viewed as requiring greater standardization in institutions, without which the benefits of trade do not materialize. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3448 NOV 01, 2004

Islam, Roumeen

Institutional reform and the judiciary : which way forward? (English)

The author presents some general lessons in institution-building that has relevance for judiciary reform. She emphasizes the value of simplicity in design commensurate with country capacity, the importance of innovation and experimentation, and of economic openness in effective institution-building. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3134 SEP 01, 2003

Roumeen Islam

do more transparent government govern better? (English)

The author explores the link between information flows and governance or institutional quality. Economic theory expounds on the importance of information on economic outcomes either through its direct effect on prices and quantities or through its effect on other factors such as institutions and the quality of governance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3077 JUN 30, 2003

Islam, Roumeen

The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Russian)

A free press is not a luxury. It is at the core of equitable development. The media can expose corruption. They can keep a check on public policy by throwing a spotlight on government action. ... See More +

Publication 25070 JAN 01, 2003

Islam, Roumeen; Djankov, Simeon; McLeish, Caralee Vietnamese, Arabic, Indonesian-Malay, Chinese, English Disclosed

The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Arabic)

A free press is not a luxury. It is at the core of equitable development. The media can expose corruption. They can keep a check on public policy by throwing a spotlight on government action. ... See More +

Publication 25070 NOV 30, 2002

Islam, Roumeen; Djankov, Simeon; McLeish, Caralee Vietnamese, Russian, Indonesian-Malay, Chinese, English Disclosed

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Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial systems, growth, and volatility : searching for the perfect fit (English)
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JUN 21, 2016 WPS7723 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption : policy note : Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption (Russian)
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SEP 05, 2013 75569 Working Paper English
Macroeconomic context and fiscal policy : Europe and Central Asia during 2000-2012 (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6621 Policy Research Working Paper
Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption : policy note : Russian Federation - National and regional trends in regulatory burden and corruption (English)
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FEB 24, 2013 75569 Working Paper Russian
Rising food and energy prices in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 61097 Working Paper Russian
Rising food and energy prices in Europe and Central Asia : Рост цен на продовольственные товары и энергоресурсы в Европе и Центральной Азии (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2011 61097 Working Paper English
Of floods and droughts : the economic and financial crisis of 2008 (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5237 Policy Research Working Paper
Information and public choice : from media markets to policy making (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2010 44990 Publication English
World trade indicators 2008 : benchmarking policy and performance (English)
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JUL 09, 2008 46772 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Information and public choice : from media markets to policy making (English)
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JUN 06, 2008 44990 Publication Russian
Economic information and finance : more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption (English)
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JUN 01, 2007 WPS4250 Policy Research Working Paper
Does aid help improve economic institutions ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3990 Policy Research Working Paper
The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2006 25070 Publication Arabic, Russian, Indonesian-Malay, Chinese, English
The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Chinese)
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SEP 01, 2005 25070 Publication Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian, Indonesian-Malay, English
What are the right institutions in a globalizing world? and... can we keep them if we have found them? (English)
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NOV 01, 2004 WPS3448 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional reform and the judiciary : which way forward? (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2003 WPS3134 Policy Research Working Paper
do more transparent government govern better? (English)
See More +
JUN 30, 2003 WPS3077 Policy Research Working Paper
The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Russian)
See More +
JAN 01, 2003 25070 Publication Vietnamese, Arabic, Indonesian-Malay, Chinese, English
The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development (Arabic)
See More +
NOV 30, 2002 25070 Publication Vietnamese, Russian, Indonesian-Malay, Chinese, English