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Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)

Controlling for bond and issuer characteristics, bond spreads are expected to be equal across different legal jurisdictions, and differences are expected to disappear through arbitrage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7863 OCT 17, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Kurlat,Sergio Andres Disclosed

Migration and remittances fact book 2016 (English)

The number of migrants has risen rapidly in the past few years for various reasons: job opportunities, labor shortages resulting from falling birth rates, internal conflict and war, natural disasters, climate change, and improved access to information through phone and the Internet. ... See More +

Publication 105203 APR 08, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; Plaza,Sonia; Dervisevic,Ervin Disclosed

Impacts of sovereign rating on sub-sovereign bond ratings in emerging and developing economies (English)

This paper explores factors that affect the distance between sovereign credit ratings and the ratings assigned to new foreign-currency bonds issued by sub-sovereign entities (such as private non-financial corporations, financial firms, and public sector enterprises) in 47 emerging markets and developing economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7618 MAR 30, 2016

Mohapatra,Sanket; Nose,Manabu; Ratha,Dilip K. Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: U.S. ... See More +

Newsletter 98999 MAY 22, 2015

Kambou,Gerard; Gong,Xinghao; Ratha,Dilip K. Disclosed

Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)

Using newly available census data, the stock of international migrants is estimated at 247 million in 2013, significantly larger than the previous estimate of 232 million, and is expected to surpass 250 million in 2015. ... See More +

Brief 106033 APR 13, 2015

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Dervisevic,Ervin; Plaza,Sonia; Schuettler,Kirsten; Shaw,William; Wyss,Hanspeter; Yi,Soonhwa; Yousefi,Seyed Reza Disclosed

Sovereign ratings in the post-crisis world : an analysis of actual, shadow and relative risk ratings (English)

This paper analyzes the evolution of sovereign credit ratings in the wake of the global financial crisis by studying changes in actual, shadow, and relative ratings between 2008 and 2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6641 OCT 01, 2013

Basu, Kaushik; De, Supriyo; Ratha, Dilip; Timmer, Hans Disclosed

Impact of remittances on household income, asset, and human capital : evidence from Sri Lanka (English)

This paper explores the developmental impacts of international remittance income on the recipient households. The empirical analysis proceeds in two parts. ... See More +

Journal Article 79426 OCT 25, 2012

De, Prabal K.; Ratha, Dilip K. Disclosed

Migration, taxation, and inequality (English)

International migration is intimately intertwined with issues of taxation, inequality and public welfare benefits, both in home and destination countries. ... See More +

Brief 68486 MAY 01, 2012

Mohapatra, Sanket; Moreno-Dodson, Blanca; Ratha, Dilip Disclosed

Remittance flows in 2011 : an update (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have reached $372 billion in 2011, an increase of 12.1 percent over 2010. ... See More +

Brief 73745 APR 23, 2012

Ratha, Dilip; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Migration and remittances during the global financial crisis and beyond (English)

Immigrants tend to be more negatively affected by economic crisis than natives, particularly when governments apply strict immigration controls. ... See More +

Publication 69313 JAN 01, 2012

Cohen, Jeffrey H.; Ratha, Dilip; Sirkeci, Ibrahim Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2012-14 : remittance flows to developing countries exceed $350 billion in 2011 (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries are estimated to have reached $351 billion in 2011, up 8 percent over 2010. For the first time since the global financial crisis, remittance flows to all six developing regions rose in 2011. ... See More +

Brief 73744 DEC 01, 2011

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Shadow sovereign ratings (English)

Sovereign ratings are a necessary condition for countries to fully access international capital. Even if the sovereign government is not issuing bonds, the sovereign rating often acts as a 'ceiling' for the private sector and can influence its international capital market access. ... See More +

Brief 63889 AUG 01, 2011

Canuto, Otaviano; Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip Disclosed

Outlook for remittance flows 2011-13 : remittance flows recover to pre-crisis levels (English)

Officially recorded remittance flows to developing countries recovered quickly to $325 billion in 2010 after the global financial crisis. But they have not kept pace with rising prices in recipient countries. ... See More +

Brief 63586 MAY 23, 2011

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip; Silwal, Ani Disclosed

Diaspora for development in Africa (English)

The diaspora of developing countries can be a potent force for development for their countries of origin, through remittances, but also, importantly, through promotion of trade, investments, research, innovation, and knowledge and technology transfers. ... See More +

Publication 61638 APR 26, 2011

Plaza, Sonia; Ratha, Dilip Disclosed

Leveraging migration for Africa : remittances, skills, and investments (English)

International migration has profound implications for human welfare, and African governments have had only a limited influence on welfare outcomes, for good or ill. ... See More +

Publication 61636 APR 26, 2011

Mohapatra,Sanket; Ozden,Caglar; Plaza,Sonia; Ratha,Dilip K.; Shaw,William; Abebe,Abebe Shimeles French Disclosed

Remittance markets in Africa (English)

A substantive literature suggests that migration generates benefits for migrants, the host societies, and the countries of origin. The economic benefits for the countries of origin are realized primarily through the receipt of remittances. ... See More +

Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study 61310 APR 21, 2011

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip Disclosed

Impact of migration on economic and social development : a review of evidence and emerging issues (English)

This paper provides a review of the literature on the development impact of migration and remittances on origin countries and on destination countries in the South. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5558 FEB 01, 2011

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket; Scheja, Elina Disclosed

Preliminary estimates of diaspora savings (English)

Preliminary estimates, based on data on bilateral migrant stocks for 2010 and assumptions about migrant incomes, suggest that annual diaspora savings of developing countries could be in the range of $400 billion. ... See More +

Brief 63588 FEB 01, 2011

Ratha, Dilip; Mohapatra, Sanket Disclosed

Leveraging migration for Africa : remittances, skills, and investments : Optimisation du phénomène migratoire pour l'Afrique : envois de fonds, compétences et investissements (French)

International migration has profound implications for human welfare, and African governments have had only a limited influence on welfare outcomes, for good or ill. ... See More +

Publication 61636 JAN 01, 2011

Mohapatra,Sanket; Ozden,Caglar; Plaza,Sonia; Ratha,Dilip K.; Shaw,William; Abebe,Abebe Shimeles English Disclosed

Forecasting migrant remittances during the global financial crisis (English)

The financial crisis has highlighted the need for forecasts of remittance flows in many developing countries where these flows have proved to be a lifeline to the poor people and the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5512 DEC 01, 2010

Mohapatra, Sanket; Ratha, Dilip Disclosed

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Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7863 Policy Research Working Paper
Migration and remittances fact book 2016 (English)
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APR 08, 2016 105203 Publication
Impacts of sovereign rating on sub-sovereign bond ratings in emerging and developing economies (English)
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MAR 30, 2016 WPS7618 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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MAY 22, 2015 98999 Newsletter
Migration and remittances : recent developments and outlook (English)
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APR 13, 2015 106033 Brief
Sovereign ratings in the post-crisis world : an analysis of actual, shadow and relative risk ratings (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6641 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of remittances on household income, asset, and human capital : evidence from Sri Lanka (English)
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OCT 25, 2012 79426 Journal Article
Migration, taxation, and inequality (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 68486 Brief
Remittance flows in 2011 : an update (English)
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APR 23, 2012 73745 Brief
Migration and remittances during the global financial crisis and beyond (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 69313 Publication
Outlook for remittance flows 2012-14 : remittance flows to developing countries exceed $350 billion in 2011 (English)
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DEC 01, 2011 73744 Brief
Shadow sovereign ratings (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 63889 Brief
Outlook for remittance flows 2011-13 : remittance flows recover to pre-crisis levels (English)
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MAY 23, 2011 63586 Brief
Diaspora for development in Africa (English)
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APR 26, 2011 61638 Publication
Leveraging migration for Africa : remittances, skills, and investments (English)
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APR 26, 2011 61636 Publication French
Remittance markets in Africa (English)
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APR 21, 2011 61310 Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
Impact of migration on economic and social development : a review of evidence and emerging issues (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 WPS5558 Policy Research Working Paper
Preliminary estimates of diaspora savings (English)
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FEB 01, 2011 63588 Brief
Leveraging migration for Africa : remittances, skills, and investments : Optimisation du phénomène migratoire pour l'Afrique : envois de fonds, compétences et investissements (French)
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JAN 01, 2011 61636 Publication English
Forecasting migrant remittances during the global financial crisis (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5512 Policy Research Working Paper