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Growth challenges for Latin America : what has happened, why, and how to reform the reforms (English)

Latin America faces the twin challenges of achieving economic growth and reducing extreme inequality. Notwithstanding the heterogeneity among Latin American countries (LACs), most of them exhibit both: (i) low average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth; and (ii) increased inequality during the 1980s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57750 JAN 01, 2010

Ffrench-Davis, Ricardo Disclosed

Macro crises and targeting transfers to the poor (English)

A central question for policy makers concerned with helping the poor through a macro crisis is how to target scarcer resources at a time of greater need. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57765 JAN 01, 2010

Kanbur, Ravi Disclosed

Current debates on infrastructure policy (English)

This paper provides an overview of the major current debates on infrastructure policy. It reviews the evidence on the macroeconomic significance of the sector in terms of growth and poverty alleviation. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57748 JAN 01, 2010

Estache, Antonio; Fay, Marianne Disclosed

Financial crisis and global governance : a network analysis (English)

This paper attempts to use network theory, drawn from recent work in sociology, engineering, and biological systems, to suggest that the current crisis should be viewed as a network crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57766 JAN 01, 2010

Sheng, Andrew Disclosed

Chile's growth and development : leadership, policy-making process, policies, and results (English)

This paper analyzes the relations between leadership, the policy making process, policies and institutions, and development results in Chile. It starts with a stylized model for the dynamics of development that derives a Kuznets type relation between growth and distribution of income, determined by the quality of leadership, the policy making process, institutions, and policies. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57751 JAN 01, 2009

Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus Disclosed

From growth theory to policy design (English)

This paper focuses on how growth theory can guide growth policy design. It first argues that policy matters for growth, in particular when policy variables are interacted with country? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57756 JAN 01, 2009

Aghion, Philippe; Durlauf, Steven Disclosed

Avenues for export diversification : issues for low?income countries : Avenues for export diversification : issues for low-income countries (English)

While diversification of exports is often a desirable trade objective, it is far from clear how best to tap into new opportunities. This paper discusses the range of avenues of diversification, including (i) expanding the range of markets into which existing products are sold (geographic diversification); (ii) upgrading the value of existing products, including agricultural exports (quality diversification); and (iii) taking advantage of opportunities to expand non-merchandise exports (services diversification), in addition to introducing entirely new export products. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57746 JAN 01, 2009

Brenton, Paul; Newfarmer, Richard; Walkenhorst, Peter Disclosed

Real exchange rates, saving, and growth : is there a link? (English)

The view that policies directed at the real exchange rate can have an important effect on economic growth has been gaining adherents in recent years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57745 JAN 01, 2009

Montiel, Peter J.; Serven, Luis Disclosed

Climate change, mitigation, and developing country growth (English)

This paper deals with global mitigation strategy. More specifically the main purpose is to address the question of whether growth in the developing world is consistent with long? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57763 JAN 01, 2009

Spence, Michael Disclosed

Greenhouse emissions and climate change : implications for developing countries and public policy (English)

There is no longer any serious debate about whether greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are altering the earth's climate. There is also a broad consensus that efficient mitigation of emissions will require carbon pricing via market based instruments (charges or auctioned tradable permits). ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57761 JAN 01, 2009

Wheeler, David Disclosed

Eight reasons we are given not to worry about the U.S. deficits (English)

The large U.S. current account deficit over the last decade-and the corresponding surpluses in China and elsewhere-has been interpreted in two very different ways. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57757 JAN 01, 2009

Frankel, Jeffrey Disclosed

Public finance and economic development : reflections based on the experience in China (English)

Low tax revenue and slow economic growth are two central concerns in developing countries. However, policies that raise tax revenue also harm economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57760 JAN 01, 2009

Gordon, Roger H. Disclosed

Investment efficiency and the distribution of wealth (English)

The point of departure of this paper is that in the absence of effectively functioning asset markets the distribution of wealth matters for efficiency. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57752 JAN 01, 2009

Banerjee, Abhijit V. Disclosed

Growth and education (English)

Does education matter for growth? Which type of education investment (primary, secondary, or tertiary) matters most? Is there a relationship between growth or innovation and the governance of higher education? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57755 JAN 01, 2009

Aghion, Philippe Disclosed

A new Bretton Woods? (English)

The Bretton Woods sisters, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (henceforth the World Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), were set up in 1944. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57758 JAN 01, 2009

Rajan, Raghuram G Disclosed

Growth after the crisis (English)

How hospitable will the global environment be for economic growth in the developing world as we come out of the present financial crisis? The answer depends on how well the author manage the following tension. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57764 JAN 01, 2009

Rodrik, Dani Disclosed

Climate change and economic growth (English)

Grim descriptions of the long-term consequences of climate change have given the impression that the climate impacts from greenhouse gases threaten long-term economic growth. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57759 JAN 01, 2009

Mendelsohn, Robert Disclosed

Setting up a modern macroeconomic policy framework in Brazil, 1993-2004 (English)

Setting up a modern macroeconomic policy framework in Brazil, 1993-2004

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57744 JAN 01, 2009

Werneck, Rogerio L. F. Disclosed

Africa's growth turnaround : from fewer mistakes to sustained growth (English)

After stagnating for much of its postcolonial history, economic performance in Sub?Saharan Africa has markedly improved. Since 1995, average economic growth has been close to 5 percent per year. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57753 JAN 01, 2009

Page, John Disclosed

Macroeconomic policy : does it matter for growth? The role of volatility (English)

Recent academic research has questioned the role of economic policy as a determinant of long term growth rates. While there seems to be a correlation between several policy variables and growth rates, this correlation disappears when controlling for other factors. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57747 JAN 01, 2009

Fatas, Antonio; Mihov, Ilian Disclosed

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Growth challenges for Latin America : what has happened, why, and how to reform the reforms (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57750 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Macro crises and targeting transfers to the poor (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57765 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Current debates on infrastructure policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57748 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Financial crisis and global governance : a network analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 57766 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Chile's growth and development : leadership, policy-making process, policies, and results (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57751 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
From growth theory to policy design (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57756 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Avenues for export diversification : issues for low?income countries : Avenues for export diversification : issues for low-income countries (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57746 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Real exchange rates, saving, and growth : is there a link? (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57745 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Climate change, mitigation, and developing country growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57763 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Greenhouse emissions and climate change : implications for developing countries and public policy (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57761 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Eight reasons we are given not to worry about the U.S. deficits (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57757 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Public finance and economic development : reflections based on the experience in China (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57760 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Investment efficiency and the distribution of wealth (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57752 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Growth and education (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57755 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
A new Bretton Woods? (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57758 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Growth after the crisis (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57764 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Climate change and economic growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Setting up a modern macroeconomic policy framework in Brazil, 1993-2004 (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57744 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Africa's growth turnaround : from fewer mistakes to sustained growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57753 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Macroeconomic policy : does it matter for growth? The role of volatility (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57747 Working Paper (Numbered Series)