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Costs and returns to liberalization : the Jamaican case (English)

In 1974, after two decades of a market-oriented economy, Jamaica changed its economic regime from liberal to populist. In 1980 there was a return to the liberal regime, accompanied by price decontrols and liberalization of trade. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD297 JUN 01, 1987

Klinov, Ruth Disclosed

Simulating alternative development strategies : some suggestions from Korea's experience (English)

This paper reviews four stylized facts about Korea's development strategy including neutral incentives between sales on the domestic and external markets; large foreign aid flows early on in the choice of development strategy; rising share of domestic saving in gross national product (GNP); and low incremental capital output ratios. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD299 JUN 01, 1987

Lewis, Jeffrey D.; de Melo, Jaime; Robinson, Sherman Disclosed

The pricing of manufactured goods during trade liberalization : evidence from Chile, Israel, and Korea (English)

This paper is an investigation of price-setting behavior in Chile, Israel and Korea when each of these countries moved from a fairly closed to a more open international trade regime. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD277 JUN 01, 1987

Corbo, Vittorio; McNelis, Paul D. Disclosed

Characteristics and operation of labor markets in Argentina (English)

An adequate understanding of the characteristics and operation of labor markets in Argentina also requires an adequate understanding of the development strategies followed by the country and their consequences for growth performance. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD272 MAY 31, 1987

Sanchez, Carlos E. Disclosed

Tax evasion, corruption, and administration : monitoring the people's agents under symmetric dishonesty (English)

Previous work on income tax evasion has assumed that taxpayers are dishonest, while tax collectors are honest. Such a clear 'moral' asymmetry is seldom observed in developing countries. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD271 MAY 01, 1987

Virmani, Arvind Disclosed

Inter-industry and intra-industry specialization in manufactured goods (English)

This paper examines the determinants of bilateral trade in manufacturing industries, including the factors affecting inter-industry as well as intra-industry specialization. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD293 MAY 01, 1987

Balassa, Bela; Bauwens, Luc Disclosed

Growth and structural change in East Africa : domestic policies, agricultural performance and World Bank assistance, 1963-1986 (English)

A comparative overview will be presented of domestic policies (macroeconomic and agricultural) in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania and their influence on the extent and character of agricultural growth. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD273 MAY 01, 1987

Lele, Uma; Meyers, L. Richard Disclosed

Effects of exchange rate changes in developing countries (English)

This paper sets out to examine the economic effects of exchange rate changes in developing countries by the use of alternative definitions of the real exchange rate. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD291 MAY 01, 1987

Balassa, Bela Disclosed

The international monetary system and exchange rate policies in the developing countries (English)

The paper reviews the proximate objectives the exchange rate regimes of developing countries may serve. These objectives include eschewing foreign exchange restrictions, maintaining realistic exchange rates, limiting uncertainty for business decision making, and reducing fluctuations in macroeconomic relationships. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD294 MAY 01, 1987

Balassa, Bela Disclosed

Implementing a computable general equilibrium model on GAMS : the Cameroon model (English)

Applied general equilibrium models have become a major tool for the economic analysis of developed and developing countries. Although the theoretical background for these models is well established, the technical skills required to formulate and solve such models have often limited their practical use. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD290 MAY 01, 1987

Condon, Timothy; Dahl, Hendrik; Devarajan, Shantayanan Disclosed

The effects of labor regulation upon industrial employment in India (English)

This paper reviews the effects of legislation and government institutions upon labor costs and employment in the Indian manufacturing sector. It specifically examines wage determination, industrial relations legislation and current job security laws. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD287 MAY 01, 1987

Fallon, Peter R. Disclosed

The macroeconomic effects of foreign aid : issues and evidence (English)

This paper reviews the debate on the macroeconomic effects of foreign aid. The paper starts with an analytical review of the meaning of a foreign exchange bottleneck and of the criticisms raised against foreign aid. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD300 MAY 01, 1987

de Melo, Jaime Disclosed

Growth and structural change in East Africa : domestic policies, agricultural performance and World Bank assistance, 1963-1986 (English)

A comparative overview will be presented of domestic policies (macroeconomic and agricultural) in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania and their influence on the extent and character of agricultural growth. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD274 MAY 01, 1987

Lele, Uma; Meyers, L. Richard Disclosed

The labor market in Zimbabwe : historical trends and an evaluation of recent policy (English)

The paper provides both an examination of recent labor market trends in Zimbabwe and an evaluation of recent policies. The first part supplies a labor market overview, an analysis of employment and wage trends, and a review of the evidence regarding communal agriculture and the urban informal sector. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD296 MAY 01, 1987

Fallon, Peter R. Disclosed

Factor substitution in production in industrialized and less developed countries (English)

The paper develops and estimates a simple transcendental logarithmic model of production for three developing countries. The hypothesis of separability of imported inputs from the primary factors is tested and rejected, and estimates of the substitution elasticities are calculated. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD288 MAY 01, 1987

Demekas, Dimitris G.; Klinov, Ruth Disclosed

Public enterprises in developing countries : issues of privatization (English)

This paper examines the reasons for the shift towards the privatization of public enterprises in developing countries and the conditions under which privatization will bring the desired results. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD292 MAY 01, 1987

Balassa, Bela Disclosed

Korea's macroeconomic prospects and major policy issues for the next decade (English)

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate Korea's macroeconomic prospects and major policy issues for the next decade. After reviewing the intial conditions, the report examines growth strategies, and prospects for growth. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD276 MAY 01, 1987

Corbo, Vittorio; Sang-Woo Nam Disclosed

The effect of non-tariff barriers in footwear trade : preliminary evaluation (English)

This paper analyzes economic aspects of non-tariff barriers to trade in the context of the quotas and voluntary export restraints that were imposed on footwear trade during 1977-81. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD298 MAY 01, 1987

Bark, Taeho; de Melo, Jaime Disclosed

Welfare dominance : an application to commodity taxation (English)

The paper suggests a method which enables the user to identify commodities that all individuals who can agree on certain weak assumptions with regard to the social welfare function will agree upon as worth subsidizing or taxing in the absence of efficiency considerations. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD269 APR 30, 1987

Slemrod, Joel; Yitzhaki, Shlomo Disclosed

Causal role of minimum wages in six Latin American labor markets (English)

Although Minimum Wage (MW) regulations are an old tradition in Latin America, controversy about their effects on inflation, unemployment, wage flexibility and international competitiveness has become central to the context of macroeconomic adjustment. ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper DRD270 APR 30, 1987

Paldam, Martin; Riveros, Luis A. Disclosed

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Costs and returns to liberalization : the Jamaican case (English)
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JUN 01, 1987 DRD297 Departmental Working Paper
Simulating alternative development strategies : some suggestions from Korea's experience (English)
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JUN 01, 1987 DRD299 Departmental Working Paper
The pricing of manufactured goods during trade liberalization : evidence from Chile, Israel, and Korea (English)
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JUN 01, 1987 DRD277 Departmental Working Paper
Characteristics and operation of labor markets in Argentina (English)
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MAY 31, 1987 DRD272 Departmental Working Paper
Tax evasion, corruption, and administration : monitoring the people's agents under symmetric dishonesty (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD271 Departmental Working Paper
Inter-industry and intra-industry specialization in manufactured goods (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD293 Departmental Working Paper
Growth and structural change in East Africa : domestic policies, agricultural performance and World Bank assistance, 1963-1986 (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD273 Departmental Working Paper
Effects of exchange rate changes in developing countries (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD291 Departmental Working Paper
The international monetary system and exchange rate policies in the developing countries (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD294 Departmental Working Paper
Implementing a computable general equilibrium model on GAMS : the Cameroon model (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD290 Departmental Working Paper
The effects of labor regulation upon industrial employment in India (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD287 Departmental Working Paper
The macroeconomic effects of foreign aid : issues and evidence (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD300 Departmental Working Paper
Growth and structural change in East Africa : domestic policies, agricultural performance and World Bank assistance, 1963-1986 (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD274 Departmental Working Paper
The labor market in Zimbabwe : historical trends and an evaluation of recent policy (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD296 Departmental Working Paper
Factor substitution in production in industrialized and less developed countries (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD288 Departmental Working Paper
Public enterprises in developing countries : issues of privatization (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD292 Departmental Working Paper
Korea's macroeconomic prospects and major policy issues for the next decade (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 1987 DRD276 Departmental Working Paper
The effect of non-tariff barriers in footwear trade : preliminary evaluation (English)
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MAY 01, 1987 DRD298 Departmental Working Paper
Welfare dominance : an application to commodity taxation (English)
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APR 30, 1987 DRD269 Departmental Working Paper
Causal role of minimum wages in six Latin American labor markets (English)
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APR 30, 1987 DRD270 Departmental Working Paper