Documents & Reports

Search / Browse Documents


  

REFINE BY:

Specific Document Date Range

See More +
  • Showing 1 - 20 of 449 results
  • Display results in sets of
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
Download To Excel [x]
Policy research working papers : catalog of numbers 401 to 800 (English)

This paper contains a numerical listing of working papers produced by the Policy, Planning, and External Affairs Complex. Each citation contains a brief abstract, and the contact point for the paper. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper 14491 NOV 30, 1991

Growth in open economies (English)

The author surveys recent growth models that try to explain the diversity among countries in rates of economic growth. The author finds that these models can generate differences in growth rates only in the absence of international capital markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS799 NOV 30, 1991

Rebelo, Sergio

Financial regulation : changing the rules of the game (English)

This paper is a brief history of financial regulation. The removal and relaxation of controls on credit and interest rates in the 1980s and the growing emphasis on prudential controls is highlighted. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS803 NOV 30, 1991

Long, Millard; Vittas, Dimitri

Do the benefits of fixed exchange rates outweigh their costs? The Franc Zone in Africa (English)

The authors develop a simple, formal framework for clarifying the tradeoffs involved in choosing between a fixed and flexible exchange rate system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS777 OCT 31, 1991

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Rodrik, Dani

Reducing labor redundancy in state owned enterprises (English)

This paper focuses on what determines labor redundancy in selected modes of transport (rails, ports, and buses) in six countries: Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and Yugoslavia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS792 OCT 31, 1991

Svejnar, Jan; Terrell, Katherine

Intrahousehold inequality and the theory of targeting (English)

The two literatures on targeting and on intrahousehold inequality have developed rapidly over the past 15 years, but largely independent of each other. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS789 OCT 31, 1991

Haddad, Lawrence; Kanbur, Ravi

Excess liquidity and monetary overhangs (English)

The term "excess liquidity" may refer to the share of liquid assets in bank portfolios (the result of a retrenchment in bank lending, or a "credit crunch") or to money holdings of the nonbank public. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS796 OCT 31, 1991

Caprio, Gerard; Honohan, Patrick

Private investment under macroeconomic adjustment in Morocco (English)

A significant domestic counterpart of Morocco's vigorous external adjustment in the eighties was a decline in fixed capital formation, of which the private sector bore a sizable share. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS787 OCT 31, 1991

Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Muller, Tobias

The Korean consumer electronics industry : reaction to antidumping actions (English)

Antidumping actions by importing countries do not protect their consumers. What protects domestic consumers is competition. It is Korean consumers who are paying for the development of the Korean electronics industry, not consumers in the countries that import Korean goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS781 OCT 31, 1991

Bark, Taeho

Reforming and privatizing Hungary's road haulage (English)

The Volan units (previously unitary but now formally dismembered) provide public transport services for both passengers and freight, and make up the largest enterprise in Hungary's road transport industry. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS790 OCT 31, 1991

Bennathan, Esra; Gutman, Jeffrey; Thompson, Louis

How did the Asian countries avoid the debt crisis? (English)

Economic stability, sound macroeconomic policies, and appropriate microeconomic incentives hold down a country's external debt burden. Most of the Asian countries pursued prudent macroeconomic policies, paid attention to price stability, and minimized price distortions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS785 OCT 31, 1991

Husain, Ishrat

African financing needs in the 1990s (English)

This paper discusses the magnitude of external resources that sub-Saharan Africa may require during the 1990s. There can be no firm projections because requirements are affected both by the growth and efficiency targets chosen and by a wide range of factors, both internal and external to sub-Saharan Africa, which often interact to reinforce or offset one another. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS764 OCT 31, 1991

Culagovski, Jorge; Gabor, Victor; Germany, Maria Cristina; Humphreys, Charles P.

Economic stagnation, fixed factors, and policy thresholds (English)

Analysis of decade-long growth rates in all countries shows a striking regularity: episodes of rapid growth are limited largely to a middle range of initial income; neither very poor nor very rich countries experienced rapid growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS795 OCT 31, 1991

Easterly, William

Agriculture's decline in Indonesia : supply or demand determined (English)

Agriculture's share in an economy invariably declines as per capita income rises and as the economy develops. The literature on its causes has focused on the relative price effects arising from demand factors--especially Engel's Law (that the proportion of income spent on food declines as incomes rise)--rather than on such supply-side influences as changes in relative factor endowments and different rates of technical change. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS798 OCT 31, 1991

Martin, Will; Warr, Peter G.

The economic effects of widespread application of antidumping duties to import pricing (English)

Dumping accurs when a firm charges a price in the foreign market below its price in the domestic market when it supplies the indentical good to both markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS782 OCT 31, 1991

Conway, Patrick; Dhar, Sumana

Decollectivization and the agricultural transition in Eastern and Central Europe (English)

The agricultural transition is an essential part of stabilization and adjustment in Eastern and Central Europe because agricultural sectors are large and food is important. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS793 OCT 31, 1991

Brooks, Karen M.

A dynamic bargaining model of sovereign debt (English)

This paper models a dynamic bargaining game between a highly indebted country and its commercial bank consortium, to analyze the determinants of the resulting re-scheduling agreements and the net transfer of resources over time. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS778 OCT 31, 1991

Fernandez-Arias, Eduardo

Measuring real exchange rate instability in developing countries : empirical evidence and implications (English)

Exchange rate policy has received renewed attention because of its prominent role in adjustment programs. Several analysts have examined the impact of real exchange rate uncertainty on the performance of such economic variables as GDP growth, exports, and investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS791 OCT 31, 1991

Pritchett, Lant

Agricultural pricing systems and transportation policy in Africa (English)

When agricultural production is taxed, the system of producer prices, transport logistics, and decisions on investments in transport for exports must be considered together. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS774 OCT 31, 1991

Gersovitz, M.

Fiscal policy for managing Indonesia's environment (English)

The objective of this paper is to examine the role of fiscal policy in the management of Indonesia's environment. The aim is to develop a framework that will allow an examination of possible fiscal instruments and their relevance to Indonesia's context. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS786 OCT 31, 1991

Ahmed, Sadiq

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Policy research working papers : catalog of numbers 401 to 800 (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1991 14491 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth in open economies (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1991 WPS799 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial regulation : changing the rules of the game (English)
See More +
NOV 30, 1991 WPS803 Policy Research Working Paper
Do the benefits of fixed exchange rates outweigh their costs? The Franc Zone in Africa (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS777 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing labor redundancy in state owned enterprises (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS792 Policy Research Working Paper
Intrahousehold inequality and the theory of targeting (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS789 Policy Research Working Paper
Excess liquidity and monetary overhangs (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS796 Policy Research Working Paper
Private investment under macroeconomic adjustment in Morocco (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS787 Policy Research Working Paper
The Korean consumer electronics industry : reaction to antidumping actions (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS781 Policy Research Working Paper
Reforming and privatizing Hungary's road haulage (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS790 Policy Research Working Paper
How did the Asian countries avoid the debt crisis? (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS785 Policy Research Working Paper
African financing needs in the 1990s (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS764 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic stagnation, fixed factors, and policy thresholds (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS795 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture's decline in Indonesia : supply or demand determined (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS798 Policy Research Working Paper
The economic effects of widespread application of antidumping duties to import pricing (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS782 Policy Research Working Paper
Decollectivization and the agricultural transition in Eastern and Central Europe (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS793 Policy Research Working Paper
A dynamic bargaining model of sovereign debt (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS778 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring real exchange rate instability in developing countries : empirical evidence and implications (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS791 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural pricing systems and transportation policy in Africa (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS774 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal policy for managing Indonesia's environment (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS786 Policy Research Working Paper