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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

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

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

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

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

Optimal user charges and cost recovery for roads in developing countries (English)

The optimal charge for road use is equal to variable costs for road maintenance, together with the costs road users impose on other road users and on the rest of society. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS780 OCT 31, 1991

Heggie, Ian G.; Fon, Vincy

Special programme of research, development and research training in human reproduction (English)

The Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction is one of the few organizations engaged in contraceptive research and development that focusses on the needs of the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS779 OCT 31, 1991

Nassim, Janet

Enforcement of Canadian "unfair" trade laws : the case for competition policies as an antidote for protection (English)

Canada was the first country to enact comprehensive antitrust legislation (in 1889) and to institute an antidumping system (in 1904). Canada's original "unfair" trade legislation reflected a desire to prohibit predatory dumping. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS776 OCT 31, 1991

Dutz, Mark A.

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

Using field visits to improve the quality of family planning, health, and nutrition programs : a supervisor's manual (English)

Most health professionals who have worked in rural areas have had the experience of being supervised badly: the flying visit by a superior who inspects the records, delivers a critical speech, and disappears without ever finding out what is really going on in the health center area. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS797 OCT 31, 1991

Heaver, Richard

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

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

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

Chemicals from Poland : a tempest in a teacup (English)

In the early 1980s, the Polish chemical industry got caught up in a battle waged by the European Community's chemical industry to preserve the EC market for itself. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS784 OCT 31, 1991

Olechowski, Andrzej

The origins and evolution of antidumping regulation (English)

Antidumping has about it the aura of a special measure to undo a special problem. Within this view, the explosion of antidumping actions in the 1980s was simply a good thing carried too far: the appropriate remedy to the current popularity of antidumping is to return it to its traditional and proper scope. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS783 OCT 31, 1991

Finger, J. Michael

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

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Policy research working papers : catalog of numbers 401 to 800 (English)
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NOV 30, 1991 14491 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth in open economies (English)
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NOV 30, 1991 WPS799 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial regulation : changing the rules of the game (English)
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NOV 30, 1991 WPS803 Policy Research Working Paper
Intrahousehold inequality and the theory of targeting (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS789 Policy Research Working Paper
A dynamic bargaining model of sovereign debt (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS778 Policy Research Working Paper
Agriculture's decline in Indonesia : supply or demand determined (English)
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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
The Korean consumer electronics industry : reaction to antidumping actions (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS781 Policy Research Working Paper
Optimal user charges and cost recovery for roads in developing countries (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS780 Policy Research Working Paper
Special programme of research, development and research training in human reproduction (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS779 Policy Research Working Paper
Enforcement of Canadian "unfair" trade laws : the case for competition policies as an antidote for protection (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS776 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
Using field visits to improve the quality of family planning, health, and nutrition programs : a supervisor's manual (English)
See More +
OCT 31, 1991 WPS797 Policy Research Working Paper
Excess liquidity and monetary overhangs (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS796 Policy Research Working Paper
Private investment under macroeconomic adjustment in Morocco (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS787 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal policy for managing Indonesia's environment (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS786 Policy Research Working Paper
How did the Asian countries avoid the debt crisis? (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS785 Policy Research Working Paper
Chemicals from Poland : a tempest in a teacup (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS784 Policy Research Working Paper
The origins and evolution of antidumping regulation (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS783 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic stagnation, fixed factors, and policy thresholds (English)
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OCT 31, 1991 WPS795 Policy Research Working Paper