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Trade Wars : What Do They Mean ? Why Are They Happening Now ? What Are the Costs ? (English)

How should economists interpret current trade wars and the recent U.S. trade actions that have initiated them? This paper offers an interpretation of current U.S. trade actions that is at once more charitable and less forgiving than that typically offered by economic commentators. ... See More +

WPS8829 APR 22, 2019

Mattoo,Aaditya; Staiger,Robert W. Disclosed

Overview on Heterogeneity in Longevity and Pension Schemes (English)

Differences in life expectancy between high and low socioeconomic groups are often large and have widened in recent decades. In the United States, the differences may now be as large as ten to fourteen years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 136560 APR 01, 2019

Lee,Ron; Sanchez-Romero,Miguel Disclosed

Estimation of the ex ante Distribution of Returns for a Portfolio of U.S. Treasury Securities via Deep Learning (English)

This paper presents different deep neural network architectures designed to forecast the distribution of returns on a portfolio of U.S. Treasury securities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8790 MAR 21, 2019

Foresti,Andrea Disclosed

Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? : Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (English)

Following a couple of decades of offshoring, the fear today is of reshoring. Using administrative data on Mexican exports by municipality, sector and destination from 2004 to 2014, this paper investigates how local labor markets in Mexico that are more exposed to automation in the U.S. through trade fared in exports and employment outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8741 FEB 14, 2019

Artuc,Erhan; Christiaensen,Luc; Winkler,Hernan Jorge Disclosed

Pension Funds with Automatic Enrollment Schemes : Lessons for Emerging Economies (English)

Since the introduction of the KiwiSaver scheme in New Zealand in 2006, several countries have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, voluntary funded pension systems with automatic enrollment features. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8726 FEB 05, 2019

Rudolph,Heinz P. Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - United States (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131864 OCT 31, 2018

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Raising United States (U.S.) 23 Trillion Dollars Greening Banks and Capital Markets for Growth : G20 Input Paper on Emerging Markets (English)

In December 2015, at the Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21) in Paris, France, 196 countries came together to forge a climate change agreement that pledged to keep global warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less. ... See More +

Working Paper 131346 OCT 01, 2018

Stein,Peer Benno Walter; Rooprai,Gursimran; Kludovacz,Tibor Disclosed

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (English)

The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (MOS) reports on the status of projects in the WorldBank’s pipeline from the time the operation is identified to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant Agreement. ... See More +

Board Report 132645 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Opening Remarks at the event Partnering to Address Severe Food Insecurity at the United Nations General Assembly (English)

The fact that tens of millions of people are at risk of starving to death is a tragedy. And in the 21st century, the fact that we haven’t ended famine is a collective failure of shameful proportions. ... See More +

President's Speech 132883 SEP 23, 2018

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

Who are America's star firms? (English)

There is wide spread concern about a growing gap between top-performing publicly listed firms and the rest of the economy and the implications of this for rising inequality in the U.S. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8534 JUL 13, 2018

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav Disclosed

Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)

Most manufacturing activities use inputs from the financial and business services sectors. But these services sectors also compete for resources with manufacturing activities, provoking concerns about de-industrialization -- financial services in industrial countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, and business services in developing countries like India and the Philippines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8450 MAY 22, 2018

Liu,Xuepeng; Mattoo,Aaditya; Wang,Zhi; Wei,Shang-Jin Disclosed

International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)

The free flow of data across borders underpins today's globalized economy. But the flow of personal data outside the jurisdiction of national regulators also raises concerns about the protection of privacy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8431 MAY 07, 2018

Mattoo,Aaditya; Meltzer,Joshua Paul Disclosed

Positioning Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the 2018 Spring Meeting, American University (English)

This report discusses the positioning speech by the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the 2018 Spring Meeting, American University. He spoke about how before 1800, everybody was poor and lived in poverty. ... See More +

President's Speech 129831 APR 10, 2018

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was the first instance of countries adhering to take a collective action against global warming. More than 190 countries came forward and submitted their contributions in the form of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, reflective of their ability and capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as each country set its own targets and actions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8392 APR 02, 2018

Mani,Muthukumara S.; Hussein,Zekarias; Gopalakrishnan,Badri Narayanan; Wadhwa,Deepika Disclosed

Lobbying for capital tax benefits and misallocation of resources during a credit crunch (English)

Corporations often have strong incentives to exert influence on the tax code and obtain additional tax benefits through lobbying. For the U.S. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8394 APR 02, 2018

Zaourak,Gabriel Roberto Disclosed

Impact of U.S. market access on local labor markets in Vietnam (English)

This paper examines the impact of U.S. market access on local labor markets in a developing country, Vietnam. The study finds that following the implementation of the Vietnam–United States bilateral trade agreement in December 2001, manufacturing employment increased in provinces that were more exposed to U.S. tariff cuts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8366 MAR 13, 2018

Hoang,Trung Xuan; Nguyen,Ha Minh Disclosed

Opening Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Fragility Forum 2018 (English)

This report discusses the speech by the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Fagility Forum 2018 Washington, D.C., United States in March 05, 2018. ... See More +

President's Speech 129829 MAR 05, 2018

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds (English)

This paper presents and discusses the arguments offered by several sovereigns that have joined a trend starting in 2013 whereby sovereign and corporate issuers, especially in Latin America, have gradually replaced a portion of the funding raised in U.S. dollars with euros. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8324 JAN 30, 2018

Velandia-Rubiano,Antonio; Cabral,Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Disclosed

Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)

This paper finds that capital and labor incomes in the United States have become more closely associated since the 1980s. This contributed to the well-known increase in the top 1 percent's share of total income, exacerbating rising inequality in capital incomes and earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8268 DEC 11, 2017

Atkinson,Anthony B.; Lakner,Christoph Disclosed

Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon (English)

The report records the speech by the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon. He discusses about the World Bank Group to try to build new foundations of human solidarity, at a time when those foundations are questioned and even under attack.Peace and stability are critical to our efforts to grow economies and help people lift themselves out of poverty. ... See More +

President's Speech 129830 NOV 20, 2017

Kim,Jim Yong Disclosed

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Trade Wars : What Do They Mean ? Why Are They Happening Now ? What Are the Costs ? (English)
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APR 22, 2019 WPS8829
Overview on Heterogeneity in Longevity and Pension Schemes (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136560 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Estimation of the ex ante Distribution of Returns for a Portfolio of U.S. Treasury Securities via Deep Learning (English)
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MAR 21, 2019 WPS8790 Policy Research Working Paper
Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones? : Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (English)
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FEB 14, 2019 WPS8741 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension Funds with Automatic Enrollment Schemes : Lessons for Emerging Economies (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8726 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - United States (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131864 Working Paper
Raising United States (U.S.) 23 Trillion Dollars Greening Banks and Capital Markets for Growth : G20 Input Paper on Emerging Markets (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 131346 Working Paper
The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 132645 Board Report
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim Opening Remarks at the event Partnering to Address Severe Food Insecurity at the United Nations General Assembly (English)
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SEP 23, 2018 132883 President's Speech
Who are America's star firms? (English)
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JUL 13, 2018 WPS8534 Policy Research Working Paper
Services development and comparative advantage in manufacturing (English)
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MAY 22, 2018 WPS8450 Policy Research Working Paper
International data flows and privacy : the conflict and its resolution (English)
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MAY 07, 2018 WPS8431 Policy Research Working Paper
Positioning Speech by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the 2018 Spring Meeting, American University (English)
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APR 10, 2018 129831 President's Speech
Paris climate agreement and the global economy : winners and losers (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8392 Policy Research Working Paper
Lobbying for capital tax benefits and misallocation of resources during a credit crunch (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8394 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of U.S. market access on local labor markets in Vietnam (English)
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MAR 13, 2018 WPS8366 Policy Research Working Paper
Opening Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the Fragility Forum 2018 (English)
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MAR 05, 2018 129829 President's Speech
Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds (English)
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JAN 30, 2018 WPS8324 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital and labor : the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 (English)
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DEC 11, 2017 WPS8268 Policy Research Working Paper
Remarks by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon (English)
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NOV 20, 2017 129830 President's Speech