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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

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

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

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - United States (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 121076 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons (English)

Despite a world awash with liquidity, large infrastructure supply gaps exist across developing and emerging markets. Infrastructure has been largely decentralized to subnational governments in many countries, and many policymakers are keenly interested in developing subnational bond markets to give subnational governments access to private financing for infrastructure. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8212 OCT 09, 2017

Liu,Lili; De Angelis,Michael A.; Torbert,Sally M. Disclosed

Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)

This paper estimates dynamic employment multipliers in a U.S. county during 1998-2015. On average, one exogenous tradable job gain creates 1.1 jobs in the rest of the county economy in the same year, but is offset by losses of 0.23 job one year later and 0.32 job two years later. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8105 JUN 19, 2017

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Soh,Jiaming Disclosed

Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)

This paper analyzes the spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy announcements on emerging market economies since end-2008, the period coinciding with the use of unconventional policy measures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8100 JUN 09, 2017

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver; Rosenblatt,David Disclosed

Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? (English)

Using close to 800,000 (2,000,000) transactions by 66,000 (303,000) households in the United States (in Finland), this paper shows that individual investors with longer holding periods choose to hold less liquid stocks in their portfolios, consistent with Amihud and Mendelson's (1986) theory of liquidity clienteles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8098 JUN 09, 2017

Anginer,Deniz; Han,Snow Xue; Yildizhan,Celim Disclosed

Effect of stress on later-life health : evidence from the Vietnam war draft (English)

A substantial literature has examined the impact of stress during the early stages of life on later-life health. This paper contributes to that literature by examining the later-life health impact of stress during adolescence and early adulthood, using a novel proxy for stress: risk of military induction in the United States during the Vietnam War. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8063 MAY 16, 2017

Cawley,John Horan; De Walque,Damien B. C. M.; Grossman,Daniel Disclosed

Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)

Social enterprises are emerging as a new area of public policy: several countries seek to stimulate private sector contribution to development outcomes, and social enterprises could be important players in that agenda. ... See More +

Working Paper 114405 APR 18, 2017

Triponel,Anna; Agapitova,Natalia Disclosed

Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns (English)

Migration and trade are often linked through ethnic networks boosting bilateral trade. This study uses migration to quantify the importance of Ricardian technology differences for international trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8027 APR 10, 2017

Kerr,William Robert Disclosed

The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers (English)

This paper analyzes the role of the United States in the global economy and examines the extent of global spillovers from changes in U.S. growth, monetary and fiscal policies, and uncertainty in its financial markets and economic policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7962 FEB 07, 2017

Kose,Ayhan; Lakatos,Csilla; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Stocker,Marc Disclosed

Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves (English)

Different episodes of economic growth display widely varying distributional characteristics, both across countries and over time. Growth is sometimes accompanied by rising and sometimes by falling inequality. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7933 JAN 05, 2017

Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Firpo,Sergio; Galvao,Antonio F. Disclosed

Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)

The paths of many migrants include multiple destinations and transit routes, yet this pattern is almost never reflected in empirical analyses. For example, 9 percent of recent immigrants to the United States arrived from a transit country as opposed to the country where they were born. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7880 NOV 07, 2016

Artuc,Erhan; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - United States (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for United States. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 110012 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)

Controlling for bond and issuer characteristics, bond spreads are expected to be equal across different legal jurisdictions, and differences are expected to disappear through arbitrage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7863 OCT 17, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Kurlat,Sergio Andres Disclosed

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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
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
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
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - United States (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121076 Working Paper
Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States : experience and lessons (English)
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OCT 09, 2017 WPS8212 Policy Research Working Paper
Employment multipliers over the business cycle (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 WPS8105 Policy Research Working Paper
Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8100 Policy Research Working Paper
Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8098 Policy Research Working Paper
Effect of stress on later-life health : evidence from the Vietnam war draft (English)
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MAY 16, 2017 WPS8063 Policy Research Working Paper
Legal framework for social enterprise : lessons from a comparative study of Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States (English)
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APR 18, 2017 114405 Working Paper
Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns (English)
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APR 10, 2017 WPS8027 Policy Research Working Paper
The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers (English)
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FEB 07, 2017 WPS7962 Policy Research Working Paper
Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves (English)
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JAN 05, 2017 WPS7933 Policy Research Working Paper
Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7880 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - United States (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 110012 Working Paper
Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7863 Policy Research Working Paper