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One more time : what are institutions and how do they change? (English)

This paper defines institutions, presents their basic characteristics, and discusses forces for institutional change. It draws on a wealth of research and study by scholars in different fields and follows from the flagship 2002 World Development Report on this topic, including relevant new research since then that illuminates key issues. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8422 APR 30, 2018

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Setting Fines to Discourage Competition Law Violations Policy Guidance to Strengthen the Indonesian Competition Framework (English)

The main objective of imposing fines for competition law violations in most jurisdictions is deterrence. Deterrence can be intended to dissuade violators from engaging in the same conduct in the future (specific deterrence), as well as to dissuade other potential infringers from violating the competition law (general deterrence).2 Other goals in imposing fines include the need to punish infringers (particularly cartel participants)3, recover any unlawful gains obtained through violation of the competition law4, restitutio ... See More +

Working Paper 131394 MAR 02, 2018

Disclosed

Power sector policy note for the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

This power sector policy note analyzes the principal challenges in the power sector of the Kyrgyz Republic and identifies possible solutions for overcoming them. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 87798 APR 01, 2014

Balabanyan, Ani; Merrill, Jessica; Hankinson, Denzel Disclosed

Turkey - Reform for competitiveness technical assistance : fostering open and efficient markets through effective competition policies (English)

Competition in domestic markets is critical to ensure increased international competitiveness. Firms facing more intense competitive pressures are more likely to introduce new products and upgrade existing product lines. ... See More +

Working Paper ACS2430 SEP 23, 2013

Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building for Economic Management Grant : P108525 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR7653 SEP 12, 2012

Niksic,Orhan Disclosed

Antidumping and market competition: implications for emerging economies (English)

While the original justification of the antidumping laws in the industrial economies was to protect domestic consumers against predation by foreign suppliers, by the early 1990s the laws and their use had evolved so much that the opposite concern arose. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6197 SEP 01, 2012

Bown, Chad P.; McCulloch, Rachel Disclosed

Competition policy : encouraging thriving markets for development (English)

A literature review shows that competition policy reforms allow markets to work more efficiently for the benefit of consumers and drive sustainable economic growth. ... See More +

Viewpoint 73637 SEP 01, 2012

Kitzmuller,Markus; Martinez Licetti,Martha Disclosed

Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building for Economic Management Grant : P108525 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR6220 MAR 26, 2012

Niksic,Orhan Disclosed

Rockets and feathers : asymmetric petroleum product pricing in developing countries (English)

This paper aims to provide those working in developing countries with a review of the issues that can help address the four questions: 1) are petroleum product margins excessively high at certain times? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56249 JUN 01, 2010

Bacon, Robert; Kojima, Masami Disclosed

Optimal pre-merger notification mechanisms - incentives and efficiency of mandatory and voluntary schemes (English)

The authors compare the two merger control systems currently employed worldwide: a mandatory system based on merger size threshold and a voluntary system with ex-post monitoring and fines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4936 MAY 01, 2009

Gonzalez, Aldo; Benitez, Daniel Disclosed

Balancing cooperation and competition in retail payment systems (English)

The "balancing cooperation and competition in retail payment systems" provides answers to the following questions in the report. Why is retail payments efficiency and innovation key to economic and social development? ... See More +

Working Paper 47501 NOV 01, 2008

Disclosed

An empirical analysis of Mexican merger policy (English)

A newly created dataset including 239 decisions made by the Mexican Federal Competition Commission on horizontal mergers between 1997 and 2001 is used to estimate the different factors affecting the Commission's resolution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4527 FEB 01, 2008

Avalos, Marcos; De Hoyos, Rafael E. Disclosed

Competition law and policy : challenges in South Asia (English)

This report focuses on the five South Asian economies that have shown the strongest interest in adopting or modifying their policies on competition: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 45281 MAR 01, 2007

Dutz, Mark; Khemani, R.Shyam Disclosed

Competition law and policy : challenges in South Asia (English)

This report focuses on the five South Asian economies that have shown the strongest interest in adopting or modifying their policies on competition: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. ... See More +

Working Paper 45281 MAR 01, 2007

Dutz, Mark; Khemani, R.Shyam Disclosed

Market structure and market access (English)

The authors examine an issue at the nexus of domestic competition policy and international trade, the interaction between goods trade and market power in domestic trade and distribution sectors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4151 MAR 01, 2007

Francois, Joseph; Wooton, Ian Disclosed

Survey of land and real estate transactions in the Russian Federation : statistical analysis of selected hypotheses (English)

This paper analyzes land transactions between municipalities and private businesses based on official data and business surveys in 15 regions of the Russian Federation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4115 JAN 01, 2007

Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline Disclosed

Brazil - First Programmatic Loan For Sustainable And Equitable Growth (FPLSEG) (English)

Implementation Completion Report Review ICRR12193 AUG 26, 2005

Disclosed

Brazil - First Programmatic Loan for Sustainable and Equitable Growth (English)

The outcome for First Programmatic Loan for Sustainable and Equitable Growth Project for Brazil was highly satisfactory, the sustainability was highly likely, the institutional development impact was substantial, and the Bank and borrower performance were both highly satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report 32604 JUN 28, 2005

Disclosed

Interconnection disputes : antitrust or sector regulation and the case of New Zealand (English)

Full liberalization of telecommunications markets provides scope for relying largely on general antitrust rules and institutions for economic regulation. ... See More +

Viewpoint 32844 JUN 01, 2005

Kerf, Michel; Neto, Isabel; Geradin, Damien

Controlling market power : balancing antitrust and sector regulation in telecoms (English)

Among the countries fully liberalizing their telecommunicationssector, some have chosen to rely mainly on sector-specific rules,often applied by sector-specific institutions, while others havedepended on economywide antitrust rules and institutions to controlmarket power. ... See More +

Viewpoint 32843 JUN 01, 2005

Kerf, Michel; Neto, Isabel; Geradim, Damien

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One more time : what are institutions and how do they change? (English)
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APR 30, 2018 WPS8422 Policy Research Working Paper
Setting Fines to Discourage Competition Law Violations Policy Guidance to Strengthen the Indonesian Competition Framework (English)
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MAR 02, 2018 131394 Working Paper
Power sector policy note for the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87798 ESMAP Paper
Turkey - Reform for competitiveness technical assistance : fostering open and efficient markets through effective competition policies (English)
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SEP 23, 2013 ACS2430 Working Paper
Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building for Economic Management Grant : P108525 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 06 (English)
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SEP 12, 2012 ISR7653 Implementation Status and Results Report
Antidumping and market competition: implications for emerging economies (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6197 Policy Research Working Paper
Competition policy : encouraging thriving markets for development (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 73637 Viewpoint
Kyrgyz Republic - Capacity Building for Economic Management Grant : P108525 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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MAR 26, 2012 ISR6220 Implementation Status and Results Report
Rockets and feathers : asymmetric petroleum product pricing in developing countries (English)
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JUN 01, 2010 56249 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Optimal pre-merger notification mechanisms - incentives and efficiency of mandatory and voluntary schemes (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4936 Policy Research Working Paper
Balancing cooperation and competition in retail payment systems (English)
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NOV 01, 2008 47501 Working Paper
An empirical analysis of Mexican merger policy (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4527 Policy Research Working Paper
Competition law and policy : challenges in South Asia (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 45281 Working Paper
Competition law and policy : challenges in South Asia (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 45281 Working Paper
Market structure and market access (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4151 Policy Research Working Paper
Survey of land and real estate transactions in the Russian Federation : statistical analysis of selected hypotheses (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 WPS4115 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil - First Programmatic Loan For Sustainable And Equitable Growth (FPLSEG) (English)
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AUG 26, 2005 ICRR12193 Implementation Completion Report Review
Brazil - First Programmatic Loan for Sustainable and Equitable Growth (English)
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JUN 28, 2005 32604 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Interconnection disputes : antitrust or sector regulation and the case of New Zealand (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32844 Viewpoint
Controlling market power : balancing antitrust and sector regulation in telecoms (English)
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JUN 01, 2005 32843 Viewpoint