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When is a Current Account Deficit Bad? (English)

A current account deficit is sustainable when its underlying drivers support a smooth correction in the future. It is unsustainable when symptomatic of macroeconomic imbalances that would eventually trigger disruptive adjustments. ... See More +

Brief 130415 OCT 01, 2018

Devadas,Sharmila; Loayza,Norman V. Disclosed

Gross capital flows by banks, corporates, and sovereigns (English)

This paper constructs a new dataset of quarterly capital flows by sector and establishes four facts. First, the co-movement of capital inflows and outflows is driven by banks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8514 JUL 10, 2018

Avdjiev,Stefan; Hardy,Bryan James; Kalemli-Ozcan,Sebnem; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)

Economic Complexity is a set of network-based and algorithmic methods for the study of economic development and competitiveness. In this framework, Economic Fitness is an innovative approach that improves the mathematical and conceptual scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8485 JUN 21, 2018

Zaccaria,Andrea; Mishra,Saurabh; Cader,Masud Z.; Pietronero,Luciano Disclosed

Indonesia daily economic update (English)

This issue of Indonesia daily economic update for February 12, 2018 contains economic highlights, including: state-owned secondary mortgage company PT Sarana Multigriya Finansial (SMF) plans to issue asset-backed securities worth Rp 2 trillion (US$147 million) this year in a collaboration with local banks; the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has assigned state energy firms Pertamina and Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) to develop a city gas network connecting 78,367 households in 16 regions this year; Indonesia recorded a US$1 billion balance of payments surplus in the fourth quarter of 2017 with the overall balance of payments surplus throughout 2017 reached $11.6 billion, meanwhile Indonesia's CA Deficit was at 1.7 percent of GDP in 2017; and Directorate general of Tax recorded tax revenue on January 2018 was IDR78.5 trillion or grew 12 percent (yoy) and amount to 5.5 percent from target this year. ... See More +

Brief 126491 FEB 12, 2018

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Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2018) (English)

Recent volatility in the US stock market rippled through global markets, impacting also the Philippine stock exchange in the first two weeks of February. ... See More +

Newsletter 123621 FEB 01, 2018

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A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application (English)

This paper provides an overview, macro application, and detailed documentation of GEM-Core, a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model designed for medium- and long-run policy analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8272 DEC 13, 2017

Cicowiez,Martin; Lofgren,Hans Disclosed

Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases : method and matrices for 133 countries (English)

Social accounting matrices (SAMs) are the key data input for computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. After a brief introduction to SAMs, this paper presents a method and related computer program for constructing macro SAMs from cross-country databases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8273 DEC 13, 2017

Cicowiez,Martin; Lofgren,Hans Disclosed

Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities? : a novel monitoring framework (English)

This paper introduces a novel corporate financial vulnerability index, which tracks financial conditions of the non-financial corporate sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 121116 NOV 01, 2017

Fiess,Norbert Matthias; Pillonca,Lara Alice Victoria; Feyen,Erik H.B.; Zuccardi Huertas,Igor Esteban 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

Credit composition, output composition, and external balances (English)

This paper builds on recent research examining the impact of finance on economic outcomes. Specifically, it asks whether credit extended to households and firms has an impact on the share of exports in gross domestic product and on the trade balance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8082 JUN 01, 2017

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

What to do when foreign direct investment is not direct or foreign : FDI round tripping (English)

As globalization has intensified, multinational enterprises' investments have become a sophisticated set of financial transactions that are difficult to monitor and classify by the home and host countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8046 APR 28, 2017

Aykut,Dilek; Sanghi,Apurva; Kosmidou,Gina Disclosed

Guyana - Payments System Project (English)

The development objective of the Payments System Project is to improve Guyana's national payments system by enhancing safety and efficiency of payments. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD2042 MAR 10, 2017

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Are capital flows fickle? Increasingly ? and does the answer still depend on type? (English)

According to conventional wisdom, capital flows are fickle. Focusing on emerging markets, this paper asks whether this conventional wisdom still holds in the contemporary world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7972 FEB 15, 2017

Eichengreen,Barry J.; Gupta, Poonam;Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver Disclosed

Tajikistan - Capacity Building for MoEDT : P150488 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR24927 FEB 03, 2017

Aliev,Hassan Disclosed

Managing sudden stops (English)

The recent reversal of capital flows to emerging markets has pointed up the continuing relevance of the sudden stop problem. This paper analyzes the sudden stops in capital flows to emerging markets since 1991. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7639 APR 13, 2016

Eichengreen,Barry J.; Gupta, Poonam;Gupta,Poonam Disclosed

Tajikistan - Capacity Building for MoEDT : P150488 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR21382 MAR 29, 2016

Aliev,Hassan

Deal or no deal : strictly business for China in Kenya ? (English)

Existing work on China's economic influence in Africa refers to Africa in broad terms, thereby generalizing the results to an extent that is unhelpful for policy-makers in a specific country. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7614 MAR 23, 2016

Sanghi,Apurva; Johnson,Dylan Conte Disclosed

Statement of loans for July 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 97602 JUL 31, 2015

Disclosed

Statement of development credits for June 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 97920 JUN 30, 2015

Disclosed

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When is a Current Account Deficit Bad? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130415 Brief
Gross capital flows by banks, corporates, and sovereigns (English)
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JUL 10, 2018 WPS8514 Policy Research Working Paper
Integrating services in the economic fitness approach (English)
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JUN 21, 2018 WPS8485 Policy Research Working Paper
Indonesia daily economic update (English)
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FEB 12, 2018 126491 Brief
Philippines monthly economic developments (February 2018) (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123621 Newsletter
A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis : structure, interface, data, and macro application (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8272 Policy Research Working Paper
Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases : method and matrices for 133 countries (English)
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DEC 13, 2017 WPS8273 Policy Research Working Paper
Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities? : a novel monitoring framework (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121116 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8100 Policy Research Working Paper
Credit composition, output composition, and external balances (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 WPS8082 Policy Research Working Paper
What to do when foreign direct investment is not direct or foreign : FDI round tripping (English)
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APR 28, 2017 WPS8046 Policy Research Working Paper
Guyana - Payments System Project (English)
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MAR 10, 2017 PAD2042 Project Appraisal Document
Are capital flows fickle? Increasingly ? and does the answer still depend on type? (English)
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FEB 15, 2017 WPS7972 Policy Research Working Paper
Tajikistan - Capacity Building for MoEDT : P150488 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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FEB 03, 2017 ISR24927 Implementation Status and Results Report
Managing sudden stops (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7639 Policy Research Working Paper
Tajikistan - Capacity Building for MoEDT : P150488 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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MAR 29, 2016 ISR21382 Implementation Status and Results Report
Deal or no deal : strictly business for China in Kenya ? (English)
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MAR 23, 2016 WPS7614 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of loans for July 2015 : Africa (English)
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JUL 31, 2015 97602 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for June 2015 : Africa (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97920 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for June 2015 (Vol. 2) : East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 97920 Working Paper