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Capital flow measures : structural or cyclical policy tools? (English)

This paper analyzes the use of capital flow measures in emerging markets. Drawing on a specially compiled new database of capital flow measures, it establishes that policy makers in emerging market economies do not use capital flow measures as an active tool at business cycle frequency. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8418 APR 26, 2018

Gupta,Poonam; Masetti,Oliver Disclosed

2016-17 Audit Report Rajasthan SSA III Public Disclosure (English)

Auditing Document AUD0012161 APR 01, 2018

Renu Gupta Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)

2017 was a politically capricious year, commencing with much optimism emanating from the election of President Aoun and the passage of a series of long disputed reform measures. ... See More +

Brief 125256 APR 01, 2018

English Disclosed

Lebanon Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)

2017 was a politically capricious year, commencing with much optimism emanating from the election of President Aoun and the passage of a series of long disputed reform measures. ... See More +

Brief 125256 APR 01, 2018

Arabic Disclosed

Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)

This paper assesses the international comovement of gross capital inflows and outflows using a two-level factor model. Among advanced and emerging countries, capital flows exhibit strong commonality: common (global and country group-specific) factors account, on average, for close to half of their variance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8354 FEB 22, 2018

Barrot Araya,Luis Diego; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Private sector opinion -Towards an accountable capitalism (English)

We are amidst an unprecedented upheaval in the functioning of our treasured capital market system. The immediate bank lending crisis leaves little time for reflection. ... See More +

Working Paper 122617 JAN 01, 2018

Davis,Stephen; Pitt-Watson,David; Lukomnik,Jon 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

Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

After a growth slowdown that lasted six years the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is finally expected to resume positive growth in 2017, with market analysts forecasting real GDP growth of 1.2 percent for 2017 and 2.3 percent for 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 121779 OCT 01, 2017

Végh,Carlos A.; Morano,Luis; Friedheim,Diego; Rojas,Diego Spanish Disclosed

Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

After a growth slowdown that lasted six years the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is finally expected to resume positive growth in 2017, with market analysts forecasting real GDP growth of 1.2 percent for 2017 and 2.3 percent for 2018. ... See More +

Working Paper 121779 OCT 01, 2017

Végh,Carlos A.; Rojas,Diego; Morano,Luis; Friedheim,Diego English 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

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

Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)

This program document for the Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project has four pillars as follows : (i) Pillar A - Improve access to finance for small and young enterprises; (ii) Pillar B - Strengthen capital markets by improving the institutional framework and broadening the range of instruments; (iii) Pillar C - Improve the financial sustainability of the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites; and (iv) Pillar D - Strengthen oversight of the banking sector. ... See More +

Program Document 114404 APR 19, 2017

Disclosed

2015-16 Audit Report Bihar Part 1SSA III : 2015-16 Audit Report Rajasthan SSA III (English)

Auditing Document AUD0008277 APR 10, 2017

Renu Gupta Disclosed

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

2015-16 Audit Report - Jharkhand : 2015-16 Audit Report - Odisha (English)

Auditing Document AUD0007942 FEB 13, 2017

Bhambri,Sonia Disclosed

The importance of local capital markets for financing development (English)

Rudimentary markets for capital - for raising money and investing - exist in even the remotest places around the world. However, prudent macroeconomic management, regulation, investor protection, and innovation are necessary to transition these nascent markets, which are often speculative ventures prone to fraud, into modern, efficient, and well-functioning markets capable of serving the needs of investors and entrepreneurs, borrowers, and lenders alike. ... See More +

Brief 112692 JAN 01, 2017

Narayanaswamy,Meera; Blitzer,Charles R.; Carvajal,Ana Fiorella Disclosed

Assessing the degree of international consumption risk sharing (English)

This paper examines the extent of consumption risk sharing for a group of 50 high-income and developing countries. The analysis is based on the empirical implementation of a model of partial consumption insurance whose parameters have the natural interpretation of coefficients of partial risk sharing even when the 0 hypothesis of perfect risk sharing is rejected. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7867 OCT 19, 2016

Hevia,Constantino; Serven,Luis Disclosed

Peru - Combatir la desnutrición crónica para potenciar el desarrollo del capital humano (Spanish)

En la última década, el Perú ha mostrado un crecimiento económico notable y se ha caracterizado por una reducción importante de la desnutrición crónica, un indicador clave del desarrollo humano. ... See More +

Brief 109106 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Argentina - Capital market assessment and development prospects (English)

This report represents a high-level diagnostic of the capital market in Argentina, its potential for corporate, SME and infrastructure financing, and proposed actions to unlock such potential, as well as the respective roles of financial authorities and market participants. ... See More +

Working Paper 117059 OCT 01, 2016

.org;; 000012349:John Daniel Pollner:jpollner@worldbank Disclosed

Mexico - Financial sector assessment program : Infrastructure finance and capital markets : achievements and challenges (English)

Mexico’s challenges in infrastructure finance can be framed along similar lines as other Advanced Economies (AEs) and large Emerging Market Economies (EMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 120396 JUL 01, 2016

Garcia Mora,Alfonso; Shabisigh,Ghiath Disclosed

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Capital flow measures : structural or cyclical policy tools? (English)
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APR 26, 2018 WPS8418 Policy Research Working Paper
2016-17 Audit Report Rajasthan SSA III Public Disclosure (English)
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APR 01, 2018 AUD0012161 Auditing Document
Lebanon Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (Arabic)
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APR 01, 2018 125256 Brief English
Lebanon Economic Outlook - Spring 2018 (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125256 Brief Arabic
Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle (English)
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FEB 22, 2018 WPS8354 Policy Research Working Paper
Private sector opinion -Towards an accountable capitalism (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 122617 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
Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 121779 Working Paper Spanish
Between a rock and a hard place : the monetary policy dilemma in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2017 121779 Working Paper English
Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? (English)
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JUN 09, 2017 WPS8100 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
Morocco - Second Capital Market Development and Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Finance Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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APR 19, 2017 114404 Program Document
2015-16 Audit Report Bihar Part 1SSA III : 2015-16 Audit Report Rajasthan SSA III (English)
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APR 10, 2017 AUD0008277 Auditing 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
2015-16 Audit Report - Jharkhand : 2015-16 Audit Report - Odisha (English)
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FEB 13, 2017 AUD0007942 Auditing Document
The importance of local capital markets for financing development (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112692 Brief
Assessing the degree of international consumption risk sharing (English)
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OCT 19, 2016 WPS7867 Policy Research Working Paper
Peru - Combatir la desnutrición crónica para potenciar el desarrollo del capital humano (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109106 Brief
Argentina - Capital market assessment and development prospects (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 117059 Working Paper
Mexico - Financial sector assessment program : Infrastructure finance and capital markets : achievements and challenges (English)
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JUL 01, 2016 120396 Working Paper