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Financial development, exchange rate regimes, and growth dynamics (English)

This paper utilizes data for African countries to analyze the extent to which financial development affects the dynamics of the relationship between exchange rate flexibility and economic growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8562 AUG 20, 2018

Kassa,Woubet; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng Disclosed

Beggar-thy-neighbor effects of exchange rates : a study of the renminbi (English)

This paper estimates the effect of China’s exchange rate changes on exports of developing countries in third markets. The degree ofcompetition between China and its developing country competitors in specific products and destinations plays a key role in the identification strategy. ... See More +

Journal Article 122572 NOV 01, 2017

Mattoo,Aaditya; Mishra,Prachi; Subramanian,Arvind Disclosed

Exchange rate flexibility and the effect of remittances on economic growth (English)

This paper studies the question of whether exchange rate policy affects the impact of remittances on economic growth in recipient countries. The paper utilizes a comprehensive data set that comprises annual observations for 135 developing and transition countries, spanning 1970-2007. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7932 DEC 30, 2016

Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng Disclosed

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 94227 JAN 28, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju Disclosed

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: Swiss central bank rattled markets; Russia’s inflation climbed sharply in December; Global sovereign bond yields fell to record lows; U.S. retail sales declined in December; benign financing conditions through much of 2014 have allowed developing countries to tap international bond markets at a record pace; expanding supply and concerns about global growth prospects have reduced commodity prices—and especially sharply oilprices; and since the global financial crisis, world trade growth has slowed significantly from the trend of the 1990s and early 2000s, as a result of both weak global growth and lower responsiveness of world trade to activity. ... See More +

Newsletter 98943 JAN 16, 2015

Disclosed

What makes a currency procyclical ? an empirical investigation (English)

This paper looks at the correlation between the cyclical components of gross domestic product and the exchange rate and classifies countries' currencies as procyclical if they appreciate in good times, countercyclical if they appreciate in bad times, and acyclical otherwise. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7113 NOV 01, 2014

Cordella,Tito; Gupta,Poonam Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)

In this paper, authors study how firm-level export performance is affected by Real Exchange Rate (RER) volatility and investigate whether this effect depends on existing financial constraints. ... See More +

Journal Article 112430 OCT 24, 2013

Hericourt, Jerome; Poncet,Sandra Disclosed

Ukraine economic update (October 7, 2013) (English)

Weak global demand and delays in domestic policy adjustments have led to widening and unsustainable macroeconomic imbalances in 2013. Further delays in reforms will worsen the economic difficulties confronting Ukraine. ... See More +

Brief 84379 OCT 07, 2013

Golovach,Anastasia; Moorty,Lalita M. Ukrainian Disclosed

Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)

This paper studies how firm-level export performance is affected by Real Exchange Rate (RER) volatility and investigates whether this effect depends on existing financial constraints. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6638 OCT 01, 2013

Heericourt, Jerome; Poncet, Sandra Disclosed

Spillover effects of exchange rates : a study of the Renminbi (English)

This paper estimates how changes in China's exchange rates would affect exports from competitor countries in third-country markets -- in other words, the "spillover effect." ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5989 MAR 01, 2012

Mattoo, Aaditya; Mishra, Prachi; Subramanian, Arvind Disclosed

International Comparison Program (ICP) : Note on the fourth ICP technical advisory group (English)

Several issues and questions have been raised following the TAG meeting that go beyond what was discussed. In addition, papers were provided to the TAG by Dikhanov and Hill at the time of the meeting. ... See More +

Working Paper 90612 OCT 21, 2010

Vogel, Fred Disclosed

Guatemala - World trade indicators 2009 : Trade brief (English)

This country level trade brief summarizes insights from the world trade indicators database as well as analyzes national impacts and responses to the food crisis and global recession. ... See More +

Brief 72627 DEC 01, 2009

Disclosed

Optimal devaluations (English)

According to the conventional wisdom, when an economy enters a recession and nominal prices adjust slowly, the monetary authority should devalue the domestic currency to make the recession less severe. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4926 MAY 01, 2009

Hevia, Constantino; Nicolini, Juan Pablo Disclosed

Real exchange rates, saving, and growth : is there a link? (English)

The view that policies directed at the real exchange rate can have an important effect on economic growth has been gaining adherents in recent years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 57745 JAN 01, 2009

Montiel, Peter J.; Serven, Luis Disclosed

Ukraine economic update (December 2008) (English)

This Ukraine economic update includes the following headings: the global financial crisis has exposed Ukraine's inherent macroeconomic vulnerabilities, leading to a sizable exchange rate adjustment, and to the current economic downturn; the short-term macroeconomic stabilization will require a significant tightening of aggregate demand ending several years of high growth in real incomes; and external debt refinancing and market confidence are at the core of the stabilization process, underscoring the need for greater consistency in policy implementation and reinvigorated structural reform efforts. ... See More +

Brief 47369 DEC 01, 2008

Ukrainian Disclosed

Export surges : the power of a competitive currency (English)

How can countries stimulate and sustain strong export growth? To answer this question, the authors examine 92 episodes of export surges, defined as significant increases in manufacturing export growth that are sustained for at least seven years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4750 OCT 01, 2008

Freund, Caroline; Pierola, Martha Denisse Disclosed

Real exchange rates, saving and growth : is there a link ? (English)

The view that policies directed at the real exchange rate can have an important effect on economic growth has been gaining adherents in recent years. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4636 MAY 01, 2008

Montiel, Peter J.; Serven, Luis Disclosed

Distortions to agricultural incentives in Bangladesh : Main report (English)

Bangladesh has substantially liberalized its trade and agricultural pricing policies since independence in 1971, removing most distortions to agricultural incentives by the mid-1990s. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 56071 DEC 01, 2007

Ahmed, Nazneen; Bakht, Zaid; Dorosh, Paul; Shahabuddin, Quazi Disclosed

The impact of the real exchange rate on manufacturing exports in Benin (English)

The objective of this study is to assess developments in Benin's external competitiveness and hence its exchange rate policy. It analyses the relationship between the exchange rate regime and the performance of exports in Benin, a member country of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Franc zone for the 1980-2003 period. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44874 NOV 01, 2007

Linjouom, Mireille Disclosed

Fear of appreciation : Fear of appreciation (English)

In recent years the term "fear of floating" has been used to describe exchange rate regimes that, while officially flexible, in practice intervene heavily to avoid sudden or large depreciations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4387 NOV 01, 2007

Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo; Sturzenegger, Federico Disclosed

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Financial development, exchange rate regimes, and growth dynamics (English)
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AUG 20, 2018 WPS8562 Policy Research Working Paper
Beggar-thy-neighbor effects of exchange rates : a study of the renminbi (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122572 Journal Article
Exchange rate flexibility and the effect of remittances on economic growth (English)
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DEC 30, 2016 WPS7932 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JAN 28, 2015 94227 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JAN 16, 2015 98943 Newsletter
What makes a currency procyclical ? an empirical investigation (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 WPS7113 Policy Research Working Paper
Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)
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OCT 24, 2013 112430 Journal Article
Ukraine economic update (October 7, 2013) (English)
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OCT 07, 2013 84379 Brief Ukrainian
Exchange rate volatility, financial constraints, and trade : empirical evidence from Chinese firms (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6638 Policy Research Working Paper
Spillover effects of exchange rates : a study of the Renminbi (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 WPS5989 Policy Research Working Paper
International Comparison Program (ICP) : Note on the fourth ICP technical advisory group (English)
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OCT 21, 2010 90612 Working Paper
Guatemala - World trade indicators 2009 : Trade brief (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 72627 Brief
Optimal devaluations (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 WPS4926 Policy Research Working Paper
Real exchange rates, saving, and growth : is there a link? (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 57745 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Ukraine economic update (December 2008) (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47369 Brief Ukrainian
Export surges : the power of a competitive currency (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4750 Policy Research Working Paper
Real exchange rates, saving and growth : is there a link ? (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 WPS4636 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions to agricultural incentives in Bangladesh : Main report (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 56071 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The impact of the real exchange rate on manufacturing exports in Benin (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 44874 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Fear of appreciation : Fear of appreciation (English)
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NOV 01, 2007 WPS4387 Policy Research Working Paper