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Trade Wars : What Do They Mean ? Why Are They Happening Now ? What Are the Costs ? (English)

How should economists interpret current trade wars and the recent U.S. trade actions that have initiated them? This paper offers an interpretation of current U.S. trade actions that is at once more charitable and less forgiving than that typically offered by economic commentators. ... See More +

WPS8829 APR 22, 2019

Mattoo,Aaditya; Staiger,Robert W. Disclosed

Import substitution with labor misallocation (English)

This paper argues that relying on major policy distortions to create a domestic automotive industry through import substitution generates significant costs for the economy, in terms of foregone output, lower consumption, and reduced overall welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8542 AUG 07, 2018

Martins,Marco A.C.; Araujo,Jorge A. De Thompson R. Disclosed

Brazil's globalization and integration of output markets agenda (English)

Opening to trade can boost productivity growth and resource allocation through numerous channels. The literature identifies Three main channels through which trade can boost resource allocation, and then productivity. ... See More +

Working Paper 123953 FEB 01, 2018

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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: taking stock; Major Data Releases; Activity and Inflation; Trade and Finance; financial markets; and commodity prices. ... See More +

Newsletter 122071 NOV 17, 2017

Disclosed

Public-private dialogue for modern industrial policies : towards a solutions-oriented framework (English)

Modern industrial policies (IPs) or productive development policies (PDPs) are about identifying and removing constraints to the growth of productive sectors, which implies providing public goods and fixing market failures related to those sectors. ... See More +

Working Paper 117468 JUL 06, 2017

000447431:Steve Utterwulghe:sutterwulghe@ifc.org; ; Disclosed

Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information (English)

This paper presents an analytical framework that captures the informational problems and trade-offs that policy makers face when choosing between public goods (for example, infrastructure) and industrial policies (for example, firm- or sector-specific subsidies). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8052 MAY 04, 2017

Hevia,Constantino; Loayza,Norman V.; Meza Cuadra Balcazar,Claudia Maria Disclosed

Mali - Support to Agroindustrial Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Actualisation du cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2505 SEP 30, 2016

Mali Disclosed

Vietnam - Energy Efficiency Financing for Industrial Enterprises (VEEIEs) Project : social assessment : Social impact assessment report (English)

The development objective of the Energy Efficiency Financing for Industrial Enterprises (VEEIEs) Project for Vietnam is to improve energy efficiency of selected energy end-users in key energy-consuming sectors, thereby supporting Government of Vietnam (GoV) to achieve its energy efficiency targets. ... See More +

Social Assessment SFG3421 JUN 01, 2016

Vu,Huong Thi Thu Disclosed

Some small countries do it better : rapid growth and its causes in Singapore, Finland, and Ireland : 一些小國做得更好:快速增長及其原因在新加坡,芬蘭和愛爾蘭 (Chinese)

This book is an outcome of a series of study visits to Singapore for African policy makers initiated by Jee-Peng Tan in 2005 with support from Tommy Koh in Singapore and Birger Fredriksen, Yaw Ansu, and Dzingai Mutumbuka at the World Bank. ... See More +

Publication 66814 MAR 10, 2016

Nabeshima,Kaoru; Yusuf,Shahid English Disclosed

China - Anhui Xuancheng Infrastructure for Industry Relocation Project : environmental assessment : Supplemental environmental impact assessment (English)

The development objective of the Anhui Xuancheng Infrastructure for Industry Relocation Project for China is to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the project area in the Xuancheng economic and technological development zone. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2843 JAN 01, 2016

Wu,Xiao Disclosed

Doing, learning, being : some lessons learned from Malaysia's national transformation program (English)

This study examines an institutional innovation, the performance management, and delivery unit (PEMANDU), for making, monitoring, and revising ambitious plans for reform involving coordination between public and private actors and among government entities. ... See More +

Working Paper 96041 JAN 01, 2015

Sabel,Charles Frederick; Jordan,Luke Simon Disclosed

Arab Republic of Egypt - More jobs, better jobs : a priority for Egypt (English)

Much of the current debate around the recent economic crisis in the Arab Republic of Egypt has focused on unemployment. Although unemployment is an important marker of labor market health, the jobs problem in Egypt precedes the recent crisis and is manifested markedly in other labor market metrics. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 88447 JUN 01, 2014

Disclosed

Green industrial policies : when and how (English)

Green industrial policies can be defined as industrial policies with an environmental goal -- or more precisely, as sector-targeted policies that affect the economic production structure with the aim of generating environmental benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6677 OCT 01, 2013

Hallegatte, Stephane; Fay, Marianne; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien Disclosed

How capital-based instruments facilitate the transition toward a low-carbon economy : a tradeoff between optimality and acceptability (English)

This paper compares the temporal profile of efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions induced by two mitigation strategies: a regulation of all emissions with a carbon price and a regulation of emissions embedded in new capital only, using capital-based instruments such as investment regulation, differentiation of capital costs, or a carbon tax with temporary subsidies on brown capital. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6609 SEP 01, 2013

Rozenberg, Julie; Vogt-Schilb, Adrien; Hallegatte, Stephane Disclosed

The rejuvenation of industrial policy (English)

This essay is about an important area in which there has been major rethinking -- industrial policy, by which the authors mean government policies directed at affecting the economic structure of the economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6628 SEP 01, 2013

Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Yifu, Justin; Monga, Celestin Disclosed

Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea for TF072056 (English)

Trust Fund Administrative Agreement JUN 07, 2013

Ogawa,Akiko Disclosed

Green industrial policy : trade and theory (English)

This paper studies the reality and the potential for green industrial policy. It provides a summary of the green industrial policies, broadly understood, for five countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6238 OCT 01, 2012

Karp, Larry; Stevenson, Megan Disclosed

What's new in the new industrial policy in Latin America ? (English)

Latin America was an aggressive practitioner of industrial policies (IP) in the years 1950-1980. During much of the period the general practice was in line with the then mainstream thinking in development economics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6191 SEP 01, 2012

Devlin, Robert; Moguillansky, Graciela Disclosed

Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)

The focus of trade policy has shifted in recent years from economy-wide reductions in tariffs and trade restrictions toward targeted interventions to facilitate trade and promote exports. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5877 NOV 01, 2011

Cadot,Olivier; Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Gourdon,Julien; Mattoo,Aaditya Disclosed

Breeding Latin American tigers : operational principles for rehabilitating industrial policies (English)

The specific structure of the book is as follows: chapter one reviews the current situation of Latin America, which historically has been a laggard in economic performance. ... See More +

Publication 65655 OCT 11, 2011

Devlin, Robert; Moguillansky, Graciela Disclosed

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Trade Wars : What Do They Mean ? Why Are They Happening Now ? What Are the Costs ? (English)
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APR 22, 2019 WPS8829
Import substitution with labor misallocation (English)
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AUG 07, 2018 WPS8542 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil's globalization and integration of output markets agenda (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123953 Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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NOV 17, 2017 122071 Newsletter
Public-private dialogue for modern industrial policies : towards a solutions-oriented framework (English)
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JUL 06, 2017 117468 Working Paper
Industrial policies vs public goods under asymmetric information (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8052 Policy Research Working Paper
Mali - Support to Agroindustrial Competitiveness Project : environmental assessment : Actualisation du cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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SEP 30, 2016 SFG2505 Environmental Assessment
Vietnam - Energy Efficiency Financing for Industrial Enterprises (VEEIEs) Project : social assessment : Social impact assessment report (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 SFG3421 Social Assessment
Some small countries do it better : rapid growth and its causes in Singapore, Finland, and Ireland : 一些小國做得更好:快速增長及其原因在新加坡,芬蘭和愛爾蘭 (Chinese)
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MAR 10, 2016 66814 Publication English
China - Anhui Xuancheng Infrastructure for Industry Relocation Project : environmental assessment : Supplemental environmental impact assessment (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 SFG2843 Environmental Assessment
Doing, learning, being : some lessons learned from Malaysia's national transformation program (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 96041 Working Paper
Arab Republic of Egypt - More jobs, better jobs : a priority for Egypt (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88447 Other Poverty Study
Green industrial policies : when and how (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 WPS6677 Policy Research Working Paper
How capital-based instruments facilitate the transition toward a low-carbon economy : a tradeoff between optimality and acceptability (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6609 Policy Research Working Paper
The rejuvenation of industrial policy (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6628 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Administration Agreement with the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea for TF072056 (English)
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JUN 07, 2013 Trust Fund Administrative Agreement
Green industrial policy : trade and theory (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6238 Policy Research Working Paper
What's new in the new industrial policy in Latin America ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6191 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact evaluation of trade interventions : paving the way (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5877 Policy Research Working Paper
Breeding Latin American tigers : operational principles for rehabilitating industrial policies (English)
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OCT 11, 2011 65655 Publication