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The Fintech Revolution: A Threat to Global Banking? (English)

The period since the global financial crisis of 2008 has been characterized by the emergence of a broad set of tech-driven financial companies ("fintech" companies), acting in parallel with traditional banking services. ... See More +

Brief 125038 MAR 01, 2018

Cortina Lorente,Juan Jose; Schmukler,Sergio L. Disclosed

Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)

This paper develops the following price indicators to measure the relative efficiency (functioning) of markets: (a) price dispersion, (b) price volatility, and (c) price transmission (speed, completeness, and symmetry). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8294 JAN 08, 2018

Sanchez Bayardo,Luis Fernando; Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)

Everyone knows about seasonality. But what exactly do we know? This study systematically measures seasonal price gaps at 193 markets for 13 food commodities in seven African countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 123197 JAN 01, 2017

Gilbert,Christopher L.; Christiaensen,Luc; Kaminski,Jonathan Disclosed

The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms' export performance (English)

This paper analyzes the export performance of Polish manufacturing firms. It focuses on the extensive and intensive margins of exports, on the decision to enter export markets and the intensity of exports, given participation, examining price and non-price determinants of export performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7899 NOV 29, 2016

Albinowski,Maciej; Hagemejer,Jan; Lovo,Stefania; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. Launched in September 2008, RPW remains a key tool to monitor the cost incurred by remitters when sending money along major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 114989 SEP 01, 2016

Disclosed

Remittance prices worldwide report (English)

Remittance Prices Worldwide (RPW) monitors remittance prices across all geographic regions of the world. Launched in September 2008, RPW remains a key tool to monitor the cost incurred by remitters when sending money along major remittance corridors. ... See More +

Working Paper 114987 MAR 01, 2016

Disclosed

The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)

This paper presents estimates of the effects that terms of trade volatility has on growth of real gross domestic product per capita. Based on five-year non-overlapping panel data comprising 175 countries during 1980–2010, the paper finds that: (i) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has a significant negative average effect on economic growth; (ii) once country fixed effects are included in the model, the average effect of terms of trade volatility on economic growth is not significantly different from zero; (iii) robust to the inclusion of country fixed effects, terms of trade volatility has significantly adverse effects on economic growth in countries with pro-cyclical fiscal policy; and (iv) in model specifications that do not include country fixed effects, financial development is a significant mediating factor with regard to the effect that terms of trade volatility has on economic growth, however, the significance of this effect vanishes once country fixed effects are included in the model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7507 DEC 03, 2015

Brüeckner,Markus; Carneiro,Francisco Galrao Disclosed

El Salvador - Safeguarding Human Capital of Urban Poor Children in the context of recurring food crisis : P125760 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR16420 OCT 22, 2015

Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena

Sources of volatility during four oil price crashes (English)

Previous sharp oil price declines have been accompanied by elevated ex post volatility. In contrast, volatility was much less elevated during the oil price crash in 2014/15. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7425 SEP 28, 2015

Baffes,John; Kshirsagar,Varun Disclosed

Asset price effects of peer benchmarking : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This paper estimates the effects of peer benchmarking by institutional investors on asset prices. To identify trades purely due to peer benchmarking as separate from those based on fundamentals or private information, the paper exploits a natural experiment involving a change in a government imposed underperformance penalty applicable to Colombian pension funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7239 APR 14, 2015

Acharya,Sushant; Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique Disclosed

Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Performance Monitoring Indicators for Loan 8429-AL, Operatori I Sistemit Te Transmetimit (Closing Package) (English)

Side Letter NOV 03, 2014

Rukuba-Ngaiza,Nightingale Disclosed

Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Performance Monitoring Indicators for Loan 8429-AL, Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (Closing Package) (English)

Side Letter NOV 03, 2014

Rukuba-Ngaiza,Nightingale Disclosed

Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Performance Monitoring Indicators for Loan 8429-AL, Republic of Albania (Closing Package) (English)

Side Letter NOV 03, 2014

Rukuba-Ngaiza,Nightingale Disclosed

El Salvador - Safeguarding Human Capital of Urban Poor Children in the context of recurring food crisis : P125760 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR13952 JUN 25, 2014

Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena

Global economics prospects : shifting priorities building for the future (English)

This edition of the Global Economic Prospects, a World Bank flagship report, describes the developments in the global economy, with particular emphasis on developing countries. ... See More +

Board Report 88628 JUN 01, 2014

Disclosed

El Salvador - Safeguarding Human Capital of Urban Poor Children in the context of recurring food crisis : P125760 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR9634 JUL 09, 2013

Gordillo-Tobar,Amparo Elena

Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Social Safety Net Enhancement (EC Food Facility Grant) : P117038 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR7047 JUN 23, 2012

Hong,Mira Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Social Safety Net Enhancement (EC Food Facility Grant) : P117038 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report DEC 13, 2011

Hong,Mira Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Second Port Cities Development Project : P088435 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report NOV 27, 2011

Tewari,Deepali Disclosed

Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Social Safety Net Enhancement (EC Food Facility Grant) : P117038 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report JUL 13, 2011

Hong,Mira Disclosed

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The Fintech Revolution: A Threat to Global Banking? (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125038 Brief
Micro-level analysis of Mexican retail markets and their response to changes in market structure and competition policies (English)
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JAN 08, 2018 WPS8294 Policy Research Working Paper
Food price seasonality in Africa : measurement and extent (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 123197 Journal Article
The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms' export performance (English)
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NOV 29, 2016 WPS7899 Policy Research Working Paper
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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SEP 01, 2016 114989 Working Paper
Remittance prices worldwide report (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 114987 Working Paper
The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth : evidence for the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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DEC 03, 2015 WPS7507 Policy Research Working Paper
El Salvador - Safeguarding Human Capital of Urban Poor Children in the context of recurring food crisis : P125760 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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OCT 22, 2015 ISR16420 Implementation Status and Results Report
Sources of volatility during four oil price crashes (English)
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SEP 28, 2015 WPS7425 Policy Research Working Paper
Asset price effects of peer benchmarking : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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APR 14, 2015 WPS7239 Policy Research Working Paper
Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Performance Monitoring Indicators for Loan 8429-AL, Operatori I Sistemit Te Transmetimit (Closing Package) (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 Side Letter
Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Performance Monitoring Indicators for Loan 8429-AL, Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (Closing Package) (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 Side Letter
Official Documents- Supplemental Letter Ref. Performance Monitoring Indicators for Loan 8429-AL, Republic of Albania (Closing Package) (English)
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NOV 03, 2014 Side Letter
El Salvador - Safeguarding Human Capital of Urban Poor Children in the context of recurring food crisis : P125760 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 ISR13952 Implementation Status and Results Report
Global economics prospects : shifting priorities building for the future (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88628 Board Report
El Salvador - Safeguarding Human Capital of Urban Poor Children in the context of recurring food crisis : P125760 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 01 (English)
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JUL 09, 2013 ISR9634 Implementation Status and Results Report
Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Social Safety Net Enhancement (EC Food Facility Grant) : P117038 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 05 (English)
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JUN 23, 2012 ISR7047 Implementation Status and Results Report
Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Social Safety Net Enhancement (EC Food Facility Grant) : P117038 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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DEC 13, 2011 Implementation Status and Results Report
Yemen, Republic of - Second Port Cities Development Project : P088435 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 02 (English)
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NOV 27, 2011 Implementation Status and Results Report
Yemen, Republic of - Emergency Social Safety Net Enhancement (EC Food Facility Grant) : P117038 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUL 13, 2011 Implementation Status and Results Report