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Development economics as taught in developing countries (English)

This paper uses a combination of survey questions to instructors and data collected from course syllabi and examinations to examine how the subject of development economics is taught at the undergraduate and masters levels in developing countries, and benchmark this against undergraduate classes in the United States. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7521 DEC 21, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Paffhausen,Anna Luisa

The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)

A review of the history of the United States from its colonial origins shows how America's successful development has always been guided by two basic principles: representative democracy, and a proper division of power between national and subnational governments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7512 DEC 11, 2015

Myerson,Roger B.

Demand-driven propagation : evidence from the great recession (English)

This paper provides empirical evidence for the Keynesian demand-driven propagation: initial rounds of job losses lead to additional rounds of job losses. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7456 OCT 26, 2015

Nguyen,Ha Minh

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Canada (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Canada. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100678 OCT 01, 2015

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - San Marino (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for San Marino. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100848 OCT 01, 2015

Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - United States (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2016 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for United States. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 100873 OCT 01, 2015

Nauru - Application for membership (English)

By letter dated April 17, 2014, the Government of the Republic of Nauru applied for membership in the Bank. The Republic of Nauru has also applied for membership in the International Monetary Fund. ... See More +

Board Report 99692 SEP 24, 2015

The coming U.S interest rate tightening cycle : smooth sailing or stormy waters? (English)

Since the global financial crisis, the policy accommodation by the U.S. Federal Reserve has helped support activity, bolstered asset valuations, and reduced risk premia. ... See More +

Working Paper 100014 SEP 01, 2015

Arteta,Carlos; Kose, M. Ayhan; Ohnsorge,Franziska Lieselotte; Stocker,Marc

Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C. (English)

This paper develops and estimates an equilibrium model of charter school entry and school choice. In the model, households choose among public, private, and charter schools, and a regulator authorizes charter entry and mandates charter exit. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7383 JUL 29, 2015

Ferreyra,Maria Marta; Kosenok,Grigory

Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies (English)

Using the universe of all externally issued bonds by corporates and sovereigns in emerging and developing economies during 2000-14, this paper analyzes various issuance trends, including the unprecedented post-crisis surge. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7363 JUL 13, 2015

Feyen,Erik H.B.; Ghosh,Swati R.; Kibuuka,Katie; Farazi,Subika

Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)

This paper defines economic inclusion as the ability of all people, including the disadvantaged, to share in economic gains, that is, the conditions that allow for broadly shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7322 JUN 22, 2015

de Souza Briggs,Xavier; Pendall,Rolf Joseph; Rubin,Victor

World Bank unveils stolen asset recovery initiative (Arabic)

The World Bank unveiled an initiative to help developing countries recover assets stolen by corrupt leaders, as part of the institution’s governance and anti-corruption strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper 100349 JAN 01, 2015

Viveros,Alejandra-000200543 English, Russian, Spanish, French

World Bank unveils stolen asset recovery initiative (English)

The World Bank unveiled an initiative to help developing countries recover assets stolen by corrupt leaders, as part of the institution’s governance and anti-corruption strategy. ... See More +

Working Paper 100349 JAN 01, 2015

Viveros,Alejandra-000200543 Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic

Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)

This paper builds a tractable partial equilibrium model to help explain the role of trade preferences given to developing countries, as well as the efficacy of various subsidy policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7156 JAN 01, 2015

Cherkashin, Ivan; Demidova, Svetlana; Kee, Hiau Looi; Krishna, Kala

Green subsidies and the WTO (English)

This paper provides a detailed explanation how the law of the World Trade Organization regulates environmental subsidies with a focus on renewable energy subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7060 OCT 01, 2014

Charnovitz, Steve

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Canada (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Canada. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 91930 OCT 01, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - San Marino (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for San Marino. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 92117 OCT 01, 2014

Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - United States (English)

This economy profile for Doing Business 2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for The United States. To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 92155 OCT 01, 2014

Welfare dynamics measurement : two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application (English)

Little research currently exists on a vulnerability line that distinguishes the poor population from the population that is not poor but that still faces significant risk of falling back into poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6944 JUN 01, 2014

Dang , Hai-Anh H.; Lanjouw, Peter F.

Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States exposed the use of remittance channels for financing terrorism. Acting on this, the international community, through the financial action task force (FATF), issued first international standard to require the licensing or registration of money transfer businesses (MTBs) and to make them subject to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML and CFT) requirements. ... See More +

Publication 88482 MAY 29, 2014

Todoroki, Emiko; Noor, Wameek; Celik, Kuntay; Kulathunga, Anoma

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Development economics as taught in developing countries (English)
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DEC 21, 2015 WPS7521 Policy Research Working Paper
The strength of American federal democracy : lessons for global development (English)
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DEC 11, 2015 WPS7512 Policy Research Working Paper
Demand-driven propagation : evidence from the great recession (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 WPS7456 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - Canada (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100678 Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - San Marino (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100848 Working Paper
Doing business 2016 : measuring regulatory quality and efficiency - United States (English)
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OCT 01, 2015 100873 Working Paper
Nauru - Application for membership (English)
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SEP 24, 2015 99692 Board Report
The coming U.S interest rate tightening cycle : smooth sailing or stormy waters? (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 100014 Working Paper
Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C. (English)
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JUL 29, 2015 WPS7383 Policy Research Working Paper
Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7363 Policy Research Working Paper
Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7322 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank unveils stolen asset recovery initiative (Arabic)
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JAN 01, 2015 100349 Working Paper English, Russian, Spanish, French
World Bank unveils stolen asset recovery initiative (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100349 Working Paper Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic
Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7156 Policy Research Working Paper
Green subsidies and the WTO (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7060 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - Canada (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91930 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - San Marino (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92117 Working Paper
Doing Business 2015 : going beyond efficiency - United States (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 92155 Working Paper
Welfare dynamics measurement : two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6944 Policy Research Working Paper
Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88482 Publication