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An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries (English)

Economic theory predicts that a rise in police presence will reduce criminal activity. However several studies in the literature have found mixed results. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7560 FEB 08, 2016

Islam,Asif Mohammed

Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)

This paper looks at how individual preferences for the allocation of government spending change along the life cycle. Using the Life in Transition Survey II for 34 countries in Europe and Central Asia, the study finds that older individuals are less likely to support a rise in government outlays on education and more likely to support increases in spending on pensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7555 FEB 02, 2016

de Mello,Luiz; Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Winkler,Hernan Jorge

Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)

Using household surveys for 24 countries over a 10-year period, this paper investigates why the elderly are more averse to open immigration policies than their younger peers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7554 FEB 02, 2016

Schotte,Simone Raphaela; Winkler,Hernan Jorge

The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)

This paper studies the possibility of using financial regulation that prohibits the use of money substitutes as a tool for mitigating the adverse effects of deviations from the Friedman rule. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7553 FEB 02, 2016

Eden,Benjamin; Eden,Maya

Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)

Fiscal indicators for resource-rich and resource-poor low- and middle-income countries are compared using annual data from 1996 to 2012. Resource richness is defined by export composition: fuel greater than a 25 percent share and/or ores and metals greater than a 10 percent share. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7552 FEB 02, 2016

Bleaney,Michael Francis; Halland,Havard

Will the digital revolution help or hurt employment? Adaptation a key to realizing job gains (English)

What will technological change deliver in the coming decades? And what can we do to determine the outcome? Technological change in any given society is never smooth and always negotiated. ... See More +

Brief 103148 FEB 01, 2016

Raja,Siddhartha; Ampah,Mavis A.

Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)

In the early years, facility for investment climate advisory services (FIAS) was the only part of the Bank Group fully dedicated to investment climate reform. ... See More +

Annual Report 103084 FEB 01, 2016

Diamond,John Michael

The great recession and job loss spillovers : impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services (English)

This paper explores the spillover effects of job losses via input linkages during the Great Recession. Exploiting exogenous variation in tradable employment shocks across U.S. counties, the paper finds that job losses in the tradable sectors cause further job losses in local supporting services. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7543 JAN 22, 2016

Nguyen,Ha Minh; Rezaei,Shawheen

World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)

This report contains the World Bank Group Boards' calendar for the period of January to March 2016, specifying the Boards' engagements, such as meetings and briefings. ... See More +

Board Report 102934 JAN 22, 2016

Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)

This paper is an attempt to broaden economic discourse by importing insights into human behavior not just from psychology, but also from sociology and anthropology. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7537 JAN 21, 2016

Hoff,Karla; Stiglitz,Joseph E.

Applying IFRS 9 to Central Banks foreign reserves (English)

Effective January 1, 2018, IFRS 9 Financial Instruments will replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (IAS 39). Unlike most publications on IFRS 9, this paper focuses primarily on the application of the new standard on central banks’ foreign reserve assets, which increasingly constitute a substantial part of central banks’ balance sheet. ... See More +

Working Paper 102852 JAN 20, 2016

Chidawaya,Lott; Bajaj, Amit; Chen,Wei-000334325; Dai,Kelley Yueyao; Ha,Yunjung Sarah; Martin,Diann Dodd; Ng,Shaun Wei Tjia; Shotter,Robert Anthony Surtees; Li,Ying Eileen

Global supply chains and trade policy (English)

How do global supply chain linkages modify countries' incentives to impose import protection? Are these linkages empirically important determinants of trade policy? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7536 JAN 19, 2016

Blanchard,Emily J.; Bown,Chad P.; Johnson,Robert Christopher

How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? (English)

This paper examines how the ability to access long-term debt affects firm-level growth volatility. The analysis finds that firms in industries with stronger preference to use long-term finance relative to short-term finance experience lower growth volatility in countries with better-developed financial systems, as these firms may benefit from reduced refinancing risk. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7535 JAN 19, 2016

Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Horvath,Balint Laszlo; Huizinga,Harry P.

Fossil fuel subsidy and pricing policies : recent developing country experience (English)

The steep decline in the world oil price in the last quarter of 2014 slashed fuel price subsidies. Several governments responded by announcing that they would remove subsidies for one or more fuels and move to market-based pricing with full cost recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7531 JAN 11, 2016

Kojima,Masami

Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)

This paper examines the earnings premiums associated with different types of employment in 73 countries. Workers are divided into four categories: non-professional own-account workers, employers and own-account professionals, informal wage employees, and formal wage employees. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7530 JAN 07, 2016

Gindling,T. H.; Mossaad,Nadwa; Newhouse,David Locke

Investment funds for development program : programmatic approach background concept note (English)

The overall objective of the SDGs is to overcome poverty and save the planet. To meet the SDGs, total incremental investment needs in developing countries through 2030 are estimated at US$1.5 to US$2.5 trillion per year, of which US$800 billion to US$ 1.4 trillion (or about 60) from private sources. ... See More +

Working Paper 102683 JAN 07, 2016

Divakaran,Shanthi; Halland,Havard; Noel,Michel; Atamuratova,Sevara

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An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries (English)
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FEB 08, 2016 WPS7560 Policy Research Working Paper
Greying the budget : ageing and preferences over public policies (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7555 Policy Research Working Paper
Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7554 Policy Research Working Paper
The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7553 Policy Research Working Paper
Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? (English)
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FEB 02, 2016 WPS7552 Policy Research Working Paper
Will the digital revolution help or hurt employment? Adaptation a key to realizing job gains (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103148 Brief
Annual review 2015 : FIAS celebrating 30 years of partnership (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103084 Annual Report
Groundwater quality protection : guide for water utilities, authorities municipal, and environmental agencies : Protección de la calidad del agua subterránea : guía para empresas de agua, autoridades municipals, y agencias ambientales (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2016 103129 Water & Sanitation Discussion Paper
The great recession and job loss spillovers : impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 WPS7543 Policy Research Working Paper
World Bank Group Boards' calendar (English)
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JAN 22, 2016 102934 Board Report
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA, held on January 21, 2016 (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 103011 Minutes
Striving for balance in economics : towards a theory of the social determination of behavior (English)
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JAN 21, 2016 WPS7537 Policy Research Working Paper
Applying IFRS 9 to Central Banks foreign reserves (English)
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JAN 20, 2016 102852 Working Paper
Global supply chains and trade policy (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7536 Policy Research Working Paper
How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? (English)
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JAN 19, 2016 WPS7535 Policy Research Working Paper
Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM) : minutes of meeting held on Friday, January 15, 2016 and record of approval December 7, 2015 (English)
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JAN 15, 2016 102807 Minutes
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 and record of approval December 22, 2015 (English)
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JAN 13, 2016 102895 Minutes
Fossil fuel subsidy and pricing policies : recent developing country experience (English)
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JAN 11, 2016 WPS7531 Policy Research Working Paper
Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 WPS7530 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment funds for development program : programmatic approach background concept note (English)
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JAN 07, 2016 102683 Working Paper