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Does input-trade liberalization affect firms' foreign technology choice ? (English)

This paper studies the impact of input-trade liberalization on firms' decision to upgrade foreign technology embodied in imported capital goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7883 NOV 07, 2016

Bas,Maria; Berthou,Antoine Disclosed

Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)

The paths of many migrants include multiple destinations and transit routes, yet this pattern is almost never reflected in empirical analyses. For example, 9 percent of recent immigrants to the United States arrived from a transit country as opposed to the country where they were born. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7880 NOV 07, 2016

Artuc,Erhan; Ozden,Caglar Disclosed

Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)

Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7877 NOV 02, 2016

Islam,Roumeen Disclosed

Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)

Special economic zones, one of the most important instruments of industrial policy in developing countries, often feature export share requirements. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7874 OCT 28, 2016

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Sanchez Martin,Miguel Eduardo Disclosed

Zambia - Agribusiness and Trade Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ATP) is a national project that aims to support all relevant actors of the economy across the country. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG2580 OCT 18, 2016

Daifour Ba,Mariama Disclosed

Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)

Controlling for bond and issuer characteristics, bond spreads are expected to be equal across different legal jurisdictions, and differences are expected to disappear through arbitrage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7863 OCT 17, 2016

Ratha,Dilip K.; De,Supriyo; Kurlat,Sergio Andres Disclosed

The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)

The paper provides evidence of the effects of changes in transport costs on the geographic concentration of industries. The analysis uses micro-level commodity flow data and micro-geographic plant-level data to construct industry-specific ad valorem trucking rates and continuous measures of geographic concentration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7862 OCT 17, 2016

Behrens,Kristian; Brown,W. Mark; Bougna Lonla,Theophile Disclosed

Attracting investment in Bangladesh - sectoral analyses : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)

This Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) has been prepared in response to a request from the government of Bangladesh under the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) for Trade Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries. ... See More +

Publication 109156 OCT 13, 2016

Kathuria,Sanjay (editor); Mezghenni Malouche,Mariem (editor) Disclosed

Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)

Program Information Document 109593 OCT 11, 2016

Arabic Disclosed

Extended version of the industry case study done for : South Asia’s turn - Policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)

Apparel is the largest labor-intensive manufacturing industry in South Asia, and is a major employer of women. Although South Asia’s apparel sector benefits from many of the same favorable conditions as East Asia’s, performance in South Asian apparel remains well below that of East Asia. ... See More +

Working Paper 108829 OCT 05, 2016

Lopez-Acevedo,Gladys C.; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Global talent flows (English)

The global distribution of talent is highly skewed and the resources available to countries to develop and utilize their best and brightest vary substantially. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7852 OCT 05, 2016

Kerr,Sari Pekkala; Kerr,William Robert; Ozden,Caglar; Parsons,Christopher Robert Disclosed

Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : resettlement plan : Termes de reference pour la preparation d'un cadre politique de reinstallation (French)

Resettlement Plan SFG2517 OCT 03, 2016

Bamba,Mariame Disclosed

Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)

Combining macroeconomic and microeconomic data and three indicators of international market integration, this paper assesses the degree to which Latin American labor markets are integrated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7847 OCT 03, 2016

Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

Commodity markets outlook : OPEC in historical context (English)

Most commodity prices continued to rise in the third quarter from their lows in early 2016. Crude oil prices are forecast to rise to 55 dollar per barrel (bbl) in 2017 from an average of 43 dollar per bbl this year as the market continues to rebalance and organization of the petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) is likely to limit output. ... See More +

Working Paper 109625 OCT 01, 2016

Baffes,John; Streifel,Shane S. Disclosed

Reducing vulnerabilities (English)

In the six months since the previous East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) has faced a mixed external environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 108715 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)

Las reformas macroeconómicas y estructurales sostenidas en el tiempo ayudaron a fomentar el crecimiento y la inversión. Pero factores exógenos como la fuerte demanda global (que explicó los altos precios de materias primas) también ayudaron significativamente. ... See More +

Brief 109104 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Perú - País conectado (Spanish)

Mejorar la conectividad del país es fundamental para incrementar la competitividad y promover la inclusión social y el acceso a servicios básicos. ... See More +

Brief 109101 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth : Obtenir de meilleurs résultats : priorités en matière de dépenses publiques pour les gains de productivité de l’agriculture africaine (French)

This study is part of the African Regional Studies Program, an initiative of the Africa Region Vice-Presidency at the World Bank. These studies aim to combine high levels of analytical rigor and policy relevance, and to apply them to various topics important for the social and economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 109330 OCT 01, 2016

Goyal,Aparajita; Nash,John D. English Disclosed

Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)

This study is part of the African Regional Studies Program, an initiative of the Africa Region Vice-Presidency at the World Bank. These studies aim to combine high levels of analytical rigor and policy relevance, and to apply them to various topics important for the social and economic development of Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper 109330 OCT 01, 2016

Goyal,Aparajita; Nash,John D. French Disclosed

Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)

Moderate and gradual changes of the real exchange rate are beneficial for the economy to help it attain domestic and external equilibrium. They should not be feared. ... See More +

Brief 109374 OCT 01, 2016

Loayza,Norman V.; Mendez Ramos,Fabian Disclosed

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Does input-trade liberalization affect firms' foreign technology choice ? (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7883 Policy Research Working Paper
Transit migration : all roads lead to America (English)
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NOV 07, 2016 WPS7880 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth recovery in southern Europe : a dozen lessons, old and new (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7877 Policy Research Working Paper
Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic (English)
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OCT 28, 2016 WPS7874 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Agribusiness and Trade Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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OCT 18, 2016 SFG2580 Environmental Assessment
Does governing law affect bond spreads ? (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7863 Policy Research Working Paper
The world is not yet flat : transport costs matter ! (English)
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OCT 17, 2016 WPS7862 Policy Research Working Paper
Attracting investment in Bangladesh - sectoral analyses : a diagnostic trade integration study (English)
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OCT 13, 2016 109156 Publication
Egypt - Second Fiscal Consolidation, Sustainable Energy, and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Financing Project (English)
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OCT 11, 2016 109593 Program Information Document Arabic
Extended version of the industry case study done for : South Asia’s turn - Policies to boost competitiveness and create the next export powerhouse (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 108829 Working Paper
Global talent flows (English)
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OCT 05, 2016 WPS7852 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Cashew Value-Chain Competitiveness Project : resettlement plan : Termes de reference pour la preparation d'un cadre politique de reinstallation (French)
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OCT 03, 2016 SFG2517 Resettlement Plan
Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7847 Policy Research Working Paper
Commodity markets outlook : OPEC in historical context (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109625 Working Paper
Reducing vulnerabilities (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 108715 Working Paper
Perú - Las reformas estructurales son hoy más importantes que nunca para mantener un crecimiento alto e inclusivo (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109104 Brief
Perú - País conectado (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2016 109101 Brief
Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth : Obtenir de meilleurs résultats : priorités en matière de dépenses publiques pour les gains de productivité de l’agriculture africaine (French)
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OCT 01, 2016 109330 Working Paper English
Reaping richer returns : public spending priorities for African agriculture productivity growth (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109330 Working Paper French
Should we fear foreign exchange depreciation? (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109374 Brief