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Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy : evidence from Canada (English)

What is the impact of fiscal policy shocks on key macroeconomic variables in Canada? This question triggered renewed interest in the aftermath of the 2008-09 Great Recession. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7654 APR 27, 2016

Tsoungui Belinga,Vincent De Paul Disclosed

Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)

There is a growing appreciation in economics that people have emotional vulnerabilities, commitments to social norms, and systematic irrationalities, which impact their decision making and choice in the marketplace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7653 APR 27, 2016

Basu,Kaushik Disclosed

World development indicators 2016 (English)

World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of cross-country comparable data on development. The database contains more than 1,300 time series indicators for 214 economies and more than 30 country groups, with data for many indicators going back morethan 50 years. ... See More +

Working Paper 105051 APR 27, 2016

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The role of regulation on entry : evidence from the Italian provinces (English)

This paper studies the effects of differences in local administrative burdens in Italy in the years 2005–2007 preceding a major reform that sped up firm registration procedures. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7650 APR 26, 2016

Bripi,Francesco Disclosed

Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)

The paper shows that self-control, time preferences, and values are malleable in adults, and that investments in these skills and preferences reduce crime and violence. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7648 APR 20, 2016

Blattman,Christopher; Jamison,Julian C; Sheridan,Margaret Disclosed

Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)

There is wide variation in how consumption is measured in household surveys both across countries and over time. This variation may confound welfare comparisons in part because these alternative survey designs produce consumption estimates that are differentially influenced by contrasting types of survey response error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7646 APR 19, 2016

Friedman,Jed; Beegle,Kathleen G.; De Weerdt,Joachim; Gibson,John Disclosed

Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee : main report (English)

The Palestinian economy is not growing enough to raise living standards and reduce high unemployment. The economy has witnessed a sharp deceleration in economic growth, from over 8 percent during 2007-11 to 3 percent during 2012-15. ... See More +

Working Paper 104808 APR 19, 2016

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What type of finance matters for growth ? Bayesian model averaging evidence (English)

This paper examines the effect of finance on long-term economic growth using Bayesian model averaging to address model uncertainty in cross-country growth regressions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7645 APR 18, 2016

Hasan,Iftekhar; Horvath,Roman; Mares,Jan Disclosed

Statement by Mr. Jiwei Lou at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Jiwei Lou, Minister, Ministry of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104897 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Ambassador Raymund Furrer at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Raymund Furrer, Head, Economic Cooperation and Development, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104894 APR 16, 2016

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Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. Global output is set to grow in 2016 at a rate close to 2.4 per cent, which is around the average for the past 6 years. ... See More +

Board Report 104879 APR 16, 2016

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Statement by H.E. Nelson Henrique Barbosa Filho at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Nelson Henrique Barbosa Filho, Minister of Finance at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. ... See More +

Board Report 104877 APR 16, 2016

Disclosed

Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Xiaozhun Yi, Deputy Director-General at the ninety-third meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016. Today's meeting takes place against a backdrop of weak growth in world trade and output and a subdued outlook for the global economy. ... See More +

Board Report 104873 APR 16, 2016

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Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)

This is a statement by Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation at the 93rd Meeting of the Development Committee. ... See More +

Board Report 104922 APR 16, 2016

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Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)

Although several studies have examined why overall price levels are higher in richer countries, little is known about whether there is a similar relationship at the urban and city level across countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7641 APR 14, 2016

Nakamura,Shohei; Harati,Rawaa; Lall,Somik V.; Dikhanov,Yuri M.; Hamadeh,Nada; Vigil Oliver,William; Rissanen,Marko Olavi; Yamanaka,Mizuki Disclosed

Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)

A growing literature aiming at explaining differences across firms in productivity and access to global export markets has focused on the internal organization of firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7640 APR 14, 2016

Vargas Da Cruz,Marcio Jose; Bussolo,Maurizio; Iacovone,Leonardo Disclosed

An alternative approach to project selection : the infrastructure prioritization framework (English)

Governments must decide how to allocate limited resources for infrastructure development, particularly since large financing gaps have been projected for the coming decades. ... See More +

Working Paper 105055 APR 14, 2016

Marcelo Gordillo,Darwin; Mandri-Perrott,Xavier Cledan; House,Ruth Schuyler; Schwartz,Jordan Z. Disclosed

Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)

This publication provides an assessment of new developments and recent trends on competition advocacy based on an innovative and comprehensive conceptual framework that builds on practical implementation by authorities across jurisdictions. ... See More +

Working Paper 104806 APR 13, 2016

Goodwin,Tanja K.; Martinez Licetti,Martha Disclosed

Managing sudden stops (English)

The recent reversal of capital flows to emerging markets has pointed up the continuing relevance of the sudden stop problem. This paper analyzes the sudden stops in capital flows to emerging markets since 1991. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7639 APR 13, 2016

Eichengreen,Barry J.; Gupta,Poonam Disclosed

Uganda - Completion and learning review for the period FY2011-15 : IEG review (English)

The FY11-15 country assistance strategy (CAS), which was designed jointly by the Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), selectively assisted the government in implementing its national development plan by focusing on four strategic objectives: first, promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth; second, enhancing public infrastructure; third, strengthening human capital; and fourth, improving good governance and value for money. ... See More +

Country Assistance Strategy Document 104885 APR 13, 2016

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Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy : evidence from Canada (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7654 Policy Research Working Paper
Markets and manipulation : time for a paradigm shift ? (English)
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APR 27, 2016 WPS7653 Policy Research Working Paper
World development indicators 2016 (English)
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APR 27, 2016 105051 Working Paper
The role of regulation on entry : evidence from the Italian provinces (English)
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APR 26, 2016 WPS7650 Policy Research Working Paper
Reducing crime and violence : experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia (English)
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APR 20, 2016 WPS7648 Policy Research Working Paper
Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement : implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania (English)
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APR 19, 2016 WPS7646 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic monitoring report to the ad hoc liaison committee : main report (English)
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APR 19, 2016 104808 Working Paper
What type of finance matters for growth ? Bayesian model averaging evidence (English)
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APR 18, 2016 WPS7645 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement by Mr. Jiwei Lou at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104897 Board Report
Statement by Ambassador Raymund Furrer at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104894 Board Report
Statement by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104879 Board Report
Statement by H.E. Nelson Henrique Barbosa Filho at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104877 Board Report
Statement by Xiaozhun Yi at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104873 Board Report
Statement by Lilianne Ploumen at the 93rd meeting of the Development Committee held on April 16, 2016 (English)
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APR 16, 2016 104922 Board Report
Is living in African cities expensive ? (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7641 Policy Research Working Paper
Organizing knowledge to compete : impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization (English)
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APR 14, 2016 WPS7640 Policy Research Working Paper
An alternative approach to project selection : the infrastructure prioritization framework (English)
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APR 14, 2016 105055 Working Paper
Transforming markets through competition : new developments and recent trends in competition advocacy (English)
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APR 13, 2016 104806 Working Paper
Managing sudden stops (English)
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APR 13, 2016 WPS7639 Policy Research Working Paper
Uganda - Completion and learning review for the period FY2011-15 : IEG review (English)
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APR 13, 2016 104885 Country Assistance Strategy Document