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Cabo Verde-Cape Verde Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (English)

Project Information Document AB7599 AUG 20, 2014

Mozambique economic update (English)

This brief discribes the economic updates of Mozambique. Some of the key highlights being that the economy grew by 7.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014. ... See More +

Brief 89921 AUG 08, 2014

Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)

Countries everywhere are divided into two distinct spatial realms: one urban, one rural. Classic models of development predict faster growth in the urban sector, causing rapid migration from rural areas to cities, lifting average incomes in both places. ... See More +

Publication 89917 AUG 04, 2014

Mahajan, Sandeep

Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)

Aid is good for the poor. This paper uses detailed aid data spanning 60 developing countries over the past two decades to show that social aid significantly and directly benefits the poorest in society, while economic aid increases the income of the poor through growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6998 AUG 01, 2014

Hirano, Yumeka; Otsubo, Shigeru

Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)

This paper uses the gravity model to analyze whether the varying export performance of Croatian counties can be explained by their proximity to border gates, ports, and other county-specific characteristics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6999 AUG 01, 2014

Artuc, Erhan; Iootty, Mariana; Pirlea, Ana Florina

Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)

For a representative sample of manufacturing firms in 26 countries, this paper shows that changes in the cost of importing over time are significantly and negatively correlated with changes in the percentage of firms' material inputs that are of foreign origin. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7005 AUG 01, 2014

Amin, Mohammad; Islam, Asif

Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic development : Diem lai : cap nhat tinh hinh phat trien kinh te Vietnam (Vietnamese)

Global growth is projected to pick up to 3.4 percent in 2015 and 3.5 percent in 2016, propelled by highincome countries. Developing country growth will benefit from these tailwinds, with growth projected to increase from 4.8 percent in 2014 to 5.5 percent in 2016—broadly in line with potential. ... See More +

Working Paper 89310 JUL 23, 2014

English

Area C and the future of the Palestinian economy (English)

Restrictions on economic activity in area C of the West Bank have been particularly detrimental to the Palestinian economy. Area C constitutes about 61 percent of the West Bank territory. ... See More +

Publication 89370 JUL 02, 2014

Niksic, Orhan; Eddin, Nur Nasser; Cali Massimiliano

Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy

Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)

This paper shows how Dutch disease effects may arise solely from a shift in demand following a natural resource discovery. The natural resource wealth increases the demand for non-tradable luxury services due to non-homothetic preferences. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6966 JUL 01, 2014

Battaile, Bill; Chisik, Richard; Onder, Harun

The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (English)

This paper studies the impact of the rapid expansion of the Brazilian road network, which occurred from the 1960s to the 2000s, on the growth and spatial allocation of population and economic activity across the country's municipalities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6964 JUL 01, 2014

Bird, Julia; Straub, Stephane

Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (English)

Minutes 89207 JUL 01, 2014

Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? (English)

As Brazil and China have become two of the largest global economies, they have also become increasingly connected. Three decades of fast-paced growth and structural change have turned China into the world’s second-largest economy and have transformed it into an upper-middle income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 89450 JUL 01, 2014

Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? : Implicacoes de uma China em transformacao : oportunidades para o Brasil? (English)

As Brazil and China have become two of the largest global economies, they have also become increasingly connected. Three decades of fast-paced growth and structural change have turned China into the world’s second-largest economy and have transformed it into an upper-middle income country. ... See More +

Working Paper 89450 JUL 01, 2014

Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)

Ponzis are among the most ubiquitous and least understood phenomena of economic life. They acquired a certain salience with the global financial crisis of 2008 and the crash of Bernie Madoff’s celebrated Ponzi scheme. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6967 JUL 01, 2014

Basu, Kaushik

Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies (English)

In countries with limited access to finance, firms accumulate retained earnings to finance indivisible investment projects. McKinnon (1973) illustrates that when cash is used as a primary store of value, inflation may discourage investment as it increases the cost of accumulating retained earnings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6972 JUL 01, 2014

Eden, Maya; Nguyen, Ha

Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)

Several high-level reports have raised the concern that low-income countries, especially in Africa, are experiencing premature de-industrialization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6971 JUL 01, 2014

Ghani, Ejaz; O'Connell, Stephen D.

Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)

Support for economic reforms has often shown puzzling dynamics: many reforms that began successfully lost public support. This paper shows that learning dynamics can rationalize this paradox because the process of revealing reform outcomes is an example of sampling without replacement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6973 JUL 01, 2014

van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Willems, Tim

Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)

A vector autoregression model with time-varying coefficients is used to examine the evolution of wage cyclicality in four Latin American economies: Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, during the period 1980-2010. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6978 JUL 01, 2014

Messina, Julian; Gambetti, Luca

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Cabo Verde-Cape Verde Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (English)
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AUG 20, 2014 AB7599 Project Information Document
Mozambique economic update (English)
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AUG 08, 2014 89921 Brief
Economics of South African townships : special focus on Diepsloot (English)
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AUG 04, 2014 89917 Publication
Aid is good for the poor : Aid is good for the poor (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6998 Policy Research Working Paper
Export performance and geography in Croatia (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS6999 Policy Research Working Paper
Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing : evidence from developing countries (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7005 Policy Research Working Paper
Taking stock : an update on Vietnam's recent economic development : Diem lai : cap nhat tinh hinh phat trien kinh te Vietnam (Vietnamese)
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JUL 23, 2014 89310 Working Paper English
Minutes of meetings of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA, and the Boards of Directors of IFC and MIGA held on July 17, 2014 (English)
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JUL 17, 2014 89709 Minutes
Area C and the future of the Palestinian economy (English)
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JUL 02, 2014 89370 Publication
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6966 Policy Research Working Paper
The Brasilia experiment : road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6964 Policy Research Working Paper
Minutes of meeting of the Board of Directors of IFC, held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89207 Minutes
Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89450 Working Paper
Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? : Implicacoes de uma China em transformacao : oportunidades para o Brasil? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89450 Working Paper
Ponzis : the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6967 Policy Research Working Paper
Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6972 Policy Research Working Paper
Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? : Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6971 Policy Research Working Paper
Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms : why good news can be bad (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6973 Policy Research Working Paper
Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6978 Policy Research Working Paper