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Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)

Traditional measures of trade diversification only take into account contemporaneous export baskets. These measures fail to capture a country’s ability to respond to shocks by allocating factors of production into activities for which it has already paid the fixed costs associated with exporting. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7332 JUN 23, 2015

Lederman,Daniel; Pienknagura,Samuel Jaime; Rojas,Diego

New evidence on the cyclicality of fiscal policy (English)

This paper presents new evidence on the patterns of cyclicality in the fiscal policy stance of developing and industrialized countries over a period of more than three decades covering 180 countries during 1980–2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7293 JUN 08, 2015

Carneiro,Francisco Galrao; Garrido,Leonardo

Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies (English)

How does access to finance impact consumption volatility? Theory and evidence from advanced economies suggests that greater household access to finance smooths consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7288 JUN 03, 2015

Bhattacharya,Rudrani; Patnaik,Ila

Business cycles accounting for Paraguay (English)

This study investigates the role of domestic and external shocks in business cycle fluctuations in Paraguay during 1991–2012. Time-series methods and a structural model-based approach are used to conduct an integrated analysis of business cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7284 JUN 02, 2015

Koehler-Geib,Fritzi; Hnatkovska,Viktoria

How significant is Africas demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)

Africa will be undergoing substantial demographic changes in the coming decades with the rising working age share of its population. The opportunity of African countries to convert these changes into demographic dividends for growth and poverty reduction will depend on several factors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7134 DEC 01, 2014

Ahmed, S. Amer; Cruz, Marcio; Go, Delfin S.; Maliszewska, Maryla; Osorio-Rodarte, Israel

Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has seen a decade of remarkable growth and income convergence. Growth has been a key driver for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. ... See More +

Working Paper 91015 DEC 01, 2014

Araujo, Jorge Thompson; Brueckner, Markus; Clavijo, Mateo; Vostroknutova, Ekaterina; Wacker, Konstantin M.

Africas Pulse (English)

This issue is an analysis of issues shaping Africas economic future. Growth remains stable in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some countries are seeing a slowdown, but the regions economic prospects remain broadly favorable. ... See More +

Newsletter 91207 OCT 01, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: additional easing by the European Central Bank (ECB) and speculation that U.S. interest rates might stabilize at a low level in the medium-term have helped reduce bond yields and volatility worldwide; declining current account deficits has strengthened resilience to fickle capital flows, but vulnerabilities remain; and while the outcome of the World Cup remains uncertain, past evidence suggests that winning the tournament is likely to boost confidence and exports. ... See More +

Newsletter 90010 JUN 17, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: despite weak activity in the first quarter, global growth is expected to accelerate during the second half of the year and into 2015 and 2016 - supported by strengthening demand from high-income countries; prospects vary across developing regions but capacity constraints in many countries and rebalancing in others will preclude a stronger pickup in growth; and a significant easing of global financing conditions should support activity in the short-term, but adds to medium-term risks. ... See More +

Newsletter 90009 JUN 12, 2014

Growth Volatility in Paraguay : Sources, effects, and options (English)

Education Sector Review 78318 JUN 05, 2014

Koehler-Geib, Fritzi; Mustafaoglu, Zafer; Caballero Cabrera, Elida; Blanco Cossio, Fernando; Cabral, Guillermo; Araujo, Jorge; Villarroel, Miriam Beatriz; Echague, Marcelo; Holt, Patricia Chacon; Siegenthaler, Peter; Odawara, Rei; Gulino, Silvia; Mossi, Dante; Lachy, Diana; Dure, Gloria; Arestivo de Cuentas Zavala, Rosa; Polastri, Rossana; Theis, Sophie Storm; Arias Carballo, Diego; Berument, Hakan; Ramirez, Julio; Hnatkovska, Viktoria; Lajer Baron, Andres; Saizar, Carolina; Nielsen, Hannah; Picarelli, Nathalie; Zanetti, Pia Maria; Varma, Sona; Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar; Lampietti, Julian; Gould, David

Global economics prospects : shifting priorities building for the future (English)

This edition of the Global Economic Prospects, a World Bank flagship report, describes the developments in the global economy, with particular emphasis on developing countries. ... See More +

Board Report 88628 JUN 01, 2014

Global economic prospects, June 2014 : shifting priorities, building for the future (English)

The global economy got off to a bumpy start this year, but is expected to pick up speed more or less in line with earlier expectations. Global growth is projected to pick up from [2.4] percent growth in 2013 to [2.9] percent in 2014, before gradually accelerating to about [3.4] percent by 2016 (2.9, 3.3 and 3.9 percent when expressed in 2010 purchasing power parity terms). ... See More +

Board Report 88300 JUN 01, 2014

DECPG weekly global economic (English)

Some of the headings included in this issues of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: developing-country central banks have put policy tightening on hold as global financing conditions eased; industrial production growth accelerated during Q1 in many developing countries, often in tandem with rising export growth; and euro area inflation ticked up in April and inflation expectations increased in May. ... See More +

Newsletter 89998 MAY 30, 2014

Statement by H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, representing the Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam, at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)

This is a statement by H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Thailand, representing the Constituency of Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam, at the eighty-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014. ... See More +

Board Report 86976 APR 12, 2014

H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong

Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)

Social welfare functions that assign weights to individuals based on their income levels can be used to document the relative importance of growth and inequality changes for changes in social welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6842 APR 01, 2014

Dollar, David; Kleineberg, Tatjana; Kraay, Aart

The contribution of the mining sector to socioeconomic and human development (English)

Many low and middle-income mineral-rich countries have experienced strong growth for a decade or longer, propelled by a rapid expansion of their mineral exports and a rise in prices of these commodities. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 87298 APR 01, 2014

McMahon, Gary Joseph Raymond; Moreira, Susana

What drives the volatility of firm level productivity in China ? (English)

The enterprise reforms of the 1990s profoundly changed the structure of the economy in China. With the deepening of market economy, the share of the state-owned and collective enterprises declined. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6846 APR 01, 2014

Luo, Xubei; Zhu, Nong

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: developing country industrial production growth remained weak in Q4, despite a surge in exports; retail sales growth across developing countries remains mixed; and developing country borrowing costs have eased slightly as spreads have narrowed relative to still low US long-term rates. ... See More +

Newsletter 89985 MAR 14, 2014

Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6812 MAR 01, 2014

Bettin, Giulia; Presbitero, Andrea F.; Spatafora, Nikola

DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) weekly global economic newsletter are as follows: industrial production in developing countries grew in November 2013 at its fastest pace in a year, with the recovery becoming more broadly-based across regions; youth unemployment rates in 2013 remained uncomfortably high in most developing regions, averaging 13.9 percent of the 15 to 24 age range; and oil prices reached record highs during 2011-13 while price volatility dropped to historical lows. ... See More +

Newsletter 89974 JAN 24, 2014

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Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability (English)
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JUN 23, 2015 WPS7332 Policy Research Working Paper
New evidence on the cyclicality of fiscal policy (English)
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JUN 08, 2015 WPS7293 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 WPS7288 Policy Research Working Paper
Business cycles accounting for Paraguay (English)
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JUN 02, 2015 WPS7284 Policy Research Working Paper
How significant is Africas demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7134 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond commodities : the growth challenge of Latin America and the Caribbean (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 91015 Working Paper
Africas Pulse (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 91207 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUN 17, 2014 90010 Newsletter
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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JUN 12, 2014 90009 Newsletter
Growth Volatility in Paraguay : Sources, effects, and options (English)
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JUN 05, 2014 78318 Education Sector Review
Global economics prospects : shifting priorities building for the future (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88628 Board Report
Global economic prospects, June 2014 : shifting priorities, building for the future (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88300 Board Report
DECPG weekly global economic (English)
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MAY 30, 2014 89998 Newsletter
Statement by H.E. Kittiratt Na-Ranong, representing the Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam, at the 89th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 12, 2014 (English)
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APR 12, 2014 86976 Board Report
Growth, inequality, and social welfare : cross-country evidence (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6842 Policy Research Working Paper
The contribution of the mining sector to socioeconomic and human development (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87298 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
What drives the volatility of firm level productivity in China ? (English)
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APR 01, 2014 WPS6846 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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MAR 14, 2014 89985 Newsletter
Remittances and vulnerability in developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6812 Policy Research Working Paper
DECPG weekly global economic brief (English)
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JAN 24, 2014 89974 Newsletter