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Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)

The global financial crisis and its aftermath have triggered extraordinary policy responses in advanced countries. The impacts of these policy responses—from asset price bubbles to currency depreciations—have often been felt in the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7219 MAR 23, 2015

Ikeda,Yuki; Medvedev,Denis; Rama,Martin G.

Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)

This article examines how economic shocks affect individual well-being in developing countries. Using the case of a sudden and unanticipated currency devaluation in Botswana as a quasi-experiment, the article examines how this monetary shock affects individuals' evaluations of well-being. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7209 MAR 10, 2015

Hariri,Jacob Gerner; Bjørnskov,Christian; Justesen,Mogens K.

How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)

This report analyzes export competitiveness in the Dominican Republic drawing from the Trade Competitiveness Diagnostic methodology (Farole and Reis, 2012). ... See More +

Working Paper AUS6804 MAR 02, 2015

Sanchez Martin, Miguel Eduardo; Reyes, Jose Daniel; Wagle, Swarnim; Iwulska, Aleksandra; Van der Borght, Rafael; Moberg, Lotta; Jouanjean, Marie Agnes; Ugarte, Cristian Spanish

Peru - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan Project (English)

The objective of the Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan for Peru is to strengthen the institutional and legal framework to contribute toward the reduction of Peru’s fiscal and physical vulnerability to disasters. ... See More +

Program Document 93382 FEB 08, 2015

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 94221 JAN 15, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

Global economic prospects, January 2015 : having fiscal space and using it (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

Global growth again disappointed in 2014 but a lackluster recovery is underway, with increasingly divergent prospects in major economies. Looking ahead, growth is expected to rise slowly, supported by continued recovery in high-income countries and receding domestic headwinds in developing economies. ... See More +

Publication 93690 JAN 13, 2015

World Bank Spanish, French, Arabic

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 94218 JAN 08, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 94217 JAN 07, 2015

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Kim, Eung Ju

European economic and monetary union sovereign debt markets (English)

This paper focuses on developments in the European Economic and Monetary Union sovereign debt markets in the past decade. The ?rst part analyzes the integration and segmentation structure of the bond markets of the Economic and Monetary Union before and after the sovereign debt crisis, by introducing the novel concept of correlation-based stable networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7149 JAN 01, 2015

Sensoy, Ahmet; Hacihasanoglu, Erk; Rostom, Ahmed

Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)

This paper builds a tractable partial equilibrium model to help explain the role of trade preferences given to developing countries, as well as the efficacy of various subsidy policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7156 JAN 01, 2015

Cherkashin, Ivan; Demidova, Svetlana; Kee, Hiau Looi; Krishna, Kala

Coping with floods, strengthening growth (English)

Coping with Floods, Strengthening Growth, from the South East Europe Regular Economic Report explains that South East Europe’s (SEE6)’s economy is estimated to have stagnated in 2014 on the back of flood-induced contraction in Serbia and a sharp slowdown in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 93611 JAN 01, 2015

Plunging oil prices : Chute des prix du petrole (French)

This issue of the MENA Quarterly Economic Brief focuses on the implications of low oil prices for eight developing countries, or the MENA-8 (oil importers: Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan and oil exporters: Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya) and the economies of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), who play a major role in providing funds in the form of aid, investment, tourism revenues and remittances to the rest of the countries of the region. ... See More +

Brief 93847 JAN 01, 2015

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta English, Arabic

Plunging oil prices (English)

This issue of the MENA Quarterly Economic Brief focuses on the implications of low oil prices for eight developing countries, or the MENA-8 (oil importers: Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan and oil exporters: Iran, Iraq, Yemen and Libya) and the economies of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), who play a major role in providing funds in the form of aid, investment, tourism revenues and remittances to the rest of the countries of the region. ... See More +

Brief 93847 JAN 01, 2015

Mottaghi, Lili; Devarajan, Shanta French, Arabic

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Macro monitoring report (Q1-2015) (English)

The floods were the main culprit behind the weak domestic demand and the overall sluggish economic performance in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 2014. ... See More +

Brief 94455 JAN 01, 2015

Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)

Macroeconomic conditions remained generally stable at end-2014. The growth rate is estimated at 3 percent, driven by extractive industry and services sector. ... See More +

Working Paper 94564 JAN 01, 2015

Egypt - Affordable mortgage finance program development policy loan : tranche release document - release of the third tranche : full compliance (English)

The development policy loan (DPL) supports the Government of Egypt in implementing its affordable mortgage finance program. The main policy areas which the loan supports are: (i) strengthening the legal, regulatory, and institutional framework for the mortgage finance subsidy program to be effectively operated by the guarantee and subsidy fund (GSF); (ii) developing an effective and efficient mortgage finance subsidies mechanism that will expand mortgage lending and therefore housing affordability for low and middle income groups; and (iii) improving the institutional framework to enhance transparency and targeting of housing subsidies, moving away from supply side and official budget implicit subsidies to a more efficient demand side system. ... See More +

Board Report 94698 JAN 01, 2015

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 93249 DEC 13, 2014

Chen, Derek; Ju Kim, Eung; Kida, Mizuho

DECPG daily economic news (English)

e of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia. ... See More +

Newsletter 93247 DEC 11, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Ju Kim, Eung

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Newsletter 93244 DEC 08, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Ju Kim, Eung

DECPG daily economic news (English)

Some of the headings included in this issue of the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG) daily economic news are as follows: financial markets; high income economies; and developing economies in Latin America and Caribbean. ... See More +

Newsletter 93243 DEC 05, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kida, Mizuho; Ju Kim, Eung

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Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies : the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7219 Policy Research Working Paper
Economic shocks and subjective well-being : evidence from a quasi-experiment (English)
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MAR 10, 2015 WPS7209 Policy Research Working Paper
How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 AUS6804 Working Paper Spanish
Peru - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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FEB 08, 2015 93382 Program Document
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JAN 15, 2015 94221 Newsletter
Global economic prospects, January 2015 : having fiscal space and using it (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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JAN 13, 2015 93690 Publication Spanish, French, Arabic
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JAN 08, 2015 94218 Newsletter
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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JAN 07, 2015 94217 Newsletter
European economic and monetary union sovereign debt markets (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7149 Policy Research Working Paper
Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 WPS7156 Policy Research Working Paper
Coping with floods, strengthening growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93611 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Plunging oil prices : Chute des prix du petrole (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 93847 Brief English, Arabic
Plunging oil prices (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 93847 Brief French, Arabic
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Macro monitoring report (Q1-2015) (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94455 Brief
Madagascar - Recent economic evolution : Madagascar - Evolution economique recente (French)
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JAN 01, 2015 94564 Working Paper
Egypt - Affordable mortgage finance program development policy loan : tranche release document - release of the third tranche : full compliance (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94698 Board Report
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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DEC 13, 2014 93249 Newsletter
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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DEC 11, 2014 93247 Newsletter
DECPG daily economic news (English)
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DEC 08, 2014 93244 Newsletter
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DEC 05, 2014 93243 Newsletter