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Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)

Do export promotion agencies impact the probability of non-exporting firms to export? In the last decade many countries have introduced export promotion agencies to support their firms to deal with asymmetric information problems and make feasible additional gains from trade. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7004 AUG 01, 2014

Cruz, Marcio

Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

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

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

Demystifying Dutch disease (English)

This paper examines the theory of Dutch disease and its implications for practical policy questions. Dutch disease is a term that is well-known to economists and development practitioners. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6981 JUL 01, 2014

Kojo, Naoko C.

Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)

This paper develops a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model to analyze and derive simple budget rules in the face of volatile public revenue from natural resources in a low-income country like Niger. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6984 JUL 01, 2014

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Dissou, Yazid; Go, Delfin S.; Robinson, Sherman

Interim guidance note systematic operations risk-rating tool (SORT) (English)

The objective of the Standardized Operations Risk-rating Tool (SORT) is to help the World Bank consistently assess and monitor risks across all operational instruments and country programs. ... See More +

Working Paper 89031 JUN 25, 2014

What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)

Two of the most important trade policy developments to take place since the 1980s are the expansion of preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers, such as antidumping, safeguards, and countervailing duties. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6898 JUN 01, 2014

Bown, Chad P.; Karacaovali, Baybars; Tovar, Patricia

Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)

Over the last few years, Brazil's growth has significantly decelerated. Accompanying this slowdown, a change in commentary on Brazil's economic future has emerged, and is reflected in a recent ratings downgrade of Brazilian sovereign paper and an overall much-bleaker growth outlook both for the near and medium term. ... See More +

Brief 88848 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano; Schellekens, Philip

Malaysia economic monitor : boosting trade competitiveness (English)

This economic update provides an overview for 2013 and early 2014 in Malaysia and an analysis of structural trends in trade competitiveness. The economy overcame a weak start in 2013 to experience GDP growth through 2014. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 89102 JUN 01, 2014

Promoting trade and competitiveness : what can Zambia do? (English)

Zambia continues to experience strong growth, but challenges are building up. Copper prices are declining, and global financial conditions are tightening. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 88863 JUN 01, 2014

Kumar, Praveen; Brulhart, Marius; Dihel, Nora; Grover, Arti; Guloba, Asumani; Hoppe, Mombert; Kambou, Gerard; Keyser, John; Kukenova, Madina; Valadier, Cecile; Ross-Larson, Bruce

Angola economic update : Angola atualizacao economica (Portuguese)

Angola's economy decelerated in 2013 due to the weak performance of the oil sector but the non-oil economy expanded rapidly. Similarly, lower oil related export earnings and higher imports narrowed the current account surplus. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling AUS6794 JUN 01, 2014

Take off delayed? : Kenya's economy facing headwinds in 2014 with a special focus on delivering primary health care services (Vol. 2 of 2) (English)

Kenya's economy remains strong, enabling it to weather the headwinds it faces. Maintenance of macroeconomic stability and adherence to credible policies has underpinned Kenya's growth in the past. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 89269 JUN 01, 2014

Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)

Emerging market economies (EMEs) are making important strides in developing long-term finance capital market vehicles to support investment in strategic areas such as infrastructure. ... See More +

Brief 89224 JUN 01, 2014

Canuto, Otaviano; Caputo Silva, Anderson; Garcia-Kilroy, Catiana

Indonesia economic quarterly FY14 : compilation of the July 2013, October 2013, December 2013 and March 2014 Indonesia economic quarterly reports (English)

The Indonesia Economic Quarterly (IEQ) has two main aims. First, it reports on the key developments over the past three months in Indonesia's economy, and places these in a longer term and global context. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS5118 JUN 01, 2014

Sienaert, Alex; Magda Adriani, Arsianti; Coates, Brendan; Crystallin, Masyita; Fitrani, Fitria; Ihsan, Ahya; Jones, Shakira; Mileva, Elitza; Zangrandi, Michele Savini; Vulovic, Violeta

Angola economic update (English)

Angola's economy decelerated in 2013 due to the weak performance of the oil sector but the non-oil economy expanded rapidly. Similarly, lower oil related export earnings and higher imports narrowed the current account surplus. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling AUS6794 JUN 01, 2014

China economic update : June 2014 (English)

China's economic growth is gradually slowing as the structural transformation of the economy continues. Output grew by 7.7 percent in 2013, matching its 2012 growth rate and exceeding the government's 7.5 percent indicative target. ... See More +

Working Paper 88538 JUN 01, 2014

Smits, Karlis; Hu, Bingjie; Luo, Binglie; Ollero, Tony; Vashakmadze, Ekaterine; Rohland, Klaus; Shetty, Sudhir; Hoftman, Bert; Goh, Chorching Chinese

Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States exposed the use of remittance channels for financing terrorism. Acting on this, the international community, through the financial action task force (FATF), issued first international standard to require the licensing or registration of money transfer businesses (MTBs) and to make them subject to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML and CFT) requirements. ... See More +

Publication 88482 MAY 29, 2014

Todoroki, Emiko; Noor, Wameek; Celik, Kuntay; Kulathunga, Anoma

Daily economic news (English)

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

Newsletter 88382 MAY 27, 2014

Chen, Derek; Kambou, Gerard; Kim, Eung Ju

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Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7004 Policy Research Working Paper
Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Services, inequality, and the dutch disease (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6966 Policy Research Working Paper
Implications of a changing China for Brazil : a new window of opportunity? (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 89450 Working Paper
Demystifying Dutch disease (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6981 Policy Research Working Paper
Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6984 Policy Research Working Paper
Interim guidance note systematic operations risk-rating tool (SORT) (English)
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JUN 25, 2014 89031 Working Paper
What do we know about preferential trade agreements and temporary trade barriers ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6898 Policy Research Working Paper
Three perspectives on Brazilian growth pessimism (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88848 Brief
Malaysia economic monitor : boosting trade competitiveness (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89102 Economic Updates and Modeling
Promoting trade and competitiveness : what can Zambia do? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88863 Economic Updates and Modeling
Angola economic update : Angola atualizacao economica (Portuguese)
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JUN 01, 2014 AUS6794 Economic Updates and Modeling
Take off delayed? : Kenya's economy facing headwinds in 2014 with a special focus on delivering primary health care services (Vol. 2 of 2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89269 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Long-term finance in EMEs : navigating between risks and policy choices (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89224 Brief
Indonesia economic quarterly FY14 : compilation of the July 2013, October 2013, December 2013 and March 2014 Indonesia economic quarterly reports (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 AUS5118 Working Paper
Angola economic update (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 AUS6794 Economic Updates and Modeling
Ethiopia - Third economic update : strengthening export performance through improved competitiveness (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 89548 Working Paper
China economic update : June 2014 (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 88538 Working Paper Chinese
Making remittances work : balancing financial integrity and inclusion (English)
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MAY 29, 2014 88482 Publication
Daily economic news (English)
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MAY 27, 2014 88382 Newsletter