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Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)

This paper uses an original database of 469 politically connected firms under the Mubarak regime in Egypt to explore the economic effects of close state-business relations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7354 JUL 02, 2015

Diwan,Ishac; Keefer,Philip E.; Schiffbauer,Marc Tobias

Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)

How many and which firms issue equity and bonds in domestic and international markets, how do these firms grow relative to non-issuing firms, and how does firm performance vary along the firm size distribution? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7353 JUL 02, 2015

Didier Brandao,Tatiana; Levine,Ross Eric; Schmukler,Sergio L.

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 25, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. English

Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)

Are politically connected firms more likely to evade taxes? This paper presents evidence suggesting firms owned by President Ben Ali and his family were more prone to evade import tariffs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7336 JUN 24, 2015

Rijkers,Bob; Baghdadi,Leila; Raballand,Gael J. R. F. French

Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on June 22, 2015 (English)

Minutes 97729 JUN 22, 2015

Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)

The paper estimates the effect of product standards on firms’ export decisions using two novel datasets. The first covers all exporting firms in 42 developing countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7315 JUN 18, 2015

Fernandes,Ana Margarida; Ferro,Esteban; Wilson,John Martin

Statement of development credits : May 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 97746 MAY 31, 2015

Statement of loans for May 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 97744 MAY 31, 2015

Statement of loans for May 2015 : South Asia (English)

Working Paper 97745 MAY 31, 2015

Statement of loans for May 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 97743 MAY 31, 2015

Statement of loans for May 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 97742 MAY 31, 2015

Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Rwanda (English)

Agglomeration economies are among the most important factors to increase firm productivity. However, there is little evidence supportive of this in Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7279 MAY 29, 2015

Iimi,Atsushi; Humphrey,Richard Martin; Melibaeva,Sevara

The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms (English)

This paper studies the effects of voluntary accounting information disclosure through auditing on firm access to finance, exposure to corruption, and sales growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7254 MAY 04, 2015

Liu,Tingting; Ullah,Barkat; Wei,Zuobao; Xu,L. Colin

Kenya : Olkaria III geothermal (English)

In Kenya, where only 25 percent of the population has access to electricity, the World Bank Group is supporting the government’s least cost power development plan, which calls for an increase in the number of independent power producers (IPPs) and a more diversified energy mix. ... See More +

Brief 96905 MAY 01, 2015

Statement of loans for April 2015 : Africa (English)

Working Paper 96688 APR 30, 2015

Statement of development credits for April 2015 (English)

Working Paper 96685 APR 30, 2015

Statement of development credits for April 2015 (Vol. 2) (English)

Working Paper 96685 APR 30, 2015

Statement of loans for April 2015 : South Asia Region and others (English)

Working Paper 96692 APR 30, 2015

Statement of loans for April 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)

Working Paper 96691 APR 30, 2015

Statement of loans for April 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)

Working Paper 96690 APR 30, 2015

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Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7354 Policy Research Working Paper
Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution (English)
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JUL 02, 2015 WPS7353 Policy Research Working Paper
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia : Réseaux politiques et fraude douanière : Données tirées de l’expérience tunisienne (French)
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JUN 25, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper English
Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia (English)
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JUN 24, 2015 WPS7336 Policy Research Working Paper French
Minutes of meeting of the Executive Directors of the Bank and IDA held on June 22, 2015 (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 97729 Minutes
Product standards and firms’ export decisions (English)
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JUN 18, 2015 WPS7315 Policy Research Working Paper
Statement of development credits : May 2015 : Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97746 Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97744 Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2015 : South Asia (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97745 Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97743 Working Paper
Statement of loans for May 2015 : Africa (English)
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MAY 31, 2015 97742 Working Paper
Firms’ locational choice and infrastructure development in Rwanda (English)
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MAY 29, 2015 WPS7279 Policy Research Working Paper
The dark side of disclosure : evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 WPS7254 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya : Olkaria III geothermal (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 96905 Brief
Statement of loans for April 2015 : Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2015 96688 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for April 2015 (English)
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APR 30, 2015 96685 Working Paper
Statement of development credits for April 2015 (Vol. 2) (English)
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APR 30, 2015 96685 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2015 : South Asia Region and others (English)
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APR 30, 2015 96692 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2015 : Latin America and Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa (English)
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APR 30, 2015 96691 Working Paper
Statement of loans for April 2015 : East Asia and Pacific and Europe and Central Asia (English)
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APR 30, 2015 96690 Working Paper