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Diwan, Ishac

Overview
Works: 84 works in 234 publications in 2 languages and 3,042 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HC415.15, 338.956
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Development under adversity the Palestinian economy in transition by Ishac Diwan ( )
20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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External debt, adjustment, and burden sharing : a unified framework by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dealing with the debt crisis by Ishrat Husain ( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The debt crisis in perspective; Debt management in the late 1980s; Debt reduction and recontracting
A political economy of the Middle East by Alan Richards ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of the political economy of the entire contemporary Middle East region over the past several decades
Will Arab workers prosper or be left out in the twenty-first century? by Banco Mundial ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patents, appropriate technology, and North-South trade by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We consider the differential incentives of the North and the South to provide patent protection to innovating firms in the North. The two regions are assumed to have a different distribution of preferences over the range of exploitable technologies. Due to the scarcity of R & D resources, the two regions are in potential competition with each other to encourage the development of technologies most suited to their needs. This provides a motive for the South to provide patent protection even when it constitutes a small share of the world market and hence has strong free riding incentives otherwise. A benevolent global planner will set equal rates of patent protection only when it weights the welfare of the two regions equally. We find that the comparative statics of the Nash equilibrium exhibit considerable ambiguity. Numerical simulations in the benchmark case yield the following results: (i) when the technological preferences of the two countries become more similar, the level of patent protection provided by the South is reduced; (ii) when the relative market size of the South is increased, the South enhances its patent protection. In both cases, the level of Northern patents is relatively insensitive
Debt reduction, adjustment lending, and burden sharing by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We argue that the disincentive effect of a debt overhang is generally small and consequently that debt reduction does not lead to important efficiency gains on this account. Instead, we develop a framework that highlights the inefficiency created by the liquidity constraint faced by over-indebted countries. Often, adjustment/investment opportunities that are profitable at the world interest rate cannot be undertaken for lack of sufficient funds. New creditors are deterred from investing as they expect to be 'taxed" by the old creditors who stand to gain disproportionately. This leads to an inefficient situation when a class of new creditors have a comparative advantage relative to the old creditors. We focus on the time inconsistency introduced by the shortage of liquidity. New (unconditional) loans will be consumed rather than invested. In this context conditional lending can release the liquidity constraint in a time consistent way and lead to efficiency gains that can be shared between the debtor, the old creditors, and the new creditors. The role of debt reduction then is to create the "headroom" needed for these new and more efficient creditors to step in
The political economy of the Arab uprisings by Melani Claire Cammett ( )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this Westview Press Spotlight, Melani Cammett and Ishac Diwan explore the impact of the Arab Spring and subsequent events in the region. The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings analyzes the ways in which salient socioeconomic and political factors are interacting to shape the construction of new political institutions and economic reform programs. The authors introduce students to events with vivid depictions of regional variations in the uprisings, pointing to a variety of factors that differentiate the countries of the region and help to explain their distinct trajectories thus far. The Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings is an extracted chapter from the 2013 Updated Edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East, Third Edition by Alan Richards, John Waterbury, Melani Cammett, and Ishac Diwan (ISBN 978-0-8133-4928-2). In the full-length edition, the authors present a comprehensive analysis of the transformation and development of the political economy in the Middle East over the past several decades. The book retains its focus on the interaction of economic development processes, state systems, and social actors as well as introduces coverage of the rising oil prices and how it reinforces authoritarian governance in the region, a refined assessment of "the Washington Consensus," the impact of the Arab Spring, and much more. "--
When the bureaucrats move out of business : a cost-benefit assessment of labor retrenchment in China by Yi Chen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
May 2000 - Reformers of China's state enterprises should realize that more could be realized from capital transfer than is being gained from labor retrenchment. And more efficient capital allocation, by reducing the pressure on labor, would bring larger gains at a lower social cost. Chen and Diwan estimate the costs and benefits of labor retrenchment in state-owned industrial enterprises in China. Their results indicate the prevalence of low and stagnant labor productivity, low capital productivity, and excessively high wages in the state sector for the period reviewed (1994-97). The private sector exhibited consistently greater productivity. The authors' most striking finding: A greater gain could be realized from capital transfer than is being gained from labor retrenchment. Their simulation results for 1996 estimate that 43 percent of the workers in state enterprises and 70 percent of the capital are redundant. By itself, a transfer of labor from the public to the private sector at the current magnitude (20 percent of the labor force) would secure only 2 percent gains in output. A transfer of 10 percent of both capital and labor would achieve a greater efficiency gain than transferring the full 43 percent of redundant workers. This is partly because the private sector uses capital more efficiently than the public sector and partly because it needs capital to hire workers transferred from the public sector. Their results suggest that reform in state enterprises should concentrate more on the efficiency of capital allocation, not just on labor retrenchment. More efficient capital allocation would reduce the pressure on labor and would bring larger gains at a lower social cost. This paper - a product of the Economic Policy and Poverty Reduction Division, World Bank Institute - is part of a larger effort in the institute to study the architecture of reform. The authors may be contacted at ychen@dol.eta.gov or idiwan@worldbank.org
Will HIPC matter? : the debt game and donor behavior in Africa by Nancy Birdsall ( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pricing of country funds and their role in capital mobilization for emerging economies by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commpetition, complementarity and contagion in East Asia by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long term prospects in Eastern Europe : the role of external finance in an era of change by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are buybacks back? : menu-driven debt-reduction schemes with heterogeneous creditors by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empirical perspectives on national index funds by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The menu approach to developing country external debt : an analysis of commercial banks' choice behavior by Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methodological issues in evaluating debt-reducing deals by Stijn Claessens ( )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conditionality and debt relief by Stijn Claessens ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voluntary choices in concerted deals : mechanics and attributes of the menu approach by Ishac Diwan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sovereign debt buybacks as a signal of creditworthiness by Sankarshan Acharya ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Diwan, Isaac.
Diwan, Ishac
Diwan, Ishak
Dīwān, Isḥāq
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English (134)
French (1)
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