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World Bank Development Research Group Investment Climate Team

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Works: 26 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 786 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 330.072
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After the big bang? : Obstacles to the emergence of the rule of law in post-communist societies by Karla Ruth Hoff ( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: When Russia launched mass privatization, it was widely believed that it would create a powerful constituency for the rule of law. That didn't happen. We present a dynamic equilibrium model of the political demand for the rule of law and show that beneficiaries of mass privatization may fail to demand the rule of law even if it is the Pareto efficient rule of the game.' The reason is that uncertainty about the legal regime can lead to asset stripping, and stripping can give agents an interest in prolonging the absence of the rule of law
Short-run pain, long-run gain : the effects of financial liberalization by Graciela Laura Kaminsky ( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: We examine the short- and long-run effects of financial liberalization on capital markets. To do so, we construct a new comprehensive chronology of financial liberalization in 28 mature and emerging economies since 1973. We also construct an algorithm to identify booms and busts in stock market prices. Our results indicate that financial liberalization is followed by more pronounced boom-bust cycles in the short run. However, financial liberalization leads to more stable markets in the long run. Finally, we analyze the sequencing of liberalization and institutional reforms to understand the contrasting short- and long-run effects of liberalization
Boondoggles and expropriation : rent-seeking and policy distortion when property rights are insecure by Philip Keefer ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belief systems and durable inequalities an experimental investigation of indian caste by Karla Ruth Hoff ( )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social polarization, political institutions, and country creditworthiness by Philip Keefer ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial globalization : unequal blessings by Augusto de la Torre ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When is external debt sustainable? by Aart Kraay ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telecommunication reform in Ghana by Luke Haggarty ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New tools for studying network industry reforms in developing cuntries : the telecommunications and electricity regulation database ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial intermediation and growth : Chinese style by Genevieve Boyreau-Debray ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finance and income inequality : test of alternative theories by George R. G Clarke ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does political economy tell us about economic development and vice versa? by Philip Keefer ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The investment climate and the firm : firm-level evidence from China by Mary Hallward-Driemeier ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Institutions, trade, and growth : revisiting the evidence by David Dollar ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trade policy, trade volumes, and plant-level productivity in Colombian manufacturing industries by Ana Margarida Fernandes ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper offers new insights on a central question in trade and development economics: does increased exposure to foreign competition generate gains in plant productivity? We find that it does. We examine Colombian trade policy from 1977 to 1991, a period during which trade liberalization alternates with increased trade protection in varied ways across industries, to investigate the link between trade policy and plant productivity. Using a rich panel of manufacturing plants, we obtain production function estimates separately across industries that are consistent in face of the simultaneity between input demands and productivity. These estimates are used to derive plant-level time-varying productivity measures for which a systematic component related to trade policy is identified. We find a strong negative impact of nominal tariffs on plant productivity controlling for observed and unobserved plant characteristics and industry heterogeneity. The use of lagged tariffs and the evidence on the political economy of tariff determination in Colombia allow us to argue that the negative impact of tariffs is unlikely to reflect the endogeneity of protection. Plant exit plays a minor role in generating productivity gains in face of lower trade protection. Also, accounting for variation in the Colombian peso's real exchange rate does not weaken the main findings. The negative impact of trade protection on productivity is stronger for large plants relative to small plants, as measured by employment and market shares. The negative impact of trade protection on productivity is stronger for plants in less competitive industries according to Herfindahl indexes and turnover rates. The main findings are robust to the use of effective rates of protection and import penetration ratios as measures of trade protection and openness. Finally, we also find evidence of a negative impact of trade protection on the rate of growth of plant productivity. -- Simultaneity and Production Functions ; Trade Policy ; Productivity ; Colombian Manufacturing ; Endogeneity of Protection
When is growth pro-poor? : cross-country evidence by Aart Kraay ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growth is pro-poor if the poverty measure of interest falls. This implies three potential sources of pro-poor growth: (a) a high rate of growth of average incomes; (b) a high sensitivity of poverty to growth in average incomes; and (c) a poverty-reducing pattern of growth in relative incomes. I empirically decompose changes in poverty in a large sample of developing countries into these components. In the medium run, most of the variation in changes in poverty is due to growth, suggesting that policies and institutions that promote broad-based growth should be central to pro-poor growth. Most of the remainder is due to poverty-reducing patterns of growth in relative incomes, rather than differences in the sensitivity of poverty to growth in average incomes. Cross-country evidence provides little guidance on policies and institutions that promote these other sources of pro-poor growth
Financial globalization unequal blessings by Augusto de la Torre ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social polarization, political institutions, and country creditworthiness by Philip Keefer ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boondoggles and expropriation rent-seeking and policy distortion when property rights are insecure by Philip Keefer ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Has the internet increased trade? : evidence from industrial and developing countries by George R. G Clarke ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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