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Djankov, Simeon

Overview
Works: 182 works in 786 publications in 1 language and 9,564 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HD3611, 343.07
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Most widely held works by Simeon Djankov
Doing business in 2004 : understanding regulation by World Bank Staff( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doing Business in 2004 provides both qualitative and quantitative information on the business climate in over 130 countries. Doing Business constructs a new set of indicators on the regulatory environment for private sector development and provides a collection of informative case studies of real-life experiences. Doing Business in 2004 covers the fundamental aspects of a business life cycle, from starting a business to bankruptcy. Topics include access to credit, bankruptcy, entry regulations, contract enforcement, and labor regulations."
Resolution of financial distress : an international perspective on the design of bankruptcy laws by Stijn Claessens( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Doing business 2007 : how to reform : comparing regulation in 175 economies by World Bank( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doing Business 2007: How to Reform is the fourth in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 175 economies - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe - and over time." "Regulations affecting 10 areas of everyday business are measured: starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and closing a business. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why."--Jacket
Doing business in 2006 : creating jobs by Banque mondiale( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing Business in 2006: Creating Jobs is the third in a series of annual reports investigating the scope and manner of regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. New quantitative indicators on business regulations and their enforcement can be compared across more than 150 countries, and over time. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where, and why. Book jacket
East Asia corporations : heroes or villains by Stijn Claessens( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation World Bank Discussion Paper no. 409. East Asian corporations differ from their counterparts in other countries in important ways. Before the recent financial crisis these differences were viewed as one of the reasons for the success of East Asian economies. The crisis altered that view, and many scholars now argue that the weak corporate governance and financing structures of East Asian corporations are partly to blame for the recent crisis. This paper reviews several features of East Asian corporations, showing that they have high leverage and concentrated ownership, are typically affiliated with business groups, and operate in multiple industries. These characteristics affected the performance of corporations prior to the crisis as well as their ability to deal with its aftermath. Each economy's level of development also affected how these characteristics interacted with firm performance and valuation. Finally, the concentration of ownership in the hands of a few large families may have influenced economies' institutional development
Inside the euro crisis : an eyewitness account by Simeon Djankov( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restructuring large industrial firms in Central and Eastern Europe : an empirical analysis by Gerhard Pohl( Book )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulation of entry by Simeon Djankov( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New data show that countries that regulate the entry of new firms more heavily have greater corruption and larger unofficial economies, but not better quality goods. The evidence supports the view that regulating entry benefits politicians and bureacrats
Who owns the media? by Simeon Djankov( Book )

24 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. Djankov, McLiesh, Nenova, and Shleifer examine patterns of media ownership in 97 countries around the world. They find that almost universally the largest media firms are controlled by the government or by private families. Government ownership is more pervasive in broadcasting than in the printed media. Government ownership is generally associated with less press freedom, fewer political and economic rights, inferior governance, and, most conspicuously, inferior social outcomes in education and health. The adverse effects of government ownership on political and economic freedom are stronger for newspapers than for television. The adverse effects of government ownership of the media do not appear to be restricted solely to instances of government monopoly. Djankov, McLiesh, Nenova, and Shleifer present a range of evidence on the adverse consequences of state ownership of the media. State ownership of the media is often argued to be justified on behalf of the social needs of the disadvantaged. But if their findings are correct, increasing private ownership of the media--through privatization or by encouraging the entry of privately owned media--can advance a variety of political and economic goals, especially those of meeting the social needs of the poor. This paper--a product of the Office of the Senior Vice President, Development Economics--is one in a series of background papers prepared for World Development Report 2002: Institutions for Markets
Catching up with Eastern Europe? the European Union's Mediterranean Free Trade Initiative by Bernard M Hoekman( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

January 1996 The option of a Euro-Mediterranean Agreement gives the Mediterranean countries a unique opportunity to credibly pursue far-reaching trade liberalization gradually. Further unilateral efforts will be required to ensure that Mediterranean countries gain. Liberalization of foreign direct investment and the service sector are essential to ensure a supply response and create new job opportunities. Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa that are considering liberalizing, privatizing, and deregulating markets face difficult policy issues. Gradual, piecemeal reform efforts have had limited success. The option of a Euro-Mediterranean Agreement (EMA) offers a new opportunity to implement structural reform. Two questions can be posed: (1) Why pursue regional integration? and (2) Is an EMA sufficient? Justifications for regional integration include the following: * The EMA may offer a stronger mechanism for locking in economic reform than does the World Trade Organization (WTO), while the preferential nature of an EMA might help overcome domestic resistance to liberalization. * Harmonization of regulatory regimes and administrative requirements could facilitate trade. * Market access could be more secure if countries agreed not to impose contingent protection, such as antidumping actions. * Transfers from the European Union to partner countries (financial or technical assistance) would help offset lost tariff revenue and the costs of trade diversion. The EMA signed between Tunisia and the European Union does not go significantly beyond existing multilateral (WTO) disciplines. The long 12 - year transition path may reduce incentives to initiate rapid restructuring and may create problems in implementing future tariff reductions. While the EMA option gives the Mediterranean countries a unique opportunity to pursue far-reaching trade liberalization credibly and gradually, the economic benefits will be limited if trade liberalization is restricted to manufactured products. Service markets and foreign investment must also be liberalized to ensure a supply response and create new employment opportunities. Equally important are factors that cannot be imported through an agreement with the European Union: efficient public institutions, domestic competition, investment in education, high rates of private savings and investment, a stable economy, and openness to the world economy. The greater the extent to which the EMA-based preferential liberalization is extended to non-European countries, the greater the benefits for participating Mediterranean countries. This paper-a product of the Private Sector and Finance Team, Technical Department, Europe and Central Asia, and Middle East and North Africa Regions-is part of a larger effort in the department to monitor trade policy developments in the region
The determinants of enterprise restructuring in transition : an assessment of the evidence by Simeon Djankov( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Intra-industry trade, foreign direct investment, and the reorientation of Eastern European exports by Bernard M Hoekman( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 1996 To what extent does growth in exports in Central and Eastern Europe reflect economic restructuring and changes in the composition of trade as opposed to redirection of traditional CMEA exports to the West? In the first half of the 1990s, after the demise of central planning, exports to OECD countries from many Central and Eastern European countries grew rapidly. Hoekman and Djankov explore what trade data suggest about the extent to which growth in exports reflect economic restructuring and changes in the composition of trade as opposed to redirection of traditional CMEA exports to the West. They also investigate the role of vertical intra-industry exchange in the expansion of trade with Western Europe - that is, getting inputs from European Union (EU) suppliers that are then used in the production of goods exported to the EU. They find a strong relationship between export performance and growth in vertical intra-industry trade with the EU. The Czech and Slovak Republics, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia all rely heavily on the EU for inputs - more so than Austria, Portugal, and Spain, for example. As their per capita exports to the EU have also grown the fastest, this appears to be a characteristic of successful transition. The Czech and Slovak Republics registered the highest growth in exports and the greatest reorientation in the pattern of trade. They have the highest level and rate of growth in intra-industry trade with the EU, but have undergone the least change in composition of exports. But substantial changes have occurred in the composition of exports within traditional export categories. This suggests that Czech and Slovak firms pursued a strategy of upgrading and differentiating traditional exports, relying on EU firms for new machinery, components, and know-how. Simple redirection of goods that were traditionally exported to CMEA markets does not appear to have played an important role in the growth of exports to Western Europe. Export growth is in products that were not exported to the CMEA or in traditional export items that have been substantially upgraded or differentiated. Inflows of foreign direct investment - limited before 1994 - correlate highly with levels of intra-industry trade. But if large investments in the automobile sector are excluded, foreign direct investment seems unlikely to have been a major force driving the growth of intra-industry trade. These exchanges and the underlying integration into the world economy (Western Europe) mostly reflect arm's-length transactions between Central and Eastern European firms and their European counterparts. This paper - a product of the Private Sector and Finance Team, Europe and Central Asia, and Middle East and North Africa Technical Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to monitor economic developments in Central and Eastern Europe
The great rebirth : lessons from the victory of capitalism over communism( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Rebirth: Lessons from the Victory of Capitalism over Communism provides an analysis of the economic and political transformation after the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. Åslund and Djankov shed light on the "great rebirth" of capitalism in Europe and Central Asia and examine which policies made the transition so successful. Their research concludes that ambitious leadership willing to take risks, as well as expeditious deregulation and privatization of state-owned enterprises, were instrumental in creating the success of the stable and prosperous market economies that emerged
The new comparative economics by Simeon Djankov( Book )

27 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, comparative economics experienced a revival, with a new focus on comparing capitalist economies. The theme of the new research is that institutions exert a profound influence on economic development. We argue that, to understand capitalist institutions, one needs to understand the basic tradeoff between the costs of disorder and those of dictatorship. We then apply this logic to study the structure of efficient institutions, the consequences of colonial transplantation, and the politics of institutional choice
Ownership structure and enterprise restructuring in six newly independent states by Simeon Djankov( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

February 1999 Enterprises in six newly independent states exhibit large differences in ownership structure, differences that seem to be determined by the method of privatization pursued. Enterprises in countries where the privatization programs favored incumbent managers ended up with heavy ownership by managers; countries that favored mass privatization had the highest proportion of ownership shares held by outside investors. Ownership by outside local investors or the state is not significantly correlated with enterprise restructuring; high foreign ownership is. Djankov investigates the relationship between ownership structure and enterprise restructuring in six newly independent states: Georgia, Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine. He documents the changing pattern of ownership in 960 privatized manufacturing companies from 1995-97. There are large differences in ownership structure across countries, differences that seem to be determined by the method of privatization pursued. Enterprises in countries where the privatization programs favored incumbent managers (Georgia and Ukraine) ended with heavy ownership by managers (an average 53.6 percent and 46.2 percent, respectively). Countries that used mainly the mass privatization approach (Kazakstan and the Kyrgyz Republic) had the highest proportion of ownership shares held by outside investors (37 percent and 21.2 percent, respectively). Foreign ownership is positively associated with enterprise restructuring at high ownership levels (above 30 percent of shares). By contrast, the relationship between management ownership and enterprise restructuring is non-monotonic, positive at low (below 10 percent) or high (above 30 percent) levels. Finally, Djankov shows that ownership by outside local investors or the state is not significantly correlated with restructuring. This paper-a product of the Financial Economics Unit, Financial Sector PracticeDepartment - is part of a larger effort in the department to study the transition process
Courts : the Lex Mundi project by Simeon Djankov( Book )

23 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In cooperation with Lex Mundi member law firms in 109 countries, we measure and describe the exact procedures used by litigants and courts to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent and to collect a bounced check. We use these data to construct an index of procedural formalism of dispute resolution for each country. We find that such formalism is systematically greater in civil than in common law countries. Moreover, procedural formalism is associated with higher expected duration of judicial proceedings, more corruption, less consistency, less honesty, less fairness in judicial decisions, and inferior access to justice. These results suggest that legal transplantation may have led to an inefficiently high level of procedural formalism, particularly in developing countries
Thailand's corporate financing and governance structures by Pedro Alba( )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 1998 Weaknesses in corporate governance and the fragile financial structure of many corporations contributed to, and deepened Thailand's recent financial crisis. Large corporations need to reduce their vulnerability to economic shocks and improve corporate governance; smaller firms should achieve a more stable funding structure. Alba, Claessens, and Djankov assess Thailand's policy options for reducing large corporations' vulnerability to economic shocks and improving their corporate governance - and for providing smaller firms a more stable funding structure. Using data for firms listed on Thailand's stock exchange, they empirically assess the relative importance of various factors determining the cost of capital, the availability of financing, and policies and distortions that affect corporate governance in nonfinancial firms. The empirical findings highlight weaknesses in corporate governance and the inherent risks in Thailand's corporate financing structures. They conclude that the most important ask in improving the structure of corporate financing and the framework for corporate governance is to change incentives. This will involve: * Accelerating legal reform, including reform of bankruptcy and foreclosure laws. * Improving bank monitoring of enterprise management and encouraging banks to develop more arm's-length relationships with firms. This will require greater transparency and disclosure of ownership relationships and stricter enforcement of insider and related lending limits, violation of which contributed poor intermediation and the recent crisis. * Improving disclosure and accounting practices. Self-regulatory agencies may need to play more of a role, possibly with more legal power to discipline violators. * Better enforcement of corporate governance rules. The formal structure for corporate governance is standard but enforcement is weak. * Facilitation of equity infusions. Investors - especially minority shareholders - may need to play a more direct role in monitoring and disciplining managers. To attract new infusions of equity, new equity owners may need more-than-proportional representation on the board of directors until other investor protection mechanisms are strengthened. * Improving the framework for corporate governance. A broad public discussion of corporate governance, similar to recent discussions in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, may be needed to clarify the distribution of control in the economy's real sector. * Strengthening institutions responsible for gathering and analyzing data on firms of all sizes and for monitoring firm performance and behavior. This paper-a product of the Economic Policy Unit, Finance, Private Sector, and Infrastructure Network-is part of a larger effort in the network to study the performance and financing structures of East Asian corporations
Who controls East Asian corporations? by Stijn Claessens( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

February 1999 A study of 2,980 corporations in nine East Asian countries finds more than half of those firms being controlled by a single shareholder. Many smaller and older firms are family-controlled. Wealth is very concentrated in some countries, and links between business and government are extensive, so the legal system has probably been influenced by the prevailing ownership structure. Claessens, Djankov, and Lang identify the ultimate ownership structure for 2,980 corporations in nine East Asian countries. They find that: * More than half of those firms are controlled by a single shareholder. * Smaller firms and older firms are more likely to be family-controlled. * Patterns of controlling ownership stakes differ across countries. The concentration of control generally diminishes with higher economic and institutional development. * In many countries, control is enhanced through pyramid structures and deviations from one-share-one-vote rules. As a result, voting rights exceed formal cash-flow rights. * Management is rarely separated from ownership control, and management in two thirds of the firms that are not widely held is related to management of the controlling shareholder. * In some countries, wealth is very concentrated and links between government and business are extensive, so the legal system has probably been influenced by the prevailing ownership structure. This paper-a product of the Financial Economics Unit, Financial Sector Practice Department-is part of a larger effort in the department to uncover the causes of the East Asian crisis
Disintegration and trade flows : evidence from the former Soviet Union by Simeon Djankov( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of trade flows among and between nine Russian regions and 14 republics of the former Soviet Union shows a bias toward domestic trade in the reform period that is primarily the result of tariffs. In addition, old linkages - such as infrastructure, business networks, and production and consumption chains - have limited the reorientation of trade
Which firms do foreigners buy? evidence from Korea by Caroline L Freund( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth induces foreign investment, which tends to focus on high-value-added sectors, on larger and more profitable firms, on firms with low debt, and on forms that export a large share of output
 
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Doing business in 2004 : understanding regulation
Alternative Names
D'ânkov, Semen.

Dʹi︠a︡nkov, Semen

Dʹi︠a︡nkov, Semen 1970-

Díankov, Simeon

Djankov, Simeon Denčev 1970-

Siméon Djankov

Simeon Djankov Bulgarian politician and economist

Simeon Djankov bulgarsk økonom

Simeon Djankov econoom uit Bulgarije

Simeon Djankow bulgarischer Weltbank-Ökonom

Дянков, Симеон

Дянков, Симеон Денчев

Симеон Ѓанков

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Resolution of financial distress : an international perspective on the design of bankruptcy lawsDoing business 2007 : how to reform : comparing regulation in 175 economiesDoing business in 2006 : creating jobsThe determinants of enterprise restructuring in transition : an assessment of the evidence