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Macroeconomics and Growth: 2009 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Chapters in Books
Conferences & Seminars
Data
Outreach 
Working Papers

Journal Articles

Barnhardt, Sharon, Dean Karlan, and Stuti Khemani. 2009. “Participation in a School Incentive Programme in India.” Journal of Development Studies 45(3): 369–90.

Hoff, Karla. 2009. “Dysfunctional Finance: Positive Shocks and Negative Outcomes.” Journal of Globalization and Development 1(1).

Horowitz, Shale, Karla Hoff, and Branko Milanovic. 2009. “Government Turnover: Concepts, Measures, and Applications.” European Journal of Political Research 48(1): 107–129.

Keefer, Philip. 2009. “Inequality, Collective Action, and Democratization.” Political Science and Politics 41(4): 661–66.

Keefer, Philip, and Stuti Khemani. 2009. “When do Legislators Pass on Pork? The Role of Political Parties in Determining Legislator Effort.” American Political Science Review 103(1): 99–112.
(Based on Policy Research Working Paper 4929)

Loayza, Norman, and Linda Kaltani. 2009. “Initial Conditions and the Outcome of Economic Reform.” Economics Letters 101(3): 230–33.

Loayza, Norman, and Naotaka Sugawara. 2009. “The Informal Sector in Mexico: Basic Facts and Explanations.” El Trimestre Económico LXXVI (4), núm. 304: 887–920.

Loayza, Norman, Roberto Chang, and Linda Kaltani. 2009. “Openness Can Be Good for Growth: The Role of Policy Complementarities.” Journal of Development Economics 90(1): 33–49.
(Based on Policy Research Working Paper 3763)

Maloney, William, and Daniel Lederman. 2009. “In Search of the Missing Curse.” Economia, the journal of LACEA: 1–57.

Maloney, William, and Kishore Gawande. 2009. “Foreign Informational Lobbying can Enhance Tourism: Evidence from the Caribbean.” Journal of Development Economics 90(2): 267–75.

Raddatz, Claudio. 2009. “A Review of: Bonds Markets in Latin America: On the Verge of a Big Bang?” Journal of Economic Literature 17(December): 1146–49.

Schmukler, Sergio, Eduardo Levy Yeyati, and Neeltje van Horen. 2009. “International Financial Integration through the Law of One Price: The Role of Liquidity and Capital Controls.” Journal of Financial Intermediation 18: 432–63.

Servén, Luis, Edwin Goni, and J. Humberto Lopez. 2009. “Fiscal Redistribution and Equity in Latin America.” Claves de la Economia Mundial 7.


 

Books

Bhattasali, Deepak, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, and Yue Li. 2009. The Ease of Doing Business in APEC: The Impact of Regulatory Reforms. Prepared by the World Bank for APEC Economic Committee. Singapore: APEC.


 

Chapters in Books

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary. 2009. “Do BITs Attract FDI?” In DTTs and FDI Flows, ed. Lisa Sachs and Karl Sauvant. New York: Columbia University Press.

Keefer, Philip. 2009. “A Review of the Political Economy of Governance: From Property Rights to Voice.” In The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics, ed. Todd Landman and Neil Robinson. London, UK: Sage Publications.

Kraay, Aart. 2009. “Governance Matters VII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators 1996-2007.” In Non-State Actors as Standard Setters, ed. Anne Peters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Martinez Peria, Maria Soledad, Maria Mercedes Politi, Sergio Schmukler, and Victoria Vanasco. 2009. “How Do Banks Serve SMEs? Business and Risk Management Models.” In Investing Private Capital in Emerging and Frontier Market Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): 2nd Geneva Private Capital Symposium, ed. Benoît Leleux and Anouk Lavoie Orlick. Washington, DC: International Finance Corporation.

Schmukler, Sergio. 2009. “Financial Globalization: Gain and Pain for Developing Countries.” In International Political Economy, Fifth Edition, ed. Jeffry Frieden, David A. Lake, and J. Lawrence Broz, 314-36. W.W. Norton & Company.

 

Schmukler, Sergio, Augusto de la Torre, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria. 2009. “Banks and Small and Medium Enterprises: Recent Business Developments.” In QFinance: The Ultimate Resource.  Bloomsbury.


 

Conferences & Seminars

Peace and Development Dissemination Conference
Dec 9-11, 2009, World Bank, Washington, DC.
Contact: Gary Milante, (Email: research@worldbank.org)
Agenda and Papers 

Female Entrepreneurship: Constraints and Opportunities
June 2-3, 2009, Washington, DC
This two-day conference explored women’s entrepreneurship and its contribution to economic growth and employment creation. Topics investigated gender gaps in entrepreneurial performance in terms of size, growth, profits, etc., and the types of barriers, institutional or otherwise, that can help account for them. Among the papers presented, five are being considered for a special issue of a journal.
Contact: Mary Hallward-Driemeier (Mhallward@worldbank.org) or ebardasi@worldbank.org
Agenda and Papers 

The Legal Investment Climate for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa
July 9, 2009, Washington, DC.
Lawyers, academics and members of non-governmental organization came together to discuss the legal barriers facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. Discussions focused on developing a framework for understanding the interplay between statutory and customary law, as well as specific examples of recent court decisions that impact on women’s equality of property rights in the region.
Contact: Mary Hallward-Driemeier (Mhallward@worldbank.org)
Agenda and Papers 

Law, Gender, and Business in Africa
November 11-12, 2009, Dakar, Senegal
Over 30 lawyers, entrepreneurs, women’s business associations, academics, non-governmental organization, and policy makers came together from five West African or Francophone countries (Senegal, Mali, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Democratic Republic of Congo) to discuss the legal investment climate for women entrepreneurs in Africa. Laws governing women’s property and inheritance rights were discussed, as well as their links to entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Topics discussed included efforts to change civil law codes assigning men the role of head of household, the interplay of statutory and religious law, as well as broader discussion on reform initiatives in the participating countries.
Contact: Mary Hallward-Driemeier (Mhallward@worldbank.org)
Agenda and Papers 

Law, Gender, and Business in Africa
November 16-17, 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
Over 30 lawyers, entrepreneurs, women’s business associations, academics, non-governmental organizations, and policy makers came together from six Common Law African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi and Rwanda) to discuss the legal investment climate for women entrepreneurs in Africa. Laws governing women’s property and inheritance rights were discussed, as well as their links to entrepreneurship and enterprise development. Topics included the interplay of statutory law with constitutionally recognized customary law and religious law, as well as broader discussion on reform initiatives in the participating countries.
Contact: Mary Hallward-Driemeier (Mhallward@worldbank.org)
Agenda and Papers 

Macro and Growth Seminars
The seminars provide an opportunity to present and discuss the latest and most influential research on macroeconomic policy, structural reforms, and institutional development produced both within and outside the Bank. It allows researchers to showcase and obtain feedback on their current research, and become acquainted with new techniques and results from academia. The Seminar Series not only contributes to the intellectual life of researchers but also benefits interested Bank staff through the debate of ideas and policies that can enrich their work experience. Visiting economists are welcome.
Organizers: Claudio Raddatz and Aart Kraay (Email: research@worldbank.org)
Seminar Papers 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 


 

Data

Worldwide Governance Indicators
This annually updated report aggregates governance indicators for over 212 countries and territories over the period 1996–2007, for six dimensions of governance: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.
Dataset: www.govindicators.org


 

Outreach

Ahmed, Syud Amer, Noah Suresh Diffenbaugh, and Thomas Hertel. 2009. “Globalization and International Capital Raisings.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 7.

Braun, Matias, and Claudio Raddatz. 2009. “Banking on Politics.” World Bank Research Digest 3(3, Spring): 1.

de la Torre, Augusto, Sergio Schmukler, and Luis Servén. 2009. “Back to Global Imbalances? Research Brief (online), Development Research Group, Washington, DC, July.

de la Torre,Augusto, Sergio Schmukler, and Luis Servén. 2009. “Back to Global Imbalances.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 2.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Luis Servén. 2009. “Are All the Sacred Cows Dead? World Bank Research Digest 3(2, Winter): 5.

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, and Reyes Aterido. 2009. “Making (More) Sense of Subjective Rankings.” World Bank Research Digest 4(1, Fall): 6.

Hoff, Karla, Mayuresh Kshetramade, and Ernst Fehr. 2009. “Legacy of the Caste System in the Enforcement of Norms.” World Bank Research Digest 4(1, Fall): 7.

Servén, Luis, and Aart Kraay. 2009. “How Should Developing Countries Respond to the Current Crisis?” World Bank Research Digest 3 (2, Winter): 2.


 

Working Papers

Basu, Susanto, Luigi Pascali, Fabio Schiantarelli, Luis Servén. 2009. “Productivity, Welfare and Reallocation: Theory and Firm-Level Evidence.” NBER Working Paper 15579, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

Clausen, Bianca, Aart Kraay, and Zsolt Nyiri. 2009. “Corruption and Confidence in Public Institutions: Evidence from a Global Survey.” Policy Research Working Paper 5157, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Comin, Deigo A., Norman Loayza, Farooq Pasha, and Luis Servén. 2009. “Medium Term Business Cycle in Developing Countries.” Policy Research Working Paper 5146, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Comin, Deigo A. Norman Loayza, Farooq Pasha, and Luis Servén. 2009. “Medium Term Business Cycle in Developing Countries.” NBER Working Paper 15428, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli, and Luis Servén. 2009. “Are All the Sacred Cows Dead? Implications of the Financial Crisis for Macro and Financial Policies.” Policy Research Working Paper 4807, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Fomby, Thomas, Yuki Ikeda, and Norman Loayza. 2009. “The Growth Aftermath of Natural Disasters.” Policy Research Working Paper 5002, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gawande, Kishore, William Maloney, Gabriel V. Montes Rojas. 2009. “Foreign Informational Lobbying can Enhance Tourism: Evidence from the Caribbean.” Policy Research Working Paper 4834, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gozzi, Juan Carlos, Sergio Schmukler, and Ross Levine. 2009. “Patterns of International Capital Raisings.” NBER Working Paper 14961, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary. 2009. “Who Survives? The Impact of Corruption, Competition and Property Rights across Firms.” Policy Research Working Paper 5084, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, Carmen Pages, and Reyes Aterido. 2009. “Big Constraints to Small Firms’ Growth: Business Environment and Employment Growth Across Firms.” Policy Research Working Paper 5032, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, and Reyes Aterido. 2009. “Comparing Apples to...Apples: Making (More) Sense of Subjective Rankings of Constraints to Business.” Policy Research Working Paper 5054, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, and Thompson Fraser. 2009. “Creative Destruction and Policy Reforms: Changing Productivity Effects of Firm Turnover in Moroccan Manufacturing.” Policy Research Working Paper 5085, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hallward-Driemeier, Mary, and Thompson Fraser. 2009. “Mind the Neighbors: The Impact of Productivity and Location on Firm Turnover.” Policy Research Working Paper 5106, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hevia, Constantino. 2009. “Emerging Market Fluctuation: What Makes the Difference.” Policy Research Working Paper 4897, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hevia, Constantino. 2009. “Optimal Devaluations.” Policy Research Working Paper 4926, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hevia, Constantino, Norman Loayza, and Roberto Chang. 2009. “Privatization-Nationalization Cycles.” Policy Research Working Paper 5029, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hoff, Karla, Mayuresh Kshetramade, and Ernst Fehr. 2009. “Caste and Punishment: The Legacy of Caste Culture in Norm Enforcement.” Policy Research Working Paper 5040, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hoff, Karla, Mayuresh Kshetramade, and Ernst Fehr. 2009. “Caste and Punishment: The Legacy of Caste Culture in Norm Enforcement.” IZA Discussion Paper 4343, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany.

Kaufmann, Daniel, Massimo Mastruzzi, and Aart Kraay. 2009. “Governance Matters VIII: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators 1996-2008.” Policy Research Working Paper 4978, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Keefer, Philip, and Stuti Khemani. 2009. “When do Legislators Pass on Pork? The Determinants of Legislator Utilization of a Constituency Development Fund in India.” Policy Research Working Paper 4929, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Loayza, Norman, Eduardo Olaberria, Jamele Rigolini, and Luc Christiaensen. 2009. “Natural Disasters and Growth - Going beyond the Averages.” Policy Research Working Paper 4980, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Loayza, Norman, Luis Servén, and Naotaka Sugawara. 2009. “Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Policy Research Working Paper 4888, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Fajnzylber, Pablo, William Maloney, and Gabriel Montes-Rojas. 2009. “Does Formality Improve Micro-Firm Performance? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Brazilian Simples Program.” IZA Discussion Paper 4531, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany. .

Moral-Benito, Enrique. 2009. “Determinants of Economic Growth: A Bayesian Panel Data Approach.” Policy Research Working Paper 4830, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Opazo, Luis, Claudio Raddatz, and Sergio Schmukler. 2009. “The Long and Short of Emerging Market Debt.” Policy Research Working Paper 5056, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Raddatz, Claudio. 2009. “Multilateral Debt Relief through the Eyes of Financial Markets.” Policy Research Working Paper 4872, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Matias Braun, and Claudio Raddatz. 2009. “Banking on Politics.” Policy Research Working Paper 4902, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Raddatz, Claudio. 2009. “The Wrath of God: Macroeconomic Costs of Natural Disasters.” Policy Research Working Paper 5039, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Servén, Luis, and Humberto Lopez. 2009. “Too Poor to Grow.” Policy Research Working Paper 5012, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Vollmer, Sebastian, and Maria Ziegler. 2009. “Political Institutions and Human Development: Does Democracy Fulfill its ‘Constructive’and ‘Instrumental’ Role? Policy Research Working Paper 4818, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 





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