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Macroeconomics and Growth: 2011 Publications

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

Journal Articles

Hoff, Karla, and Ernst Fehr. 2011.  "Tastes, Castes, and Culture: The Influence of Society on Preferences." Economic Journal 121(556): 396-412.

Hoff, Karla. 2011.  "Book Review of Kaushik Basu, Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics." Journal of Economics Literature 49(4): 1230-34.

Hoff, Karla, Mayuresh Kshetramade, and Ernst Fehr. 2011.  "Caste and Punishment: The Legacy of Caste Culture in Norm Enforcement." Economic Journal 121(556): 449-75.

Keefer, Philip E., and Scott Gehlbach. 2011.  "Investment without democracy:  Ruling-party institutionalization and credible commitment in autocracies." Journal of Comparative Economics 39(2): 123-139.

Keefer, Philip E., Eric Neumayer, and Thomas Plümper. 2011.  "Earthquake Propensity and the Politics of Mortality Prevention." World Development 39(9): 1530-41.

Keefer, Philip E. 2011.  "Collective Action, Political Parties and Pro-Development Public Policy." Asian Development Review 28(1): 94-118.

Kraay, Aart C., Massimo Mastruzzi, and Daniel Kaufmann. 2011.  "The Worldwide Governance Indicators:  Methodology and Analytical Issues." The Haque Journal of Rule of Law 3(2): 220-46.

Kraay, Aart C., Bianca Clausen, and Zsolt Nyiri. 2011.  "Corruption and Confidence in Public Institutions: Evidence from a Gloval Survey." World Bank Economic Review 25(2): 212-49.

Loayza, Norman V., and Jamele Rigolini. 2011.  "Informal Employment: Safety Nets or Growth Engine." World Development 39(9): 1503-15.

Loayza, Norman V., Yuki Ikeda, and Tom Forby. 2011.  "The Growth Aftermath of Natural Disasters." Journal of Applied Econometrics 26(6).

Loayza, Norman V., Ximena Del Carpio, and Gayatri Datar. 2011.  "Is Irrigation Rehabilitation Good for Poor Farmers? An Impact Evaluation of a Non-Experimental Irrigation Project in Peru." Journal of Agricultural Economics 62(2): 449-73.

Nguyen, Ha. 2011.  "Valuation Effects with Trend and Transitory Productivity Shocks." Journal of International Economics 85(2): 245-55.

Serven, Luis, and Ha Nguyen. 2011.  "Global Imbalances: A Roadmap." Moneda y Crédito 232: 11-39.

Serven, Luis, J. Humberto Lopez, and Edwin Goni Pacchioni. 2011.  "Fiscal Redistribution and Income Inequality in Latin America." World Development 39(9): 1558-69.

Books

Schmukler, Sergio, Augusto de la Torre, and Alain Ize. 2011.  Financial Development is Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead. Washington, DC: World Bank.

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Book Chapters

Calderon, Cesar, and Luis Serven. 2011.  "Infrastructure in Latin America." In Handbook of Latin American Economies, ed. José Antonio Ocampo and Jaime Ros. London: Oxford University Press.

Loayza, Norman V. 2011.  "Volatility and Crisis: Three lessons for Developing Countries." In Pasado Y Presente: De la Gran Deoresion del siglo XX a la Gran Recesion del siglo XXi, ed.Pablo Martin Acena, Francisco Perez.Valencia.

Schmukler, Sergio, Tatiana Didier, and Constantino Hevia. 2011.  "Emerging Country Responses to the Global Crisis." In Financial Contagion: The Viral Threat to the Wealth of Nations, ed.Robert W. Kolb, 203-18. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Schmukler, Sergio, and Augusto de la Torre. 2011.  "Latin American Stock Markets: Recent History and Prospects. " In Handbook of Research on Stock Market Globalization, ed.Geoffrey Poitras, 215-24. Edward Elgar, 

Serven, Luis, and Ha Nguyen. 2011.  "Global Imbalances: Past and Future." In  Managing Openness: Trade and Outward Oriented Growth after the Crisis, ed.Mona Haddad, Ben Shepherd. Washington, DC: World Bank.

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Conferences & 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.
Organizer: Aart Kraay (research@worldbank.org)
Seminars and papers: 2011/2012

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Worldwide Governance Indicators

This annually updated report aggregates governance indicators for over 212 countries and territories over the period 1996–2010, 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

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Outreach

Broner, Fernando, Tatiana Didier, Aitor Arce, and Sergio Schmukler. 2011. "Gross Capital Flows: Dynamics and Crisis." World Bank Research Digest 6(1): Fall.

Didier, Tatiana, Constantino Hevia, and Sergio Schmukler. 2011. "How Resilient Were Economies to the Global Crisis." World Bank Research Digest 5(3): Spring.

Hevia, Constantino, and Norman V. Loayza. 2011. "How Fast can Egypt Grow?' World Bank Research Digest 5(2): Winter.  

Hoff, Karla, and Ernst Fehr. 2011. "The Influence of Society on Preferences." World Bank Research Digest 6(1): Fall.

Keefer, Philip E., Norman V. Loayza, and Rodrigo Soares. 2011.  "The Development Impact of the War on Drugs." Vox Lacea.

Keefer, Philip E., and Stuti Khemani. 2011. "Radio Access and Service Delivery in Benin." World Bank Research Digest 5(4): Summer.

Loayza, Norman V., Jamele Rigolini, and Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez. 2011. "Decentralization and Municipal Spending Ability in Developing Countries." World Bank Research Digest 6(1): Fall.

Schmukler, Sergio, Constantino Hevia, and Tatiana Didier. 2011.  "Emerging Market Resilience." VoxEU.org.

Schmukler, Sergio, and Claudio E. Raddatz. 2011.  "Do Mutual Funds Make Crises Worse?” VoxEU.org.

Schmukler, Sergio, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Eduardo Levy Yeyati. 2011.  "Triplet Crises and the Ghost of a New Drachma." VoxEU.org.

Schmukler, Sergio, Tatiana Didier, Cesar Calderon, Augusto de la Torre, and Julian Messina. 2011.  "Latin America and the Caribbean: Success Put to Test." Semiannual report of the Office of the Chief Economist for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region of the World Bank, Washington DC.

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Working Papers

Hoff, Karla. 2011.  "Tastes, Caste, and Culture: The Influence of Society on Preferences." Policy Research Working Paper 5760. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hevia, Constantino, Tatiana Didier, and Sergio Schmukler. 2011.  "How Resilient Were Emerging Economies to the Global Crisis?" Policy Research Working Paper 5637. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Keefer, Philip E., and Stuti Khemani. 2011.  "Mass Media and Public Services: The Effects of Radio Access on Public Education in Benin." Policy Research Working Paper 5559. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Keefer, Philip E. 2011.  "Collective Action, Political Parties and Pro-Development Public Policy." Policy Research Working Paper 5676. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Kraay, Aart C., Cevdet A. Denizer, and Daniel Kaufmann. 2011.  "Good Countries or Good Projects? Macro and Micro Correlates of World Bank Project Performance. " Policy Research Working Paper 5646. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Loayza, Norman V., and Constantino Hevia. 2011.  "Saving and Growth in Egypt.” Policy Research Working Paper 5529. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Loayza, Norman V., Jamele Rigolini, and Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez. 2011.  "More Thank You Can Handle: Decentralization and Spending Ability of Peruvian Mucipalities." Policy Research Working Paper 5763. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Maloney, William F., and Pravin Krishna. 2011.  "Export Quality Dynamics." Policy Research Working Paper 5701. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Nguyen, Ha, and Julien Bengui. 2011.  "Consumption Baskets and Currency Choice in International Borrowing." Policy Research Working Paper 5870. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Raddatz, Claudio E. 2011.  "Sudden Stops and Financial Frictions: Evidence from Industry Level Data. " Policy Research Working Paper 5605. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Raddatz, Claudio E., Quy-Toan Do, and Andrei Levchenko. 2011.  "Engendering Trade. " Policy Research Working Paper 5777. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Raddatz, Claudio E. 2011.  "Over the Hedge: Exchange Rate Volatility, Commodity Price Correlations, and the Structure of Trade. " Policy Research Working Paper 5590. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Raddatz, Claudio E., and Martin Melecky. 2011.  "How Do Governments Respond after Catastrophes? Natural-Disaster Shocks and the Fiscal Stance. " Policy Research Working Paper 5564. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Schmukler, Sergio, and Claudio E. Raddatz. 2011.  "Deconstructing Herding : Evidence from Pension Fund Investment Behavior ." Policy Research Working Paper 5700. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Schmukler, Sergio, and Tatiana Didier. 2011.  "Gross Capital Flows: Dynamics and Crises." Policy Research Working Paper 5768. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Didier, Tatiana, Roberto Rigobon, and Sergio Schmukler. 2011.  "Unexploited Gains from International Diversification: Patterns of Portfolio Holdings around the World." Policy Research Working Paper 5524. World Bank, Washington, DC.

Schmukler, Sergio, and Claudio E. Raddatz. 2011.  "On the International Transmission of Shocks: Micro-Evidence from Mutual Fund Portfolios." NBER Working Paper 17358. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.

Serven, Luis, and Cesar Calderon. 2011.  "Is Infrastructure Capital Productive? A Dynamic Heterogeneous Approach." Policy Research Working Paper 5682. World Bank, Washington, DC.

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