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Recent Scholarly Publications

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Role of Government in Economic Development, The: Some Observations from the Experience of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

August 1998

This collection of papers stems from a recent World Bank project focused upon the contentious issue of whether government has played any positive role in the success of the so-called "high...

New Dimensions of the International Security System after the Cold War

April 1996

Executive SummaryThis paper considers the emerging structure of the international security system after the end of the Cold War.

Privatization, Conversion, and Enterprise Reform in Russia

May 1994

The papers in this volume are revised versions of presentations made by the authors at a conference on economic reform in Russia, which was held at Stanford University on November 22 and 23, 1993....

Foreign Direct Investment in New Electricity Generating Capacity in Developing Asia: Stakeholders, Risks, and the Search for a New Paradigm

January 2001

The rate of investment sufficient to provide developing Asia with a reasonably adequate supply of electricity is immense, ranging from a World Bank estimate of 2000 megawatts (MW) each month (which...

Potential Sources of Financing for U.S. Ventures in Russia

December 2001

Following the end of the Cold War, the United States and its allies recognized that it was in their vital security interests to promote stable transitions in the countries of Central and Eastern...

Greenfield IPP Database (GRIPP): Based on the World Bank's Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) Database, The

May 2003

The Greenfield IPP (GRIPP) database is derived from the World Bank's Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI) database.

Measuring the Dynamic Gains from Trade

December 2001

This article investigates the links between trade policy and economic growth in a panel of 57 countries between 1970 and 1989.

Baker Institute World Gas Trade Model, The

March 2005

This working paper describes a spatial and intertemporal equilibrium model of the world market for natural gas.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles For Water and Power

August 2004

Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Egyptian IPP Experience, The

August 2000

Curbing Asian Corruption: An Impossible Dream?

April 2006

The rise of Asia is regarded in most of the world as primarily an economic phenomenon.

Investing in China's Rural Infrastructure and Environment

December 2006

The purpose of this executive summary is to provide a concise statement about what we have learned about investment into China's rural environment.

China's Rural Public Finance: The Village Perspective - Annex 8

January 2006

In this paper we set out to accomplish three objectives. First, we wanted to track and describe the way the fiscal reforms have been implemented in China's townships.

China's Rural Public Finance: The Village Perspective - Annex 7

October 2005

This report provides a preliminary examination of changes in village fiscal affairs between 2000 and 2004.

Markets, Specialization and China's Smallholder Agriculture

April 2004

As seen in the previous sections, China's reformers, more than anything, have followed a strategy based on providing incentives through property rights reforms, even though in China the shift to...

Empowering the Poor: What Does Democracy Have to Do with It?

April 2005

Poverty reduction on a large scale depends on empowering those who are most motivated to move out of poverty - poor people themselves.

Debt Relief

January 2000

At the Gleneagles summit in July 2005, the heads of state from the G-8 countries - the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom - called on the...

Helping the Poor to Help Themselves: Debt Relief or Aid?

December 2006

Recent world events have created a compelling need for new perspectives and realistic solutions to the problem of sovereign debt.

"The World Bank Made Me Do It?" International Factors and Ghana's Transition to Democracy

May 2008

Ghana is widely regarded as a signal success story in the African “wave” of democratizations of the 1990s.

Adapting to Shifting Government Priorities: An Assessment of the Performance and Strategy of India's ONGC

April 2010

The state-owned company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is India's largest company devoted to exploration and production (E&P).

Protecion, Subsidies and Agricultural Trade

December 2010

The WTO Agricultural Modalities Proposals and their Impact on Domestic Support in the EU and the US

December 2011

Regional Integration and Agricultural Trade Policy

December 2011

Agriculture: The Dog that Didn't Bark?

December 2009

People

jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
R Pizarro Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
js picture 2 Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Atella, Vincenzo BW3x4 Vincenzo Atella Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR