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Shocks and Vulnerabilities Research


Policy Research Working Paper
Bettin Giulia, Presbitero Andrea F., Spatafora NikolaMar 01,2014

This paper examines how international remittances are affected by structural characteristics, macroeconomic conditions, and adverse shocks in both source and recipient economies. The paper exploits a novel, rich ...

Working Paper
Feb 01,2014

In 2012, the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region continued its successful drive to reduce poverty and build the middle class. The proportion of the region's 600 million people living in extreme poverty,...

Policy Research Working Paper
Bown Chad P.Jan 01,2014

This paper surveys political-economic research on the variety of instruments that governments use to conduct international trade policy. It presents key insights on the relationships between instruments such as ...

Working Paper
Adelman Melissa, Ivaschenko Oleksiy, Packard Truman, Suri VivekJan 01,2014

In many Pacific island countries, meeting non-food basic needs is a growing challenge and further complicated by substantial economic and environmental risks. Hardship and vulnerability are increasingly prominent...

Policy Research Working Paper
Otker-Robe Inci, Podpiera Anca MariaNov 01,2013

Financial systems can contribute to economic development by providing people with useful tools for risk management, but when they fail to manage the risks they retain, they can create severe financial crises with ...