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Research & Policy Briefs and Blogs

September 1, 2016

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Research & Policy Briefs

The research & policy briefs are designed to be a bridge between formal scholarship and development policy and practice. They seek to summarize the key findings of recent formal research on a relevant topic and, on this basis, explore the implications for policy and social debate. This may include a discussion on how policies could be more effectively implemented and assessed, taking into account a country’s particular context.

No.

Date

Authors

Affiliation

 Title

36

July 2020

Mahama Samir Bandaogo

World Bank

Fiscal Rules in Times of Crisis

35

May 2020

Norman V. Loayza

World Bank

Costs and Trade-Offs in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Developing Country Perspective

Video | Slides

34

May 2020

Daniel Garrote Sanchez, Nicolas Gomez Parra, Caglar Ozden, and Bob Rijkers.

World Bank

Which Jobs Are Most Vulnerable to COVID-19? What an Analysis of the European Union Reveals

33

May 2020

Achim D. Schmillen

World Bank

Causes and Impacts of Job Displacements and Public Policy Responses

32

May 2020

Stuti Khemani

World Bank

An Opportunity to Build Legitimacy and Trust in Public Institutions in the Time of COVID-19

31

Apr 2020

Fabian Mendez Ramos

World Bank

Sudden Influxes of Resource Wealth to the Economy : Avoiding "Dutch Disease"

30

Apr 2020

Tatiana Didier, Federico Huneeus, Mauricio Larrain, Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank; Yale University and Central Bank of Chile; Catholic University of Chile; World Bank

Financing Firms in Hibernation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

29

Apr 2020

Damien B. C. M. De Walque, Jed Friedman, Roberta V. Gatti, Aaditya Mattoo

World Bank

How Two Tests Can Help Contain COVID-19 and Revive the Economy

28

Mar 2020

Norman V. Loayza, Steven Michael Pennings

World Bank

Macroeconomic Policy in the Time of COVID-19 : A Primer for Developing Countries

Presentation Slides | Event Materials (Development Policy and Covid-19 eSeminar Series) | Policy Summary

27

Jan 2020

Lay Lian Chuah, Norman V. Loayza, Bernard Myers

World Bank

The Fight against Corruption: Taming Tigers and Swatting Flies

26

Nov 2019

Facundo Abraham, Sergio L. Schmukler, José Tessada

World Bank, World Bank, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Using Big Data to Expand Financial Services: Benefits and Risks 

25

Oct 2019

J.P. Singh

George Mason University

How Do Cultural Differences Affect Trade Reciprocity between Developed and Developing Countries?

24

Jul 2019

Pedro M. G. Martins

World Bank

Structural Change Rediscovered: The Role of Human and Physical Capital

23

Jun 2019

Facundo Abraham, Sergio L. Schmukler, José Tessada

World Bank, World Bank, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Financial Innovation and Additionality: The Power of Economic Analysis and Data Analytics

22

Jun 2019

Shahridan Faiez, Vijayendra Rao

Think City, World Bank

Improving Governance through Enhanced Citizen Engagement: The Case of Malaysia

21

Feb 2019

Facundo Abraham, Sergio L. Schmukler, José Tessada

World Bank, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Robo-Advisors: Investing through Machines

20

Dec 2018

Norman Loayza

World Bank

Informality: Why Is It So Widespread and How Can It Be Reduced? 

19

Nov 2018

Ayhan Kose, Lieselotte Franziska Ohnsorge, Naotaka Sugawara

World Bank

Fiscal Space: Concept, Measurement, and Policy Implications

18

Oct 2018

Juan J. Cortina, Tatiana Didier, and Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank

Corporate Borrowing in Emerging Markets: Fairly Long Term, But Only for a Few

17

Oct 2018

Sharmila Devadas, Norman Loayza

World Bank

When Is a Current Account Deficit Bad?

16

Aug 2018

Lay Lian Chuah, Norman V. Loayza, and Achim D. Schmillen

World Bank

The Future of Work: Race with—not against—the Machine

15

May 2018

Ruth Llovet Montanes,
Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank

Financial Integration in East Asia and Pacific: Regional and Interregional Linkages

14

Apr 2018

Juan J. Cortina,
Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank

The Fintech Revolution: A Threat to Global Banking?

13

Mar 2018

Young Eun Kim, Norman Loayza 

World Bank

The Drive toward Universal Health Coverage

12

Feb 2018

Dorina Georgieva, Norman Loayza, and Fabian Mendez-Ramos

World Bank

Global Trade: Slowdown, Factors, and Policies

11

Nov 2017

Facundo Abraham,
Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank

Are Public Credit Guarantees Worth the Hype?

10

Oct 2017

Facundo Abraham,
Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank

A New Role for Development Banks?

9

Oct 2017

Facundo Abraham,
Sergio L. Schmukler

World Bank

Addressing the SME Finance Problem

8

Jul 2017

Michael Woolcock

World Bank

Enhancing the Quality of Public Service Delivery: Insights from Recent Research

7

May 2017

Lay Lian Chuah,
Norman Loayza

World Bank

Open Data: Differences and Implications across Countries

6

Mar 2017

Sharmila Devadas

World Bank

Threat or Help? The Effects of Unskilled Immigrant Workers on National Productivity Growth

5

Jan 2017

Fabian Mendez-Ramos,
Nina Paustian

World Bank

Measurement and Patterns of World Agribusiness Trade

4

Oct 2016

Norman Loayza,
Fabian Mendez-Ramos

World Bank

Should We Fear Foreign Exchange Depreciation?

3

Aug 2016

Young Eun Kim, Norman Loayza, Claudia Meza-Cuadra

World Bank    

Productivity as a Key to Economic Growth and Development

2

Mar 2016

Raian Divanbeigi, Nina Paustian, Norman Loayza

World Bank

Structural Transformation of the Agricultural Sector: a Primer

1

Mar 2016

Greg Larson, Norman Loayza, Michael Woolcock

World Bank

The Middle-Income Trap: Myth or Reality?

 





Blogs

Blogs, aimed at a wide audience, are used to communicate the main messages and outcomes from research and to discuss topical areas of current debate.

Date

Author

Title

May 6, 2020

Norman Loayza

Aid effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic: This time it must be better

Apr 7, 2020

Norman Loayza

Smart Containment and Mitigation Measures to Confront the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tailoring the Pandemic Response to the Realities of Poor and Developing Countries

Mar 5, 2020

Norman Loayza & Michael Woolcock

Designing good policies is one thing, implementing them is another

Jun 4, 2019

Fabian Mendez-Ramos

Uncertainty in Ending Extreme Poverty

Feb 12, 2019

Inci Otker

Building A More Resilient Caribbean to Natural Disasters and Climate Change

Jan 16, 2019

Carlos Végh, with Guillermo Vuletin and Daniel Riera-Crichton

On Risk and Black Swans in Developing Countries

Jan 10, 2019

Vijayendra Rao, with Paromita Sanyal 

Oral Democracy

Dec 10, 2018

Lay Lian Chuah, Norman V. Loayza, and Achim D. Schmillen

The Future of Work: Race with – not against – the Machine

Nov 28, 2018

Stéphane Hallegatte, with Brian Walsh and Jun Erik Rentschler

From Risk to Opportunity: Expanding the Risk Management Toolbox to Build More Resilient Societies

Nov 23, 2018

Norman Loayza

¿Cómo manejar una crisis?

Oct 25, 2018

Norman Loayza

The Winter is Coming: Crisis Management Should Be Prepared Before a Crisis Strikes, Not in the Midst of It

Jun 29, 2017

Norman Loayza

Industrial Policies Versus Public Goods to Spur Growth

May 24, 2017

Sharmila Devadas

Should a Country Limit Unskilled Immigrant Workers to Safeguard National Productivity Growth?

May 2, 2017

Ruth Llovet Montanes, with Tatiana Didier and Sergio L. Schmukler

Asia’s Financial Connections with the Rest of the World: Changing Patterns

Feb 23, 2017

Fabian Mendez Ramos, with Nina Paustian

Agribusiness Trade as a Pillar of Development: Measurement and Patterns

Jul 25, 2016

Norman Loayza

How to Defeat Terrorism: Intelligence, Integration and Development

Jul 20, 2016

World Bank 
Feature Story

New Study Reveals the Complexity of the Informal Sector

Jul 20, 2016

Michael Woolcock

Using Case Studies to Explore and Explain Complex Interventions

Jun 2, 2016

Norman Loayza, with Jamele Rigolini

Do Local Communities Benefit from Mining?

May 26, 2016

Michael Woolcock

Policy-Practice Mismatches: Insights from Indigenous Affairs

Dec 22, 2015

Michael Woolcock

Beyond the Quest for "Policy Implications": Alternative Options for Applied Development Researchers