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December 2006
 
Title: Trade Liberalization, Macroeconomic Adjustment, and Welfare: Unifying Trade and Macro Models
Author/Editor: Choudhri, Ehsan U. ; Faruqee, Hamid ; Tokarick, Stephen
Series: Working Paper No. 06/304
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Economic conditions | Economic models | Trade liberalization
Author's Keyword(s): Trade liberalization | macroeconomic adjustment | welfare cost of tariffs
 
Title: Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict: The Case of the Central African Republic
Author/Editor: Bakhache, Said ; Lewis, Mark ; Kalonji, Kadima D. ; Nachega, Jean-Claude
Series: Working Paper No. 06/303
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Competition | Central African Republic | Foreign exchange | Trade | Transport | Governance
Author's Keyword(s): Competitiveness
 
Title: On Myopic Equilibria in Dynamic Games with Endogenous Discounting
Author/Editor: Bolt, Wilko ; Tieman, Alexander F.
Series: Working Paper No. 06/302
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Banks | Loans | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Dynamic game | myopic equilibrium | discounting | equilibrium selection
 
Title: The Shortcomings of a Partial Release of Employment Protection Laws: The Case of the 2005 French Reform
Author/Editor: Cahuc, Pierre ; Carcillo, Stéphane
Series: Working Paper No. 06/301
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Employment policy | France | Labor markets | Social safety nets | Unemployment | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Employment protection | labor contract | reform | search models
 
Title: A VAR Analysis of Kenya's Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism: How Does the Central Bank's REPO Rate Affect the Economy?
Author/Editor: Cheng, Kevin C.
Series: Working Paper No. 06/300
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Monetary policy | Kenya | Central banks | Interest rates | Exchange rates | Prices | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Monetary Policy | monetary transmission mechanism
 
Title: Recent Dynamics of Crude Oil Prices
Author/Editor: Krichene, Noureddine
Series: Working Paper No. 06/299
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Oil prices | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Characteristic function | crude oil | cumulants | drift | Fourier inversion | jump-diffusion | kurtosis | option pricing | skewness | variance-gamma distribution | volatility
 
Title: Tax, Welfare, and Pension Reforms in Slovenia: Implications for Work Incentives and Labor Participation
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe ; Tuladhar, Anita
Series: Working Paper No. 06/298
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Labor supply | Slovenia | Labor policy | Tax reforms | Pensions | Early retirement incentives
Author's Keyword(s): Labor particiaption | retirement | pensions | taxation | welfare | Slovenia
 
Title: Bank Risk-Taking and Competition Revisited: New Theory and New Evidence
Author/Editor: Boyd, John H. ; De Nicoló, Gianni ; Jalal, Abu M.
Series: Working Paper No. 06/297
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Bank soundness | Competition | Profits | Asset management | Resource allocation | Risk management | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Bank competition | concentration | risk | asset allocations
 
Title: Economic Integration and Financial Stability: A European Perspective
Author/Editor: De Nicoló, Gianni ; Tieman, Alexander F.
Series: Working Paper No. 06/296
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Financial stability | Europe | European Union | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Financial stability | economic integration | Europe
 
Title: Probabilistic Sustainability of Public Debt: A Vector Autoregression Approach for Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey
Author/Editor: Tanner, Evan ; Samaké, Issouf
Series: Working Paper No. 06/295
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Fiscal policy | Brazil | Mexico | Turkey | Emerging markets | Public debt | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Tax smoothing | sustainability | vector autoregression | historical decomposition | primary surplus
 
Title: Effects of Globalization on Labor's Share in National Income
Author/Editor: Guscina, Anastasia
Series: Working Paper No. 06/294
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Labor | National income accounts | Globalization | Labor productivity | Employment policy | Trade policy
Author's Keyword(s): Labor's share | capital's share | globalization | productivity | trade | labor protection | bargaining power | compensation share | national income | employment share | the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem
 
Title: Corporate Governance Quality: Trends and Real Effects
Author/Editor: De Nicoló, Gianni ; Laeven, Luc ; Ueda, Kenichi
Series: Working Paper No. 06/293
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Corporate governance | Transparency | Economic growth | Gross domestic product | Productivity | Investment
Author's Keyword(s): Corporate governance | disclosure | transparency | economic growth | productivity
 
Title: The Rise of Foreign Investment in China's Banks: Taking Stock
Author/Editor: Leigh, Lamin ; Podpiera, Richard
Series: Working Paper No. 06/292
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Foreign investment | China | Banks | Bank reforms | World Trade Organization | China, People's Republic of
Author's Keyword(s): Foreign investment | China | banks | WTO | banking reforms
 
Title: Rebalancing China's Economy: What Does Growth Theory Tell Us?
Author/Editor: Aziz, Jahangir
Series: Working Paper No. 06/291
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Economic growth | China | Economic policy | Bank reforms | Financial sector | Capital markets | Capital | Consumption | Investment | Exports | Economic models | China, People's Republic of
Author's Keyword(s): Business cycle accounting | rebalancing growth | financial distortions
 
Title: A Gravity Model of Workers' Remittances
Author/Editor: Lueth, Erik ; Ruiz-Arranz, Marta
Series: Working Paper No. 06/290
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Workers remittances | Developing countries | Capital inflows | Business cycles | Financial sector | Exchange rate policy | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Bilateral remittance flows | gravity model
 
Title: Testing the Transparency Benefits of Inflation Targeting: Evidence from Private Sector Forecasts
Author/Editor: Crowe, Christopher W.
Series: Working Paper No. 06/289
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Inflation targeting | Inflation | Economic forecasting | Central banks | Transparency | Private sector | Forecasting models | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Inflation targeting | inflation forecasts | Central Bank transparency | propensity score matching
 
Title: Regulatory Lessons from the Crisis of Costa Rica's Mutual Fund Industry
Author/Editor: Carvajal, Ana
Series: Working Paper No. 06/288
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Securities markets | Costa Rica | Stock markets | Securities regulations | Financial systems | Financial crisis | Emerging markets | Developing countries
Author's Keyword(s): Collective investment schemes | mutual funds | securities markets
 
Title: Volatility and Growth in Latin America: An Episodic Approach
Author/Editor: Sahay, Ratna ; Goyal, Rishi
Series: Working Paper No. 06/287
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Economic growth | Latin America | Economic reforms | Economic policy | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Growth | volatility | structural reforms | Latin America | episodic approach
 
Title: Managing and Controlling Extrabudgetary Funds
Author/Editor: Allen, Richard ; Radev, Dimitar
Series: Working Paper No. 06/286
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Public finance | Government expenditures | Government accounting | Fiscal management
Author's Keyword(s): Extrabudgetary fund | fiscal earmarking | agency model
 
Title: How Does the Introduction of Health Insurance Change the Equity in the Health Care Provision in Bulgaria?
Author/Editor: Markova, Nora
Series: Working Paper No. 06/285
Date: December 01, 2006
Subject(s): Health care | Bulgaria | Public finance | Insurance | Income distribution | Social indicators | Poverty | Economic models
Author's Keyword(s): Health care financing | equity in health care financing | income inequality | redistribution