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Islam, Roumeen

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Works: 53 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 4,390 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD76, 338.9
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Publications about Roumeen Islam
Publications by Roumeen Islam
Most widely held works by Roumeen Islam
The right to tell : the role of mass media in economic development by World Bank Institute( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
The media industry plays a critical role in any economy. It can influence economic, political, and social outcomes. The media serves as a voice of the people and can disseminate important economic information. It can promote greater degrees of freedom and can foster a freer flow of information. This book is concerned with the factors which determine how the media industry supports economic progress. It cites examples which show the value of the information provided by the media. Contributors to this publication include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature and Colombian journalist and writer, Robert J. Shiller, author of Irrational Exuberance, and Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for Economics and Columbia University Professor
Building institutions for markets by World Bank( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"This report is about building institutions that support markets which promote growth and reduce poverty. It analyzes the myriad of institutions--formal and informal, public and private--that people build and use to undertake activities that maximize returns and to manage risk in markets. These institutions range from unwritten customs and traditions to complex legal codes that regulate international commerce on the cutting edge of technology. Some developing countries have been able to harness such market-supporting institutions to improve the welfare of their people, but others have not yet achieved the same degree of success. Drawing on a wealth of research and experience from inside and outside the World Bank, this 23rd edition of the World Development Report moves toward a deeper understanding of market-supporting institutions and a better appreciation of how people can build such institutions."--Book cover
Information and public choice : from media markets to policy making by Roumeen Islam( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
"Information and Public Choice addresses the factors that affect the content and reach of news coverage as well as its impact on public policy. The book addresses both market constraints that affect media - particularly news content - and the impact that news reporting has on economic and political choices. The authors examine the range of issues, including bias or slant in media report that the impact of market and nonmarket factors on news reporting, and the role of government regulation of the media sector in developing countries. A guide for those concerned about the impact of media on economic and political outcomes, Information and Public Choice draws attention to an under-researched yet important area of economics."--book jacket
World trade indicators 2008 : benchmarking policy and performance by Roumeen Islam( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 libraries worldwide
The World Trade Indicators (WTI) database and ranking tool cover country level indicators of trade performance and policies and institutions that affect trade. The purpose of this initiative by the World Bank is to benchmark progress in these areas while highlighting important data gaps. The value of timely, good-quality data for policy making and effective international negotiations cannot be underestimated. Such data are also needed for reducing transactions costs for businesses. This publication summarizes patterns in world trade policy and trade outcomes revealed by the WTI database, focusing mainly on regional and income level variations and providing the context to help evaluate individual country progress. It is hoped that this initiative, by benchmarking country performance in various policy and outcome areas, will enhance the ability of policy makers to design and implement needed trade-related reforms. It is also hoped that countries will be further encouraged to produce better and more up to date data and make it publicly available, both domestically and in international databases, in a timely manner
Growing faster, finding jobs : choices for Morocco by World Bank( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Le droit d'informer : le rôle des médias dans le développement économique by World Bank( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Should capital flows be regulated? : a look at the issues and policies by Roumeen Islam( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 libraries worldwide
What policies can emerging markets use to improve risk management in open, liberalized markets?
Fiscal adjustment and contingent government liabilities : case studies of the Czech Republic and Macedonia by Hana Polackova Brixi( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Governments' contingent liabilities increase fiscal vulnerability, but are omitted in traditional measures of the current deficit. In the Czech Republic this omission may mean that fiscal adjustment has been overstated by 3 to 4 percent of annual GDP, with future budgets having to pay for past guarantees. The stock of existing contingent liabilities in Macedonia could add 2 to 4 percent of GDP to that country's future deficits
What are the right institutions in a globalizing world? and-- can we keep them if we've found them? by Roumeen Islam( file )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"Greater trade integration has often been viewed as requiring greater standardization in institutions, without which the benefits of trade do not materialize. There are many current debates concerning the degree and area of standardization needed and these debates are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. This paper, drawing on both the fiscal federalism and the trade literature, argues that increasing trade integration is consistent with a wide array of institutional choices. The final outcome, in terms of which institutions have prevailed, has depended substantially on political pressures for standardization and not necessarily on a clear assessment of economic gains. This paper--a product of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division, World Bank Institute--is part of a larger effort in the institute to understand the concept of 'good' governance and to disseminate its work in this area"--World Bank web site
What determines the quality of institutions? by Roumeen Islam( file )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Trade openness has a significant impact on institutional quality, while inequality and ethnic diversity are not robustly correlated with institutional quality
Do more transparent governments govern better? by Roumeen Islam( file )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Islam explores the link between information flows and governance or institutional quality. Economic theory expounds on the importance of information on economic outcomes either through its direct effect on prices and quantities or through its effect on other factors such as institutions and the quality of governance. She shows that countries with better information flows also govern better. Two kinds of indicators are used to assess better information flows. One index is based on the existence of freedom of information laws. A second index called the "transparency" index measures the frequency with which economic data are published in countries around the world. Empirical analysis shows that countries which have better information flows as measured by both indicators have better quality governance. This paper--a product of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division, World Bank Institute--is part of a larger effort in the institute to disseminate its work on institutions and governance
Does aid help improve economic institutions ? by Decio Coviello( file )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"Aid is expected to promote better living standards by raising investment and growth. But aid may also affect institutions directly. In theory, these effects may or may not work in the same direction as those on investment. The authors examine the effect of aid on economic institutions and find that aid has neither a positive nor a negative impact on existing measures of economic institutions. They find the results using pooled data for non-overlapping five-year periods, confirmed by pooled annual regressions for a large panel of countries and by pure cross-section regressions. The authors explicitly allow for time invariant effects that are country specific and find the results to be robust to model specifications, estimation methods, and different data sets. "--World Bank web site
Economic Information And Finance More Information Means More Credit, Fewer Bad Loans, And Less Corruption by Roumeen Islam( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
This paper builds on recent work that shows how financial sector outcomes are affected by the provision of information by financial and other entities. In particular, it shows that an indicator of economic transparency is positively related to higher levels of private credit and a lower share of nonperforming loans even after accounting for factors commonly believed to influence financial sector development in cross-country empirical estimation. Timely access to economic data allows investors to make better decisions on investments and to better monitor banks' financial health. Greater economic transparency raises accountability and lowers corruption in bank lending
Trade and harmonization if your institutions are good, does it matter if they are different ? by Ariell Reshef( file )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"Good institutional quality (function) and similar institutional design (form) can promote international trade by reducing transactions costs. The authors evaluate the relative importance of function versus form in a gravity model, using an indicator of different legal systems as a proxy for differences in form, together with indicators of overall institutional quality. They find that good institutions promote trade much more than similar legal systems and have much more explanatory power. This effect is economically large-up to 10 times the effect of different legal systems. Moreover, better infrastructure matters as much as good institutions. "--World Bank web site
Building institutions for markets ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Does aid help improve economic institutions? by Decio Coviello( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Aid is expected to promote better living standards by raising investment and growth. But aid may also affect institutions directly. In theory, these effects may or may not work in the same direction as those on investment. The authors examine the effect of aid on economic institutions and find that aid has neither a positive nor a negative impact on existing measures of economic institutions. They find the results using pooled data for non-overlapping five-year periods, confirmed by pooled annual regressions for a large panel of countries and by pure cross-section regressions. The authors explicitly allow for time invariant effects that are country specific and find the results to be robust to model specifications, estimation methods, and different data sets."--World Bank web site
Trade and harmonization : if your institutions are good, does it matter if they are different? by Roumeen Islam( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Good institutional quality (function) and similar institutional design (form) can promote international trade by reducing transactions costs. The authors evaluate the relative importance of function versus form in a gravity model, using an indicator of different legal systems as a proxy for differences in form, together with indicators of overall institutional quality. They find that good institutions promote trade much more than similar legal systems and have much more explanatory power. This effect is economically large-up to 10 times the effect of different legal systems. Moreover, better infrastructure matters as much as good institutions."--World Bank web site
Economic information and finance : more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption by Roumeen Islam( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This paper builds on recent work that shows how financial sector outcomes are affected by the provision of information by financial and other entities. In particular, it shows that an indicator of economic transparency is positively related to higher levels of private credit and a lower share of nonperforming loans even after accounting for factors commonly believed to influence financial sector development in cross-country empirical estimation. Timely access to economic data allows investors to make better decisions on investments and to better monitor banks' financial health. Greater economic transparency raises accountability and lowers corruption in bank lending
Institutional reform and the judiciary : which way forward? by Roumeen Islam( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Islam presents some general lessons in institution-building that has relevance for judiciary reform. She emphasizes the value of simplicity in design commensurate with country capacity, the importance of innovation and experimentation, and of economic openness in effective institution-building. The author underscores how the incentives of individuals depend on both the details of institutional design within the judiciary and also some critical institutions external to the judiciary. Finally she argues for the need to ground reform initiatives on a solid empirical and comparative approach. The author illustrates some of these issues by drawing on a recent project conducted by the World Bank and other institutions. This paper--a product of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division, World Bank Institute--is based on word done for World Development Report 2002: Building Institutions for Markets
Institutional reform and the judiciary which way forward? by Roumeen Islam( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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