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Islam, Roumeen

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Works: 53 works in 162 publications in 2 languages and 4,399 library holdings
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Publications by Roumeen Islam
Most widely held works by Roumeen Islam
Building institutions for markets by World Bank( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 263 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
World trade indicators 2008 : benchmarking policy and performance by Roumeen Islam( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
"The companion volume to the World Trade Indicators 2008 highlights the main patterns in policy and performance revealed by the database grouping countries by region or income. The 20 best and 20 worst country rankings for a number of indicators are shown. For country policy makers, trade negotiators, and advisors, this volume provides the rich context within which to interpret a single country's standing on various dimensions. Business people will gain new insights about the countries in which they and their competitors operate. Trade researchers will find tantalizing country stories on trade policy and institutional dimensions and trade outcomes."--BOOK JACKET
Growing faster, finding jobs : choices for Morocco by World Bank( Book )
5 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 74 libraries worldwide
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 37 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( file )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 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
What are the right institutions in a globalizing world? and-- can we keep them if we've found them? by Roumeen Islam( file )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 35 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
Institutional reform and the judiciary which way forward? by Roumeen Islam( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Building institutions for markets ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Economic information and finance : more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption by Roumeen Islam( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 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
Macroeconomic Context and Fiscal Policy Design Europe and Central Asia during 2000???2012 by Roumeen Islam( file )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the interaction between fiscal policy and the broader macroeconomic context in open economies. It asks two questions. First, what was the relationship between fiscal policy and current account balances in countries in Europe and Central Asia during the past dozen years? Second, how might changes in (a) output composition and (b) financial sector profitability affect revenues and thus, the assessment of the underlying structural fiscal balance? The study finds that, for flexible exchange rate countries, expansionary fiscal policy has been associated with wider current account deficits. Moreover, changes in net exports and in financial sector profitability may have significant impacts on fiscal balances because of changes in revenues from the value-added tax and the corporate profits tax as a share of gross domestic product. These findings suggest that the countries of Europe and Central Asia have reason to be prudent in terms of fiscal policy choices, even as gross domestic product rises
The great crisis and fiscal institutions in eastern and central Europe and central Asia by Luca Barbone( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper examines fiscal outcomes in Eastern and Central European countries before and during the global crisis of 2008-2010. These outcomes are evaluated in the context of overall changes in fiscal institutions and global market conditions. Eastern and Central European countriesÖ' situations improved dramatically in the pre-crisis period as tax revenues boomed, and fiscal institutions were reformed. Expenditures increased quite significantly in real terms for some of the countries in the pre-crisis era so that when tax revenues collapsed in the wake of the crisis, the countries were left with large deficits. Institutional reform helped countries manage their fiscal situations better, but the crisis also exposed shortcomings of the status quo. In the post-crisis period, fiscal institutions aimed at promoting fiscal discipline are being strengthened. Governments will also need to take a closer look at the sustainability of current expenditure patterns, particularly the strong emphasis on social expenditures
Of floods and droughts : the economic and financial crisis of 2008 by Raj Nallari( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper provides an overview of the period prior to the recent global crisis, and the policies that were adopted around the world in response to the crisis. It highlights a number of key issues regarding economic and financial policies that governments have faced both globally and nationally. These are related to the management of boom and bust episodes that deserve more attention in policy circles in the future
Growth Recovery in Southern Europe : a Dozen Lessons, Old and New by Roumeen Islam( file )
2 editions published in 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain entered a period of severe economic and financial stress in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis. Their collective experience confirmed the primacy of total debt, private or public, in affecting the onset of, depth of, and recovery from economic crises. The year 2010 and the years following have demonstrated the ways in which policy responses to crisis-related downturns must be adapted when major international partners experience simultaneous growth slowdowns and markets exhibit increased risk aversion. This paper compares the recovery experience of these countries in light of recent policy debates and research on the impact of macroeconomic and structural reforms. It highlights that (a) the quality of the policies adopted to stabilize economies in the short run affects growth recovery in the long run; and (b) macroeconomic policies (fiscal and monetary) are most effective in supporting growth when they take into account structural differences between countries and when policies complement each other. The country experiences indicate that a holistic view of factors affecting investment, exports, and employment is needed to understand the impact of macroeconomic and structural reforms on output. In the absence of such a holistic view, policy may neglect to influence the binding constraints to growth
 
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