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Islam, Roumeen

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Works: 50 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 4,141 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 394 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 )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 269 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 255 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 )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 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 ( 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 )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 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 determines the quality of institutions? by Roumeen Islam( file )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Trade openness has a significant impact on institutional quality, while inequality and ethnic diversity are not robustly correlated with institutional quality
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 36 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 36 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
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
What are the right institutions in a globalizing world? and-- can we keep them if we've found them? by Roumeen Islam( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 33 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
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 )
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
The macroeconomics of public sector deficits : the case of Ghana by Roumeen Islam( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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 3 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
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
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
What Are the Right Institutions in a Globalizing World? And ... Can We Keep Them if We e Found Them? by Islam( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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