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Islam, Roumeen

Works: 56 works in 176 publications in 2 languages and 3,495 library holdings
Classifications: HD76, 338.9
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Building institutions for markets by World Bank( file )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 992 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
The right to tell the role of mass media in economic development ( file )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 991 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
Information and public choice : from media markets to policy making ( Book )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
The ability of the media to affect outcomes in economic and political markets has been well documented. News reporting and advertising influence consumer behavior in goods and services markets by revealing (or selectively revealing) information about a product, acting as agenda setters to influence consumer demand, or enhancing competition in markets by alerting consumers to substitutes. In political markets, they can affect behavior by informing voters about a politician's views or actions, enlightening citizens to outcomes of public policy, or taking a stance on political, social, or economi
World trade indicators 2008 benchmarking policy and performance by Roumeen Islam( file )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
The World Bank's 'World Trade Indicators' (WTI) database on the CD-ROM in this volume provides more than 300 performance indicators measuring at-the-border and behind-the-border country trade policy, institutions, and outcomes from 1995 to 2007. The database allows each country to be ranked by any policy or performance dimension relative to others. Trade-at-a-Glance tables for the 210 countries in the database facilitate comparisons among countries in key areas. Complementing the rich database are Trade Briefs for 142 developing countries summarizing insights from the data and the main finding
Growing faster, finding jobs : choices for Morocco by Banco Mundial( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 81 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 72 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 63 libraries worldwide
What policies can emerging markets use to improve risk management in open, liberalized markets?
Trade and harmonization : if your institutions are good, does it matter if they are different? by Roumeen Islam( file )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 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
Fiscal adjustment and contingent government liabilities : case studies of the Czech Republic and Macedonia by Hana Polackova Brixi( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 59 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
Does aid help improve economic institutions? by Decio Coviello( file )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 58 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
What are the right institutions in a globalizing world? and ... can we keep them if we've found them? by Roumeen Islam( file )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 57 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( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Trade openness has a significant impact on institutional quality, while inequality and ethnic diversity are not robustly correlated with institutional quality
Institutional reform and the judiciary : which way forward? by Roumeen Islam( file )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Economic information and finance more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption by Roumeen Islam( file )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 51 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
Do more transparent governments govern better? by Roumeen Islam( file )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
The macroeconomics of public sector deficits : the case of Ghana by Roumeen Islam( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The great crisis and fiscal institutions in eastern and central Europe and central Asia by Luca Barbone( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries 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 countries' 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( file )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 15 libraries 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
Une croissance plus forte, des opportunités d'emploi : des choix à faire pour le Maroc ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Should Capital Flows Be Regulated? A Look at the Issues and Policies by Roumeen Islam( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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