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Alam, Asad

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Works: 19 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 1,420 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HC244.Z9, 339.460947
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Growth, Poverty, and Inequality Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union by Asad Alam( file )
18 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
"While the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have made significant progress in reducing poverty during 1998-2003, poverty and vulnerability remain significant problems. More than 60 million are poor and more than 150 million are vulnerable. Most of the poor are the working poor. Many others face deprivations in terms of access and quality of public services. Regional inequalities both between and within countries are large. The highest levels of absolute poverty are found in the poor countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus, but most of the region's poor and vulnerable are in middle income countries."
Unleashing prosperity productivity growth in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by Asad Alam( file )
19 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Over the past few years, the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union have seen rapid productivity growth that has driven up living standards and reduced poverty. Unleashing Prosperity examines the microfoundations of the recent growth. The report shows that these countries have enjoyed substantial productivity gains from the reallocation of labor and capital to more productive sectors and firms, from the entry of new firms and the exit of obsolete firms, and from the more efficient use of resources. Unleashing Prosperity also illustrates that policy reforms that promote governa
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan : a tale of two transition paths? by Asad Alam( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Despite a common parentage for most of the twentietch century, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan followed seemingly different paths in the transition to a market economy. Uzbekistan adopted a cautious gradual approach to market reform, while Kazakhstan followed a more aggresive strategy. But has Kazakhstan done better economically?
A decade of fiscal transition by Asad Alam( file )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Transition literature has emphasized stabilization and enterprise restructuring. Both cross-country analyses and country-specific studies have tended to focus on fiscal stabilization and its indicators, highlighting the importance of quantitative fiscal adjustment to stabilization outcomes. Less attention has been paid to the qualitative dimensions of fiscal adjustment in transition. Alam and Sundberg take stock of the extent to which fiscal adjustment has occurred during the first decade of transition in both qualitative and quantitative dimensions. They define quality as the extent to which: (1) pro-growth expenditure essential for creating future economic and social assets are maintained; (2) pro-poor expenditure, such as poverty-targeted transfers, necessary to ensure income for the poor and vulnerable are adequately provided; and (3) fiscal risks, impinging on both expenditure and revenue, are managed through transition. The authors conclude that while the quantitative magnitude of the fiscal adjustment was dramatic, the quality of this adjustment has compromised the social and economic objectives of transition, particularly in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). They draw four main conclusions: Investments in public services fell in both absolute and relative terms; Reduced spending on government transfers contributed to a sharp increase in income inequality in the CIS; Fiscal risks increased during the transition; Initial conditions allowed Central European and Baltic countries to maintain higher expenditures, which may have contributed to their faster economic recovery and political support for the reforms. The authors argue that the challenge today for fiscal policy in these countries is to facilitate the transition-particularly in reallocating resources from large state-owned enterprises to new small and medium-size firms, and providing priority public services and targeted transfers to assist those adversely affected by transition and reverse the deterioration in social outcomes. The interplay between fiscal policies and institutional arrangements is increasingly important as transition economies embark on their second decade of reforms. In particular, incentives embedded in the institutional arrangements for fiscal management needs to be strengthened so that policies, resources, and outcomes can be better aligned, and the fiscal adjustment is consistent with qualitative considerations. This paper-a product of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region-is part of a larger effort in the region to understand economic transition in former centrally planned economies. The authors may be contacted at aalam@worldbank.org or msundberg@worldbank.org
A Decade of Fiscal Transition by Asad Alam( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The new trade theory and its relevance to the trade policies of developing countries by Asad Alam( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Unleashing prosperity productivity growth in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Trade policy reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean during the 1980s by Asad Alam( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan a Tale of Two Transition Paths by Arup Banerji( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Labor standards and comparative advantage by Asad Alam( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The new trade theory and its relevance to the trade policies of developing countries ( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Democracy And Reforms ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - a tale of two transition paths by Asad Alam( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The new trade theory and its relevance for developing countries by Asad Alam( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A decade of fiscal transition by Asad Alam( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Growth, poverty, and inequality : Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union ( Article )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan : a tale of two transition paths? by Asad Alam( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Despite a common parentage for most of the twentietch century, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan followed seemingly different paths in the transition to a market economy. Uzbekistan adopted a cautious gradual approach to market reform, while Kazakhstan followed a more aggresive strategy. But has Kazakhstan done better economically?
Trade policy reform in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1980s by Asad Alam( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Satisfaction with life and service delivery in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union some insights from the 2006 life in transition survey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The past two decades in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have been times of tremendous change, with countries undergoing rapid transformation from centrally-planned to market-oriented economies. While poverty increased during the initial years of transition, primarily on account of the sharp economic contraction, the resurgence of economic growth in the region since 1998 has resulted in a rebound in household incomes and living standards. Data from the 2006 Life in Transition Survey (LiTS)--a joint initiative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank--p
 
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ʿAlam, Asad
ʿIlm, Asad
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English (72)
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