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Hoffmaister, Alexander W.

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Works: 24 works in 101 publications in 2 languages and 517 library holdings
Classifications: HD2756.5, 332.17530982
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Publications by Alexander W Hoffmaister
Most widely held works by Alexander W Hoffmaister
Contagion, bank lending spreads, and output fluctuations by Pierre-Richard Agénor( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A positive historical shock to external spreads can lead to an increase in domestic spreads and a reduction in the cyclical component of output. Shocks to external spreads immediately after the Mexican peso crisis had a sizable effect on movements in output and domestic interest rate spreads in Argentina
The credit crunch in East Asia : what can bank excess liquid assets tell us? by Pierre-Richard Agénor( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
A two-step approach is used to assess the extent to which the credit crunch in East Asia was supply- or demand-driven. The results for Thailand suggest that the contraction in bank lending that accompanied the crisis was the result of supply factors
International R&D Spillovers and Institutions by David T Coe( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
The empirical analysis in "International R&D Spillovers" (Coe and Helpman, 1995) is first revisited by applying modern panel cointegration estimation techniques to an expanded data set that we have constructed for the purpose of this study. The new estimates confirm the key results reported in Coe and Helpman about the impact of domestic and foreign R&D capital stocks on TFP. In addition, we show that domestic and foreign R&D capital stocks have measurable impacts on TFP even after controlling for the impact of human capital. Furthermore, we extend the analysis to include institutional variables, such as legal origin and patent protection, in order to allow for parameter heterogeneity based on a country's institutional characteristics. The results suggest that institutional differences are important determinants of total factor productivity and that they impact the degree of R&D spillovers
North-South R&D spillovers by David T Coe( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
North-South trade : is Africa unusual? by David T Coe( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The importance of international trade in the process of economic development and its association with economic growth have received increasing attention. A number of factors explain this renewed emphasis on trade. The most obvious is the success of many developing countries that have adopted outward-oriented development strategies. This success became increasingly visible by the early 1980s in many fast-growing countries of the Pacific Rim. Strong performance in these countries stood in sharp contrast to earlier, unsuccessful experiences of inward-oriented, import-substitution strategies in some of the same countries, and to the relatively poor performance of other developing countries that did not embrace outward-oriented strategies
International R & D spillovers : a re-examination by David T Coe( file )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The empirical analysis in "International R & D Spillovers" (Coe and Helpman, 1995) is first revisited by applying modern panel cointegration estimation techniques to an expanded data set that we have constructed for the purpose of this study. The new estimates confirm the key results reported in Coe and Helpman about the impact of domestic and foreign R & D capital stocks on TFP. In addition, we show that domestic and foreign R & D capital stocks have measurable impacts on TFP even after controlling for the impact of human capital. Furthermore, we extend the analysis to include institutional variables, such as legal origin and patent protection, in order to allow for parameter heterogeneity based on a country's institutional characteristics. The results suggest that institutional differences are important determinants of total factor productivity and that they impact the degree of R & D spillovers
The Cost of export subsidies : evidence from Costa Rica by Alexander W Hoffmaister( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This paper develops a model to estimate the effects of export subsidies on the supply of exports. Using data from Costa Rica over the 1980's, it is shown that while the export subsidy scheme in operation led to an increase in exports, the direct fiscal costs of the scheme were quite large. Furthermore, the subsidy scheme led to a significant increase of imports. These results suggest that elimination of export subsidies would not have a particular harmful effect on the trade balance, and would increase the fiscal position and generate economic efficiency besides
Credibility and the cost of export subsidies by Alexander W Hoffmaister( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Recurring balance of payments crisis in countries that pursued import substitution have led some of them to establish a variety of export incentives, in particular subsidies, as a way to revive and re-orient their economies. However, exporters are likely to be uncertain of the government's commitment to export promotion because of the year of neglect. This paper analyzes the issue of the credibility of export subsidies and suggests that a government is able to convince exporters of its commitment only at a cost, which reduces the attractiveness of promoting exports by means of subsidies
Coping with Spain's Aging by Alexander W Hoffmaister( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This paper evaluates the macroeconomic and welfare effects of extending the averaging period used to calculate pension benefits in a pay-as-you-go system. It also examines the complementarities between reforms extending the averaging period and those increasing the retirement age under alternative tax policies. The analysis is based on a model in the Auerbach-Kotlikoff tradition applied to the Spanish economy. Without reforms, the simulations suggest that aging-related spending as a share of output will increase 16 percentage points by 2050, which are twice as much as in European Commission (2
Credit Crunch in East Asia What Can Bank Excess Liquid Assets Tell Us? by Pierre-Richard Agénor( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Contagion, Bank Lending Spreads, and Output Fluctuations by Pierre-Richard Agénor( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Spain, selected issues by Luis Felipe Céspedes( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Barriers to retail competition and prices evidence from Spain by Alexander W Hoffmaister( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Why do prices in Spain's regions fail to converge? The prime suspects for this puzzling result are differences in regional barriers to entry in retail distribution. This paper develops a Cournot-Nash model of imperfect competition to illustrate the effect of barriers on prices. A unique data set-derived from an extensive analysis of competition policies in Spain- provides evidence that barriers to entry increase regional prices. The evidence also suggests that, consistent with the model's predictions, barriers to entry raise prices up to a point, and thus indicate that barriers have a threshold effect on prices
North-South R & D spillovers by David T Coe( Computer File )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
We examine the extent to which developing countries that do little, if any research and development themselves benefit from R & D that is performed in the industrial countries. By trading with an industrial country that has large 'stocks of knowledge' from its cumulative R & D activities, a developing country can boost its productivity by importing a larger variety of intermediate products and capital equipment embodying foreign knowledge, and by acquiring useful information that would otherwise be costly to obtain. Our empirical results, which are based on observations over the 1971-90 period for 77 developing countries, suggest that R & D spillovers from the industrial countries in the North to the developing countries in the South are substantial
Macroeconomic fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa by Alexander W Hoffmaister( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The generally disappointing growth in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years reflects the difficulties posed by institutional and economic factors including the lack of resource endowments, the low level of human capital, the administrative, legal, and institutional framework, the stance of financial policies, and structural policies that have often been distortionary. These factors coupled with an adverse external environment-with significant declines in terms of trade-have all contributed to hinder sustained economic growth in the region
Contagion, bank lending spreads, and output fluctuations by Pierre-Richard Agénor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A positive historical shock to external spreads can lead to an increase in domestic spreads and a reduction in the cyclical component of output. Shocks to external spreads immediately after the Mexican peso crisis had a sizable effect on movements in output and domestic interest rate spreads in Argentina
The credit crunch in East Asia : what can bank excess liquid assets tell us? by Pierre-Richard Agénor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reducción del deficit fiscal : anuncio, credibilidad e implementación, Costa Rica, 1978-1982 by Alexander W Hoffmaister( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Costa Rica, the macroeconomics of the 1980's : credibility issues of macroeconomic stabilization and export promotion by Alexander W Hoffmaister( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Republic of Poland selected issues and statistical appendix by Christina Daseking( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Hoffmaister, A.
Hoffmaister, A. (Alexander)
Hoffmaister A., Alexander W.
Hoffmaister, A. W.
Hoffmaister, Alexander
Languages
English (94)
Spanish (1)
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