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Working PaperThe Evolution of Vietnamese Industry
The transfer from an import-substitution to an export-orientation strategy has been in effect in Vietnam since the reform process, Doi Moi, necessitating the reformulation of macroeconomic, trading and sectoral policies...Deregulation Evolutionary economics Industrial policy
Working PaperThe Dynamics of Land Titling Regularization and Market Development
We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poo...Deregulation Land reform Land tenure
Book ChapterFinancial Liberalization in Vietnam: Impact on Loans from Informal, Formal, and Semi-formal Providers
From the book: Linking the Formal and Informal EconomyDeregulation Finance Financial institutions
Working PaperUnsustainable Debt Burden and Poverty in Pakistan: A Case for Enhanced HIPC Initiative
The financing of Pakistan’s substantial current account deficits within the framework of IMF and the World Bank structural adjustment programmes—about 6 per cent of GDP in the early 1990s led to a debt crisis in the late 1990s...Debts, Public Deregulation Financial institutions, International
Book ChapterGlobal Macroeconomic Management
From the book: Governing GlobalizationCapital assets pricing model Capital market Deregulation
Book ChapterInstitutional Cultures and Regulatory Relationships in a Liberalizing Health Care System: A Tanzanian Case Study
From the book: Group Behaviour and DevelopmentCorporate culture Deregulation Health care
Book ChapterManaging Capital Surges in Emerging Economies
From the book: Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic CrisesCapital market Deregulation Economic policy
Book ChapterCuba: The Stalled Transition
From the book: Transition and InstitutionsCommunist state Deregulation Free enterprise
Book ChapterTransitional Recession: Expectations, Reality, Interpretations
From the book: From Shock to TherapyDeregulation Free trade Supply and demand
Book ChapterThe Washington Consensus Revisited
From the book: From Shock to TherapyDeregulation Free trade Post-communism
Working PaperThe J-curve is a Gamma-curve: Initial welfare Consequences of Price Liberalization in Eastern Europe
A one-good, representative consumer model of the pre-reform consumer sector of transition economies is developed. An equation is derived that permits empirical estimation of the welfare effect of price liberalization...Deregulation Economic policy Prices