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Both research and operational writings from the various governance projects at the World Bank Institute can found organized by category under  Working Papers & Articles. If you would like to know more about a paper, see what others think, or make a comment, click on "Abstract". To download a paper directly, click on "Full Text." For additional resources such as articles in Other Languages click here; for selected media articles referring to the World Bank Institute's Governance Work click here.

Far From Home: Do Foreign Investors Import Higher Standards of Governance in Transition Economies?
August 2002 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Abstract •  Full text (120 kb pdf)

Confronting the Challenge of State Capture in Transition Economies  (from the IMF's Finance and Development)
September 2001 • J. Hellman and D. Kaufmann
View article •  Texto completo en español (306 kb pdf) • Texte complete en français (306 kb pdf) •  Full text in Russian (1.16 Mb pdf) •  Full text in Chinese (1.19 Mb pdf) • Full text in Arabic (950 kb pdf)

"Institutions and the Underground Economy" (chapter by Simon Johnson and Daniel Kaufmann in A Decade of Transition: Achievements and Challenges (2001). Edited by O. Havrylyshyn and S. M. Nsouli. International Monetary Fund: Washington, D.C.)
Full text (1.9 Mb pdf)

Seize the State, Seize the Day: State Capture, Corruption, and Influence in Transition Economies (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2444)
September 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Abstract • Synthesis (168 kb pdf) • Full text (SSRN, 464 kb pdf) •  Synthesis in Russian (1.2 Mb pdf)

Barter in Transition Economies: Competing Explanations Confront Ukrainian Data
January 2000 • D. Marin, D. Kaufmann, and B. Gorochowskij
Abstract •  Full text (126 kb pdf)

Anticorruption in Transition: A Contribution to the Policy Debate
September 2000 • A World Bank Publication
Abstract   Full text (400 kb pdf)

Are Foreign Investors and Multinational Engaging in Corrupt Practices in Transition Economies? (from "Transition")
May–July 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Article summary • Full text (31 kb pdf) •  Full text in Russian (537 kb pdf)

Beyond the ‘Grabbing Hand’ of Government in Transition: Facing Up to 'State Capture' by the Corporate Sector (from "Transition")
August 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, and D. Kaufmann
Article summary • Full text (63 kb pdf) •  Full text in Russian(182 kb pdf)

Measuring Governance, Corruption, and State Capture: How Firms and Bureaucrats Shape the Business Environment in Transition Economies (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2312)
April 2000 • J. Hellman, G. Jones, D. Kaufmann, and M. Schankerman
Abstract •  Full text (600 kb pdf)

Why Do Firms Hide? Bribes and Unofficial Activity After Communism (from Journal of Public Economics)
June 2000 • S. Johnson, D. Kaufmann, J. McMillan, and C. Woodruff
Abstract •  Full text (110 kb pdf)

The Unofficial Economy in Transition (Brookings Papers on Economic Activity)
February 1997 • S. Johnson, D. Kaufmann, and A. Shleifer
Abstract

Seeds of Corruption: Do Market Institutions Matter? (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2368)
June 2000 • H. G. Broadman and F. Recanatini
Abstract •   Full text (96 kb pdf)

"The Missing Pillar of a Growth Strategy for Ukraine: Reforms for Private Sector Development" (chapter by Daniel Kaufmann in Ukraine: Accelerating the Transition to Market: Proceeding of an IMF-World Bank Seminar. (1997) Edited by P. K. Cornelius and P. Lenain)
Full text (3.9 mb pdf)

Why is Ukraine’s Economy—and Russia’s—Not Growing? (from "Transition")
April 1997 • D. Kaufmann
Abstract •  Full text (75 kb pdf)

Integrating the Unofficial Economy into the Dynamics of Post-Socialist Economies: A Framework of Analysis and Evidence (World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 1691)
December 1996 • D. Kaufmann and A. Kaliberda
Abstract •  Full text (150 kb pdf)

Anticorruption in Transition: A Contribution to the Policy Debate (ECA Volume)
September 2000 • A World Bank Publication
Abstract  Full text (400 kb pdf)

 




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