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Proposals of research topicsprovide brief summaries of the state of knowledge on important areas of development," says L. Alan Winters, Director of the Development Research Group of the Development Economics Vice Presidency. Originally developed as briefing notes for incoming Bank president, Paul Wolfowitz, these "deep background" notes introduce the reader to key recent research findings from both inside and outside the Bank. List of current research areas at the World Bank:: includes extensive data-gathering and analysis on the development impact of migration, so as to identify migration policies, regulations and institutional reforms that will lead to improved development outcomes. focuses on issues related to economic growth, short-run economic fluctuations, and a broad range of topics in international finance. DISCLAIMER -The university papers appearing on this site were produced by students during the course of their academic studies and appear by permission of the authors. The findings interpretations and conclusions expressed in the university papers appearing on this website are those of the authors of the papers and are not necessarily those of the World Bank Group, its Boards of Executive Directors or the countries they represent. Queries about individual articles should be addressed to the authors.