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1986 - 2016

Current editor(s): Jaime de Melo

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Volume 30, issue 3, 2016

Is Workfare Cost-effective against Poverty in a Poor Labor-Surplus Economy? pp. 413-445 Downloads
Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
What Is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid? pp. 446-474 Downloads
Channing Arndt, Sam Jones and Finn Tarp
Estimating Quarterly Poverty Rates Using Labor Force Surveys: A Primer pp. 475-500 Downloads
Mohamed Douidich, Abdeljaouad Ezzrari, Roy Van der Weide and Paolo Verme
Bridging the Gender Gap: Identifying What Is Holding Self-employed Women Back in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Republic of Congo pp. 501-521 Downloads
Emily Nix, Elisa Gamberoni and Rachel Heath
The Cost of Road Infrastructure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries pp. 522-548 Downloads
Paul Collier, Martina Kirchberger and Måns Söderbom
Does Longer Compulsory Education Equalize Schooling by Gender and Rural/Urban Residence? pp. 549-579 Downloads
Murat Kırdar, Meltem Dayioglu and İsmet Koç
Promotion with and without Learning: Effects on Student Enrollment and Dropout Behavior pp. 580-602 Downloads
Elizabeth King, Peter Orazem and Elizabeth M. Paterno

Volume 30, issue 2, 2016

Global Income Distribution: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession pp. 203-232 Downloads
Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic
The Government Response to Informed Citizens: New Evidence on Media Access and the Distribution of Public Health Benefits in Africa pp. 233-267 Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Complementary Reforms to Address Microeconomic Distortions pp. 268-305 Downloads
Raphael Bergoeing, Norman Loayza and Facundo Piguillem
Risky Business: Political Instability and Sectoral Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment in the Arab World pp. 306-331 Downloads
Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Bob Rijkers
The Impact of Business Environment Reforms on New Registrations of Limited Liability Companies pp. 332-353 Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
Deals and Delays: Firm-level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times pp. 354-382 Downloads
Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers
The Role of Regulation on Entry: Evidence from the Italian Provinces pp. 383-411 Downloads
Francesco Bripi

Volume 30, issue 1, 2016

Learning Dynamics and Support for Economic Reforms: Why Good News Can Be Bad pp. 1-23 Downloads
Sweder van Wijnbergen and Tim Willems
A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms pp. 24-54 Downloads
Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
Economic Shocks and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment pp. 55-77 Downloads
Jacob Gerner Hariri, Christian Bjørnskov and Mogens K. Justesen
Does Access to Foreign Markets Shape Internal Migration? Evidence from Brazil pp. 78-103 Downloads
Laura Hering and Rodrigo Paillacar
The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity: Household Size and Household Investment in Education in Vietnam pp. 104-142 Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and F. Rogers
The Impact of Vocational Schooling on Human Capital Development in Developing Countries: Evidence from China pp. 143-170 Downloads
Prashant Loyalka, Xiaoting Huang, Linxiu Zhang, Jianguo Wei, Hongmei Yi, Yingquan Song, Yaojiang Shi and James Chu
Financial Inclusion, Productivity Shocks, and Consumption Volatility in Emerging Economies pp. 171-201 Downloads
Rudrani Bhattacharya and Ila Patnaik

Volume 29, issue suppl_1, 2015

Development Economics and Method: A Quarter Century of ABCDE pp. S2-S8 Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Andrew Foster
When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming pp. S9-S24 Downloads
Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers
How Business Community Institutions Can Help Fight Corruption pp. S25-S47 Downloads
Avinash Dixit
Why Haven't Global Markets Reduced Inequality in Emerging Economies? pp. S48-S52 Downloads
Eric Maskin
Financial Crises, Development, and Growth: A Long-term Perspective pp. S53-S76 Downloads
Carmen Reinhart and Vincent R. Reinhart
Theories of Poverty Traps and Anti-Poverty Policies pp. S77-S105 Downloads
Maitreesh Ghatak
Reducing Information Asymmetries in the Youth Labor Market of Jordan with Psychometrics and Skill Based Tests pp. S106-S117 Downloads
Matthew Groh, David McKenzie and Tara Vishwanath
The Role of Effort for Self-Insurance and Its Consequences for the Wealth Distribution pp. S118-S125 Downloads
Andres Zambrano
Unemployment Insurance in the Presence of an Informal Sector pp. S126-S134 Downloads
David Bardey, Fernando Jaramillo and Ximena Peña
Gone for Good? Subsidies with Export Share Requirements in China: 2002–13 pp. S135-S144 Downloads
Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño
World Price Shocks, Income, and Democratization pp. S145-S154 Downloads
Benjamin Zissimos
Determinants of Trade Policy: Insights from a Structural Gravity Model pp. S155-S163 Downloads
Joachim Jarreau
Impact of Ethiopia's Community Based Health Insurance on Household Economic Welfare pp. S164-S173 Downloads
Zelalem Yilma, Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Marleen Dekker, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi
Policy-Making and the Adaptability of Informal Institutions pp. S174-S181 Downloads
Xiao Yu Wang
Scope of Economic Incentives and Abatement Technologies to Regulate a Natural System's Resilience in a General Equilibrium Model pp. S182-S191 Downloads
David Tobón Orozco, Carlos Molina and Carlos Andrés Vasco Correa
Overcoming Obstacles: The Internet's Contribution to Firm Development pp. S192-S204 Downloads
Caroline Paunov and Valentina Rollo
Causality between FDI and Financial Market Development: Evidence from Emerging Markets pp. S205-S216 Downloads
Issouf Soumaré and Fulbert Tchana Tchana
Causal Interaction and External Validity: Obstacles to the Policy Relevance of Randomized Evaluations pp. S217-S225 Downloads
Sean Muller
Will Video Kill the Radio Star? Assessing the Potential of Targeted Exposure to Role Models through Video pp. S226-S237 Downloads
Tanguy Bernard, Stefan Dercon, Kate Orkin and Alemayehu Taffesse
Culture in Development pp. S238-S246 Downloads
Shankha Chakraborty, Jon C. Thompson and Etienne B. Yehoue
Selection into Migration within a Household Model: Evidence from Senegal pp. S247-S256 Downloads
Isabelle Chort and Jean-Noël Senne
Rural and Urban Migrants in India: 1983–2008 pp. S257-S270 Downloads
Viktoria Hnatkovska and Amartya Lahiri
Editors' Introduction pp. S1 Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Andrew Foster

Volume 29, issue 3, 2015

How Bank Competition Affects Firms' Access to Finance pp. 413-448 Downloads
Inessa Love and Maria Martinez Peria
What Explains the Stagnation of Female Labor Force Participation in Urban India? pp. 449-478 Downloads
Stephan Klasen and Janneke Pieters
Institutional Investors and Long-Term Investment: Evidence from Chile pp. 479-522 Downloads
Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
Trade and Cities pp. 523-549 Downloads
Cem Karayalcin and Hakan Yilmazkuday
Exchange Rate Volatility, Financial Constraints, and Trade: Empirical Evidence from Chinese Firms pp. 550-578 Downloads
Jérôme Héricourt and Sandra Poncet
Product Relatedness and Firm Exports in China pp. 579-605 Downloads
Sandra Poncet and Felipe Starosta de Waldemar
Managing Quantity, Quality, and Timing in Indian Cane Sugar Production: Ex Post Marketing Permits or Ex Ante Production Contracts? pp. 606-630 Downloads
Sandhyarani Patlolla, Rachael Goodhue and Richard J. Sexton

Volume 29, issue 2, 2015

What Drives the Global "Land Rush"? pp. 207-233 Downloads
Rabah Arezki, Klaus Deininger and Harris Selod
Gender and Public Goods Provision in Tamil Nadu's Village Governments pp. 234-261 Downloads
Kiran Gajwani and Xiaobo Zhang
Mobile Phone Coverage and Producer Markets: Evidence from West Africa pp. 262-292 Downloads
Jenny C. Aker and Marcel Fafchamps
Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education pp. 293-326 Downloads
Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu and Justin Sandefur
North-South Standards Harmonization and International Trade pp. 327-352 Downloads
Anne-Célia Disdier, Lionel Fontagné and Olivier Cadot
Do Infrastructure Reforms Reduce the Effect of Corruption? Theory and Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean pp. 353-384 Downloads
Liam Wren-Lewis
The Effect of Weather-Induced Internal Migration on Local Labor Markets. Evidence from Uganda pp. 385-412 Downloads
Eric Strobl and Marie-Anne Valfort

Volume 29, issue 1, 2015

Powering Up Developing Countries through Integration? pp. 1-40 Downloads
Emmanuelle Auriol and Sara Biancini
Development at the Border: Policies and National Integration in Côte D'Ivoire and Its Neighbors pp. 41-71 Downloads
Denis Cogneau, Sandrine Mesplé-Somps and Gilles Spielvogel
Optimal Food Price Stabilization in a Small Open Developing Country pp. 72-101 Downloads
Christophe Gouel and Sebastien Jean
Global Supply Chains and Trade Policy Responses to the 2008 Crisis pp. 102-128 Downloads
Kishore Gawande, Bernard Hoekman and Yue Cui
Fiscal Responses after Catastrophes and the Enabling Role of Financial Development pp. 129-149 Downloads
Martin Melecký and Claudio Raddatz
Chinese Firms' Entry to Export Markets: The Role of Foreign Export Spillovers pp. 150-179 Downloads
Florian Mayneris and Sandra Poncet
(Ineffective) Messages to Encourage Recycling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Peru pp. 180-206 Downloads
Alberto Chong, Dean Karlan, Jeremy Shapiro and Jonathan Zinman
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