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Volume 18, issue 3, 2004

Trade Policy and Poverty Reduction in Brazil pp. 289-317
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford, David Tarr and Angelo Gurgel
Trade Liberalization and Industry Wage Structure: Evidence from Brazil pp. 319-344
Nina Pavcnik, Andreas Blom, Pinelopi Goldberg and Norbert Schady
Lobbying, Counterlobbying, and the Structure of Tariff Protection in Poor and Rich Countries pp. 345-366
Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo and Marcelo Olarreaga
Social Protection in a Crisis: Argentina's Plan Jefes y Jefas pp. 367-399
Emanuela Galasso and Martin Ravallion
On the Unequal Inequality of Poor Communities pp. 401-421
Chris Elbers, Peter Lanjouw, Johan Mistiaen, Berk Özler and Kenneth Simler
Ghost Doctors: Absenteeism in Rural Bangladeshi Health Facilities pp. 423-441
Nazmul Chaudhury and Jeffrey Hammer
Small-Scale Industry, Environmental Regulation, and Poverty: The Case of Brazil pp. 443-464
Rajshri Jayaraman and Peter Lanjouw

Volume 18, issue 2, 2004

Do Macroeconomic Crises Always Slow Human Capital Accumulation? pp. 131-154
Norbert Schady
The Distribution of Income Shocks during Crises: An Application of Quantile Analysis to Mexico, 1992--95 pp. 155-174
William Maloney, Wendy Cunningham and Mariano Bosch
Agricultural Tariffs or Subsidies: Which Are More Important for Developing Economies? pp. 175-204
Bernard Hoekman, Francis Ng and Marcelo Olarreaga
The Earnings Effects of Multilateral Trade Liberalization: Implications for Poverty pp. 205-236
Thomas Hertel, Maros Ivanic, Paul V. Preckel and John Cranfield
Asymmetries in the Union Wage Premium in Ghana pp. 237-252
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
Governance Matters III: Governance Indicators for 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002 pp. 253-287
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi

Volume 18, issue 1, 2004

China's Accession to the World Trade Organization, Policy Reform, and Poverty Reduction: An Introduction pp. 1-2
Deepak Bhattasali, Li Shantong and Will Martin
Impacts of China's Accession to the World Trade Organization pp. 3-27
Elena Ianchovichina and Will Martin
Welfare Impacts of China's Accession to the World Trade Organization pp. 29-57
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
Tracking Distortions in Agriculture: China and Its Accession to the World Trade Organization pp. 59-84
Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and Min Chang
Regulated Efficiency, World Trade Organization Accession, and the Motor Vehicle Sector in China pp. 85-104
Joseph Francois and Dean Spinanger
China in the World Trade Organization: Antidumping and Safeguards pp. 105-130
Patrick Messerlin

Volume 17, issue 3, 2003

Macro and Micro Perspectives of Growth and Poverty in Africa pp. 317-347
Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery and Stefano Paternostro
Risk Sharing in Labor Markets pp. 349-366
Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps, Bernard Gauthier, Jan Willem Gunning, Abena Oduro, Remco Oostendorp, Cathy Pattillo, Mans S–derbom, Francis Teal and Albert Zeufack
Trade Facilitation and Economic Development: A New Approach to Quantifying the Impact pp. 367-389
John Wilson, Catherine Mann and Tsunehiro Otsuki
Water Subsidy Policies: A Comparison of the Chilean and Colombian Schemes pp. 391-407
AndrÈs GÛmez-Lobo and Dante Contreras
Policy Selectivity Forgone: Debt and Donor Behavior in Africa pp. 409-435
Nancy Birdsall, Stijn Claessens and Ishac Diwan

Volume 17, issue 2, 2003

Child Labor and Development: An Introduction pp. 145-146
Kaushik Basu and Zafiris Tzannatos
The Global Child Labor Problem: What Do We Know and What Can We Do? pp. 147-173
Kaushik Basu and Zafiris Tzannatos
Child Labor: Lessons from the Historical Experience of Today's Industrial Economies pp. 175-196
Jane Humphries
Child Farm Labor: The Wealth Paradox pp. 197-227
Sonia Bhalotra and Christopher Heady
Conditional Cash Transfers, Schooling, and Child Labor: Micro-Simulating Brazil's Bolsa Escola Program pp. 229-254
François Bourguignon, Francisco Ferreira and Phillippe G. Leite
Targeting Child Labor in Debt Bondage: Evidence, Theory, and Policy Implications pp. 255-281
Arnab Basu and Nancy Chau
Children's Working Hours and School Enrollment: Evidence from Pakistan and Nicaragua pp. 283-295
Furio Rosati and Mariacristina Rossi
Child Labor: A Normative Perspective pp. 297-309
Debra Satz
Understanding Children's Work: An Interagency Data and Research Cooperation Project pp. 311-314
Alec Fyfe, Frans Roselaers, Zafiris Tzannatos and Furio Rosati

Volume 17, issue 1, 2003

Grandmothers and Granddaughters: Old-Age Pensions and Intrahousehold Allocation in South Africa pp. 1-25
Esther Duflo
Public Policy and Extended Families: Evidence from Pensions in South Africa pp. 27-50
Marianne Bertrand, Sendhil Mullainathan and Douglas Miller
Economic, Demographic, and Institutional Determinants of Life Insurance Consumption across Countries pp. 51-88
Thorsten Beck and Ian Webb
Reducing Child Malnutrition: How Far Does Income Growth Take Us? pp. 107-131
Lawrence Haddad, Harold Alderman, Simon Appleton, Lina Song and Yisehac Yohannes
Particularism around the World pp. 133-143
Jessica Wallack, Alejandro Gaviria, Ugo Panizza and Ernesto Stein

Volume 16, issue 3, 2002

Gender Effects of Social Security Reform in Chile pp. 321-343
Alejandra Cox Edwards
Low Schooling for Girls, Slower Growth for All? Cross-Country Evidence on the Effect of Gender Inequality in Education on Economic Development pp. 345-373
Stephan Klasen
Gender, Time Use, and Change: The Impact of the Cut Flower Industry in Ecuador pp. 375-395
Constance Newman
The Distributional Impacts of Indonesia's Financial Crisis on Household Welfare: A "Rapid Response" Methodology pp. 397-423
Jed Friedman and James Levinsohn
Density versus Quality in Health Care Provision: Using Household Data to Make Budgetary Choices in Ethiopia pp. 425-448
Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon and John Mackinnon
A Firm's-Eye View of Commercial Policy and Fiscal Reforms in Cameroon pp. 449-472
Bernard Gauthier, Isidro Soloaga and James Tybout

Volume 16, issue 2, 2002

An Introduction pp. 149-150
Carmen Reinhart
Default, Currency Crises, and Sovereign Credit Ratings pp. 151-170
Carmen Reinhart
Emerging Market Instability: Do Sovereign Ratings Affect Country Risk and Stock Returns? pp. 171-195
Graciela Kaminsky and Sergio Schmukler
On the Use of Portfolio Risk Models and Capital Requirements in Emerging Markets: The Case of Argentina pp. 197-212
Veronica Balzarotti, Michael Falkenheim and Andrew Powell
An Introduction pp. 213-217
Laura B. Rawlings and Norbert Schady
Supporting Communities in Transition: The Impact of the Armenian Social Investment Fund pp. 219-240
Robert S. Chase
An Impact Evaluation of Education, Health, and Water Supply Investments by the Bolivian Social Investment Fund pp. 241-274
John Newman, Menno Pradhan, Laura B. Rawlings, Geert Ridder, Ramiro Coa and Jose Luis Evia
The Impact and Targeting of Social Infrastructure Investments: Lessons from the Nicaraguan Social Fund pp. 275-295
Menno Pradhan and Laura B. Rawlings
The Allocation and Impact of Social Funds: Spending on School Infrastructure in Peru pp. 297-319
Christina Paxson and Norbert Schady

Volume 16, issue 1, 2002

Eliminating Excessive Tariffs on Exports of Least Developed Countries pp. 1-21
Bernard Hoekman, Francis Ng and Marcelo Olarreaga
Imported Machinery for Export Competitiveness pp. 23-48
Ashoka Mody and Kamil Yilmaz
Trade Policy Options for Chile: The Importance of Market Access pp. 49-79
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
Trade in International Maritime Services: How Much Does Policy Matter? pp. 81-108
Carsten Fink, Aaditya Mattoo and Ileana Neagu Constantinescu
Bank Risk and Deposit Insurance pp. 109-137
Luc Laeven
How Different Is the Efficiency of Public and Private Water Companies in Asia? pp. 139-148
Antonio Estache and Martín Rossi
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