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Volume 20, issue 2, 2005

Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality since 1980 pp. 145-175
David Dollar
Data and Dogma: The Great Indian Poverty Debate pp. 177-199
Angus S. Deaton and Valerie Kozel
Insights on Development from the Economics of Happiness pp. 201-231
Carol Graham
Housing Policy in Developing Countries: Conjectures and Refutations pp. 233-257
Robert Michael Buckley and Jerry Kalarickal
Public Debt Management and Macroeconomic Stability: An Overview pp. 259-281
Peter J. Montiel

Volume 20, issue 1, 2005

Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor: Understanding Political Incentives for Providing Public Services pp. 1-27
Philip Keefer
Evaluating the Impact of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs pp. 29-55
Laura B. Rawlings
Reassessing Conditional Cash Transfer Programs pp. 57-80
Jishnu Das
Infrastructure Privatization and Regulation: Promises and Perils pp. 81-108
Ioannis N. Kessides
The "Cotton Problem" pp. 109-144
John Baffes

Volume 19, issue 2, 2004

How Have the World's Poorest Fared since the Early 1980s? pp. 141-169
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
Much Ado about Nothing? Do Domestic Firms Really Benefit from Foreign Direct Investment? pp. 171-197
Holger Görg and David Greenaway
Policies on Managing Risk in Agricultural Markets pp. 199-230
Donald F. Larson, Jock R. Anderson and Panos Varangis
Oil, Macroeconomics, and Forests: Assessing the Linkages pp. 231-257
Sven Wunder and William D. Sunderlin
Vouchers for Basic Education in Developing Economies: An Accountability Perspective pp. 259-280
Varun Gauri and Ayesha Vawda

Volume 19, issue 1, 2004

Community-Based and -Driven Development: A Critical Review pp. 1-39
Ghazala Mansuri
Agricultural Extension: Good Intentions and Hard Realities pp. 41-60
Jock R. Anderson
Targeting Outcomes Redux pp. 61-85
David Coady
An Assessment of Privatization pp. 87-118
Sunita Kikeri
Managing Oil Price Risk in Developing Countries pp. 119-139
Julia Devlin

Volume 18, issue 2, 2003

Infectious Diseases, Public Policy, and the Marriage of Economics and Epidemiology pp. 129-157
Mark Gersovitz and Jeffrey Stuart Hammer
Globalization and the Labor Market pp. 159-186
Martin Rama
Developing Countries' Changing Participation in World Trade pp. 187-203
Will J Martin
Paths of Institutional Development: A View from Economic History pp. 205-226
Karla Hoff
IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Adjustment Programs pp. 227-248
Mohsin Khan and Sunil Sharma
Should Policy-Based Lending Still Involve Conditionality? pp. 249-273
Stefan G. Koeberle

Volume 18, issue 1, 2003

Tight Money in a Post-Crisis Defense of the Exchange Rate: What Have We Learned? pp. 1-23
Peter J. Montiel
Foreign Bank Entry: Experience, Implications for Developing Economies, and Agenda for Further Research pp. 25-59
George R.G. Clarke, Robert Cull, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Susana M. S·nchez
Judicial Reform pp. 61-88
Juan Carlos Botero, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Andrei Shleifer and Alexander Volokh
Evolution of Corporate Law and the Transplant Effect: Lessons from Six Countries pp. 89-112
Katharina Pistor, Yoram Keinan, Jan Kleinheisterkamp and Mark D. West
How Effective Are Second-Generation Road Funds? A Preliminary Appraisal pp. 113-128
Ken Gwilliam and Ajay Kumar

Volume 17, issue 2, 2002

Income Risk, Coping Strategies, and Safety Nets pp. 141-166
Stefan Dercon
The Gender Implications of Public Sector Downsizing: The Reform Program of Vietnam pp. 167-189
Martin Rama
Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and International Technology Transfer: A Survey pp. 191-235
Kamal Saggi
Deregulating the Transfer of Agricultural Technology: Lessons from Bangladesh, India, Turkey, and Zimbabwe pp. 237-265
David Gisselquist, John Nash and Carl Pray
How Research Can Assist Policy: The Case of Economic Reforms in Uganda pp. 267-292
John Mackinnon and Ritva Reinikka

Volume 17, issue 1, 2002

Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the East Asian Crisis on Farm Households in Indonesia and Thailand pp. 1-20
Fabrizio Bresciani, Gershon Feder, Daniel O. Gilligan, Hanan Jacoby, Tongroj Onchan and Jaime Quizon
The Impact of Financial Crises on Labor Markets, Household Incomes, and Poverty: A Review of Evidence pp. 21-45
Peter R. Fallon and Robert E.B. Lucas
Weak Links in the Chain II: A Prescription for Health Policy in Poor Countries pp. 47-66
Deon Filmer, Jeffrey Stuart Hammer and Lant Pritchett
Public Intervention in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Four Examples from Latin America pp. 67-88
William Jack
Urbanization in Developing Countries pp. 89-112
J. Vernon Henderson
Developing Countries and a New Round of WTO Negotiations pp. 113-140
Thomas Warren Hertel, Bernard Hoekman and Will J Martin

Volume 15, issue 2, 2000

International Approaches to Global Climate Change pp. 145-72
Richard N Cooper
A Comment on Cooper pp. 173-75
Kenneth J. Arrow
Contagion: Understanding How It Spreads pp. 177-97
Rüdiger Dornbusch, Yung Chul Park and Stijn Claessens
Weak Links in the Chain: A Diagnosis of Health Policy in Poor Countries pp. 199-224
Deon Filmer, Jeffrey Stuart Hammer and Lant Pritchett
Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy pp. 225-49
Michael Woolcock and Deepa Narayan
What Should the World Bank Think about the Washington Consensus? pp. 251-64
John Harold Williamson
The Washington Consensus a Decade Later: Ideology and the Art and Science of Policy Advice pp. 265-70
T. N. Srinivasan

Volume 15, issue 1, 2000

Crisis, Adjustment, and Reform in Thailand's Industrial Firms pp. 1-22 Downloads
David Dollar and Mary Hallward-Driemeier
Corporate Performance in the East Asian Financial Crisis pp. 23-46 Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov and Lixin Colin Xu
Industrial Policy: Growth Elixir or Poison? pp. 47-67 Downloads
Howard Pack
Financial Safety Nets: Lessons from Chile pp. 69-84 Downloads
Philip L Brock
Lessons in Structuring Derivatives Exchanges pp. 85-98 Downloads
George Tsetsekos and Panos Varangis
Growth and Institutions: A Review of the Evidence pp. 99-135 Downloads
Janine Aron
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