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6354: Persistent Impact of Natural Disasters on Child Nutrition and Schooling: Evidence from the 1999 Colombian Earthquake Downloads
Monserrat Bustelo, Mary Arends-Kuenning and Leonardo Lucchetti
6353: To Be or Not to Be... a Scientist? Downloads
Arnaud Chevalier
6352: The Size Distribution Across All "Cities": A Unifying Approach Downloads
Kristian Giesen and Jens Suedekum
6351: Does Institutional Quality Affect Firm Performance? Insights from a Semiparametric Approach Downloads
Sumon Bhaumik, Ralitza Dimova, Subal Kumbhakar and Kai Sun
6350: Human Smuggling Downloads
Guido Friebel and Sergei Guriev
6349: Establishment Exits in Germany: The Role of Size and Age Downloads
Daniel Fackler, Claus Schnabel and Joachim Wagner
6348: The Healthy Fright of Losing a Good One for a Bad One Downloads
Annalisa Cristini, Federica Origo and Sara Pinoli
6347: Empowering Women through Education and Influence: An Evaluation of the Indian Mahila Samakhya Program Downloads
Eeshani Kandpal, Kathy Baylis and Mary Arends-Kuenning
6346: Suboptimal Choices and the Need for Experienced Individual Well-Being in Economic Analysis Downloads
Christopher K. Hsee, Yuval Rottenstreich and Alois Stutzer
6345: Peer Effects in Pro-Social Behavior: Social Norms or Social Preferences? Downloads
Simon Gächter, Daniele Nosenzo and Martin Sefton
6344: Hiring Costs of Skilled Workers and the Supply of Firm-Provided Training Downloads
Marc Blatter, Samuel Mühlemann, Samuel Schenker and Stefan Wolter
6343: The Firm as the Locus of Social Comparisons: Internal Labor Markets versus Up-or-Out Downloads
Emmanuelle Auriol, Guido Friebel and Frauke Lammers
6342: Positional Concerns through the Life Cycle: Evidence from Subjective Well-Being Data and Survey Experiments Downloads
Alpaslan Akay and Peter Martinsson
6341: Estimating the Impacts of Bolivia's Protected Areas on Poverty Downloads
Gustavo Canavire Bacarreza and Merlin Hanauer
6340: Fading Hope in the US Downloads
Jo Ritzen and Klaus Zimmermann
6339: Characterizing the Instrumental Variable Identifying Assumption as Sample Selection Conditions Downloads
Christian Belzil and Jorgen Hansen
6338: Gender Gaps in PISA Test Scores: The Impact of Social Norms and the Mother's Transmission of Role Attitudes Downloads
Ainara González de San Román and Sara De La Rica
6337: Misreported Schooling, Multiple Measures and Returns to Educational Qualifications Downloads
Erich Battistin, Michele De Nadai and Barbara Sianesi
6336: Labour Market Reforms and Outcomes in Estonia Downloads
Zuzana Brixiova and Balázs Égert
6335: The Renminbi's Role in the Global Monetary System Downloads
Eswar Prasad and Ye, Lei (Sandy)
6334: The Demographic Transition: Causes and Consequences Downloads
Oded Galor
6333: The Role of Language in Shaping International Migration Downloads
Alicia Adsera and Mariola Pytlikova
6332: Childhood Sexual Abuse and Later-Life Economic Consequences Downloads
Alan Barrett and Yumiko Kamiya
6331: Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults Downloads
Alan Barrett and Irene Mosca
6330: The "Out of Africa" Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development Downloads
Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor
6329: Social Divisions in School Participation and Attainment in India: 1983-2004 Downloads
Mohammad Asadullah, Uma Kambhampati and Florencia Lopez Boo
6328: Inequality, Human Capital Formation and the Process of Development Downloads
Oded Galor
6327: Evolution and the Growth Process: Natural Selection of Entrepreneurial Traits Downloads
Oded Galor and Stelios Michalopoulos
6326: Who Starts a Business and Who is Self-Employed in Germany Downloads
Michael Fritsch, Alexander Kritikos and Alina Rusakova
6325: Announcing an Increase in the State Pension Age and the Recession: Which Mattered More for Expected Retirement Ages? Downloads
Alan Barrett and Irene Mosca
6324: The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants Downloads
Alan Barrett and Irene Mosca
6323: The Causal Effects of an Industrial Policy Downloads
Chiara Criscuolo, Ralf Martin, Henry Overman and John van Reenen
6322: Design and Implementation of Pay for Performance Downloads
Michael Gibbs
6321: Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso Downloads
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
6320: Unhappiness and Job Finding Downloads
Anne Gielen and Jan van Ours
6319: Cultural Diversity, Geographical Isolation, and the Origin of the Wealth of Nations Downloads
Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor
6318: Exponent of Cross-sectional Dependence: Estimation and Inference Downloads
Natalia Bailey, George Kapetanios and M Pesaran
6317: Why Are So Many Disabled Individuals Not Working in Spain? A Job Search Approach Downloads
José Silva and Judit Vall-Castello
6316: Sabotage in Tournaments: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Downloads
Loukas Balafoutas, Florian Lindner and Matthias Sutter
6315: Long Term Impacts of Compensatory Preschool on Health and Behavior: Evidence from Head Start Downloads
Pedro Carneiro and Rita Ginja
6314: The Effect of Ethnic Identity on the Employment of Immigrants Downloads
Nick Drydakis
6313: Does Formal Work Pay? The Role of Labor Taxation and Social Benefit Design in the New EU Member States Downloads
Johannes Koettl and Michael Weber
6312: Random or Referral Hiring: When Social Connections Matter Downloads
Catia Nicodemo and Rosella Nicolini
6311: Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on Self-Help Groups and Peer Pressure as a Savings Commitment Device Downloads
Felipe Kast, Stephan Meier and Dina Pomeranz
6310: The Effectiveness of Health Screening Downloads
Franz Hackl, Martin Halla, Michael Hummer and Gerald Pruckner
6309: Vocational High School or Vocational College? Comparing the Transitions from School to Work Downloads
Cristina Lopez-Mayan and Catia Nicodemo
6308: Unemployment Benefits or Taxes: How Should Policy Makers Redistribute Income over the Business Cycle? Downloads
Susanne Ek
6307: Long-Run Effects of Gestation During the Dutch Hunger Winter Famine on Labor Market and Hospitalization Outcomes Downloads
Robert Scholte, Gerard van den Berg and Maarten Lindeboom
6306: Child Care Subsidies, Maternal Well-Being, and Child-Parent Interactions: Evidence from Three Nationally Representative Datasets Downloads
Chris M. Herbst and Erdal Tekin
6305: Bumpy Rides: School to Work Transitions in South Africa Downloads
Todd Pugatch
6304: Testing Canonical Tournament Theory: On the Impact of Risk, Social Preferences and Utility Structure Downloads
Roman Sheremeta and Steven Wu
6303: Combat Exposure and Migraine Headache: Evidence from Exogenous Deployment Assignment Downloads
Resul Cesur, Joseph J. Sabia and Erdal Tekin
6302: Envy, Guilt, and the Phillips Curve Downloads
Steffen Ahrens and Dennis J. Snower
6301: Training and Retirement Downloads
Nicolai Kristensen
6300: Migration Policy Can Boost PISA Results: Findings from a Natural Experiment Downloads
Maria Alejandra Cattaneo and Stefan Wolter
6299: Exploring the Causes of Frictional Wage Dispersion Downloads
Volker Tjaden and Felix Wellschmied
6298: Insurance versus Savings for the Poor: Why One Should Offer Either Both or None Downloads
Andreas Landmann, Björn Vollan and Markus Frölich
6297: International Comparisons in Health Economics: Evidence from Aging Studies Downloads
James Banks and James Smith
6296: The Effects of World War II on Economic and Health Outcomes across Europe Downloads
Iris Kesternich, Bettina Siflinger, James Smith and Joachim Winter
6295: Is Caste Destiny? Occupational Diversification among Dalits in Rural India Downloads
Ira Gang, Kunal Sen and Myeong-Su Yun
6294: Selective Hiring and Welfare Analysis in Labor Market Models Downloads
Christian Merkl and Thijs van Rens
6293: Remittances and Children's Capabilities: New Evidence from Kyrgyzstan, 2005-2008 Downloads
Antje Kroeger and Kathryn H. Anderson
6292: Is There Such Thing as Middle Class Values? Class Differences, Values and Political Orientations in Latin America Downloads
Luis Lopez-Calva, Jamele Rigolini and Florencia Torche
6291: Innovation, Employment and Skills in Advanced and Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature Downloads
Marco Vivarelli
6290: Laws and Norms Downloads
Roland Benabou and Jean Tirole
6289: Economic and Spatial Determinants of Interregional Migration in Kazakhstan Downloads
Alisher Aldashev and Barbara Dietz
6288: Financing Entrepreneurship and the Old-Boy Network Downloads
Eren Inci and Simon Parker
6287: Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market: Effects of Post-Tiananmen Immigration Policy Downloads
Pia Orrenius, Madeline Zavodny and Emily Kerr
6286: Whom to Choose as a Team Mate? A Lab Experiment about In-Group Favouritism Downloads
Andrea Hammermann, Alwine Mohnen and Petra Nieken
6285: Unequal Access to Higher Education in the Czech Republic: The Role of Spatial Distribution of Universities Downloads
Michal Franta and Martin Guzi
6284: Who Benefits from Benefits? Empirical Research on Tangible Incentives Downloads
Andrea Hammermann and Alwine Mohnen
6283: Short-Run Distributional Effects of Public Education in Greece Downloads
Christos Koutsampelas and Panos Tsakloglou
6282: Exogenous Treatment and Endogenous Factors: Vanishing of Omitted Variable Bias on the Interaction Term Downloads
Olena Nizalova and Irina Murtazashvili
6281: Does Additional Spending Help Urban Schools? An Evaluation Using Boundary Discontinuities Downloads
Stephen Gibbons, Sandra McNally and Martina Viarengo
6280: High on Life? Medical Marijuana Laws and Suicide Downloads
D. Mark Anderson, Daniel Rees and Joseph J. Sabia
6279: Team Incentives: Evidence from a Firm Level Experiment Downloads
Oriana Bandiera, Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul
6278: Revisiting the Complementarity between Education and Training: The Role of Personality, Working Tasks and Firm Effects Downloads
Katja Görlitz and Marcus Tamm
6277: Peer Effects and Social Preferences in Voluntary Cooperation Downloads
Christian Thöni and Simon Gächter
6276: The Complexity of Immigrant Generations: Implications for Assessing the Socioeconomic Integration of Hispanics and Asians Downloads
Brian Duncan and Stephen Trejo
6275: Nice Guys Finish Last: Are People with Higher Tax Morale Taxed More Heavily? Downloads
Philipp Doerrenberg, Denvil Duncan, Clemens Fuest and Andreas Peichl
6274: Average Wage, Qualification of the Workforce and Export Performance in German Enterprises: Evidence from KombiFiD Data Downloads
Joachim Wagner
6273: The Indian Ultrasound Paradox Downloads
Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel and Daniel Rosenblum
6272: Men's Sexual Orientation and Job Satisfaction Downloads
Nick Drydakis
6271: Labor Mobility across the Formal/Informal Divide in Turkey: Evidence from Individual Level Data Downloads
Aysıt Tansel and Elif Kan
6270: Hours of Work and Retirement Behavior Downloads
C. Sofia Machado and Miguel Portela
6269: Less Myth, More Measurement: Decomposing Excess Returns from the 1989 Minimum Wage Hike Downloads
Carl Lin
6268: Are All Migrants Really Worse Off in Urban Labour Markets? New Empirical Evidence from China Downloads
Jason Gagnon, Theodora Xenogiani and Chunbing Xing
6267: How Large Is the Private Sector in Africa? Evidence from National Accounts and Labor Markets Downloads
Marco Stampini, Ron Leung, Setou M. Diarra and Lauréline Pla
6266: Aggregation without the Aggravation? Nonparametric Analysis of the Representative Consumer Downloads
Laurens Cherchye, Ian Crawford, Bram De Rock and Frederic Vermeulen
6265: Altruism, Cooperation, and Efficiency: Agricultural Production in Polygynous Households Downloads
Richard Akresh, Joyce Chen and Charity Moore
6264: Do Europe's Minimum Income Schemes Provide Adequate Shelter against the Economic Crisis and How, If at All, Have Governments Responded? Downloads
Sarah Marchal, Ive Marx and Natascha Van Mechelen
6263: Development and Sources of Labor Productivity in Chinese Provinces Downloads
Biwei Su and Almas Heshmati
6262: Are Drone Strikes Effective in Afghanistan and Pakistan? On the Dynamics of Violence between the United States and the Taliban Downloads
David Jaeger and Zahra Siddique
6261: Immigration: The European Experience Downloads
Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini
6260: Pitfalls of Immigrant Inclusion into the European Welfare State Downloads
Martin Kahanec, Anna Myunghee Kim and Klaus Zimmermann
6259: H-1Bs: How Do They Stack Up to US Born Workers? Downloads
Magnus Lofstrom and Joseph Hayes
6258: The Labor Market Effects of Immigration and Emigration in OECD Countries Downloads
Frédéric Docquier, Caglar Ozden and Giovanni Peri
6257: How Do Industries and Firms Respond to Changes in Local Labor Supply? Downloads
Christian Dustmann and Albrecht Glitz
6256: CEO and Board Characteristics as Determinants of Private Benefits of Control: Evidence from the Russian Stock Exchange Downloads
Irina Berezinets, Yulia Ilina and Alexander Muravyev
6255: Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Employer Provided Fringe Benefits Downloads
Wallace K C Mok and Zahra Siddique
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