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4401: Transparency, trade costs, and regional integration in the Asia Pacific Downloads
Matthias Helble, Ben Shepherd and John S. Wilson
4400: Help or hindrance ? the impact of harmonized standards on african exports Downloads
Witold Czubala, Ben Shepherd and John Sullivan Wilson
4399: Analyzing the impact of legislation on child labor in Pakistan Downloads
Tazeen Fasih
4398: Patterns of long term growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4397: Riots, coups and civil war: revisiting the greed and grievance debate Downloads
Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
4396: Growth diagnostics for a resource-rich transition economy: the case of Mongolia Downloads
Elena Ivanova Ianchovichina and Sudarshan Gooptu
4395: Public transport subsidies and affordability in Mumbai, India Downloads
Maureen L. Cropper and Soma Bhattacharya
4394: The incidence of graft on developing-country firms Downloads
Alvaro S. Gonzalez, José Ernesto López-Córdova and Elio E. Valladares
4393: Product market regulation in Bulgaria: a comparison with OECD Countries Downloads
Marianne Fay, Donato De Rosa and Stella Ilieva
4392: Global growth and distribution: are China and India reshaping the world? Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael E. De Hoyos, Denis Medvedev and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
4391: Alternatives to infrastructure privatization revisited: public enterprise reform from the1960s to the 1980s Downloads
Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez
4390: Product standards, harmonization, and trade: evidence from the extensive margin Downloads
Ben Shepherd
4389: Practical guidelines for effective bank resolution Downloads
Javier Bolzico, Yira Mascaro and Paola Granata
4388: The role of revenue recycling schemes in environmental tax selection: a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
4387: Fear of appreciation Downloads
Eduardo Levy-Yeyati and Federico Sturzenegger
4386: Psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis: results from Indonesia, 1993 - 2000 Downloads
Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas
4385: How relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4384: More growth or fewer collapses ? a new look at long run growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4383: Challenges to MDG achievement in low income countries: lessons from Ghana and Honduras Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Denis Medvedev
4382: Fiscal rules, public investment, and growth Downloads
Luis Servén
4381: The growing role of the euro in emerging market finance Downloads
Paul Robert Masson
4380: Assessing the governance of electricity regulatory agencies in the Latin American and the Caribbean region: a benchmarking analysis Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch, Makhtar Diop and Sebastian Lopez Azumendi
4379: Designing economic instruments for the environment in a decentralized fiscal system Downloads
James Alm and Spencer Banzhaf
4378: Do regulation and institutional design matter for infrastructure sector performance ? Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch and Stephane Straub
4377: Early identification of at-risk youth in Latin America: an application of cluster analysis Downloads
Emilie Bagby and Wendy Cunningham
4376: Absenteeism and beyond: instructional time loss and consequences Downloads
Helen Abadzi
4375: The determinants of rising informality in Brazil: Evidence from gross worker flows Downloads
Mariano Bosch, Edwin Goni and William F. Maloney
4374: Sustainability of healthcare financing in the Western Balkans: an overview of progress and challenges Downloads
Caryn Bredenkamp and Michele Gragnolati
4373: Why is son preference declining in South Korea ? the role of development and public policy, and the implications for China and India Downloads
Woojin Chung and Monica Das Gupta
4372: Public expenditure and growth Downloads
Santiago Herrera
4371: Europe and Central Asia's great post-communist social health insurance experiment: impacts on health sector and labor market outcomes Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra
4370: Governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going ? Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay
4369: Coordinating public debt management with fiscal and monetary policies: an analytical framework Downloads
Eriko Togo
4368: Trade costs, barriers to entry, and export diversification in developing countries Downloads
Allen Dennis and Ben Shepherd
4367: The vanishing farms ? the impact of international migration on Albanian family farming Downloads
Juna Miluka, Calogero Carletto, Benjamin Davis and Alberto Zezza
4366: Investing back home: return migration and business ownership in Albania Downloads
Talip Kilic, Calogero Carletto, Benjamin Davis and Alberto Zezza
4365: Fiscal policy in developing countries: a framework and some questions Downloads
Roberto Perotti
4364: The economic impact of climate change on agriculture in Cameroon Downloads
Ernest Lytia Molua and Cornelius M. Lambi
4363: Property rights in a very poor country: tenure insecurity and investment in Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Stefan Dercon and Madhur Gautam
4362: Labor market policy in developing countries: a selective review of the literature and needs for the future Downloads
Gary Fields
4361: Substitution between foreign capital in China, India, the Rest of the world, and Latin America: much ado about nothing ? Downloads
Javier Cravino, Daniel Lederman and Marcelo Olarreaga
4360: Foreign direct investment in Latin America during the emergence of China and India: stylized facts Downloads
Javier Cravino, Daniel Lederman and Marcelo Olarreaga
4359: Limited access orders in the developing world:a new approach to the problems of development Downloads
Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, Steven B. Webb and Barry R. Weingast
4358: A micro-decomposition analysis of the macroeconomic determinants of human development Downloads
Sylvie Lambert, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
4357: Structure and performance of the services sector in transition economies Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes
4356: Corruption, business environment, and small business fixed investment in India Downloads
Maddalena Honorati and Taye Mengistae
4355: Assessing the distortions of mandatory pensions on labor supply decisions and human capital accumulation: how to bridge the gap between economic theory and policy analysis Downloads
Andras Bodor, David Alejandro Robalino and Michal Rutkowski
4354: Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah, Delfin Sia Go, Marna Kearney, Vijdan Korman, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
4353: The long-run impact of orphanhood Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
4352: Atmospheric stabilization of CO2 emissions: near-term reductions and intensity-based targets Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
4351: Leakage of public resources in the health sector: an empirical investigation of Chad Downloads
Bernard Gauthier and Waly Wane
4350: Financial development and innovation in small firms Downloads
Siddharth Sharma
4349: Gender equality, poverty and economic growth Downloads
Andrew Morrison, Dhushyanth Raju and Nistha Sinha
4348: The growth in government domestic debt: changing burdens and risks Downloads
James A. Hanson
4347: Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints: the adoption and diffusion of export crops among guatemalan smallholders Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Angeli Kirk, Paul C. Winters and Benjamin Davis
4346: Infant mortality over the business cycle in the developing world Downloads
Sarah Baird, Jed Friedman and Norbert Schady
4345: Sovereign natural disaster insurance for developing countries: a paradigm shift in catastrophe risk financing Downloads
Francis Ghesquiere and Olivier Mahul
4344: Estimating global climate change impacts on hydropower projects: applications in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4343: Clothing and export diversification: still a route to growth for low-income countries ? Downloads
Paul Anthony Brenton and Mombert Hoppe
4342: Measuring the economic impact of climate change on Ethiopian agriculture: Ricardian approach Downloads
Temesgen Tadesse Deressa
4341: Review of environmental, economic and policy aspects of biofuels Downloads
Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman
4340: Rural roads and poor area development in Vietnam Downloads
Ren Mu and Dominique van de Walle
4339: Developing economies and international investors: do investment promotion agencies bring them together ? Downloads
Torfinn Harding and Beata Smarzynska Javorcik
4338: Corruption, the business environment, and small business growth in India Downloads
Maddalena Honorati and Taye Mengistae
4337: Canada-Wheat: discrimination, non-commercial considerations, and state trading enterprises Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Joel Trachtman
4336: European Community--Sugar: cross-subsidization and the World Trade Organization Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Robert Howse
4335: Landlockedness, infrastructure and trade: new estimates for central Asian countries Downloads
Christopher Grigoriou
4334: The economic impact of climate change on Kenyan crop agriculture: a ricardian approach Downloads
Jane Kabubo-Mariara and Fredrick K Karanja
4333: Oil spills on other commodities Downloads
John Baffes
4332: Exploring Lebanon's growth prospects Downloads
Jean-Claude Berthelemy, Sebastien Dessus and Charbel Nahas
4331: Infrastructure governance and corruption: where next ? Downloads
Charles James Kenny
4330: Big bad banks ? the impact of U.S. branch deregulation on income distribution Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Ross Levine and Alexey Levkov
4329: Investing in Indonesia's education: allocation, equity, and efficiency of public expenditures Downloads
Francisco Javier Arze del Granado, Wolfgang Fengler, Andy Ragatz and Elif Yavuz
4328: Does IDA engage in defensive lending ? Downloads
Carolin Geginat and Aart Kraay
4327: Urbanization and productivity: evidence from Turkish provinces over the period 1980-2000 Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly, Uwe Deichmann and Somik V. Lall
4326: Innovative experiences in access to finance: market friendly roles for the visible hand ? Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio Luis Schmukler
4325: Managing agricultural risk at the country level: the case of index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia Downloads
Olivier Mahul and Jerry Skees
4324: Efficiency and equity impacts of rural land rental restrictions: evidence from India Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Songqing Jin and Hari K. Nagarajan
4323: Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation: panel evidence from India Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Songqing Jin and Hari K. Nagarajan
4322: Entry regulation and business start-ups: evidence from Mexico Downloads
David Scott Kaplan, Eduardo Piedra and Enrique Seira
4321: Strengthening the governance and performance of state-owned financial institutions Downloads
David H. Scott
4320: The growth of China and India in world trade: opportunity or threat for Latin America and the Caribbean? Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Isidro Soloaga
4319: Product innovation by incumbent firms in developing economies: the roles of research and development expenditures, trade policy, and the investment climate Downloads
Daniel Lederman
4318: Specialization and adjustment during the growth of China and India: the Latin American experience Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Eliana Rubiano
4317: Managing the coordination of service delivery in metropolitan cities: the role of metropolitan governance Downloads
Enid Slack
4316: Who fears competition from informal firms ? evidence from Latin America Downloads
Alvaro S. Gonzalez and Francesca Lamanna
4315: How might climate change affect economic growth in developing countries ? a review of the growth literature with a climate lens Downloads
Franck Michel LECOCQ and Zmarak Shalizi
4314: Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores Downloads
Mohammad Amin
4313: Entrepreneurship and firm formation across countries Downloads
Leora F. Klapper, Raphael Amit, Mauro F. Guillen and Juan Manuel Quesada
4312: An emerging agricultural problem in high-performing Asian economies Downloads
Yujiro Hayami
4311: Development finance via diaspora bonds track record and potential Downloads
Suhas L. Ketkar and Dilip Ratha
4310: Do overlapping property rights reduce agricultural investment ? evidence from Uganda Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger and Daniel Ayalew Ali
4309: Strengthening China's technological capability Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima
4308: The perception of and adaptation to climate change in Africa Downloads
David James Maddison
4307: Crop selection: adapting to climage change in Africa Downloads
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Owen Mendelsohn
4306: The impact of climate change on African agriculture: a ricardian approach Downloads
David James Maddison, Marita Manley and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
4305: A ricardian analysis of the impact of climate change on African cropland Downloads
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Owen Mendelsohn
4304: China, India, and the future of the world economy: fierce competition or shared growth? Downloads
Betina V. Dimaranan, Elena Ivanova Ianchovichina and Will J Martin
4303: Geographic inequity in a decentralized anti-poverty program: a case study of China Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4302: Watching more than the Discovery channel: export cycles and diversification in development Downloads
Paul Anthony Brenton and Richard Newfarmer
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