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4582: Technology trap and poverty trap in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
4581: Effects of improving infrastructure quality on business costs: evidence from firm-level data Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4580: Conditional cash transfers in education: design features, peer and sibling effects evidence from a randomized experiment in Colombia Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Marianne Bertrand, Leigh Linden and Francisco Perez-Calle
4579: The effectiveness of boards of directors of state owned enterprises in developing countries Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
4578: Insurers: too many, too few, or"just right"? initial observations on a cross-country dataset of concentration and competition measures Downloads
Craig Thorburn
4577: Nonfarm microenterprise performance and the investment climate: evidence from rural Ethiopia Downloads
Josef Loening, Bob Rijkers and Mans Soderbom
4576: Human capital and the changing structure of the Indian economy Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Aaditya Mattoo
4575: Domestic constraints, firm characteristics, and geographical diversification of firm-level manufacturing exports in Africa Downloads
Yutaka Yoshino
4574: Labor markets in rural and urban Haiti--based on the first household survey for Haiti Downloads
Dorte Verner
4573: Linking African smallholders to high-value markets: practitioner perspectives on benefits, constraints, and interventions Downloads
Spencer Henson, Steven Jaffee, John Cranfield, Jose Blandon and Paul Siegel
4572: Partial peace rebel groups inside and outside civil war settlements Downloads
Desiree Nilsson
4571: Making poor Haitians count--poverty in rural and urban Haiti based on the first household survey for Haiti Downloads
Dorte Verner
4570: Regional household and poverty effects of Russia's accession to the world trade organization Downloads
Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
4569: Financing lifelong learning Downloads
Hessel Oosterbeek and Harry Patrinos
4568: Can cost-benefit analysis guide education policy in developing countries ? Downloads
Emmanuel Jimenez and Harry Patrinos
4567: The dynamics of ownership of durable goods in Bulgaria: from economic crisis to EU membership Downloads
Oleksiy Ivaschenko and Lire Ersado
4566: Reading tealeaves on the potential impact of the privatization of tea estates in Rwanda Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah, Kene Ezemenari and Vijdan Korman
4565: Evo, Pablo, Tony, Diego, and Sonny - general equilibrium analysis of the illegal drugs market Downloads
Romulo Chumacero
4564: Can production and trafficking of illicit drugs be reduced or merely shifted ? Downloads
Peter Reuter
4563: A general equilibrium analysis of demand side management programs under the clean development mechanism of the kyoto protocol Downloads
Govinda Timilsina
4562: Social exclusion and the gender gap in education Downloads
Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed
4561: Burley tobacco clubs in Malawi: nonmarket institutions for exports Downloads
Mariano Negri and Guido Porto
4560: Trade remedies and non-market economies: economic implications of the first US countervailing duty case on China Downloads
Longyue Zhao and Yan Wang
4559: Expanding taxable capacity and reaching revenue potential: cross-country analysis Downloads
Tuan Minh Le, Blanca Moreno-Dodson and Jeep Rojchaichaninthorn
4558: Improving logistics costs for transportation and trade facilitation Downloads
Julio A. Gonzalez, Jose Luis Guasch and Tomas Serebrisky
4557: Helpful Governments Downloads
Mohammad Amin
4556: Economics of irrigation water management: a literature survey with focus on partial and general equilibrium models Downloads
Hasan Dudu and Sinqobile Chumi
4555: Informal payments and moonlighting in Tajikistan's health sector Downloads
Andrew Dabalen and Waly Wane
4554: Measuring financial protection in health Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
4553: The historical foundations of the narcotic drug control regime Downloads
Julia Buxton
4552: Productivity growth and economic reform: evidence from Rwanda Downloads
Kalamogo Coulibaly, Kene Ezemenari and Neal Duffy
4551: Avian influenza and the poultry trade Downloads
Alessandro Nicita
4550: Heterogeneous quality firms and trade costs Downloads
Matthias Helble and Toshihiro Okubo
4549: Managing the radio spectrum: framework for reform in developing countries Downloads
Bjorn Wellenius and Isabel Neto
4548: Youth risk-taking behavior in Brazil: drug use and teenage pregnancy Downloads
Ana Rute Cardoso and Dorte Verner
4547: Evaluation in the practice of development Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4546: Integration of markets vs. integration by agreements Downloads
Nathalie Aminian, K.C. Fung and Francis Ng
4545: Responding to Afghanistan's Opium economy challenge: lessons and policy implications from a development perspective Downloads
William A. Byrd
4544: Modeling services liberalization: the case of Kenya Downloads
Edward Balistreri, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
4543: The development impact of the illegality of drug trade Downloads
Philip Keefer, Norman Loayza and Rodrigo Soares
4542: Governance arrangements for state owned enterprises Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
4541: The fiscal impact of foreign aid in Rwanda: a theoretical and empirical analysis Downloads
Kene Ezemenari, Ephraim Kebede and Sajal Lahiri
4540: Risk-based supervision of pension institutions in Denmark Downloads
Rein van Dam and Erik Brink Andersen
4539: Risk-based supervision of pension funds in Australia Downloads
Graeme Thompson
4538: License to sell: the effect of business registration reform on entrepreneurial activity in Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn
4537: Preferential liberalization and its economy-wide effects in Honduras Downloads
Denis Medvedev
4536: Heterogeneous technology and panel data: the case of the agricultural production function Downloads
Yair Mundlak, Rita Butzer and Donald Larson
4535: Isolation and subjective welfare: evidence from South Asia Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Forhad Shilpi
4534: The extent of the market and stages of agricultural specialization Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
4533: Valuing access to water - a spatial hedonic approach applied to Indian cities Downloads
Luc Anselin, Nancy Lozano-Gracia, Uwe Deichmann and Somik Lall
4532: Fiscal policy for growth and development in Tajikistan Downloads
Martin Brownbridge and R. Sudharshan Canagarajah
4531: Lessons from China for Africa Downloads
David Dollar
4530: How to interpret the growing phenomenon of private tutoring: human capital deepening, inequality increasing, or waste of resources ? Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and F. Rogers
4529: Attitudes to equality: the"socialist legacy"revisited Downloads
Mamta Murthi and Erwin R. Tiongson
4528: Does poverty research in Russia follow the scientific method? Downloads
Michael Lokshin
4527: An empirical analysis of Mexican merger policy Downloads
Marcos Ávalos Bracho and Rafael De Hoyos
4526: Migrant opportunity and the educational attainment of youth in rural China Downloads
Alan de Brauw and John Giles
4525: Credit chains and sectoral comovemen t: does the use of trade credit amplify sectoral shocks ? Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
4524: The effectiveness of policies to control a human influenza pandemic: a literature review Downloads
Arin Dutta
4523: Achieving accelerated and shared growth in Ghana: a MAMS-based analysis of costs and opportunities Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, Maurizio Bussolo and Denis Medvedev
4522: The effects of local environmental institutions on perceptions of smoke and fire problems in Brazil Downloads
Sheila Wertz-Kanounnikoff and Kenneth M. Chomitz
4521: How does Vietnam's accession to the World Trade Organization change the spatial incidence of poverty? Downloads
Tomoki Fujii and David Roland-Holst
4520: Exiting a lawless state Downloads
Karla Hoff and Joseph Stiglitz
4519: Is Africa's economy at a turning point? Downloads
Jorge Arbache, Delfin Go and John Page
4518: Chile: a strategy to promote innovative small and medium enterprises Downloads
Mike Goldberg and Eric Palladini
4517: Accessibility and affordability of tertiary education in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru within a global context Downloads
Yuki Murakami and Andreas Blom
4516: Determinants of a digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial econometric analysis of cell phone coverage Downloads
Piet Buys, Susmita Dasgupta, Tim Thomas and David Wheeler
4515: Remittances, consumption and investment in Ghana Downloads
Richard Adams, Alfredo Cuecuecha and John Page
4514: Competition and demographics Downloads
Mohammad Amin
4513: Brazil within Brazil: testing the poverty map methodology in Minas Gerais Downloads
Chris Elbers, Peter Lanjouw and Phillippe George Leite
4512: Does participation in productive associations signal trust and creditworthiness ? evidence for Nicaragua Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola and Ezequiel Molina
4511: Madrasas and NGOs: complements or substitutes ? non-state providers and growth in female education in Bangladesh Downloads
Mohammad Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury
4510: Poisoning the mind: arsenic contamination and cognitive achievement of children Downloads
Mohammad Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury
4509: Regulatory agencies: impact on firm performance and social welfare Downloads
Antonio Estache and Martín Rossi
4508: Social interactions and student achievement in a developing country: An instrumental variables approach Downloads
Mohammad Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury
4507: Agency, education and networks: gender and international migration from Albania Downloads
Guy Stecklov, Calogero Carletto, Carlo Azzarri and Benjamin Davis
4506: Measuring the performance and achievement of social objectives of development finance institutions Downloads
Manuela Francisco, Yira Mascaro, Juan Carlos Mendoza and Jacob Yaron
4505: A short note on the ATP fund of Denmark Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
4504: Inequality in Latin America: determinants and consequences Downloads
Humberto Lopez and Guillermo Perry
4503: Decentralization and the provision of public services: framework and implementation Downloads
Aehyung Kim
4502: Does Hepatitis B infection or son preference explain the bulk of gender imbalance in China ?: a review of the evidence Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
4501: The quality of medical advice in low-income countries Downloads
Jishnu Das, Jeffrey Hammer and Kenneth Leonard
4500: Health and civil war in rural Burundi Downloads
Tom Bundervoet, Philip Verwimp and Richard Akresh
4499: Upgrading the investment policy framework of public pension funds Downloads
Dimitri Vittas, Gregorio Impavido and O'Connor, Ronan
4498: Quantifying institutional impacts and development synergies in water resource programs: a methodology with application to the Kala Oya basin, Sri Lanka Downloads
R. Maria Saleth and Ariel Dinar
4497: How sensitive are Latin American exports to Chinese competition in the U.S. market ? Downloads
José López-Córdova, Alejandro Micco and Danielken Molina
4496: Subnational insolvency: cross-country experiences and lessons Downloads
Lili Liu and Michael Waibel
4495: Mental health patterns and consequences: results from survey data in five developing countries Downloads
Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman and David McKenzie
4494: Regulatory governance and sector performance: methodology and evaluation for Electricity distribution in Latin America Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch and Sebastian Lopez Azumendi
4493: Where in the world are you ? Assessing the importance of circumstance and effort in a world of different mean country incomes and (almost) no migration Downloads
Branko Milanovic
4492: How does bribery affect public service delivery ? micro-evidence from service users and public officials in Peru Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Judit Montoriol-Garriga and Francesca Recanatini
4491: Risk-based supervision of pension funds: a review of international experience and preliminary assessment of the first outcomes Downloads
Gregory Brunner, Richard Hinz and Roberto Rocha
4490: Risk sharing opportunities and macroeconomic factors in Latin American and Caribbean countries: A consumption insurance assessment Downloads
Luigi Ventura
4489: Agro-manufactured export prices, wages and unemployment Downloads
Guido Porto
4488: Realizing the gains from trade: export crops, marketing costs, and poverty Downloads
Jorge Balat, Irene Brambilla and Guido Porto
4487: Fiscal redistribution and income inequality in Latin America Downloads
Edwin Goni, Humberto Lopez and Luis Servén
4486: On the welfarist rationale for relative poverty lines Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4485: Living on the edge -- risk, protection, behavior, and outcomes of Argentine youth Downloads
Michael Justesen
4484: On measuring the benefits of lower transport costs Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Bart Minten
4483: Enforceability of labor law: evidence from a labor court in Mexico Downloads
David Kaplan and Joyce Sadka
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