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5007: Measures of investor and consumer confidence and policy actions in the current crisis Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Paul Masson
5006: Implications for climate-change policy of research on cooperation in social dilemmas Downloads
Timothy Irwin
5005: Aid and trust in country systems Downloads
Stephen Knack and Nicholas Eubank
5004: Forecasting local climate for policy analysis: a pilot application for Ethiopia Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Kiran Dev Pandey and David Wheeler
5003: Trade finance in crisis: market adjustment or market failure ? Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Thomas Farole
5002: The growth aftermath of natural disasters Downloads
Thomas Fomby, Yuki Ikeda and Norman Loayza
5001: Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs: theory and evidence from Cambodia Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
5000: World Bank policy research: a historical overview Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier
4999: Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ? Downloads
Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
4998: School enrollment, selection and test scores Downloads
Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
4997: Competition, imitation, and technical change: quality vs. variety Downloads
Ana Cusolito
4996: The power of information: the impact of mobile phones on farmers'welfare in the Philippines Downloads
Julien Labonne and Robert S. Chase
4995: The uncertainty channel of contagion Downloads
Prakash Kannan and Fritzi Kohler-Geib
4994: Procurement in infrastructure: what does theory tell us ? Downloads
Antonio Estache, Atsushi Iimi and Christian Ruzzier
4993: Evaluating the impact of Egyptian social fund for development programs Downloads
Hala Abou-Ali, Hesham El-Azony, Heba El-Laithy, Jonathan Haughton and Shahidur Khandker
4992: Tax compliance perceptions and formalization of small businesses in south Africa Downloads
Jacqueline Coolidge and Domagoj Ilic
4991: Aid for trade: matching potential demand and supply Downloads
Elisa Gamberoni and Richard Newfarmer
4990: Adjusting to trade-policy changes in export markets: evidence from U.S. antidumping duties on Vietnamese catfish Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Guido Porto and Alessandro Tarozzi
4989: Managing East Asia's macroeconomic volatility Downloads
Eduardo Olaberria and Jamele Rigolini
4988: Disasters and economic welfare: can national savings help explain post-disaster changes in consumption ? Downloads
Reinhard Mechler
4987: System-wide impacts of hospital payment reforms: evidence from central and eastern Europe and central Asia Downloads
Rodrigo Moreno-Serra and Adam Wagstaff
4986: Post-macroeconomics -- reflections on the crisis and strategic directions ahead Downloads
Celestin Monga
4985: Put your money where your butt is: a commitment contract for smoking cessation Downloads
Xavier Gine, Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
4984: Diasporas Downloads
Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Caglar Ozden
4983: Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Ernesto Lopez Cordova, Maria Martinez Peria and Christopher Woodruff
4982: More on the energy / non-energy commodity price link Downloads
John Baffes
4981: The economic impact of banking the unbanked: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and Inessa Love
4980: Natural disasters and growth - going beyond the averages Downloads
Norman Loayza, Eduardo Olaberria, Jamele Rigolini and Luc Christiaensen
4979: The health impact of extreme weather events in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Limin Wang, Shireen Kanji and Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay
4978: Governance matters VIII: aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2008 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
4977: Lessons from European Union policies for regional development Downloads
Raja Shankar and Anwar Shah
4976: Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes: evidence from a randomized trial in rural Burkina Faso Downloads
Harounan Kazianga, Damien de Walque and Harold Alderman
4975: The economics of teacher supply in Indonesia Downloads
Dandan Chen
4974: Why don't we see poverty convergence ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4973: Does financial openness lead to deeper domestic financial markets ? Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Megumi Kubota
4972: Remittances and natural disasters: ex-post response and contribution to ex-ante preparedness Downloads
Sanket Mohapatra, George Joseph and Dilip Ratha
4971: Can Malaysia escape the middle-income Trap ? a strategy for Penang Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima
4970: How should fiscal policy respond to the economic crisis in the low income commonwealth of independent states ? some pointers from Tajikistan Downloads
Martin Brownbridge and R. Sudharshan Canagarajah
4969: Inflation dynamics and food prices in an agricultural economy: the case of Ethiopia Downloads
Josef Loening, Dick Durevall and Yohannes A. Birru
4968: Assessing the macroeconomic impacts of natural disasters: are there any ? Downloads
Stefan Hochrainer
4967: Finance and inequality: theory and evidence Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4966: Identifying spatial efficiency-equity tradeoffs in territorial development policies: evidence from Uganda Downloads
Somik Lall, Elizabeth Schroeder and Emily Schmidt
4965: The microeconomic determinants of emigration and return migration of the best and brightest: evidence from the Pacific Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
4964: Do international treaties promote development ? the convention on the rights of the child and basic immunization Downloads
Varun Gauri
4963: Impact estimation of disasters: a global aggregate for 1960 to 2007 Downloads
Yasuhide Okuyama and Sebnem Sahin
4962: Stigma and the take-up of social programs Downloads
Jacques Ewoudou, Clarence Tsimpo and Quentin Wodon
4961: Working long hours and having no choice: time poverty in Guinea Downloads
Elena Bardasi and Quentin Wodon
4960: The ASEAN free trade agreement: impact on trade flows and external trade barriers Downloads
Hector Calvo-Pardo, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
4959: The impact of climate change on catastrophe risk models: implications for catastrophe risk markets in developing countries Downloads
John Seo and Olivier Mahul
4958: Scaling up aid or scaling down: the global economic crisis and Rwanda's MDGs Downloads
Hans Lofgren, Hannah Nielsen and Kene Ezemenari
4957: Substitution and technological change under carbon cap and trade: lessons from Europe Downloads
Timothy J. Considine and Donald Larson
4956: The impacts of international migration on remaining household members: omnibus results from a migration lottery program Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Steven Stillman
4955: Addressing educational disparity: using district level education development indices for equitable resource allocations in India Downloads
Dhir Jhingran and Deepa Sankar
4954: The Mauritanian labor market through the lens of the 2004 national household survey Downloads
Tania Rajadel , Nicola Pontara and Maria Sanchez Puerta
4953: On the channel and type of international disaster aid Downloads
Paul Raschky and Manijeh Schwindt
4952: Aid, natural disasters and the samaritan's dilemma Downloads
Paul Raschky and Manijeh Schwindt
4951: What explains the low survival rate of developing country export flows ? Downloads
Paul Brenton, Christian Saborowski and Erik von Uexkull
4950: Labor skills and foreign investment in a dynamic economy: estimating the knowledge-capital model for Singapore Downloads
Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Keith Maskus and Aaditya Mattoo
4949: Social networks among indigenous peoples in Mexico Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Trine Lunde and Harry Patrinos
4948: Does regulatory supervision curtail microfinance profitability and outreach ? Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
4947: A structural model of establishment and industry evolution: evidence from Chile Downloads
Murat Seker
4946: Mind the gap ? a rural-urban comparison of manufacturing firms Downloads
Bob Rijkers, Mans Soderbom and Josef Loening
4945: Modeling migration dynamics in Albania: a hazard function approach Downloads
Carlo Azzarri and Calogero Carletto
4944: Impact assessments in finance and private sector development: what have we learned and what should we learn ? Downloads
David McKenzie
4943: Financial institutions and markets across countries and over time - data and analysis Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4942: Uncivil societies - a theory of sociopolitical change Downloads
Celestin Monga
4941: Climate change governance Downloads
James Meadowcroft
4940: Cognitive and behavioral challenges in responding to climate change Downloads
Kari Marie Norgaard
4939: Social and governance dimensions of climate change: implications for policy Downloads
Roberto Foa
4938: Beyond mitigation: potential options for counter-balancing the climatic and environmental consequences of the rising concentrations of greenhouse gases Downloads
Mike MacCracken
4937: The impact of the business environment on the business creation process Downloads
Leora Klapper and Juan Manuel Quesada Delgado
4936: Optimal pre-merger notification mechanisms - incentives and efficiency of mandatory and voluntary schemes Downloads
Aldo Gonzalez and Daniel Benitez
4935: Entrepreneurship in post-conflict transition: the role of informality and access to finance Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Georgios Panos
4934: Innovative firms or innovative owners ? determinants of innovation in micro, small, and medium enterprises Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
4933: Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
4932: Household welfare and natural resource management around national parks in Zambia Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay and Gelson Tembo
4931: Simple model frameworks for explaining inefficiency of the clean development mechanism Downloads
Knut Einar Rosendahl and Jon Strand
4930: The better you are the stronger it makes you: evidence on the asymmetric impact of liberalization Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone
4929: When do Legislators pass on"Pork"? the determinants of legislator utilization of a constituency development fund in India Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
4928: Is deliberation equitable ? evidence from transcripts of village meetings in south India Downloads
Radu Ban and Vijayendra Rao
4927: A special safeguard mechanism for agricultural imports and the management of reform Downloads
Joseph Finger
4926: Optimal devaluations Downloads
Constantino Hevia and Juan Pablo Nicolini
4925: International migration, transfers of norms and home country fertility Downloads
Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Maurice Schiff
4923: Poverty and income seasonality in Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker
4922: Can risk averse competitive input providers serve farmers efficiently in developing countries ? Downloads
Paul Makdissi and Quentin Wodon
4921: May growth lead to higher deprivation despite higher satisfaction ? Downloads
Quentin Wodon and Shlomo Yitzhaki
4920: Assessing the economic impacts of an economic partnership agreement on Nigeria Downloads
Soamiely Andriamananjara, Paul Brenton, Erik von Uexkull and Peter Walkenhorst
4919: AIDS and dualism: Ethiopia's burden under rational expectations Downloads
Clive Bell and Anastasios Koukoumelis
4918: Exit and save: migration and saving under violence Downloads
Rebekka E. Grun
4917: The crisis-resilience of services trade Downloads
Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo
4916: Beyond the information technology agreement: harmonization of standards and trade in electronics Downloads
Alberto Portugal-Perez, José-Daniel Reyes and John S. Wilson
4915: Toward defining and measuring the affordability of public utility services Downloads
Ioannis Kessides, Raffaele Miniaci, Carlo Scarpa and Paola Valbonesi
4914: Infrastructure and growth in Africa Downloads
Cesar Calderon
4913: Paying the price for unreliable power supplies: in-house generation of electricity by firms in Africa Downloads
Vivien Foster and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
4912: Making sense of Africa's infrastructure endowment: a benchmarking approach Downloads
Tito Yepes, Justin Pierce and Vivien Foster
4911: Weathering the storm: investing in port infrastructure to lower trade costs in East Asia Downloads
Kazutomo Abe and John S. Wilson
4910: Natural disasters, self-insurance and human capital investment: evidence from Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi, Yisehac Yohannes and Agnes Quisumbing
4909: Risks, ex-ante actions and public assistance: impacts of natural disasters on child schooling in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Malawi Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi, Yisehac Yohannes and Agnes Quisumbing
4908: Moving up the ladder ? the impact of migration experience on occupational mobility in Albania Downloads
Calogero Carletto and Talip Kilic
4907: How can donors help build global public goods in health ? Downloads
Monica Das Gupta and Lawrence Gostin
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