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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
4301: India's journey toward an effective patent Downloads
Bruce Abramson
4300: Country stakes in climate change negotiations: two dimensions of vulnerability Downloads
Piet Buys, Uwe Deichmann, Craig Michael Meisner, Thao Ton-That and David Wheeler
4299: Balancing expenditures on mitigation of and adaptation to climate change: an exploration of Issues relevant to developing countries Downloads
Franck Michel LECOCQ and Zmarak Shalizi
4298: Yield impact of irrigation management transfer: story from the Philippines Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Priya Shyamsundar and Mei Xei
4297: Big dragon, little dragons: China's challenge to the machinery exports of southeast Asia Downloads
Sjamsu Rahardja
4296: When do creditor rights work? Downloads
Mehnaz Safavian and Siddharth Sharma
4295: Economic benefit of tuberculosis control Downloads
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Eili Klein, Christopher Dye, Katherine Floyd, Sarah Darley and Olusoji Adeyi
4294: Scarperation: an empirical inquiry into the role of scarcity in fostering cooperation between international river riparians Downloads
Shlomi Dinar, Ariel Dinar and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
4293: Assessing the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture in Egypt: a ricardian approach Downloads
Helmy M. Eid, Samia M. El-Marsafawy and Samiha A. Ouda
4292: Assessment of the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture in Zimbabwe: a ricardian approach Downloads
Reneth Mano and Charles Nhemachena
4291: An empirical economic assessment of impacts of climate change on agriculture in Zambia Downloads
Suman Jain
4290: The impacts of climate change on regional water resources and agriculture in Africa Downloads
Kenneth Strzepek and Alyssa McCluskey
4289: Sensitivity of cropping patterns in Africa to transient climate change Downloads
Alexander Lotsch
4288: Actual crop water use in project countries: a synthesis at the regional level Downloads
Robina Wahaj, Florent Maraux and Giovanni Munoz
4287: A cross-country analysis of public debt management strategies Downloads
Martin Melecký
4286: Institutional effects as determinants of learning outcomes: exploring state variations in Mexico Downloads
Jesus Alvarez, Vicente Garcia Moreno and Harry Anthony Patrinos
4285: Poverty analysis using an international cross-country demand system Downloads
John Cranfield, Paul V Preckel and Thomas Warren Hertel
4284: Customer market power and the provision of trade credit: evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Neeltje Van Horen
4283: Innovation shortfalls Downloads
William F. Maloney and Andres Rodriguez-Clare
4282: Are cash transfers made to women spent like other sources of income? Downloads
Norbert Schady and Jose Rosero
4281: Credit growth in emerging Europe: a cause for stability concerns? Downloads
Sophie Sirtaine and Ilias Skamnelos
4280: Governance Matters VI: Aggregate and Individual Governance Indicators, 1996-2006 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
4279: The impact of climate change on livestock management in Africa: a structural Ricardian analysis Downloads
S. Niggol Seo and Robert Owen Mendelsohn
4278: Endogenous irrigation: the impact of climate change on farmers in Africa Downloads
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Owen Mendelsohn
4277: Climate change adaptation in Africa: a microeconomic analysis of livestock choice Downloads
S. Niggol Seo and Robert Owen Mendelsohn
4276: Human capital, trade liberalization, and income risk Downloads
Tom Krebs, Pravin Krishna and William F. Maloney
4275: Can foreign lobbying enhance development ? The case of tourism in the Caribbean Downloads
Kishore Gawande, William F. Maloney and Gabriel Montes Rojas
4274: Are labor regulations driving computer usage in India's retail stores ? Downloads
Mohammad Amin
4273: Rules of origin and the web of East Asian free trade agreements Downloads
Miriam Manchin and Annette O. Pelkmans-Balaoing
4272: Migration, remittances, poverty, and human capital: conceptual and empirical challenges Downloads
David McKenzie and Marcin J. Sasin
4271: Construction, corruption, and developing countries Downloads
Charles James Kenny
4270: Jump-starting self-employment ? Evidence among welfare participants in Argentina Downloads
Rita Almeida and Emanuela Galasso
4269: Shadow sovereign ratings for unrated developing countries Downloads
Dilip Ratha, Prabal de and Sanket Mohapatra
4268: Power to the people: evidence from a randomized field experiment of a community-based monitoring project in Uganda Downloads
Martina Bjorkman and Jakob Svensson
4267: Financial intermediation in the pre-consolidated banking sector in Nigeria Downloads
Heiko Hesse
4266: The Economic Community of West African States: fiscal revenue implications of the prospective economic partnership agreement with the European Union Downloads
Simplice G. Zouhon-Bi and Lynge Nielsen
4265: The structure of import tariffs in the Russian Federation: 2001-05 Downloads
Oleksandr Shepotylo and David Gerald Tarr
4264: Financing of the private sector in Mexico, 2000-05: evolution, composition, and determinants Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou and Emanuel Salinas Munoz
4263: HIV/AIDS and social capital in a cross-section of countries Downloads
Antonio C. David
4262: From creativity to innovation Downloads
Shahid Yusuf
4261: Climate change impacts on animal husbandry in Africa: a Ricardian analysis Downloads
Robert Owen Mendelsohn and S. Niggol Seo
4260: Civil war risk in democratic and non-democratic neighborhoods Downloads
Clionadh Raleigh
4259: Are all labor regulations equal ? Assessing the effects of job security, labor dispute, and contract labor laws in India Downloads
Ahmad Ahsan and Carmen Pages
4258: The cost of being landlocked: logistics costs and supply chain reliability Downloads
Jean-Francois Arvis, Gaël Raballand and Jean-Francois Marteau
4257: Consumption risk, technology adoption, and poverty traps: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Stefan Dercon and Luc Christiaensen
4256: Nigeria's growth record: Dutch disease or debt overhang ? Downloads
Nina Budina, Gaobo Pang and Sweder van Wijnbergen
4255: Public finance, governance, and growth in transition economies: empirical evidence from 1992-2004 Downloads
Taras Pushak, Erwin R. Tiongson and Aristomene Varoudakis
4254: The causes of civil war Downloads
Simeon Djankov and Marta Reynal-Querol
4253: Poverty, inequality, and social disparities during China's economic reform Downloads
David Dollar
4252: About urban mega regions: knowns and unknowns Downloads
Shahid Yusuf
4251: The living conditions of children Downloads
Harry Anthony Patrinos
4250: Economic information and finance: more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption Downloads
Roumeen Islam
4249: What is the impact of international remittances on poverty and inequality in Latin America ? Downloads
Pablo A. Acosta, Cesar A. Calderon, Pablo Fajnzylber and Humberto Lopez
4248: Monetary policy, structural break, and the monetary transmission mechanism in Thailand Downloads
Heiko Hesse
4247: The impact of remittances on poverty and human capital: evidence from Latin American household surveys Downloads
Pablo A. Acosta, Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez
4246: Choosing the currency structure for sovereign debt: a review of current approaches Downloads
Martin Melecký
4245: A poverty-focused evaluation of commodity tax options Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah
4244: The size and effectiveness of automatic fiscal stabilizers in Latin America Downloads
Rodrigo Suescun
4243: Population size, concentration, and civil war: a geographically disaggregated analysis Downloads
Havard Hegre and Clionadh Raleigh
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