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5474: Financing Indian cities: opportunities and constraints in an Nth best world Downloads
Patricia Clarke Annez
5473: Bank capital: lessons from the financial crisis Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Enrica Detragiache and Ouarda Merrouche
5472: Measures of fixed capital in agriculture Downloads
Rita Butzer, Yair Mundlak and Donald Larson
5471: Protecting child nutritional status in the aftermath of a financial crisis: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
John Giles and Elan Satriawan
5470: Reform and backlash to reform: economic effects of ageing and retirement policy Downloads
Svend E. Hougaard Jensen and Ole Hagen Jorgensen
5469: Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh: the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huq Khan, Md. Sohel Masud, Manjur Murshed Zahid Ahmed, Nandan Mukherjee and Kiran Pandey
5468: Climate change, agriculture and poverty Downloads
Thomas Hertel and Stephanie Rosch
5467: Legislative malapportionment and institutional persistence Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Francisco Gallego and Massimiliano Onorato
5466: Rising food prices and coping strategies: household-level evidence from Afghanistan Downloads
Anna D'Souza and Dean Jolliffe
5465: Short-run learning dynamics under a test-based accountability system: evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Dhushyanth Raju
5464: Accounting for heterogeneity in growth incidence in Cameroon Downloads
Essama-Nssah, , B., Leandre Bassol3 and Saumik Paul
5463: Energy poverty in rural and urban India: are the energy poor also income poor ? Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes and Hussain Samad
5462: The Chrysler effect: the impact of the Chrysler bailout on borrowing costs Downloads
Deniz Anginer and A. Joseph Warburton
5461: General equilibrium effects of land market restrictions on labor market: evidence from wages in Sri Lanka Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
5460: Are commodity prices more volatile now ? a long-run perspective Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Rashmi Shankar and Riccardo Trezzi
5459: Microinsurance: a case study of the Indian rainfall index insurance market Downloads
Xavier Gine, Lev Menand, Robert Townsend and James Vickery
5458: Eliciting probabilistic expectations with visual aids in developing countries: how sensitive are answers to variations in elicitation design ? Downloads
Adeline Delavande, Xavier Gine and David McKenzie
5457: Decomposing the effects of CCTs on entrepreneurship Downloads
Guilherme Lichand
5456: The co-movement of asset returns and the micro-macro focus of prudential oversight Downloads
Giovanni Majnoni
5455: Dealing with politics for money and power in infrastructure Downloads
Daniel Benitez, Antonio Estache and Tina Søreide
5454: Beyond market access: the new normal of preferential trade agreements Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Jean-Christophe Maur
5453: The great crisis and fiscal institutions in eastern and central Europe and central Asia Downloads
Luca Barbone, Roumeen Islam and Luis Alvaro Sanchez
5452: Comprehensive wealth, intangible capital, and development Downloads
Susana Ferreira and Kirk Hamilton
5451: Egypt beyond the crisis: medium-term challenges for sustained growth Downloads
Santiago Herrera, Hoda Youssef, Hoda Youssef and Chahir Zaki
5450: Subnational taxation in developing countries: a review of the literature Downloads
Richard Bird
5449: Banking sector competition in Russia Downloads
Diego Anzoategui, Maria Martinez Peria and Martin Melecký
5448: The challenges of bankruptcy reform Downloads
Elena Cirmizi, Leora Klapper and Mahesh Uttamchandani
5447: Second best ? investment climate and performance in Africa's special economic zones Downloads
Thomas Farole
5446: Islamic vs. conventional banking: business model, efficiency and stability Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ouarda Merrouche
5445: Payment systems, inside money and financial intermediation Downloads
Ouarda Merrouche and Erlend Nier
5444: The impact of the financial crisis on new firm registration Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
5443: Poverty and inequality maps for rural Vietnam: an application of small area estimation Downloads
Cuong Nguyen, Tran Ngoc Truong and Roy van der Weide
5442: Banking sector stability, efficiency, and outreach in Kenya Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Robert Cull, Michael Fuchs, Jared Getenga, Peter Gatere, John Randa and Mircea Trandafir
5441: Macroeconomic volatility after trade and capital account liberalization Downloads
Cosimo Pancaro
5440: In aid we trust: hearts and minds and the Pakistan earthquake of 2005 Downloads
Tahir Andrabi and Jishnu Das
5439: The impact of the global financial crisis on off-farm employment and earnings in rural China Downloads
Jikun Huang, Huayong Zhi, Zhurong Huang, Scott Rozelle and John Giles
5438: Identification strategy: a field experiment on dynamic incentives in rural credit markets Downloads
Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang
5437: Research for development: a World Bank perspective on future directions for research Downloads
Development Economics Senior Vice Presidency
5436: Taking stock of antidumping, safeguards, and countervailingduties, 1990-2009 Downloads
Chad Bown
5435: China: global crisis avoided, robust economic growth sustained Downloads
Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Alvaro Manoel, Ardo Hansson and Louis Kuijs
5434: Macroprudential stress-testing practices of central banks in central and south eastern Europe: an overview and challenges ahead Downloads
Martin Melecký and Anca Pruteanu-Podpiera
5433: The economic impact of international remittances on poverty and household consumption and investment in Indonesia Downloads
Richard Adams and Alfredo Cuecuecha
5432: Mashup indices of development Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5431: The financial crisis and its impacts on global agriculture Downloads
Justin Lin and Will Martin
5430: The worldwide governance indicators: methodology and analytical issues Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
5429: Financial protection of the state against natural disasters: a primer Downloads
Francis Ghesquiere and Olivier Mahul
5428: Conflicts and returns to stability in developing countries: a comparative analysis Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5427: Liability structure in small-scale finance: evidence from a natural experimen Downloads
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
5426: Trade and economic growth: evidence on the role of complementarities for CAFTA-DR countries Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Virginia Poggioa
5425: How and why does history matter for development policy ? Downloads
Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter and Vijayendra Rao
5424: Distributions in motion: economic growth, inequality, and poverty dynamics Downloads
Francisco Ferreira
5423: Political economy of infrastructure spending in India Downloads
Stuti Khemani
5422: Economic valuation of development projects: a case study of a non-motorized transport project in India Downloads
Hua Wang, Ke Fang and Yuyan Shi
5421: The value of statistical life: a contingent investigation in China Downloads
Hua Wang and Jie He
5420: Environmental performance rating and disclosure: an empirical investigation of China's green watch program Downloads
Yanhong Jin, Hua Wang and David Wheeler
5419: The impact of environmental performance rating and disclosure: an empirical analysis of perceptions by polluting firms'managers in China Downloads
Yanhong Jin, Hua Wang and David Wheeler
5418: What explains aid project success in post-conflict situations ? Downloads
Lisa Chauvet, Paul Collier and Marguerite Duponchel
5417: Global value chains in the electronics industry: was the crisis a window of opportunity for developing countries ? Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Momoko Kawakami
5416: Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in southern African economies Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Xu
5415: Does respondent reticence affect the results of corruption surveys ? evidence from the world bank enterprise survey for Nigeria Downloads
Bianca Clausen, Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
5414: Explaining variation in child labor statistics Downloads
Andrew Dillon, Elena Bardasi, Kathleen Beegle and Pieter Serneels
5413: Performance of Fe y Alegria high school students in Colombia: is it a matter of Fe (faith) or Alegria (joy) ? Downloads
Juan Carlos Parra and Quentin Wodon
5412: Improving wastewater use in agriculture: an emerging priority Downloads
Susanne M. Scheierling, Carl Bartone, Duncan D. Mara and Pay Drechsel
5411: Advanced biofuel technologies: status and barriers Downloads
Jay J. Cheng and Govinda Timilsina
5410: Costs of taxation and benefits of public goods with multiple taxes and goods Downloads
James Anderson and Will Martin
5409: Integrating land financing into subnational fiscal management Downloads
George E. Peterson and Olga Kaganova
5408: Credit constraints and the north-south transmission of crises Downloads
Ha Nguyen
5407: Export entrepreneurs: evidence from Peru Downloads
Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
5406: Second-generation biofuels: economics and policies Downloads
Miguel Carriquiry, Xiaodong Du and Govinda Timilsina
5405: Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital: an evaluation of the Schultz hypothesis Downloads
Elizabeth King, Claudio E. Montenegro and Peter Orazem
5404: Novel indicators of the trade and welfare effects of agricultural distortions in OECD countries Downloads
Kym Anderson and Johanna Croser
5403: How do governments respond to food price spikes ? lessons from the past Downloads
Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen
5402: The effects of business environments on development: surveying new firm-level evidence Downloads
Lixin Xu
5401: Unpleasant surprises: sovereign default determinants and prospects Downloads
Luca Bandiera, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma and Gallina A. Vincelette
5400: A control function approach to estimating dynamic probit models with endogenous regressors, with an application to the study of poverty persistence in China Downloads
John Giles and Irina Murtazashvili
5399: Public debt management in emerging market economies: has this time been different ? Downloads
Phillip R. D. Anderson, Anderson Caputo Silva and Antonio Velandia-Rubiano
5398: Foreign bank participation in developing countries: what do we know about the drivers and consequences of this phenomenon? Downloads
Robert Cull and Maria Martinez Peria
5397: A diagnostic framework for assessing public investment management Downloads
Anand Rajaram, Tuan Minh Le, Nataliya Biletska and Jim Brumby
5396: The role of standards in global value chains Downloads
Raphael Kaplinsky
5395: Experimental approaches in migration studies Downloads
David McKenzie and Dean Yang
5394: The economic consequences of"brain drain"of the best and brightest: microeconomic evidence from five countries Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
5393: Why aredeveloping countries so slow in adopting new technologies ? the aggregate and complementary impact of micro distortions Downloads
Raphael Bergoeing, Norman Loayza and Facundo Piguillem
5392: Do we need a zero pure time preference or the risk of climate catastrophes to justify a 2C global warming target ? Downloads
P. Dumas, Jean-Charles Hourcade and B. Perrissin Fabert
5391: Finding the tipping point -- when sovereign debt turns bad Downloads
Mehmet Caner, Thomas Grennes and Fritzi Koehler-Geib
5390: Social security distortions onto the labor market: estimates for Colombia Downloads
Jose Cuesta and Mauricio Olivera
5389: Are innovating firms victims or perpetrators ? tax evasion, bribe payments, and the role of external finance in developing countries Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
5388: Poverty, living conditions, and infrastructure access: a comparison of slums in Dakar, Johannesburg, and Nairobi Downloads
Sumila Gulyani, Debabrata Talukdar and Darby Jack
5387: Provision of water to the poor in Africa: experience with water standposts and the informal water sector Downloads
Sarah Keener, Manuel Luengo and Sudeshna Banerjee
5386: The impact of infrastructure spending in Sub-Saharan Africa: a CGE modeling approach Downloads
Jean-François Perrault, Luc Savard and Antonio Estache
5385: Crop production and road connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis Downloads
Paul Dorosh, Hyoung-Gun Wang, Liangzhi You and Emily Schmidt
5384: Cost recovery, equity, and efficiency in water tariffs: evidence from African utilities Downloads
Sudeshna Banerjee, Vivien Foster, Yvonne Ying, Heather Skilling and Quentin Wodon
5383: Equity in climate change: an analytical review Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
5382: Labor supply and retirement policy in an overlapping generations model with stochastic fertility Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen and Svend E. Hougaard Jensen
5381: Do middle-income countries continue to have the ability to deal with the global financial crisis ? Downloads
Ralph van Doorn, Vivek Suri and Sudarshan Gooptu
5380: Sovereign debt distress and corporate spillover impacts Downloads
Mansoor Dailami
5379: Industry and skill wage premiums in east Asia Downloads
Emanuela di Gropello and Christos Sakellariou
5378: Climate change and trade policy: from mutual destruction to mutual support Downloads
Patrick Messerlin
5377: CATalytic insurance: the case of natural disasters Downloads
Tito Cordella and Eduardo Levy Yeyati
5376: Entrepreneurship and the extensive margin in export growth: a microeconomic accounting of Costa Rica's export growth during 1997-2007 Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Andres Rodriguez-Clare and Yi Xu
5375: On measuring scientific influence Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Adam Wagstaff
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