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4709: Refinements to the probabilistic approach to fiscal sustainability analysis Downloads
Nathaniel Frank and Eduardo Ley
4708: Job creation and labor reform in Latin America Downloads
David Kaplan
4707: Technology adoption and the investment climate: firm-level evidence for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Paulo G. Correa, Ana Fernandes and Chris J. Uregian
4706: A road to trust Downloads
Julien Labonne and Robert S. Chase
4705: Does gender matter for firm performance ? evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal and Katherine Terrell
4704: Gender and asset ownership: a guide to collecting individual-level data Downloads
Cheryl Doss, Caren Grown and Carmen Diana Deere
4703: The developing world is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
4702: Poverty alleviation and child labor Downloads
Eric Edmonds and Norbert Schady
4701: Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling and child health Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Norbert Schady
4700: Rising income inequality in China: a race to the top Downloads
Xubei Luo and Nong Zhu
4699: Who is coming from Vanuatu to New Zealand under the new recognized Seasonal employer program ? Downloads
David McKenzie, Pilar Garcia Martinez and L. Winters
4698: How pro-poor is the selection of seasonal migrant workers from Tonga under New Zealand's recognized seasonal employer program ? Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua
4697: A positive stigma for child labor ? Downloads
Harry Patrinos and M. Najeeb Shafiq
4696: Bank competition and financial stability Downloads
Allen N. Berger, Leora Klapper and Rima Turk-Ariss
4695: Transportation fuel use, technology and standards: The role of credibility and expectations Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland and Torben Mideksa
4694: Does child labor always decrease with income ? an evaluation in the context of a development program in Nicaragua Downloads
Ximena V. Del Carpio
4693: Financing rural development for a harmonious society in China: recent reforms in public finance and their prospects Downloads
Achim Fock and Christine Wong
4692: Political violence and economic growth Downloads
Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
4691: Comparing constraints to economic stabilization in Macedonia and Slovakia: macro estimates with micro narratives Downloads
Martin Melecký and Evgenij Najdov
4690: Domestic water pricing with household surveys: a study of acceptability and willingness to pay in Chongqing, China Downloads
Hua Wang, Jian Xie and Honglin Li
4689: China and central and eastern European countries: regional networks, global supply chain, or international competitors? Downloads
K.C. Fung, Iikka Korhonen, Ke Li and Francis Ng
4688: Are skills rewarded in Sub-Saharan Africa ? determinants of wages and productivity in the manufacturing sector Downloads
Louise Fox and Ana Maria Oviedo
4687: Patterns of international capital raisings Downloads
Juan Carlos Gozzi, Ross Levine and Sergio Schmukler
4686: Timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs Downloads
Elizabeth King and Jere Behrman
4685: Kenya's quest for growth stabilization and reforms - but political stability ? Downloads
Luca Bandiera, Praveen Kumar and Brian Pinto
4684: Referendum, response, and consequences for Sudan: the game between juba and khartoum Downloads
Ibrahim Elbadawi, Gary Milante and Costantino Pischedda
4683: Aid, service delivery, and the millennium development goals in an economy-wide framework Downloads
François Bourguignon, Carolina Diaz-Bonilla and Hans Lofgren
4682: A note on rising food prices Downloads
Donald Mitchell
4681: Assessing interactions among education, social insurance, and labor market policies in a general equilibrium framework: an application to Morocco Downloads
Mohamed Marouani and David Robalino
4680: Safeguards and antidumping in Latin American trade liberalization Downloads
Joseph Finger and Julio Nogues
4679: Exploring the links between HIV/AIDS, social capital, and development Downloads
Antonio David and Carmen Li
4678: Do community-driven development projects enhance social capital ? evidence from the Philippines Downloads
Julien Labonne and Robert S. Chase
4677: The consequences of child labor: evidence from longitudinal data in rural Tanzania Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Rajeev Dehejia, Roberta Gatti and Sofya Krutikova
4676: The concept of odious debt: some considerations Downloads
Vikram Nehru and Mark Thomas
4675: Small enterprise growth and the rural investment climate: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Tidiane Kinda and Josef Loening
4674: Reaching the millennium development goals: Mauritania should care Downloads
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi, Nicola Pontara, Khayar Fall, Catalina M. Tejada and Pablo Gallego Cuervo
4673: Potential applications of conditional cash transfers for prevention of sexually transmitted infections and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Carol Medlin and Damien de Walque
4672: The Doha development agenda: what's on the table? Downloads
Will Martin and Aaditya Mattoo
4671: The place premium: wage differences for identical workers across the US border Downloads
Michael Clemens, Claudio E. Montenegro and Lant Pritchett
4670: The World Bank's early reflections on development: a development institution or a bank? Downloads
Michele Alacevich
4669: The worldwide governance indicators and tautology: causally related separable concepts, indicators of a common cause, or both ? Downloads
Laura Langbein and Stephen Knack
4668: Currency undervaluation and sovereign wealth funds: a new role for the World Trade Organization Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
4667: What does"entrepreneurship"data really show ? a comparison of the global entrepreneurship monitor and World Bank group datasets Downloads
Zoltan Acs, Sameeksha Desai and Leora Klapper
4666: The impact of food inflation on urban poverty and its monetary cost: some back-of-the-envelope calculations Downloads
Sebastien Dessus, Santiago Herrera and Rafael De Hoyos
4665: Multidimensionality and renegotiation: evidence from transport-sector public-private-partnership transactions in Latin America Downloads
Antonio Estache, Jose-Luis Guasch, Atsushi Iimi and Lourdes Trujillo
4664: Joint bidding in infrastructure procurement Downloads
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi
4663: Assessing the impact of public spending on growth - an empirical analysis for seven fast growing countries Downloads
Blanca Moreno-Dodson
4662: Procurement efficiency for infrastructure development and financial needs reassessed Downloads
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi
4661: Who gets the credit ? and does it matter ? household vs. firm lending across countries Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Berrak Buyukkarabacak, Felix Rioja and Neven Valev
4660: Bidder asymmetry in infrastructure procurement: are there any fringe bidders ? Downloads
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi
4659: The measurement of inequality of opportunity: theory and an application to Latin America Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Jérémie Gignoux
4658: Social assistance and poverty reduction in Moldova, 2001-2004 an impact evaluation Downloads
Paolo Verme
4657: So you want to quit smoking: have you tried a mobile phone ? Downloads
Julien Labonne and Robert S. Chase
4656: Bank competition and financial stability: friends or foes ? Downloads
Thorsten Beck
4655: Broadening the offering choice of corporate bonds in emerging markets: cost-effective access to debt capital Downloads
Tadashi Endo
4654: Governance matters VII: aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2007 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
4653: Minority status and labor market outcomes: does india have minority enclaves ? Downloads
Maitreyi Bordia Das
4652: Fiscal policy instruments for reducing congestion and atmospheric emissions in the transport sector: a review Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Hari Dulal
4651: Integrating seasonal forecasts and insurance for adaptation among subsistence farmers: the case of Malawi Downloads
Daniel E. Osgood, Pablo Suarez, James Hansen, Miguel Carriquiry and Ashok Mishra
4650: Do the biggest aisles serve a brighter future ? global retail chains and their implications for Romania Downloads
Beata Javorcik and Yue Li
4649: Bank involvement with SMEs: beyond relationship lending Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Maria Martinez Peria and Sergio Schmukler
4648: Cyclical movements in unemployment and informality in developing countries Downloads
Mariano Bosch and William Maloney
4647: Who are the unbanked ? Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Pedro Miranda, Enrique Seira and Siddharth Sharma
4646: Bank regulations are changing: for better or worse ? Downloads
James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
4645: The impact of cash transfers on school enrollment: evidence from Ecuador Downloads
Hessel Oosterbeek, Juan Ponce and Norbert Schady
4644: India shining and Bharat drowning: comparing two Indian states to the worldwide distribution in mathematics achievement Downloads
Jishnu Das and Tristan Zajonc
4643: Demanding to be served: holding governments to account for improved access Downloads
Anwar Shah
4642: Are low food prices pro-poor ? net food buyers and sellers in low-income countries Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Aylin Isik-Dikmelik
4641: Good, bad, and ugly colonial activities: studying development across the Americas Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and Francisco Gallego
4640: Oil intensities and oil prices: evidence for Latin America Downloads
Veronica Alaimo and Humberto Lopez
4639: The social discount rate: estimates for nine Latin American countries Downloads
Humberto Lopez
4638: Benchmarking financial development Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Erik Feyen, Alain Ize and Florencia Moizeszowicz
4637: The impact of remittances on rural poverty and inequality in China Downloads
Nong Zhu and Xubei Luo
4636: Real exchange rates, saving and growth: is there a link ? Downloads
Peter Montiel and Luis Servén
4635: Who are the microenterprise owners ? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. de Soto Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
4634: HIV/AIDS, climate change and disaster management: challenges for institutions in Malawi Downloads
Pablo Suarez, Precious Givah, Kelvin Storey and Alexander Lotsch
4633: Public expenditure and consumption volatility Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Bruno Vincent
4632: Instrumental variables regressions with honestly uncertain exclusion restrictions Downloads
Aart Kraay
4631: Investigating the Impact of climate change on the robustness of index-based microinsurance in Malawi Downloads
S. Hochrainer, R. Mechler, G. Pflug and A. Lotsch
4630: Microfinance meets the market Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
4629: Who benefits from promoting small and medium scale enterprises ? some empirical evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Bob Rijkers, Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi and Francis Teal
4628: The anatomy of China's export growth Downloads
Mary Amiti and Caroline Freund
4627: Economic partnership agreements and the export competitiveness of Africa Downloads
Paul Brenton, Mombert Hoppe and Richard Newfarmer
4626: The process of financial development: a statistical view from the FSAP program Downloads
Alain Ize, Rafael Pardo and Sarah Zekri
4625: Use of modern medical care for pregnancy and childbirth care: does female schooling matter ? Downloads
Aparnaa Somanathan
4624: Connecting the unobserved dots: a decomposition analysis of changes in earnings inequality in urban Argentina, 1980-2002 Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Johannes Metzler
4623: Global poverty and inequality: a review of the evidence Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Martin Ravallion
4622: The impact of price subsidies on child health care use: evaluation of the Indonesian healthcard Downloads
Aparnaa Somanathan
4621: China is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
4620: Dollar a day revisited Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula
4619: Spite and development Downloads
Ernst Fehr, Karla Hoff and Mayuresh Kshetramade
4618: Cocaine production and trafficking: what do we know ? Downloads
Daniel Mejia and Carlos Posada
4617: Quality of schooling, returns to schooling and the 1981 vouchers reform in Chile Downloads
Harry Patrinos
4616: Migration, sorting and regional inequality: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Forhad Shilpi
4615: Trade facilitation in ASEAN member countries: measuring progress and assessing priorities Downloads
Ben Shepherd and John S. Wilson
4614: Is migration a good substitute for education subsidies ? Downloads
Frédéric Docquier, Ousmane Faye and Pierre Pestieau
4613: A gendered assessment of the brain drain Downloads
Frédéric Docquier, B. Lindsay Lowell and Abdeslam Marfouk
4612: Measuring distortions to agricultural incentives, revisited Downloads
Kym Anderson, Marianne Kurzweil, Will Martin, Damiano Sandri and Ernesto Valenzuela
4611: Spatial specialization and farm-nonfarm linkages Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Forhad Shilpi and Renos Vakis
4610: Devolution, accountability, and service delivery: some insights from Pakistan Downloads
Zahid Hasnain
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