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4473: Patterns of export diversification in developing countries: intensive and extensive margins Downloads
Alberto Amurgo-Pacheco and Martha Denisse Pierola
4472: Rising growth, declining investment: the puzzle of the Philippines Downloads
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi
4471: Distortions to agricultural incentives in Australia since world war II Downloads
Kym Anderson, Peter Lloyd and Donald MacLaren
4470: Can China continue feeding itself ? the impact of climate change on agriculture Downloads
Jinxia Wang, Robert Owen Mendelsohn, Ariel Dinar, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and Lijuan Zhang
4469: Finance, financial sector policies, and long-run growth Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4468: Finance and economic opportunity Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4467: Foreign bank acquisitions and outreach: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
4466: On SARS type economic effects during infectious disease outbreaks Downloads
Milan Brahmbhatt and Arindam Dutta
4465: Formal versus informal finance: evidence from China Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
4464: Regionalism and trade facilitation: a primer Downloads
Jean-Christophe Maur
4463: Are there lessons for africa from China's success against poverty ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4462: Bypassing health providers: the quest for better price and quality of health care in Chad Downloads
Bernard Gauthier and Waly Wane
4461: Services trade and growth Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo
4460: Infrastructure and growth in developing countries: recent advances and research challenges Downloads
Stephane Straub
4459: (UN)Bundling public-private partnership contracts in the water sector: competition in auctions and economies of scale in operation Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4458: An alternative framework for foreign exchange risk management of sovereign debt Downloads
Martin Melecký
4457: Who are the net food importing countries ? Downloads
Francis Ng and M. Ataman Aksoy
4456: Aid inflows and the real effective exchange rate in Tanzania Downloads
Ying Li and Francis Rowe
4455: Where to sell ? market facilities and agricultural marketing Downloads
Forhad Shilpi and Dina Umali-Deininger
4454: Land rental markets in the process of rural structural transformation: productivity and equity impacts in China Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger and Songqing Jin
4453: Is Accra a superstar city ? Downloads
Robert Michael Buckley and Ashna S. Mathema
4452: Fiscal spending and economic performance: some stylized facts Downloads
Celine Carrere and Jaime A.P. de Melo
4451: Regulatory cooperation, aid for trade and the general agreement on trade in services Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo
4450: Developing countries and enforcement of trade agreements: why dispute settlement is not enough Downloads
Chad P. Bown and Bernard Hoekman
4449: Does it pay firms to register for taxes ? the impact of formality on firm profitability Downloads
David McKenzie and Yaye Seynabou Sakho
4448: Land reforms, poverty reduction, and economic growth: evidence from India Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Songqing Jin and Hari K. Nagarajan
4447: Securing property rights in transition: lessons from implementation of China's rural land contracting law Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger and Songqing Jin
4446: What matters to African firms ? the relevance of perceptions data Downloads
Alan Gelb, Vijaya Ramachandran, Manju Kedia Shah and Ginger Turner
4445: Emerging market liquidity and crises Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Sergio Luis Schmukler and Neeltje Van Horen
4444: The impoverishing effect of adverse health events: evidence from the western Balkans Downloads
Mariapia Mendola, Caryn Bredenkamp and Michele Gragnolati
4443: Human capital and university-industry linkages'role in fostering firm innovation: an empirical study of Chile and Colombia Downloads
Daniela Marotta, Michael Mark, Andreas Blom and Kristian Thorn
4442: Assessing the functioning of land rental markets in Ethiopia Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Daniel Ayalew Ali and Tekie Alemu
4441: Early development economics debates revisited Downloads
Michele Alacevich
4440: Affordability and subsidies in public urban transport: what do we mean, what can be done? Downloads
Nicolas Estupinan, Andres Gomez-Lobo, Ramon Munoz-Raskin and Tomas Serebrisky
4439: Does corruption impact on firms'ability to conduct business in Mauritania ? evidence from investment climate survey data Downloads
Manuela Francisco and Nicola Pontara
4438: Annuities in Switzerland Downloads
Monika Bütler and Martin Ruesch
4437: Pension institutions and annuities in Denmark Downloads
Carsten Andersen and Peter Skjodt
4436: Public-private partnerships in transport Downloads
Antonio Estache, Ellis Juan and Lourdes Trujillo
4435: When do enterprises prefer informal credit ? Downloads
Mehnaz Safavian and Joshua Wimpey
4434: Litigation and settlement: new evidence from labor courts in Mexico Downloads
David Scott Kaplan, Joyce Sadka and Jorge Luis Silva-Mendez
4433: Mexican employment dynamics: evidence from matched firm-worker data Downloads
David Scott Kaplan, Gabriel Martinez and Raymond Robertson
4432: Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? Downloads
Catalina Gutierrez, Carlo Orecchia, Pierella Paci and Pieter M. Serneels
4431: Poverty reduction without economic growth ? explaining Brazil's poverty dynamics, 1985-2004 Downloads
Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite and Martin Ravallion
4430: The composition of public expenditure and growth: a small-scale intertemporal model for low-income countries Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
4429: Comparative analysis of labor market dynamics using markov processes: an application to informality Downloads
Mariano Bosch and William F. Maloney
4428: Russian WTO accession: what has been accomplished, what can be expected Downloads
David Gerald Tarr
4427: Distributional effects of educational improvements:are we using the wrong model ? Downloads
François J. Bourguignon and F. Halsey Rogers
4426: Statistical analysis of rainfall insurance payouts in southern India Downloads
Xavier Gine, Robert M. Townsend and James Vickery
4425: Insurance, credit, and technology adoption: field experimental evidence from Malawi Downloads
Xavier Gine and Dean Yang
4424: Improving nutritional status through behavioral change: lessons from Madagascar Downloads
Emanuela Galasso and Nithin Umapathi
4423: Regional integration in South Asia: what role for trade facilitation ? Downloads
John Sullivan Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
4422: Improving indoor air quality for poor families: a controlled experiment in Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, M. Khaliquzzaman and David Wheeler
4421: The determinants of HIV infection and related sexual behaviors: evidence from Lesotho Downloads
Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque
4420: Diffusion of the internet: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Luis Andres, David Cuberes, Mame Astou Diouf and Tomas Serebrisky
4419: Surveying migrant households: a comparison of census-based, snowball, and intercept point surveys Downloads
David McKenzie and Johan Andre Mistiaen
4418: Exports and productivity - comparable evidence for 14 countries Downloads
The International Study Group on Exports and Productivity
4417: Perceptions of environmental risks in Mozambique: implications for the success of adaptation and coping strategies Downloads
Anthony G. Patt and Dagmar Schroter
4416: Cote d'Ivoire: competitiveness, Cocoa, and the real exchange rate Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, Carlos Espina and John Noer
4415: Cote d'ivoire volatility, shocks and growth Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, Carlos Espina and John Noer
4414: Cote d'Ivoire: from success to failure a story of growth, specialization, and the terms of trade Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, John Noer and Carlos Espina
4413: Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: understanding corruption using cross-national firm-level surveys Downloads
Nathan M. Jensen, Quan Li and Aminur Rahman
4412: Measuring ancient inequality Downloads
Branko Milanovic, Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson
4411: what is missing between agricultural growth and infrastructure development ? cases of coffee and dairy in Africa Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and James Wilson Smith
4410: Current debates on infrastructure policy Downloads
Antonio Estache and Marianne Fay
4409: Reducing the transaction costs of development assistance Ghana's multi-donor budget support (MDBS) experience from 2003 to 2007 Downloads
Carlos Cavalcanti
4408: Patternsof rainfall insurance participation in rural India Downloads
Xavier Gine, Robert M. Townsend and James Vickery
4407: Bank privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Uganda commercial bank Downloads
George R.G. Clarke, Robert Cull and Michael Fuchs
4406: Gauging the welfare effects of shocks in rural Tanzania Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Vivian E. Hoffmann and Alexander Sarris
4405: Fiscal policy, public expenditure composition, and growth theory and empirics Downloads
Willi Semmler, Alfred Greiner, Bobo Diallo, Armon Rezai and Anand Rajaram
4404: Changing norms about gender inequality in education: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Maitreyi Bordia Das
4403: Ideas and innovation in East Asia Downloads
Milan Brahmbhatt and Albert Guangzhou Hu
4402: Product market regulation in Romania: a comparison with OECD countries Downloads
Marianne Fay, Donato De Rosa and Catalin Pauna
4401: Transparency, trade costs, and regional integration in the Asia Pacific Downloads
Matthias Helble, Ben Shepherd and John S. Wilson
4400: Help or hindrance ? the impact of harmonized standards on african exports Downloads
Witold Czubala, Ben Shepherd and John Sullivan Wilson
4399: Analyzing the impact of legislation on child labor in Pakistan Downloads
Tazeen Fasih
4398: Patterns of long term growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4397: Riots, coups and civil war: revisiting the greed and grievance debate Downloads
Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
4396: Growth diagnostics for a resource-rich transition economy: the case of Mongolia Downloads
Elena Ivanova Ianchovichina and Sudarshan Gooptu
4395: Public transport subsidies and affordability in Mumbai, India Downloads
Maureen L. Cropper and Soma Bhattacharya
4394: The incidence of graft on developing-country firms Downloads
Alvaro S. Gonzalez, José Ernesto López-Córdova and Elio E. Valladares
4393: Product market regulation in Bulgaria: a comparison with OECD Countries Downloads
Marianne Fay, Donato De Rosa and Stella Ilieva
4392: Global growth and distribution: are China and India reshaping the world? Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael E. De Hoyos, Denis Medvedev and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
4391: Alternatives to infrastructure privatization revisited: public enterprise reform from the1960s to the 1980s Downloads
Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez
4390: Product standards, harmonization, and trade: evidence from the extensive margin Downloads
Ben Shepherd
4389: Practical guidelines for effective bank resolution Downloads
Javier Bolzico, Yira Mascaro and Paola Granata
4388: The role of revenue recycling schemes in environmental tax selection: a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
4387: Fear of appreciation Downloads
Eduardo Levy-Yeyati and Federico Sturzenegger
4386: Psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis: results from Indonesia, 1993 - 2000 Downloads
Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas
4385: How relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4384: More growth or fewer collapses ? a new look at long run growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4383: Challenges to MDG achievement in low income countries: lessons from Ghana and Honduras Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Denis Medvedev
4382: Fiscal rules, public investment, and growth Downloads
Luis Servén
4381: The growing role of the euro in emerging market finance Downloads
Paul Robert Masson
4380: Assessing the governance of electricity regulatory agencies in the Latin American and the Caribbean region: a benchmarking analysis Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch, Makhtar Diop and Sebastian Lopez Azumendi
4379: Designing economic instruments for the environment in a decentralized fiscal system Downloads
James Alm and Spencer Banzhaf
4378: Do regulation and institutional design matter for infrastructure sector performance ? Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch and Stephane Straub
4377: Early identification of at-risk youth in Latin America: an application of cluster analysis Downloads
Emilie Bagby and Wendy Cunningham
4376: Absenteeism and beyond: instructional time loss and consequences Downloads
Helen Abadzi
4375: The determinants of rising informality in Brazil: Evidence from gross worker flows Downloads
Mariano Bosch, Edwin Goni and William F. Maloney
4374: Sustainability of healthcare financing in the Western Balkans: an overview of progress and challenges Downloads
Caryn Bredenkamp and Michele Gragnolati
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