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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
5374: The World Bank's publication record Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Adam Wagstaff
5373: Is the level of financial sector development a key determinant of private investment in the power sector ? Downloads
Lika Ba, Farid Gasmi and Paul Noumba Um
5372: Crisis preparedness and debt management in low income countries: strengthening institutions and policy frameworks Downloads
Dana Weist, Eriko Togo and Abha Prasad
5371: Placing the 2006/08 commodity price boom into perspective Downloads
John Baffes and Tassos Haniotis
5370: Child ability and household human capital investment decisions in Burkina Faso Downloads
Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
5369: Regional economic growth in Mexico: recent evolution and the role of governance Downloads
Eli Weiss and David Rosenblatt
5368: Estimates of trade-related adjustment costs in Syria Downloads
Jamus Lim and Christian Saborowski
5367: How can public spending help you grow? an empirical analysis for developing countries Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Blanca Moreno-Dodson
5366: Export discoveries, diversification and barriers to entry Downloads
Bailey Klinger and Daniel Lederman
5365: Education, labor rights, and incentives: contract teacher cases in the indian courts Downloads
Nick Robinson and Varun Gauri
5364: Biofuels: markets, targets and impacts Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Ashish Shrestha
5363: Bank competition in the Middle East and northern Africa region Downloads
Diego Anzoategui, Maria Martinez Peria and Roberto Rocha
5362: Managing subnational credit and default risks Downloads
Lili Liu and Michael Waibel
5361: Aid for trade: building on progress today for tomorrow's future Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and John S. Wilson
5360: Are banks too big to fail or too big to save ? International evidence from equity prices and CDS spreads Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
5359: Implementing carbon tariffs: a fool's errand ? Downloads
Michael Moore
5358: Investment in job training: why are SMES lagging so much behind ? Downloads
Rita Almeida and Reyes Aterido
5357: An empirical analysis of the effects of climate variables on national level economic growth Downloads
Casey Brown, Robyn Meeks, Yonas Ghile and Kenneth Hunu
5356: Shadow economies all over the world: new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007 Downloads
Friedrich Schneider, Andreas Buehn and Claudio E. Montenegro
5355: Markets for cotton by-products: global trends and implications for African cotton producers Downloads
John Baffes
5354: Global imbalances before and after the global crisis Downloads
Luis Servén and Ha Nguyen
5353: The global financial crisis and development thinking Downloads
F. Rogers
5352: U.S. antidumping: much ado about zeroing Downloads
Chad Bown and Thomas Prusa
5351: China's marriage market and upcoming challenges for elderly men Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Avraham Ebenstein and Ethan Jennings Sharygin
5350: Political capture of decentralization: vote-buying through grants-financed local jurisdictions Downloads
Stuti Khemani
5349: The publicity"defect"of customary law Downloads
Varun Gauri
5348: Corruption and productivity: firm-level evidence from the BEEPS survey Downloads
Donato De Rosa, Nishaal Gooroochurn and Holger Gorg
5347: Trade and regional inequality Downloads
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
5346: Empirical econometric evaluation of alternative methods of dealing with missing values in investment climate surveys Downloads
Alvaro Escribano, Jorge Pena and J. Luis Guasch
5345: Changing contributions of different agricultural policy instruments to global reductions in trade and welfare Downloads
Johanna Croser and Kym Anderson
5344: Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 Downloads
Johanna Croser and Kym Anderson
5343: Characterizing the business cycles of emerging economies Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Rodrigo Fuentes
5342: Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries: the role of education Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante and David Wheeler
5341: The economy-wide effects of further trade reforms in Tunisia's services sectors Downloads
Philippa Dee and Ndiame Diop
5340: The DR-CAFTA and the extensive margin: a firm-level analysis Downloads
Ana Cristina Molina, Maurizio Bussolo and Leonardo Iacovone
5339: Measuring the technical efficiency of airports in Latin America Downloads
Sergio Perelman and Tomas Serebrisky
5338: Inheritance law reform and women's access to capital: evidence from India's Hindu succession act Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Aparajita Goyal and Hari Nagarajan
5337: Revisiting between-group inequality measurement: an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages Downloads
Peter Lanjouw and Vijayendra Rao
5336: The growth report and new structural economics Downloads
Justin Lin and Celestin Monga
5335: Are health shocks different ? evidence from a multi-shock survey in Laos Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Magnus Lindelow
5334: Potential implications of a special safeguard mechanism in the WTO: the case of wheat Downloads
Thomas Hertel, Will Martin and Amanda M. Leister
5333: Factors that predispose youth to risk in Mexico and Chile Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Emilie Bagby
5332: Energy access, efficiency, and poverty: how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh ? Downloads
Douglas F. Barnes, Shahidur Khandker and Hussain Samad
5331: Seasonal and extreme poverty in Bangladesh: evaluating an ultra-poor microfinance project Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, M. A. Baqui Khalily and Hussain Samad
5330: Effects of the crisis on the automotive industry in developing countries: a global value chain perspective Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Johannes Van Biesebroeck
5329: Analyzing trade competitiveness: a diagnostics approach Downloads
Thomas Farole, Jose Guilherme Reis and Swarnim Wagle
5328: Trade credit contracts Downloads
Leora Klapper, Luc Laeven and Raghuram Rajan
5327: Delivering service indicators in education and health in Africa: a proposal Downloads
Tessa Bold, Bernard Gauthier, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
5326: Consumer protection and financial literacy: lessons from nine country studies Downloads
Susan L. Rutledge
5325: A summary and update of developing annuities markets: the experience of Chile Downloads
Roberto Rocha and Heinz P. Rudolph
5324: The political, regulatory and market failures that caused the US financial crisis Downloads
David Tarr
5323: Obstacles to growth for small and medium enterprises in Turkey Downloads
Murat Seker and Paulo Guilherme Correa
5322: The impact of the business environment on young firm financing Downloads
Larry W. Chavis, Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
5321: Deals versus rules: policy implementation uncertainty and why firms hate it Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Gita Khun-Jush and Lant Pritchett
5320: MDG achievements, determinants and resource needs: what has been learnt ? Downloads
Jann Lay
5319: Is there a distress risk anomaly ? pricing of systematic default risk in the cross section of equity returns Downloads
Deniz Anginer and Celim Yildizhan
5318: Liquidity clienteles: transaction costs and investment decisions of individual investors Downloads
Deniz Anginer
5317: Infrastructure in Latin America Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
5316: The Washington consensus: assessing a damaged brand Downloads
Nancy Birdsall, Augusto de la Torre and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
5315: Information, direct access to farmers, andrural market performance in central India Downloads
Aparajita Goyal
5314: Regional trade agreements Downloads
Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
5313: Growth identification and facilitation: the role of the state in the dynamics of structural change Downloads
Justin Lin and Celestin Monga
5312: Financial globalization and the Russian crisis of 1998 Downloads
Brian Pinto and Sergei Ulatov
5311: Fiscal competition in developing countries: a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature Downloads
Thierry Madiès and Jean-Jacques Dethier
5310: Trade and migration with renewable natural resources: out-of-steady-state dynamics Downloads
Ramon Lopeza
5309: The effects of domestic climate change measures on international competitiveness Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Hong Ma and Muthukumara Mani
5308: The evolution of agricultural trade flows Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Francis Ng
5307: The impact of water supply variability on treaty cooperation between international bilateral river basin riparian states Downloads
Ariel Dinar, Brian Blankespoor, Shlomi Dinar and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
5306: Fiscal adjustment and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: overview and lessons from the current downturn Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5305: Social protection in Latin America: achievements and limitations Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and David Robalino
5304: Health, demographic transition and economic growth Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen
5303: Rigidities in employment protection and exporting Downloads
Murat Seker
5302: Access to water, women's work and child outcomes Downloads
Gayatri Koolwal and Dominique van de Walle
5301: Developing countries and monitoring WTO commitments in response to the global economic crisis Downloads
Chad Bown
5300: North-south trade-related technology diffusion: virtuous growth cycles in Latin America Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Yanling Wang
5299: Decentralization (localization) and corruption: new cross-country evidence Downloads
Maksym Ivanyna and Anwar Shah
5298: Thirty-five years of long-run energy forecasting: lessons for climate change policy Downloads
Jean-Charles Hourcade and Franck Nadaud
5297: Small state regional cooperation, south-south and south-north migration, and international trade Downloads
Maurice Schiff
5296: Carbon offsets with endogenous environmental policy Downloads
Jon Strand
5295: Inertia in infrastructure development: some analytical aspects, and reasons for inefficient infrastructure choices Downloads
Jon Strand
5294: Trade crisis and recovery: restructuring of global value chains Downloads
William Milberg and Deborah Winkler
5293: Can subjective well-being predict unemployment length ? Downloads
Dimitris Mavridis
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