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5056: The long and the short of emerging market debt Downloads
Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
5055: Endowment structures, industrial dynamics, and economic growth Downloads
Jiandong Ju, Justin Lin and Yong Wang
5054: Comparing Apples with....Apples: how to make (more) sense of subjective rankings of constraints to business Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Reyes Aterido
5053: "Revenue management"effects related to financial flows generated by climate policy Downloads
Jon Strand
5052: FDI protectionism is on the rise Downloads
Karl P. Sauvant
5051: The global resort to antidumping, safeguards, and other trade remedies amidst the economic crisis Downloads
Chad Bown
5050: Smoke in the water: the use of tariff policy flexibility in crises Downloads
Liliana Foletti, Marco Fugazza, Alessandro Nicita and Marcelo Olarreaga
5049: The Euro-mediterranean partnership: trade in services as an alternative to migration ? Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Caglar Ozden
5048: Measuring household usage of financial services: does it matter how or whom You Ask ? Downloads
Robert Cull and Kinnon Scott
5047: Criss-crossing globalization: uphill flows of skill-intensive goods and foreign direct investment Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
5046: Do poorer countries have less capacity for redistribution ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5045: Assessing the adjustment implications of trade policy changes using TRIST (tariff reform impact simulation tool) Downloads
Paul Brenton, Christian Saborowski, Cornelia Staritz and Erik von Uexkull
5044: Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuries Downloads
Branko Milanovic
5043: Technology adoption and factor proportions in open economies: theory and evidence from the global computer industry Downloads
Ana P. Cusolito and Daniel Lederman
5042: Causality between external debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5041: Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war Downloads
Quy-Toan Do
5040: Caste and punishment: the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement Downloads
Karla Hoff, Mayuresh Kshetramade and Ernst Fehr
5039: The wrath of God: macroeconomic costs of natural disasters Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
5038: Toward a theory of optimal financial structure Downloads
Justin Lin, Xifang Sun and Ye Jiang
5037: The long-run impacts of adult deaths on older household members in Tanzania Downloads
Achyuta Adhvaryu and Kathleen Beegle
5036: Revising the roads investment strategy in rural areas: an application for Uganda Downloads
Gaël Raballand, Patricia Macchi, Dino Merotto and Carly Petracco
5035: The value of vocational education: high school type and labor market outcomes in Indonesia Downloads
David Newhouse and Daniel Suryadarma
5034: Reshaping the international monetary architecture: lessons from Keynes'plan Downloads
Nadia Piffaretti
5033: Measuring the quality of education and health services: the use of perception data from Indonesia Downloads
Basab Dasgupta, Ambar Narayan and Emmanuel Skoufias
5032: Big constraints to small firms'growth ? business environment and employment growth across firms Downloads
Reyes Aterido, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Carmen Pages
5031: Changes in cross-border trade costs in the Pan-Arab free trade area, 2001-2008 Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Jamel Zarrouk
5030: China: urban services and governance Downloads
Hana Brixi
5029: Privatization and nationalization cycles Downloads
Roberto Chang, Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza
5028: International grain reserves and other instruments to address volatility in grain markets Downloads
Brian Wright
5027: Ex-ante methods to assess the impact of social insurance policies on labor supply with an application to Brazil Downloads
David Robalino and Eduardo Zylberstajn
5026: On interfuel substitution: some international evidence Downloads
Apostolos Serletis, Govinda Timilsina and Olexandr Vasetsky
5025: Africa and Arab Gulf states: divergent development paths and prospects for convergence Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5024: Potential gains from capital flight repatriation for Sub-Saharan African countries Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack and Leonce Ndikumana
5023: How many more infants are likely to die in Africa as a result of the global financial crisis ? Downloads
Jed Friedman and Norbert Schady
5022: Unpacking youth unemployment in Latin America Downloads
Wendy Cunningham
5021: When do sudden stops really hurt? Downloads
Mehmet Caner, Fritzi Koehler-Geib and Gallina Andronova Vincelette
5020: Finance in Africa - Achievements and Challenges Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Michael Fuchs and Marilou Uy
5019: Determinants of globalization and growth prospects for Sub-Saharan African countries Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5018: Who migrates overseas and is it worth their while ? an assessment of household survey data from Bangladesh Downloads
Manohar Sharma and Hassan Zaman
5017: Lock-in effects of road expansion on CO2 emissions: results from a core-periphery model of Beijing Downloads
Alex Anas and Govinda Timilsina
5016: Banking crises and exports: lessons from the past Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone and Veronika Zavacka
5015: The trade response to global downturns: historical evidence Downloads
Caroline Freund
5014: Credit constraints and investment behavior in Mexico's rural economy Downloads
Inessa Love and Susana M. Sanchez
5013: Subnational credit ratings: a comparative review Downloads
Lili Liu and Kim Song Tan
5012: Too poor to grow Downloads
Humberto Lopez and Luis Servén
5011: Does the village fund matter in Thailand ? Downloads
Jirawan Boonperm, Jonathan Haughton and Shahidur Khandker
5010: How land title affects child labor ? Downloads
Mauricio Moura, Rodrigo De Losso da Silveira Bueno and Larissa Leony
5009: Crisis in Latin America: infrastructure investment, employment and the expectations of stimulus Downloads
Jordan Z. Schwartz, Luis A. Andres and Georgeta Dragoiu
5008: Enhanced financial mechanisms for post 2012 mitigation Downloads
Christiana Figueres and Charlotte Streck
5007: Measures of investor and consumer confidence and policy actions in the current crisis Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Paul Masson
5006: Implications for climate-change policy of research on cooperation in social dilemmas Downloads
Timothy Irwin
5005: Aid and trust in country systems Downloads
Stephen Knack and Nicholas Eubank
5004: Forecasting local climate for policy analysis: a pilot application for Ethiopia Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Kiran Dev Pandey and David Wheeler
5003: Trade finance in crisis: market adjustment or market failure ? Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Thomas Farole
5002: The growth aftermath of natural disasters Downloads
Thomas Fomby, Yuki Ikeda and Norman Loayza
5001: Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs: theory and evidence from Cambodia Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
5000: World Bank policy research: a historical overview Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier
4999: Are there diminishing returns to transfer size in conditional cash transfers ? Downloads
Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
4998: School enrollment, selection and test scores Downloads
Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
4997: Competition, imitation, and technical change: quality vs. variety Downloads
Ana Cusolito
4996: The power of information: the impact of mobile phones on farmers'welfare in the Philippines Downloads
Julien Labonne and Robert S. Chase
4995: The uncertainty channel of contagion Downloads
Prakash Kannan and Fritzi Kohler-Geib
4994: Procurement in infrastructure: what does theory tell us ? Downloads
Antonio Estache, Atsushi Iimi and Christian Ruzzier
4993: Evaluating the impact of Egyptian social fund for development programs Downloads
Hala Abou-Ali, Hesham El-Azony, Heba El-Laithy, Jonathan Haughton and Shahidur Khandker
4992: Tax compliance perceptions and formalization of small businesses in south Africa Downloads
Jacqueline Coolidge and Domagoj Ilic
4991: Aid for trade: matching potential demand and supply Downloads
Elisa Gamberoni and Richard Newfarmer
4990: Adjusting to trade-policy changes in export markets: evidence from U.S. antidumping duties on Vietnamese catfish Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Guido Porto and Alessandro Tarozzi
4989: Managing East Asia's macroeconomic volatility Downloads
Eduardo Olaberria and Jamele Rigolini
4988: Disasters and economic welfare: can national savings help explain post-disaster changes in consumption ? Downloads
Reinhard Mechler
4987: System-wide impacts of hospital payment reforms: evidence from central and eastern Europe and central Asia Downloads
Rodrigo Moreno-Serra and Adam Wagstaff
4986: Post-macroeconomics -- reflections on the crisis and strategic directions ahead Downloads
Celestin Monga
4985: Put your money where your butt is: a commitment contract for smoking cessation Downloads
Xavier Gine, Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
4984: Diasporas Downloads
Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Caglar Ozden
4983: Remittances and banking sector breadth and depth: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Ernesto Lopez Cordova, Maria Martinez Peria and Christopher Woodruff
4982: More on the energy / non-energy commodity price link Downloads
John Baffes
4981: The economic impact of banking the unbanked: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and Inessa Love
4980: Natural disasters and growth - going beyond the averages Downloads
Norman Loayza, Eduardo Olaberria, Jamele Rigolini and Luc Christiaensen
4979: The health impact of extreme weather events in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Limin Wang, Shireen Kanji and Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay
4978: Governance matters VIII: aggregate and individual governance indicators 1996-2008 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
4977: Lessons from European Union policies for regional development Downloads
Raja Shankar and Anwar Shah
4976: Educational and health impacts of two school feeding schemes: evidence from a randomized trial in rural Burkina Faso Downloads
Harounan Kazianga, Damien de Walque and Harold Alderman
4975: The economics of teacher supply in Indonesia Downloads
Dandan Chen
4974: Why don't we see poverty convergence ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4973: Does financial openness lead to deeper domestic financial markets ? Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Megumi Kubota
4972: Remittances and natural disasters: ex-post response and contribution to ex-ante preparedness Downloads
Sanket Mohapatra, George Joseph and Dilip Ratha
4971: Can Malaysia escape the middle-income Trap ? a strategy for Penang Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima
4970: How should fiscal policy respond to the economic crisis in the low income commonwealth of independent states ? some pointers from Tajikistan Downloads
Martin Brownbridge and R. Sudharshan Canagarajah
4969: Inflation dynamics and food prices in an agricultural economy: the case of Ethiopia Downloads
Josef Loening, Dick Durevall and Yohannes A. Birru
4968: Assessing the macroeconomic impacts of natural disasters: are there any ? Downloads
Stefan Hochrainer
4967: Finance and inequality: theory and evidence Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4966: Identifying spatial efficiency-equity tradeoffs in territorial development policies: evidence from Uganda Downloads
Somik Lall, Elizabeth Schroeder and Emily Schmidt
4965: The microeconomic determinants of emigration and return migration of the best and brightest: evidence from the Pacific Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
4964: Do international treaties promote development ? the convention on the rights of the child and basic immunization Downloads
Varun Gauri
4963: Impact estimation of disasters: a global aggregate for 1960 to 2007 Downloads
Yasuhide Okuyama and Sebnem Sahin
4962: Stigma and the take-up of social programs Downloads
Jacques Ewoudou, Clarence Tsimpo and Quentin Wodon
4961: Working long hours and having no choice: time poverty in Guinea Downloads
Elena Bardasi and Quentin Wodon
4960: The ASEAN free trade agreement: impact on trade flows and external trade barriers Downloads
Hector Calvo-Pardo, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
4959: The impact of climate change on catastrophe risk models: implications for catastrophe risk markets in developing countries Downloads
John Seo and Olivier Mahul
4958: Scaling up aid or scaling down: the global economic crisis and Rwanda's MDGs Downloads
Hans Lofgren, Hannah Nielsen and Kene Ezemenari
4957: Substitution and technological change under carbon cap and trade: lessons from Europe Downloads
Timothy J. Considine and Donald Larson
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