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5086: Microfinance tradeoffs: regulation, competition, and financing Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
5085: Creative destruction and policy reforms: changing productivity effects of firm turnover in Moroccan manufacturing Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Fraser Thompson
5084: Who survives ? the impact of corruption, competition and property rights across firms Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
5083: Competitiveness assessment of tourism in Sierra Leone: a cluster-based approach Downloads
Mallika Shakya
5081: The power of exports Downloads
William Easterly, Ariell Reshef and Julia Schwenkenberg
5080: A comparative perspective on poverty reduction in Brazil, China and India Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5079: How will changes in globalization impact growth in south Asia ? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and Rahul Anand
5078: Banks and microbanks Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
5077: Remittance stability, cyclicality and stabilizing impact in developing countries Downloads
Ileana C. Neagu and Maurice Schiff
5076: Demographic and socioeconomic patterns of HIV/AIDS prevalence in Africa Downloads
Kathleen Beegle and Damien de Walque
5075: Implications of the growth of China and India for the other Asian giant: Russia Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
5074: Governance in health care delivery: raising performance Downloads
Maureen Lewis and Gunilla Pettersson Gelander
5073: How to improve public health systems: lessons from Tamil Nadu Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, B.R. Desikachari, T.V. Somanathan and P. Padmanaban
5072: What explains the cost of remittances ? an examination across 119 country corridors Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
5071: Pricing externalities from passenger transportation in Mexico city Downloads
Ian Parry and Govinda Timilsina
5070: Distributional impact analysis of past climate variability in rural Indonesia Downloads
Outi Korkeala, David Newhouse and Mafalda Duarte
5069: The pattern of growth and poverty reduction in China Downloads
Jose G. Montalvo and Martin Ravallion
5068: An analysis of various policy instruments to reduce congestion, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in Beijing Downloads
Alex Anas, Govinda Timilsina and Siqi Zheng
5067: Cyclical effects of bank capital requirements with imperfect credit markets Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva
5066: Do value-added estimates add value ? accounting for learning dynamics Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja and Tristan Zajonc
5065: Exchange rate and output fluctuations in the small open economy of Mauritius Downloads
Fabiano Bastos and Jose Angelo Divino
5064: Aid for trade facilitation Downloads
Matthias Helble, Catherine Mann and John S. Wilson
5063: Climate change and the economics of targeted mitigation in sectors with long-lived capital stock Downloads
Zmarak Shalizi and Franck Lecocq
5062: The complementarity of MDG achievements: the case of child mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jann Lay and Anne-Sophie Robilliard
5061: Global inequality recalculated: the effect of new 2005 PPP estimates on global inequality Downloads
Branko Milanovic
5060: Crisis and protection in the automotive industry: a global value chain perspective Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Johannes Van Biesebroeck
5059: Exchange rates during the crisis Downloads
Sebastian Weber and Charles Wyplosz
5058: Climate change and individual behavior: considerations for policy Downloads
Andrea Liverani
5057: Welfare impacts of rural electrification: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Douglas French Barnes, Shahidur Khandker, Minh Huu Nguyen and Hussain Samad
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
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