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Volume 31, issue 3, 2017

What Is Considered Development Economics? Commonalities and Differences in University Courses around the Developing World pp. 595-610 Downloads
David McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and If So, When? pp. 611-630 Downloads
Tim Kaiser and Lukas Menkhoff
A First Step up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household’s Welfare in Rural Rwanda pp. 631-649 Downloads
Michael Grimm, Anicet Munyehirwe, Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert
The Cost of Fear: The Welfare Effect of the Risk of Violence in Northern Uganda pp. 650-669 Downloads
Marc Rockmore
Identifying Gazelles: Expert Panels vs. Surveys as a Means to Identify Firms with Rapid Growth Potential pp. 670-686 Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Christopher Woodruff
On Minimizing the Risk of Bias in Randomized Controlled Trials in Economics pp. 687-707 Downloads
Alex Eble, Peter Boone and Diana Elbourne
Donor Competition for Aid Impact, and Aid Fragmentation pp. 708-729 Downloads
Kurt Annen and Luc Moers
The Impacts of India's Food Security Policies on South Asian Wheat and Rice Markets pp. 730-746 Downloads
Nelson Villoria and Elliot Wamboka Mghenyi
Effect of Lengthening the School Day on Mother's Labor Supply pp. 747-766 Downloads
Dante Contreras and Paulina Sepúlveda
Can Agricultural Interventions Improve Child Nutrition? Evidence from Tanzania pp. 767-785 Downloads
Anna Folke Larsen and Helene Bie Lilleør
The Impact of Positive and Negative Income Changes on the Height and Weight of Young Children pp. 786-808 Downloads
Thomas Buser, Hessel Oosterbeek, Erik Plug, Juan Ponce and José Rosero
The Effect of a Transfer Program for the Elderly in Mexico City on Co-Residing Children's School Enrollment pp. 809-828 Downloads
Emilio Gutierrez, Laura Juarez and Adrian Rubli

Volume 31, issue 2, 2017

Property Rights for Fishing Cooperatives: How (and How Well) Do They Work? pp. 295-328 Downloads
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Heather M. Leslie, Austen Mack-Crane, Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Sheila M.W. Reddy and Leila Sievanen
When Winners Feel Like Losers: Evidence from an Energy Subsidy Reform pp. 329-350 Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Barbara Cunha and Riccardo Trezzi
Does Input-Trade Liberalization Affect Firms’ Foreign Technology Choice? pp. 351-384 Downloads
Maria Bas and Antoine Berthou
Long-term Gains from Electrification in Rural India pp. 385-411 Downloads
Dominique van de Walle, Martin Ravallion, Vibhuti Mendiratta and Gayatri Koolwal
The Changing Structure of Africa’s Economies pp. 412-433 Downloads
Xinshen Diao, Kenneth Harttgen and Margaret McMillan
Does Child Sponsorship Pay off in Adulthood? An International Study of Impacts on Income and Wealth pp. 434-458 Downloads
Bruce Wydick, Paul Glewwe and Laine Rutledge
Political Connections and Tariff Evasion Evidence from Tunisia pp. 459-482 Downloads
Bob Rijkers, Leila Baghdadi and Gaël Raballand
Pension Coverage for Parents and Educational Investment in Children: Evidence from Urban China pp. 483-503 Downloads
Ren Mu and Yang Du
Prices, Engel Curves, and Time-Space Deflation: Impacts on Poverty and Inequality in Vietnam pp. 504-530 Downloads
John Gibson, Trinh Le and Bonggeun Kim
Willing but Unable? Short-term Experimental Evidence on Parent Empowerment and School Quality pp. 531-552 Downloads
Elizabeth Beasley and Elise Huillery
Providing Policy Makers with Timely Advice: The Timeliness-Rigor Trade-off pp. 553-569 Downloads
Clive Bell and Lyn Squire
On the Effects of Enforcement on Illegal Markets: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia* pp. 570-594 Downloads
Daniel Mejía, Pascual Restrepo and Sandra V. Rozo

Volume 31, issue 1, 2017

Remittances and Vulnerability in Developing Countries pp. 1-23 Downloads
Giulia Bettin, Andrea Presbitero and Nikola L. Spatafora
Asymmetric Information about Migrant Earnings and Remittance Flows pp. 24-43 Downloads
Ganesh Seshan and Robertas Zubrickas
Comparing Cash and Voucher Transfers in a Humanitarian Context: Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo pp. 44-70 Downloads
Jenny C. Aker
Budget Rules and Resource Booms and Busts: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Analysis pp. 71-96 Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Yazid Dissou, Delfin Go and Sherman Robinson
Public Good Provision in Indian Rural Areas: The Returns to Collective Action by Microfinance Groups pp. 97-128 Downloads
Paolo Casini, Lore Vandewalle and Zaki Wahhaj
Genuine Fakes: The Prevalence and Implications of Data Fabrication in a Large South African Survey pp. 129-157 Downloads
Arden Finn and Vimal Ranchhod
Grain Price Spikes and Beggar-thy-Neighbor Policy Responses: A Global Economywide Analysis pp. 158-175 Downloads
Hans G. Jensen and Kym Anderson
Volunteerism after the Tsunami: The Effects of Democratization pp. 176-195 Downloads
Tiago Freire, J. Vernon Henderson and Ari Kuncoro
A New Cross-National Measure of Corruption pp. 196-219 Downloads
Laarni Escresa and Lucio Picci
The Effects of Volumetric Pricing Policy on Farmers’ Water Management Institutions and Their Water Use: The Case of Water User Organization in an Irrigation System in Hubei, China pp. 220-240 Downloads
Kei Kajisa and Bin Dong
On the Impact of Regulating Commissions: Evidence from the Indian Mutual Funds Market pp. 241-270 Downloads
Santosh Anagol, Vijaya Marisetty, Renuka Sane and Buvaneshwaran Venugopal
The Effect of Metro Expansions on Air Pollution in Delhi pp. 271-294 Downloads
Deepti Goel and Sonam Gupta

Volume 30, issue Supplement_1, 2017

Gains from Foreign Direct Investment: Macro and Micro Approaches pp. S2-S15 Downloads
Laura Alfaro
Should Human Rights Law Play a Role in Development? pp. S16-S33 Downloads
Eric A. Posner
On the Origins and Development of Pakistan's Soccer-Ball Cluster pp. S34-S41 Downloads
David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal, Tariq Raza and Eric Verhoogen
Cross-Sector Misallocation with Sector-Specific Distortions pp. S42-S56 Downloads
Julio Leal Ordóñez
From Firm Productivity Dynamics to Aggregate Efficiency pp. S57-S66 Downloads
Bernabe Lopez-Martin
Psychometrics as a Tool to Improve Credit Information pp. S67-S76 Downloads
Irani Arraiz, Miriam Bruhn and Rodolfo Stucchi
Unitary or Noncooperative Intrahousehold Model? Evidence from Couples in Uganda pp. S77-S85 Downloads
Nathan Fiala and Xi He
Opportunity versus Necessity: Understanding the Heterogeneity of Female Micro-Entrepreneurs pp. S86-S96 Downloads
Gabriela Calderon, Leonardo Iacovone and Laura Juarez
Highways and Spatial Location within Cities: Evidence from India pp. S97-S108 Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover Goswami and William R. Kerr
ICT Use, Competitive Pressures, and Firm Performance in Mexico pp. S109-S118 Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Mariana Pereira-López and Marc Schiffbauer
Do Deep Trade Agreements Boost Vertical FDI? pp. S119-S125 Downloads
Alberto Osnago, Nadia Rocha and Michele Ruta
Exporters, Engineers, and Blue-collar Workers pp. S126-S136 Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
The Causal Impacts of Child Labor Law in Brazil: Some Preliminary Findings pp. S137-S144 Downloads
Caio Piza and André Souza
The Effect of Publicly Provided Health Insurance on Education Outcomes in Mexico pp. S145-S156 Downloads
Carlo Alcaraz Pribaz, Daniel Chiquiar, María José Orraca and Alejandrina Salcedoa
The Importance of Legitimacy pp. S157-S165 Downloads
Robert Akerlof
Are Politically Connected Firms More Likely to Evade Taxes? Evidence from Tunisia pp. S166-S175 Downloads
Bob Rijkersb, Hassen Arouri and Leila Baghdadi
Courting Economic Development pp. S176-S187 Downloads
James R. Brown, J. Anthony Cookson and Rawley Z. Heimer

Volume 30, issue 3, 2016

Is Workfare Cost-effective against Poverty in a Poor Labor-Surplus Economy? pp. 413-445 Downloads
Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
What Is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid? pp. 446-474 Downloads
Channing Arndt, Sam Jones and Finn Tarp
Estimating Quarterly Poverty Rates Using Labor Force Surveys: A Primer pp. 475-500 Downloads
Mohamed Douidich, Abdeljaouad Ezzrari, Roy van der Weide and Paolo Verme
Bridging the Gender Gap: Identifying What Is Holding Self-employed Women Back in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Republic of Congo pp. 501-521 Downloads
Emily Nix, Elisa Gamberoni and Rachel Heath
The Cost of Road Infrastructure in Low- and Middle-Income Countries pp. 522-548 Downloads
Paul Collier, Martina Kirchberger and Måns Söderbom
Does Longer Compulsory Education Equalize Schooling by Gender and Rural/Urban Residence? pp. 549-579 Downloads
Murat Kırdar, Meltem Dayioglu and İsmet Koç
Promotion with and without Learning: Effects on Student Enrollment and Dropout Behavior pp. 580-602 Downloads
Elizabeth King, Peter Orazem and Elizabeth M. Paterno

Volume 30, issue 2, 2016

Global Income Distribution: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Great Recession pp. 203-232 Downloads
Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic
The Government Response to Informed Citizens: New Evidence on Media Access and the Distribution of Public Health Benefits in Africa pp. 233-267 Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Complementary Reforms to Address Microeconomic Distortions pp. 268-305 Downloads
Raphael Bergoeing, Norman Loayza and Facundo Piguillem
Risky Business: Political Instability and Sectoral Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment in the Arab World pp. 306-331 Downloads
Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Bob Rijkers
The Impact of Business Environment Reforms on New Registrations of Limited Liability Companies pp. 332-353 Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
Deals and Delays: Firm-level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times pp. 354-382 Downloads
Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers
The Role of Regulation on Entry: Evidence from the Italian Provinces pp. 383-411 Downloads
Francesco Bripi

Volume 30, issue 1, 2016

Learning Dynamics and Support for Economic Reforms: Why Good News Can Be Bad pp. 1-23 Downloads
Sweder van Wijnbergen and Tim Willems
A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms pp. 24-54 Downloads
Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
Economic Shocks and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment pp. 55-77 Downloads
Jacob Gerner Hariri, Christian Bjørnskov and Mogens K. Justesen
Does Access to Foreign Markets Shape Internal Migration? Evidence from Brazil pp. 78-103 Downloads
Laura Hering and Rodrigo Paillacar
The Decision to Invest in Child Quality over Quantity: Household Size and Household Investment in Education in Vietnam pp. 104-142 Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and F. Rogers
The Impact of Vocational Schooling on Human Capital Development in Developing Countries: Evidence from China pp. 143-170 Downloads
Prashant Loyalka, Xiaoting Huang, Linxiu Zhang, Jianguo Wei, Hongmei Yi, Yingquan Song, Yaojiang Shi and James Chu
Financial Inclusion, Productivity Shocks, and Consumption Volatility in Emerging Economies pp. 171-201 Downloads
Rudrani Bhattacharya and Ila Patnaik
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