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Volume 34, issue Supplement_1, 2020

The Global Findex Database 2017: Measuring Financial Inclusion and Opportunities to Expand Access to and Use of Financial Services* pp. S2-S8 Downloads
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer, Saniya Ansar and Jake Hess
Purchase Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, and Political Inclination pp. S9-S13 Downloads
Xiaowen Dong, Eaman Jahani, Alfredo J Morales, Burçin Bozkaya, Bruno Lepri and Alex ´Sandy' Pentland
The Impact of Information Sharing on the Use of Collateral versus Guarantees pp. S14-S19 Downloads
Ralph De Haas and Matteo Millone
Linguistic Fractionalization and Health Information in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. S20-S25 Downloads
Joseph Gomes
Predicting Dynamic Patterns of Short-Term Movement pp. S26-S34 Downloads
Sveta Milusheva
Representativity and Networked Interference in Data-Rich Field Experiments: A Large-Scale RCT in Rural Mexico pp. S35-S39 Downloads
Alejandro Noriega and Alex Pentland
Measuring Regional Ethnolinguistic Diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Surveys vs. GIS pp. S40-S45 Downloads
Boris Gershman and Diego Rivera
Geography, Climate, and Genes in Development Studies pp. S46-S51 Downloads
Robert Klitgaard, Johannes Fedderke and Valerio Napolioni
Public Investment Choices by Local and Central Governments pp. S52-S57 Downloads
Katrina Kosec and Tewodaj Mogues
Economic Transformation in Africa from the Bottom Up: New Evidence from Tanzania pp. S58-S62 Downloads
Xinshen Diao, Josaphat Kweka, Margaret McMillan and Zara Qureshi
Is There a Cost-Effective Means of Training Microenterprises? pp. S63-S67 Downloads
Wyatt Brooks, Kevin Donovan and Terence R Johnson
Medium-Run Impacts of Management Training in Garment Clusters pp. S68-S71 Downloads
Yuki Higuchi, Edwin Mhede, Vu Nam and Tetsushi Sonobe
Is Informal Redistribution Costly? Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Senegal pp. S72-S78 Downloads
Marie Boltz, Karine Marazyan and Paola Villar
Comparing Costs of Living across World Cities pp. S79-S88 Downloads
Shohei Nakamura, Rawaa Harati, Somik V Lall, Yuri M Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, William Vigil Oliver, Marko Olavi Rissanen and Mizuki Yamanaka
The ABCDE of Big Data: Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates pp. S89-S97 Downloads
Gabriel Pestre, Emmanuel Letouzé and Emilio Zagheni

Volume 34, issue 2, 2020

Gender, Informal Employment and Trade Liberalization in Mexico pp. 259-283 Downloads
Sarra Ben Yahmed and Pamela Bombarda
Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico pp. 284-311 Downloads
Santiago Levy and Luis F López-Calva
Education Spillovers in Farm Productivity: Revisiting the Evidence pp. 312-331 Downloads
Véronique Gille
Exploring the Heterogeneous Effects of Export Promotion pp. 332-350 Downloads
Marcelo Olarreaga, Stefan Sperlich and Virginie Trachsel
Informed Trading in Business Groups pp. 351-370 Downloads
Alvaro Pedraza
Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers’ Sexual Education? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia pp. 371-392 Downloads
Alberto Chong, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Dean Karlan and Martín Valdivia
Training to Teach Science: Experimental Evidence from Argentina pp. 393-417 Downloads
Facundo Albornoz, María Victoria Anauati, Melina Furman, Mariana Luzuriaga, María Eugenia Podestá and Inés Taylor
Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Frequency and Medium Effects in Microenterprise Surveys pp. 418-443 Downloads
Robert Garlick, Kate Orkin and Simon Quinn
Saving Water with a Nudge (or Two): Evidence from Costa Rica on the Effectiveness and Limits of Low-Cost Behavioral Interventions on Water Use pp. 444-463 Downloads
Juan Jose Miranda, Saugato Datta and Laura Zoratto
The Effect of Compulsory Schooling Expansion on Mothers’ Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence in Turkey pp. 464-484 Downloads
Selim Gulesci, Erik Meyersson and Sofia K Trommlerová
Is Predicted Data a Viable Alternative to Real Data? pp. 485-508 Downloads
Tomoki Fujii and Roy van der Weide
Migration and Urbanization in Post-Apartheid South Africa pp. 509-532 Downloads
Jan David Bakker, Christopher Parsons and Ferdinand Rauch
How Mass Immigration Affects Countries with Weak Economic Institutions: A Natural Experiment in Jordan pp. 533-549 Downloads
Alex Nowrasteh, Andrew C Forrester and Cole Blondin

Volume 34, issue 1, 2020

Get Rich or Die Tryin’: Perceived Earnings, Perceived Mortality Rates, and Migration Decisions of Potential Work Migrants from Nepal pp. 1-27 Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
The Origins and Dynamics of Export Superstars pp. 28-47 Downloads
Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
Do Poor Countries Really Need More IT? pp. 48-62 Downloads
Maya Eden and Paul Gaggl
Urbanization and Child Nutritional Outcomes pp. 63-74 Downloads
Mulubrhan Amare, Channing Arndt, Kibrom A Abay and Todd Benson
Taxing the Good? Distortions, Misallocation, and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa pp. 75-100 Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Roberto Fattal-Jaef and Hibret Maemir
Does E-Government Improve Government Capacity? Evidence from Tax Compliance Costs, Tax Revenue, and Public Procurement Competitiveness pp. 101-120 Downloads
Anna Kochanova, Zahid Hasnain and Bradley Larson
The Global Trade Slowdown: Cyclical or Structural? pp. 121-142 Downloads
Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
The Geography of NGO Activism against Multinational Corporations pp. 143-163 Downloads
Sophie Hatte and Pamina Koenig
The Spillovers of Employment Guarantee Programs on Child Labor and Education pp. 164-178 Downloads
Tianshu Li and Sheetal Sekhri
Early Rainfall Shocks and Later-Life Outcomes: Evidence from Colombia pp. 179-209 Downloads
Bladimir Carrillo
The Impact of Positive Agricultural Income Shocks on Rural Chinese Households pp. 210-231 Downloads
Jessica Leight
Development and the Labor Share pp. 232-257 Downloads
Paul Maarek and Elsa Orgiazzi

Volume 33, issue 3, 2019

The Contribution of Increased Equity to the Estimated Social Benefits from a Transfer Program: An Illustration from PROGRESA/Oportunidades pp. 535-550 Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jere Behrman and Afia Tasneem
Distribution-Sensitive Multidimensional Poverty Measures pp. 551-572 Downloads
Gaurav Datt
Finding the Poor vs. Measuring Their Poverty: Exploring the Drivers of Targeting Effectiveness in Indonesia pp. 573-597 Downloads
Adama Bah, Samuel Bazzi, Sudarno Sumarto and Julia Tobias
The Role of Social Ties in Factor Allocation pp. 598-621 Downloads
Ulrik Beck, Benedikte Bjerge and Marcel Fafchamps
Psychic vs. Economic Barriers to Vaccine Take-Up: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria pp. 622-642 Downloads
Ryoko Sato and Yoshito Takasaki
Impact of Free Trade Agreement Use on Import Prices pp. 643-660 Downloads
Kazunobu Hayakawa, Nuttawut Laksanapanyakul, Hiroshi Mukunoki and Shujiro Urata
Borrowing for Growth: Big Pushes and Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries pp. 661-689 Downloads
Luis-Felipe Zanna, Edward F Buffie, Rafael Portillo, Andrew Berg and Catherine Pattillo
Can Grants to Consortia Spur Innovation and Science-Industry Collaboration? Regression- Discontinuity Evidence from Poland pp. 690-716 Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
Redistribution and Group Participation: Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK pp. 717-735 Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Vargas Hill
The Effects of Health Insurance within Families: Experimental Evidence from Nicaragua pp. 736-749 Downloads
Anne Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Thornton
Costs and Benefits of Land Fragmentation: Evidence from Rwanda pp. 750-771 Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Loraine Ronchi
Importing and Firm Productivity in Ethiopian Manufacturing pp. 772-792 Downloads
Kaleb Girma Abreha

Volume 33, issue 2, 2019

Deterring Kickbacks and Encouraging Entry in Public Procurement Markets: Evidence from Firm Surveys in 90 Developing Countries pp. 287-309 Downloads
Stephen Knack, Nataliya Biletska and Kanishka Kacker
Biased Policy Professionals pp. 310-327 Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri
When Rebels Attack: Quantifying the Impacts of Capturing Territory from the Government in Yemen pp. 328-352 Downloads
Sharad Tandon
Product Standards and Firms’ Export Decisions pp. 353-374 Downloads
Ana Fernandes, Esteban Ferro and John Wilson
Income Mobility, Income Risk, and Welfare pp. 375-393 Downloads
Tom Krebs, Pravin Krishna and William F Maloney
Cash Transfers and Health: Evidence from Tanzania pp. 394-412 Downloads
David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer and Katrina Kosec
An Employment Guarantee as Risk Insurance? Assessing the Effects of the NREGS on Agricultural Production Decisions pp. 413-435 Downloads
Esther Gehrke
Can Solar Lanterns Improve Youth Academic Performance? Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh pp. 436-460 Downloads
Yuya Kudo, Abu Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi
Energy-Saving Effects of Progressive Pricing and Free CFL Bulb Distribution Program: Evidence from Ethiopia pp. 461-478 Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Raihan Elahi, Rahul Kitchlu and Peter Costolanski
Public Mosquito Abatement: A Cluster Randomized Experiment pp. 479-497 Downloads
Josselin Thuilliez and Yves Dumont
Gender-Neutral Inheritance Laws, Family Structure, and Women’s Status in India pp. 498-515 Downloads
Sulagna Mookerjee
The More Stringent, the Better? Rationing Car Use in Bogotá with Moderate and Drastic Restrictions pp. 516-534 Downloads
Jorge A Bonilla

Volume 33, issue 1, 2019

Agriculture, Aid, and Economic Growth in Africa pp. 1-20 Downloads
John McArthur and Jeffrey D Sachs
Optimal Climate Policy and the Future of World Economic Development pp. 21-40 Downloads
Mark Budolfson, Francis Dennig, Marc Fleurbaey, Noah Scovronick, Asher Siebert, Dean Spears and Fabian Wagner
Cofinancing in Environment and Development: Evidence from the Global Environment Facility pp. 41-62 Downloads
Matthew Kotchen and Neeraj Kumar Negi
Targeting Ultra-Poor Households in Honduras and Peru pp. 63-94 Downloads
Dean Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Re-evaluating Microfinance: Evidence from Propensity Score Matching pp. 95-115 Downloads
Inna Cintina and Inessa Love
Neighborhood Effects in Integrated Social Policies pp. 116-139 Downloads
Matteo Bobba and Jérémie Gignoux
Dynamics of Child Development: Analysis of a Longitudinal Cohort in a Very Low Income Country pp. 140-159 Downloads
Emanuela Galasso, Ann Weber and Lia C H Fernald
What Drives Local Food Prices? Evidence from the Tanzanian Maize Market pp. 160-184 Downloads
John Baffes, Varun Kshirsagar and Donald Mitchell
Financial Constraints and Girls’ Secondary Education: Evidence from School Fee Elimination in The Gambia pp. 185-208 Downloads
Moussa Blimpo, Ousman Gajigo and Todd Pugatch
The Risk of Polygamy and Wives’ Saving Behavior pp. 209-230 Downloads
Marie Boltz and Isabelle Chort
The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Tunisian Economy pp. 231-258 Downloads
Samer Matta, Simon Appleton and Michael Bleaney
“Sex in Marriage Is a Divine Gift”? Evidence on the Quantity-Quality Trade-off from the Manila Contraceptive Ban pp. 259-285 Downloads
Christelle Dumas and Arnaud Lefranc
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