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Volume 18, issue 2, 2003

Infectious Diseases, Public Policy, and the Marriage of Economics and Epidemiology pp. 129-157
Mark Gersovitz and Jeffrey Hammer
Globalization and the Labor Market pp. 159-186
Martin Rama
Developing Countries' Changing Participation in World Trade pp. 187-203
Will Martin
Paths of Institutional Development: A View from Economic History pp. 205-226
Karla Hoff
IMF Conditionality and Country Ownership of Adjustment Programs pp. 227-248
Mohsin Khan and Sunil Sharma
Should Policy-Based Lending Still Involve Conditionality? pp. 249-273
Stefan G. Koeberle

Volume 18, issue 1, 2003

Tight Money in a Post-Crisis Defense of the Exchange Rate: What Have We Learned? pp. 1-23
Peter Montiel
Foreign Bank Entry: Experience, Implications for Developing Economies, and Agenda for Further Research pp. 25-59
George Clarke, Robert Cull, Maria Martinez Peria and Susana M. S·nchez
Judicial Reform pp. 61-88
Juan Carlos Botero, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Andrei Shleifer and Alexander Volokh
Evolution of Corporate Law and the Transplant Effect: Lessons from Six Countries pp. 89-112
Katharina Pistor, Yoram Keinan, Jan Kleinheisterkamp and Mark D. West
How Effective Are Second-Generation Road Funds? A Preliminary Appraisal pp. 113-128
Ken Gwilliam and Ajay Kumar

Volume 17, issue 2, 2002

Income Risk, Coping Strategies, and Safety Nets pp. 141-166
Stefan Dercon
The Gender Implications of Public Sector Downsizing: The Reform Program of Vietnam pp. 167-189
Martin Rama
Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and International Technology Transfer: A Survey pp. 191-235
Kamal Saggi
Deregulating the Transfer of Agricultural Technology: Lessons from Bangladesh, India, Turkey, and Zimbabwe pp. 237-265
David Gisselquist, John Nash and Carl Pray
How Research Can Assist Policy: The Case of Economic Reforms in Uganda pp. 267-292
John Mackinnon and Ritva Reinikka

Volume 17, issue 1, 2002

Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the East Asian Crisis on Farm Households in Indonesia and Thailand pp. 1-20
Fabrizio Bresciani, Gershon Feder, Daniel Gilligan, Hanan Jacoby, Tongroj Onchan and Jaime Quizon
The Impact of Financial Crises on Labor Markets, Household Incomes, and Poverty: A Review of Evidence pp. 21-45
Peter R. Fallon and Robert Lucas
Weak Links in the Chain II: A Prescription for Health Policy in Poor Countries pp. 47-66
Deon Filmer, Jeffrey Hammer and Lant Pritchett
Public Intervention in Health Insurance Markets: Theory and Four Examples from Latin America pp. 67-88
William Jack
Urbanization in Developing Countries pp. 89-112
J. Vernon Henderson
Developing Countries and a New Round of WTO Negotiations pp. 113-140
Thomas Hertel, Bernard Hoekman and Will Martin

Volume 15, issue 2, 2000

International Approaches to Global Climate Change pp. 145-72
Richard N Cooper
A Comment on Cooper pp. 173-75
Kenneth Arrow
Contagion: Understanding How It Spreads pp. 177-97
Rüdiger Dornbusch, Yung Chul Park and Stijn Claessens
Weak Links in the Chain: A Diagnosis of Health Policy in Poor Countries pp. 199-224
Deon Filmer, Jeffrey Hammer and Lant Pritchett
Social Capital: Implications for Development Theory, Research, and Policy pp. 225-49
Michael Woolcock and Deepa Narayan
What Should the World Bank Think about the Washington Consensus? pp. 251-64
John Williamson
The Washington Consensus a Decade Later: Ideology and the Art and Science of Policy Advice pp. 265-70
T. Srinivasan

Volume 15, issue 1, 2000

Crisis, Adjustment, and Reform in Thailand's Industrial Firms pp. 1-22 Downloads
David Dollar and Mary Hallward-Driemeier
Corporate Performance in the East Asian Financial Crisis pp. 23-46 Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov and Lixin Xu
Industrial Policy: Growth Elixir or Poison? pp. 47-67 Downloads
Howard Pack
Financial Safety Nets: Lessons from Chile pp. 69-84 Downloads
Philip L Brock
Lessons in Structuring Derivatives Exchanges pp. 85-98 Downloads
George Tsetsekos and Panos Varangis
Growth and Institutions: A Review of the Evidence pp. 99-135 Downloads
Janine Aron

Volume 14, issue 2, 1999

Road Funds, User Charges and Taxes pp. 159-85 Downloads
Ken Gwilliam and Zmarak Shalizi
Between the State and the Market: Can Informal Insurance Patch the Safety Net? pp. 187-207 Downloads
Jonathan Morduch
Using Household Surveys to Build Analytic Capacity pp. 209-27 Downloads
Lorraine Blank and Margaret Grosh
Managing Government Exposure to Private Infrastructure Risks pp. 229-45 Downloads
Timothy Irwin, Michael Klein, Guillermo E. Perry and Mateen Thobani
The Evolution of the World Bank's Land Policy: Principles, Experience, and Future Challenges pp. 247-76 Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Hans Binswanger-Mkhize
Climate Change, Agriculture, and Developing Countries: Does Adaptation Matter? pp. 277-93 Downloads
Robert Mendelsohn and Ariel Dinar
What Does Climate Change Mean for Agriculture in Developing Countries? A Comment on Mendelsohn and Dinar pp. 295-305 Downloads
John Reilly

Volume 14, issue 1, 1999

The Evolution of Poverty and Inequality in Indian Villages pp. 1-30 Downloads
Rajshri Jayaraman and Peter Lanjouw
Appraising Workfare pp. 31-48 Downloads
Martin Ravallion
Public Social Spending in Africa: Do the Poor Benefit? pp. 49-72 Downloads
Florencia Castro-Leal, Julia Dayton, Lionel Demery and Kalpana Mehra
Rethinking the Causes of Deforestation: Lessons from Economic Models pp. 73-98 Downloads
Arild Angelsen and David Kaimowitz
Formal and Informal Markets for Water: Institutions, Performance, and Constraints pp. 99-116 Downloads
K. Easter, Mark Rosegrant and Ariel Dinar
Judicial Reform and Economic Development: A Survey of the Issues pp. 117-36 Downloads
Richard E Messick
The Costs and Benefits of Regulation: Implications for Developing Countries pp. 137-58 Downloads
J Luis Guasch and Robert Hahn

Volume 13, issue 2, 1998

Promoting Efficient Rural Financial Intermediation pp. 147-70 Downloads
Jacob Yaron, McDonald Benjamin and Stephanie Charitonenko
The Role of Long-Term Finance: Theory and Evidence pp. 171-89 Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
From Prices to Incomes: Agricultural Subsidization without Protection? pp. 191-211 Downloads
John Baffes and Jacob Meerman
The Potential and Limitations of Self-Targeted Food Subsidies pp. 213-29 Downloads
Harold Alderman and Kathy Lindert
Targeting Revisited pp. 231-48 Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
Using International Institutions to Improve Public Procurement pp. 249-69 Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
New Models for Old-Age Security: Experiments, Evidence, and Unanswered Questions pp. 271-301 Downloads
Estelle James

Volume 13, issue 1, 1998

Creating a Legal Framework for Economic Development pp. 1-11 Downloads
Richard Posner
The Domestic Benefits of Tropical Forests: A Critical Review pp. 13-35 Downloads
Kenneth M Chomitz and Kanta Kumari
Poverty in Russia during the Transition: An Overview pp. 37-58 Downloads
Jeni Klugman and Jeanine Braithwaite
How Bad Is Unemployment in Tunisia? Assessing Labor Market Efficiency in a Developing Country pp. 59-77 Downloads
Martin Rama
Evaluating Retraining Programs in OECD Countries: Lessons Learned pp. 79-101 Downloads
Amit Dar and Indermit S Gill
Public Sector Reform in New Zealand and Its Relevance to Developing Countries pp. 103-21 Downloads
Malcolm Bale and Tony Dale
Why Most Developing Countries Should Not Try New Zealand's Reforms pp. 123-31 Downloads
Allen Schick
Deforestation and Forest Land Use: A Comment pp. 133-40 Downloads
Jeffrey Vincent and Stephen Gillis
Deforestation and Forest Land Use: A Reply pp. 141-45
William F Hyde
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