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Volume 8, issue 2, 1993

The Design and Diffusion of Improved Cooking Stoves pp. 119-41
Barnes, Douglas F, et al
What Do We Know about the Political Economy of Economic Policy Reform? pp. 143-68
Stephan Haggard and Steven B Webb
Using Auctions to Allocate and Price Long-Term Credit pp. 169-94
J Luis Guasch and Thomas Glaessner
Wage Controls during the Transition from Central Planning to a Market Economy pp. 195-210
Fabrizio Coricelli and Timothy D Lane
Fiscal Deficits and Macroeconomic Performance in Developing Countries pp. 211-37
William Easterly and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
Recent Lessons of Development pp. 241-54
Lawrence Summers and Vinod Thomas

Volume 8, issue 1, 1993

The Economics of Malaria Control pp. 1-22
Jeffrey Hammer
Feeding Latin America's Children pp. 23-45
Philip Musgrove
Student Loans: An Effective Instrument for Cost Recovery in Higher Education? pp. 71-90
Douglas Albrecht and Adrian Ziderman
Alternative Forms of External Finance: A Survey pp. 91-117
Stijn Claessens

Volume 7, issue 2, 1992

Dumping and Antidumping: The Rhetoric and the Reality of Protection in Industrial Countries pp. 121-43
Joseph Finger
Policy Instruments for Pollution Control in Developing Countries pp. 145-69
Gunnar Eskeland and Emmanuel Jimenez
A Survey of the Costs of World Sugar Policies pp. 171-94
Brent Borrell and Ronald C Duncan
The Coordinated Reform of Tariffs and Indirect Taxes pp. 195-218
Pradeep Mitra
A Simpler Consumption-Based Alternative to the Income Tax for Socialist Economies in Transition pp. 221-37
McLure, Charles E,
A Not-So-Simple Alternative to the Income Tax for Socialist Economies in Transition: A Comment on McLure pp. 239-48
Alan A Tait

Volume 7, issue 1, 1992

On "Hunger and Public Action": A Review Article pp. 1-16
Martin Ravallion
Who Wins and Who Loses from Voluntary Export Restraints? The Case of Footwear pp. 17-33
Carl B Hamilton, Jaime de Melo and L. Winters
When Do Heterodox Stabilization Programs Work? Lessons from Experience pp. 35-57
Miguel A Kiguel and Nissan Liviatan
Government Spending in Developing Countries: Trends, Causes, and Consequences pp. 59-78
David L Lindauer and Ann Velenchik
Incomplete Markets and Commodity-Linked Finance in Developing Countries pp. 79-94
Robert Myers
Private Investment and Macroeconomic Adjustment: A Survey pp. 95-114
Luis Servén and Andres Solimano

Volume 6, issue 2, 1991

Development, the Environment, and the Social Rate of Discount pp. 137-52
Anil Markandya and David Pearce
Reaching the Rural Poor through Public Employment: Arguments, Evidence, and Lessons from South Asia pp. 153-75
Martin Ravallion
Cash Flow or Income? The Choice of Base for Company Taxation pp. 177-90
Jack Mintz and Jesus Seade
The Market for Developing Country Debt: The Nature and Importance of Its Shortcomings pp. 191-203
John Wakeman-Linn
The Relative Efficiency of Private and Public Schools in Developing Countries pp. 205-18
Emmanuel Jimenez, Marlaine Lockheed and Vicente Paqueo
Reform of Trade Policy: Recent Evidence from Theory and Practice pp. 219-40
Vinod Thomas and John Nash

Volume 6, issue 1, 1991

Contestable Markets, Trade, and Development pp. 1-17
William Baumol and Kyu Sik Lee
How Much Does Trade with the South Affect Workers in the North? pp. 19-36
Adrian Wood
Organized Labor, Politics, and Labor Market Flexibility in Developing Countries pp. 37-56
Joan M Nelson
Technological Change and Commercialization in Agriculture: The Effect on the Poor pp. 57-80
Hans Binswanger-Mkhize and Joachim von Braun
The Earmarking of Government Revenue: A Review of Some World Bank Experience pp. 81-104
William McCleary
Social Security and the Poor: Choices for Developing Countries pp. 105-27
Ehtisham Ahmad

Volume 5, issue 2, 1990

The Economic of the Government Budget Constraint pp. 127-42
Stanley Fischer and William Easterly
Reforming Property Rights in Land and Tenancy pp. 143-66
Clive Bell
Inflation and the Costs of Stabilization: Historical and Recent Experiences and Policy Lessons pp. 167-85
Andres Solimano
The Role of Groups and Credit Cooperatives in Rural Lending pp. 187-204
Monika Huppi and Gershon Feder
Achieving Social Objectives through Private Transfers: A Review pp. 205-18
Donald Cox and Emmanuel Jimenez

Volume 5, issue 1, 1990

Trade Policy and Productivity Gains in Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature pp. 1-24
Oli Havrylyshyn
Options for Dismantling Trade Restrictions in Developing Countries pp. 25-46
Wendy Takacs
South-South Trade: Theory, Evidence, Policy pp. 47-68
Sir David Greenaway and Chris Milner
The Interwar Debt Crisis and Its Aftermath pp. 69-94
Barry Eichengreen and Richard Portes
The Common Agricultural Policy: A Review of Its Operation and Effects on Developing Countries pp. 95-121
Ulrich Koester and Malcolm D Bale

Volume 4, issue 2, 1989

The Debt Crisis: Where Do We Stand after Seven Years? pp. 121-42
Jeffrey Carmichael
Commodity Export Booms in Developing Countries pp. 143-65
John Cuddington
Changes in Poverty and Inequality in Developing Countries pp. 167-85
Gary Fields
Female Labor Force Participation: An International Perspective pp. 187-201
George Psacharopoulos and Zafiris Tzannatos
The Multifibre Arrangement and Its Effects on Developing Countries pp. 203-27
Junichi Goto

Volume 4, issue 1, 1989

Exchange Rate Misalignment in Developing Countries pp. 3-21
Sebastian Edwards
Economic Analyses of Rapid Population Growth pp. 23-50
Nancy Birdsall
Macroeconomic Adjustment in Developing Countries pp. 51-64
W Max Corden
Export Processing Zones: The Economics of Enclave Manufacturing pp. 65-88
Peter Warr
Preferential Credit and Insurance as Means to Promote Exports pp. 89-114
Bruce Fitzgerald and Terry Monson
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