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8564: Mapping the landscape of transactions: the governance of business relations in Latin America Downloads
David C. Francis, Nona Karalashvili and Peter Murrell
8563: Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Selcuk Ozyurt and Niharika Singh
8562: Financial development, exchange rate regimes, and growth dynamics Downloads
Woubet Kassa and Emmanuel Lartey
8561: Creating new positions ? direct and indirect effects of a subsidized apprenticeship program Downloads
Bruno Jacques Jean Philippe Crepon and Patrick Premand
8560: Explaining spatial variations in productivity: evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Luis E. Quintero and Mark Roberts
8559: Land fragmentation and food insecurity in Ethiopia Downloads
Erwin Willem Yvonnick Leon Knippenberg, Dean Jolliffe and John Hoddinott
8558: The distributional effects of tobacco taxation: the evidence of white and clove cigarettes in Indonesia Downloads
Alan Fuchs
8557: The cost of nutritious food in South Asia Downloads
Felipe Fadullon Dizon and Anna Whitson Herforth
8556: Selective control: the political economy of censorship Downloads
Cristina Corduneanu Huci and Alexander James Hamilton
8555: Effects of corporate governance on the performance of state-owned enterprises Downloads
Kyoungsun Heo
8554: The consequences of political interference in bureaucratic decision making: evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Daniel Oliver Rogger
8553: Corporate debt overhang and investment: firm-level evidence Downloads
Eduardo R. Borensztein and Lei Sandy Ye
8552: Water and sanitation in Dhaka slums: access, quality, and informality in service provision Downloads
Yurani Arias Granada, Sabrina Sharmin Haque, George Joseph and Monica Yanez Pagans
8551: Pathways to formalization: going beyond the formality dichotomy -- the case of Peru Downloads
Juan Jose Diaz, Juan Chacaltana, Iamele P. Rigolini and Claudia Ruiz
8550: Competing priorities: women's microenterprises and household relationships Downloads
Sophia Friedson-Ridenour and Rachael Susan Pierotti
8549: Nutrition, religion, and widowhood in Nigeria Downloads
Annamaria Milazzo and Dominique Van De Walle
8548: Heterogeneous impacts of main and feeder road improvements: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Haileyesus Adamtei Mengesha, James Markland, Yetmgeta Asrat and Kefargachew Kassahun
8547: Infrastructure, value chains, and economic upgrades Downloads
Xubei Luo and Xuejiao Xu
8546: Mobility and congestion in urban India Downloads
Prottoy Aman Akbar, Victor Couture, Gilles Duranton, Ejaz Ghani and Adam Storeygard
8545: What can we (machine) learn about welfare dynamics from cross-sectional data? Downloads
Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti
8544: Study on public debt management systems and results of a survey on solutions used by debt management offices Downloads
Cigdem Aslan, Artan Ajazaj and Shurufa Abdul Wahidh
8543: Playing to strength: growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Praveen Kumar
8542: Import substitution with labor misallocation Downloads
Marco A.C. Martins and Jorge A. De Thompson R. Araujo
8541: Can government intervention make firms more investment-ready ? a randomized experiment in the Western Balkans Downloads
Ana Paula Cusolito, Ernest Dautovic and David McKenzie
8540: Dynamics of off-farm employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: a gender perspective Downloads
Goedele Van den Broeck and Talip Kilic
8539: Eliciting accurate responses to consumption questions among IDPs in South Sudan using"honesty primes" Downloads
Lennart Christian Kaplan, Utz Johann Pape and James Sonam Walsh
8538: Inequality in earnings and adverse shocks in early adulthood Downloads
Franck M. Adoho and Bienvenue Tien
8537: Does the environment matter for poverty reduction ? the role of soil fertility and vegetation vigor in poverty reduction Downloads
Martin Heger, Gregor Zens and Mook Bangalor
8536: The aggregate income losses from childhood stunting and the returns to a nutrition intervention aimed at reducing stunting Downloads
Emanuela Galasso and Robert Adam Stephen Wagstaff
8535: Bought, sold, and bought again: the impact of complex value chains on export elasticities Downloads
Francois Michel Marie Raphael De Soyres, Erik Frohm, Vanessa Gunnella and Elena Pavlova
8534: Who are America's star firms? Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
8533: Trade in developing East Asia: how it has changed and why it matters Downloads
Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
8532: Aquatic salinization and mangrove species in a changing climate: impact in the Indian Sundarbans Downloads
Anirban Mukhopadhyay, David J. Wheeler, Susmita Dasgupta, Ajanta Dey and Istiak Sobhan
8531: Cooperation creates special moral obligations Downloads
Alexander Cappelen, Varun Gauri and Bertil Tungodden
8530: Urbanization in Kazakhstan: desirable cities, unaffordable housing, and the missing rental marke Downloads
William Seitz
8529: Joint effects of parenting and nutrition status on child development: evidence from rural Cambodia Downloads
Jan Lukas Berkes, Abbie Raikes, Adrien Bouguen and Deon Filmer
8528: Productivity shocks and repayment behavior in rural credit markets: a framed field experiment Downloads
Guigonan Serge Adjognon, Lenis Saweda Liverpool-Tasie and Robert Shupp
8527: Characterizing business cycles in small economies Downloads
Viktoria Hnatkovska and Fritzi Koehler-Geib
8526: Sources of volatility in small economies Downloads
Viktoria Hnatkovska and Fritzi Koehler-Geib
8525: Should I stay or should I go: do cash transfers affect migration ? Downloads
Samik Adhikari and Ugo Gentilini
8524: Not(ch) your average tax system: corporate taxation under weak enforcement Downloads
Pierre Jean Bachas and Mauricio Soto
8523: Measuring districts'monthly economic activity from outer space Downloads
Robert Carl Michael Beyer, Esha Chhabra, Virgilio Galdo and Martin Rama
8522: Tax Evasion in Africa and Latin America: the role of distortionary infrastructures and policies Downloads
Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Kouame and Jonathan Goyette
8521: Decentralized delivery of financial education: evidence from a country-wide field experiment Downloads
Emmanuel Hakizimfura, Douglas Randall and Bilal Zia
8520: The shifting natural wealth of nations: the role of market orientation Downloads
Rabah Arezki, Frederick van der Ploeg and Frederik Toscani
8519: Taking stock of wholesale power markets in developing countries: a literature review Downloads
Hugh Rudnick and Constantin Velasquez
8518: Taking stock of the political economy of power sector reforms in developing countries: a literature review Downloads
Alan David Lee and Zainab Usman
8517: Integrating variable renewable energy in the Bangladesh power system: a planning analysis Downloads
Miklos Bankuti, Debabrata Chattopadhyay and Chong Suk Song
8516: Assessing the international comovement of equity returns Downloads
Girum Dagnachew Abate and Luis Servén
8515: Spatial and sectoral heterogeneity of occupational choice in Cameroon Downloads
Theophile Bougna Lonla and Pierre Nguimkeu
8514: Gross capital flows by banks, corporates, and sovereigns Downloads
Stefan Avdjiev, Bryan James Hardy, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Luis Servén
8513: How would cross-border electricity trade stimulate hydropower development in South Asia ? Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
8512: Jati inequality in rural Bihar Downloads
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar and Vijayendra Rao
8511: Better loans or better borrowers ? impact of meso-credit on female-owned enterprises in Ethiopia Downloads
Aly Salman Alibhai, Niklas Buehren and Sreelakshmi Papineni
8510: Impact of conflict on adolescent girls in South Sudan Downloads
Utz Johann Pape and Verena Phipps
8509: Transport costs, comparative advantage, and agricultural development: evidence from Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, M. Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi and Lu - DECEE Xu
8508: Bridge to bigpush or backwash ? market integration, reallocation, and productivity effects of Jamuna bridge in Bangladesh Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, M. Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi and Lu - DECEE Xu
8507: The ecological impact of transportation infrastructure Downloads
Samuel Edward Asher, Teevrat Garg and Paul Novosad
8506: How does participation in value chains matter to African farmers ? Downloads
Nora Carina Dihel, Arti Grover Goswami, Claire Honore Hollweg and Anja Slany
8505: The dynamics of development: innovation and reallocation Downloads
Francisco J. Buera and Roberto N. Fattal Jaef
8504: Discrimination against sexual minorities in education and housing: evidence from two field experiments in Serbia Downloads
Dominik Koehler, Georgia Harley and Nicholas Menzies
8503: Exposure of belt and road economies to china trade shocks Downloads
Paulo S. R. Bastos
8502: Do politically connected firms innovate, contributing to long-term economic growth ? Downloads
David C. Francis, Sahar Sajjad Hussain and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
8501: The optimal mix of pricing and infrastructure expansions to alleviate traffic congestion and in-bus crowding in grand Casablanca Downloads
Alexandros Anas, Sayan De Sarkar and Govinda R. Timilsina
8500: The evidence is in: how should youth employment programs in low-income countries be designed ? Downloads
Louise Fox and Upaasna Kaul
8499: Improved cook stoves for climate change mitigation ? evidence of values, preferences and carbon savings from a choice experiment in Ethiopia Downloads
Sahan T. M. Dissanayake, Abebe Damte Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Gilbert Kiggundu, Shannon H. Kooser, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen and Michael A. Toman
8498: The effect of remittances on the current account in developing and emerging economies Downloads
Emmanuel Lartey
8497: The economic effects of refugee return and policy implications Downloads
Uri B. Dadush
8496: Funding and financing infrastructure: the joint-use of public and private finance Downloads
Marianne Fay, David Martimort and Stephane Straub
8495: The role of major emerging markets in global commodity demand Downloads
John Baffes, Alain Kabundi, Peter Stephen Oliver Nagle and Franziska Lieselotte Ohnsorge
8494: The devil is in the details: growth, polarization, and poverty reduction in Africa in the past two decades Downloads
F. Clementi, M. Fabiani and Vasco Molini
8493: Where is the carbon tax after thirty years of research ? Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
8492: The effect of immigration on natives'school achievement: does length of stay in the host country matter? Downloads
Laurent Bossavie
8491: Deep trade agreements and global value chains Downloads
Edith Laget, Alberto Osnago, Nadia Rocha and Michele Ruta
8490: Piloting the use of network analysis and decision-making under uncertainty in transport operations: preparation and appraisal of a rural roads project in Mozambique under changing flood risk and other deep uncertainties Downloads
Xavier Espinet Alegre, Julie Rozenberg, Kulwinder Singh Rao and Satoshi Ogita
8489: Improving mental well-being and productivity of small-medium entrepreneurs in fragile, conflict and violence affected areas: can cognitive behavioral therapy trainings help ? Downloads
Priyam Saraf, Tasmia Rahman, Miguel Angel Jimenez Gallardo, Julian C Jamison and Charles Lor
8488: Optimal locational choice for agrobusinesses in Madagascar: an application of spatial autoregressive Tobit regression Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
8487: Transport connectivity, Medical supplies, and people's health care access: evidence from Madagascar Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Voahirana Hanitriniala Rajoela
8486: Crop production, transport infrastructure, and agrobusiness nexus: evidence from Madagascar Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You and Ulrike Wood-Sichra
8485: Integrating services in the economic fitness approach Downloads
Andrea Zaccaria, Saurabh Mishra, Masud Z. Cader and Luciano Pietronero
8484: Measuring and explaining patterns of Spatial Income Inequality from Outer Space: Evidence from Africa Downloads
Anthony Francis Mveyange
8483: Sowing the seeds for rural finance: the impact of support services for credit unions in Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Rekha Reddy and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
8482: The informal city Downloads
Harris Selod and Lara Tobin
8481: Sustainable development goals diagnostics: an application of network theory and complexity measures to set country priorities Downloads
M. H. El-Maghrabi, Susanna Elisabeth Gable, Israel Osorio-Rodarte and Jos Verbeek
8480: The long-run and gender-equalizing impacts of school access: evidence from the first Indochina war Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Trung Xuan Hoang and Ha Minh Nguyen
8479: Efficient financial allocation and productivity growth in Brazil Downloads
Pietro Calice, Eduardo P. Ribeiro and Steen Byskov
8478: Benchmarking costs of financial intermediation around the world Downloads
Pietro Calice and Nan Zhou
8477: Are driving forces of CO2 emissions different across countries?: insights from identity and econometric analyses Downloads
Kangyin Dong, Gal Hochman and Govinda R. Timilsina
8476: Incentivizing school attendance in the presence of parent-child information frictions Downloads
Damien de Walque and Christine Valente
8475: Services liberalization and GVC participation: new evidence for heterogeneous effects by income level and provisions Downloads
Woori Lee
8474: Automation and labor market outcomes: the pivotal role of high-quality education Downloads
Raja Bentaouet Kattan, Kevin Macdonald and Harry Patrinos
8473: Motivating bureaucrats through social recognition: evidence from simultaneous field experiments Downloads
Varun Gauri, Julian C Jamison, Nina Mazar, Owen Ozier, Shomikho Raha and Karima Saleh
8472: Small area estimation of poverty under structural change Downloads
Simon Lange, Utz Pape and Peter Putz
8471: Crony capitalism in Ukraine: relationship between political connectedness and firms'performance Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko, Oleksandra Betliy, Veronika Movchan, Ruslan Piontkivsky and Mykola Ryzhenkov
8470: Anatomy and impact of export promotion agencies Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Daniel Lederman and Laura De Castro Zoratto
8469: The road to recovery: the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra Downloads
Alvina Elisabeth Erman, Elliot Gaston Motte, Radhika Goyal, Akosua Boahemaa Asare, Shinya Takamatsu, Xiaomeng Chen, Silvia Malgioglio, Alexander Skinner, Nobuo Yoshida and Stephane Hallegatte
8468: How much has Nepal lost in the last decade due to load shedding? an economic assessment using a CGE model Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Prakash Sapkota and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8467: Inequality and economic growth: the role of initial income Downloads
Markus Brueckner and Daniel Lederman
8466: Rural roads and local economic development Downloads
Samuel Edward Asher and Paul Novosad
8465: Anatomy of credit-less recoveries Downloads
Luis Corrado and Isolina Rossi
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