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8625: The Intensive Margin in Trade Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Peter J. Klenow, Sergii Meleshchuk, Martha Denisse Pierola and Rodriguez-Clare,Andres
8624: How Do Countries Use an Asset and Liability Management Approach ? A Survey on Sovereign Balance Sheet Management Downloads
Mehmet Coskun Cangoz, Sebastien-000379895 Boitreaud and Christopher Benjamin Dychala
8623: The Cost and Benefits of Tax Treaties with Investment Hubs: Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Sebastian Beer and Jan Loeprick
8622: Inequality of Opportunity in Education: Accounting for the Contributions of Sibs, Schools and Sorting across East Africa Downloads
Paul Anand, Jere R. Behrman, Hai-Anh Dang and Sam Jones
8621: Are Banks Engines of Export ? Financial Structures and Export Dynamics Downloads
Raoul Minetti, Alen Mulabdic, Michele Ruta and Susan Zhu
8620: Stationary Bandits, State Capacity, and the Malthusian Transition: The Lasting Impact of the Taiping Rebellion Downloads
L. Colin Xu and Li Yang
8619: The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education: Evidence from Mediation Analysis Downloads
Fenella Carpena and Bilal Husnain Zia
8618: Root for the Tubers: Extended-Harvest Crop Production and Productivity Measurement in Surveys Downloads
Talip Kilic, Heather G. Moylan, John Ilukor, Clement Mtengula and Pangapanga-Phiri,Innocent
8617: Ghana Private Equity and Venture Capital Ecosystem Study Downloads
Shanthi Divakaran, Sam Schneider and Patrick J. Mcginnis
8616: How Does Poverty Differ Among Refugees ? Taking a Gender Lens to the Data on Syrian Refugees in Jordan Downloads
Lucia C. Hanmer, Diana Jimena Arango, Eliana Carolina Rubiano Matulevich, Julieth Santamaria and Mariana Viollaz
8615: Concentration in the Banking Sector and Financial Stability: New Evidence Downloads
Pietro Calice and Leone Leonida
8614: How Much Will the Belt and Road Initiative Reduce Trade Costs ? Downloads
Francois Michel Marie Raphael De Soyres, Alen Mulabdic, Siobhan Murray, Nadia Patrizia Rocha Gaffurri and Michele Ruta
8613: FDI and the Skill Premium: Evidence from Emerging Economies Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Gaurav Nayyar, Gerhard Toews and Pierre-Louis Vezina
8612: Who Wins and Who Loses from Staple Food Price Spikes ? Welfare Implications for Mozambique Downloads
Javier Baez, German Daniel Caruso and Hemant Kumar Pullabhotla
8611: Courts and Business Registration: Evidence from Serbia Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Caleb Sungwoo Cho, Andreja Marusic, Ha Minh Nguyen, Jose Daniel Reyes and Trang Thu Tran
8610: Living Life: Assessing Bureaucratic Complexity in Citizen-Government Interactions Downloads
Valeria Perotti, Marina Kayumova and Natalia Mazoni Silva Martins
8609: Are the Poor Getting Globalized? Downloads
Adelina Mendoza, Gaurav Nayyar and Roberta Piermartini
8608: Taking Management Digital: Lessons from the Development of an Innovative Management Information System for Small Businesses in Ethiopia Downloads
Aly Salman Alibhai, Francesco Strobbe and Espen Villanger
8607: Foreign Investment across the Belt and Road: Patterns, Determinants, and Effects Downloads
Maggie Xiaoyang Chen and Chuanhao Lin
8606: Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Regions Promote National Integration?: Evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Oyebola Motunrayo Okunogbe
8605: A Proxy Means Test for Sri Lanka Downloads
Ashwini Rekha Sebastian, Shivapragasam Shivakumaran, Ani Rudra Silwal, David Locke Newhouse, Thomas Walker and Nobuo Yoshida
8604: Assessing the Effect of Public Capital on Growth: An Extension of the World Bank Long-Term Growth Model Downloads
Sharmila Devadas and Steven Michael Pennings
8603: Exporting Firms and the Demand for Skilled Tasks Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
8602: Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments: A Comparative Review of Applications in Chile Downloads
Darwin Marcelo Gordillo, Schuyler House and Aditi Raina
8601: How Should the Government Bring Small Firms into the Formal System ? Experimental Evidence from Malawi Downloads
Francisco Moraes Leitao Campos, Markus P. Goldstein and David McKenzie
8600: Trade Liberalization and Integration of Domestic Output Markets in Brazil Downloads
Jose Guilherme Reis, Mariana Iootty, Jose E. Signoret, Tanja K. Goodwin, Martha Martinez Licetti, Alice Duhaut and Somik V. Lall
8599: India's Growth Story Downloads
Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Florian Michael Blum, Poonam Gupta and Dhruv Jain
8598: Survey of the Kenyan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape Downloads
Shanthi Divakaran, Patrick J. Mcginnis and Sam Schneider
8597: Remittances and Labor Supply in the Northern Triangle Downloads
Liliana Do Couto Sousa and Andres Felipe Garcia Suaza
8596: Does Premature Deindustrialization Matter ? The Role of Manufacturing versus Services in Development Downloads
Gaurav Nayyar, Marcio Cruz and Linghui Zhu
8595: Management and Bureaucratic Effectiveness: Evidence from the Ghanaian Civil Service Downloads
Imran Rasul, Daniel Oliver Rogger and Martin J. Williams
8594: Training to Teach Science: Experimental Evidence from Argentina Downloads
Facundo Albornoz, Maria Victoria Anauati, Melina Gabriela Furman, Mariana Luzuriaga, Maria Eugenia Podesta and Ines Taylor
8593: Methodology for a World Bank Human Capital Index Downloads
Aart C. Kraay
8592: Global Dataset on Education Quality: A Review and Update (2000-2017) Downloads
Harry Patrinos and Noam Angrist
8591: Learning-Adjusted Years of Schooling (LAYS): Defining A New Macro Measure of Education Downloads
Deon Filmer, F. Halsey Rogers, Noam Angrist and Shwetlena Sabarwal
8590: The Effect of Increasing Human Capital Investment on Economic Growth and Poverty: A Simulation Exercise Downloads
Matthew Edward Collin and David Weil
8589: Bank Runs and Moral Hazard: A Review of Deposit Insurance Downloads
Deniz Anginer and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
8588: More Than Schooling: Understanding Gender Differences in the Labor Market When Measures of Skill Are Available Downloads
Dileni N. Gunewardena, Elizabeth M. King and Alexandria Valerio
8587: Comparison of Deep Regional Integration in the Melitz, Krugman and Armington Models: The Case of The Philippines in RCEP Downloads
Edward Jay Balistreri and David G. Tarr
8586: Efficiency of Public Spending in Education, Health, and Infrastructure: An International Benchmarking Exercise Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Abdoulaye Ouedraogo
8585: Revisiting the Poverty Trend in Rwanda: 2010/11 to 2013/14 Downloads
Freeha Fatima and Nobuo Yoshida
8584: Incorporating Resilience in Infrastructure Prioritization: Application to the Road Transport Sector Downloads
Darwin Marcelo Gordillo, Ruth Schuyler House and Aditi Raina
8583: Occupational Segregation and Declining Gender Wage Gap: The Case of Georgia Downloads
Tamar Khitarishvili, Lourdes Rodriguez Chamussy and Nistha Sinha
8582: Electrification and Household Welfare: Evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Hussain A. Samad and Fan Zhang
8581: Nonstandard Forms of Employment in Developing Countries: A Study for a Set of Selected Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Ignacio Raul Apella and Gonzalo Zunino
8580: The Distributional Impacts of Cigarette Taxation in Bangladesh Downloads
Giselle Eugenia Del Carmen Hasbun, Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Maria Eugenia Genoni
8579: Services Globalization in an Age of Insecurity: Rethinking Trade Cooperation Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo
8578: Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: A Robust Relationship? Downloads
Gustavo Marrero and Luis Serven
8576: Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products: Field Evidence from Malawi Downloads
Xavier Gine and Jessica Goldberg
8575: Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector: Evidence from Firm-Level Data Downloads
Tania Ghossein, Asif Islam and Federica Saliola
8574: Tax-Transfers Schemes, Informality, and Search Frictions in a Small Open Economy Downloads
Monica Robayo-Abril
8573: Gender Gaps in Property Ownership in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Isis Gaddis, Rahul Suresh Lahoti and Wenjie Li
8572: Teacher Professional Development around the World: The Gap between Evidence and Practice Downloads
Anna Popova, David Evans, Mary E. Breeding and Violeta Arancibia
8571: Bank Credit Allocation in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Eva M. Gutierrez, Nadeem M. Karmali and Diego M. Sourrouille
8570: Comparison of Welfare Gains in the Armington, Krugman and Melitz Models: Insights from a Structural Gravity Approach Downloads
Edward Jay Balistreri and David G. Tarr
8569: Potential Forest Loss and Biodiversity Risks from Road Improvement in Lao PDR Downloads
Stephen Danyo, Susmita Dasgupta and David J. Wheeler
8568: Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan: A Subjective Approach Downloads
M. Grazia Pittau and Roberto Zelli
8567: The Heterogeneous Effects of Trade Policy Uncertainty: How Much Do Trade Commitments Boost Trade ? Downloads
Alberto Osnago, Roberta Piermartini and Nadia Patrizia Rocha Gaffurri
8566: Long-term impacts of alternative approaches to increase schooling: evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Andreas De Barros and Deon Filmer
8565: The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Romania Downloads
Gabriela Inchauste and Eva Militaru
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
Friedson-Ridenour,Sophia 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 Liverpool-Tasie and Robert Shupp
8527: Characterizing business cycles in small economies Downloads
Viktoria Hnatkovska and Koehler-Geib,Fritzi
8526: Sources of volatility in small economies Downloads
Viktoria Hnatkovska and Koehler-Geib,Fritzi
8525: Should I stay or should I go: do cash transfers affect migration ? Downloads
Samik Adhikari and Ugo Gentilini
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