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8696: Institutional Fragmentation and Metropolitan Coordination in Latin American Cities: What Consequences for Productivity and Growth ? Downloads
Juan Carlos Duque, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Jorge E. Patino and Paula Restrepo Cadavid
8695: Understanding the Economic Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies on Shipping: What Is the State of the Art of Current Modeling Approaches ? Downloads
Ronald Apriliyanto Halim, Tristan Smith and Dominik Paul Englert
8694: Trade Effects of the New Silk Road: A Gravity Analysis Downloads
Suprabha Baniya, Nadia Patrizia Rocha Gaffurri and Michele Ruta
8693: Measuring the Statistical Capacity of Nations Downloads
Grant James Cameron, Hai-Anh Dang, Mustafa Dinc, James Stephen Foster and Michael Lokshin
8692: Poverty Measurement in the Era of Food Away from Home: Testing Alternative Approaches in Vietnam Downloads
Maria Gabriela Farfan Bertran, Kevin Robert Mcgee, Julie Ting Ting Perng and Renos Vakis
8691: The Short-Term Impact of Inter-Community Volunteering Activities and Soft Skills Training on Self-Reported Social Cohesion Values: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Lebanon Downloads
Jumana Jamal Subhi Alaref, Rene Antonio Leon Solano, Carlos Asenjo, Marwan Alawiye and El-Kik,Marwa
8690: Persistent Misallocation and the Returns to Education in Mexico Downloads
Santiago Levy and Lopez-Calva,Luis-Felipe
8689: The Use of Data Analytics Techniques to Assess the Functioning of a Government's Financial Management Information System: An Application to Pakistan and Cambodia Downloads
Ali Hashim, Moritz Otto Maria Alfons Piattifuenfkirchen, Winston Percy Onipede Cole, Ammar Naqvi, Akmal Minallah, Maun Prathna and Sokbunthoeun So
8688: Understanding the Geographical Distribution of Stunting in Tanzania: A Geospatial Analysis of the 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey Downloads
George Joseph, Peter William Gething, Samir Bhatt and Sophie Charlotte Emi Ayling
8687: Financial Outreach and Working Poverty in Developing Countries: New Evidence from Bank Penetration Downloads
Aissata-000536535 Coulibaly and Urbain Thierry Yogo
8686: Beyond Capital: Monitoring Development Outcomes of Multinational Enterprises Downloads
Iza Lejárraga and Alexandros Ragoussis
8685: The Relationship between Conflicts, Economic Shocks, and Death with Depression, Economic Activities, and Human Capital Investment in Nigeria Downloads
Julian C Jamison, Kevin Robert Mcgee, Gbemisola Oseni, Julie Ting Ting Perng, Ryoko Sato, Tomomi - GPV07 Tanaka and Renos Vakis
8684: Shifting Social Norms to Reduce Open Defecation in Rural India Downloads
Varun Gauri, Tasmia Rahman and Iman Kalyan Sen
8683: International Comparisons of Poverty in South Asia Downloads
TM Tonmoy Islam, David Newhouse and Monica Yanez Pagans
8682: Intervening at Home and Then at School: A Randomized Evaluation of Two Approaches to Improve Early Educational Outcomes in Tonga Downloads
Kevin Macdonald, Sally Anne Brinkman, Wendy Jarvie, Machuca-Sierra,Myrna, Kristen Andrew Mcdonall, Messaoud-Galusi,Souhila, Siosiana Tapueluelu and Binh Thanh Vu
8681: Minimum Wages and Labor Supply in an Emerging Market: The Case of Mauritius Downloads
Zaakhir Asmal, Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur, Marco Ranzani and Pierella Paci
8680: Green Sukuk, Energy Poverty, and Climate Change: A Roadmap for Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Dalal Aassouli, Mehmet Asutay, Mahmoud Mohieldin and Tochukwu Chiara Nwokike
8679: The Economic Case for Education in Vietnam Downloads
Harry Patrinos, Pham Vu Thang and Nguyen Duc Thanh
8678: Measuring Urban Economic Density Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina and Sebastian Constantine Gilmour Kriticos
8677: How Much Would Bangladesh Gain from the Removal of Subsidies on Electricity and Natural Gas ? Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Sheoli Pargal, Marinos E. Tsigas and Sebnem Sahin
8676: Labor Market Effects of Demographic Shifts and Migration in OECD Countries Downloads
Frédéric Docquier, Zovanga Louis Kone, Aaditya Mattoo and Caglar Ozden
8675: Explaining the WAEMU Growth Spurt -- The Role of Financial Deepening and Macro Policy Downloads
Fiseha Haile Gebregziabher and Lars Moller
8674: Robots, Tasks and Trade Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Paulo S. R. Bastos and Bob Rijkers
8673: Political Selection and Bureaucratic Productivity Downloads
James Paul Habyarimana, Stuti Khemani and Thiago Scot
8672: Survey of the Nepal Private Equity and Venture Capital Environment Downloads
Shanthi Divakaran, Gianni Lorenzato, Anup Raj Upreti and Pratikshya Dahal
8671: Be Wary of Those Who Ask: A Randomized Experiment on the Size and Determinants of the Enumerator Effect Downloads
Michele Di Maio and Nathan Fiala
8670: Promoting Early Childhood Development through Combining Cash Transfers and Parenting Programs Downloads
Ana-Maria Arriagada, Jonathan Perry, Laura B. Rawlings, Julieta M. Trias and Melissa Zumaeta Aurazo
8669: Comprehensive Private School Model for Low-Income Urban Children in Mexico Downloads
Lucrecia Santibanez, Juan E. Saavedra, Raja Bentaouet Kattan and Harry Patrinos
8668: Non-Linear Effects of Tax Changes on Output: The Role of the Initial Level of Taxation Downloads
Samara Gunter, Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos Alberto Vegh Gramont and Guillermo Javier Vuletin
8667: Extreme Weather and Poverty Risk: Evidence from Multiple Shocks in Mozambique Downloads
Javier Baez, German Daniel Caruso and Chiyu Niu
8666: Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor: Does Money Talk When Health Workers Are Pro-Poor ? Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri, Damien de Walque, Philip Keefer and Paul Jacob Robyn
8665: Re-Kindling Learning: eReaders in Lagos Downloads
James Paul Habyarimana and Shwetlena Sabarwal
8664: Malnutrition Gap as a New Measure of Child Malnutrition: A Global Application Downloads
Juan Feng, Shamma Adeeb Alam and Patrick Hoang-Vu Eozenou
8663: Potential Growth: Outlook and Options for the Russian Federation Downloads
Yoki Okawa and Apurva Sanghi
8662: On the Asymmetry of Global Spillovers: Emerging Markets Versus Advanced Economies Downloads
Rabah Arezki and Yang Liu
8661: Gender Gaps in the Labor Market and Economic Growth Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Karakurum-Ozdemir,Kamer and Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
8660: States Diverge, Cities Converge: Drivers of Local Growth Catch-up in India Downloads
Yue Li, Martin Rama and Qinghua Zhao
8659: Developing Countries and Services in the New Industrial Paradigm Downloads
Gaurav Nayyar and Marcio Cruz
8658: Can Information Influence the Social Insurance Participation Decision of China's Rural Migrants? Downloads
John T. Giles, Xin Meng, Sen Xue and Guochang Zhao
8657: Vertical and Horizontal Redistribution: The Cases of Western and Eastern Europe Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Carla Krolage, Mattia Makovec, Andreas Peichl, Marc Stockli, Ivan Torre and Christian Wittneben
8656: Evidence-Based Teaching: Effective Teaching Practices in Primary School Classrooms Downloads
Ezequiel Molina, Adelle Pushparatnam, Rimm-Kaufman,Sara Elisabeth and Keri Ka-Yee Wong
8655: Feeding of Infants and Young Children in South Asia Downloads
Harriet Torlesse and Dhushyanth Raju
8654: Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya Downloads
Shohei Nakamura and Paolo Avner
8653: Measuring Teaching Practices at Scale: Results from the Development and Validation of the Teach Classroom Observation Tool Downloads
Ezequiel Molina, Syeda Farwa Fatima, Andrew Dean Y C Ho, Carolina Eugenia Melo Hurtado, Tracy Wilichowksi and Adelle Pushparatnam
8652: Does Job Polarization Explain the Rise in Earnings Inequality ? Evidence from Europe Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Ivan Torre and Hernan Jorge Winkler
8651: Catastrophic Medical Expenditures: Reflections on Three Issues Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
8650: Human Capital and Macro-Economic Development: A Review of the Evidence Downloads
Federico Rossi
8649: Media Sentiment and International Asset Prices Downloads
Samuel Paul Fraiberger, Do Q Lee, Damien Puy and Romain Rancier
8648: Forest Carbon Supply in Nepal: Evidence from a Choice Experiment Downloads
Sahan Dissanayake, Randall A. Bluffstone, E. Somanathan, Harisharan Luintel, N. S. Paudel and Michael Toman
8647: Three Macroeconomic Trends Around the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Economies Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Claudio Rojas Guzmán
8646: GVC Participation and Deep Integration in Brazil Downloads
Claire Honore Hollweg and Nadia Patrizia Rocha Gaffurri
8645: Is It the Journey That Matters ? A Fresh Look at the Impact of World Bank Policy Lending Downloads
Peter G. Moll and Lodewijk Smets
8644: Hierarchy and Information Downloads
Daniel Oliver Rogger and Ravi Somani
8643: Servicification of Manufacturing and Boosting Productivity through Services Sector Reform in Turkey Downloads
Thomas Edward Haven and Erik Leendert Van Der Marel
8642: High-Growth Firms: Rising Tide Lifts All Boats Downloads
Francesca de Nicola, Balazs Murakozy and Shawn Tan
8641: Definition Matters: Metropolitan Areas and Agglomeration Economies in a Large Developing Country Downloads
Maarten Bosker, Jane Park and Mark Roberts
8640: Traders'Dilemma: Developing Countries'Response to Trade Disputes Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go, Csilla Lakatos, Sherman Robinson and Karen E. Thierfelder
8639: Mongolia: Distributional Impact of Taxes and Transfers Downloads
Freije-Rodriguez,Samuel and Judy Yang
8638: Poverty, Inequality, and Agriculture in the EU Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Rogier J. E. Van Den Brink, Paul Corral Rodas, Montserrat Avila, Hongxi Zhao and Mohammad-Hadi Mostafavi
8637: The Drivers and Impacts of Water Infrastructure Reliability: A Global Analysis of Manufacturing Firms Downloads
Asif Islam and Marie Caitriona Hyland
8636: Backyarding: Theory and Evidence for South Africa Downloads
Jan K. Brueckner, Claus Rabe and Harris Selod
8635: Preventing More"Missing Girls": A Review of Policies to Tackle Son Preference Downloads
Sneha Kumar and Nistha Sinha
8634: On the Allocation of Resources in Developing East Asia and Pacific Downloads
Francesca de Nicola, Vera Vencheva Kehayova and Ha Minh Nguyen
8633: The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Leora Klapper, Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia and Simone Gabrielle Schaner
8632: Busting the Myth: The Impact of Increasing the Minimum Wage: The Experience of Romania Downloads
Frank Heemskerk, Liviu Voinea and Alexandra Cojocaru
8631: Contractual Frictions and the Margins of Trade Downloads
Theophile Thomas Azomahou, Hibret Maemir and Hassen Wako
8630: sae: A Stata Package for Unit Level Small Area Estimation Downloads
Minh Cong Nguyen, Paul Corral Rodas, João Pedro Azevedo and Qinghua Zhao
8629: Inequality and Welfare Dynamics in the Russian Federation during 1994-2015 Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Michael Lokshin, Ksenia Abanokova and Maurizio Bussolo
8628: Identifying Urban Areas by Combining Data from the Ground and from Outer Space: An Application to India Downloads
Virgilio Galdo, Yue Li and Martin Rama
8627: Vanishing Returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda Downloads
Ruth Hill, Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina and Kathryn Vasilaky
8626: Tobacco Taxation Incidence: Evidence from the Russian Federation Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Mikhail Matytsin and Olga Obukhova
8625: The Intensive Margin in Trade Downloads
Ana Fernandes, Pete Klenow, Sergii Meleshchuk, Martha Denisse Pierola and Andres Rodriguez-Clare
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 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 Chun Zhu
8620: Stationary Bandits, State Capacity, and the Malthusian Transition: The Lasting Impact of the Taiping Rebellion Downloads
Lixin Xu and Li Yang
8619: The Causal Mechanism of Financial Education: Evidence from Mediation Analysis Downloads
Fenella Carpena and Bilal 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 Vézina
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, José-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 Sebastian, Shivapragasam Shivakumaran, Ani Silwal, David 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 Campos, Markus 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 Sousa and Andres Felipe Garcia Suaza
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