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7455: On the delegation of aid implementation to multilateral agencies Downloads
Kurt Annen and Stephen Knack
7454: Dual credit markets and household access to finance: evidence from a representative Chinese household survey Downloads
Robert J. Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao, L. Colin Xu, Robert J. Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and L. Colin Xu
7453: Jobs and land use within cities: a survey of theory, evidence, and policy Downloads
Arti Grover and Somik Lall
7452: Exporter behavior, country size and stage of development: evidence from the exporter dynamics database Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Caroline Freund, Martha D. Pierola Castro, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Caroline Freund and Martha D. Pierola Castro
7451: Effects of land misallocation on capital allocations in India Downloads
Gilles Duranton, Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
7450: Social norms theory and development economics Downloads
Lina Maria Jorun Eriksson
7449: MSME taxation in transition economies: country experience on the costs and benefits of introducing special tax regimes Downloads
Michael Engelschalk and Jan Loeprick
7448: The effect of metro expansions on air pollution in Delhi Downloads
Deepti Goel and Sonam Gupta
7447: Why do countries participate in international large-scale assessments ? The Case of PISA Downloads
Marlaine Lockheed
7446: Understanding poverty reduction in Sri Lanka: evidence from 2002 to 2012/13 Downloads
Lidia Ceriani, Gabriela Inchauste and Sergio Daniel Olivieri
7445: Modeling the marginal value of rainforest losses: a dynamic value function approach Downloads
Jon Strand
7444: The causal impacts of child labor law in Brazil: some preliminary findings Downloads
Caio Piza and André Souza
7443: Population aging and households? saving in the Russian Federation Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Schotte Simone and Mikhail Matytsin
7442: The impact of China?s slowdown on the Asia Pacific region: an application of the GVAR model Downloads
Tomoo Inoue, Demet Kaya and Hitoshi Ohshige
7441: Which donors, which funds ? the choice of multilateral funds by bilateral donors at the World Bank Downloads
Bernhard Wilfried Reinsberg, Katharina Michaelowa and Stephen Knack
7440: The impact of violence on individual risk preferences: evidence from a natural experiment Downloads
Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
7439: Robust decision-making in the water sector: a strategy for implementing Lima?s long-term water resources master plan Downloads
Nidhi Rajiv Kalra, David G. Groves, Laura Bonzanigo, Edmundo Molina Perez, Cayo Ramos, Carter J. Brandon and Iván Rodriguez Cabanillas
7438: A product space perspective on structural change in Morocco Downloads
Israel Osorio-Rodarte and Hans Lofgren
7437: The impact of investment policy in a changing global economy: a review of the literature Downloads
Roberto Echandi, Jana Krajcovicova and Christine Zhenwei Qiang
7436: Determinants of long-term versus short-term bank credit in EU countries Downloads
Haelim Park, Claudia Ruiz Ortega and Thierry Tressel
7435: Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa: early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin Downloads
Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Houngbedji, Florence Kondylis, Michael O'Sullivan and Harris Selod
7434: A Coasian model of international production chains Downloads
Thibault Fally and Russell Hillberry
7433: A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, Dan Biller and Matias Herrera Dappe
7432: A global count of the extreme poor in 2012: data issues, methodology and initial results Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Shaohua Chen, Andrew L. Dabalen, Yuri M. Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, Dean Jolliffe, Ambar Narayan, Espen Prydz, Ana L. Revenga, Prem Sangraula, Umar Serajuddin and Nobuo Yoshida
7431: Dismal science, accounting and Newton?s second law: identifying force and rigidity in public expenditure analysis Downloads
Dino Leonardo Merotto, Fayavar Hayati, David Andrew Stephan and William G. Battaile
7430: Beyond qualifications: returns to cognitive and socio-emotional skills in Colombia Downloads
Pablo Acosta, Noel Muller and Miguel Sarzosa
7429: Are public libraries improving quality of education ? when the provision of public goods is not enough Downloads
Paul Rodriguez Lesmes, Jose Daniel Trujillo and Daniel Valderrama Gonzalez
7428: Civil service recruitment in Comoros: a case of political clientelism in a decentralized state Downloads
Jonathan Rose and Balachandran Gowthaman
7427: High school track choice and financial constraints: evidence from urban Mexico Downloads
Ciro Avitabile, Matteo Bobba and Marco Pariguana
7426: Changing wage structure in India in the post-reform era: 1993-2011 Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Basab Dasgupta
7425: Sources of volatility during four oil price crashes Downloads
John Baffes and Varun Kshirsagar
7424: Analyzing food price trends in the context of Engel?s law and the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis Downloads
John Baffes and Xiaoli Etienne
7423: Value of improved information about forest protection values, with application to rainforest valuation Downloads
Jon Strand and Sauleh Siddiqui
7422: The Heterogeneous effect of information on student performance: evidence from a randomized control trial in Mexico Downloads
Ciro Avitabile and Rafael De Hoyos
7421: Youth out of school and out of work in Latin America: a cohort approach Downloads
Miguel Székely and Jonathan George Karver
7420: Moral incentives: experimental evidence from repayments of an Islamic credit card Downloads
Leonardo A. Bursztyn, Stefano Fiorin, Daniel Wolf Gottlieb, Martin Kanz, Leonardo A. Bursztyn, Stefano Fiorin, Daniel Wolf Gottlieb and Martin Kanz
7419: Pronatal property rights over land and fertility outcomes: evidence from a natural experiment in Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Niels Gerd Kemper
7418: Aging, social security design, and capital accumulation Downloads
Antoine Dedry, Harun Onder and Pierre Pestieau
7417: Multidimensional poverty in Ethiopia: changes in overlapping deprivations Downloads
Alemayehu Ambel, Parendi Arafin Mehta and Biratu Yigezu
7416: Oral democracy and women?s oratory competency in Indian village assemblies: a qualitative analysis Downloads
Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao and Umang Prabhakar
7415: The national solidarity program: assessing the effects of community-driven development in Afghanistan Downloads
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia and Ruben Enikolopov
7414: Infrastructure investment demands in emerging markets and developing economies Downloads
Fernanda Ruiz Nunez and Zichao Wei
7413: The ABCs of financial education: experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases Downloads
Fenella Carpena, Shawn A. Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
7412: Job opportunities along the rural-urban gradation and female labor force participation in India Downloads
Urmila Chatterjee, Rinku Murgai and Martin Rama
7411: Recasting culture to undo gender: a sociological analysis of Jeevika in rural Bihar, India Downloads
Paromita Sanyal, Vijayendra Rao and Shruti Majumdar
7410: Volunteerism after the Tsunami: the effects of democratization Downloads
Tiago Freire, J. Vernon Henderson and Ari Kuncoro
7409: On the effects of enforcement on illegal markets: evidence from a quasi-experiment in Colombia Downloads
Daniel Mejia, Pascual Restrepo and Sandra Rozo
7408: The cost of road infrastructure in low and middle income countries Downloads
Paul Collier, Martina Kirchberger and Mans Soderbom
7407: Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation: twenty years later, still a concern Downloads
Andrea Atencio and Josefina Posadas
7406: Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
7405: Business practices in small firms in developing countries Downloads
David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
7404: The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya Downloads
Maddalena Honorati
7403: The middle-income trap turns ten Downloads
Indermit S. Gill and Homi Kharas
7402: The impact of Syrian refugees on the Turkish labor market Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio and Mathis Wagner
7401: Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ? Downloads
Maika Watanuki
7400: Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Lucas Zavala
7399: The pulse of public opinion: using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador Downloads
Skipper Seabold, Alex Rutherford, Olivia De Backer and Andrea Coppola
7398: Nowcasting prices using Google trends: an application to Central America Downloads
Skipper Seabold and Andrea Coppola
7397: Public good provision in Indian rural areas: the returns to collective action by microfinance groups Downloads
Paolo Casini, Lore Vandewalle and Zaki Wahhaj
7396: The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries: evidence from China Downloads
Prashant Loyalka, Xiaoting Huang, Linxiu Zhang, Jianguo Wei, Hongmei Yi, Yingquan Song, Yaojiang Shi and James Chu
7395: Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality: analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence Downloads
Amita Majumder, Ranjan Ray and Sattwik Santra
7394: Can improved biomass cookstoves contribute to REDD+ in low-income countries ? evidence from a controlled cooking test trial with randomized behavioral treatments Downloads
Abebe D. Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Sahan Dissanayake, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen and Michael Toman
7393: The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Vicente A. Garcia Moreno and Harry Patrinos
7392: A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation Downloads
Paula Andrea Calvo, Luis Lopez-Calva and Josefina Posadas
7391: Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship: experimental evidence from a business plan competition Downloads
David McKenzie
7390: Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports Downloads
Swarnali Ahmed, Maximiliano Andres Appendino and Michele Ruta
7389: Impact of property rights reform to support China?s rural-urban integration: village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Shouying Liu, Ting Shao and Fang Xia
7388: Impact of property rights reform to support China?s rural-urban integration: household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Shouying Liu and Fang Xia
7387: Gender education gaps among indigenous and nonindigenous groups in Bolivia Downloads
Maira Reimao and Emcet Tas
7386: Should Latin America save more to grow faster ? Downloads
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
7385: Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies: evidence from Belarus Downloads
Corbett Grainger, Fan Zhang and Andrew William Schreiber
7384: The impact of secondary schooling in Kenya: a regression discontinuity analysis Downloads
Owen Ozier
7383: Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C Downloads
Maria Marta Ferreyra and Grigory Kosenok
7382: Self-help groups, savings and social capital: evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia Downloads
Radu Ban, Michael J. Gilligan and Matthias Rieger
7381: Climate-informed decisions: the capital investment plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions Downloads
Jan Whittington and Catherine Lynch
7380: Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia Downloads
Chris Papageorgiou, Nikola Spatafora and Ke Wang
7379: Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error Downloads
Carlos Balcazar
7378: Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Jan Michael Bauer, Victoria Levin, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Peng Nie and Alfonso Sousa-Poza
7377: Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ? Downloads
K?rdar,Murat G., Day?o?lu,Meltem and Koç,?smet
7376: Impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria Downloads
Khalid Siddig, Peter J. Minor, Harald Grethe, Angel Aguiar and Terrie Walmsley
7375: Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states Downloads
Lorena Vinuela and Laura De Castro Zoratto
7374: Unconditional cash transfers in China: an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program Downloads
Jennifer Golan, Terry Sicular and Nithin Umapathi
7373: Estimating poverty with panel data, comparably: an example from Jordan Downloads
Dean Jolliffe and Umar Serajuddin
7372: The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia: evidence from two cohorts of children Downloads
Sally Anne Brinkman, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Angela Kinnell and Menno Prasad Pradhan
7371: A new cross-national measure of corruption Downloads
Laarni Escresa and Lucio Picci
7370: Promoting democracy in fragile states: insights from a field experiment in Liberia Downloads
Eric Mvukiyehe and Cyrus Samii
7369: The effects of volumetric pricing policy on farmers? water management institutions and their water use: the case of water user organization in an irrigation system in Hubei, China Downloads
Kei Kajisa and Bin Dong
7368: Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows Downloads
Ganesh Seshan and Robertas Zubrickas
7367: The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows Downloads
Paulo C. de Sá Porto, Otaviano Canuto and Cristiano Morini
7366: Transport policies and development Downloads
Claudia N. Berg, Uwe Deichmann, Yishen Liu, Harris Selod, Claudia N. Berg, Uwe Deichmann, Yishen Liu and Harris Selod
7365: The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Daniel Lederman, J.A. Máñez, M.E. Rochina and J.A. Sanchis
7364: Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier, Bob Rijkers, Andrew R. Waxman, Mary C. Hallward-Driemeier, Bob Rijkers and Andrew R. Waxman
7363: Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies Downloads
Erik H.B. Feyen, Swati R. Ghosh, Katie Kibuuka and Subika Farazi
7362: Improving education outcomes in South Asia: findings from a decade of impact evaluations Downloads
Salman Asim, Robert S. Chase, Amit Dar and Achim Schmillen
7361: Electoral rules and political selection: theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan Downloads
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Georgy Egorov and Ruben Enikolopov
7360: Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer Downloads
SharmamMohan and Roman Hohl
7359: Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators Downloads
Jesse Keith Anttila-Hughes and Mohan Sharma
7358: Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance Downloads
Roberto Ley-Borrás and Benjamin Daniel Fox
7357: The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
7356: Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry
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