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7586: The economic effects of counterfeiting and piracy: a review and implications for developing countries Downloads
Carsten Fink, Keith Maskus and Yi Qian
7585: Measuring violent conflict in micro-level surveys: current practices and methodological challenges Downloads
Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Anthony Tedesco
7584: The revival of the"cash versus food"debate: new evidence for an old quandary ? Downloads
Ugo Gentilini
7583: The price is not always right: on the impacts of commodity prices on households (and countries) Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
7582: Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Paula Villasenor
7581: Small area estimation of child malnutrition in Ethiopian woredas Downloads
Thomas Sohnesen, Alemayehu Ambel, Peter Fisker, Colin Andrews and Qaiser M. Khan
7580: Can you work it ? evidence on the productive potential of public works from a youth employment program in Sierra Leone Downloads
Nina Rosas Raffo and Shwetlena Sabarwal
7579: The fiscal cost of weak governance: evidence from teacher absence in India Downloads
Karthik Muralidharan, Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla and Aakash Mohpal
7578: Illicit activity and money laundering from an economic growth perspective: a model and an application to Colombia Downloads
Edgar Villa, Martha Misas and Norman Loayza
7577: The political economy of bank lending: evidence from an emerging market Downloads
Sumit Agarwal, Bernardo Morais, Claudia Ruiz Ortega and Jian Zhang
7576: Large farm establishment, smallholder productivity, labor market participation, and resilience: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger, Charles Anthony Philip Harris, Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger and Charles Anthony Philip Harris
7575: The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries: a theoretical consideration Downloads
Eoin McGuirk, Anand Rajaram and Marcelo Giugale
7574: Access to pre-primary education and progression in primary School: evidence from rural Guatemala Downloads
Paulo S. R. Bastos, Nicolas Luis Bottan, Julian Cristia, Paulo S. R. Bastos, Nicolas Luis Bottan and Julian Cristia
7573: Preschool education in Brazil: does public supply crowd out private enrollment ? Downloads
Paulo S. R. Bastos, Odd Rune Straume, Paulo S. R. Bastos and Odd Rune Straume
7572: Resource rents, coercion, and local development: evidence from post-apartheid South Africa Downloads
Paulo S. R. Bastos, Nicolas Luis Bottan, Paulo S. R. Bastos and Nicolas Luis Bottan
7571: Egypt: guiding reform of energy subsidies long-term Downloads
Peter Griffin, Thomas Blatt Laursen and James W. Robertson
7570: Building a competitive city through innovation and global knowledge: the case of Sino-Singapore Suzhou industrial park Downloads
Zhihua Zeng
7569: Capital flows and central banking: the Indian experience Downloads
Poonam Gupta
7568: Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India Downloads
Gaurav Datt, Martin Ravallion and Rinku Murgai
7567: Losing the gains of the past: the welfare and distributional impacts of the twin crises in Iraq 2014 Downloads
Nandini Krishnan and Sergio Daniel Olivieri
7566: Prices and welfare Downloads
Abdelkrim Araar and Paolo Verme
7565: Drought and retribution: evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Hendrik Wolff
7564: Market integration and poverty: evidence from South Sudan Downloads
Gonzalo Varela, Massimiliano Calì, Utz Pape and Esteban Rojas
7563: Does child sponsorship pay off in adulthood ? an international study of impacts on income and wealth Downloads
Bruce Wydick, Paul Glewwe and Laine Rutledge
7562: Sifting through the Data: labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) Downloads
Thiago Scot and Aude-Sophie Rodella
7561: School dropout in Central America: an overview of trends, causes, consequences, and promising interventions Downloads
Melissa Adelman and Miguel Szekely
7560: An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries Downloads
Asif Islam
7559: Financial channels, property rights, and poverty: a Sub-Saharan African perspective Downloads
Raju Singh and Yifei Huang
7558: Idle youth in Mexico: trapped between the war on drugs and economic crisis Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Carlos Gutierrez Fierros and J. Vicente Vargas M.
7557: The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa: the inequality among all Africans Downloads
La-Bhus Jirasavetakul and Christoph Lakner
7556: How much teachers know and how much it matters in class: analyzing three rounds of subject-specific test score data of Indonesian students and teachers Downloads
Joppe de Ree
7555: Greying the budget: ageing and preferences over public policies Downloads
Luiz de Mello, Simone Raphaela Schotte, Erwin H. R. Tiongson and Hernan Winkler
7554: Why are the elderly more averse to immigration when they are more likely to benefit ? evidence across countries Downloads
Simone Raphaela Schotte and Hernan Winkler
7553: The welfare cost of inflation and the regulations of money substitutes Downloads
Benjamin Eden and Maya Eden
7552: Do resource-rich countries suffer from a lack of fiscal discipline ? Downloads
Michael Francis Bleaney and Havard Halland
7551: Managing food price volatility in a large open country: the case of wheat in India Downloads
Christophe Gouel, Madhur Gautam and Will Martin
7550: Cognitive and non-cognitive skills for the Peruvian labor market: addressing measurement error through latent skills estimations Downloads
Wendy Cunningham, Mónica Parra Torrado and Miguel Sarzosa
7549: Lifting economic sanctions on Iran: global effects and strategic responses Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Shantayanan Devarajan and Csilla Lakatos
7548: Out of school and out of work: a diagnostic of ninis in Latin America Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Anna Popova and F. Rogers
7547: A detailed anatomy of factor misallocation in India Downloads
Gilles Duranton, Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
7546: Declining wages for college-educated workers in Mexico: are younger or older cohorts hurt the most ? Downloads
Raymundo Campos-Vazquez, Luis Lopez-Calva and Nora Lustig
7545: Business cycles in the eastern Caribbean economies: the role of fiscal policy and interest rates Downloads
Francisco Carneiro and Viktoria Hnatkovska
7544: Before and after the global financial crisis: evaluating the Caribbean's synchronization with global engines of growth Downloads
Auguste Tano Kouame and M. Ivanova Reyes
7543: The great recession and job loss spillovers: impact of tradable employment shocks on supporting services Downloads
Ha Nguyen and Shawheen Rezaei
7542: What are the impacts of Syrian refugees on host community welfare in Turkey ? a subnational poverty analysis Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Judy Yang and Osman Inan
7541: How equitable is access to finance in turkey ? evidence from the latest global FINDEX Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Osman Inan and Judy Yang
7540: When and where do we see regional poverty reduction and convergence ? lessons from the roof of Turkey Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Judy Yang, Osman Inan, Minh Nguyen and Jose Montes
7539: Price seasonality in Africa: measurement and extent Downloads
Christopher L. Gilbert, Luc Christiaensen and Jonathan Kaminski
7538: Contingent liabilities risk management: a credit risk analysis framework for sovereign guarantees and on-lending?country experiences from Colombia, Indonesia, Sweden, and Turkey Downloads
Fritz Florian Bachmair
7537: Striving for balance in economics: towards a theory of the social determination of behavior Downloads
Karla Hoff and Joseph Stiglitz
7536: Global supply chains and trade policy Downloads
Emily J. Blanchard, Chad P. Bown, Robert Christopher Johnson, Emily J. Blanchard, Chad P. Bown and Robert Christopher Johnson
7535: How does long-term finance affect economic volatility ? Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Balint Horvath and Harry Huizinga
7534: Following Mexican youth: a short-run study of time use decisions Downloads
Juan Barón, Anna Popova and Angelica Maria Sanchez Diaz
7533: Financial access and household welfare: evidence from Mauritania Downloads
Alessandra Amendola, Marinella Boccia, Gianluca Mele and Luca Sensini
7532: Supporting export competitiveness through port and rail network reforms: a case study of South Africa Downloads
Duncan Pieterse, Thomas Farole, Martin Odendaal and Andre Steenkamp
7531: Fossil fuel subsidy and pricing policies: recent developing country experience Downloads
Masami Kojima
7530: Earnings premiums and penalties for self-employment and informal employees around the world Downloads
T. H. Gindling, Nadwa Mossaad and David Newhouse
7529: The role of preschool quality in promoting child development: evidence from rural Indonesia Downloads
Sally Anne Brinkman, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Angela Kinnell, Nozomi Nakajima and Menno Prasad Pradhan
7528: The World Bank's classification of countries by income Downloads
Neil James Fantom and Umar Serajuddin
7527: Rwanda's new companies: an overview of registrations, taxes, employment, and exports Downloads
Michele Savini Zangrandi and Maria Paulina Mogollon
7526: Tenure security premium in informal housing markets: a spatial hedonic analysis Downloads
Shohei Nakamura
7525: Do land market restrictions hinder structural change in a rural economy ? evidence from Sri Lanka Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi, M. Shahe Emran and Forhad J. Shilpi
7524: Land market restrictions, women's labor force participation, and wages in a rural economy Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi, M. Shahe Emran and Forhad J. Shilpi
7523: Debt sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa: unraveling country-specific risks Downloads
William G. Battaile, Fernando Leonardo Hernandez and Vivian Norambuena
7522: The impact of the global financial crisis on firms'capital structure Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Maria Martinez Peria and Thierry Tressel
7521: Development economics as taught in developing countries Downloads
David McKenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
7520: Seasonality in local food markets and consumption: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Jonathan Kaminski, Luc Christiaensen and Christopher L. Gilbert
7519: Why so gloomy ? perceptions of economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Cesar A. Cancho, Maria Eugenia Davalos and Carolina Sanchez
7518: Understanding the trends in learning outcomes in Argentina, 2000 to 2012 Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Peter Anthony Holland and Sara Troiano
7517: Forced displacement and refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa: an economic inquiry Downloads
Philip Verwimp and Jean-François Maystadt
7516: Can a small social pension promote labor force participation ? evidence from the Colombia Mayor program Downloads
Tobias Pfutze and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7515: The poverty effects of market concentration Downloads
Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7514: Unpacking the MPI: a decomposition approach of changes in multidimensional poverty headcounts Downloads
Jorge Pérez Pérez, Carlos Rodriguez Castelan, Jose Daniel Trujillo and Daniel Valderrama-Gonzalez
7513: Toward a more business friendly tax regime: key challenges in South Asia Downloads
Anna Reva
7512: The strength of American federal democracy: lessons for global development Downloads
Roger Myerson
7511: Blending top-down federalism with bottom-up engagement to reduce inequality in Ethiopia Downloads
Qaiser M. Khan, Jean-Paul Faguet and Alemayehu Ambel
7510: Finding a path to formalization in Benin: early results after the introduction of the entreprenant legal status Downloads
Najy Benhassine, David McKenzie, Victor Pouliquen and Massimiliano Santini
7509: Hub-periphery development pattern and inclusive growth: case study of Guangdong province Downloads
Xubei Luo and Nong Zhu
7508: Maternal and child health inequalities in Ethiopia Downloads
Alemayehu Ambel, Colin Andrews, Anne Margreth Bakilana, Elizabeth Foster, Qaiser M. Khan and Huihui Wang
7507: The effects of volatility, fiscal policy cyclicality and financial development on growth: evidence for the Eastern Caribbean Downloads
Markus Brüeckner and Francisco Carneiro
7506: Psychometrics as a tool to improve screening and access to credit Downloads
Irani Arraiz, Miriam Bruhn and Rodolfo Stucchi
7505: Direct and indirect effects of Malawi?s public works program on food security Downloads
Kathleen G. Beegle, Emanuela Galasso and Jessica Goldberg
7504: Structural transformation and productivity growth in Africa: Uganda in the 2000s Downloads
Sabin Ahmed, Taye Mengistae, Yutaka Yoshino and Albert Zeufack
7503: Breaking the metal ceiling: female entrepreneurs who succeed in male-dominated sectors Downloads
Francisco Campos, Markus Goldstein, Laura Mcgorman, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet and Obert Pimhidzai
7502: What?s left for the WTO ? Downloads
Chad P. Bown and Chad P. Bown
7501: From demographic dividend to demographic burden ? regional trends of population aging in Russia Downloads
Mikhail Matytsin, Lalita M. Moorty and Kaspar Richter
7500: Tobacco and alcohol excise taxes for improving public health and revenue outcomes: marrying sin and virtue ? Downloads
Richard Bird
7499: Regional productivity convergence in Peru Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Luis Fernando Sanchez Bayardo and Siddharth Sharma
7498: Regionalism in services: a study of ASEAN Downloads
Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo
7497: Women?s police stations and domestic violence: evidence from Brazil Downloads
Elizaveta Perova and Sarah Reynolds
7496: Nighttime lights revisited: the use of nighttime lights data as a proxy for economic variables Downloads
Douglas M. Addison and Benjamin P. Stewart
7495: The long-term impacts of international migration: evidence from a lottery Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua and Steven Stillman
7494: Weak instruments in growth regressions: implications for recent cross-country evidence on inequality and growth Downloads
Aart Kraay
7493: SMEs, age, and jobs: a review of the literature, metrics, and evidence Downloads
Gemechu Aga, David C. Francis and Jorge Rodriguez Meza
7492: The role of imports for exporter performance in Peru Downloads
Martha D. Pierola Castro, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Thomas Farolec, Martha D. Pierola Castro, Ana Margarida Fernandes and Thomas Farolec
7491: Domestic value added in exports: theory and firm evidence from China Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Heiwai Tang, Hiau Looi Kee and Heiwai Tang
7490: Discrimination as a coordination device: markets and the emergence of identity Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7489: Appraising cross-national income inequality databases: an introduction Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Nora Lustig and Daniel Teles
7488: Unhappy development: dissatisfaction with life on the eve of the Arab spring Downloads
Efstratia Arampatzi, Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina, Tina Röhricht, Ruut Veenhoven, Efstratia Arampatzi, Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina, Tina Röhricht and Ruut Veenhoven
7487: On the welfare implications of automation Downloads
Maya Eden and Paul Gaggl
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