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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 Luis 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
7486: Urbanization and property rights Downloads
Yongyang Cai, Harris Selod and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
7485: When do in-service teacher training and books improve student achievement ? experimental evidence from Mongolia Downloads
Habtamu Neda Fuje and Prateek Tandon
7484: Mobility, scarring and job quality in Indonesia?s labor market Downloads
Darian Naidoo, Truman G. Packard and Ilmiawan Auwalin
7483: The impacts of climate change on poverty in 2030 and the potential from rapid, inclusive, and climate-informed development Downloads
Julie Rozenberg and Stephane Hallegatte
7482: Social protection and disaster risk management in the Philippines: the case of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Downloads
Thomas Vaughan Bowen
7481: The exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond of poor households to recurrent floods in Mumbai Downloads
Archana Mahesh Patankar
7480: Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty: assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts Downloads
Hessel C. Winsemius, Brenden Jongman, Ted I.E. Veldkamp, Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Philip J. Ward
7479: Households and heat stress: estimating the distributional consequences of climate change Downloads
Jisung Park, Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Evan Sandhoefner
7478: Responses to weather and climate: a cross-section analysis of rural incomes Downloads
Frederik Noack, Sven Wunder, Arild Angelsen and Jan Börner
7477: Climate change impacts and mitigation in the developing world: an integrated assessment of the agriculture and forestry sectors Downloads
Petr Havlík, Hugo Valin, Mykola Gusti, Erwin Schmid, Nicklas Forsell, Mario Herrero, Nikolay Khabarov, Aline Mosnier, Matthew Cantele and Michael Obersteiner
7476: Social protection in the face of climate change: targeting principles and financing mechanisms Downloads
Michael Carter and Sarah Ann Janzen
7475: Climate change impacts on rural poverty in low-elevation coastal zones Downloads
Edward Barbier
7474: Environmental reliance, climate exposure, and vulnerability: a cross-section analysis of structural and stochastic poverty Downloads
Arild Angelsen and Therese Dokken
7473: Households or locations ? cities, catchment areas and prosperity in India Downloads
Yue Li and Martin Rama
7472: Can intense exposure to hand-washing and hygiene information campaigns affect children's socio-emotional skills ? evidence from Senegal Downloads
Borja-Vega,Christian, Bertha Briceno and Fernando Garcia Vicente
7471: Tracking wage inequality trends with prices and different trade models: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Timothy Halliday, Daniel Lederman and Raymond Robertson
7470: Measuring progress towards universal health coverage: with an application to 24 developing countries Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Daniel Cotlear, Patrick Eozenou and Leander Robert Buisman
7469: Comparing cash and voucher transfers in a humanitarian context: evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Jenny C. Aker
7468: All in my head ? the play of exclusion and discrimination in the labor market Downloads
Maitreyi Das
7467: Socioeconomic and fiscal impact of large-scale gold mining in Mali Downloads
Aly Sanoh and Massaoly Coulibaly
7466: Quantifying spillover effects from large farm establishments: the case of Mozambique Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Fang Xia, Aurelio Mate, Ellen Payongayong, Klaus W. Deininger, Fang Xia, Aurelio Mate and Ellen Payongayong
7465: Dark costs, missing data: shedding some light on services trade Downloads
James E. Anderson, Ingo Borchert, Aaditya Mattoo, Yoto Valentinov Yotov, James E. Anderson, Ingo Borchert, Aaditya Mattoo and Yoto Valentinov Yotov
7464: Deep trade agreements and vertical FDI: the devil is in the details Downloads
Alberto Osnago, Nadia Rocha and Michele Ruta
7463: The demand for, and impact of, youth internships: evidence from a randomized experiment in Yemen Downloads
David McKenzie, Nabila Assaf and Ana Paula Cusolito
7462: The additionality impact of a matching grant program for small firms: experimental evidence from Yemen Downloads
David McKenzie, Nabila Assaf and Ana Paula Cusolito
7461: Bright Lights, Big Cities: measuring national and subnational economic growth in Africa from outer space, with an application to Kenya and Rwanda Downloads
Tom Bundervoet, Laban Maiyo and Apurva Sanghi
7460: Electricity connections and firm performance in 183 countries Downloads
Carolin Geginat and Rita Ramalho
7459: Are the children of uneducated farmers doubly disadvantaged ? farm, nonfarm and intergenerational educational mobility in rural China Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Yan Sun
7458: Exploring the sources of downward bias in measuring inequality of opportunity Downloads
Gabriel Lara Ibarra and Adan L. Martinez Cruz
7457: Pension coverage for parents and educational investment in children: evidence from urban China Downloads
Ren Mu and Yang Du
7456: Demand-driven propagation: evidence from the great recession Downloads
Ha Nguyen
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
Osorio-Rodarte,Israel 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 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
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