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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
Murat G. K?rdar, Meltem Day?o?lu 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
Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C., Bob Rijkers, Andrew R. Waxman, Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C., 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
Anttila-Hughes,Jesse Keith and Mohan Sharma
7358: Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance Downloads
Ley-Borrás,Roberto 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
7355: Public expenditure following disasters Downloads
David Bevan and Samantha Jane Cook
7354: Pyramid capitalism: political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt Downloads
Ishac Diwan, Philip Keefer and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
7353: Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution Downloads
Tatiana Didier Brandao, Ross Levine and Sergio Schmukler
7352: Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition Downloads
Maya Eden and Paul Gaggl
7351: Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries: analysis, impact and policy choices Downloads
Tamar Loladze
7350: Hukou and highways: the impact of China?s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality Downloads
Maarten Bosker, Uwe Deichmann and Mark Roberts
7349: Biogas: clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change Downloads
E. Somanathan and Randall Bluffstone
7348: Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity Downloads
Pablo Celhay, Paul Gertler, Paula Giovagnoli and Christel M. J. Vermeersch
7347: Gold mining and proto-urbanization: recent evidence from Ghana Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps, Michael Rene Koelle and Forhad Shilpi
7346: The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil Downloads
Florian Landis and Govinda R. Timilsina
7345: High-powered incentives and communication failure Downloads
Ajit Mishra and Sudipta Sarangi
7344: The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality Downloads
David Evans, Markus Goldstein and Anna Popova
7343: Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty Downloads
Fan Zhang and Tao Huang
7342: Using national statistics to increase transparency of large land acquisition: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Charles Anthony Philip Harris
7341: How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ? Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Michael Toman, Jorge G. Karacsonyi and Luca de Tena Diego
7340: Public-private partnerships: promise and hype Downloads
Michael Klein
7339: Small cash rewards for big losers: experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic Downloads
Boris Augurzky, Thomas Bauer, Arndt Reichert, Christoph Schmidt and Harald Tauchmann
7338: What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market Downloads
John Baffes, Varun Kshirsagar and Donald Mitchell
7337: The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists Downloads
Leandro de Magalhaes and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
7336: Political connections and tariff evasion: evidence from Tunisia Downloads
Bob Rijkers, Leila Baghdadi, Gael J. R. F. Raballand, Bob Rijkers, Leila Baghdadi and Gael J. R. F. Raballand
7335: When elites meet: decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone Downloads
Amanda Clayton, Jennifer Lynn Noveck and Margaret Levi
7334: Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery: audit evidence from primary care providers in India Downloads
Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Aakash Mohpal and Karthik Muralidharan
7333: Demography, urbanization and development: rural push, urban pull and... urban push ? Downloads
Remi Jedwab, Luc Christiaensen and Marina Gindelsky
7332: Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Samuel Pienknagura and Diego Rojas
7331: Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa Downloads
Annamaria Milazzo and Dominique van de Walle
7330: A quarter century effort yet to come of age: a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries Downloads
Tooraj Jamasb, Rabindra Nepal and Govinda R. Timilsina
7329: Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images: a pilot application to Central America Downloads
Ben Klemens, Andrea Coppola and Max Shron
7328: Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia Downloads
Anoop Singh, Tooraj Jamasb, Rabindra Nepal and Michael Toman
7327: Does collective action sequester carbon ? the case of the Nepal community forestry program Downloads
Randall Bluffstone, E. Somanathan, Prakash Jha, Harisharan Luintel, Rajesh Bista, Naya Paudel and Bhim Adhikari
7326: Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal Downloads
Sahan Dissanayake, Prakash Jha, Bhim Adhikari, Rajesh Bista, Randall Bluffstone, Harisharan Uintel, Peter Martinsson, Naya Sharma Paudel, E. Somanathan and Michael Toman
7325: The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia Downloads
Astrid Dannenberg and Peter Martinsson
7324: Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring Downloads
Abebe Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegzhiaber, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen and Ferdinand Vieider
7323: Cooperative behavior and common pool resources: experimental evidence from community forest user groups in Nepal Downloads
Randall Bluffstone, Astrid Dannenberg, Peter Martinsson, Prakash Jha and Rjesh Bista
7322: Inclusive economic growth in America?s cities: what?s the playbook and the score ? Downloads
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Rolf Joseph Pendall and Victor Rubin
7321: Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China Downloads
Zhangkai Huang, Lixing Li, Guangrong Ma and Lixin Xu
7320: Placing Bank supervision in the Central Bank: implications for financial stability based on evidence from the global crisis Downloads
Martin Melecký and Anca Pruteanu-Podpiera
7319: How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey Downloads
David Cuberes and Marc Teignier
7318: Small firms? formalization: the stick treatment Downloads
Giacomo De Giorgi, Matthew Ploenzke and Aminur Rahman
7317: Effects of income inequality on aggregate output Downloads
Markus Brueckner and Daniel Lederman
7316: Magical transition ? intergenerational educational and occupational mobility in rural China: 1988?2002 Downloads
Shahe Emran and Yan Sun
7315: Product standards and firms? export decisions Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Esteban Ferro, John S. Wilson, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Esteban Ferro and John S. Wilson
7314: Seeking shared prosperity through trade Downloads
Massimiliano Calì, Claire Honore Hollweg and Elizabeth N. Ruppert Bulmer
7313: Energy subsidies reform in Jordan: welfare implications of different scenarios Downloads
Aziz Atamanov, Jon Robbert Jellema and Umar Serajuddin
7312: The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia: a simulation approach Downloads
Jose Cuesta, AbdelRahmen El Lahga and Gabriel Lara Ibarra
7311: Understanding the operations of freight forwarders: evidence from Serbia Downloads
Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry, Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara, Ana Margarida Fernandes and Russell Henry Hillberry
7310: Fertility transition in Turkey?who is most at risk of deciding against child arrival ? Downloads
Angela Greulich, Aurélien Dasre and Ceren Inan
7309: Extending the school day in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Pablo Alfaro, David Evans and Peter Anthony Holland
7308: Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined Downloads
Will Martin and Cong Pham
7307: Teacher performance pay: Experimental evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Dhushyanth Raju
7306: Crop choice and infrastructure accessibility in Tanzania: subsistence crops or export crops ? Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys and Sevara Melibaeva
7305: Firms? locational choice and infrastructure development in Tanzania: instrumental variable spatial autoregressive model Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys and Sevara Melibaeva
7304: Is the WTO passe ? Downloads
Kyle Bagwell, Chad P. Bown, Robert W. Staiger, Kyle Bagwell, Chad P. Bown and Robert W. Staiger
7303: Formulas for failure ? were the Doha tariff formulas too ambitious for success ? Downloads
David Laborde Debucquet and Will Martin
7302: Determinants of tobacco consumption in Papua New Guinea: challenges in changing behaviors Downloads
Xiaohui Hou, Xiaochen Xu and Ian Anderson
7301: Stagnant stunting rate despite rapid economic growth in Papua New Guinea - factors correlated with malnutrition among children under five Downloads
Xiaohui Hou
7300: Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi Downloads
Amparo Palacios-Lopez and Ramon Lopez
7299: Business regulations and growth Downloads
Raian Divanbeigi and Rita Ramalho
7298: Do capital inflows boost growth in developing countries ? evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Ha Nguyen
7297: The improved biomass stove saves wood, but how often do people use it ? evidence from a randomized treatment trial in Ethiopia Downloads
Abebe D. Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen and Ferdinand Vieider
7296: Preferences for REDD+ contract attributes in low-income countries: a choice experiment in Ethiopia Downloads
Sahan Dissanayake, Abebe Damte Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson, Alemu Mekonnen, Michael Toman and Ferdinand M. Vieider
7295: The economic viability of jatropha biodiesel in Nepal Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina and Ujjal Tiwari
7294: Toward a new definition of shared prosperity: a dynamic perspective from three countries Downloads
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Hai-Anh H. Dang and Peter F. Lanjouw
7293: New evidence on the cyclicality of fiscal policy Downloads
Francisco Carneiro and Leonardo Garrido
7292: Ethiopia?s growth acceleration and how to sustain it?insights from a cross-country regression model Downloads
Lars Moller and Konstantin Wacker
7291: How unfair is the inequality of wage earnings in Russia ? estimates from panel data Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Gabriel Lara Ibarra and Ambar Narayan
7290: Costs and benefits of land fragmentation: evidence from Rwanda Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Loraine Ronchi
7289: Review of international practices for determining medium-term resource needs of spending agencies Downloads
Michael Di Francesco and Rafael Chelles Barroso
7288: Financial inclusion, productivity shocks, and consumption volatility in emerging economies Downloads
Rudrani Bhattacharya and Ila Patnaik
7287: Unbundling institutions for external finance: worldwide firm-level evidence Downloads
Stephen Knack and Lixin Xu
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