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7286: Policies, prices, and poverty: the sugar, vegetable oil, and flour industries in Senegal Downloads
Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Stephen Golub and E. Philip English
7285: Smallholders? land ownership and access in Sub-Saharan Africa: a new landscape ? Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia and Sara Savastano
7284: Business cycles accounting for Paraguay Downloads
Koehler-Geib,Fritzi and Viktoria Hnatkovska
7283: A behavioral approach to water conservation: evidence from Costa Rica Downloads
Saugato Datta, Juan Jose Miranda Montero, Laura De Castro Zoratto, Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar, Matthew Darlingm and Karina Josephine Orduna Lorenzana
7282: How much of the labor in African agriculture is provided by women ? Downloads
Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Luc Christiaensen and Talip Kilic
7281: Agriculture production and transport infrastructure in east Africa: an application of spatial autoregression Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You, Wood-Sichra,Ulrike and Richard Martin Humphrey
7280: Firm inventory behavior in east Africa Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphrey and Sevara Melibaeva
7279: Firms? locational choice and infrastructure development in Rwanda Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphrey and Sevara Melibaeva
7278: Firm productivity and infrastructure costs in east Africa Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphrey and Sevara Melibaeva
7277: Delivering education: a pragmatic framework for improving education in low-income countries Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Ijaz Khwaja
7276: Doing the survey two-step: the effects of reticence on estimates of corruption in two-stage survey questions Downloads
Nona Karalashvili, Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
7275: Transforming electricity governance in India: has India?s power sector regulation enabled consumers? power ? Downloads
Ashish Khanna, Daljit Singh, Ashwini Swain and Mudit Narain
7274: Road improvement and deforestation in the Congo Basin countries Downloads
Richard Damania and David J. Wheeler
7273: Infrastructure in conflict-prone and fragile environments: evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Rubaba Ali, Alvaro Federico Barra, Claudia N. Berg, Richard Damania, John D. Nash and Jason Daniel Russ
7272: Agricultural technology choice and transport Downloads
Rubaba Ali, Alvaro Federico Barra, Claudia N. Berg, Richard Damania, John D. Nash and Jason Daniel Russ
7271: Transport infrastructure and welfare: an application to Nigeria Downloads
Rubaba Ali, Alvaro Federico Barra, Claudia N. Berg, Richard Damania, John D. Nash and Jason Daniel Russ
7270: Poverty dynamics in India between 2004 and 2012: insights from longitudinal analysis using synthetic panel data Downloads
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Hai-Anh H. Dang and Peter F. Lanjouw
7269: Women managers and the gender-based gap in access to education: evidence from firm-level data in developing countries Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
7268: Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments ? Malaria control policies in Eritrea Downloads
Pedro Carneiro, Alex Armand, Andrea Locatelli, Selam Mihreteab and Joseph Aaron Keating
7267: World Bank policy lending and the quality of public sector governance Downloads
Lodewijk Smets and Stephen Knack
7266: On the sustainable development goals and the role of Islamic finance Downloads
Habib Ahmed, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Jos Verbeek and Farida Wael Aboulmagd
7265: When winners feel like losers: evidence from an energy subsidy reform Downloads
Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar, Barbara Cunha and Riccardo Trezzi
7262: Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity: evidence from Uganda Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Derick Bowen, Klaus Deininger and Marguerite Duponchel
7259: The republic of beliefs: a new approach to ?law and economics? Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7258: Universal health coverage in the Philippines: progress on financial protection goals Downloads
Caryn Bredenkamp and Leander Robert Buisman
7257: You are what (and where) you eat: capturing food away from home in welfare measures Downloads
Maria Gabriela Farfan Bertran, Maria Eugenia Genoni, Renos Vakis, Gabriela Farfan, Maria Eugenia Genoni and Renos Vakis
7256: Global poverty goals and prices: how purchasing power parity matters Downloads
Dean Jolliffe and Espen Prydz
7255: The Global Findex Database 2014: measuring financial inclusion around the world Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Dorothe Singer and Peter van Oudheusden
7254: The dark side of disclosure: evidence of government expropriation from worldwide firms Downloads
Tingting Liu, Barkat Ullah, Zuobao Wei and Lixin Xu
7253: Socioeconomic impact of the crisis in north Mali on displaced people Downloads
Alvin Etang Ndip, Johannes G. Hoogeveen and Julia Lendorfer
7252: Data deprivation: another deprivation to end Downloads
Umar Serajuddin, Hiroki Uematsu, Christina Wieser, Nobuo Yoshida and Andrew L. Dabalen
7251: African mining, gender, and local employment Downloads
Andreas Kotsadam and Anja Tolonen
7250: The local socioeconomic effects of gold mining: evidence from Ghana Downloads
Chuhan-Pole,Punam, Andrew L. Dabalen, Andreas Kotsadam, Aly Sanoh and Anja Karolina Tolonen
7249: Social and economic impacts of rural road improvements in the state of Tocantins, Brazil Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Eric R. Lancelot, Isabela Manelici and Satoshi Ogita
7248: Monitoring financial stability in developing and emerging economies: practical guidance for conducting macroprudential analysis Downloads
Miquel Dijkman
7247: Are we confusing poverty with preferences ? Downloads
Bart van den Boom, Alex Halsema and Vasco Molini
7246: Investing in technical&vocational education and training: does it yield large economic returns in Brazil ? Downloads
Rita Almeida, Leandro Anazawa, Naercio Menezes Filho and Ligia Maria De Vasconcellos
7245: Good countries or good projects ? comparing macro and micro correlates of World Bank and Asian Development Bank project performance Downloads
David Janoff Bulman, Walter Kolkma and Aart Kraay
7244: Household responses to shocks in rural Ethiopia: livestock as a buffer stock Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali
7243: Program evaluation and spillover effects Downloads
Manuela Angelucci and Vincenzo Di Maro
7242: Trade agreements and enforcement: evidence from WTO dispute settlement Downloads
Chad P. Bown, Kara Marie Reynolds, Chad P. Bown and Kara Marie Reynolds
7241: Are women less productive farmers ? how markets and risk affect fertilizer use, productivity, and measured gender effects in Uganda Downloads
Donald Larson, Sara Savastano, Siobhan Murray and Amparo Palacios-Lopez
7240: Global experiences with special economic zones: focus on China and Africa Downloads
Zhihua Zeng
7239: Asset price effects of peer benchmarking: evidence from a natural experiment Downloads
Sushant Acharya and Alvaro Pedraza
7238: Parental human capital and effective school management: evidence from The Gambia Downloads
Moussa Blimpo, David Evans and Nathalie Lahire
7237: Measuring inequality from top to bottom Downloads
Tania Valeria Diaz Bazan
7236: ?Missing girls? in the south Caucasus countries: trends, possible causes, and policy options Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
7235: Weather insurance savings accounts Downloads
Daniel Kevin Stein and Jeremy Tobacman
7234: Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Ellen McCullough
7233: Information, knowledge and behavior: evaluating alternative methods of delivering school information to parents Downloads
Cerdan-Infantes,Pedro and Deon Filmer
7232: Tax evasion through trade intermediation: evidence from Chinese exporters Downloads
Xuepeng Liu, Huimin Shi and Michael Joseph Ferrantino
7231: Does input tariff reduction impact firms'exports in the presence of import tariff exemption regimes ? Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Marcio Cruz
7230: The (non-) effect of violence on education: evidence from the"war on drugs"in Mexico Downloads
Fernanda Marquez-Padilla, Pérez-Arce,Francisco and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7229: Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden: a comparative analysis of recent trends Downloads
Hulya Ulku and Silvia Muzi
7228: The curious case of Brazil's closedness to trade Downloads
Otaviano Canuto, Cornelius Fleischhaker and Philip Schellekens
7227: Estimating the size of external effects of energy subsidies in transport and agriculture Downloads
Simon John Commander, Zlatko Slobodan Nikoloski and Maria Vagliasindi
7226: Report cards: the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Ijaz Khwaja
7225: The quest for subsidy reforms in Libya Downloads
Abdelkrim Araar, Nada Choueiri and Paolo Verme
7224: An evaluation of the 2014 subsidy reforms in Morocco and a simulation of further reforms Downloads
Paolo Verme and Khalid El Massnaoui
7223: Analyzing the dynamics of school dropout in upper secondary education in Latin America: a cohort approach Downloads
Raja Bentaouet Kattan and Miguel Székely
7222: What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? Downloads
Stephan Klasen and Janneke Pieters
7221: The misallocation of land and other factors of production in India Downloads
Gilles Duranton, Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
7220: Fossil fuel subsidies: approaches and valuation Downloads
Masami Kojima and Doug Koplow
7219: Advanced-country policies and emerging-market currencies: the impact of U.S. tapering on India's Rupee Downloads
Yuki Ikeda, Denis Medvedev and Martin Rama
7218: As the market churns: estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys Downloads
Gemechu Aga and David C. Francis
7217: Equality of opportunity: theory and evidence Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Vito Peragine
7216: The international bank lending channel of monetary policy rates and quantitative easing: credit supply, reach-for-yield, and real effects Downloads
Bernardo Morais, Jose-Luis Peydro and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
7215: Using lotteries to incentivize safer sexual behavior: evidence from a randomized controlled trial on HIV prevention Downloads
Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Lucia Corno, Damien de Walque and Jakob Svensson
7214: No condition is permanent: middle class in Nigeria in the last decade Downloads
Paul Corral Rodas, Vasco Molini and Gbemisola Oseni
7213: Income shocks and conflict: evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Babatunde Oluwakayode Abidoye and Massimiliano Calì
7212: Economic implications of a potential free trade agreement between India and the United States Downloads
Emiko Fukase, William J. Martin, Emiko Fukase and William J. Martin
7211: Policy and performance in customs: evaluating the trade facilitation agreement Downloads
Russell Henry Hillberry, Xiaohui Zhang, Russell Henry Hillberry and Xiaohui Zhang
7210: Trade effects of customs reform: evidence from Albania Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry, Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry and Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara
7209: Economic shocks and subjective well-being: evidence from a quasi-experiment Downloads
Jacob Gerner Hariri, Christian Bjørnskov and Mogens K. Justesen
7208: Interviewer effects in subjective survey questions: evidence from Timor-Leste Downloads
Kristen Himelein
7207: What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
7206: Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Alex Segura
7205: Trade reform and regional dynamics: evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data Downloads
Rafael Dix Carneiro and Brian K. Kovak
7204: Effects of the internet on participation: study of a public policy referendum in Brazil Downloads
Paolo Spada, Jonathan Mellon, Tiago Carneiro Peixoto and Fredrik Matias Sjoberg
7203: What really works to improve learning in developing countries ? an analysis of divergent findings in systematic reviews Downloads
David Evans and Anna Popova
7202: Maize price volatility: does market remoteness matter ? Downloads
Ndiaye Moctar, Maitre d?Hôtel Elodie and Le Cotty Tristan
7201: Is increasing inorganic fertilizer use in Sub-Saharan Africa a profitable proposition ? evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Lenis Liverpool-Tasie, Bolarin T. Omonona, Awa Sanou and Wale Ogunleye
7200: Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler
7199: Gender differentials and agricultural productivity in Niger Downloads
Backiny-Yetna, Prospere and Kevin McGee
7198: Behavioral economics and social exclusion: can interventions overcome prejudice ? Downloads
Karla Hoff
7197: "Small miracles"-- behavioral insights to improve development policy: World Development Report 2015 Downloads
Allison Demeritt and Karla Hoff
7196: Orphans and Ebola: estimating the secondary impact of a public health crisis Downloads
David Evans and Anna Popova
7195: Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning Downloads
Martin Abel , Shawn Cole and Bilal Zia
7194: The distributional impact of fiscal policy in South Africa Downloads
Gabriela Inchauste, Nora Lustig, Mashekwa Maboshe, Catriona Purfield and Ingrid Woolard
7193: Empowering cities: good for growth ? evidence from China Downloads
Megha Mukim and Tingting Juni Zhu
7192: The internet as a general-purpose technology: firm-level evidence from around the world Downloads
George Clarke, Christine Zhenwei Qiang and Lixin Xu
7191: R&D returns, spillovers, and firm incentives: evidence from China Downloads
Chorching Goh, Wei Li and Lixin Xu
7190: The changing patterns of financial integration in Latin America Downloads
Tatiana Didier, Matias Moretti and Sergio Schmukler
7189: Sex-selective abortions, fertility, and birth spacing Downloads
Claus C Portner
7188: Love, money, and old age support: does parental matchmaking matter ? Downloads
Fali Huang, Ginger Zhe Jin and Lixin Xu
7187: Handling the weather: insurance, savings, and credit in West Africa Downloads
Francesca de Nicola
7186: Can the knowledge capital model explain foreign investment in services ? the case of Singapore Downloads
Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Aaditya Mattoo, Gnanaraj Chellaraj and Aaditya Mattoo
7185: Measuring the determinants of backward linkages from FDI in developing economies: is it a matter of size ? Downloads
Miguel Eduardo Sánchez-Martín, Jaime de Pinies and Kassia Antoine
7184: Wage dynamics, turnover, and human capital: evidence from adolescent transition from school to work in the Philippines Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi
7183: Short-term impacts of formalization assistance and a bank information session on business registration and access to finance in Malawi Downloads
Francisco Moraes Leitao Campos, Markus P. Goldstein, David J. Mckenzie, Francisco Moraes Leitao Campos, Markus P. Goldstein and David J. Mckenzie
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