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6998: Aid is good for the poor Downloads
Yumeka Hirano and Shigeru Otsubo
6997: The drivers of non-revenue water: how effective are non-revenue water reduction programs ? Downloads
Caroline van den Berg
6996: Egypt: inequality of opportunity in education Downloads
Lire Ersado and Jérémie Gignoux
6995: Strategic information revelation and capital allocation Downloads
Alvaro Pedraza
6994: Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management: evidence from Colombian pension funds Downloads
Alvaro Pedraza
6993: Fiscal multipliers in recessions and expansions: does it matter whether government spending is increasing or decreasing ? Downloads
Daniel Riera-Crichton, Carlos Vegh and Guillermo Vuletin
6992: Damming the commons: an empirical analysis of international cooperation and conflict in dam location Downloads
Sheila M. Olmstead and Hilary Sigman
6991: International remittances and financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Gemechu Aga and Maria Martinez Peria
6990: Stylized facts on productivity growth: evidence from firm-level data in Croatia Downloads
Mariana Iootty, Paulo Correa, Sonja Radas and Bruno Skrinjaric
6989: Capital will not become more expensive as the world ages Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Jamus Lim, Maryla Maliszewska and Hans Timmer
6988: Can tax simplification help lower tax corruption ? Downloads
Rajul Awasthi and Nihal Bayraktar
6987: Integrating border regions: connectivity and competitiveness in South Asia Downloads
Massimiliano Calì, Thomas Farole, Charles Kunaka and Swarnim Wagle
6986: Mobile phone coverage and producer markets: evidence from West Africa Downloads
Jenny C. Aker and Marcel Fafchamps
6985: Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment costs Downloads
Oskar Lecuyer and Adrien Vogt-Schilb
6984: Budget rules and resource booms: a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Yazid Dissou, Delfin Go and Sherman Robinson
6983: Public and private investments in innovation capabilities: structural transformation in the Chilean wine industry Downloads
Mark A. Dutz, O'Connell, Stephen D. and Javier L. Troncoso
6982: How to assess agricultural water productivity ? looking for water in the agricultural productivity and efficiency literature Downloads
Susanne M. Scheierling, David Tréguer, James F. Booker and Elisabeth Decker
6981: Demystifying Dutch disease Downloads
Naoko C. Kojo
6980: How useful is inequality of opportunity as a policy construct ? Downloads
Ravi Kanbur and Adam Wagstaff
6979: Trade flows and trade disputes Downloads
Chad Bown and Kara Reynolds
6978: Evolving wage cyclicality in Latin America Downloads
Julian Messina and Luca Gambetti
6977: The dynamics of centralized procurement reform in a decentralized state: evidence and lessons from Indonesia Downloads
Audrey Sacks, Erman Rahman, Joel Turkewitz, Michael Buehler and Imad Saleh
6976: Why firms avoid cutting wages: survey evidence from European firms Downloads
Philip Du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Martina Lawless, Julian Messina and Tairi Room
6975: Managing quantity, quality, and timing in Indian cane sugar production: ex post marketing permits or ex ante production contracts ? Downloads
Sandhyarani Patlolla, Rachael Goodhue and Richard J. Sexton
6974: The return of"patrimonial capitalism": review of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century Downloads
Branko Milanovic
6973: Learning dynamics and support for economic reforms: why good news can be bad Downloads
Sweder van Wijnbergen and Tim Willems
6972: Inflation and indivisible investment in developing economies Downloads
Maya Eden and Ha Nguyen
6971: Can service be a growth escalator in low-income countries ? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and O'Connell, Stephen D.
6970: How regional integration and transnational energy networks have boosted FDI in Turkey (and may cease to do so): a case study: how geo-political alliances and regional networks matter Downloads
Miguel Eduardo Sanchez Martin, Gonzalo Escribano Frances and Rafael de Arce
6969: Predicting bank insolvency in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Pietro Calice
6968: Evidence of development impact from institutional change: a review of the evidence on open budgeting Downloads
Cristina Ling and Dawn Roberts
6967: Ponzis: the science and mystique of a class of financial frauds Downloads
Kaushik Basu
6966: Services, inequality, and the dutch disease Downloads
Bill Battaile, Richard Chisik and Harun Onder
6965: Measuring the effect of internet adoption on paper consumption Downloads
Luis Andres, Alejandro Zentner and Joaquin Zentner
6964: The Brasilia experiment: road access and the spatial pattern of long-term local development in Brazil Downloads
Julia Bird and Stephane Straub
6963: Inequality is bad for growth of the poor (but not for that of the rich) Downloads
Branko L. Milanovic, Roy Van Der Weide, Branko L. Milanovic and Roy Van Der Weide
6962: Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality Downloads
Chris Elbers and Roy van der Weide
6961: How survey-to-survey imputation can fail Downloads
David Newhouse, S. Shivakumaran, Shinya Takamatsu and N. Yoshida
6960: The domestic segment of global supply chains in China under state capitalism Downloads
Heiwai Tang, Fei Wang and Zhi Wang
6959: Money or ideas ? a field experiment on constraints to entrepreneurship in rural Pakistan Downloads
Xavier Gine and Ghazala Mansuri
6958: The anatomy of failure: an ethnography of a randomized trial to deepen democracy in rural India Downloads
Kripa Ananthpur, Kabir Malik and Vijayendra Rao
6957: The environmental implications of Russia's accession to the world trade organization Downloads
Christoph Bohringer, Thomas F. Rutherford, David Tarr and Natalia Turdyeva
6956: Containing volatility: windfall revenues for resource-rich low-income countries Downloads
Anton Dobronogov and Octave Keutiben
6955: Contracting for the second best in dysfunctional electricity markets Downloads
Arina Nikandrova and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
6954: How business community institutions can help fight corruption Downloads
Avinash Dixit
6953: Parallel systems and human resource management in India's public health services: a view from the front lines Downloads
Gerard La Forgia, Shomikho Raha, Shabbeer Shaik, Sunil Kumar Maheshwari and Rabia Ali
6952: How should donors respond to resource windfalls in poor countries ? from aid to insurance Downloads
Anton Dobronogov, Alan Gelb and Fernando Brant Saldanha
6951: Climate change, industrial transformation, and"development traps" Downloads
Alexander Golub and Michael Toman
6950: New coincident and leading indicators for the Lebanese economy Downloads
Samer Matta
6949: Deals and delays: firm-level evidence on corruption and policy implementation times Downloads
Caroline Freund, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers
6948: Bank capital and systemic stability Downloads
Deniz Anginer and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
6947: Institutional arrangements for the promotion of regional integration of electricity markets: international experience Downloads
Musiliu O. Oseni and Michael Pollitt
6946: Bridging the gap: identifying what is holding self-employed women back in Ghana, Rwanda, Tanzania, the Republic of Congo, and Uganda Downloads
Emily Nix, Elisa Gamberoni and Rachel Heath
6945: Fiscal adjustment and income inequality: sub-national evidence from Brazil Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Antonio David, Fabiano Rodrigues Bastos and Emilio Pineda
6944: Welfare dynamics measurement: two definitions of a vulnerability line and their empirical application Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and Peter Lanjouw
6943: Insurance and inclusive growth Downloads
Rodney Lester
6942: Does institutional finance matter for agriculture ? evidence using panel data from Uganda Downloads
Shahidur R. Khandker and Gayatri B. Koolwal
6941: Carbon price efficiency: lock-in and path dependence in urban forms and transport infrastructure Downloads
Paolo Avner, Jun Rentschler and Stephane Hallegatte
6940: Economics of transiting to renewable energy in Morocco: a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Florian Landis
6939: Culture, politics, and development Downloads
Michael Woolcock
6938: Benchmarking public policy: methodological insights from measurement of school based management Downloads
Suhas D. Parandekar
6937: Open skies over the Middle East Downloads
Anca Cristea, Russell Hillberry and Aaditya Mattoo
6936: Does FDI bring good jobs to host countries ? Downloads
Beata Javorcik
6935: Income inequality and violent crime: evidence from Mexico's drug war Downloads
Ted Enamorado, Luis Lopez-Calva, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán and Hernan Winkler
6934: Deposit insurance database Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane and Luc Laeven
6933: Asymmetric punishment as an instrument of corruption control Downloads
Karna Basu, Kaushik Basu and Tito Cordella
6932: Radio's impact on preferences for patronage benefits Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
6931: Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India Downloads
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman and Eeshani Kandpal
6930: Comparative advantage, international trade, and fertility Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei Levchenko and Claudio Raddatz
6929: Assessing energy price induced improvements in efficiency of capital in OECD manufacturing industries Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Karsten Neuhoff
6928: Confronting the food-energy-environment trilemma: global land use in the long run Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Thomas Hertel
6927: Economic development and female labor participation in the Middle East and North Africa: a test of the u-shape hypothesis Downloads
Paolo Verme
6926: Who will feed China in the 21st century ? income growth and food demand and supply in China Downloads
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
6925: 50 years of urbanization in Africa: examining the role of climate change Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard and Uwe Deichmann
6924: World Bank lending and the quality of economic policy Downloads
Lodewijk Smets and Stephen Knack
6923: Poverty reduction and shared prosperity in Tajikistan: a diagnostic Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Aziz Atamanov and Alisher Rajabov
6922: Institutional investors and long-term investment: evidence from Chile Downloads
Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
6921: The trade-reducing effects of restrictions on liner shipping Downloads
Fabien Bertho, Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo
6920: Why has energy efficiency not scaled-up in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine ? an empirical analysis Downloads
Gal Hochman and Govinda Timilsina
6919: Regional diversity and inclusive growth in Indian cities Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Ishani Tewari
6918: Institutions and firms'return to innovation: evidence from the world bank enterprise survey Downloads
Ha Nguyen and Patricio A. Jaramillo
6917: Do government private subsidies crowd out entrepreneurship ? Downloads
Asif Islam
6916: Climate change, conflict, and cooperation: global analysis of the resilience of international river treaties to increased water variability Downloads
Shlomi Dinar, David Katz, Lucia De Stefano and Brian Blankespoor
6915: Inequality of opportunity and economic growth: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Christoph Lakner, Maria Ana Lugo and Berk Özler
6914: Export destinations and input prices Downloads
Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva and Eric Verhoogen
6913: Trade and cities Downloads
Cem Karayalcin and Hakan Yilmazkuday
6912: The long-awaited rise of the middle class in Latin America is finally happening Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Maryla Maliszewska and Elie Murard
6911: Economic inequality in the Arab region Downloads
Nadia Belhaj Hassine
6910: Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector: a cluster randomized trial Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Ha Thi Hong Nguyen, Huyen Dao and Sarah Balesd
6909: Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner Downloads
Faizuddin Ahmed, Cheku Dorji, Shinya Takamatsu and Nobuo Yoshida
6908: The price of empowerment: experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Matthew Collin, Klaus Deininger, Stefan Dercon, Justin Sandefur and Andrew Zeitlin
6907: The end of seasonality ? new insights from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jonathan Kaminski, Luc Christiaensen and Christopher L. Gilbert
6906: Agreeing on robust decisions: new processes for decision making under deep uncertainty Downloads
Nidhi Kalra, Stephane Hallegatte, Robert Lempert, Casey Brown, Adrian Fozzard, Stuart Gill and Ankur Shah
6905: Cross-border mergers and acquisitions in services: the role of policy and industrial structure Downloads
Alessandro Barattieri, Ingo Borchert and Aaditya Mattoo
6904: Child labor and learning Downloads
Patrick M. Emerson, Vladimir Ponczek and André Souza
6903: Household cooking fuel choice and adoption of improved cookstoves in developing countries: a review Downloads
Sunil Malla and Govinda Timilsina
6902: Financial (dis-)information: evidence from an audit study in Mexico Downloads
Xavier Gine, Cristina Martinez Cuellar and Rafael Keenan Mazer
6901: Strengthening Malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting: an evaluation of nested delivery models Downloads
Ashis Das, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal, Gnv Ramana, R K Das Gupta, Madan M Pradhan and Ramesh Govindaraj
6900: Immigrant versus natives ? displacement and job creation Downloads
Caglar Ozden, Mathis Christoph Wagner, Caglar Ozden and Mathis Christoph Wagner
6899: Private non-state sector engagement in the provision of educational services at the primary and secondary levels in South Asia: an analytical review of its role in school enrollment and student achievement Downloads
Mahesh Dahal and Quynh T. Nguyen
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