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7051: A dynamic spatial model of rural-urban transformation with public goods Downloads
Dan Biller, Luis Andres and David Cuberes
7050: Local intermediate inputs and the shared supplier spillovers of foreign direct investment Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee and Hiau Looi Kee
7049: Reducing trade costs in east Africa: deep regional integration and multilateral action Downloads
Edward Balistreri, David Tarr and Hidemichi Yonezawa
7048: Macroinsurance for microenterprises: a randomized experiment in post-revolution Egypt Downloads
Matthew Groh and David McKenzie
7047: Voting with their feet ? access to infrastructure and migration in Nepal Downloads
Forhad Shilpi, Prem Sangraula and Yue Li
7046: The impact of exogenous shocks on households in the Pacific: a micro-simulation analysis Downloads
Caesar B. Cororaton and David S. Knight
7045: Testing weak exogeneity in cointegrated panels Downloads
Enrique Moral-Benito and Luis Servén
7044: Who benefits from government health spending and why? a global assessment Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Marcel Bilger, Leander R. Buisman and Caryn Bredenkamp
7043: Updating poverty estimates at frequent intervals in the absence of consumption data: methods and illustration with reference to a middle-income country Downloads
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Umar Serajuddin, Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw and Umar Serajuddin
7042: A comprehensive review of empirical and modeled HIV incidence trends (1990-2012) Downloads
Jessica Taaffe, Nicole Fraser-Hurt, Marelize Gorgens and Pandu Harimurti
7041: How do countries measure, manage, and monitor fiscal risks generated by public-private partnerships? Chile, Peru, South Africa, Turkey Downloads
Cigdem Aslan and David Duarte
7040: Estimating the long-run impact of microcredit programs on household income and net worth Downloads
Tiemen Woutersen and Shahidur Khandker
7039: Interactions among donors'aid allocations: evidence from an exogenous World Bank income threshold Downloads
Stephen Knack, Lixin Xu and Ben Zou
7038: Governors and governing institutions: a comparative study of state-business relations in Russia's regions Downloads
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova and Gregory Kisunko
7037: Nash equilibria of games when players'preferences are quasi-transitive Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Prasanta K. Pattanaik
7036: Measuring the impact of a change in the price of Cashew received by exporters on farmgate prices and poverty in Guinea-Bissau Downloads
Walter Cont and Guido Porto
7035: Dynamics of demand for rainfall index insurance: evidence from a commercial product in India Downloads
Daniel Stein
7034: Infrastructure, growth, and inequality: an overview Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
7033: Infrastructure gap in South Asia: inequality of access to infrastructure services Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, S. A. Dan Biller and Matias Herrera Dappe
7032: Infrastructure gap in South Asia: infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, S. A. Dan Biller and Matias Herrera Dappe
7031: Female labor participation in the Arab world: some evidence from panel data in Morocco Downloads
Paolo Verme, Abdoul Gadiry Barry and Jamal Guennouni
7030: Testing the importance of search frictions, matching, and reservation prestige through randomized experiments in Jordan Downloads
Matthew Groh, David McKenzie, Nour Shammout and Tara Vishwanath
7029: Benchmarking the financial performance, growth, and outreach of greenfield microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Robert Cull, Sven Harten, Ippei Nishida and Greta Bull
7028: GLS estimation and empirical bayes prediction for linear mixed models with Heteroskedasticity and sampling weights: a background study for the POVMAP project Downloads
Roy van der Weide
7027: Cost-effectiveness measurement in development: accounting for local costs and noisy impacts Downloads
David Evans and Anna Popova
7026: Inequality of opportunity among Egyptian children Downloads
Lire Ersado and Meltem Aran
7025: Investment climate reforms and job creation in developing countries: what do we know and what should we do ? Downloads
Aminur Rahman
7024: Estimating poverty in the absence of consumption data: the case of Liberia Downloads
Andrew Dabalen, Errol Graham, Kristen Himelein and Rose Mungai
7023: The reduction of child mortality in the Middle East and North Africa: a success story Downloads
Farrukh Iqbal and Youssouf Kiendrebeogo
7022: Agricultural production, dietary diversity, and climate variability Downloads
Andrew Dillon, Kevin McGee and Gbemisola Oseni
7021: The permanent input hypothesis: the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal, David Evans and Anastasia Marshak
7020: Comparable estimates of returns to schooling around the world Downloads
Claudio Montenegro and Harry Patrinos
7019: The African financial development and financial inclusion gaps Downloads
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun Qian, Lemma Senbet and Patricio Valenzuela
7018: SME finance in Africa Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Robert Cull
7017: Corporate governance and bank insolvency risk: international evidence Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Harry Huizinga and Kebin Ma
7016: Barriers to the implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China Downloads
Genia Kostka
7015: Information is power: experimental evidence on the long-run impact of community based monitoring Downloads
Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist, Damien de Walque and Jakob Svensson
7014: Understanding the agricultural input landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa: recent plot, household, and community-level evidence Downloads
Megan Sheahan and Christopher Barrett
7013: The impact of credit information sharing reforms on firm financing? Downloads
Maria Martinez Peria and Sandeep Singh
7012: School autonomy and accountability in Thailand: a systems approach for assessing policy intent and implementation Downloads
Gustavo Arcia, Kevin Macdonald and Harry Patrinos
7011: Short- and long-run impacts of food price changes on poverty Downloads
Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
7010: Small business tax policy, informality, and tax evasion -- evidence from Georgia Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and Jan Loeprick
7009: The effect of climate and technological uncertainty in crop yields on the optimal path of global land use Downloads
Yongyang Cai, Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Joshua Elliott and Thomas Hertel
7008: Does local financial development matter for firm lifecycle in India ? Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
7007: Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses: a global economywide analysis Downloads
Hans Jensen and Kym Anderson
7006: Poverty impacts of the volume-based special safeguard mechanism Downloads
Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
7005: Use of imported inputs and the cost of importing: evidence from developing countries Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
7004: Do export promotion agencies promote new exporters ? Downloads
Marcio Cruz
7003: Food prices, road infrastructure, and market integration in Central and Eastern Africa Downloads
Paul Brenton, Alberto Portugal-Perez and Julie Regolo
7002: Eradicating poverty in fragile states: prospects of reaching the"high-hanging"fruit by 2030 Downloads
Alison Burt, Barry Hughes and Gary Milante
7001: Predicting World Bank project outcome ratings Downloads
Patricia Geli, Aart Kraay and Hoveida Nobakht
7000: Seeing is believing ? evidence from an extension network experiment Downloads
Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller and Siyao Jessica Zhu
6999: Export performance and geography in Croatia Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Mariana Iootty De Paiva Dias, Ana Florina Pirlea, Erhan Artuc, Mariana Iootty De Paiva Dias and Ana Florina Pirlea
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
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