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7147: Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler
7146: Inequality stagnation in Latin America in the aftermath of the global financial crisis Downloads
Louise Cord, Oscar Barriga Cabanillas, Leonardo Lucchetti, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán, Liliana Sousa and Daniel Valderrama-Gonzalez
7145: Integrating qualitative methods into investment climate impact evaluations Downloads
Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara and Michael Woolcock
7144: Export shocks and the volatility of returns to schooling: evidence from twelve Latin American economies Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Diego Rojas
7143: A"Delphi exercise"as a tool in Amazon rainforest valuation Downloads
Jon Strand, Richard Carson, Stale Navrud, Ortiz-Bobea, Ariel and Jeffrey Vincent
7142: What is the social value of second-generation biofuels ? Downloads
Thomas Hertel, Jevgenijs Steinbuks and Wallace Tyner
7141: Who remained in poverty, who moved up, and who fell down ? an investigation of poverty dynamics in Senegal in the late 2000s Downloads
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw, Robertus A Swinkels, Hai-Anh H. Dang, Peter F. Lanjouw and Robertus A Swinkels
7140: Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler
7139: Roads, labor markets, and human capital: evidence from rural Indonesia Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi
7138: Wage growth, landholding, and mechanization in Chinese agriculture Downloads
Xiaobing Wang, Futoshi Yamauchi, Keijiro Otsuka and Jikun Huang
7137: Measuring risk preferences in rural Ethiopia: risk tolerance and exogenous income proxies Downloads
Ferdinand M. Vieider, Abebe Beyene, Randall Bluffstone, Sahan Dissanayake, Zenebe Gebreegziabher, Peter Martinsson and Alemu Mekonnen
7136: Addressing access and behavioral constraints through social intermediation services: a review of Chile Solidario and Red Unidos Downloads
Adriana Camacho, Wendy Cunningham, Jamele Rigolini and Veronica Silva
7135: Economic effects of the Syrian war and the spread of the Islamic state on the Levant Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Maros Ivanic
7134: How significant is Africa's demographic dividend for its future growth and poverty reduction ? Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Marcio Cruz, Delfin Go, Maryla Maliszewska and Osorio-Rodarte, Israel
7133: Sukuk markets: a proposed approach for development Downloads
Ketut Ariadi Kusuma and Anderson Caputo Silva
7132: Transparent government and business regulation:"open for business?" Downloads
Carolin Geginat and Valentina Saltane
7131: Local foundations for better governance: A Review of Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao's Localizing Development Downloads
Roger Myerson
7130: Incomplete integration and contagion of debt distress in economic unions Downloads
Cem Karayalcin and Harun Onder
7129: Party age and party color: new results on the political economy of redistribution and inequality Downloads
Philip Keefer and Branko Milanovic
7128: Motivations, monitoring technologies, and pay for performance Downloads
Antonio Cordella and Tito Cordella
7127: Education attainment in the Middle East and North Africa: success at a cost Downloads
Farrukh Iqbal and Youssouf Kiendrebeogo
7126: Climate change and poverty -- an analytical framework Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore, Laura Bonzanigo, Marianne Fay, Ulf Narloch, Julie Rozenberg and Adrien Vogt-Schilb
7125: Trade and civil conflict: revisiting the cross-country evidence Downloads
Massimiliano Calì and Alen Mulabdic
7124: Place and child health: the interaction of population density and sanitation in developing countries Downloads
Payal Hathi, Sabrina Haque, Lovey Pant, Diane Coffey and Dean Spears
7123: Developing social-emotional skills for the labor market: the PRACTICE model Downloads
Nancy Guerra, Kathryn Modecki and Wendy Cunningham
7122: Structural reforms and labor market outcomes: international panel data evidence Downloads
Claire H. Hollweg, Daniel Lederman and Devashish Mitra
7121: What doesn't kill you makes you poorer: adult wages and the early-life disease environment in India Downloads
Nicholas Lawson and Dean Spears
7120: Health information, treatment, and worker productivity: experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters Downloads
Andrew Dillon, Jed Friedman and Pieter Serneels
7119: Importing high food prices by exporting: rice prices in Lao PDR Downloads
Dick Durevall and Roy van der Weide
7118: The creative wealth of nations: how the performing arts can advance development and human progress Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7117: Agricultural factor markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: an updated view with formal tests for market failure Downloads
Brian Dillon and Christopher Barrett
7116: Agricultural intensification: the status in six African countries Downloads
Hans Binswanger-Mkhize and Sara Savastano
7115: Long-run growth in Ghana: determinants and prospects Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Dilek Aykut
7114: Milking the data: measuring income from milk production in extensive livestock systems -- experimental evidence from Niger Downloads
Alberto Zezza, Giovanni Federighi, Kalilou Adamou and Pierre Hiernaux
7113: What makes a currency procyclical ? an empirical investigation Downloads
Tito Cordella and Poonam Gupta
7112: Housing consumption and urbanization Downloads
Nancy Lozano-Gracia and Cheryl Young
7111: Does livestock ownership affect animal source foods consumption and child nutritional status ? evidence from rural Uganda Downloads
Carlo Azzarri, Elizabeth Cross, Beliyou Haile and Alberto Zezza
7110: Urbanization and housing investment Downloads
Basab Dasgupta, Somik Lall and Nancy Lozano-Gracia
7109: The economic effects of a borrower bailout: evidence from an emerging market Downloads
Xavier Gine and Martin Kanz
7108: Income diversification patterns in rural Sub-Saharan Africa: reassessing the evidence Downloads
Benjamin Davis, Stefania Di Giuseppe and Alberto Zezza
7107: The post-crisis growth slowdown in emerging economies and the role of structural reforms Downloads
Zia Qureshi, Jose Luis Diaz-Sanchez and Aristomene Varoudakis
7106: Twinning the goals: how can promoting shared prosperity help to reduce global poverty ? Downloads
Christoph Lakner, Mario Negre Rossignoli, Espen Beer Prydz, Christoph Lakner, Mario Negre Rossignoli and Espen Beer Prydz
7105: Durable goods and poverty measurement Downloads
Nicola Amendola and Giovanni Vecchi
7104: Transitioning from low-income growth to high-income growth: is there a middle income trap ? Downloads
David Bulman, Maya Eden and Ha Nguyen
7103: Rent imputation for welfare measurement: a review of methodologies and empirical findings Downloads
Carlos Balcazar, Lidia Ceriani, Sergio Olivieri and Marco Ranzani
7102: Public sectors in the pacific islands: are they'too big'and do they'crowd out'the private sector ? Downloads
Virginia Horscroft
7101: Poverty and the spatial distribution of rural population Downloads
Edward Barbier and Jacob Hochard
7100: Oil and civil conflict: can public spending have a mitigation effect ? Downloads
Raju Singh, Cristina Bodea and Masaaki Higashijima
7099: Rewarding safer sex: conditional cash transfers for HIV/STI prevention Downloads
Damien de Walque, William Dow and Rose Nathan
7098: Success in difficult environments: a portfolio analysis of fragile and conflict-affected states Downloads
Laura Ralston
7097: Should income inequality be reduced and who should benefit ? redistributive preferences in Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Alexandru Cojocaru and Mame Fatou Diagne
7096: Estimates of ad valorem equivalents of barriers against foreign suppliers of services in eleven services sectors and 103 countries Downloads
Yaghoob Jafari and David Tarr
7095: The gendered labor market impacts of trade liberalization: evidence from Brazil Downloads
Isis Gaddis and Janneke Pieters
7094: The need for multiple types of information to inform climate change assessment Downloads
Michael Toman
7093: Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty ? Downloads
Gbemisola Oseni, Kevin McGee and Andrew Dabalen
7092: Does culture matter for development ? Downloads
Lopez-Claros, Augusto and Valeria Perotti
7091: Protected areas and deforestation: new results from high resolution panel data Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta and David Wheeler
7090: The impact of household food consumption data collection methods on poverty and inequality measures in Niger Downloads
Backiny-Yetna,Prospere R., Ismael Yacoubou Djima and Diane Steele
7089: Some simple analytics of trade and labor mobility Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Shubham Chaudhuri, John Edward Mclaren, Erhan Artuc, Shubham Chaudhuri and John Edward Mclaren
7088: Assessing public debt sustainability in Mauritania with a stochastic framework Downloads
William Baghdassarian, Gianluca Mele and Juan Pradelli
7087: Promoting women's economic empowerment: what works ? Downloads
Mayra Buvinic and Furst-Nichols, Rebecca
7086: Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation: second-generation effects from India Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Fang Xia, Songqing Jin and Hari Nagarajan
7085: Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Monchuk, Hari Nagarajan and Sudhir Singh
7084: Strengthening public financial management: exploring drivers and effects Downloads
Verena Fritz, Stephanie Sweet and Marijn Verhoeven
7083: Dropout in upper secondary education in Mexico: patterns, consequences and possible causes Downloads
Raja Bentaouet Kattan and Miguel Szekely
7082: Informing migration policies: a data primer Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Jennica Larrison, Caglar Ozden, Calogero Carletto, Jennica Larrison and Caglar Ozden
7081: Weather shocks and health at birth in Colombia Downloads
Mabel Andalón, João Pedro Azevedo, Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán, Viviane Sanfelice and Daniel Valderrama-Gonzalez
7080: Village political economy, land tenure insecurity, and the rural to urban migration decision: evidence from China Downloads
John Giles and Ren Mu
7079: Trafficking and fragility in West Africa Downloads
Laura Ralston
7078: Job creation in fragile and conflict-affected situations Downloads
Laura Ralston
7077: Can conditional cash transfers improve education and nutrition outcomes for poor children in Bangladesh ? evidence from a pilot project Downloads
Celine Ferre and Iffath Sharif
7076: Does mandating nondiscrimination in hiring practices influence women's employment ? evidence using firm-level data Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Asif Islam
7075: Pathways toward zero-carbon electricity required for climate stabilization Downloads
Richard Audoly, Adrien Vogt-Schilb and Céline Guivarch
7074: Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance of newborn firms in developing countries Downloads
Francesco Quatraro and Marco Vivarelli
7073: CGE analysis of the impact of foreign direct investment and tariff reform on female and male wages Downloads
María Latorre
7072: Diet quality, child health, and food policies in developing countries Downloads
Alok Bhargava
7071: From tapering to tightening: the impact of the fed's exit on India Downloads
Kaushik Basu, Barry Eichengreen and Poonam Gupta
7070: Interest rate caps around the world: still popular, but a blunt instrument Downloads
Samuel Munzele Maimbo and Claudia Henriquez
7069: The second wave of independence: shopping for solutions Downloads
Marie M. Gaarder and Ulrich Bartsch
7068: Which firms create the most jobs in developing countries ? evidence from Tunisia Downloads
Hassen Arouri, Caroline Freund, Antonio Nucifora, Bob Rijkers, Hassen Arouri, Caroline Freund, Antonio Nucifora and Bob Rijkers
7067: Urban infrastructure investment and rent-capture potentials Downloads
Vincent Viguié and Stephane Hallegatte
7066: Non-farm enterprises in rural Africa: new empirical evidence Downloads
Paula Nagler and Wim Naudé
7065: The effects of financial development on foreign direct investment Downloads
Rodolphe Desbordes and Shang-Jin Wei
7064: Radio frequency (un)identification: results from a proof-of-concept trial of the use of RFID technology to measure microenterprise turnover in Sri Lanka Downloads
Suresh de Mel, Dammika Herath, David McKenzie and Yuvraj Pathak
7063: Credit conditions and foreign direct investment during the global financial crisis Downloads
Rodolphe Desbordes and Shang-Jin Wei
7062: Performance of renewable energy auctions: experience in Brazil, China and India Downloads
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela, Luiz Barroso, Ashish Khanna, Xiaodong Wang, Yun Wu and Gabriel Cunha
7061: The critical mass approach to achieve a deal on green goods and services: what is on the table? how much to expect ? Downloads
Jaime de Melo and Mariana Vijil
7060: Green subsidies and the WTO Downloads
Steve Charnovitz
7059: Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey Downloads
Donald Larson, Will Martin, Sebnem Sahin and Marino Tsigas
7058: Measuring agricultural knowledge and adoption Downloads
Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller and Siyao Jessica Zhu
7057: Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration Downloads
David McKenzie and Dean Yang
7056: Agricultural productivity, hired labor, wages and poverty: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
7055: Spatial dynamics of electricity usage in India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
7054: Water quality, brawn, and education: the rural drinking water program in China Downloads
Lixin Xu and Jing Zhang
7053: Foreign bank subsidiaries'default risk during the global crisis: what factors help insulate affiliates from their parents ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Eugenio Cerutti and Maria Martinez Peria
7052: Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming Downloads
Owen Ozier
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
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