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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
7182: Same question but different answer: experimental evidence on questionnaire design's impact on poverty measured by proxies Downloads
Talip Kilic and Thomas Sohnesen
7181: Correlates of success in World Bank development policy lending Downloads
Peter Moll, Patricia Geli and Pablo Saavedra
7180: Tackling social exclusion: evidence from Chile Downloads
Pedro Carneiro, Emanuela Galasso and Rita Ginja
7179: Competition in Kenyan markets and its impact on income and poverty: a case study on sugar and maize Downloads
Jonathan Thompson Argent and Tania Priscilla Begazo Gomez
7178: Sustainability of solar electricity: the role of endogenous resource substitution and market mediated responses Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks, Gaurav Satija and Fu Zhao
7177: Gone with the storm: rainfall shocks and household well-being in Guatemala Downloads
Javier Baez, Leonardo Lucchetti, Maria E. Genoni and Mateo Salazar
7176: Managing risk with insurance and savings: experimental evidence for male and female farm managers in the Sahel Downloads
Clara Delavallade, Felipe Dizon, Ruth Hill and Jean Paul Petraud
7175: Increasing access by waiving tuition: evidence from Haiti Downloads
Melissa A. Adelman and Peter A. Holland
7174: Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach Downloads
Delfin Go, Hans Lofgren, Fabian Mendez Ramos and Sherman Robinson
7173: Economic mobility in Europe and Central Asia: exploring patterns and uncovering puzzles Downloads
Cesar Cancho, Maria E. Davalos, Giorgia Demarchi, Moritz Meyer and Carolina Sanchez Paramo
7172: Gender inequality and growth: the case of rich vs. poor countries Downloads
Mohammad Amin, Veselin Kuntchev and Martin Schmidt
7171: Vulnerability to malnutrition in the West African Sahel Downloads
Federica Alfani, Andrew Dabalen, Peter Fisker and Vasco Molini
7170: Can we measure resilience ? a proposed method and evidence from countries in the Sahel Downloads
Federica Alfani, Andrew Dabalen, Peter Fisker and Vasco Molini
7169: Connectivity for Caribbean countries: an initial assessment Downloads
Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia, Heinrich C. Bofinger, Diana Cubas and Millan-Placci, Maria Florencia
7168: Broken gears: the value added of higher education on teachers'academic achievement Downloads
Carlos Balcazar and Hugo Ñopo
7167: Moldova: a story of upward economic mobility Downloads
Maria E. Davalos and Moritz Meyer
7166: Intentions to return: evidence from Romanian migrants Downloads
Timothy Hinks and Simon Davies
7165: Living on the edge: vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico Downloads
Alejandro de la Fuente, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez and Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán
7164: Promoting handwashing and sanitation: evidence from a large-scale randomized trial in rural Tanzania Downloads
Bertha Briceno, Aidan Coville and Sebastian Martinez
7163: Entrepreneurship and the allocation of government spending under imperfect markets Downloads
Asif Islam
7162: OECS ports: an efficiency and performance assessment Downloads
Diana Cubas, Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia and Heinrich C. Bofinger
7161: Survival is for the fittest: export survival patterns in Georgia Downloads
Antonio Martuscelli and Gonzalo Varela
7160: SME exchanges in emerging market economies: a stocktaking of development practices Downloads
Alison Harwood and Tanya Konidaris
7159: Public sector size and performance management: a case-study of post-revolution Tunisia Downloads
Anne Brockmeyer, Maha Khatrouch and Gaël Raballand
7158: The global trade slowdown: cyclical or structural ? Downloads
Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo, Michele Ruta, Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
7157: Impact evaluation helps deliver development projects Downloads
Arianna Legovini, Vincenzo Di Maro and Caio Piza
7156: Firm heterogeneity and costly trade: a new estimation strategy and policy experiments Downloads
Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova, Hiau Looi Kee, Kala M. Krishna, Ivan Cherkashin, Svetlana Demidova, Hiau Looi Kee and Kala M. Krishna
7155: The rise of China and labor market adjustments in Latin America Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Daniel Lederman, Luis Diego Rojas Alvarado, Erhan Artuc, Daniel Lederman and Luis Diego Rojas Alvarado
7154: Local budget transparency and participation: evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic Downloads
Damir Esenaliev, Gregory Kisunko and Gregory Kisunko
7153: Long-run effects of democracy on income inequality: evidence from repeated cross-sections Downloads
Carlos Balcazar
7152: Born with a silver spoon: inequality in educational achievement across the world Downloads
Carlos Balcazar, Ambar Narayan and Sailesh Tiwari
7151: More than copper: toward the diversification and stabilization of Zambian exports Downloads
Marius Brülhart, Nora Dihel and Madina Kukenova
7150: From tragedy to renaissance: improving agricultural data for better policies Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Dean Jolliffe and Raka Banerjee
7149: European economic and monetary union sovereign debt markets Downloads
Ahmet Sensoy, Erk Hacihasanoglu and Ahmed Rostom
7148: Facing the hungry tide: climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler
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
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