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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
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, Fraser-Hurt, Nicole, 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 Andres, S. A. Dan Biller and Matias Herrera Dappe
7032: Infrastructure gap in South Asia: infrastructure needs, prioritization, and financing Downloads
Luis 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
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