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8303: What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis Downloads
Laurent Bossavie and Ohto Kanninen
8302: Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits: a critical review of the literature Downloads
Mark Roberts, Martin Melecký, Theophile Bougna and Yan-000462055 Xu
8301: Insecurity and industrial organization: evidence from Afghanistan Downloads
Ott Toomet, Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Thomas Scherer, Sylvan Rene Herskowitz, Tarek F. Ghani and Ethan B. Kapstein
8300: Cross-border spillover effects of the g20 financial regulatory reforms: results from a pilot survey Downloads
Clive Briault, Erik H.B. Feyen, Ines Gonzalez Del Mazo, Jan Rademacher, Brian Kwok Chung Yee and Ilias Skamnelos
8299: Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand?: a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption Downloads
Alexander James Hamilton and Craig Hammer
8296: Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs Downloads
Michael Joseph Ferrantino and Gabriela Schmidt
8295: Can mothers afford to work in Poland: labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs Downloads
Matteo Morgandi and Ali Bargu
8290: Preschool and child development under extreme poverty: evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique Downloads
Sebastian Martinez, Sophie Naudeau and Vitor Azevedo Pereira
8289: How (not) to fix problems that matter: assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform Downloads
Katherine Bridges and Michael Woolcock
8288: State ownership of financial institutions in Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Aurora Ferrari, Davide Salvatore Mare and Ilias Skamnelos
8287: Cost recovery and financial viability of the power sector in developing countries: a literature review Downloads
Joern Torsten Huenteler, Istvan Dobozi, Ani Balabanyan and Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee
8286: Are international banks different? evidence on bank performance and strategy Downloads
Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry P. Huizinga
8285: Public infrastructure and structural transformation Downloads
Fidel Perez Sebastian and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8284: Poverty from space: using high-resolution satellite imagery for estimating economic well-being Downloads
Ryan Engstrom, Jonathan Samuel Hersh, David Locke Newhouse, Ryan Engstrom, Jonathan Samuel Hersh and David Locke Newhouse
8283: Increasing the sustainability of rural water service: findings from the impact evaluation baseline survey in Nicaragua Downloads
Christian Borja-Vega, Joshua Sean Gruber and Alexander Matthew Spevack
8282: Data gaps, data incomparability, and data imputation: a review of poverty measurement methods for data-scarce environments Downloads
Dean Mitchell Jolliffe, Hai-Anh H. Dang, Calogero Carletto, Hai-Anh H. Dang, Dean Mitchell Jolliffe and Calogero Carletto
8281: Business environment and firm performance in European lagging regions Downloads
Thomas Farole, Issam Hallak, Peter Harasztosi, Shawn Weiming Tan, Thomas Farole, Issam Hallak, Peter Harasztosi and Shawn Weiming Tan
8280: Quasi-fiscal deficits in the electricity sector of the Middle East and North Africa: sources and size Downloads
Daniel Camos, Antonio Estache and Mohamad M. Hamid
8279: The profits of wisdom: the impacts of a business support program in Tanzania Downloads
Elena Bardasi, Marine Gassier, Markus P. Goldstein and Alaka Holla
8278: Mobile infrastructure and rural business enterprises: evidence from sim registration mandate in Niger Downloads
Francis Annan and Aly Sanoh
8277: The global costs of protectionism Downloads
Zornitsa Kutlina-Dimitrova and Csilla Lakatos
8276: Are psychometric tools a viable screening method for small and medium-size enterprise lending ? evidence from Peru Downloads
Irani Arraiz, Miriam Bruhn, Claudia Ruiz Ortega, Rodolfo Mario Stucchi, Irani Arraiz, Miriam Bruhn, Claudia Ruiz Ortega and Rodolfo Mario Stucchi
8275: The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity: evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero, Juan Jose Miranda Montero and Eric Strobl
8274: How do multinationals report their economic, social, and environmental impacts? evidence from global reporting initiative data Downloads
Deborah Elisabeth Winkler
8273: Building macro SAMs from cross-country databases: method and matrices for 133 countries Downloads
Martin Cicowiez, Hans Lofgren, Martin Cicowiez and Hans Lofgren
8272: A GEM for streamlined dynamic CGE analysis: structure, interface, data, and macro application Downloads
Martin Cicowiez, Hans Lofgren, Martin Cicowiez and Hans Lofgren
8271: Man vs. machine in predicting successful entrepreneurs: evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria Downloads
David J. Mckenzie, Dario Sansone, David J. Mckenzie and Dario Sansone
8270: Mission and the bottom line: performance incentives in a multi-goal organization Downloads
Xavier Gine, Ghazala Mansuri and Slesh Anand Shrestha
8269: Appraisal econometrics for proposed transport corridors: optimal placement, intervention design, and wider economic benefits Downloads
Martin Melecký
8268: Capital and labor: the factor income composition of top incomes in the United States, 1962-2006 Downloads
Anthony B. Atkinson, Christoph Lakner, Anthony B. Atkinson and Christoph Lakner
8267: The whys of social exclusion: insights from behavioral economics Downloads
Karla Hoff and James Sonam Walsh
8266: The value of reference letters Downloads
Simon Martin Abel, Rulof Petrus Burger and Patrizio Piraino
8265: Change management that works: making impacts in challenging environments Downloads
Caroline Sian Hughes, Sokbunthoeun So, Erwin Ariadharma and Leah April
8264: Double for nothing ? experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia Downloads
Joppe de Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, Menno Prasad Pradhan and F. Rogers
8263: Association of World Bank policy lending with social development policies and institutions Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Lodewijk Smets
8262: The internet and Chinese exports in the pre-Alibaba era Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo, Huy Quang-000532070 Nguyen, Marc Tobias Schiffbauer, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Aaditya Mattoo, Huy Quang-000532070 Nguyen and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
8261: Teaching with the test: experimental evidence on diagnostic feedback and capacity building for public schools in Argentina Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Alejandro Jorge Ganimian and Peter Anthony Holland
8260: Macroeconomic implications of financial imperfections: a survey Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Ayhan Kose
8259: Asset prices and macroeconomic outcomes: a survey Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Ayhan Kose
8258: A regime-based effect of fiscal policy: evidence from an emerging economy Downloads
Bechir Naier Bouzid
8257: Economic growth, convergence, and world food demand and supply Downloads
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
8256: Insuring well-being ? buyer's remorse and peace of mind effects from insurance Downloads
Kibrom Tafere Hirfrfot, Christopher Barrett, Erin Lentz and Birhanu T. Ayana
8255: The impacts of safety nets in Africa: what are we learning ? Downloads
Laura R. Ralston, Colin Andrews, Allan Jer-Yu Hsiao, Laura R. Ralston, Colin Andrews and Allan Jer-Yu Hsiao
8254: The effect of height on earnings: is stature just a proxy for cognitive and non-cognitive skills ? Downloads
Laurent Bossavie, Harold Alderman, John T. Giles and Cem Mete
8253: Moving teachers to Malawi's remote communities: a data-driven approach to teacher deployment Downloads
Salman Asim, Joseph P. G. Chimombo, Dmitry Chugunov and Ravinder Madron Casley Gera
8252: Microfinance and economic development Downloads
Robert Cull and Jonathan Morduch
8251: Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Md. Saiful Islam, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huque Khan and Md. Raqubul Hasib
8250: Gender and property rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions Downloads
O'Sullivan,Michael B.
8249: Glass barriers: constraints to women's small-scale cross-border trade in Cambodia and Lao PDR Downloads
Marlon Armand Remy Seror, Richard Record and Julian Latimer Clarke
8248: Polarization, foreign military intervention, and civil conflict Downloads
Suleiman Abu Bader and Elena Ianchovichina
8247: Putting your money where your mouth is: geographic targeting of World Bank projects to the bottom 40 percent Downloads
Hannes Ohler, Mario Negre, Lodewijk Smets, Renzo Massari and Zeljko Bogetic
8246: The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia Downloads
Alejandro De La Fuente, Manuel Rosales and Jon Robbert Jellema
8245: Gender and youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions Downloads
Shubha Chakravarty, Smita Das and Julia Vaillant
8244: Internal borders and migration in India Downloads
Zovanga Louis Kone, Maggie Y. Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Caglar Ozden, Siddharth Sharma, Zovanga Louis Kone, Maggie Y. Liu, Aaditya Mattoo, Caglar Ozden and Siddharth Sharma
8243: FDI spillovers and high-growth firms in developing countries Downloads
José-Daniel Reyes
8242: Women's entrepreneurship: how to measure the gap between new female and male entrepreneurs? Downloads
Frederic Meunier, Yulia Krylova and Rita Ramalho
8241: SME finance Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
8240: Korea's growth experience and long-term growth model Downloads
Hyeok Jeong
8239: Gender and enterprise development in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review of constraints and effective interventions Downloads
Francisco Campos and Marine Gassier
8238: Learning the impact of financial education when take-up is low Downloads
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, David McKenzie and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
8237: Financial development, growth, and crisis: is there a trade-off ? Downloads
Norman Loayza, Amine Ouazad and Romain Ranciere
8236: Small firm death in developing countries Downloads
David J. Mckenzie, Anna Luisa Paffhausen, David J. Mckenzie and Anna Luisa Paffhausen
8235: Charting the diffusion of power sector reforms across the developing world Downloads
Vivien Foster, Samantha Helen Witte, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee, Alejandro Vega Moreno, Vivien Foster, Samantha Helen Witte, Sudeshna Ghosh Banerjee and Alejandro Vega Moreno
8234: Public procurement regulation and road quality Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Tania Ghossein, Asif Islam and Federica Saliola
8233: Labor adjustment costs across sectors and regions Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Emmanuel Milet and Marcelo Olarreaga
8232: The impact of large-scale migration on poverty, expenditures, and labor market outcomes in Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
8231: How much oil is the Islamic state group producing ? evidence from remote sensing Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Jacob N. Shapiro, Christopher D. Elvidge, Mohamed Abdel Jelil, Daniel P. Ahn, Kimberly Baugh, Jamie Nicole Hansen-Lewis and Mikhail Zhizhin
8230: Marital trajectories and women's well-being in Senegal Downloads
Sylvie Lambert, Dominique van de Walle and Paola Villar
8229: What are the effects of expanding a social pension program on extreme poverty and labor supply ? evidence from Mexico's pension program for the elderly Downloads
Clemente Avila Parra and David Ricardo Escamilla Guerrero
8228: Productivity and health: alternative productivity estimates using physical activity Downloads
Oladele B Akogun, Andrew S. Dillon, Jed Friedman, Ashesh Prasann, Pieter Maria Serneels, Oladele B Akogun, Andrew S. Dillon, Jed Friedman, Ashesh Prasann and Pieter Maria Serneels
8227: Regressive or progressive ? the effect of tobacco taxes in Ukraine Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Francisco Jalles Meneses
8226: Roads and the geography of economic activities in Mexico Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Theophile Bougna, Rafael Garduño Rivera and Harris Selod
8225: Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys: experimental results from Serbia Downloads
Vladan Boznic, Roy Shuji Katayama, Rodrigo Munoz, Shinya Takamatsu and Nobuo Yoshida
8224: Political economy of reform Downloads
Stuti Khemani
8223: Introducing a performance-based school grant in Jakarta: what do we know about its impact after two years ? Downloads
Samer Al-Samarrai, Unika Shrestha, Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima, Santoso Santoso and Wisnu Harto Adi Wijoyo
8222: Corporate debt maturity in developing countries: sources of long- and short-termism Downloads
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao, Sergio L. Schmukler, Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao and Sergio L. Schmukler
8221: Labor policy and digital technology use: indicative evidence from cross-country correlations Downloads
Truman G. Packard and Claudio E. Montenegro
8220: Who escaped poverty and who was left behind ? a non-parametric approach to explore welfare dynamics using cross-sections Downloads
Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti and Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti
8219: Revisiting the national innovation system in developing countries Downloads
William F. Maloney
8218: Product and factor market distortions: the case of the manufacturing sector in Morocco Downloads
Jean-Pierre Christophe Chauffour and Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez
8217: The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mohammed Golam Mustafa, Tapas Paul and David J. Wheeler
8216: Fiscal incidence in Belarus: a commitment to equity analysis Downloads
Kateryna Bornukova, Gleb Shymanovich and Alexander Chubrik
8215: Technological change and the labor market in Argentina and Uruguay: a task content analysis Downloads
Ignacio Apella and Gonzalo Zunino
8214: Economic growth in guinea and how to accelerate it Downloads
Abdoul Ganiou Mijiyawa
8213: Demand and supply curves in political markets: understanding the problem of public goods and why governments fail them Downloads
Stuti Khemani
8212: Municipal pooled financing of infrastructure in the United States: experience and lessons Downloads
Lili Liu, Michael A. De Angelis and Sally M. Torbert
8211: Firm-level decomposition of energy consumption in Turkish manufacturing industry Downloads
Sebnem Sahin
8210: Information disclosure and demand elasticity of financial products: evidence from a multi-country study Downloads
Xavier Gine, Cristina Martínez Cuellar, Rafael Keenan Mazer, Xavier Gine, Cristina Martínez Cuellar and Rafael Keenan Mazer
8209: Oil discovery and macroeconomic management: the recent Ghanaian experience Downloads
Mahamudu Bawumia and Havard Halland
8208: An evaluation of border management reforms in a technical agency Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Hillberry and Alejandra Mendoza Alcantara
8207: Measuring the effectiveness of service delivery: delivery of government provided goods and services in India Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Neeraj Prasad
8206: Trade creation and trade diversion in deep agreements Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Alen Mulabdic, Michele Ruta, Aaditya Mattoo, Alen Mulabdic and Michele Ruta
8205: Making it easier to apply for a bank account: a study of the Indian market Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, Saniya Ansar and Aditya Jagati
8204: How does port efficiency affect maritime transport costs and trade ? evidence from Indian and western Pacific Ocean countries Downloads
Matias Herrera Dappe, Charl Jooste and Ancor Suarez Aleman
8203: The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Croatia Downloads
Gabriela Inchauste and Ivica Rubil
8202: Unequal laws and the disempowerment of women in the labor market: evidence from firm-level data Downloads
Asif Islam, Silvia Muzi and Mohammad Amin
8201: Output- and performance-based road contracts and agricultural production: evidence from Zambia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Ben Gericke
8200: Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger and Fang Xia
8199: Regulatory constraints to agricultural productivity Downloads
Raian Divanbeigi and Federica Saliola
8198: Which emerging markets and developing economies face corporate balance sheet vulnerabilities ?: a novel monitoring framework Downloads
Erik H.B. Feyen, Norbert Matthias Fiess, Igor Esteban Zuccardi Huertas and Lara Alice Victoria Lambert
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