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6574: Are microcredit borrowers in Bangladesh over-indebted ? Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Rashid Faruqee and Hussain Samad
6573: Benefit incidence with incentive effects, measurement errors and latent heterogeneity Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
6572: Drivers of firm-level productivity in Russia's manufacturing sector Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Olasupo Olusi
6571: What are the causes of the growing trend of excess savings of the corporate sector in developed countries ? an empirical analysis of three hypotheses Downloads
Leandro Brufman, Lisana Martinez and Rodrigo Perez Artica
6570: Household enterprises in Mozambique: key to poverty reduction but not on the development agenda ? Downloads
Louise Fox and Thomas Sohnesen
6569: The effects of country risk and conflict on infrastructure PPPs Downloads
Gonzalo Araya, Jordan Schwartz and Luis Andres
6568: Growth still is good for the poor Downloads
David Dollar, Tatjana Kleineberg and Aart Kraay
6567: Is small better ? a comparison of the effect of large and small dams on cropland productivity in South Africa Downloads
Elodie Blanc and Eric Strobl
6566: The heterogeneous effects of a food price crisis on child school enrollment and labor: evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Xiaohui Hou and Seo Yeon Hong
6565: Transaction costs of low-carbon technologies and policies: the diverging literature Downloads
Luis Mundaca, Mathilde Mansoz, Lena Neij and Govinda Timilsina
6564: Effects of Colombia's social protection system on workers'choice between formal and informal employment Downloads
Adriana Camacho, Emily Conover and Alejandro Hoyos Suarez
6563: Bank financing of SMEs in five Sub-Saharan African countries: the role of competition, innovation, and the government Downloads
Gunhild Berg and Michael Fuchs
6562: Fiscal rules and the pro-cyclicality of public investment in the West African economic and monetary union Downloads
Sebastien Dessus, Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez and Aristomene Varoudakis
6561: Poverty, malnutrition and vulnerability in Mali Downloads
Patrick Eozenou, Dorsati Madani and Rob Swinkels
6560: From occupations to embedded skills: a cross-country comparison Downloads
Cristian Aedo, Jesko Hentschel, Javier Luque and Martin Moreno
6559: Do infrastructure reforms reduce the effect of corruption ? theory and evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Liam Wren-Lewis
6558: Multisectoral preventive health services in Sri Lanka: lessons for developing countries in providing public goods in health Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, K. C. S. Dalpatadu, C. K. Shanmugarajah and H. M. S. S. D. Herath
6557: Top incomes and the measurement of inequality in Egypt Downloads
Vladimir Hlasny and Paolo Verme
6556: A mapping of labor mobility costs in developing countries Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
6555: International lending, sovereign debt and joint liability: an economic theory model for amending the treaty of Lisbon Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Joseph Stiglitz
6553: Urbanization and agglomeration benefits: gender differentiated impacts on enterprise creation in India's informal sector Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Ravi Kanbur and O'Connell, Stephen D.
6552: Deconstructing the decline in inequality in Latin America Downloads
Nora Lustig, Luis Lopez-Calva and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez
6551: Factors influencing energy intensity in four Chinese industries Downloads
Karen Fisher-Vanden, Yong Hu, Gary Jefferson, Michael Rock and Michael Toman
6550: From guesstimates to GPStimates: land area measurement and implications for agricultural analysis Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Sydney Gourlay and Paul Winters
6549: A retrospective analysis of the house prices macro-relationship in the United States Downloads
Ibrahim Ahamada and Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez
6548: (Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Peru Downloads
Alberto Chong, Dean Karlan, Jeremy Shapiro and Jonathan Zinman
6547: Collective action and community development: evidence from self-help groups in rural India Downloads
Raj Desai and Shareen Joshi
6546: How does risk management influence production decisions? evidence from a field experiment Downloads
Shawn A. Cole, Xavier Gine and James Vickery
6545: Gender differences in the effects of vocational training: constraints on women and drop-out behavior Downloads
Yoonyoung Cho, Davie Kalomba, Ahmed Mobarak and Victor Orozco
6544: Are mega-farms the future of global agriculture ? exploring the farm size-productivity relationship Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Denys Nizalov and Sudhir Singh
6543: Welfare and poverty impacts of India's national rural employment guarantee scheme: evidence from Andhra Pradesh Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Yanyan Liu
6542: China's 2008 labor contract law: implementation and implications for China's workers Downloads
Mary Gallagher, John Giles, Albert Park and Meiyan Wang
6541: Incentivizing schooling for learning: evidence on the impact of alternative targeting approaches Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Deon Filmer
6540: Impact evaluation of three types of early childhood development interventions in Cambodia Downloads
Adrien Bouguen, Deon Filmer, Karen Macours and Sophie Naudeau
6539: Criss-crossing migration Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
6538: Do economic crises lead to health and nutrition behavior responses ? analysis using longitudinal data from Russia Downloads
Zlatko Nikoloski and Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad
6537: The contribution of African women to economic growth and development in post-colonial Africa: historical perspectives and policy implications Downloads
Emmanuel Akyeampong and Hippolyte Fofack
6536: An expansion of a global data set on educational quality: a focus on achievement in developing countries Downloads
Noam Angrist, Harry Patrinos and Martin Schlotter
6535: Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty Downloads
Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
6534: Resource reallocation and innovation: converting enterprise risks into opportunities Downloads
Mark A. Dutz
6533: Determinants of job creation in eleven new EU member states: evidence from firm level data Downloads
Harald Oberhofer and Gallina A Vincelette
6532: The impact of government support on firm R&D investments: a meta-analysis Downloads
Paulo Correa, Luis Andres and Christian Borja-Vega
6531: Solow in transition: macro and micro determinants of savings in Armenia Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly and Mohamed Diaby
6530: Economic development as opportunity equalization Downloads
John Roemer
6529: Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation: a 20-year followup to an experimental intervention in Jamaica Downloads
Susan Chang-Lopez, Paul Gertler, Sally Grantham-Mcgregor, James Heckman, Rodrigo Pinto, Christel M. J. Vermeersch, Susan Walker and Arianna Zanolini
6528: The transmission of banking crises to households: lessons from the 2008-2011 crises in the ECA region Downloads
Martin Brown
6527: Long-term impacts of household electrification in rural India Downloads
Dominique van de Walle, Martin Ravallion, Vibhuti Mendiratta and Gayatri Koolwal
6526: It's only words: validating the CPIA governance assessments Downloads
Stephen Knack
6525: Explaining the last consumption boom-bust cyclein Ireland: the role of news and noise shocks Downloads
Jose Luis Diaz Sanchez
6524: An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies Downloads
Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik, Erika M. Kliauga and Govinda Timilsina
6523: A public strategy for compliance monitoring Downloads
Varun Gauri, Jeffrey K. Staton and Jorge Vargas Cullell
6522: Gender inequality in multidimensional welfare deprivation in west Africa: the case of Burkina Faso and Togo Downloads
Akoete Ega Agbodji, Yele Batana and Denis Ouedraogo
6521: Cooperation and reciprocity in carbon sequestration contracts Downloads
Paula Cordero Salas
6520: Trade and innovation in services: evidence from a developing economy Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Aaditya Mattoo and Andres Zahler
6519: Understanding the sources of spatial disparity and convergence: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Forhad Shilpi
6518: The effect of product standards on agricultural exports from developing countries Downloads
Esteban Ferro, John S. Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
6517: Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go, Maryla Maliszewska, Israel Osorio-Rodarte and Hans Timmer
6516: Climate change in the Himalayas: current state of knowledge Downloads
Mahesh R. Gautam, Govinda Timilsina and Kumud Acharya
6515: How much does an increase in oil prices affect the global economy ? some insights from a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda Timilsina
6514: Enduring impacts of aid quality on job choices: the case of the 2004 tsunami in Aceh Downloads
Manabu Nose
6513: Understanding child labor beyond poverty: the structure of the economy, social norms, and no returns to rural basic education Downloads
Alexander Krauss
6512: Increase in protectionism and its impact on Sri Lanka's performance in global markets Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Francis Ng
6511: Connection charges and electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Raluca Golumbeanu and Douglas Barnes
6510: Do elected councils improve governance ? experimental evidence on local institutions in Afghanistan Downloads
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia and Ruben Enikolopov
6509: Cost-effective estimation of the population mean using prediction estimators Downloads
Tomoki Fujii and Roy van der Weide
6508: The impact of consulting services on small and medium enterprises: evidence from a randomized trial in Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Dean Karlan and Antoinette Schoar
6507: Entry regulation and formalization of microenterprises in developing countries Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
6506: A global urban risk index Downloads
Henrike Brecht, Uwe Deichmann and Hyoung Gun Wang
6505: Resource discoveries, learning, and national income accounting Downloads
Kirk Hamilton and Giles Atkinson
6504: Measuring poverty dynamics with synthetic panels based on cross-sections Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and Peter Lanjouw
6503: Designing contracts for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation Downloads
Paula Cordero Salas
6502: Addressing additionality in REDD contracts when formal enforcement is absent Downloads
Paula Cordero Salas, Brian Roe and Brent Sohngen
6501: Aid, disbursement delays, and the real exchange rate Downloads
Alexandra Jarotschkin and Aart Kraay
6500: Macroeconomic and distributional impacts of jatropha-based biodiesel in Mali Downloads
Dorothee Boccanfuso, Massa Coulibaly, Govinda Timilsina and Luc Savard
6499: Are biofuels economically competitive with their petroleum counterparts ?production cost analysis for Zambia Downloads
Thomson Sinkala, Govinda Timilsina and Indira J. Ekanayake
6498: Should Zambia produce biodiesel from soybeans ? some insights from an empirical analysis Downloads
Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik and Govinda Timilsina
6497: Expanding social insurance coverage in urban China Downloads
John Giles, Dewen Wang and Albert Park
6496: Impact evaluation of conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions Downloads
Marie Gaarder and Jeannie Annan
6495: A resource allocation model for tiger habitat protection Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft and David Wheeler
6494: Powering up developing countries through integration ? Downloads
Emmanuelle Auriol and Sara Biancini
6493: Regulation, trade and productivity in Romania: an empirical assessment Downloads
Donato De Rosa, Mariana Iootty and Ana Florina Pirlea
6492: Technological learning, energy efficiency, and CO2 emissions in China's energy intensive industries Downloads
Michael T. Rock, Michael Toman, Yuanshang Cui, Kejun Jiang, Yun Song and Yanjia Wang
6491: The projection of development: cinematic representation as an(other) source of authoritative knowledge ? Downloads
David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers and Michael Woolcock
6490: Missing(ness) in action: selectivity bias in GPS-based land area measurements Downloads
Talip Kilic, Alberto Zezza, Calogero Carletto and Sara Savastano
6489: Social spending, distribution, and equality of opportunities: opportunity incidence analysis Downloads
Jose Cuesta
6488: Misunderestimating corruption Downloads
Aart Kraay, Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
6487: The decision to invest in child quality over quantity: household size and household investment in education in Vietnam Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and F. Rogers
6486: China: west or east wind -- getting the incentives right Downloads
Yanqin Song and Noureddine Berrah
6485: Multidimensional auctions for public energy efficiency projects: evidence from the Japanese ESCO market Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
6484: The role of private equity investments in public firms: international evidence Downloads
Sandeep Dahiya, Leora Klapper, Harini Parthasarathy and Dorothe Singer
6483: What does MFN trade mean for India and Pakistan ? can MFN be a Panacea ? Downloads
Prabir De, Selim Raihan and Ejaz Ghani
6482: Inequality in China: an overview Downloads
John Knight
6481: Is urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa different ? Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson, Mark Roberts and Adam Storeygard
6480: PPML estimation of dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate shocks Downloads
Erhan Artuc
6479: Partial consumption insurance and financial openness across the world Downloads
Constantino Hevia and Luis Servén
6478: How many dimensions do we trade in ? product space geometry and latent comparative advantage Downloads
Jean-Francois Arvis
6477: Collateral registries for movable assets: does their introduction spur firms'access to bank finance ? Downloads
Inessa Love, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Sandeep Singh
6476: Can conditional cash transfers compensate for a father's absence ? Downloads
Emla Fitzsimons and Alice Mesnard
6475: Duration dependence and change-points in the likelihood of credit booms ending Downloads
Vitor Castroa and Megumi Kubota
6474: Network proximity and business practices in African Manufacturing Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Mans Soderbom
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