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6624: Assessing firms'financing constraints in Brazil Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Yaye Seynabou Sakho
6623: Toward a conceptual framework for the knowledge bank Downloads
Laura Chioda, Augusto de la Torre and William Maloney
6622: Coagglomeration of formal and informal industry: evidence from India Downloads
Megha Mukim
6621: Macroeconomic context and fiscal policy: Europe and Central Asia during 2000-2012 Downloads
Roumeen Islam
6620: The golden quadrilateral highway project and urban/rural manufacturing in India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
6619: Microfinance and moneylenders: long-run effects of MFIs on informal credit market in Bangladesh Downloads
Claudia Berg, M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
6618: Private tutoring in Vietnam: a review of current issues and its major correlates Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang
6617: Women's legal rights over 50 years: what is the impact of reform ? Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Tazeen Hasan and Anca Bogdana Rusu
6616: Women's legal rights over 50 years: progress, stagnation or regression ? Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Tazeen Hasan and Anca Bogdana Rusu
6615: Benchmarking financial systems: introducing the financial possibility frontier Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Erik Feyen
6614: Trade, informal employment and labor adjustment costs Downloads
Javier Arias, Erhan Artuc, Daniel Lederman and Diego Rojas
6613: Greening global value chains: some implementation challenges Downloads
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné
6612: Female business ownership and informal sector persistence Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and O'Connell, Stephen D.
6611: Brazil's bank spread in international context: from macro to micro drivers Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen and Apostolos Apostolou
6610: Sustaining trade reform: institutional lessons from Peru and Argentina Downloads
Elias A. Baracat, Joseph Finger, Raul Leon Thorne and Julio Nogues
6609: How capital-based instruments facilitate the transition toward a low-carbon economy: a tradeoff between optimality and acceptability Downloads
Julie Rozenberg, Adrien Vogt-Schilb and Stephane Hallegatte
6608: The art of currency manipulation: how to profiteer by deliberately distorting exchange rates Downloads
Kaushik Basu
6607: Social capital, product imitation and growth with learning externalities Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Hinh T. Dinh
6606: The relative income and relative deprivation hypotheses: a review of the empirical literature Downloads
Paolo Verme
6605: Russian volatility: obstacle to firm survival and diversification Downloads
Alvaro Gonzalez, Leonardo Iacovone and Hari Subhash
6604: Lending concentration, bank performance and systemic risk: exploring cross-country variation Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Olivier De Jonghe
6603: Oil price volatility, economic growth and the hedging role of renewable energy Downloads
Jun Rentschler
6602: Sunshine works -- comment on"the adverse effects of sunshine: a field experiment on legislative transparency in an authoritarian assembly" Downloads
James Anderson
6601: Converting and transferring currency: benchmarking foreign exchange restrictions to foreign direct investment across economies Downloads
John Anderson
6600: The effect of weather-induced internal migration on local labor markets: evidence from Uganda Downloads
Eric Strobl and Marie-Anne Valfort
6599: Economic Growth and equality of opportunity Downloads
Vito Peragine, Flaviana Palmisano and Paolo Brunori
6598: Testing information constraints on India's largest antipoverty program Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Dominique van de Walle, Puja Dutta and Rinku Murgai
6597: Efficiency and equity implications of oil windfalls in Brazil Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen
6596: When competition corrupts: a theoretical analysis of market structure and the incidence of corruption Downloads
Kaushik Basu, Tamara McGavock and Boyang Zhang
6595: Behavioral economics and public sector reform: an accidental experiment and lessons from Cameroon Downloads
Gaël Raballand and Anand Rajaram
6594: Middle-income traps: a conceptual and empirical survey Downloads
Fernando Gabriel Im and David Rosenblatt
6593: Improving access to banking: evidence from Kenya Downloads
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun Qian, Lemma Senbet and Patricio Valenzuela
6592: Resolving the African financial development gap: cross-country comparisons and a within-country study of Kenya Downloads
Franklin Allen, Elena Carletti, Robert Cull, Jun Qian, Lemma Senbet and Patricio Valenzuela
6591: Institutional and structural determinants of investment worldwide Downloads
Jamus Lim
6590: Foreign bank behavior during financial crises Downloads
Jonathon Adams-Kane, Julian A. Caballero and Jamus Lim
6589: The use of random geographic cluster sampling to survey pastoralists Downloads
Kristen Himelein, Stephanie Eckman and Siobhan Murray
6588: Friend or foe or family ? a tale of formal and informal plants in India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, O'Connell, Stephen D. and Gunjan Sharma
6587: Evaluation of development programs: randomized controlled trials or regressions ? Downloads
Chris Elbers and Jan Willem Gunning
6586: Natural resources, physical capital and institutions: evidence from Eurasia Downloads
Nancy Vandycke
6585: Does the semi-autonomous agency model function in a low-governance environment ? the case of the road development agency in Zambia Downloads
Gaël Raballand, Kate Bridges, Monica Beuran and Audrey Sacks
6584: Shorter, cheaper, quicker, better: linking measures of household food security to nutritional outcomes in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Tanzania Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Emmanuel Skoufias and Maya Sherpa
6583: Organizing for prosperity: collective action, political parties and the political economy of development Downloads
Philip Keefer
6582: Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean: stylized facts and the road ahead Downloads
Tatiana Didier and Sergio Schmukler
6581: Fiscal sustainability in Burundi: baseline projections, stochastic simulations, and policy scenarios Downloads
Mizuho Kida
6580: Village sanitation and children's human capital: evidence from a randomized experiment by the Maharashtra government Downloads
Jeffrey Hammer and Dean Spears
6579: Disquiet on the weather front: the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural Philippines Downloads
Abla Safir, Sharon Faye Piza and Emmanuel Skoufias
6578: Growth and volatility analysis using wavelets Downloads
Inga Maslova, Harun Onder and Apurva Sanghi
6577: Financial inclusion for financial stability: access to bank deposits and the growth of deposits in the Global Financial Crisis Downloads
Rui Han and Martin Melecký
6576: The conceptual foundations of macroprudential policy: a roadmap Downloads
Alain Ize and Augusto de la Torre
6575: The foundations of macroprudential regulation: a conceptual roadmap Downloads
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
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
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