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6449: The inequality possibility frontier: extensions and new applications Downloads
Branko Milanovic
6448: Trade insulation as social protection Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei Levchenko and Martin Ravallion
6447: Jobs, wellbeing, and social cohesion: evidence from value and perception surveys Downloads
Catriona Mcleod and Frank-Borge Wietzke
6446: Conducting ethical economic research: complications from the field Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jishnu Das and Vijayendra Rao
6445: Poverty reduction during the rural-urban transformation: the role of the missing middle Downloads
Luc Christiaensen and Yasuyuki Todo
6444: Farther on down the road: transport costs, trade and urban growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Adam Storeygard
6443: Water hauling and girls'school attendance: some new evidence from Ghana Downloads
Celine Nauges and Jon Strand
6442: Bank competition, concentration, and credit reporting Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Subika Farazi and Martin Kanz
6441: Biodiversity and national accounting Downloads
Kirk E. Hamilton
6440: A"greenprint"for international cooperation on climate change Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
6439: Why is voluntary financial education so unpopular ? Experimental evidence from Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn, Gabriel Lara Ibarra and David McKenzie
6438: A model of gendered production in colonial Africa and implications for development in the post-colonial period Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
6437: How can safety nets contribute to economic growth ? Downloads
Harold Alderman and Ruslan Yemtsov
6436: Different dreams, same bed: collecting, using, and interpreting employment statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa -- the case of Uganda Downloads
Louise Fox and Obert Pimhidzai
6435: A helping hand or the long arm of the law ? experimental evidence on what governments can do to formalize firms Downloads
Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
6434: Trade policy barriers: an obstacle to export diversification in Eurasia Downloads
Ana Paula Cusolito and Claire H. Hollweg
6433: Political economy of public policies: insights from distortions to agricultural and food markets Downloads
Kym Anderson, Gordon Rausser and Johan Swinnen
6432: Services linkages and the value added content of trade Downloads
Joseph Francois, Miriam Manchin and Patrick Tomberger
6431: Informality and profitability: evidence from a new firm survey in Ecuador Downloads
Denis Medvedev and Ana Maria Oviedo
6430: Energy intensive infrastructure investments with retrofits in continuous time: effects of uncertainty on energy use and carbon emissions Downloads
Nils Framstad and Jon Strand
6429: Risk sharing and internal migration Downloads
Joachim De Weerdt and Kalle Hirvonen
6428: Models of public service reform: a problem-solving approach Downloads
Willy McCourt
6427: How to avoid middle income traps ? evidence from Malaysia Downloads
Aaron Flaaen, Ejaz Ghani and Saurabh Mishra
6426: Eliciting illegal migration rates through list randomization Downloads
David McKenzie and Melissa Siegel
6425: Productivity growth in Europe Downloads
Dall'Olio, Andrea, Mariana Iootty, Naoto Kanehira and Federica Saliola
6424: Potential and actual FDI spillovers in global value chains: the role of foreign investor characteristics, absorptive capacity and transmission channels Downloads
Deborah Winkler
6423: Building or bypassing recipient country systems: are donors defying the Paris declaration ? Downloads
Stephen Knack
6422: Urbanization and poverty reduction -- the role of rural diversification and secondary towns Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Yasuyuki Todo
6421: Foreign wage premium, gender and education: insights from Vietnam household surveys Downloads
Emiko Fukase
6420: Foreign job opportunities and internal migration in Vietnam Downloads
Emiko Fukase
6419: Export liberalization, job creation and the skill premium: evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral trade agreement Downloads
Emiko Fukase
6418: Schooling, violent conflict, and gender in Burundi Downloads
Philip Verwimp and Jan Van Bavel
6417: Municipal vulnerability to climate change and climate related events in Mexico Downloads
Christian Borja-Vega and Alejandro de la Fuente
6416: Financial inclusion and legal discrimination against women: evidence from developing countries Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Dorothe Singer
6415: Should marginal abatement costs differ across sectors ? the effect of low-carbon capital accumulation Downloads
Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Guy Meunier and Stephane Hallegatte
6414: Is labor income responsible for poverty reduction ? a decomposition approach Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Gabriela Inchauste, Sergio Olivieri, Jaime Saavedra and Hernan Winkler
6413: Export entrepreneurship and trade structure in Latin America during good and bad times Downloads
Ana Fernandes, Daniel Lederman and Mario Gutierrez-Rocha
6412: Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural India Downloads
Hanan Jacoby
6411: Estimating the half-life of theoretically founded real exchange rate misalignments Downloads
Megumi Kubota
6410: Bank bailouts, competition, and the disparate effects for borrower and depositor welfare Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Klaus Schaeck
6409: Subnational fiscal policy in large developing countries: some lessons from the 2008-09 crisis for Brazil, China and India Downloads
Shahrokh Fardoust and V.J. Ravishankar
6408: How does competition affect the performance of MFIs ? evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Gayatri B. Koolwal and Shakeel Badruddoza
6407: Harnessing emotional connections to improve financial decisions: evaluating the impact of financial education in mainstream media Downloads
Gunhild Berg and Bilal Zia
6406: Joining, upgrading and being competitive in global value chains: a strategic framework Downloads
O. Cattaneo, G. Gereffi, Sebastien Miroudot and Daria Taglioni
6405: Public policy and industrial transformation in the process of development Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Hinh T. Dinh
6404: Are microcredit participants in Bangladesh trapped in poverty and debt ? Downloads
Shahidur Khandker and Hussain Samad
6403: Diasporas and outsourcing: evidence from oDesk and India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Christopher Stanton
6402: Entrepreneurship programs in developing countries: a meta regression analysis Downloads
Yoonyoung Cho and Maddalena Honorati
6401: The financing and growth of firms in China and India: evidence from capital markets Downloads
Tatiana Didier and Sergio Schmukler
6400: Rethinking the state's role in finance Downloads
Martin Cihak and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
6399: Measuring the effect of a community-level program on women's empowerment outcomes: evidence from India Downloads
Eeshani Kandpal, Kathy Baylis and Mary Arends-Kuenning
6398: Chinese firms'entry to export markets: the role of foreign export spillovers Downloads
Florian Mayneris and Sandra Poncet
6397: What is a civil war ? a critical review of its definition and (econometric) consequences Downloads
Mark Gersovitz and Norma Kriger
6396: Petroleum product pricing and complementary policies: experience of 65 developing countries since 2009 Downloads
Masami Kojima
6395: Monsoon babies: rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Hanan Jacoby and Emmanuel Skoufias
6394: Rain, agriculture, and tariffs Downloads
Paulo Bastos, Odd Rune Straume and Jaime A. Urrego
6393: Food price volatility and domestic stabilization policies in developing countries Downloads
Christophe Gouel
6392: Political economy aspects of fuel subsidies: a conceptual framework Downloads
Jon Strand
6391: Human capital, tangible wealth, and the intangible capital residual Downloads
Kirk Hamilton and Gang Liu
6390: Closing rural-urban MDG gaps in low-income countries: a general equilibrium perspective Downloads
Hans Lofgren
6389: Demand versus returns ? pro-poor targeting of business grants and vocational skills training Downloads
Karen Macours, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis
6388: European bank deleveraging and global credit conditions: implications of a multi-year process on long-term finance and beyond Downloads
Erik Feyen and Ines Gonzalez del Mazo
6387: The energy transition of the transition economies: an empirical analysis Downloads
Fan Zhang
6386: The effect of capital flows composition on output volatility Downloads
Pablo Federico, Carlos Vegh and Guillermo Vuletin
6385: Setting reasonable performance targets for public service delivery Downloads
John Newman and João Pedro Azevedo
6384: Fifteen years of inequality in Latin America: how have labor markets helped ? Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Maria Eugenia Davalos, Carolina Diaz-Bonilla, Bernardo Atuesta and R. Castañeda
6383: Impact evaluation of free-of-charge CFL bulb distribution in Ethiopia Downloads
Peter Costolanski, Raihan Elahi, Atsushi Iimi and Rahul Kitchlu
6382: SME registration evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh Downloads
Giacomo De Giorgi and Aminur Rahman
6381: Caught in a productivity trap: a distributional perspective on gender differences in Malawian agriculture Downloads
Talip Kilic, Amparo Palacios-Lopez and Markus Goldstein
6380: Social spending, taxes and income redistribution in Uruguay Downloads
Marisa Bucheli, Nora Lustig, Maximo Rossi and Florencia Amábile
6379: Credit rating agencies in emerging democracies: Guardians of fiscal discipline ? Downloads
Marek Hanusch and Paul Vaaler
6378: How different are safeguards from antidumping ? evidence from us trade policies toward steel Downloads
Chad Bown
6377: American politics, the presidency of the World Bank, and development policy Downloads
Kathryn C. Lavelle
6376: How fit are feed-in tariff policies ? evidence from the European wind market Downloads
Fan Zhang
6375: Demand growth versus market share gains: decomposing world manufacturing import growth Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Francis Ng
6374: Urbanization and (in)formalization Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and Ravi Kanbur
6373: Weight calculations for panel surveys with sub-sampling and split-off tracking Downloads
Kristen Himelein
6372: What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? Downloads
John Gibson, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Jed Friedman
6371: Violent conflict and gender inequality: an overview Downloads
Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, Ursula Casabonne and Philip Verwimp
6370: Gender and agriculture: inefficiencies, segregation, and low productivity traps Downloads
Andre Croppenstedt, Markus Goldstein and Nina Rosas
6369: Does gender inequality hinder development and economic growth ? evidence and policy implications Downloads
Oriana Bandiera and Ashwini Natraj
6368: Using administrative data to evaluate municipal reforms: an evaluation of the impact of Minas Facil Expresso Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
6367: The income lever and the allocation of aid Downloads
Lidia Ceriani and Paolo Verme
6366: Poverty, inequality, and the local natural resource curse Downloads
Norman Loayza, Alfredo Mier y Teran and Jamele Rigolini
6365: External shocks, fiscal policy and income distribution: alternative scenarios for Moldova Downloads
Jouko Kinnunen, Hans Lofgren, Victor Sulla and Dino Merotto
6364: Using provider performance incentives to increase HIV testing and counseling services in Rwanda Downloads
Damien de Walque, Paul Gertler, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Ada Kwan, Christel Vermeersch, Jean de Dieu Bizimana, Agnes Binagwaho and Jeanine Condo
6363: Does a wife's bargaining power provide more micronutrients to females: evidence from rural Bangladesh Downloads
Aminur Rahman
6362: Mass media and public policy: global evidence from agricultural policies Downloads
Alessandro Olper and Johan Swinnen
6361: The unfairness of (poverty) targets Downloads
Melanie Allwine, Jamele Rigolini and Luis Lopez-Calva
6360: Impact evaluation of a large-scale rural sanitation project in Indonesia Downloads
Lisa Cameron, Manisha Shah and Susan Olivia
6359: How reliable and consistent are subjective measures of welfare in Europe and Central Asia ? evidence from the second life in transition survey Downloads
Alexandru Cojocaru and Mame Fatou Diagne
6358: Equilibrium credit: the reference point for macroprudential supervisors Downloads
Daniel Buncic and Martin Melecký
6357: Preferential market access design: evidence and lessons from African apparel exports to the us and the EU Downloads
Jaime de Melo and Alberto Portugal-Perez
6356: Small states -- performance in public debt management Downloads
Abha Prasad, Malvina Pollock and Ying Li
6355: Vietnam's evolving poverty map: patterns and implications for policy Downloads
Peter Lanjouw, Marleen Marra and Cuong Nguyen
6354: Productivity, innovation and growth in Sri Lanka: an empirical investigation Downloads
Mark A. Dutz and O'Connell, Stephen D.
6353: Making performance budgeting reform work: a case study of Korea Downloads
Nowook Park and Jae-Young Choi
6352: Government connections and financial constraints: evidence from a large representative sample of Chinese firms Downloads
Robert Cull, Wei Li, Bo Sun and Lixin Xu
6351: How much international variation in child height can sanitation explain ? Downloads
Dean Spears
6350: Notes on financial system development and political intervention Downloads
Song. Fenghua and Anjan Thakor
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