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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, Osorio-Rodarte, Israel 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
6473: Agriculture as a sector of opportunity for young people in Africa Downloads
Karen Brooks, Sergiy Zorya, Amy Gautam and Aparajita Goyal
6472: Export diversification in twelve European and Central Asian countries and the role of the commodity boom Downloads
Gonzalo Varela
6471: Calculating the carbon footprint from different classes of air travel Downloads
Heinrich Bofinger and Jon Strand
6470: Political determinants of fossil fuel pricing Downloads
Cees van Beers and Jon Strand
6469: Social protection, poverty and the post-2015 agenda Downloads
Ariel Fiszbein, Ravi Kanbur and Ruslan Yemtsov
6468: Education and civil conflict in Nepal Downloads
Christine Valente
6467: Greening global value chains: innovation and the international diffusion of technologies and knowledge Downloads
Matthieu Glachant, Damien Dussaux, Yann Ménière and Antoine Dechezleprêtre
6466: Estimating quarterly poverty rates using labor force surveys: a primer Downloads
Mohamed Douidich, Abdeljaouad Ezzrari, Roy van der Weide and Paolo Verme
6465: Ensuring robust flood risk management in Ho Chi Minh city Downloads
Dean A. Cira, Nidhi Rajiv Kalra, Robert J. Lempert, Alexander Lotsch, Zhimin Mao, Suzanne Peyraud and Sinh Tan Bach
6464: Blue water and the consequences of alternative food security policies in the Middle East and North Africa for water security Downloads
Donald Larson
6463: Developing country trade policies and market access issues: 1990-2012 Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos and Francis Ng
6462: International liquidity rents Downloads
Maya Eden
6461: The poverty impact of climate change in Mexico Downloads
Alejandro de la Fuente and Marcelo Olivera Villarroel
6460: How to move the exchange rate if you must: the diverse practice of foreign exchange intervention by central banks and a proposal for doing it better Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Aristomene Varoudakis
6459: Credit-less recoveries: neither a rare nor an insurmountable challenge Downloads
Naotaka Sugawara and Juan Zalduendo
6458: Engaging for results in civil service reforms: early lessons from a problem-driven engagement in Sierra Leone Downloads
Benjamin Roseth and Vivek Srivastava
6457: The labor market impact of mobility restrictions: evidence from the West Bank Downloads
Massimiliano Calì and Sami H. Miaari
6456: Structural change, dualism and economic development: the role of the vulnerable poor on marginal lands Downloads
Edward Barbier
6455: Long-term drivers of food prices Downloads
John Baffes and Allen Dennis
6454: The exceptional persistence of India's unorganized sector Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Stephen D. O'Connell
6453: The effect of biodiesel policies on world oilseed markets and developing countries Downloads
Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik and Govinda Timilsina
6452: Micro dynamics of Turkey's export boom in the 2000s Downloads
Tolga Cebeci and Ana Fernandes
6451: Non-farm diversification, poverty, economic mobility and income inequality: a case study in village India Downloads
Himanshu Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, Rinku Murgai and Nicholas Stern
6450: Drawing a roadmap for oil pricing reform Downloads
Masami Kojima
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
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