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6273: Replicating replication: due diligence in Roodman and Morduch's replication of Pitt and Khandker (1998) Downloads
Mark Pitt and Shahidur Khandker
6272: Evaluating workfare when the work is unpleasant: evidence for India's national rural employment guarantee scheme Downloads
Arthur Alik-Lagrange and Martin Ravallion
6271: Is India's manufacturing sector moving away from cities ? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
6270: Gross inflows gone wild: gross capital inflows, credit booms and crises Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Megumi Kubota
6269: Empowering women: evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan Downloads
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia and Ruben Enikolopov
6268: What drives short-run labor market volatility in offshoring industries ? evidence from northern Mexico during 2007-2009 Downloads
David Kaplan, Daniel Lederman and Raymond Robertson
6267: Ahmedabad: more but different government for"slum free"and livable cities Downloads
Patricia Clarke Annez, Alain Bertaud, Marie-Agnes Bertaud, Bijal Bhatt, Chirayu Bhatt, Bimal Patel and Vidyadhar Phatak
6266: Monitoring export vulnerability to changes in growth rates of major global markets Downloads
Claire H. Hollweg, Daniel Lederman and José-Daniel Reyes
6265: Foreign firm characteristics, absorptive capacity and the institutional framework: the role of mediating factors for FDI spillovers in low- and middle-income countries Downloads
Thomas Farole and Deborah Winkler
6264: United we stand divided we fall: maternal social participation and children's nutritional status in Peru Downloads
Marta Favara
6263: Commercialization of publicly funded research and development (R&D) in Russia: scaling up the emergence of spinoff companies Downloads
Juan Julio Gutierrez and Paulo Correa
6262: The cost structure of the clean development mechanism Downloads
Shaikh M. Rahman, Donald Larson and Ariel Dinar
6261: Agricultural trade: what matters in the Doha round ? Downloads
David Laborde Debucquet and Will Martin
6260: Visualizing Uncertainties, or how Albert Hirschman and the World Bank disagreed on project appraisal and development approaches Downloads
Michele Alacevich
6259: Global income inequality by the numbers: in history and now --an overview-- Downloads
Branko Milanovic
6258: What does debt relief do for development ? evidence from India's bailout program for highly-indebted rural households Downloads
Martin Kanz
6257: Promoting handwashing behavior in Peru: the effect of large-scale mass-media and community level interventions Downloads
Sebastian Galiani, Paul Gertler and Alexandra Orsola-Vidal
6256: The great recession and the future of cities Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier and Curtis Morrill
6255: The surprising effects of the great recession: losers and winners in Thailand in 2008-2009 Downloads
Jonathan Haughton and Shahidur Khandker
6254: Income risk, income mobility and welfare Downloads
Tom Krebs, Pravin Krishna and William Maloney
6253: There goes gravity: how eBay reduces trade costs Downloads
Andreas Lendle, Marcelo Olarreaga, Simon Schropp and Pierre-Louis Vézina
6252: Tax capacity and tax effort: extended cross-country analysis from 1994 to 2009 Downloads
Tuan Minh Le, Blanca Moreno-Dodson and Nihal Bayraktar
6251: Is better information always good news ? international corporate strategy and regulation Downloads
Markus Kitzmuller
6250: The role of sectoral growth patterns in labor market development Downloads
Francisco Javier Arias-Vazquez , Jean Lee and David Newhouse
6249: The patterns and determinants of household welfare growth in Jordan: 2002-2010 Downloads
Wael Mansour
6248: Declining inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico Downloads
Nora Lustig, Luis Lopez-Calva and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez
6247: School quality, labor markets and human capital investments: long-term impacts of an early stage education intervention in the Philippines Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi and Yanyan Liu
6246: Impacts of an early stage education intervention on students'learning achievement: evidence from the Philippines Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi and Yanyan Liu
6245: Drivers of entrepreneurship and post-entry performance: microeconomic evidence from advanced and developing countries Downloads
Marco Vivarelli
6244: Heterogeneity in subjective wellbeing: an application to occupational allocation in Africa Downloads
Paolo Falco, William Maloney, Bob Rijkers and Mauricio Sarrias
6243: Development of biofuels in China: technologies, economics and policies Downloads
Shiyan Chang, Govinda Timilsina, Zhang Xiliang and Lili Zhao
6242: Tools for assessing the costs and benefits of green growth: the U.S. and Mexico Downloads
Winston Harrington, Richard Morgenstern and Velez-Lopez. Daniel
6241: Impact of behavioral issues on green growth policies and weather-related disaster reduction in developing countries Downloads
Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan
6240: Psychology and behavioral economics lessons for the design of a green growth strategy Downloads
Elke U. Weber and Eric J. Johnson
6239: The role of technological change in green growth Downloads
David Popp
6238: Green industrial policy: trade and theory Downloads
Larry Karp and Megan Stevenson
6237: The cost of adjustment to green growth policies: lessons from trade adjustment costs Downloads
Guido Porto
6236: Trade in a'green growth'development strategy: global scale issues and challenges Downloads
Jaime de Melo
6235: International trade and green growth Downloads
Brian Copeland
6234: Introducing behavioral change in transportation into energy/economy/environment models Downloads
Andreas Schafer
6233: Ecosystem services and green growth Downloads
Jeffrey R. Vincent
6232: Natural capital, ecological scarcity and rural poverty Downloads
Edward Barbier
6231: Is green growth good for the poor ? Downloads
Stefan Dercon
6230: Green growth -- lessons from growth theory Downloads
Sjak Smulders and Cees Withagen
6229: Exporter dynamics database Downloads
Tolga Cebeci, Ana Fernandes, Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
6228: What explains big gender disparities in India ? local industrial structures and female entrepreneurship Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Stephen O'Connell
6227: Oil price risks and pump price adjustments Downloads
Masami Kojima
6226: Innocent bystanders: how foreign uncertainty shocks harm exporters Downloads
Daria Taglioni and Veronika Zavacka
6225: Determinants of Tanzanian export prices Downloads
Valentina Rollo
6224: Facilitating international production networks: the role of trade logistics Downloads
Daniel Saslavsky and Ben Shepherd
6223: Making up people -- the effect of identity on preferences and performance in a modernizing society Downloads
Karla Hoff and Priyanka Pandey
6222: Export superstars Downloads
Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
6221: Demystifying China's fiscal stimulus Downloads
Shahrokh Fardoust, Justin Lin and Xubei Luo
6220: Weathering the storm: responses by Cambodian firms to the global financial crisis Downloads
Stephane Guimbert and Remco Oostendorp
6219: An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources in India Downloads
Muthukumara Mani, Anil Markandya, Aarsi Sagar and Elena Strukova
6218: Sovereign defaults and expropriations: empirical regularities Downloads
Maya Eden, Aart Kraay and Rong Qian
6217: Poverty in Mozambique: new evidence from recent household surveys Downloads
Federica Alfani, Carlo Azzarri, Marco d'Errico and Vasco Molini
6216: An exploration of the link between development, economic growth, and natural risk Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
6215: Conditional cash transfers, political participation, and voting behavior Downloads
Javier Baez, Adriana Camacho, Emily Conover and Roman Zarate
6214: Weather and child health in rural Nigeria Downloads
Mariano Rabassa, Emmanuel Skoufias and Hanan Jacoby
6213: Demand-side financing for sexual and reproductive health services in low and middle-income countries: a review of the evidence Downloads
Sophie Witter and Aparnaa Somanathan
6212: Vyaghranomics in space and time: estimating habitat threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran tigers Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft and David Wheeler
6211: Assessing the investment climate for climate investments: a comparative framework for clean energy investments in South Asia in a global context Downloads
Muthukumara S. Mani
6210: Middle-income growth traps Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Otaviano Canuto
6209: How firms use domestic and international corporate bond markets Downloads
Juan Carlos Gozzi, Ross Levine, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Sergio Schmukler
6208: India’s economic growth and environmental sustainability: what are the tradeoffs ? Downloads
Muthukumara Mani, Anil Markandya, Aarsi Sagar and Sebnem Sahin
6207: Handwashing behavior change at scale: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Vietnam Downloads
Claire Chase and Quy-Toan Do
6206: Distortions to agriculture and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Kym Anderson and Markus Brückner
6205: Benchmarking global poverty reduction Downloads
Martin Ravallion
6204: Grameen bank lending: does group liability matter ? Downloads
Shahidur Khandker
6203: Health costs and benefits of ddt use in malaria control and prevention Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui and Subhendu Roy
6202: What are we learning from business training and entrepreneurship evaluations around the developing world ? Downloads
David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
6201: Self-employment in the developing world Downloads
Thomas (Tim) Gindling and David Newhouse
6200: Migration and the transition to adulthood in contemporary Malawi Downloads
Kathleen Beegle and Michelle Poulin
6199: What is behind the decline in poverty since 2000 ? evidence from Bangladesh, Peru and Thailand Downloads
Gabriela Inchauste, Sergio Olivieri, Jaime Saavedra and Hernan Winkler
6198: What makes cities more competitive ? spatial determinants of entrepreneurship in India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Stephen O'Connell
6197: Antidumping and market competition: implications for emerging economies Downloads
Chad Bown and Rachel McCulloch
6196: Bancassurance -- a valuable tool for developing insurance in emerging markets Downloads
Serap O. Gonulal, Nick Goulder and Rodney Lester
6195: Bank ownership and lending patterns during the 2008-2009 financial crisis: evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe Downloads
Robert Cull and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
6194: Trade policy and wage inequality: a structural analysis with occupational and sectoral mobility Downloads
Erhan Artuc and John McLaren
6193: Investment decision making under deep uncertainty -- application to climate change Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Ankur Shah, Robert Lempert, Casey Brown and Stuart Gill
6192: Sri Lanka: from peace dividend to sustained growth acceleration Downloads
Daminda Fonseka, Brian Pinto, Mona Prasad and Francis Rowe
6191: What's new in the new industrial policy in Latin America ? Downloads
Robert Devlin and Graciela Moguillansky
6190: Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms ? an exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesis Downloads
Donald Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, Tomoya Matsumoto and Talip Kilic
6189: Effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving women's employability and quality of work: a critical review Downloads
Petra Todd
6188: Climate change, agriculture and food security in Tanzania Downloads
Channing Arndt, William Farmer, Kenneth Strzepek and James Thurlow
6187: The persistence of (subnational) fortune: geography, agglomeration, and institutions in the new world Downloads
William Maloney and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
6186: MTEFs and fiscal performance: panel data evidence Downloads
Francesco Grigoli, Zachary Mills, Marijn Verhoeven and Razvan Vlaicu
6185: Drivers of convergence in eleven eastern European countries Downloads
Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Harald Oberhofer, Karlis Smits and Gallina A Vincelette
6184: Household enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa: why they matter for growth, jobs, and livelihoods Downloads
Louise Fox and Thomas Sohnesen
6183: Tourism sector in Panama: regional economic impacts and the potential to benefit the poor Downloads
Irina Klytchnikova and Paul Dorosh
6182: Evidence-based implementation efficiency analysis of the HIV/AIDS national response in Colombia Downloads
Antonio Moreno, Alvarez-Rosete. Arturo, Ricardo Luque Nunez, Teresa del Carmen Moreno Chavez, Rosalia Rodriguez-Garcia, Fernando Montenegro, Luis Angel Moreno, Alejandra Suarez Lissi, Pedro Magne Concardo and Michel Eric Gaillard
6181: Sovereign bailouts and senior loans Downloads
Christophe Chamley and Brian Pinto
6180: Equity in tertiary education in Central America: an overview Downloads
Sajitha Bashir and Javier Luque
6179: Why follow the leader ? collective action, credible commitment and conflict Downloads
Philip Keefer
6178: Protection in good and bad times ? the Turkish green card health program Downloads
Meltem Aran and Jesko S. Hentschel
6177: Are international food price spikes the source of Egypt's high inflation ? Downloads
Sherine Al-Shawarby and Hoda Selim
6176: The doing business indicators, economic growth and regulatory reform Downloads
Marek Hanusch
6175: Benchmarking financial systems around the world Downloads
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Erik Feyen and Ross Levine
6174: Making public sector reforms work: political and economic contexts, incentives, and strategies Downloads
Simone Bunse and Verena Fritz
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