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6327: Does trade reduce poverty ? a view from Africa Downloads
Maëlan Le Goff and Raju Singh
6326: Rural households in a changing climate Downloads
Javier Baez, Dorothy Kronick and Andrew D. Mason
6325: How long will it take to lift one billion people out of poverty ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
6324: The impact of health insurance schemes for the informal sector in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review Downloads
Arnab Acharya, Sukumar Vellakkal, Taylor Fiona, Masset Edoardo, Ambika Satija, Margaret Burke and Shah Ebrahim
6323: The role of men in the economic and social development of women: implications for gender equality Downloads
Lidia Farre
6322: Trade policy flexibilities and Turkey: tariffs, antidumping, safeguards, and WTO dispute settlement Downloads
Chad Bown
6321: Challenges and opportunities of mobile phone-based data collection: evidence from South Sudan Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes, Paul Gubbins and Alessandro Romeo
6320: Highway to success in India: the impact of the golden quadrilateral project for the location and performance of manufacturing Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
6319: Information and participation in social programs Downloads
David Coady, Cesar Martinelli and Susan Parker
6318: Water nationalization and service quality Downloads
Fernando Borraz, Nicolás González-Pampillón and Marcelo Olarreaga
6317: Wage effects of high-skilled migration: international evidence Downloads
Volker Grossmann and David Stadelmann
6316: Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage Downloads
Ann Harrison, Justin Lin and Lixin Xu
6315: Emerging economies, trade policy, and macroeconomic shocks Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
6314: Macroeconomic shocks and banking sector developments in Egypt Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Hoda Youssef
6313: Antidumping, retaliation threats, and export prices Downloads
Veysel Avsar
6312: Leveraging land to enable urban transformation: lessons from global experience Downloads
Nancy Lozano-Gracia, Cheryl Young, Somik Lall and Tara Vishwanath
6311: Private Chinese investment in Africa: myths and realities Downloads
Xiaofang Shen
6310: Monetary policy and macroprudential regulation: whither emerging markets Downloads
Otaviano Canuto and Matheus Cavallari
6309: Trade costs in the developing world: 1995 - 2010 Downloads
Jean-François Arvis, Yann Duval, Ben Shepherd and Chorthip Utoktham
6308: Incentive audits: a new approach to financial regulation Downloads
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and R. Barry Johnston
6307: Political reservations and women's entrepreneurship in India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, William Kerr and Stephen O'Connell
6306: Reinsurance as capital optimization tool under Solvency II Downloads
Eugene Gurenko and Alexander Itigin
6305: Small is beautiful, at least in high-income democracies: the distribution of policy-making responsibility, electoral accountability, and incentives for rent extraction Downloads
Alexander Hamilton
6304: Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility: some international comparisons Downloads
Paolo Brunori, Francisco Ferreira and Vito Peragine
6303: Real-time macro monitoring and fiscal policy Downloads
Eduardo Ley and Florian Misch
6302: Brazilian exports: climbing down a competitiveness cliff Downloads
Otaviano Canuto, Matheus Cavallari and Jose Guilherme Reis
6301: Determinants of export survival in the Lao PDR Downloads
Liviu Stirbat, Richard Record and Konesawang Nghardsaysone
6300: Saving and growth in Sri Lanka Downloads
Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza
6299: Insurance risk transfer and categorization of reinsurance contracts Downloads
Eugene Gurenko, Alexander Itigin and Renate Wiechert
6298: On the fungibility of spending and earnings -- evidence from rural China and Tanzania Downloads
Luc Christiaensen and Lei Pan
6297: Capacity constraints and public financial management in small Pacific Island countries Downloads
Tobias A. Haque, David S. Knight and Dinuk S. Jayasuriya
6296: Learning from the experiments that never happened: lessons from trying to conduct randomized evaluations of matching grant programs in Africa Downloads
Francisco Campos, Aidan Coville, Ana Fernandes, Markus Goldstein and David McKenzie
6295: Are the benefits of export support durable ? evidence from Tunisia Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Ana Fernandes, Julien Gourdon and Aaditya Mattoo
6294: Climate change policies and employment in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Isil Oral, Indhira Santos and Fan Zhang
6293: Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin and Vandana Yadav
6292: Rethinking the form and function of cities in post-Soviet countries Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly
6291: Incomplete, slow, and asymmetric price transmission in ten product markets of Bolivia Downloads
Gonzalo Varela
6290: The foundations of financial inclusion: understanding ownership and use of formal accounts Downloads
Franklin Allen, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
6289: How does deposit insurance affect bank risk ? evidence from the recent crisis Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Min Zhu
6288: The evolution and impact of bank regulations Downloads
James Barth, Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
6287: Split decisions: family finance when a policy discontinuity allocates overseas work Downloads
Michael Clemens and Erwin R. Tiongson
6286: Bank regulation and supervision around the world: a crisis update Downloads
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
6285: Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates: evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia Downloads
Patrick Premand, Stefanie Brodmann, Rita Almeida, Rebekka Grun and Mahdi Barouni
6284: Foreign investment in local currency bonds -- considerations for emerging market public debt managers Downloads
Alex Sienaert
6283: Stuck in the middle ? human capital development and economic growth in Malaysia and Thailand Downloads
Emmanuel Jimenez, Vy Nguyen and Harry Patrinos
6282: MDGs that nudge: the Millennium Development Goals, popular mobilization, and the post-2015 development framework Downloads
Varun Gauri
6281: Emissions trading with offset markets and free quota allocations Downloads
Knut Einar Rosendahl and Jon Strand
6280: Productivity growth and job creation in the development process of industrial clusters Downloads
Tetsushi Sonobe, Yuki Higuchi and Keijiro Otsuka
6279: Networks, firms, and trade Downloads
Paulo Bastos and Joana Silva
6278: Perils of simulation: parallel streams and the case of stata's rnormal command Downloads
Owen Ozier
6277: Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands: impacts and costs Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta and Benoit Laplante
6276: Labor market institutions: a review of the literature Downloads
Gordon Betcherman
6275: The World Bank and governance: the Bank's efforts to help developing countries build state capacity Downloads
Alain de Janvry and Jean-Jacques Dethier
6274: Infrastructure policy: basic design options Downloads
Michael Klein
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 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
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