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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
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
6173: Shelter from the storm -- but disconnected from jobs: lessons from urban South Africa on the importance of coordinating housing and transport policies Downloads
Somik Lall, Rogier van den Brink, Basab Dasgupta and Kay Muir Leresche
6172: Distance to market and search costs in an African maize market Downloads
Shireen Mahdi
6171: Quality contingent contracts: evidence from Tanzania's coffee market Downloads
Shireen Mahdi
6170: Heterogeneous returns to education in the labor market Downloads
Tazeen Fasih, Geeta Kingdon, Harry Patrinos, Christos Sakellariou and Mans Soderbom
6169: The benefits of India's rural roads program in the spheres of goods, education and health: joint estimation and decomposition Downloads
Clive Bell
6168: Estimating the social profitability of India's rural roads program: a bumpy ride Downloads
Clive Bell
6167: How does India's rural roads program affect the grassroots ? findings from a survey in Orissa Downloads
Clive Bell and Susanne van Dillen
6166: Internal migration in Egypt: levels, determinants, wages, and likelihood of employment Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Karim Badr
6165: Learning from China's rise to escape the middle-income trap: a new structural economics approach to Latin America Downloads
Justin Lin and Volker Treichel
6164: Job creation through infrastructure investment in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Antonio Estache, Renaud Foucart, Grégoire Garsous and Tito Yepes
6163: How bank competition affects firms'access to finance Downloads
Inessa Love and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
6162: Emerging economies and the emergence of south-south protectionism Downloads
Chad Bown
6161: Impact of WTO accession and the customs union on the bound and applied tariff rates of the Russian federation Downloads
Oleksandr Shepotylo and David Tarr
6160: Understanding the business environment in South Asia: evidence from firm-level surveys Downloads
Wendy Carlin and Mark Schaffer
6159: Equality of opportunity for children in Egypt, 2000-2009: achievements and challenges Downloads
Carlos Velez, Sherine Al-Shawarby and Heba El-Laithy
6158: Can donors and non-state actors undermine citizens'legitimating beliefs ? Downloads
Audrey Sacks
6157: Who you train matters: identifying complementary effects of financial education on migrant households Downloads
Yoko Doi, David McKenzie and Bilal Zia
6156: Jobless growth ? Okun's law in East Asia Downloads
Marek Hanusch
6155: Unlocking Bangladesh-India trade: emerging potential and the way forward Downloads
Prabir De, Selim Raihan and Sanjay Kathuria
6154: How inertia and limited potentials affect the timing of sectoral abatements in optimal climate policy Downloads
Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Guy Meunier and Stephane Hallegatte
6153: Accounting for gender production from a growth accounting framework in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
6152: Working with the grain for reforming the public service: a live example from Sierra Leone Downloads
Vivek Srivastava and Marco Larizza
6151: Are natural resources cursed ? an investigation of the dynamic effects of resource dependence on institutional quality Downloads
Donato De Rosa and Mariana Iootty
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