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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
Al-Shawarby, Sherine 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, Al-Shawarby, Sherine and El-Laithy, Heba
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
6150: Poverty and distributional impact of gas price hike in Armenia Downloads
Lire Ersado
6149: Women's access to labor market opportunities, control of household resources, and domestic violence Downloads
Rachel Heath
6148: Reforming subsidies: a tool-kit for policy simulations Downloads
Abdelkrim Araar and Paolo Verme
6147: Does the minimum wage affect employment ? evidence from the manufacturing sector in Indonesia Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio, Ha Nguyen and Liang Wang
6146: Incentivizing calculated risk-taking:evidence from an experiment with commercial bank loan officers Downloads
Shawn Cole, Martin Kanz and Leora Klapper
6145: Business training and female enterprise start-up, growth, and dynamics: experimental evidence from Sri Lanka Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
6144: Did Latvia's public works program mitigate the impact of the 2008-2010 crisis ? Downloads
Mehtabul Azam, Celine Ferre and Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad
6143: Promoting intellectual property monetization in developing countries: a review of issues and strategies to support knowledge-driven growth Downloads
Roya Ghafele and Benjamin Gibert
6142: Measuring intangible assets in an emerging market economy: an application to Brazil Downloads
Mark A. Dutz, Sérgio Kannebley Jr., Maira Scarpelli and Siddharth Sharma
6141: Soft skills or hard cash ? the impact of training and wage subsidy programs on female youth employment in Jordan Downloads
Matthew Groh, Nandini Krishnan, David McKenzie and Tara Vishwanath
6140: Performance of skilled migrants in the U.S.: a dynamic approach Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Ileana Neagu Constantinescu and Caglar Ozden
6139: Can participation be induced ? some evidence from developing countries Downloads
Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao
6138: How close is your government to its people ? worldwide indicators on localization and decentralization Downloads
Maksym Ivanyna and Anwar Shah
6137: The impacts of public hospital autonomization: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Sarah Bales
6136: Matching reforms to institutional realities: a framework for assessing social service delivery reform strategies in developing countries Downloads
Ariel Fiszbein and Yasuhiko Matsuda
6135: Economic implications of reducing carbon emissions from energy use and industrial processes in Brazil Downloads
Y.-H. Henry Chen and Govinda Timilsina
6134: Rainfall variability, occupational choice, and welfare in rural Bangladesh Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay and Emmanuel Skoufias
6133: Direct democracy and resource allocation: experimental evidence from Afghanistan Downloads
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia and Ruben Enikolopov
6132: Agriculture and trade opportunities for Tanzania: past volatility and future climate change Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Thomas Hertel and Will Martin
6131: Green prices Downloads
Ngoc Bich Tran and Eduardo Ley
6130: Political ideology, quality at entry and the success of economic reform programs Downloads
Lodewijk Smets, Stephen Knack and Nadia Molenaers
6129: Winning hearts and minds through development ? evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan Downloads
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Ruben Enikolopov, Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia and Ruben Enikolopov
6128: Promoting the rural farm and nonfarm businesses: evidence from the Yemen rural investment climate Downloads
Naotaka Sawada and Jian Zhang
6127: The crisis in the Euro zone: did the euro contribute to the evolution of the crisis ? Downloads
Justin Lin and Volker Treichel
6126: A global perspective on effectiveness of aid for trade Downloads
Maria Berrittella and Jian Zhang
6125: Shifting comparative advantages in Tajikistan: implications for growth strategy Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly
6124: Potential gains and losses of Biofuel production in Argentina: a computable general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Omar Chisari, Carlos Romero and Govinda Timilsina
6123: Power market structure and performance Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
6122: Implementing energy subsidy reforms: an overview of the key issues Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
6121: The role of regulatory governance in driving PPPs in electricity transmission and distribution in developing countries: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
6120: The role of policy driven incentives to attract PPPs in renewable-based energy in developing countries: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
6119: The health effects of universal health care: evidence from Thailand Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Wanwiphang Manachotphong
6118: Key drivers of PPPs in electricity generation in developing countries: cross-country evidence of switching between PPP investment in fossil fuel and renewable-based generation Downloads
Maria Vagliasindi
6117: Economic analysis of projects in a greenhouse world Downloads
Kirk Hamilton and Jana Stover
6116: Universal health care and informal labor markets: the case of Thailand Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Wanwiphang Manachotphong
6115: Economic implications of moving toward global convergence on emission intensities Downloads
Govinda Timilsina
6114: More relatively-poor people in a less absolutely-poor world Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
6113: Regionalizing infrastructure for deepening market integration: the case of East Africa Downloads
Ioannis Kessides and Nancy C. Benjamin
6112: The future of the Nuclear industry reconsidered: risks, uncertainties, and continued potential Downloads
Ioannis Kessides
6111: Finance, comparative advantage, and resource allocation Downloads
Melise Jaud, Madina Kukenova and Martin Strieborny
6110: Bank ownership and credit over the business cycle: is lending by state banks less procyclical? Downloads
Ata Bertay, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
6109: Policy barriers to international trade in services: evidence from a new database Downloads
Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo
6108: Guide to the services trade restrictions database Downloads
Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo
6107: Financial literacy around the world: an overview of the evidence with practical suggestions for the way forward Downloads
Lisa Xu and Bilal Zia
6106: CGE modeling of market access in services Downloads
Elisabeth Christen, Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman
6105: Financial globalization in emerging countries: diversification vs. offshoring Downloads
Francisco Ceballos, Tatiana Didier and Sergio Schmukler
6104: Creating jobs in South Asia's conflict zones Downloads
Lakshmi Iyer and Indhira Santos
6103: The risks of innovation: are innovating firms less likely to die ? Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Caroline Paunov
6102: Greening China's rural energy: new insights on the potential of smallholder biogas Downloads
Luc Christiaensen and Rasmus Heltberg
6101: Overdraft facility policy and firm performance: an empirical analysis in eastern European Union industrial firms Downloads
Leopoldo Laborda Castillo and Jose Luis Guasch
6100: Using performance incentives to improve health outcomes Downloads
Paul Gertler and Christel Vermeersch
6099: Government spending multipliers in developing countries: evidence from lending by official creditors Downloads
Aart Kraay
6098: Determinants of market integration and price transmission in Indonesia Downloads
Gonzalo Varela, Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique and Leonardo Iacovone
6097: Collecting high frequency panel data in Africa using mobile phone interviews Downloads
Kevin Croke, Andrew Dabalen, Gabriel Demombynes, Marcelo Giugale and Johannes Hoogeveen
6096: Causes and implications of credit rationing in rural Ethiopia: the importance of spatial variation Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali and Klaus Deininger
6095: Who benefits most from rural electrification ? evidence in India Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Hussain Samad, Rubaba Ali and Douglas F. Barnes
6094: Why don't banks lend to Egypt's private sector ? Downloads
Santiago Herrera, Christophe Hurlin and Chahir Zaki
6093: Revising commitments: field evidence on the adjustment of prior choices Downloads
Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg, Dan Silverman and Dean Yang
6092: Fiscal policy in Colombia: tapping its potential for a more equitable society Downloads
Lars Moller
6091: Turkish treasury simulation model for debt strategy analysis Downloads
Emre Balibek and Hamdi Alper Memis
6090: Who is deprived ? who feels deprived ? labor deprivation, youth and gender in Morocco Downloads
Umar Serajuddin and Paolo Verme
6089: Investing mineral wealth in development assets: Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone Downloads
Daniel Boakye, Sebastien Dessus, Yusuf Foday and Felix Oppong
6088: Financial inclusion in Africa: an overview Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Leora Klapper
6087: A multiple correspondence analysis approach to the measurement of multidimensional poverty in Morocco, 2001-2007 Downloads
Abdeljaouad Ezzrar and Paolo Verme
6086: Bank deleveraging: causes, channels, and consequences for emerging market and developing countries Downloads
Erik Feyen, Katie Kibuuka and Inci Ötker-Robe
6085: Does Africa need a rotten Kin Theorem ? experimental evidence from village economies Downloads
Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
6084: Decomposing the increase in TIMSS Scores in Ghana: 2003-2007 Downloads
Christos Sakellariou
6083: Demand side instruments to reduce road transportation externalities in the greater Cairo metropolitan area Downloads
Ian Parry and Govinda Timilsina
6082: Does it pay to be a Cadre ? estimating the returns to being a local official in rural China Downloads
Jian Zhang, John Giles and Scott Rozelle
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