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5984: Weathering a storm: survey-based perspectives on employment in China in the aftermath of the global financial crisis Downloads
John Giles, Albert Park, Fang Cai and Yang Du
5983: Can we trust shoestring evaluations ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5982: Fiscal multipliers over the growth cycle: evidence from Malaysia Downloads
Sohrab Rafiq and Albert Zeufack
5981: How does bank competition affect systemic stability ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Min Zhu
5980: Financial literacy and the financial crisis Downloads
Leora Klapper, Annamaria Lusardi and Georgios Panos
5979: Geography and exporting behavior: evidence from India Downloads
Megha Mukim
5978: Using pooled information and bootstrap methods to assess debt sustainability in low income countries Downloads
Constantino Hevia
5977: Agriculture public spending and growth in Indonesia Downloads
Enrique Blanco Armas, Camilo Gomez Osorio, Blanca Moreno-Dodson and Dwi Endah Abriningrum
5976: Food standards and exports: evidence from China Downloads
Axel Mangelsdorf, Alberto Portugal-Perez and John S. Wilson
5975: Financing businesses in Africa: the role of microfinance Downloads
Shilpa Aggarwal, Leora Klapper and Dorothe Singer
5974: Soil endowments, female labor force participation and the demographic deficit of women in India Downloads
Eliana Carranza
5973: Stimulating demand for AIDS prevention: lessons from the RESPECT trial Downloads
Damien de Walque, William Dow, Carol Medlin and Rose Nathan
5972: Islamic inheritance law, son preference and fertility behavior of Muslim couples in Indonesia Downloads
Eliana Carranza
5971: A tale of two species: revisiting the effect of registration reform on informal business owners in Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn
5970: Regional integration and natural resources: who benefits ? evidence from MENA Downloads
Celine Carrere, Julien Gourdon and Marcelo Olarreaga
5969: Global survey of development banks Downloads
Jose de Luna-Martinez and Carlos Leonardo Vicente
5968: Poor, or just feeling poor ? on using subjective data in measuring poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5967: An economic integration zone for the East African Community: exploiting regional potential and addressing commitment challenges Downloads
Anton Dobronogov and Thomas Farole
5966: Mines, migration and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa Downloads
Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque
5965: Child labor, schooling, and child ability Downloads
Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
5964: Multidimensional poverty analysis: Looking for a middle ground Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Maria Ana Lugo
5963: Uganda's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
5962: Tanzania's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Maria Shkaratan
5961: Emerging economies in the 2000s: real decoupling and financial recoupling Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Tomas Williams
5960: Simulating the impact of the 2009 financial crisis on welfare in Latvia Downloads
Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Francisco Haimovich and Mehtabul Azam
5959: The impact of wealth on the amount and quality of child labor Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio and Norman Loayza
5958: Alternative cash transfer delivery mechanisms: impacts on routine preventative health clinic visits in Burkina Faso Downloads
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
5957: Anatomy of coping: evidence from people living through the crises of 2008-11 Downloads
Rasmus Heltberg, Naomi Hossain, Anna Reva and Carolyn Turk
5956: Fiscal implications of climate change Downloads
Benjamin Jones, Michael Keen and Jon Strand
5955: Allocative inefficiencies resulting from subsidies to agricultural electricity use: an illustrative model Downloads
Jon Strand
5954: Identification of sources of variation in poverty outcomes Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah
5953: Bilateral M&A activity from the global south Downloads
Mansoor Dailami, Sergio Kurlat and Jamus Lim
5952: Do informed citizens receive more...or pay more ? the impact of radio on the government distribution of public health benefits Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
5951: Human rights as demands for communicative action Downloads
Varun Gauri and Daniel M. Brinks
5950: Market-based instruments for international aviation and shipping as a source of climate finance Downloads
Michael Keen, Ian Parry and Jon Strand
5949: Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in China Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin and Fang Xia
5948: Services reform and manufacturing performance: evidence from India Downloads
Jens Arnold, Beata Javorcik, Molly Lipscomb and Aaditya Mattoo
5947: Is the financial safety net a barrier to cross-border banking ? Downloads
Ata Bertay, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
5946: Surviving the global financial crisis: foreign ownership and establishment performance Downloads
Laura Alfaro and Maggie Chen
5945: Life satisfaction, social capital and the bonding-bridging nexus Downloads
Maurizio Pugno and Paolo Verme
5944: Services liberalization and productivity of manufacturing firms: evidence from Ukraine Downloads
Oleksandr Shepotylo and Volodymyr Vakhitov
5943: Optimal food price stabilization in a small open developing country Downloads
Christophe Gouel and Sebastien Jean
5942: Landlocked or policy locked ? how services trade protection deepens economic isolation Downloads
Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz, Arti Grover and Aaditya Mattoo
5941: Systemic oversight frameworks in LAC: current practices and reform agenda Downloads
Eva Gutierrez and Patricia Caraballo
5940: Beyond Keynesianism: global infrastructure investments in times of crisis Downloads
Justin Lin and Doerte Doemeland
5939: Mozambique Cashew reforms revisited Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Fahrettin Yagci
5938: Human rights based approaches to developmen t: concepts, evidence, and policy Downloads
Varun Gauri and Siri Gloppen
5937: The unexpected global financial crisis: researching its root cause Downloads
Justin Lin and Volker Treichel
5936: Macroprudential stress testing of credit risk: a practical approach for policy makers Downloads
Daniel Buncic and Martin Melecký
5935: Reputation matters: spillover effects in the enforcement of US SPS measures Downloads
Marie-Agnès Jouanjean and Jean-Christophe Maur
5934: Aid tying and donor fragmentation Downloads
Stephen Knack and Lodewijk Smets
5933: Severance pay compliance in Indonesia Downloads
Vera Brusentsev, David Newhouse and Wayne Vroman
5932: Green growth, technology and innovation Downloads
Mark A. Dutz and Siddharth Sharma
5931: Innovative and absorptive capacity of international knowledge: an empirical analysis of productivity sources in Latin American countries Downloads
Leopoldo Laborda Castillo, Daniel Sotelsek and Jose Luis Guasch
5930: Relative deprivation, reference groups and the assessment of standard of living Downloads
Jacques Silber and Paolo Verme
5929: Financial distortions and the distribution of global volatility Downloads
Maya Eden
5928: Reducing distortions in international commodity markets: an agenda for multilateral cooperation Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Will Martin
5927: The challenges to long run fiscal sustainability in Romania Downloads
R. Sudharshan Canagarajah, Martin Brownbridge, Anca Paliu and Ionut Dumitru
5926: Income shocks reduce human capital investments: evidence from five east European countries Downloads
Basab Dasgupta and Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad
5925: Assessing real exchange rate misalignments Downloads
Megumi Kubota
5924: Post-HIPC growth dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Hippolyte Fofack
5923: Undeclared economic activity in central and eastern Europe -- how taxes contribute and how countries respond to the problem Downloads
Willi Leibfritz
5922: Tax morale and compliance: review of evidence and case studies for Europe Downloads
Benno Torgler
5921: Educational upgrading and returns to skills in Latin America: evidence from a supply-demand framework, 1990-2010 Downloads
Leonardo Gasparini, Sebastian Galiani, Guillermo Cruces and Pablo Acosta
5920: The role of Islamic finance in enhancing financial inclusion in organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) countries Downloads
Mahmoud Mohieldin, Zamir Iqbal, Ahmed Rostom and Xiaochen Fu
5919: Coordinating tax reforms in the poorest countries: can lost tariffs be recouped ? Downloads
Swarnim Wagle
5918: Identifying and evaluating large scale policy interventions: what questions can we answer ? Downloads
Sandesh Dhungana
5917: What explains prevalence of informal employment in European countries: the role of labor institutions, governance, immigrants, and growth Downloads
Mihails Hazans
5916: Intra-generational mobility and repeated cross-sections: a three-country validation exercise Downloads
Guillermo Cruces, Peter Lanjouw, Leonardo Lucchetti, Elizaveta Perova, Renos Vakis and Mariana Viollaz
5915: Does financial structure matter for poverty ? evidence from developing countries Downloads
Kangni Kpodar and Raju Singh
5914: Investing across borders with heterogeneous firms: do FDI-specific regulations matter? Downloads
Swarnim Wagle
5913: Labor institutions and their impact on shadow economies in Europe Downloads
Kamila Fialova and Ondrej Schneider
5912: Informal workers across Europe: evidence from 30 European countries Downloads
Mihails Hazans
5911: Tax morale, eastern Europe and European enlargement Downloads
Benno Torgler
5910: An attempt to measure the trends in shadow employment in Poland Downloads
Mateusz Walewski
5909: Economic integration in the lower Congo region: opening the Kinshasa-Brazzaville bottleneck Downloads
Marius Brülhart and Mombert Hoppe
5908: Fact or artefact: the impact of measurement errors on the farm size - productivity relationship Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Sara Savastano and Alberto Zezza
5907: Migration, remittances and forests: disentangling the impact of population and economic growth on forests Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari and Keshav Bhattarai
5906: Stress-testing croatian households with debt -- implications for financial stability Downloads
Naotaka Sugawara and Juan Zalduendo
5905: Spending on Public Infrastructure: A Practitioner's Guide Downloads
Cecilia Briceno-Garmendia and Afua Sarkodie
5904: Power tariffs: caught between cost recovery and affordability Downloads
Cecilia Briceno-Garmendia and Maria Shkaratan
5903: The relative volatility of commodity prices: a reappraisal Downloads
Rabah Arezki, Daniel Lederman and Hongyan Zhao
5902: A vulnerability approach to the definition of the middle class Downloads
Luis Lopez-Calva and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez
5901: How important is the efficiency of government investment ? The case of the Republic of Congo Downloads
Hannah Nielsen and Hans Lofgren
5900: Cluster-based industrial parks: a practical framework for action Downloads
Celestin Monga
5899: ECOWAS's infrastructure: a regional perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
5898: The SADC's infrastructure: a regional perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
5897: China and the world trading system Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
5896: Cotton, biotechnology, and economic development Downloads
John Baffes
5895: Quality of tax administration: how relevant is country size ? Downloads
Mohammad Amin
5894: The time cost of documents to trade Downloads
Mohammad Amin
5893: Risk absorption by the state: when is it good public policy ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
5892: Knowledgeable bankers ? the demand for research in World Bank operations Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5891: Explaining local manufacturing growth in Chile: the advantages of sectoral diversity Downloads
Rita Almeida and Ana Fernandes
5890: Assessment testing can be used to inform policy decisions: the case of Jordan Downloads
Husein Abdul-Hamid, Khattab M. Abu-Lebdeh and Harry Patrinos
5889: A trio of perspectives on corruption: bias, speed money and"grand theft infrastructure" Downloads
Charles Kenny, Michael Klein and Monika Sztajerowska
5888: Explaining the demand for sovereignty Downloads
Nicholas Sambanis and Branko Milanovic
5887: Botswana's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Cecilia Briceno-Garmendia and Nataliya Pushak
5886: International trade and inclusive growth: a primer for busy policy analysts Downloads
Daniel Lederman
5885: Mozambique's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Carolina Dominguez-Torres and Cecilia Briceno-Garmendia
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