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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
6081: Liberia: strategic policy options for medium term growth and development Downloads
Sebastien Dessus, Jariya Hoffman and Hans Lofgren
6080: Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Donald Larson, Ariel Dinar and Brian Blankespoor
6079: The Jordan education initiative: a multi-stakeholder partnership model to support education reform Downloads
Haif Bannayan, Juliana Guaqueta, Osama Obeidat, Harry Patrinos and Emilio Porta
6078: Impacts of large-scale expansion of biofuels on global poverty and income distribution Downloads
Caesar B. Cororaton and Govinda Timilsina
6077: Estimating the causal effects of conflict on education in Côte d'Ivoire Downloads
Andrew L. Dabalen and Saumik Paul
6076: Patterns and correlates of intergenerational non-time transfers: evidence from CHARLS Downloads
Xiaoyan Lei, John Giles, Yuqing Hu, Albert Park, John Strauss and Yaohui Zhao
6075: General purpose central-provincial-local transfers (DAU) in Indonesia: from gap filling to ensuring fair access to essential public services for all Downloads
Anwar Shah, Riatu Qibthiyyah and Astrid Dita
6074: Is the baby to blame ? an inquiry into the consequences of early childbearing Downloads
João Pedro Azevedo, Luis Lopez-Calva and Elizaveta Perova
6073: The impact of financial literacy training for migrants Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Bilal Zia
6072: On the international transmission of shocks: micro-evidence from mutual fund portfolios Downloads
Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
6071: Natural resources, weak states and civil war: can rents stabilize coup prone regimes ? Downloads
Cristina Bodea
6070: Reform of the international monetary system: a jagged history and uncertain prospects Downloads
Justin Lin, Shahrokh Fardoust and David Rosenblatt
6069: Financing infrastructure and monitoring fiscal risks at the subnational level Downloads
Lili Liu and Juan Pradelli
6068: Economy-wide implications of direct and indirect policy interventions in the water sector: lessons from recent work and future research needs Downloads
Ariel Dinar
6067: Green Growth: an exploratory review Downloads
Michael Toman
6066: Gender and rural non-farm entrepreneurship Downloads
Bob Rijkers and Rita Costa
6065: Long-term impacts of global food crisis on production decisions: evidence from farm investments in Indonesia Downloads
Manabu Nose and Futoshi Yamauchi
6064: Experiments in culture and corruption: a review Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri and Catherine Eckel
6063: Pharmaceutical patents and prices: a preliminary empirical assessment using data from India Downloads
Mark Duggan and Aparajita Goyal
6062: Together we stand ? agglomeration in Indian manufacturing Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Gunjan Sharma
6061: Female wages in the apparel industry post-MFA: the cases of Cambodia and Sri Lanka Downloads
Yevgeniya Savchenko and Gladys Lopez Acevedo
6060: The spatial development of India Downloads
Klaus Desmet, Ejaz Ghani, Stephen O'Connell and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
6059: Should Wall-Street be occupied ? an overlooked price externality of financial intermediation Downloads
Maya Eden
6058: A cost effective solution to reduce disaster losses in developing countries: hydro-meteorological services, early warning, and evacuation Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
6057: What has driven the decline of infant mortality in Kenya ? Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Sofia Trommlerová
6056: Recent labor market performance in Vietnam through a gender lens Downloads
Gaelle Pierre
6055: Gender, geography and generations: intergenerational educational mobility in post-reform India Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
6054: Orderly sovereign debt restructuring: missing in action ! Downloads
Otaviano Canuto, Brian Pinto and Mona Prasad
6053: Transfers, diversification and household risk strategies: experimental evidence with lessons for climate change adaptation Downloads
Karen Macours, Patrick Premand and Renos Vakis
6052: How pro-poor and progressive is social spending in Zambia ? Downloads
Jose Cuesta, Pamela Kabaso and Suarez-Becerra, Pablo
6051: The contribution of African women to economic growth and development: historical perspectives and policy implications -- Part I: the pre-colonial and colonial periods Downloads
Emmanuel Akyeampong and Hippolyte Fofack
6050: External finance and firm survival in the aftermath of the crisis: evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
George Clarke, Robert Cull and Gregory Kisunko
6049: The political economy of the middle class in the Dominican Republic: individualization of public goods, lack of institutional trust and weak collective action Downloads
Miguel Eduardo Sánchez-Martín and Roby Senderowitsch
6048: Equality of opportunities and fiscal incidence in Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Ana Abras, Jose Cuesta, Alejandro Hoyos Suarez and Ambar Narayan
6047: Modeling the roles of heterogeneity, substitution, and inventories in the assessment of natural disaster economic costs Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
6046: How bribery distorts firm growth: differences by firm attributes Downloads
Murat Seker and Judy Yang
6045: Correcting real exchange rate misalignment: conceptual and practical issues Downloads
Maya Eden and Ha Nguyen
6044: Global fiscal adjustment and trade rebalancing Downloads
Warwick McKibbin, Andrew B Stoeckel and Yingying Lu
6043: Performance-related pay in the public sector: a review of theory and evidence Downloads
Zahid Hasnain, Nick Manning and Pierskalla Henryk
6042: Impact of social fund on the welfare of rural households: evidence from the Nepal poverty alleviation fund Downloads
Dilip Parajuli, Gayatri Acharya, Nazmul Chaudhury and Bishnu Bahadur Thapa
6041: Distortions in the international migrant labor market:evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks Downloads
David McKenzie, Caroline Theoharides and Dean Yang
6040: Shifting patterns of economic growth and rethinking development Downloads
Justin Lin and David Rosenblatt
6039: Managing state debt and ensuring solvency: the Indian experience Downloads
C. Rangarajan and Abha Prasad
6038: Import protection, business cycles, and exchange rates: evidence from the great recession Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
6037: Identifying aid effectiveness challenges in fragile and conflict-affected states Downloads
Yoichiro Ishihara
6036: Financing of firms in developing countries: lessons from research Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
6035: Workers'age and the impact of trade shocks Downloads
Erhan Artuc
6034: Do migrants really foster trade ? the trade-migration nexus, a panel approach 1960-2000 Downloads
Christopher Parsons
6033: World food prices and human development: Policy simulations for archetype low-income countries Downloads
Hans Lofgren
6032: Land fragmentation, cropland abandonment, and land market operation in Albania Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Sara Savastano and Calogero Carletto
6031: Food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Donald Larson, Julian Lampietti, Christophe Gouel, Carlo Cafiero and John Roberts
6030: Funding vs. real economy shock: the impact of the 2007-2009 crisis on small firms'credit availability Downloads
Gunhild Berg and Karolin Kirschenmann
6029: Adapting road procurement to climate conditions Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Radia Benamghar
6028: Optimizing the size of public road contracts Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and Radia Benamghar
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