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5850: Vulnerability and livelihoods before and after the Haiti earthquake Downloads
Damien Échevin
5849: Has the global banking system become more fragile over time ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
5848: Distributional effects of the Panama Canal expansion Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael De Hoyos and Denis Medvedev
5847: African cotton markets at crossroads: will the price spike turn into a new kick-start ? Downloads
Claire Delpeuch
5846: Tall claims: mortality selection and the height of children Downloads
Harold Alderman, Michael Lokshin and Sergiy Radyakin
5845: A review of solar energy: markets, economics and policies Downloads
Govinda Timilsina, Lado Kurdgelashvili and Patrick A. Narbel
5844: East Africa's infrastructure: a regional perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
5843: Income distribution, product quality, and international trade Downloads
Pablo Fajgelbaum, Gene Grossman and Elhanan Helpman
5842: Can islands of effectiveness thrive in difficult governance settings ? the political economy of local-level collaborative governance Downloads
Brian Levy
5841: Innovations in globalized regulation: opportunities and challenges Downloads
Brian Levy
5840: Effects of the 2008-09 economic crisis on labor markets in Mexico Downloads
Samuel Freije, Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Eduardo Rodriguez-Oreggia
5839: Remittances and financial inclusion: evidence from El Salvador Downloads
Diego Anzoategui, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
5838: The republic of Congo's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Nataliya Pushak and Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia
5837: Europe as a convergence engine -- heterogeneity and investment opportunities in emerging Europe Downloads
Aleksandar Stojkov and Juan Zalduendo
5836: Home high above and home deep down below -- lending in Hungary Downloads
Adam Banai, Julia Király and Marton Nagy
5835: The role of macro-prudential policies in the boom and adjustment phase of the credit cycle in Estonia Downloads
Andres Sutt, Helen Korju and Kadri Siibak
5834: The experience with macro-prudential policies of the central bank of the republic of Turkey in response to the global financial crisis Downloads
Turalay Kenc, Ibrahim Turhan and Onur Yildirim
5833: Relationship-based and arms-length financial systems -- a European perspective Downloads
Holger Wolf
5832: Macro-prudential regulation of credit booms and busts -- the case of Poland Downloads
Michal Kruszka and Michal Kowalczyk
5831: Distributional impact analysis of the energy price reform in Turkey Downloads
Fan Zhang
5830: Women's decision making power and human development: evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Xiaohui Hou
5829: Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Anthony Culyer
5828: Patterns of business creation, survival and growth: evidence from Africa Downloads
Leora Klapper and Christine Richmond
5827: Financial literacy and retirement planning: the Russian case Downloads
Leora Klapper and Georgios Panos
5826: DR-CAFTA and the environment Downloads
Barbara Cunha and Muthukumara Mani
5825: Assessing the odds of achieving the MDGs Downloads
Delfin Go and Jose Alejandro Quijada
5824: Cash transfers in an epidemic context: the interaction of formal and informal support in rural Malawi Downloads
Francesco Strobbe and Candace Miller
5823: Countercyclical financial regulation Downloads
Haocong Ren
5822: Cameroon's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Carolina Dominguez-Torres and Vivien Foster
5821: The political economy of healthcare litigation: model and empirical application to Uruguay Downloads
Cristina Corduneanu-Huci, Alexander Hamilton and Issel Masses-Ferrer
5820: Global inequality: from class to location, from proletarians to migrants Downloads
Branko Milanovic
5819: Task trade between similar countries Downloads
Gene Grossman and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
5818: Burkina Faso's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Cecilia Briceno-Garmendia and Carolina Dominguez-Torres
5817: Senegal's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Clemencia Torres, Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia and Carolina Dominguez
5816: Zimbabwe's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Nataliya Pushak and Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia
5815: Sudan's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia
5814: South Sudan's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia
5813: Angola's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Nataliya Pushak and Vivien Foster
5812: Family planning and fertility: estimating program effects using cross-sectional data Downloads
Claus C Portner, Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen
5811: Export diversification in a transitioning economy: the case of Syria Downloads
Jamus Lim and Christian Saborowski
5810: How do the poor cope with shocks in Bangladesh ? evidence from survey data Downloads
Indhira Santos, Iffath Sharif, Hossain Zillur Rahman and Hassan Zaman
5809: School-based management, school decision-making and education outcomes in Indonesian primary schools Downloads
Dandan Chen
5808: After the microfinance crisis: assessing the role of government-led microcredit alternatives Downloads
Jordi de la Torre, Xavier Gine and Tara Vishwanath
5807: A dynamic model of extreme risk coverage: resilience and efficiency in the global reinsurance market Downloads
Sabine Lemoyne de Forges, Ruben Bibas and Stephane Hallegatte
5806: Is small beautiful ? financial structure, size and access to finance Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Dorothe Singer
5805: The evolving importance of banks and securities markets Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Erik Feyen and Ross Levine
5804: On the implications of essential heterogeneity for estimating causal impacts using social experiments Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5803: When starting with the most expensive option makes sense: use and misuse of marginal abatement cost curves Downloads
Adrien Vogt-Schilb and Stephane Hallegatte
5802: Equilibrium parallel import policies and international market structure Downloads
Santanu Roy and Kamal Saggi
5801: Equality of opportunities, redistribution and fiscal policies: the case of Liberia Downloads
Ana Abras and Jose Cuesta
5800: Energy, gender and development: what are the linkages ? where is the evidence ? Downloads
Gunnar Köhlin, Erin O. Sills, Subhrendu Pattanayak and Christopher Wilfong
5799: Do Phoenix miracles exist ? firm-level evidence from financial crises Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
5798: Unpacking the causal chain of financial literacy Downloads
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
5797: Assessing the direct economic effects of reallocating irrigation water to alternative uses: concepts and an application Downloads
Susanne M. Scheierling
5796: Marshallian externality, industrial upgrading, and industrial policies Downloads
Jiandong Ju, Justin Lin and Yong Wang
5795: Improving educational quality through enhancing community participation: results from a randomized field experiment in Indonesia Downloads
Menno Pradhan, Daniel Suryadarma, Amanda Beatty, Maisy Wong, Armida Alishjabana, Arya Gaduh and Rima Artha
5794: Cargo dwell time in Durban: lessons for Sub-Saharan African ports Downloads
Tshepo Kgare, Gaël Raballand and Hans W. Ittmann
5793: Service Export sophistication and Europe's new growth model Downloads
Susanna Lundstrom Gable and Saurabh Mishra
5792: Ripe for a big bang ? assessing the political feasibility of legislative reforms in the Philippines'local government code Downloads
Yasuhiko Matsuda
5791: Fewer jobs or smaller paychecks ? aggregate crisis impacts in selected middle-income countries Downloads
Gaurav Khanna, David Newhouse and Pierella Paci
5790: Foreign direct investment under weak rule of law: theory and evidence from China Downloads
Xiaozu Wang, Lixin Xu and Tian Zhu
5789: Ladies first ? firm-level evidence on the labor impacts of the East Asian crisis Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Bob Rijkers and Andrew Waxman
5788: The value-added tax reform puzzle Downloads
Jing Cai and Ann Harrison
5787: Improvements in the World Bank's ease of doing business rankings: do they translate into greater foreign direct investment inflows ? Downloads
Dinuk Jayasuriya
5786: Managing financial integration and capital mobility -- policy lessons from the past two decades Downloads
Joshua Aizenman and Brian Pinto
5785: Does expanding health insurance beyond formal-sector workers encourage informality ? measuring the impact of Mexico's Seguro Popular Downloads
Reyes Aterido, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Carmen Pages
5784: Debt overhang in emerging Europe ? Downloads
Martin Brown and Philip Lane
5783: The impact of economics blogs Downloads
David McKenzie and Berk Özler
5782: Consensus, institutions, and supply response: the political economy of agricultural reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Ataman Aksoy and Anil Onal
5781: Framing local conflict and justice in Bangladesh Downloads
Maitreyi Das and Vivek Maru
5780: Firm location and the determinants of exporting in developing countries Downloads
Thomas Farole and Deborah Winkler
5779: Political economy of the petroleum sector in Nigeria Downloads
Alex Gboyega, Tina Søreide, Tuan Minh Le and G. P. Shukla
5778: The impact of recall periods on reported morbidity and health seeking behavior Downloads
Jishnu Das, Jeffrey Hammer and Carolina Sanchez-Paramo
5777: Engendering trade Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei Levchenko and Claudio Raddatz
5776: Applying the growth identification and facilitation framework: the case of Nigeria Downloads
Justin Lin and Volker Treichel
5775: Upgrading investment regulations in second pillar pension systems: a proposal for Colombia Downloads
Pablo Castaneda and Heinz P. Rudolph
5774: Education and conflict recovery: the case of Timor Leste Downloads
Patricia Justino, Marinella Leone and Paola Salardi
5773: Financial-stability challenges in European emerging-market countries Downloads
Garry Schinasi
5772: Macroprudential regulation of credit booms and busts -- the case of Croatia Downloads
Evan Kraft and Tomislav Galac
5771: Credit growth and financial stability in the Czech Republic Downloads
Jan Frait, Adam Gersl and Jakub Seidler
5770: Macroprudential regulation of credit booms and busts: the experience of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia Downloads
Frosina Celeska, Viktorija Gligorova and Aneta Krstevska
5769: Banking flows and financial crisis -- financial interconnectedness and basel III effects Downloads
Ghosh, , Swati R., Naotaka Sugawara and Juan Zalduendo
5768: Gross capital flows: dynamics and crises Downloads
Fernando Broner, Tatiana Didier, Aitor Erce and Sergio Schmukler
5767: Municipal solid waste management in small towns: an economic analysis conducted in Yunnan, China Downloads
Hua Wang , Jie He, Yoonhee Kim and Takuya Kamata
5766: Valuing water quality improvement in China: a case study of lake Puzhehei in Yunnan province Downloads
Hua Wang, Yuyan Shi, Yoonhee Kim and Takuya Kamata
5765: Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa: pilot evidence from Rwanda Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Markus Goldstein
5764: The impact of emigration on source country wages: evidence from the Republic of Moldova Downloads
Lawrence Bouton, Saumik Paul and Erwin R. Tiongson
5763: More than you can handle: decentralization and spending ability of Peruvian municipalities Downloads
Norman Loayza, Jamele Rigolini and Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez
5762: The mechanics and regulation of variable payout annuities Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
5761: Learning versus stealing: how Important are market-share -- reallocations to India's productivity growth? Downloads
Ann Harrison, Leslie Martin and Shanthi Nataraj
5760: Tastes, castes, and culture: the influence of society on preferences Downloads
Ernst Fehr and Karla Hoff
5759: Stakeholder dialogue as an institutional strategy for sustainable development in China: the case of community environmental roundtables Downloads
Hua Wang
5758: Who is benefiting from fertilizer subsidies in Indonesia ? Downloads
Camilo Gomez Osorio, Dwi Endah Abriningrum, Enrique Blanco Armas and Muhammad Firdaus
5757: Do institutions matter for FDI spillovers ? the implications of China's"special characteristics" Downloads
Luosha Du, Ann Harrison and Gary Jefferson
5756: Economic structure, development policy and environmental quality: an empirical analysis of environmental Kuznets curves with Chinese municipal data Downloads
Jie He and Hua Wang
5755: How can micro and small enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive? the impacts of experimental basic managerial training Downloads
Yukichi Mano, Iddrisu,, Alhassan, Yutaka Yoshino and Tetsushi Sonobe
5754: Recent perspectives on trade and inequality Downloads
Ann Harrison, John McLaren and Margaret McMillan
5753: Measuring the economic gain of investing in girls: the girl effect dividend Downloads
Jad Chaaban and Wendy Cunningham
5752: Learning from developing country experience: growth and economic thought before and after the 2008-09 crisis Downloads
Ann Harrison and Claudia Sepulveda
5751: A hybrid approach to efficiency measurement with empirical illustrations from education and health Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Liang Wang
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