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5673: World oil price and biofuels: a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda Timilsina, Simon Mevel and Ashish Shrestha
5672: Biofuels and climate change mitigation: a CGE analysis incorporating land-use change Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Simon Mevel
5671: Reliability of recall in agricultural data Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Calogero Carletto and Kristen Himelein
5670: Financial liberalization and allocative dfficiency of capital Downloads
Madina Kukenova
5669: Does cash for school influence young women's behavior in the longer term ? evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Andaleeb Alam, Javier Baez and Ximena V. Del Carpio
5668: Eight questions about brain drain Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
5667: Incentive compatible reforms: the political economy of public investments in Mongolia Downloads
Zahid Hasnain
5666: Fiscal policy and debt dynamics in developing countries Downloads
Ethan Ilzetzki
5665: Measuring the impacts of global trade reform with optimal aggregators of distortions Downloads
David Laborde Debucquet, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
5664: Mobile banking and financial inclusion: the regulatory lessons Downloads
Michael Klein and Colin Mayer
5663: Cotton subsidies, the WTO, and the'cotton problem' Downloads
John Baffes
5662: Deep trade policy options for Armenia: the importance of services, trade facilitation and standards liberalization Downloads
Jesper Jensen and David Tarr
5661: Economic performance under NAFTA: a firm-level analysis of the trade-productivity linkages Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos and Leonardo Iacovone
5660: On the relevance of freedom and entitlement in development: new empirical evidence (1975-2007) Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour
5659: Maize revolutions in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Melinda Smale, Derek Byerlee and Thomas Jayne
5658: Is it what you inherited or what you learnt ? Intergenerational linkage and interpersonal inequality in Senegal Downloads
Sylvie Lambert, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
5657: Success and failure of African exporters Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Leonardo Iacovone, Martha Denisse Pierola and Ferdinand Rauch
5656: Political economy studies: are they actionable ? some lessons from Zambia Downloads
Monica Beuran, Gaël Raballand and Kapil Kapoor
5655: Governance in the health sector: a strategy for measuring determinants and performance Downloads
William D. Savedoff
5654: Trade policies, investment climate, and exports across countries Downloads
Murat Seker
5653: Methodology for the assessment of data quality: application to HIV and AIDS programs in Latin America Downloads
Rosalia Rodriguez-Garcia, Michel Eric Gaillard, Alejandra Suarez Lissi and Pedro Magne Condarco
5652: Rising food prices and household welfare: evidence from Brazil in 2008 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Anna Fruttero, Phillippe Leite and Leonardo Lucchetti
5651: Who is vouching for the input voucher ? decentralized targeting and elite capture in Tanzania Downloads
Lei Pan and Luc Christiaensen
5650: Labor market transitions and social security in Colombia Downloads
Jose Cuesta and Camilo Bohorquez
5649: Financial development and survival of African agri-food exports Downloads
Melise Jaud and Madina Kukenova
5648: Five feet high and rising: cities and flooding in the 21st century Downloads
Abhas Jha, Jessica Lamond, Robin Bloch, Namrata Bhattacharya, Ana Lopez, Nikolaos Papachristodoulou, Alan Bird, David Proverbs, John Davies and Robert Barker
5647: Politics and preschool: the political economy of investment in pre-primary education Downloads
Katrina Kosec
5646: Good countries or good projects ? macro and micro correlates of World Bank project performance Downloads
Cevdet Denizer, Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay
5645: Export restrictions and price insulation during commodity price booms Downloads
Will Martin and Kym Anderson
5644: Income shocks and adolescent mental health Downloads
Sarah Baird, Jacobus de Hoop and Berk Özler
5643: Education outcomes, school governance and parents'demand for accountability: evidence from Albania Downloads
Danila Serra, Abigail Barr and Truman Packard
5642: Stimulating managerial capital in emerging markets: the impact of business and financial literacy for young entrepreneurs Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and Bilal Zia
5641: Diagnosing development bottlenecks: China and India Downloads
Wei Li, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Xu
5640: Employability and skill set of newly graduated engineers in India Downloads
Andreas Blom and Hiroshi Saeki
5639: Beyond baseline and follow-up: the case for more t in experiments Downloads
David McKenzie
5638: Evaluating public per-student subsidies to low-cost private schools: regression-discontinuity evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Dhushyanth Raju
5637: How resilient and countercyclical were emerging economies to the global financial crisis ? Downloads
Tatiana Didier, Constantino Hevia and Sergio Schmukler
5636: How did the great recession affect different types of workers ? evidence from 17 middle-income countries Downloads
Yoonyoung Cho and David Newhouse
5635: A second look at the pesticides initiative program: evidence from Senegal Downloads
Melise Jaud and Olivier Cadot
5634: Empirical analysis of corporate savings in Egypt Downloads
Inessa Love
5633: Estimating the short-run poverty impacts of the 2010-11 surge in food prices Downloads
Maros Ivanic, Will Martin and Hassan Zaman
5632: How can we learn whether firm policies are working in africa ? challenges (and solutions?) for experiments and structural models Downloads
David McKenzie
5631: Small vs. young firms across the world: contribution to employment, job creation, and growth Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
5630: Market integration in China Downloads
Qingqing Chen, Chor-Ching Goh, Bo Sun and Lixin Xu
5629: School inputs, household substitution, and test scores Downloads
Jishnu Das, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana, Pramila Krishnan, Karthik Muralidharan and Venkatesh Sundararaman
5628: Measuring true sales and underreporting with matched firm-level survey and tax-office data Downloads
Fujin Zhou and Remco Oostendorp
5627: OECD imports: diversification of suppliers and quality search Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Celine Carrere and Vanessa Strauss-Kahn
5626: Does it matter who you sign with ? comparing the impacts of north-south and south-south trade agreements on bilateral trade Downloads
Alberto Behar and Laia Cirera i Criville
5625: How integrated is SADC ? trends in intra-regional and extra-regional trade flows and policy Downloads
Alberto Behar and Lawrence Edwards
5624: Financial globalization in emerging economies: much ado about nothing ? Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Tomas Williams
5623: Distributional implications of climate change in India Downloads
Hanan Jacoby, Mariano Rabassa and Emmanuel Skoufias
5622: The poverty impacts of climate change: a review of the evidence Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Mariano Rabassa and Sergio Olivieri
5621: Agriculture and the clean development mechanism Downloads
Donald Larson, Ariel Dinar and J. Aapris Frisbie
5620: Bank ownership and performance in the Middle East and North Africa region Downloads
Subika Farazi, Erik Feyen and Roberto Rocha
5619: Large devaluations, foreign direct investment and exports: a speculative note Downloads
Daniel Lederman
5618: Water and sanitation to reduce child mortality: the impact and cost of water and sanitation infrastructure Downloads
Isabel Günther and Gunther Fink
5617: How economic growth and rational decisions can make disaster losses grow faster than wealth Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte
5616: Education: past, present and future global challenges Downloads
Harry Patrinos and George Psacharopoulos
5615: Too little too late: welfare impacts of rainfall shocks in rural Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, B. Essama-Nssah and Roy S. Katayama
5614: Electoral accountability, fiscal decentralization and service delivery in Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Ambar Narayan, Basab Dasgupta and Kai Kaiser
5613: Increasing access to credit through reforming secured transactions in the MENA Region Downloads
Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa
5612: A review of credit guarantee schemes in the Middle East and North Africa Region Downloads
Youssef Saadani, Zsofia Arvai and Roberto Rocha
5611: Reforming government debt markets in MENA Downloads
Catiana Garcia-Kilroy and Anderson Caputo Silva
5610: Financial inclusion in the Middle East and North Africa: analysis and roadmap recommendations Downloads
Douglas Pearce
5609: "No way out": the lack of efficient insolvency regimes in the MENA region Downloads
Mahesh Uttamchandani
5608: The insurance sector in the Middle East and North Africa: challenges and development agenda Downloads
Rodney Lester
5607: The status of bank lending to SMES in the Middle East and North Africa region: the results of a joint survey of the Union of Arab Bank and the World Bank Downloads
Roberto Rocha, Subika Farazi, Rania Khouri and Douglas Pearce
5606: Service export sophistication and economic growth Downloads
Saurabh Mishra, Susanna Lundstrom and Rahul Anand
5605: Sudden stops and financial frictions: evidence from industry level data Downloads
Kevin Cowan and Claudio Raddatz
5604: Food insecurity and public agricultural spending in Bolivia: putting money where your mouth is ? Downloads
Jose Cuesta, Svetlana Edmeades and Lucia Madrigal
5603: Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions Downloads
Kym Anderson, John Cockburn and Will Martin
5602: Congo, Democratic Republic of - The Democratic Republic of Congo's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Daniel Alberto Benitez
5601: A practical comparison of the bivariate probit and linear IV estimators Downloads
Richard C. Chiburis, Jishnu Das and Michael Lokshin
5600: Ghana's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
5599: Zambia's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Carolina Dominguez
5598: Malawi's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Maria Shkaratan
5597: Liberia's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
5596: Kenya's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia and Maria Shkaratan
5595: Ethiopia's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Elvira Morella
5594: Cote d'Ivoire's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
5593: Exchange rate uncertainty and optimal participation in international trade Downloads
Gabriela Mundaca
5592: Finding a balance between growth and vulnerability trade-offs: lessons from emerging Europe and the CIS Downloads
Swati Ghosh, Naotaka Sugawara and Juan Zalduendo
5591: Impacts of international migration and remittances on child outcomes and labor supply in Indonesia: how does gender matter ? Downloads
Trang Nguyen and Ririn Purnamasari
5590: Over the hedge: exchange rate volatility, commodity price correlations, and the structure of trade Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
5589: Was growth in Egypt between 2005 and 2008 pro-poor ? from static to dynamic poverty profile Downloads
Daniela Marotta, Ruslan Yemtsov, Heba El-Laithy, Hala Abou-Ali and Sherine Al-Shawarby
5588: The rise of large farms in land abundant countries: do they have a future ? Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Derek Byerlee
5587: Laws for fiscal responsibility for subnational discipline: international experience Downloads
Lili Liu and Steven B. Webb
5586: Information asymmetries and institutional investor mandates Downloads
Tatiana Didier
5585: The impact of export tax incentives on export performance: evidence from the automotive sector in South Africa Downloads
Dorsati H. Madani and Natalia Mas-Guix
5584: Using the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to analyze learning outcomes changes over time: an application to Indonesia's results in PISA mathematics Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Vicente Garcia-Moreno, Harry Patrinos and Emilio Porta
5583: How do special economic zones and industrial clusters drive China's rapid development ? Downloads
Douglas Zhihua Zeng
5582: Risk-coping through sexual networks: evidence from client transfers in Kenya Downloads
Jonathan Robinson and Ethan Yeh
5581: Trade integration as a way forward for the Arab world: a regional agenda Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour
5580: On multidimensional indices of poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5579: How does public information on central bank intervention strategies affect exchange rate volatility ? the case of Peru Downloads
Gabriela Mundaca
5578: Primary commodity prices: co-movements, common factors and fundamentals Downloads
Joseph Byrne, Giorgio Fazio and Norbert Fiess
5577: Petroleum subsidies in Yemen: leveraging reform for development Downloads
Clemens Breisinger, Wilfried Engelke and Olivier Ecker
5576: Do we need big banks ? evidence on performance, strategy and market discipline Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
5575: Chronic diseases and labor market outcomes in Egypt Downloads
Lorenzo Rocco, Kimie Tanabe, Marc Suhrcke and Elena Fumagalli
5574: Life satisfaction and income inequality Downloads
Paolo Verme
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