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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
5750: Estimating the impact of trade and offshoring on American workers using the current population surveys Downloads
Avraham Ebenstein, Ann Harrison, Margaret McMillan and Shannon Phillips
5749: Decomposing the great trade collapse: products, prices, and quantities in the 2008-2009 crisis Downloads
Mona Haddad, Ann Harrison and Catherine Hausman
5748: Commitments to save: a field experiment in rural Malawi Downloads
Lasse Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang
5747: Governance in state-owned enterprises revisited: the cases of water and electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch and Sebastian Lopez Azumendi
5746: Informality and protection from health shocks: lessons from Yemen Downloads
Yoonyoung Cho
5745: War and women's work: evidence from the conflict in Nepal Downloads
Nidhiya Menon and Yana Rodgers
5744: The role of inventory adjustments in quantifying factors causing food price inflation Downloads
Gal Hochman, Deepak Rajagopal, Govinda Timilsina and David Zilberman
5743: Does parental disability matter to child education ? evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Cuong Nguyen and Daniel Mont
5742: The"resource curse"in MENA ? political transitions, resource wealth, economic shocks, and conflict risk Downloads
Michael Ross, Kai Kaiser and Nimah Mazaheri
5741: What did the Maoists ever do for us ? education and marriage of women exposed to civil conflict in Nepal Downloads
Christine Valente
5740: Why does the productivity of education vary across individuals in Egypt ? firm size, gender, and access to technology as sources of heterogeneity in returns to education Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Karim Badr
5739: Entrepreneurship capital and technical efficiency: the role of new business / firms as a conduit of knowledge spillovers Downloads
Leopoldo Laborda, Jose Luis Guasch and Daniel Sotelsek
5738: The labor market, education and armed conflict in Tajikistan Downloads
Olga Shemyakina
5737: Measuring aversion to debt: an experiment among student loan candidates Downloads
Gregorio Caetano, Harry Patrinos and Miguel Palacios
5736: Efficiency in public procurement in Rural Road Projects of Nepal Downloads
Radia Benamghar and Atsushi Iimi
5735: Do high and volatile levels of public investment suggest misconduct ? the role of institutional quality Downloads
Francesco Grigoli and Zachary Mills
5734: Lasting welfare effects of widowhood in a poor country Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
5733: Civil society, public action and accountability in Africa Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton
5732: Mixtures of g-priors for Bayesian Model Averaging with economic application Downloads
Eduardo Ley and Mark Steel
5731: Who uses bottled gas ? evidence from households in developing countries Downloads
Masami Kojima, Robert Bacon and Xin Zhou
5730: Political economy of the mining sector in Ghana Downloads
Joseph Ayee, Tina Søreide, G. P. Shukla and Tuan Minh Le
5729: Development banks: role and mechanisms to increase their efficiency Downloads
Eva Gutierrez, Heinz P. Rudolph, Theodore Homa and Enrique Blanco Beneit
5728: Aid to the services sector: does it affect manufacturing exports ? Downloads
Esteban Ferro, Alberto Portugal-Perez and John S. Wilson
5727: Productivity effects of land rental markets in Ethiopia: Evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Ayalew Ali and Tekie Alemu
5726: Trade credit contracts Downloads
Leora Klapper, Luc Laeven and Raghuram Rajan
5725: Nature, socioeconomics and adaptation to natural disasters: new evidence from floods Downloads
Susana Ferreira, Kirk Hamilton and Jeffrey Vincent
5724: Implications of a lowered damage trajectory for mitigation in a continuous-time stochastic model Downloads
Jon Strand
5723: Low-level versus high-level equilibrium in public utility service Downloads
Jon Strand
5722: The air connectivity index: measuring integration in the global air transport network Downloads
Jean-François Arvis and Ben Shepherd
5721: Diaspora effects in international migration: key questions and methodological issues Downloads
Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Caglar Ozden
5720: The correlation between human capital and morality and its effect on economic performance: theory and evidence Downloads
David J. Balan and Stephen Knack
5719: Population, poverty, and sustainable development: a review of the evidence Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, John Bongaarts and John Cleland
5718: Heterogenous peer effects, segregation and academic attainment Downloads
Maria Ana Lugo
5717: Can diaries help improve agricultural production statistics ? Evidence from Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Calogero Carletto, Sara Savastano and James Muwonge
5716: Trends and socioeconomic gradients in adult mortality around the developing world Downloads
Damien de Walque and Deon Filmer
5715: The effects of conflict on fertility in Rwanda Downloads
Kati Schindler and Tilman Brück
5714: Does female empowerment promote economic development ? Downloads
Matthias Doepke and Michele Tertilt
5713: Sierra Leone's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Nataliya Pushak and Vivien Foster
5712: Growth poles and multipolarity Downloads
Jonathon Adams-Kane and Jamus Lim
5711: Trade liberalization, firm heterogeneity, and wages: new evidence from matched employer-employee data Downloads
Pravin Krishna, Jennifer Poole and Mine Senses
5710: Crossing boundaries: gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Ghazala Mansuri
5709: Where on earth is everybody ? the evolution of global bilateral migration 1960-2000 Downloads
Caglar Ozden, Christopher Parsons, Maurice Schiff and Terrie Walmsley
5708: Does female reservation affect long-term political outcomes ? Evidence from rural India Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Hari Nagarajan and Xia Fang
5707: Intersubjective meaning and collective action in'fragile'societies: theory, evidence and policy implications Downloads
Varun Gauri, Michael Woolcock and Deval Desai
5706: When is capital enough to get female enterprises growing ? evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie, David McKenzie, Simon Quinn and Christopher Woodruff
5705: How do ex ante simulations compare with ex post evaluations ? evidence from the impact of conditional cash transfer programs Downloads
Phillippe Leite, Ambar Narayan and Emmanuel Skoufias
5704: The politics of power: the political economy of rent-seeking in electric utilities in the Philippines Downloads
Zahid Hasnain and Yasuhiko Matsuda
5703: A cluster-based industrial development policy for low-income countries Downloads
Keijiro Otsuka and Tetsushi Sonobe
5702: From flying Geese to leading Dragons: new opportunities and strategies for structural transformation in developing countries Downloads
Justin Lin
5701: Export quality dynamics Downloads
Pravin Krishna and William Maloney
5700: Deconstructing herding: evidence from pension fund investment behavior Downloads
Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
5699: Redressing grievances and complaints regarding basic service delivery Downloads
Varun Gauri
5698: Niger's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Carolina Dominguez-Torres and Vivien Foster
5697: The Central African Republic's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Carolina Dominguez-Torres and Vivien Foster
5696: The silence of corruption: identifying underreporting of business corruption through randomized response techniques Downloads
Nathan Jensen and Aminur Rahman
5695: Exporting from a small landlocked economy: an assessment of firm-product-destination survival rates in the Lao PDR Downloads
Liviu Stirbat, Richard Record and Konesawang Nghardsaysone
5694: The success of infrastructure projects in low-income countries and the role of selectivity Downloads
Nicola Limodio
5693: Disaster risk financing and contingent credit: a dynamic analysis Downloads
Daniel Clarke and Olivier Mahul
5692: Together we will: experimental evidence on female voting behavior in Pakistan Downloads
Xavier Gine and Ghazala Mansuri
5691: Exports and international logistics Downloads
Alberto Behar, Philip Manners and Benjamin Nelson
5690: Making services work: indicators, assessments, and benchmarking of the quality and governance of public service delivery in the human development sectors Downloads
Ariel Fiszbein, Dena Ringold and F. Rogers
5689: Benin's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Carolina Dominguez-Torres and Vivien Foster
5688: Mali's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia, Carolina Dominguez and Nataliya Pushak
5687: Cape Verde's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia and Daniel Alberto Benitez
5686: Nigeria's infrastructure: a continental perspective Downloads
Vivien Foster and Nataliya Pushak
5685: A profile of border protection in Egypt: an effective rate of protection approach adjusting for energy subsidies Downloads
Alberto Valdes and William Foster
5684: Adjusting the labor supply to mitigate violent shocks: evidence from rural Colombia Downloads
Manuel Fernandez Sierra, Ana Ibáñez and Ximena Peña
5683: Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty: validation and applications Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Peter Lanjouw, Jill Luoto and David Stifel
5682: Is infrastructure capital productive ? a dynamic heterogeneous approach Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Enrique Moral-Benito and Luis Servén
5681: Assessing the long-term effects of conditional cash transfers on human capital: evidence from Colombia Downloads
Javier Baez and Adriana Camacho
5680: Schooling and youth mortality: learning from a mass military exemption Downloads
Piero Cipollone and Alfonso Rosolia
5679: Implications of the Doha market access proposals for developing countries Downloads
David Laborde Debucquet, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
5678: Under what conditions does a carbon tax on fossil fuels stimulate biofuels ? Downloads
Govinda Timilsina, Stefan Csordas and Simon Mevel
5677: International harmonization of product standards and firm heterogeneity in international trade Downloads
José-Daniel Reyes
5676: Collective action, political parties and pro-development public policy Downloads
Philip Keefer
5675: Strategic climate policy with offsets and incomplete abatement: carbon taxes versus cap-and-trade Downloads
Jon Strand
5674: Students today, teachers tomorrow ? identifying constraints on the provision of Education Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Khwaja
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
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