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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
Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia and Afua Sarkodie
5904: Power tariffs: caught between cost recovery and affordability Downloads
Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia 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
Abdul-Hamid, Husein, Abu-Lebdeh, Khattab M. 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
Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia 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
Dominguez-Torres, Carolina and Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia
5884: Avoiding the fragility trap in Africa Downloads
Noro Aina Andrimihaja, Matthias Cinyabuguma and Shantayanan Devarajan
5883: The regressive demands of demand-driven development Downloads
Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler
5882: The household enterprise sector in Tanzania: why it matters and who cares Downloads
Josaphat Kweka and Louise Fox
5881: The impact of pro-vulnerable income transfers: Leisure, dependency and a distribution hypothesis Downloads
Nicola Limodio
5880: Job growth and finance: are some financial institutions better suited to early stages of development than others? Downloads
Robert Cull and L. Colin Xu
5879: Is optimization an opportunity ? an assessment of the impact of class size and school size on the performance of Ukrainian secondary schools Downloads
Tom Coupé, Anna Olefir and Juan Diego Alonso
5878: Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia Downloads
Pedro Carneiro, Michael Lokshin, Ridao-Cano, Cristobal and Nithin Umapathi
5877: Impact evaluation of trade interventions: paving the way Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Ana Fernandes, Julien Gourdon and Aaditya Mattoo
5876: Effects of licensing reform on firm innovation: evidence from India Downloads
Murat Seker
5875: Should cash transfers be confined to the poor ? implications for poverty and inequality in Latin America Downloads
Pablo Acosta, Phillipe Leite and Jamele Rigolini
5874: Is there such thing as middle class values ? Class differences, values and political orientations in Latin America Downloads
Luis Lopez-Calva, Jamele Rigolini and Florencia Torche
5873: The measurement of educational inequality: achievement and opportunity Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Jérémie Gignoux
5872: From growth to green growth -- a framework Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Geoffrey Heal, Marianne Fay and David Tréguer
5871: Cross border banking supervision: incentive conflicts in supervisory information sharing between home and host supervisors Downloads
Katia D'Hulster
5870: Consumption baskets and currency choice in international borrowing Downloads
Julien Bengui and Ha Nguyen
5869: Do crises catalyze creative destruction ? firm-level evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Bob Rijkers
5868: Export growth and diversification: the case of Peru Downloads
Javier Illescas and C. Felipe Jaramillo
5867: Estimating the long-term impacts of rural roads: a dynamic panel approach Downloads
Shahidur Khandker and Gayatri B. Koolwal
5866: Is informality welfare-enhancing structural transformation ? evidence from Uganda Downloads
Louise Fox and Obert Pimhidzai
5865: Can social safety nets alleviate seasonal deprivation ? evidence from northwest Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, M. Abdul Khaleque and Hussain Samad
5864: What drives the global"land rush"? Downloads
Rabah Arezki, Klaus Deininger and Harris Selod
5863: Wage rigidity and disinflation in emerging countries Downloads
Julian Messina and Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano
5862: Determinants of trade policy responses to the 2008 financial crisis Downloads
Kishore Gawande, Bernard Hoekman and Yue Cui
5861: The elusive quest for supply response to cash-crop market reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of cotton Downloads
Claire Delpeuch and Antoine Leblois
5860: Financial sector ups and downs and the real sector: big hindrance, little help Downloads
Joshua Aizenman, Brian Pinto and Vladyslav Sushko
5859: To give or to forgive ? aid versus debt relief Downloads
Tito Cordella and Alessandro Missaley
5858: Higher wages, lower pay: public vs. private sector compensation in Peru Downloads
Andrea Coppola and Calvo-Gonzalez, Oscar
5857: ECCAS's infrastructure: a regional perspective Downloads
Rupa Ranganathan and Vivien Foster
5856: Employment growth patterns in South Asia: some evidence from interim enterprise survey data Downloads
Klaus Friesenbichler
5855: Enrichment with growth Downloads
Michael Klein
5854: Financial development: structure and dynamics Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Erik Feyen and Alain Ize
5853: The labor supply and retirement behavior of China's older workers and elderly in comparative perspective Downloads
John Giles, Dewen Wang and Wei Cai
5852: Competition and innovation-driven inclusive growth Downloads
Mark A. Dutz, Ioannis Kessides, Stephen O'Connell and Robert D. Willig
5851: Livelihoods and the allocation of emergency assistance after the Haiti earthquake Downloads
Damien Échevin
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, Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys 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 Briceno-Garmendia, Cecilia M.
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
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