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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
5573: Does management matter ? evidence from India Downloads
Nicholas Bloom, Benn Eifert, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
5572: What drives the development of the insurance sector ? an empirical analysis based on a panel of developed and developing countries Downloads
Erik Feyen, Rodney Lester and Roberto Rocha
5571: Gender and finance in Sub-Saharan Africa: are women disadvantaged ? Downloads
Reyes Aterido, Thorsten Beck and Leonardo Iacovone
5570: Related lending and banking development Downloads
Robert Cull, Stephen Haber and Masami Imai
5569: Sudden stops: are global and local investors alike ? Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Megumi Kubota
5568: Designing climate change adaptation policies: an economic framework Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Franck Lecocq and Christian De Perthuis
5567: The highway concession system in Italy: history, regulation and politics Downloads
Nicola Limodio
5565: Why Does cargo spend weeks in African ports ? the case of Douala, Cameroon Downloads
Salim Refas and Thomas Cantens
5564: How do governments respond after catastrophes ? natural-disaster shocks and the fiscal stance Downloads
Martin Melecký and Claudio Raddatz
5563: How business is done and the'doing business'indicators: the investment climate when firms have climate control Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Lant Pritchett
5562: The impact of climate change on global tropical storm damages Downloads
Robert Mendelsohn, Kerry Emanuel and Shun Chonabayashi
5561: The impact of climate change on hurricane damages in the United States Downloads
Robert Mendelsohn, Kerry Emanuel and Shun Chonabayashi
5560: The possibility of a rice green revolution in large-scale irrigation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Yuko Nakano, Ibrahim Bamba, Aliou Diagne, Keijiro Otsuka and Kei Kajisa
5559: Mass media and public services: the effects of radio access on public education in Benin Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
5558: Impact of migration on economic and social development: a review of evidence and emerging issues Downloads
Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra and Elina Scheja
5557: Emigration and democracy Downloads
Frédéric Docquier, Elisabetta Lodigiani, Hillel Rapoport and Maurice Schiff
5556: The wage effects of immigration and emigration Downloads
Frédéric Docquier, Caglar Ozden and Giovanni Peri
5555: The impacts of climate variability on welfare in rural Mexico Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Katja Vinha and Hector V. Conroy
5554: Mapping vulnerability to climate change Downloads
Rasmus Heltberg and Bonch-Osmolovskiy, Misha
5553: Agriculture and development: a brief review of the literature Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier and Alexandra Effenberger
5552: Services liberalization in preferential trade arrangements: the case of Kenya Downloads
Edward Balistreri and David Tarr
5551: Design and implementation of environmental performance rating and public disclosure programs: a summary of issues and recommendations based on experiences in East Asian countries Downloads
Elisea G. Gozun, Benoit Laplante and Hua Wang
5550: Using repeated cross-sections to explore movements in and out of poverty Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Peter Lanjouw, Jill Luoto and David McKenzie
5549: The two poverty enlightenments: historical insights from digitized books spanning three centuries Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5548: Can we rely on cash transfers to protect dietary diversity during food crises ? estimates from Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Sailesh Tiwari and Hassan Zaman
5547: Signaling and technological marketing tools for exporters Downloads
Esteban Ferro
5546: Foreign aid and business bottlenecks: a study of aid effectiveness Downloads
Esteban Ferro and John S. Wilson
5545: Quantifying Carbon and distributional benefits of solar home system programs in Bangladesh Downloads
Limin Wang, Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Cosgrove-Davies, Mac and Hussain Samad
5544: Challenges for youth employment in Pakistan: are they youth-specific ? Downloads
Xiaohui Hou
5543: Empowering women: the effect of women's decision-making power on reproductive health services uptake -- evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Xiaohui Hou and Ning Ma
5542: Self-regulation in securities markets Downloads
John Carson
5541: Development Economics and the International Development Association Downloads
Cevdet Denizer, Jean-Jacques Dethier and Alan Gelb
5540: Sunk costs, market contestability, and the size distribution of firms Downloads
Ioannis Kessides and Li Tang
5539: Toward a sustainable global energy supply infrastructure: net energy balance and density considerations Downloads
Ioannis Kessides and David C. Wade
5538: Small and medium enterprises: a cross-country analysis with a new data set Downloads
Oya Ardic, Nataliya Mylenko and Valentina Saltane
5537: Access to financial services and the financial inclusion agenda around the world: a cross-country analysis with a new data set Downloads
Oya Ardic, Maximilien Heimann and Nataliya Mylenko
5536: Consumer protection laws and regulations in deposit and loan services: a cross-country analysis with a new data set Downloads
Oya Ardic, Joyce A. Ibrahim and Nataliya Mylenko
5535: Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows ? lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Malawi and policy implications Downloads
Gaël Raballand, Rebecca Thornton, Dean Yang, Jessica Goldberg, Niall Keleher and Annika Muller
5534: Determinants and dynamics of schooling and child labor in Bolivia Downloads
Francesco Grigoli and Giacomo Sbrana
5533: An empirical investigation of the nexus among money balances, commodity prices and consumer goods'prices Downloads
Francesco Grigoli
5532: Analyzing community responses to HIV and AIDS: operational framework and typology Downloads
Rodriguez-Garcia, Rosalia, Rene Bonnel, N'Della N'Jie, Jill Olivier, F. Brian Pascual and Quentin Wodon
5531: Crossing the threshold: an analysis of IBRD graduation policy Downloads
Jac Heckelman, Stephen Knack and F. Rogers
5530: Equity and public governance in health system reform: challenges and opportunities for China Downloads
Hana Brixi, Yan Mu, Beatrice Targa and David Hipgrave
5529: Saving and growth in Egypt Downloads
Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza
5528: Do procurement rules impact infrastructure investment efficiency ? an empirical analysis of inversao das fases in Sao Paulo state Downloads
Luis Blancas, Laura Chioda, Tito Cordella, Alexandre Oliveira and Felix Vardy
5527: Shrinking classroom age variance raises student achievement: evidence from developing countries Downloads
Liang Wang
5526: History of events and life-satisfaction in transition countries Downloads
Andrew Dabalen and Saumik Paul
5525: Proposals for WTO reform: a synthesis and assessment Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
5524: Unexploited gains from international diversification: patterns of portfolio holdings around the world Downloads
Tatiana Didier, Roberto Rigobon and Sergio Schmukler
5523: Containing systemic risk: paradigm-based perspectives on regulatory reform Downloads
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
5522: Food crisis, household welfare and HIV/AIDS treatment: evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga, A. Over and Julia Vaillant
5521: Youth employment transitions in Latin America Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Javier Bustos Salvagno
5520: The impacts of metering and climate conditions on residential electricity demand: the case of Albania Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
5519: Macroeconomic and policy implications of population aging in Brazil Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen
5518: Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR Downloads
Alison Buttenheim, Harold Alderman and Jed Friedman
5517: Services trade liberalization and regulatory reform: re-invigorating international cooperation Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo
5516: Infrastructure investments under uncertainty with the possibility of retrofit: theory and simulations Downloads
Jon Strand, Sebastian Miller and Sauleh Siddiqui
5515: Do private inspection programs affect trade facilitation ? Downloads
Irina Velea, Olivier Cadot and John S. Wilson
5514: Challenges of the mandatory funded pension system in the Russian Federation Downloads
Heinz P. Rudolph and Peter Holtzer
5513: The impacts of biofuel targets on land-use change and food supply: a global CGE assessment Downloads
Govinda Timilsina, John Beghin, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe and Simon Mevel
5512: Forecasting migrant remittances during the global financial crisis Downloads
Sanket Mohapatra and Dilip Ratha
5511: Trade barrier volatility and domestic price stabilization: evidence from agriculture Downloads
Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen
5510: Can China's rural elderly count on support from adult children ? implications of rural-to-urban migration Downloads
John Giles, Dewen Wang and Changbao Zhao
5509: Togo growth diagnostics Downloads
Susanna Lundstrom and Leonardo Garrido
5508: Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries Downloads
Céline Ferré, Francisco Ferreira and Peter Lanjouw
5507: The economics of natural disasters: concepts and methods Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte and Valentin Przyluski
5506: Understanding the benefits of regional integration to trade: the application of a gravity model to the case of Central America Downloads
Darwin Marcelo, Jordan Z. Schwartz and Aiga Stokenberga
5505: Mortgage lending in Korea: an example of a countercyclical macroprudential approach Downloads
Soon-taek Chang
5504: Barriers to household risk management: evidence from India Downloads
Shawn Cole, Xavier Gine, Jeremy Tobacman, Petia Topalova, Robert Townsend and James Vickery
5503: Students and the market for schools in Haiti Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes, Peter Holland and Gianmarco León
5502: Corporate vulnerability and bank stability: evidence from Jordan Downloads
Inessa Love
5501: Methods of household consumption measurement through surveys: experimental results from Tanzania Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, Jed Friedman and John Gibson
5500: How large is the government spending multiplier ? evidence from World Bank lending Downloads
Aart Kraay
5499: A framework for analyzing competition in the banking sector: an application to the case of Jordan Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
5498: A flaw in the model... that defines how the world works Downloads
Volker Bieta, Hellmuth Milde and Nadine Weber
5497: Firms operating under infrastructure and credit constraints in developing countries: the case of power generators Downloads
Philippe Alby, Jean-Jacques Dethier and Stephane Straub
5496: How do women weather economic shocks ? a review of the evidence Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal, Nistha Sinha and Mayra Buvinic
5495: Why multi-stakeholder groups succeed and fail Downloads
Rory Truex and Tina Søreide
5494: The full economic cost of groundwater extraction Downloads
Jon Strand
5493: The impact of business environment reforms on new firm registration Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
5492: On gender and growth: the role of intergenerational health externalities and women's occupational constraints Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Otaviano Canuto and Luiz Pereira da Silva
5491: Natural disasters and household welfare: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Timothy Thomas, Luc Christiaensen, Quy-Toan Do and Le Dang Trung
5490: The role of trade costs in global production networks: evidence from China's processing trade regime Downloads
Alyson C. Ma and Ari Van Assche
5489: Public credit registries as a tool for bank regulation and supervision Downloads
Matias Gutierrez Girault and Jane Hwang
5488: The development impact of a best practice seasonal worker policy Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
5487: Tajikistan: key priorities for climate change adaptation Downloads
Luca Barbone, Anna Reva and Salman Zaidi
5486: Antiretroviral therapy awareness and risky sexual behaviors: evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Damien de Walque, Harounan Kazianga and A. Over
5485: The binding constraint on firms'growth in developing countries Downloads
Hinh T. Dinh, Dimitris Mavridis and Hoa B. Nguyen
5484: Troubling tradeoffs in the Human Development Index Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5483: Did higher inequality impede growth in rural China ? Downloads
Dwayne Benjamin, Loren Brandt and John Giles
5482: Timeliness and contract enforceability in intermediate goods trade Downloads
Elisa Gamberoni, Rainer Lanz and Roberta Piermartini
5481: Regional trade policy options for Tanzania: the importance of services commitments Downloads
Jesper Jensen and David Tarr
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