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5354: Global imbalances before and after the global crisis Downloads
Luis Servén and Ha Nguyen
5353: The global financial crisis and development thinking Downloads
F. Rogers
5352: U.S. antidumping: much ado about zeroing Downloads
Chad Bown and Thomas Prusa
5351: China's marriage market and upcoming challenges for elderly men Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Avraham Ebenstein and Ethan Jennings Sharygin
5350: Political capture of decentralization: vote-buying through grants-financed local jurisdictions Downloads
Stuti Khemani
5349: The publicity"defect"of customary law Downloads
Varun Gauri
5348: Corruption and productivity: firm-level evidence from the BEEPS survey Downloads
Donato De Rosa, Nishaal Gooroochurn and Holger Gorg
5347: Trade and regional inequality Downloads
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
5346: Empirical econometric evaluation of alternative methods of dealing with missing values in investment climate surveys Downloads
Alvaro Escribano, Jorge Pena and J. Luis Guasch
5345: Changing contributions of different agricultural policy instruments to global reductions in trade and welfare Downloads
Johanna Croser and Kym Anderson
5344: Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 Downloads
Johanna Croser and Kym Anderson
5343: Characterizing the business cycles of emerging economies Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Rodrigo Fuentes
5342: Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries: the role of education Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante and David Wheeler
5341: The economy-wide effects of further trade reforms in Tunisia's services sectors Downloads
Philippa Dee and Ndiame Diop
5340: The DR-CAFTA and the extensive margin: a firm-level analysis Downloads
Ana Cristina Molina, Maurizio Bussolo and Leonardo Iacovone
5339: Measuring the technical efficiency of airports in Latin America Downloads
Sergio Perelman and Tomas Serebrisky
5338: Inheritance law reform and women's access to capital: evidence from India's Hindu succession act Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Aparajita Goyal and Hari Nagarajan
5337: Revisiting between-group inequality measurement: an application to the dynamics of caste inequality in two Indian villages Downloads
Peter Lanjouw and Vijayendra Rao
5336: The growth report and new structural economics Downloads
Justin Lin and Celestin Monga
5335: Are health shocks different ? evidence from a multi-shock survey in Laos Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Magnus Lindelow
5334: Potential implications of a special safeguard mechanism in the WTO: the case of wheat Downloads
Thomas Hertel, Will Martin and Amanda M. Leister
5333: Factors that predispose youth to risk in Mexico and Chile Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Emilie Bagby
5332: Energy access, efficiency, and poverty: how many households are energy poor in Bangladesh ? Downloads
Douglas F. Barnes, Shahidur Khandker and Hussain Samad
5331: Seasonal and extreme poverty in Bangladesh: evaluating an ultra-poor microfinance project Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, M. A. Baqui Khalily and Hussain Samad
5330: Effects of the crisis on the automotive industry in developing countries: a global value chain perspective Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Johannes Van Biesebroeck
5329: Analyzing trade competitiveness: a diagnostics approach Downloads
Thomas Farole, Jose Guilherme Reis and Swarnim Wagle
5328: Trade credit contracts Downloads
Leora Klapper, Luc Laeven and Raghuram Rajan
5327: Delivering service indicators in education and health in Africa: a proposal Downloads
Tessa Bold, Bernard Gauthier, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
5326: Consumer protection and financial literacy: lessons from nine country studies Downloads
Susan L. Rutledge
5325: A summary and update of developing annuities markets: the experience of Chile Downloads
Roberto Rocha and Heinz P. Rudolph
5324: The political, regulatory and market failures that caused the US financial crisis Downloads
David Tarr
5323: Obstacles to growth for small and medium enterprises in Turkey Downloads
Murat Seker and Paulo Guilherme Correa
5322: The impact of the business environment on young firm financing Downloads
Larry W. Chavis, Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
5321: Deals versus rules: policy implementation uncertainty and why firms hate it Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Gita Khun-Jush and Lant Pritchett
5320: MDG achievements, determinants and resource needs: what has been learnt ? Downloads
Jann Lay
5319: Is there a distress risk anomaly ? pricing of systematic default risk in the cross section of equity returns Downloads
Deniz Anginer and Celim Yildizhan
5318: Liquidity clienteles: transaction costs and investment decisions of individual investors Downloads
Deniz Anginer
5317: Infrastructure in Latin America Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
5316: The Washington consensus: assessing a damaged brand Downloads
Nancy Birdsall, Augusto de la Torre and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
5315: Information, direct access to farmers, andrural market performance in central India Downloads
Aparajita Goyal
5314: Regional trade agreements Downloads
Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
5313: Growth identification and facilitation: the role of the state in the dynamics of structural change Downloads
Justin Lin and Celestin Monga
5312: Financial globalization and the Russian crisis of 1998 Downloads
Brian Pinto and Sergei Ulatov
5311: Fiscal competition in developing countries: a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature Downloads
Thierry Madiès and Jean-Jacques Dethier
5310: Trade and migration with renewable natural resources: out-of-steady-state dynamics Downloads
Ramon Lopeza
5309: The effects of domestic climate change measures on international competitiveness Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Hong Ma and Muthukumara Mani
5308: The evolution of agricultural trade flows Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Francis Ng
5307: The impact of water supply variability on treaty cooperation between international bilateral river basin riparian states Downloads
Ariel Dinar, Brian Blankespoor, Shlomi Dinar and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
5306: Fiscal adjustment and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: overview and lessons from the current downturn Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5305: Social protection in Latin America: achievements and limitations Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and David Robalino
5304: Health, demographic transition and economic growth Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen
5303: Rigidities in employment protection and exporting Downloads
Murat Seker
5302: Access to water, women's work and child outcomes Downloads
Gayatri Koolwal and Dominique van de Walle
5301: Developing countries and monitoring WTO commitments in response to the global economic crisis Downloads
Chad Bown
5300: North-south trade-related technology diffusion: virtuous growth cycles in Latin America Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Yanling Wang
5299: Decentralization (localization) and corruption: new cross-country evidence Downloads
Maksym Ivanyna and Anwar Shah
5298: Thirty-five years of long-run energy forecasting: lessons for climate change policy Downloads
Jean-Charles Hourcade and Franck Nadaud
5297: Small state regional cooperation, south-south and south-north migration, and international trade Downloads
Maurice Schiff
5296: Carbon offsets with endogenous environmental policy Downloads
Jon Strand
5295: Inertia in infrastructure development: some analytical aspects, and reasons for inefficient infrastructure choices Downloads
Jon Strand
5294: Trade crisis and recovery: restructuring of global value chains Downloads
William Milberg and Deborah Winkler
5293: Can subjective well-being predict unemployment length ? Downloads
Dimitris Mavridis
5292: Universal minimum old age pensions: impact on poverty and fiscal cost in 18 Latin American countries Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier, Pierre Pestieau and Rabia Ali
5291: China's export growth and the China safeguard: threats to the world trading system ? Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
5290: Aid quality and donor rankings Downloads
Stephen Knack, F. Rogers and Nicholas Eubank
5289: Designing the payout Phase of pension systems: policy issues, constraints and options Downloads
Roberto Rocha and Dimitri Vittas
5288: The payout phase of pension systems: a comparison of five countries Downloads
Roberto Rocha, Dimitri Vittas and Heinz P. Rudolph
5287: Increasing public expenditure efficiency in oil-rich economies: a proposal Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Tuan Minh Le and Gaël Raballand
5286: Assessing poverty and distributional impacts of the global crisis in the Philippines: a microsimulation approach Downloads
Bilal Habib, Ambar Narayan, Sergio Olivieri and Carolina Sanchez-Paramo
5285: OECD imports: diversification and quality search Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Madina Kukenova and Vanessa Strauss-Kahn
5284: Poverty lines across the world Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5283: Understanding the impact of economic shocks on labor market outcomes in developing countries: an application to Indonesia and Mexico Downloads
Catalina Gutierrez, Pierella Paci and Beom S. Park
5282: A framework for assessing systemic risk Downloads
Miquel Dijkman
5281: The global apparel value chain, trade and the crisis: challenges and opportunities for developing countries Downloads
Gary Gereffi and Stacey Frederick
5280: Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate: potential damages and adaptation cost Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huq Khan, Manjur Murshed Zahid Ahmed, Nandan Mukherjee, Malik Fida Khan and Kiran Pandey
5279: Trade and financial sector reforms: interactions and spillovers Downloads
Ashley Taylor
5278: Will the crisis affect the economic recovery in eastern European countries ? evidence from firm level data Downloads
Paulo Correa and Mariana Iootty
5277: Rethinking multipliers in a globalized world Downloads
Raj Nallari and Leopold Engozogo Mba
5276: Designing the payout phase of funded pension pillars in central and eastern European countries Downloads
Dimitri Vittas, Heinz Rudolph and John Pollner
5275: Water, sanitation and children's health: evidence from 172 DHS surveys Downloads
Isabel Günther and Günther Fink
5274: Is protectionism on the rise ? assessing national trade policies during the crisis of 2008 Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Ileana Neagu Constantinescu and Alessandro Nicita
5273: Internal migration in Ghana: determinants and welfare impacts Downloads
Charles Ackah and Denis Medvedev
5272: Openness and technological innovation in East Asia: have they increased the demand for skills ? Downloads
Rita Almeida
5271: Cambodia 1998-2008: an episode of rapid growth Downloads
Stephane Guimbert
5270: Accommodating migration to promote adaptation to climate change Downloads
Jon Barnett and Michael Webber
5269: Enterprise recovery following natural disasters Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
5268: Accounting for selectivity and duration-dependent heterogeneity when estimating the impact of emigration on incomes and poverty in sending areas Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Steven Stillman
5267: Micro efficiency and macro growth Downloads
Raj Nallari and Nihal Bayraktar
5266: Within-school tracking in south Korea: an analysis using Pisa 2003 Downloads
Kevin Macdonald and Harry Patrinos
5265: Aid for trade, infrastructure, and the growth effects of trade reform: issues and implications for Caribbean countries Downloads
Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
5264: A preliminary analysis of the impact of a Ukraine-EU free trade agreement on agriculture Downloads
Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, Sebastian Hess and Bernhard Brummer
5263: The impact of the 1999 education reform in Poland Downloads
Maciej Jakubowski, Harry Patrinos, Emilio Ernesto Porta and Jerzy Wisniewski
5262: The offshore services value chain: developing countries and the crisis Downloads
Gary Gereffi and Karina Fernandez-Stark
5261: Export performance and trade facilitation reform: hard and soft infrastructure Downloads
Alberto Portugal-Perez and John S. Wilson
5260: The remitting patterns of African migrants in the OECD Downloads
Albert Bollard, David McKenzie and Melanie Morten
5259: Cash or condition ? evidence from a cash transfer experiment Downloads
Sarah Baird, Craig Mcintosh and Berk Özler
5258: Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people: lessons from six case studies Downloads
Donald Larson and John Nash
5257: Gender-targeted conditional cash transfers: enrollment, spillover effects and instructional quality Downloads
Amer Hasan
5256: Time allocation in rural households: the indirect effects of conditional cash transfer programs Downloads
Amer Hasan
5255: Russian trade and foreign direct investment policy at the crossroads Downloads
David Tarr and Natalya Volchkova
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