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5445: Payment systems, inside money and financial intermediation Downloads
Ouarda Merrouche and Erlend Nier
5444: The impact of the financial crisis on new firm registration Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
5443: Poverty and inequality maps for rural Vietnam: an application of small area estimation Downloads
Cuong Nguyen, Tran Ngoc Truong and Roy van der Weide
5442: Banking sector stability, efficiency, and outreach in Kenya Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Robert Cull, Michael Fuchs, Jared Getenga, Peter Gatere, John Randa and Mircea Trandafir
5441: Macroeconomic volatility after trade and capital account liberalization Downloads
Cosimo Pancaro
5440: In aid we trust: hearts and minds and the Pakistan earthquake of 2005 Downloads
Tahir Andrabi and Jishnu Das
5439: The impact of the global financial crisis on off-farm employment and earnings in rural China Downloads
Jikun Huang, Huayong Zhi, Zhurong Huang, Scott Rozelle and John Giles
5438: Identification strategy: a field experiment on dynamic incentives in rural credit markets Downloads
Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang
5437: Research for development: a World Bank perspective on future directions for research Downloads
Development Economics Senior Vice Presidency
5436: Taking stock of antidumping, safeguards, and countervailingduties, 1990-2009 Downloads
Chad Bown
5435: China: global crisis avoided, robust economic growth sustained Downloads
Gallina Andronova Vincelette, Alvaro Manoel, Ardo Hansson and Louis Kuijs
5434: Macroprudential stress-testing practices of central banks in central and south eastern Europe: an overview and challenges ahead Downloads
Martin Melecký and Anca Pruteanu-Podpiera
5433: The economic impact of international remittances on poverty and household consumption and investment in Indonesia Downloads
Richard Adams and Alfredo Cuecuecha
5432: Mashup indices of development Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5431: The financial crisis and its impacts on global agriculture Downloads
Justin Lin and Will Martin
5430: The worldwide governance indicators: methodology and analytical issues Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
5429: Financial protection of the state against natural disasters: a primer Downloads
Francis Ghesquiere and Olivier Mahul
5428: Conflicts and returns to stability in developing countries: a comparative analysis Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5427: Liability structure in small-scale finance: evidence from a natural experimen Downloads
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
5426: Trade and economic growth: evidence on the role of complementarities for CAFTA-DR countries Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Virginia Poggioa
5425: How and why does history matter for development policy ? Downloads
Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter and Vijayendra Rao
5424: Distributions in motion: economic growth, inequality, and poverty dynamics Downloads
Francisco Ferreira
5423: Political economy of infrastructure spending in India Downloads
Stuti Khemani
5422: Economic valuation of development projects: a case study of a non-motorized transport project in India Downloads
Hua Wang, Ke Fang and Yuyan Shi
5421: The value of statistical life: a contingent investigation in China Downloads
Hua Wang and Jie He
5420: Environmental performance rating and disclosure: an empirical investigation of China's green watch program Downloads
Yanhong Jin, Hua Wang and David Wheeler
5419: The impact of environmental performance rating and disclosure: an empirical analysis of perceptions by polluting firms'managers in China Downloads
Yanhong Jin, Hua Wang and David Wheeler
5418: What explains aid project success in post-conflict situations ? Downloads
Lisa Chauvet, Paul Collier and Marguerite Duponchel
5417: Global value chains in the electronics industry: was the crisis a window of opportunity for developing countries ? Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Momoko Kawakami
5416: Microeconomic consequences and macroeconomic causes of foreign direct investment in southern African economies Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Taye Mengistae and Lixin Xu
5415: Does respondent reticence affect the results of corruption surveys ? evidence from the world bank enterprise survey for Nigeria Downloads
Bianca Clausen, Aart Kraay and Peter Murrell
5414: Explaining variation in child labor statistics Downloads
Andrew Dillon, Elena Bardasi, Kathleen Beegle and Pieter Serneels
5413: Performance of Fe y Alegria high school students in Colombia: is it a matter of Fe (faith) or Alegria (joy) ? Downloads
Juan Carlos Parra and Quentin Wodon
5412: Improving wastewater use in agriculture: an emerging priority Downloads
Susanne M. Scheierling, Carl Bartone, Duncan D. Mara and Pay Drechsel
5411: Advanced biofuel technologies: status and barriers Downloads
Jay J. Cheng and Govinda Timilsina
5410: Costs of taxation and benefits of public goods with multiple taxes and goods Downloads
James Anderson and Will Martin
5409: Integrating land financing into subnational fiscal management Downloads
George E. Peterson and Olga Kaganova
5408: Credit constraints and the north-south transmission of crises Downloads
Ha Nguyen
5407: Export entrepreneurs: evidence from Peru Downloads
Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
5406: Second-generation biofuels: economics and policies Downloads
Miguel Carriquiry, Xiaodong Du and Govinda Timilsina
5405: Economic freedom, human rights, and the returns to human capital: an evaluation of the Schultz hypothesis Downloads
Elizabeth King, Claudio Montenegro and Peter Orazem
5404: Novel indicators of the trade and welfare effects of agricultural distortions in OECD countries Downloads
Kym Anderson and Johanna Croser
5403: How do governments respond to food price spikes ? lessons from the past Downloads
Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen
5402: The effects of business environments on development: surveying new firm-level evidence Downloads
Lixin Xu
5401: Unpleasant surprises: sovereign default determinants and prospects Downloads
Luca Bandiera, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma and Gallina A. Vincelette
5400: A control function approach to estimating dynamic probit models with endogenous regressors, with an application to the study of poverty persistence in China Downloads
John Giles and Irina Murtazashvili
5399: Public debt management in emerging market economies: has this time been different ? Downloads
Phillip R. D. Anderson, Anderson Caputo Silva and Velandia-Rubiano, Antonio
5398: Foreign bank participation in developing countries: what do we know about the drivers and consequences of this phenomenon? Downloads
Robert Cull and Maria Martinez Peria
5397: A diagnostic framework for assessing public investment management Downloads
Anand Rajaram, Tuan Minh Le, Nataliya Biletska and Jim Brumby
5396: The role of standards in global value chains Downloads
Raphael Kaplinsky
5395: Experimental approaches in migration studies Downloads
David McKenzie and Dean Yang
5394: The economic consequences of"brain drain"of the best and brightest: microeconomic evidence from five countries Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
5393: Why aredeveloping countries so slow in adopting new technologies ? the aggregate and complementary impact of micro distortions Downloads
Raphael Bergoeing, Norman Loayza and Facundo Piguillem
5392: Do we need a zero pure time preference or the risk of climate catastrophes to justify a 2C global warming target ? Downloads
P. Dumas, Jean-Charles Hourcade and B. Perrissin Fabert
5391: Finding the tipping point -- when sovereign debt turns bad Downloads
Mehmet Caner, Thomas Grennes and Koehler-Geib, Fritzi
5390: Social security distortions onto the labor market: estimates for Colombia Downloads
Jose Cuesta and Mauricio Olivera
5389: Are innovating firms victims or perpetrators ? tax evasion, bribe payments, and the role of external finance in developing countries Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
5388: Poverty, living conditions, and infrastructure access: a comparison of slums in Dakar, Johannesburg, and Nairobi Downloads
Sumila Gulyani, Debabrata Talukdar and Darby Jack
5387: Provision of water to the poor in Africa: experience with water standposts and the informal water sector Downloads
Sarah Keener, Manuel Luengo and Sudeshna Banerjee
5386: The impact of infrastructure spending in Sub-Saharan Africa: a CGE modeling approach Downloads
Jean-Francois Perrault, Luc Savard and Antonio Estache
5385: Crop production and road connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis Downloads
Paul Dorosh, Hyoung-Gun Wang, Liangzhi You and Emily Schmidt
5384: Cost recovery, equity, and efficiency in water tariffs: evidence from African utilities Downloads
Sudeshna Banerjee, Vivien Foster, Yvonne Ying, Heather Skilling and Quentin Wodon
5383: Equity in climate change: an analytical review Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
5382: Labor supply and retirement policy in an overlapping generations model with stochastic fertility Downloads
Ole Hagen Jorgensen and Svend E. Hougaard Jensen
5381: Do middle-income countries continue to have the ability to deal with the global financial crisis ? Downloads
Ralph van Doorn, Vivek Suri and Sudarshan Gooptu
5380: Sovereign debt distress and corporate spillover impacts Downloads
Mansoor Dailami
5379: Industry and skill wage premiums in east Asia Downloads
Emanuela di Gropello and Christos Sakellariou
5378: Climate change and trade policy: from mutual destruction to mutual support Downloads
Patrick Messerlin
5377: CATalytic insurance: the case of natural disasters Downloads
Tito Cordella and Eduardo Levy Yeyati
5376: Entrepreneurship and the extensive margin in export growth: a microeconomic accounting of Costa Rica's export growth during 1997-2007 Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Andres Rodriguez-Clare and Yi Xu
5375: On measuring scientific influence Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Adam Wagstaff
5374: The World Bank's publication record Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Adam Wagstaff
5373: Is the level of financial sector development a key determinant of private investment in the power sector ? Downloads
Lika Ba, Farid Gasmi and Paul Noumba Um
5372: Crisis preparedness and debt management in low income countries: strengthening institutions and policy frameworks Downloads
Dana Weist, Eriko Togo and Abha Prasad
5371: Placing the 2006/08 commodity price boom into perspective Downloads
John Baffes and Tassos Haniotis
5370: Child ability and household human capital investment decisions in Burkina Faso Downloads
Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
5369: Regional economic growth in Mexico: recent evolution and the role of governance Downloads
Eli Weiss and David Rosenblatt
5368: Estimates of trade-related adjustment costs in Syria Downloads
Jamus Lim and Christian Saborowski
5367: How can public spending help you grow? an empirical analysis for developing countries Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Moreno-Dodson, Blanca
5366: Export discoveries, diversification and barriers to entry Downloads
Bailey Klinger and Daniel Lederman
5365: Education, labor rights, and incentives: contract teacher cases in the indian courts Downloads
Nick Robinson and Varun Gauri
5364: Biofuels: markets, targets and impacts Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Ashish Shrestha
5363: Bank competition in the Middle East and northern Africa region Downloads
Diego Anzoategui, Maria Martinez Peria and Roberto Rocha
5362: Managing subnational credit and default risks Downloads
Lili Liu and Michael Waibel
5361: Aid for trade: building on progress today for tomorrow's future Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and John S. Wilson
5360: Are banks too big to fail or too big to save ? International evidence from equity prices and CDS spreads Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
5359: Implementing carbon tariffs: a fool's errand ? Downloads
Michael Moore
5358: Investment in job training: why are SMES lagging so much behind ? Downloads
Rita Almeida and Reyes Aterido
5357: An empirical analysis of the effects of climate variables on national level economic growth Downloads
Casey Brown, Robyn Meeks, Yonas Ghile and Kenneth Hunu
5356: Shadow economies all over the world: new estimates for 162 countries from 1999 to 2007 Downloads
Friedrich Schneider, Andreas Buehn and Claudio Montenegro
5355: Markets for cotton by-products: global trends and implications for African cotton producers Downloads
John Baffes
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
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