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5252: Measuring monetary policy in open economies Downloads
Diego Cerdeiro
5251: Can donor coordination solve the aid proliferation problem ? Downloads
Aminur Rahman and Yasuyuki Sawada
5250: Undervaluation through foreign reserve accumulation: static losses, dynamic gains Downloads
Anton Korinek and Luis Servén
5249: A counterfactual analysis of the poverty impact of economic growth in Cameroon Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah and Léandre Bassole
5248: The effects of school-based management in the Philippines: an initial assessment using administrative data Downloads
Nidhi Khattri, Cristina Ling and Shreyasi Jha
5247: Publishing construction contracts and outcome details Downloads
Charles Kenny
5246: Skills, exports, and the wages of five million Latin American workers Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Rafael Dix Carneiro, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
5245: Using mixed methods in monitoring and evaluation: experiences from international development Downloads
Michael Bamberger, Vijayendra Rao and Michael Woolcock
5244: Going digital: credit effects of land registry computerization in India Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Aparajita Goyal
5243: 'Red flags of corruption'in world bank projects: an analysis of infrastructure contracts Downloads
Charles Kenny and Maria Musatova
5242: Quantitative value chain analysis: an application to Malawi Downloads
Hardwick Tchale and John Keyser
5241: Till geography do us part ? prolegomena to an economic and monetary union between the Dominican Republic and Haiti Downloads
Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
5240: Long-term fiscal risks and sustainability in an oil-rich country: the case of Russia Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, Karlis Smits, Nina Budina and Sweder van Wijnbergen
5239: Will the clean development mechanism mobilize anticipated levels of mitigation ? Downloads
Shaikh M. Rahman, Ariel Dinar and Donald Larson
5238: Assessing ex ante the poverty and distributional impact of the global crisis in a developing country: a micro-simulation approach with application to Bangladesh Downloads
Bilal Habib, Ambar Narayan, Sergio Olivieri and Carolina Sanchez-Paramo
5237: Of floods and droughts: the economic and financial crisis of 2008 Downloads
Roumeen Islam and Raj Nallari
5236: The ethnicity distraction ? political credibility and partisan preferences in Africa Downloads
Philip Keefer
5235: Incomplete markets and fertilizer use: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Zerfu and Donald Larson
5234: Benefit incidence analysis: are government health expenditures more pro-rich than we think ? Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
5233: Corporate governance and public corruption Downloads
Ana Cusolito
5232: Assessing the financial vulnerability to climate-related natural hazards Downloads
Reinhard Mechler, Stefan Hochrainer, Georg Pflug, Alexander Lotsch and Keith Williges
5231: A closer look at child mortality among Adivasis in India Downloads
Maitreyi Das, Soumya Kapoor and Denis Nikitin
5230: Financial transactions tax: panacea, threat, or damp squib ? Downloads
Patrick Honohan and Sean Yoder
5229: Price levels and economic growth: making sense of the PPP changes between ICP rounds Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5228: Intellectual property rights and the TRIPS agreement: an overview of ethical problems and some proposed solutions Downloads
Jorn Sonderholm
5227: Rethinking market discipline in banking: lessons from the financial crisis Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou
5226: Productivity, welfare and reallocation: theory and firm-level evidence Downloads
Susanto Basu, Luigi Pascali, Fabio Schiantarelli and Luis Servén
5225: Estimating the import content of Argentine exports Downloads
Paloma Anos-Casero and Bernardo Díaz de Astarloa
5224: What explains stock markets'vulnerability to the 2007-2008 crisis ? Downloads
Tatiana Didier, Inessa Love and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
5223: Self-enforcing trade agreements: evidence from time-varying trade policy Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
5222: Trade openness reduces growth volatility when countries are well diversified Downloads
Mona E. Haddad, Jamus Lim and Christian Saborowski
5221: Argentina: trade patterns and challenges ahead Downloads
Paloma Anos-Casero and Valentina Rollo
5220: Estimating the fiscal multiplier in Argentina Downloads
Paloma Anos-Casero, Diego Cerdeiro and Riccardo Trezzi
5219: Equilibrium fictions: a cognitive approach to societal rigidity Downloads
Karla Hoff and Joseph Stiglitz
5218: The impact of the investment climate on employment growth: does Sub-Saharan Africa mirror other low-income regions ? Downloads
Reyes Aterido and Mary Hallward-Driemeier
5217: Intellectual property rights, human capital and the incidence of R&D expenditures Downloads
Claudio Bravo-Ortega and Daniel Lederman
5216: Learning from the Chinese miracle: development lessons for Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Ali Zafar
5215: The impact of economic shocks on global undernourishment Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari and Hassan Zaman
5214: Distance and regionalization of trade for low-income countries Downloads
Celine Carrere, Jaime de Melo and John Wilson
5213: Finances of Egyptian listed firms and the performance of the Egyptian stock exchange Downloads
Erik Feyen
5212: The taxation of motor fuel: international comparison Downloads
Eduardo Ley and Jessica Boccardo
5211: Building countercyclical fiscal policies in Latin America: the international experience Downloads
Mario A. Gutierrez and Julio E. Revilla
5210: The short-term impact of higher food prices on poverty in Uganda Downloads
Kenneth Simler
5209: The impact of roads on poverty reduction: a case study of Cameroon Downloads
Marie Gachassin, Boris Najman and Gaël Raballand
5208: Climate cost uncertainty, retrofit cost uncertainty, and infrastructure closedown: a framework for analysis Downloads
Jon Strand and Sebastian Miller
5207: A new approach to producing geographic profiles of HIV prevalence: an application to Malawi Downloads
Oleksiy Ivaschenko and Peter Lanjouw
5206: What happens when the market shifts to China ? the Gabon timber and Thai cassava value chains Downloads
Raphael Kaplinsky, Anne Terheggen and Julia Tijaja
5205: What are the implications for global value chains when the market shifts from the north to the south ? Downloads
Raphael Kaplinsky and Masuma Farooki
5204: Measuring inequality of opportunity with imperfect data: the case of Turkey Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Jérémie Gignoux and Meltem Aran
5203: When the rivers run dry: liquidity and the use of wholesale funds in the transmission of the U.S. subprime crisis Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
5202: Mortgage finance in central and eastern Europe -- opportunity or burden ? Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Katie Kibuuka and Erwin Tiongson
5201: What are the links between aid volatility and growth ? Downloads
Anil Markandya, Vladimir Ponczek and Soonhwa Yi
5200: Formulas and flexibility in trade negotiations: sensitive agricultural products in the WTO's Doha agenda Downloads
Sebastien Jean, David Laborde Debucquet and Will Martin
5199: To what extent are Bangladesh's recent gains in poverty reduction different from the past? Downloads
Aphichoke Kotikula, Ambar Narayan and Hassan Zaman
5198: Safe and sound banking: a role for countercyclical regulatory requirements ? Downloads
Gerard Caprio
5197: New structural economics: a framework for rethinking development Downloads
Justin Lin
5196: Development strategies: integrating governance and growth Downloads
Brian Levy and Francis Fukuyama
5195: Export restraints on russian natural gas and raw timber: what are the economic impacts ? Downloads
David Tarr
5194: Trade in'virtual carbon': empirical results and implications for policy Downloads
Giles Atkinson, Kirk Hamilton, Giovanni Ruta and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
5193: The economics of renewable energy expansion in rural Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Craig Meisner, Siobhan Murray and David Wheeler
5192: Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked ? results from a survey experiment in Tanzania Downloads
Elena Bardasi, Kathleen Beegle, Andrew Dillon and Pieter Serneels
5191: Assessing the impact of infrastructure quality on firm productivity in Africa: cross-country comparisons based on investment climate surveys from 1999 to 2005 Downloads
Alvaro Escribano, J. Luis Guasch and Jorge Pena
5190: Paying primary health care centers for performance in Rwanda Downloads
Paulin Basinga, Paul J. Gertler, Agnes Binagwaho, Agnes L.B. Soucat, Jennifer R. Sturdy and Christel M.J. Vermeersch
5189: The determinants of wealth and gender inequity in cognitive skills in Latin America Downloads
Kevin Macdonald, Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Juliana Guaqueta, Harry Patrinos and Emilio Porta
5188: An institutional approach to balancing international monetary relations: the case for a US-China settlement facility Downloads
Nadia Piffaretti and Sergio Rossi
5187: Bosnia and Herzegovina's surprising export performance: back to the past in a new veil but will It last ? Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Francis Ng
5186: Mexico: impact evaluation of sme programs using panel firm data Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Monica Tinajero
5185: Private education provision and public finance: the Netherlands Downloads
Harry Patrinos
5184: What constrains Africa's exports ? Downloads
Caroline Freund and Nadia Rocha
5183: Dysfunctional finance: positive shocks and negative outcomes Downloads
Karla Hoff
5182: Earthquake propensity and the politics of mortality prevention Downloads
Philip Keefer, Eric Neumayer and Thomas Plumper
5181: Citizen-centric governance indicators: measuring and monitoring governance by listening to the people and not the interest groups Downloads
Maksym Ivanyna and Anwar Shah
5180: Potential benefits and risks of increased aid flows to Burundi Downloads
Hannah Nielsen and Dorsati Madani
5179: A note on the economic cost of climate change and the rationale to limit it below 2°C Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Patrice Dumas and Jean-Charles Hourcade
5178: The inter-linkages between rapid growth in livestock production, climate change, and the impacts on water resources, land use, and deforestation Downloads
Philip K. Thornton and Mario Herrero
5177: Infrastructure and economic growth in Egypt Downloads
Norman Loayza and Rei Odawara
5176: At the frontier of practical political economy: operationalizing an agent-based stakeholder model in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Region Downloads
Barbara Nunberg, Naazneen Barma, Mark Abdollahian, Amanda Green and Deborah Perlman
5175: Hegelian macroeconomics -- the dialectics of global imbalances Downloads
Celestin Monga
5174: Valuation effects with transitory and trend productivity shocks Downloads
Ha Nguyen
5173: Understanding options for public-private partnerships in infrastructure: sorting out the forest from the trees: BOT, DBFO, DCMF, concession, lease Downloads
Jeffrey John Delmon
5172: Sponsoring a race to the top: the case for results-based intergovernmental finance for merit goods Downloads
Anwar Shah
5171: Taxes and caps as climate policy instruments with domestic and imported fuels Downloads
Jon Strand
5170: Social impacts of climate change in Chile: a municipal level analysis of the effects of recent and future climate change on human development and inequality Downloads
Lykke Andersen and Dorte Verner
5169: National drought insurance for Malawi Downloads
Joanna Syroka and Antonio Nucifora
5168: Developing countries, dispute settlement, and the advisory centre on WTO law Downloads
Chad Bown and Rachel McCulloch
5167: Price elasticity of nonresidential demand for energy in south eastern Europe Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
5166: Trade finance in crisis: should developing countries establish export credit agencies ? Downloads
Jean-Pierre Chauffour, Christian Saborowski and Ahmet I. Soylemezoglu
5165: Krueger/Schiff/Valdes revisited: agricultural price and trade policy reform in developing countries since 1960 Downloads
Kym Anderson
5164: Contrasting future paths for an evolving global climate regime Downloads
Scott Barrett and Michael Toman
5163: "green stimulus,"economic recovery, and long-term sustainable development Downloads
Jon Strand and Michael Toman
5162: International aid and financial crises in donor countries Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Stephen Knack and F. Rogers
5161: Density and disasters: economics of urban hazard risk Downloads
Somik Lall and Uwe Deichmann
5160: The margins of labor cost adjustment: survey evidence from European firms Downloads
Jan Babecký, Philip Du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Martina Lawless, Julian Messina and Tairi Room
5159: Downward nominal and real wage rigidity: survey evidence from European firms Downloads
Jan Babecký, Philip Du Caju, Theodora Kosma, Martina Lawless, Julian Messina and Tairi Room
5158: Soil fertility, fertilizer, and the maize green revolution in East Africa Downloads
Tomoya Matsumoto and Takashi Yamano
5157: Corruption and confidence in public institutions: evidence from a global survey Downloads
Bianca Clausen, Aart Kraay and Zsolt Nyiri
5156: Importing, exporting and innovation in developing countries Downloads
Murat Seker
5155: The impact of trade in services on factor incomes: results from a global simulation Model Downloads
Syud Ahmed
5154: Are irrigation rehabilitation projects good for poor farmers in Peru ? Downloads
Gayatri Datar and Ximena V. Del Carpio
5153: International growth spillovers, geography and infrastructure Downloads
Mark Roberts and Uwe Deichmann
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