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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 Fernandez-Stark, Karina
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
5254: Can disaggregated indicators identify governance reform priorities ? Downloads
Aart Kraay and Norikazu Tawara
5253: Measuring financial access around the world Downloads
Jake Kendall, Nataliya Mylenko and Alejandro Ponce
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
Essama-Nssah, B. 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 Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina
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
Anos-Casero, Paloma 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
Anos-Casero, Paloma and Valentina Rollo
5220: Estimating the fiscal multiplier in Argentina Downloads
Anos-Casero, Paloma, 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
Lopez-Acevedo , Gladys 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
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