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4896: Does higher openness cause more real exchange rate volatility ? Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Megumi Kubota
4895: Zooming in: from aggregate volatility to income distribution Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Eduardo Levy Yeyati
4894: Does tougher import competition foster product quality upgrading ? Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Caroline Paunov
4893: Stockpiles of obsolete pesticides and cleanup priorities: a methodology and application for Tunisia Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Craig Meisner and David Wheeler
4892: Implications of WTO disciplines for special economic zones in developing countries Downloads
Stephen Creskoff and Peter Walkenhorst
4891: Career placement of skilled migrants in the U.S. labor market: a dynamic approach Downloads
Ileana Neagu Constantinescu
4890: Enabling conditions for second pillars of pension systems Downloads
Heinz Rudolph and Roberto Rocha
4889: Orphanhood and the living arrangements of children in sub-saharan Africa Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Deon Filmer, Andrew Stokes and Lucia Tiererova
4888: Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Norman Loayza, Luis Servén and Naotaka Sugawara
4887: Poverty effects of higher food prices: a global perspective Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos and Denis Medvedev
4886: Longer-term economic impacts of self-help groups in india Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Yanyan Liu
4885: Determinants of repayment performance in Indian micro-credit groups Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Yanyan Liu
4884: Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Yanyan Liu
4883: Fertility response to natural disasters: the case of three high mortality earthquakes Downloads
Jocelyn Finlay
4882: Natural resources and reforms Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Simeon Djankov
4881: Is low coverage of modern infrastructure services in African cities due to lack of demand or lack of supply ? Downloads
Quentin Wodon, Sudeshna Banerjee, Amadou Diallo and Vivien Foster
4880: Trends in household coverage of modern infrastructure services in Africa Downloads
Sudeshna Banerjee, Amadou Diallo, Vivien Foster and Quentin Wodon
4879: The performance of decentralized school systems: evidence from Fe y Alegría in Venezuela Downloads
Hunt Allcott and Daniel E. Ortega
4878: Local sources of financing for infrastructure in Africa: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Jacqueline Irving and Astrid Manroth
4877: Health investments and economic growth: macroeconomic evidence and microeconomic foundations Downloads
William Jack and Maureen Lewis
4876: The performance of Bulgarian food markets during reform Downloads
Donald Larson and Alexander Sarris
4875: Economic modeling of income, different types of capital and natural disasters Downloads
Anil Markandya and Suzette Galinato
4874: Natural disasters and the dynamics of intangible assets Downloads
Ramon Lopez
4873: Small businesses in south Africa: who outsources tax compliance work and why ? Downloads
Jacqueline Coolidge, Domagoj Ilic and Gregory Kisunko
4872: Multilateral debt relief through the eyes of financial markets Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
4871: Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa Downloads
Delfin Go, Marna Kearney, Vijdan Korman, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
4870: Professional services and development: a study of Mozambique Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Aaditya Mattoo
4869: Firms'productive performance and the investment climate in developing economies: an application to MENA manufacturing Downloads
Tidiane Kinda, Patrick Plane and Marie-Ange Véganzonès
4868: Wind power development: economics and policies Downloads
Gerrit van Kooten and Govinda Timilsina
4867: A review of regulatory instruments to control environmental externalities from the transport sector Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Hari Dulal
4866: Energy demand models for policy formulation: a comparative study of energy demand models Downloads
Subhes C. Bhattacharyya and Govinda Timilsina
4865: Global distortions to agricultural markets: new indicators of trade and welfare impacts, 1955 to 2007 Downloads
Peter J. Lloyd, Johanna L. Croser and Kym Anderson
4864: How do agricultural policy restrictions to global trade and welfare differ across commodities ? Downloads
Peter J. Lloyd, Johanna L. Croser and Kym Anderson
4863: Fiscal health of selected Indian cities Downloads
Simanti Bandyopadhyay and M. Govinda Rao
4862: Natural disasters and human capital accumulation Downloads
Jesus Crespo Cuaresma
4861: The current account as a dynamic portfolio choice problem Downloads
Tatiana Didier and Alexandre Lowenkron
4860: Long-term financial incentives and investment in daughters: evidence from conditional cash transfers in north India Downloads
Nistha Sinha and Joanne Yoong
4859: Welfare impacts of rural electrification: a case study from Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Douglas F. Barnes and Hussain Samad
4858: Poverty decline, agricultural wages, and non-farm employment in rural India: 1983-2004 Downloads
Peter Lanjouw and Rinku Murgai
4857: Transactional sex as a response to risk in western Kenya Downloads
Jonathan Robinson and Ethan Yeh
4856: Market integration and structural transformation in a poor rural economy Downloads
Mans Soderbom and Bob Rijkers
4855: Bidders'entry and auctioneer's rejection: applying a double selection model to road procurement auctions Downloads
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi
4854: (UN)Bundling infrastructure procurement: evidence from water supply and sewage projects Downloads
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi
4853: Auctions with endogenous participation and quality thresholds: evidence from ODA infrastructure procurement Downloads
Antonio Estache and Atsushi Iimi
4852: Transforming natural resource wealth into sustained growth and poverty reduction: a conceptual framework for Sub-Saharan African oil exporting countries Downloads
Achille Toto Same
4851: Inclusive growth analytics: framework and application Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Susanna Lundstrom
4850: The demographic and socio-economic distribution of excess mortality during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda Downloads
Damien de Walque and Philip Verwimp
4849: Global income distribution and poverty in the absence of agricultural distortions Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael De Hoyos and Denis Medvedev
4848: Assessing the impact of political economy factors on rules of origin under NAFTA Downloads
Alberto Portugal-Perez
4847: No more cutting class ? reducing teacher absence and providing incentives for performance Downloads
F. Rogers and Emiliana Vegas
4846: Is there an incipient turnaround in Asia's"missing girls"phenomenon ? Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Woojin Chung and Li Shuzhuo
4845: The impact of EU accession on human capital formation: can migration fuel a brain gain ? Downloads
Emily Farchy
4844: Weakly relative poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
4843: Connecting lagging and leading regions: the role of labor mobility Downloads
Somik Lall, Christopher Timmins and Shouyue Yu
4842: Regulatory reform: integrating paradigms Downloads
Augusto de la Torre and Alain Ize
4841: What drives firm productivity growth ? Downloads
Paloma Anos-Casero and Charles Udomsaph
4840: The business of product innovation: international empirical evidence Downloads
Daniel Lederman
4839: Determinants of international emergency aid - humanitarian need only ? Downloads
Günther Fink and Silvia Redaelli
4838: Local financial development and growth Downloads
Jake Kendall
4837: Bank activity and funding strategies: the impact on risk and returns Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
4836: The use and misuse of computers in education: evidence from a randomized experiment in Colombia Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Leigh Linden
4835: Democracy and reforms Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Simeon Djankov
4834: Foreign informational lobbying can enhance tourism: evidence from the Caribbean Downloads
Kishore Gawande, William Maloney and Gabriel Montes Rojas
4833: Age at first child: does education delay fertility timing ? the case of Kenya Downloads
Céline Ferré
4832: Valuing mortality and morbidity in the context of disaster risks Downloads
Maureen Cropper and Sebnem Sahin
4831: Wealth: Crucial but Not Sufficient Evidence from Pakistan on Economic Growth, Child Labor, and Schooling Downloads
Xiaohui Hou
4830: Determinants of Economic Growth: A Bayesian Panel Data Approach Downloads
Enrique Moral-Benito
4829: Low-Income Countries' Access to Private Debt Markets Downloads
Doug Hostland
4828: North-South Trade-related Technology Diffusion, Brain Drain and Productivity Growth: Are Small States Different? Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Yanling Wang
4827: Measuring Skilled Migration Rates: The Case of Small States Downloads
Frédéric Docquier and Maurice Schiff
4826: The Regional Dimension of North-South Trade-Related R&D Spillovers Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Yanling Wang
4825: Cross-border purchases of health services: a case study on Austria and Hungary Downloads
Andreas J. Obermaier
4824: Measuring Subjective Expectations in Developing Countries: A Critical Review and New Evidence Downloads
Adeline Delavande, Xavier Gine and David McKenzie
4823: Why do people die in earthquakes ? the costs, benefits and institutions of disaster risk reduction in developing countries Downloads
Charles Kenny
4822: Leveling the Intra-household Playing Field: Compensation and Specialization in Child Labor Allocation Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio and Karen Macours
4821: Social health insurance vs. tax-financed health systems - evidence from the OECD Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
4820: A Curse of Comparison? Evidence on Reference Groups for Relative Income Concerns Downloads
Alice Kuegler
4819: Convergence in institutions and market outcomes: cross-country and time-series evidence from the business environment and enterprise performance surveys in transition economies Downloads
Pradeep Mitra, Alexander Muravyev and Mark Schaffer
4818: Political Institutions and Human Development Does Democracy Fulfill its 'Constructive' and 'Instrumental' Role? Downloads
Sebastian Vollmer and Maria Ziegler
4817: THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN 16 INDIAN STATES Downloads
Giuseppe Iarossi
4816: The Developing World's Bulging (but Vulnerable) "Middle Class" Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4815: Main Drivers of Income Inequality in Central European and Baltic Countries: Some Insights from Recent Household Survey Data Downloads
Salman Zaidi
4814: Vocational Schooling, Labor Market Outcomes, and College Entry Downloads
Dandan Chen
4813: Month of Birth and Children's Health in India Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Sergiy Radyakin
4812: Measuring beginner reading skills: An empirical evaluation of alternative instruments and their potential use for policymaking and accountability in Peru Downloads
Ines Kudo and Jorge Bazan
4811: Effects of privatization and ownership in transition economies Downloads
Saul Estrin, Jan Hanousek, Evžen Kočenda and Jan Svejnar
4810: Unemployment and Worker-Firm Matching Theory and Evidence from East and West Europe Downloads
Daniel Münich and Jan Svejnar
4809: Banking in Brazil: Structure, Performance, Drivers, and Policy Implications Downloads
Eduardo Urdapilleta and Constantinos Stephanou
4808: Globalization and innovation in emerging markets Downloads
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Jan Svejnar and Katherine Terrell
4807: Are all the sacred cows dead ? implications of the financial crisis for macro and financial policies Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Luis Servén
4806: Public Finance, Security, and Development: A Framework and an Application to Afghanistan Downloads
William Byrd and Stephane Guimbert
4805: Grand Corruption in Utilities Downloads
Charles Kenny and Tina Søreide
4804: PURSUING EFFICIENCY WHILE MAINTAINING OUTREACH: BANK PRIVATIZATION IN TANZANIA Downloads
Robert Cull and Connor P. Spreng
4803: Sources of Welfare Disparities across and within Regions of Brazil: Evidence from the 2002-03 Household Budget Survey Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias and Roy Katayama
4802: The Political Economy of Village Sanitation in South India: Capture or Poor Information? Downloads
Radu Ban, Monica Das Gupta and Vijayendra Rao
4801: Modeling Services Liberalization: The Case of Tanzania Downloads
Jesper Jensen, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
4800: Fungibility and the impact of development assistance: evidence from Vietnam's health sector Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
4799: China's Integration with the World: Development as a Process of Learning and Industrial Upgrading Downloads
Justin Yifu and Yan Wang
4798: Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania: Evidence from a Tracking Survey Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
4797: Trade Policy, Trade Costs, and Developing Country Trade Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Alessandro Nicita
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