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5126: Regionalizing telecommunications reform in West Africa Downloads
Ioannis Kessides, Roger Noll and Nancy C. Benjamin
5125: Export promotion agencies revisited Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Lucy Payton
5124: Disparities in labor market performance in the Philippines Downloads
Xubei Luo
5123: Reconciling climate change and trade policy Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Arvind Subramanian, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe and Jianwu He
5122: Female-owned firms in Latin America: characteristics, performance, and obstacles to growth Downloads
Miriam Bruhn
5121: Can global de-carbonization inhibit developing country industrialization ? Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Arvind Subramanian, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe and Jianwu He
5120: Education and wage differentials in the Philippines Downloads
Xubei Luo and Takanobu Terada
5119: Mandated benefits, employment, and inequality in a dual economy Downloads
Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro
5118: The association between remarriage and HIV infection: evidence from national HIV surveys in Africa Downloads
Damien de Walque and Rachel Kline
5117: Climate volatility and poverty vulnerability in Tanzania Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Thomas Hertel, David B. Lobell, Navin Ramankutty, Ana R. Rios and Pedram Rowhani
5116: Everything you always wanted to know about wto accession (but were afraid to ask) Downloads
Olivier Cattaneo and Carlos A. Primo Braga
5115: Trade in health services: what's in it for developing countries ? Downloads
Olivier Cattaneo
5114: Breaking the waves ? does education mediate the relationship between youth bulges and political violence ? Downloads
Bilal Barakat and Henrik Urdal
5113: Remittances and the brain drain revisited: the microdata show that more educated migrants remit more Downloads
Albert Bollard, David McKenzie, Melanie Morten and Hillel Rapoport
5112: Inter-firm trade finance in times of crisis Downloads
Anna Maria Menichini
5111: Innovating development finance - from financing sources to financial solutions Downloads
Navin Girishankar
5110: Urban youth bulges and social disorder: an empirical study of Asian and Sub-Saharan African cities Downloads
Henrik Urdal and Kristian Hoelscher
5109: Public interest litigation in India: overreaching or underachieving ? Downloads
Varun Gauri
5108: How do local-level legal institutions promote development ? Downloads
Varun Gauri
5107: Left behind to farm ? women's labor re-allocation in rural China Downloads
Ren Mu and Dominique van de Walle
5106: Mind the neighbors: the impact of productivity and location on firm turnover Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Fraser Thompson
5105: Infrastructure and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Paul Noumba Um, Stephane Straub and Charles Vellutini
5104: Poverty in Latin America: sources of welfare disparities in ecuador Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys and Monica Tinajero
5103: Has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms ? Downloads
Gaurav Datt and Martin Ravallion
5102: U.S.-Japan and U.S.-China trade conflict: export growth, reciprocity, and the international trading system Downloads
Chad Bown and Rachel McCulloch
5101: Korea and the BICs (Brazil, India and China): catching up experiences Downloads
V. Chandra, Osorio-Rodarte , I. and C. A. Primo Braga
5100: Barriers to competition in Croatia: the role of government regulation Downloads
Donato De Rosa, Madzarevic-Sujster, Sanja, Ana-Maria Boromisa and Velimir Sonje
5099: Impacts of policy instruments to reduce congestion and emissions from urban transportation: the case of Sao Paulo, Brazil Downloads
Alex Anas and Govinda Timilsina
5098: Why have CO2 emissions increased in the transport sector in Asia ? underlying factors and policy options Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Ashish Shrestha
5097: Constraints to growth in Malawi Downloads
Nicholas Lea and Lucia Hanmer
5096: Missing women and India's religious demography Downloads
Vani Borooah, Quy-Toan Do, Sriya Iyer and Shareen Joshi
5095: A polycentric approach for coping with climate change Downloads
Elinor Ostrom
5094: Coping with crises: why and how to protect employment and earnings Downloads
Pierella Paci, Ana Revenga and Bob Rijkers
5093: Can a market-assisted land redistribution program improve the lives of the poor ? evidence from Malawi Downloads
Gayatri Datar, Ximena Del Carpio and Vivian Hoffman
5092: Social impacts of climate change in Bolivia: a municipal level analysis of the effects of recent climate change on life expectancy, consumption, poverty and inequality Downloads
Lykke Andersen and Dorte Verner
5091: Social impacts of climate change in Peru: a district level analysis of the effects of recent and future climate change on human development and inequality Downloads
Lykke Andersen, Addy Suxo and Dorte Verner
5090: Designing cost-effective cash transfer programs to boost schooling among young women in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler
5089: The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women Downloads
Sarah Baird, Ephraim Chirwa, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler
5088: Achieving urban climate adaptation in Europe and Central Asia Downloads
JoAnn Carmin and Yan Zhang
5087: The dynamic effects of countercyclical fiscal stimulus on output in Tunisia Downloads
Ndiame Diop and Nizar Ben Abdallah
5086: Microfinance tradeoffs: regulation, competition, and financing Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
5085: Creative destruction and policy reforms: changing productivity effects of firm turnover in Moroccan manufacturing Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Fraser Thompson
5084: Who survives ? the impact of corruption, competition and property rights across firms Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
5083: Competitiveness assessment of tourism in Sierra Leone: a cluster-based approach Downloads
Mallika Shakya
5082: Evaluating SME support Programs in Chile using panel firm data Downloads
Hong Tan
5081: The power of exports Downloads
William Easterly, Ariell Reshef and Julia Schwenkenberg
5080: A comparative perspective on poverty reduction in Brazil, China and India Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5079: How will changes in globalization impact growth in south Asia ? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and Rahul Anand
5078: Banks and microbanks Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
5077: Remittance stability, cyclicality and stabilizing impact in developing countries Downloads
Ileana C. Neagu and Maurice Schiff
5076: Demographic and socioeconomic patterns of HIV/AIDS prevalence in Africa Downloads
Kathleen Beegle and Damien de Walque
5075: Implications of the growth of China and India for the other Asian giant: Russia Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Maros Ivanic and Will Martin
5074: Governance in health care delivery: raising performance Downloads
Maureen Lewis and Gunilla Pettersson Gelander
5073: How to improve public health systems: lessons from Tamil Nadu Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, B.R. Desikachari, T.V. Somanathan and P. Padmanaban
5072: What explains the cost of remittances ? an examination across 119 country corridors Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
5071: Pricing externalities from passenger transportation in Mexico city Downloads
Ian Parry and Govinda Timilsina
5070: Distributional impact analysis of past climate variability in rural Indonesia Downloads
Outi Korkeala, David Newhouse and Mafalda Duarte
5069: The pattern of growth and poverty reduction in China Downloads
Jose G. Montalvo and Martin Ravallion
5068: An analysis of various policy instruments to reduce congestion, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in Beijing Downloads
Alex Anas, Govinda Timilsina and Siqi Zheng
5067: Cyclical effects of bank capital requirements with imperfect credit markets Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva
5066: Do value-added estimates add value ? accounting for learning dynamics Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja and Tristan Zajonc
5065: Exchange rate and output fluctuations in the small open economy of Mauritius Downloads
Fabiano Bastos and Jose Angelo Divino
5064: Aid for trade facilitation Downloads
Matthias Helble, Catherine Mann and John S. Wilson
5063: Climate change and the economics of targeted mitigation in sectors with long-lived capital stock Downloads
Zmarak Shalizi and Franck Lecocq
5062: The complementarity of MDG achievements: the case of child mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jann Lay and Anne-Sophie Robilliard
5061: Global inequality recalculated: the effect of new 2005 PPP estimates on global inequality Downloads
Branko Milanovic
5060: Crisis and protection in the automotive industry: a global value chain perspective Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Johannes Van Biesebroeck
5059: Exchange rates during the crisis Downloads
Sebastian Weber and Charles Wyplosz
5058: Climate change and individual behavior: considerations for policy Downloads
Andrea Liverani
5057: Welfare impacts of rural electrification: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Douglas French Barnes, Shahidur Khandker, Minh Huu Nguyen and Hussain Samad
5056: The long and the short of emerging market debt Downloads
Luis Opazo, Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
5055: Endowment structures, industrial dynamics, and economic growth Downloads
Jiandong Ju, Justin Lin and Yong Wang
5054: Comparing Apples with....Apples: how to make (more) sense of subjective rankings of constraints to business Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Reyes Aterido
5053: "Revenue management"effects related to financial flows generated by climate policy Downloads
Jon Strand
5052: FDI protectionism is on the rise Downloads
Karl P. Sauvant
5051: The global resort to antidumping, safeguards, and other trade remedies amidst the economic crisis Downloads
Chad Bown
5050: Smoke in the water: the use of tariff policy flexibility in crises Downloads
Liliana Foletti, Marco Fugazza, Alessandro Nicita and Marcelo Olarreaga
5049: The Euro-mediterranean partnership: trade in services as an alternative to migration ? Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Caglar Ozden
5048: Measuring household usage of financial services: does it matter how or whom You Ask ? Downloads
Robert Cull and Kinnon Scott
5047: Criss-crossing globalization: uphill flows of skill-intensive goods and foreign direct investment Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
5046: Do poorer countries have less capacity for redistribution ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
5045: Assessing the adjustment implications of trade policy changes using TRIST (tariff reform impact simulation tool) Downloads
Paul Brenton, Christian Saborowski, Cornelia Staritz and Erik von Uexkull
5044: Global inequality and the global inequality extraction ratio: the story of the past two centuries Downloads
Branko Milanovic
5043: Technology adoption and factor proportions in open economies: theory and evidence from the global computer industry Downloads
Ana P. Cusolito and Daniel Lederman
5042: Causality between external debt and capital flight in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack
5041: Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war Downloads
Quy-Toan Do
5040: Caste and punishment: the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement Downloads
Karla Hoff, Mayuresh Kshetramade and Ernst Fehr
5039: The wrath of God: macroeconomic costs of natural disasters Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
5038: Toward a theory of optimal financial structure Downloads
Justin Lin, Xifang Sun and Ye Jiang
5037: The long-run impacts of adult deaths on older household members in Tanzania Downloads
Achyuta Adhvaryu and Kathleen Beegle
5036: Revising the roads investment strategy in rural areas: an application for Uganda Downloads
Gaël Raballand, Patricia Macchi, Dino Merotto and Carly Petracco
5035: The value of vocational education: high school type and labor market outcomes in Indonesia Downloads
David Newhouse and Daniel Suryadarma
5034: Reshaping the international monetary architecture: lessons from Keynes'plan Downloads
Nadia Piffaretti
5033: Measuring the quality of education and health services: the use of perception data from Indonesia Downloads
Basab Dasgupta, Ambar Narayan and Emmanuel Skoufias
5032: Big constraints to small firms'growth ? business environment and employment growth across firms Downloads
Reyes Aterido, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Carmen Pages
5031: Changes in cross-border trade costs in the Pan-Arab free trade area, 2001-2008 Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Jamel Zarrouk
5030: China: urban services and governance Downloads
Hana Brixi
5029: Privatization and nationalization cycles Downloads
Roberto Chang, Constantino Hevia and Norman Loayza
5028: International grain reserves and other instruments to address volatility in grain markets Downloads
Brian Wright
5027: Ex-ante methods to assess the impact of social insurance policies on labor supply with an application to Brazil Downloads
David Robalino and Eduardo Zylberstajn
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