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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
Anos-Casero, Paloma 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 V. 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
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
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
4796: Global Food Price Inflation: Implications for South Asia, Policy Reactions, and Future Challenges Downloads
Sadiq Ahmed
4795: Can the Introduction of a Minimum Wage in FYR Macedonia Decrease the Gender Wage Gap? Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola
4794: Endogenous Institution Formation under a Catching-up Strategy in Developing Countries1 Downloads
Justin Lin and Daniel Li
4793: Progress in Participation in Tertiary Education in India from 1983 to 2004 Downloads
Mehtabul Azam and Andreas Blom
4792: Explaining Enterprise Performance in Developing Countries with Business Climate Survey Data Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier, Maximilian Hirn and Stephane Straub
4791: Does Inflation Targeting Matter for Output Growth? Evidence from Industrial and Emerging Economies Downloads
Andre Mollick, Rene Cabral and Francisco Carneiro
4790: Expanding Trade within Africa: The Impact of Trade Facilitation Downloads
Dominique Njinkeu, John S. Wilson and Bruno Powo Fosso
4789: Can Maquila Booms Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Honduras Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Maurizio Bussolo and Oscar Nunez
4788: Drivers and obstacles to banking SMEs: the role of competition and the institutional framework Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria and Sergio Schmukler
Claudio Raddatz and Sergio Schmukler
Ariel Dinar, Shaikh Mahfuzur Rahman, Donald Larson and Philippe Ambrosi
4785: Bank Financing for SMEs around the World: Drivers, Obstacles, Business Models, and Lending Practices Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Martinez Peria
4784: Almost Random: Evaluating a Large-Scale Randomized Nutrition Program in the Presence of Crossover Downloads
Sebastian Linnemayr and Harold Alderman
4783: Social Transfers, Labor Supply and Poverty Reduction: The Case of Albania Downloads
Andrew Dabalen, Talip Kilic and Waly Wane
Aaditya Mattoo and Deepak Mishra
Erol H. Cakmak, Hasan Dudu, Dürdane Saracoğlu, Xinshen Diao, Terry Roe and Yacov Tsur
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