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4780: Reform and Inequality during the Transition: An Analysis Using Panel Household Survey Data, 1990-2005 Downloads
Branko Milanovic and Lire Ersado
4779: Lessons from World Bank Research on Financial Crises Downloads
Development Research Group
4778: The Impacts of Cash and In-Kind Transfers on Consumption and Labor Supply: Experimental Evidence from Rural Mexico Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias and Teresa Gonzalez-Cossio
4777: Public Participation, Teacher Accountability, and School Outcomes:Findings from Baseline Surveys in Three Indian States Downloads
Priyanka Pandey, Sangeeta Goya and Venkatesh Sundararaman
4776: Community Participation in Public Schools: The Impact of Information Campaigns in Three Indian States Downloads
Priyanka Pandey, Sangeeta Goya and Venkatesh Sundararaman
4775: Migration and Education Decisions in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Framework Downloads
Sebastien Dessus and Charbel Nahas
4774: Centralization, Decentralization, and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Mehmet Tosun and Serdar Yilmaz
4773: Sovereign rents and the quality of tax policy and administration Downloads
Stephen Knack
4772: How does geographic distance affect credit market access in Niger ? Downloads
Jose Antonio Pedrosa Garcia and Quy-Toan Do
4771: The typology of partial credit guarantee funds around the world Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Leora Klapper and Juan Carlos Mendoza
4770: Crises, capital controls, and financial integration Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Sergio Schmukler and Neeltje Van Horen
4769: Endowments, location or luck ? evaluating the determinants of sub-national growth in decentralized Indonesia Downloads
Neil McCulloch and Bambang Suharnoko Sjahrir
4768: Macro-micro feedback links of water management in South Africa: CGE analyses of selected policy regimes Downloads
R. Hassan, James Thurlow, Terry Roe, Xinshen Diao, S. Chumi. and Y. Tsur
4767: Strengthening local government budgeting and accountability Downloads
Michael Schaeffer and Serdar Yilmaz
4766: In search of the missing resource curse Downloads
Daniel Lederman and William Maloney
4765: Catastrophe risk pricing: an empirical analysis Downloads
Morton Lane and Olivier Mahul
4764: Impacts of land certification on tenure security, investment, and land markets: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Ayalew Ali and Tekie Alemu
4763: Bailing out the world's poorest Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4762: Populist fiscal policy Downloads
Stuti Khemani and Waly Wane
4761: Carbon markets, institutions, policies, and research Downloads
Donald Larson, Philippe Ambrosi, Ariel Dinar, Shaikh Mahfuzur Rahman and Rebecca Entler
4760: The short and longer term potential welfare impact of global commodity inflation in Tanzania Downloads
Sebastien Dessus
4759: Cash transfers, behavioral changes, and cognitive development in early childhood: evidence from a randomized experiment Downloads
Karen Macours, Norbert Schady and Renos Vakis
4758: How China's farmers adapt to climate change Downloads
Jinxia Wang, Robert Mendelsohn, Ariel Dinar and Jikun Huang
4757: The effect of male migration for work on employment patterns of females in nepal Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Elena Glinskaya
4756: The 2007 meltdown in structured securitization: searching for lessons, not scapegoats Downloads
Gerard Caprio, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Edward Kane
4755: Intrahousehold inequality and child gender bias in Ethiopia Downloads
Feridoon Koohi-Kamali
4754: Market power and the matching of trade credit terms Downloads
Daniela Fabbri and Leora Klapper
4753: Taxation and capital structure: evidence from a transition economy Downloads
Leora Klapper and Konstantinos Tzioumis
4752: In pursuit of balance: randomization in practice in development field experiments Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
4751: Does regionalism affect trade liberalization toward non-members ? Downloads
Antoni Estevadeordal, Caroline Freund and Emanuel Ornelas
4750: Export surges: the oower of a competitive currency Downloads
Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
4749: The market for retirement products in Australia Downloads
Gregory Gordon Brunner and Craig Thorburn
4748: The market for retirement products in Sweden Downloads
Edward Palmer
4747: Political alternation as a restraint on investing in influence: evidence from the post-communist transition Downloads
Branko Milanovic, Karla Hoff and Shale Horowitz
4746: Are women more credit constrained ? experimental evidence on gender and microenterprise returns Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
4745: Potential impact of higher food prices on poverty: summary estimates for a dozen west and central African countries Downloads
Quentin Wodon, Clarence Tsimpo, Prospere Backiny-Yetna, George Joseph, Franck Adoho and Harold Coulombe
4744: Assessing the potential impact on poverty of rising cereals prices: the case of Mali Downloads
George Joseph and Quentin Wodon
4743: Assessing the geographic impact of higher food prices in Guinea Downloads
Harold Coulombe and Quentin Wodon
4742: Rice prices and poverty in Liberia Downloads
Clarence Tsimpo and Quentin Wodon
4741: Comparing the impact of food and energy price shocks on consumers: a social accounting matrix analysis for Ghana Downloads
Juan Carlos Parra and Quentin Wodon
4740: Assessing the potential impact on poverty of rising cereals prices: the case of Ghana Downloads
Quentin Wodon, Clarence Tsimpo and Harold Coulombe
4739: Impact of rising rice prices and policy responses in Mali: simulations with a dynamic CGE model Downloads
Kofi Nouve and Quentin Wodon
4738: Rising food prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: poverty impact and policy responses Downloads
Quentin Wodon and Hassan Zaman
4737: Race, immigration, and the U.S. labor marke t: contrasting the outcomes of foreign born and native blacks Downloads
Damien de Walque
4736: Making regional cooperation work for South Asia's poor Downloads
Sadiq Ahmed and Ejaz Ghani
4735: Multilateralism beyond Doha Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
4734: The growth of transport cector CO2 emissions and underlying factors in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Govinda Timilsina and Ashish Shrestha
4733: Is the developing world catching up ? global convergence and national rising dispersion Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael De Hoyos and Denis Medvedev
4732: The impact of remittances on poverty and inequality in Ghana Downloads
Richard Adams, Alfredo Cuecuecha and John Page
4731: Governance, corruption, and trade in the Asia Pacific region Downloads
Kazutomo Abe and John S. Wilson
4730: Foreign direct investment in services and manufacturing productivity growth: evidence for Chile Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Caroline Paunov
4729: The great proletarian cultural revolution, disruptions to education, and returns to schooling in urban China Downloads
John Giles, Albert Park and Meiyan Wang
4728: Determinants of choice of migration destination Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Forhad Shilpi
4727: The relevance of a rules-based maize marketing policy: an experimental case study of Zambia Downloads
Klaus Abbink, Thomas Jayne and Lars Moller
4726: The sub prime crisis: implications for emerging markets Downloads
William B. Gwinner and Anthony Sanders
4725: Decentralization, economic development, and growth in Turkish provinces Downloads
Mehmet Tosun and Serdar Yilmaz
4724: Simulating the impact of geographic targeting on poverty alleviation in Morocco: what are the gains from disaggregation ? Downloads
Mohammed Douidich, Abdeljouad Ezzrari and Peter Lanjouw
4723: Multi-product exporters: diversification and micro-level dynamics Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone and Beata Javorcik
4722: Promotion with and without learning: effects on student enrollment and dropout behavior Downloads
Elizabeth King, Peter Orazem and Elizabeth M. Paterno
4721: Institutions and labor market outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Louise Fox and Ana Maria Oviedo
4720: General trends in competition policy and investment regulation in mandatory defined contribution markets in Latin America Downloads
Mariam Dayoub and Esperanza Lasagabaster
4719: Why trade facilitation matters to Africa ? Downloads
Alberto Portugal-Perez and John S. Wilson
4718: Black hole or black gold ? the impact of oil and gas prices on Indonesia's public finances Downloads
Cut Dian R.D. Agustina, Francisco Arze del Granado, Tim Bulman, Wolfgang Fengler and Mohamad Ikhsan
4717: How will climate change shift agro-ecological zones and impact African agriculture ? Downloads
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Mendelsohn
4716: Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions Downloads
Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman and Norbert Schady
4715: Hunting for Leopards: long run country income dynamics in Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4714: Individual and country-level factors affecting support for foreign aid Downloads
Pamela Paxton and Stephen Knack
4713: Household investment under violence - the Colombian case Downloads
Rebekka E. Grun
4712: Infrastructure and economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
4711: Mainstreaming climate adaptation into development assistance in Mozambique: Institutional barriers and opportunities Downloads
Diana Sietz, Maria Boschutz, Richard JT Klein and Alexander Lotsch
4710: Trade diversion under selective preferential market access Downloads
Ingo Borchert
4709: Refinements to the probabilistic approach to fiscal sustainability analysis Downloads
Nathaniel Frank and Eduardo Ley
4708: Job creation and labor reform in Latin America Downloads
David Kaplan
4707: Technology adoption and the investment climate: firm-level evidence for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Paulo G. Correa, Ana Fernandes and Chris J. Uregian
4706: A road to trust Downloads
Julien Labonne and Robert S. Chase
4705: Does gender matter for firm performance ? evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Shwetlena Sabarwal and Katherine Terrell
4704: Gender and asset ownership: a guide to collecting individual-level data Downloads
Cheryl Doss, Caren Grown and Carmen Diana Deere
4703: The developing world is poorer than we thought, but no less successful in the fight against poverty Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
4702: Poverty alleviation and child labor Downloads
Eric Edmonds and Norbert Schady
4701: Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling and child health Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Norbert Schady
4700: Rising income inequality in China: a race to the top Downloads
Xubei Luo and Nong Zhu
4699: Who is coming from Vanuatu to New Zealand under the new recognized Seasonal employer program ? Downloads
David McKenzie, Pilar Garcia Martinez and L. Winters
4698: How pro-poor is the selection of seasonal migrant workers from Tonga under New Zealand's recognized seasonal employer program ? Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie and Halahingano Rohorua
4697: A positive stigma for child labor ? Downloads
Harry Patrinos and M. Najeeb Shafiq
4696: Bank competition and financial stability Downloads
Allen N. Berger, Leora Klapper and Rima Turk-Ariss
4695: Transportation fuel use, technology and standards: The role of credibility and expectations Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland and Torben Mideksa
4694: Does child labor always decrease with income ? an evaluation in the context of a development program in Nicaragua Downloads
Ximena V. Del Carpio
4693: Financing rural development for a harmonious society in China: recent reforms in public finance and their prospects Downloads
Achim Fock and Christine Wong
4692: Political violence and economic growth Downloads
Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
4691: Comparing constraints to economic stabilization in Macedonia and Slovakia: macro estimates with micro narratives Downloads
Martin Melecký and Evgenij Najdov
4690: Domestic water pricing with household surveys: a study of acceptability and willingness to pay in Chongqing, China Downloads
Hua Wang, Jian Xie and Honglin Li
4689: China and central and eastern European countries: regional networks, global supply chain, or international competitors? Downloads
K.C. Fung, Iikka Korhonen, Ke Li and Francis Ng
4688: Are skills rewarded in Sub-Saharan Africa ? determinants of wages and productivity in the manufacturing sector Downloads
Louise Fox and Ana Maria Oviedo
4687: Patterns of international capital raisings Downloads
Juan Carlos Gozzi, Ross Levine and Sergio Schmukler
4686: Timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs Downloads
Elizabeth King and Jere Behrman
4685: Kenya's quest for growth stabilization and reforms - but political stability ? Downloads
Luca Bandiera, Praveen Kumar and Brian Pinto
4684: Referendum, response, and consequences for Sudan: the game between juba and khartoum Downloads
Ibrahim Elbadawi, Gary Milante and Costantino Pischedda
4683: Aid, service delivery, and the millennium development goals in an economy-wide framework Downloads
François Bourguignon, Carolina Diaz-Bonilla and Hans Lofgren
4682: A note on rising food prices Downloads
Donald Mitchell
4681: Assessing interactions among education, social insurance, and labor market policies in a general equilibrium framework: an application to Morocco Downloads
Mohamed Marouani and David Robalino
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