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8394: Lobbying for capital tax benefits and misallocation of resources during a credit crunch Downloads
Gabriel Roberto Zaourak
8393: The impact of interest rate caps on the financial sector: evidence from commercial banks in Kenya Downloads
Mehnaz S. Safavian and Bilal Zia
8392: Paris climate agreement and the global economy: winners and losers Downloads
Muthukumara S. Mani, Zekarias Hussein, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan and Deepika Wadhwa
8391: Taxation and the shadow economy: how the tax system can stimulate and enforce the formalization of business activities Downloads
Rajul Awasthi and Michael Engelschalk
8390: Assessing fiscal space in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Chuhan-Pole,Punam and Yirbehogre Modeste Some
8389: Peacekeeping and development in fragile states: micro-level evidence from Liberia Downloads
Eric Mvukiyehe
8388: Why are so many water points in Nigeria non-functional?: an empirical analysis of contributing factors Downloads
Luis Andres, Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Basab Das Gupta, Jonathan Grabinsky and George Joseph
8387: Too small to be beautiful?: the farm size and productivity relationship in Bangladesh Downloads
Madhur Gautam and Mansur Ahmed
8386: What investors want: perceptions and experiences of multinational corporations in developing countries Downloads
Peter Kusek and Andrea Antonia Lim Silva
8385: Obstacles on the road to Palestinian economic growth Downloads
Roy van der Weide, Bob Rijkers, Brian Blankespoor and Alexei Sisulu Abrahams
8384: Public works programs and crime: evidence for El Salvador Downloads
Pablo Ariel Acosta and Emma Mercedes Monsalve Montiel
8383: Access to employment and property values in Mexico Downloads
Laura H. Atuesta, Ibarra-Olivo,J. Eduardo, Nancy Lozano Gracia and Uwe Deichmann
8382: Fiscal incentives and firm performance: evidence from the Dominican Republic Downloads
Alessandra Amendola, Marinella Boccia, Gianluca Mele and Luca Sensini
8381: Unemployment and violent extremism: evidence from Daesh foreign recruits Downloads
Mohamed Abdel Jelil, Kartika Bhatia, Anne Brockmeyer, Quy-Toan Do and Clément Joubert
8380: Growth, safety nets and poverty: assessing progress in Ethiopia from 1996 to 2011 Downloads
Ruth Hill and Eyasu Tsehaye
8379: Reflections of employers'gender preferences in job ads in India: an analysis of online job portal data Downloads
Afra Rahman Chowdhury, Ana Carolina Areias, Saori Imaizumi, Shinsaku Nomura and Futoshi Yamauchi
8378: Asymmetric information on noncognitive skills in the Indian labor market: an experiment in online job portal Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi, Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias and Afra Rahman Chowdhury
8377: General equilibrium effects of targeted cash transfers: nutrition impacts on non-beneficiary children Downloads
Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal and Junko Onishi
8376: Risk preferences and the decision to flee conflict Downloads
Lidia Ceriani and Paolo Verme
8375: Safety nets and natural disaster mitigation: evidence from cyclone Phailin in Odisha Downloads
Paul J. Christian, Eeshani Kandpal, Nethra Palaniswamy and Vijayendra Rao
8374: Eyes in the sky, boots on the ground: assessing satellite- and ground-based approaches to crop yield measurement and analysis in Uganda Downloads
David B. Lobell, George Azzari, Burke Marshall, Sydney Gourlay, Zhenong Jin, Talip Kilic and Siobhan Murray
8373: Credit risk dynamics of infrastructure investment: considerations for financial regulators Downloads
Andreas Alexander Jobst
8372: The speed of justice Downloads
Florence Kondylis and Mattea Stein
8371: An evaluation of the contributing factors of water scheme failures in Nigeria Downloads
Luis Andres, Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Basab Das Gupta, Jonathan Grabinsky and George Joseph
8370: The distributional impact of the fiscal system in Albania Downloads
Maria Eugenia Davalos, Monica Robayo-Abril, Esmeralda Shehaj and Aida Gjika
8369: Long-run impacts of increasing tobacco taxes: evidence from South Africa Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Giselle Del Carmen and Alfred Mukong
8368: Resource misallocation and productivity gaps in Malaysia Downloads
Lay Lian Chuah, Norman Loayza and Ha Minh Nguyen
8367: Giving Sisyphus a helping hand: pathways for sustainable RIA systems in developing countries Downloads
Peter Farup Ladegaard, Petter Lundkvist and Jonathan Camillo Kamkhaji
8366: Impact of U.S. market access on local labor markets in Vietnam Downloads
Trung Xuan Hoang and Ha Minh Nguyen
8365: International competition, returns to skill, and labor market adjustment Downloads
Rodney Falvey, David Greenaway and Joana Silva
8364: Employment structure and returns to skill in Vietnam: estimates using the labor force survey Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Mauro Testaverde
8363: Size-dependent tax enforcement and compliance: global evidence and aggregate implications Downloads
Pierre Jean Bachas, Roberto Fattal Jaef and Anders Jensen
8362: The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor Downloads
Diana Ngo and Luc Christiaensen
8361: Analysis of the mismatch between Tanzania household budget survey and national panel survey data in poverty and inequality levels and trends Downloads
Nadia Belhaj Hassine Belghith, Maria Adelaida Lopera, Alvin Etang Ndip and Wendy Karamba
8360: Gender differences in poverty and household composition through the life-cycle: a global perspective Downloads
Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Paola Buitrago, Benedicte Leroy De La Briere, David Newhouse, Eliana Carolina Rubiano Matulevich, Kinnon Scott and Pablo Suarez Becerra
8359: The reallocation of district-level spending and natural disasters: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Eric Strobl and Thomas Tveit
8358: "If it's already tough, imagine for me..."a qualitative perspective on youth out of school and out of work in Brazil Downloads
Ana Luiza Machado and Miriam Muller
8357: Geo-spatial modeling of access to water and sanitation in Nigeria Downloads
Luis Andres, Samir Bhatt, Basab Dasgupta, Juan A. Echenique, Peter William Gething, Jonathan Grabinsky Zabludovsky and George Joseph
8356: India's internal labor migration paradox: the statistical and the real Downloads
Gaurav Nayyar and Kyoung Yang Kim
8355: The state of jobs in post-conflict areas of Sri Lanka Downloads
David Newhouse and Ani Silwal
8354: Gross capital flows, common factors, and the global financial cycle Downloads
Luis-Diego Barrot and Luis Servén
8353: Identifying catch-up trajectories in child growth: new methods with evidence from young lives Downloads
Sam Jones, Jere Behrman, Hai-Anh Dang and Paul Anand
8352: Decentralization and redistribution: irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin Downloads
Hanan Jacoby, Ghazala Mansuri and Freeha Fatima
8351: Governing the commons?: water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Ghazala Mansuri
8350: Wider economic benefits of investments in transport corridors and the role of complementary policies Downloads
Martin Melecký, Siddharth Sharma and Hari Subhash
8349: The roots of inequality: estimating inequality of opportunity from regression trees Downloads
Paolo Brunori, Paul Hufe and Daniel Gerszon Mahler
8348: A skills-based human capital framework to understand the phenomenon of youth economic disengagement Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola and Renata Mayer Gukovas
8347: Psychic vs. economic barriers to vaccine take-up: evidence from a field experiment in Nigeria Downloads
Ryoko Sato and Yoshito Takasaki
8346: Distribution-sensitive multidimensional poverty measures Downloads
Gaurav Datt
8345: Water when it counts: reducing scarcity through irrigation monitoring in Central Mozambique Downloads
Paul J. Christian, Florence Kondylis, Valerie Mueller, Astrid Maria Theresia Zwager and Tobias Siegfried
8344: Hit and run ? income shocks and school dropouts in Latin America Downloads
Paula Maria Cerutti, Elena Crivellaro, German Jeremias Reyes and Liliana Sousa
8343: The role of social ties in factor allocation Downloads
Ulrik Beck, Benedikte Alkjaersig Bjerge and Marcel Fafchamps
8342: Finding the poor vs. measuring their poverty: exploring the drivers of targeting effectiveness in Indonesia Downloads
Adama Bari Bah, Samuel Bazzi, Sudarno Sumarto and Julia Tobias
8341: Urban transport infrastructure and household welfare: evidence from Colombia Downloads
Tobias Pfutze, Carlos Rodriguez Castelan and Daniel Valderrama Gonzalez
8340: Migrants, towns, poverty and jobs: insights from Tanzania Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Lodewijk M Ingelaere and Ravi Kanbur
8339: Do management interventions last ? evidence from India Downloads
Nicholas Bloom, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie and John Roberts
8338: Love the job... or the patient ? task vs. mission-based motivations in health care Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer and Damien de Walque
8337: Unlocking India's logistics potential: the value of disaggregated macroscopic freight flow analysis Downloads
Bernard Aritua, Jan Havenga, Zane Paul Simpson and Esther Woon Lyn Chiew
8336: Structural change in west Africa: a tale of gain and loss Downloads
Fiseha Haile Gebregziabher
8335: The price elasticity of African elephant poaching Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Andrei Levchenko, Lin Ma, Julian Blanc, Tom Milliken and Holly Dublin
8334: Human capital outflows: selection into migration from the Northern Triangle Downloads
Giselle Eugenia Del Carmen Hasbun and Liliana Sousa
8333: Cash transfers increase trust in local government Downloads
David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer and Katrina Kosec
8332: Effect of climate policies on labor markets in developing countries: review of the evidence and directions for future research Downloads
Marc Hafstead, Roberton Williams, Alexander Golub, Siet Meijer, Badri G. Narayanan, Kevin Nyamweya and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
8331: Prioritizing water supply infrastructure investments in Sri Lanka: an application of the world bank infrastructure prioritization framework Downloads
Darwin Marcelo, Deblina Saha, Aditi Raina and Ruth Schuyler House
8330: Redistribution and group participation: experimental evidence from Africa and the UK Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Ruth Hill
8329: South Caucasus in motion: economic and social mobility in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Cesar A. Cancho, Moritz Meyer and Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky
8328: Informal sector heterogeneity and income inequality: evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Franck M. Adoho and Djeneba Doumbia
8327: Tobacco price elasticity and tax progressivity in Moldova Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Francisco Juan Alberto Meneses Ponzini
8326: Digital technology adoption and jobs: a model of firm heterogeneity Downloads
Irene Brambilla
8325: Investment in ICT, productivity, and labor demand: the case of Argentina Downloads
Irene Brambilla and Dario Tortarolo
8324: Why are more sovereigns issuing in Euros? Choosing between USD and EUR-denominated bonds Downloads
Velandia-Rubiano,Antonio and Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Cabral
8323: The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on firm entry and performance in Turkey Downloads
Yusuf Emre Akgunduz, Marcel van den Berg and Wolter Hassink
8322: Relationship between energy intensity and economic growth: new evidence from a multi-country multi-sector data set Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Anna Reuter, Sebastian Vollmer and Fan Zhang
8321: Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures: evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger and Daniel C. Monchuk
8320: Optimizing finance for development Downloads
Tito Cordella
8319: Regional carbon pricing for international maritime transport: challenges and opportunities for global geographical coverage Downloads
Goran Dominioni, Dirk Heine and Beatriz Martinez Romera
8318: Broadband internet, labor demand, and total factor productivity in Colombia Downloads
Carlos Ospino
8317: The making of behavioral development economics Downloads
Allison Davis Demeritt and Karla Hoff
8316: Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, west Bengal and Odisha, 1877-2016: a spatiotemporal analysis Downloads
Sunando Bandyopadhyay, Susmita Dasgupta, Zahirul Huque Khan and David J. Wheeler
8315: Financial sector strategies and financial sector outcomes: do the strategies perform? Downloads
Martin Melecký and Anca Maria Podpiera
8314: Global data set on education quality (1965-2015) Downloads
Nadir Altinok, Noam Angrist and Harry Patrinos
8313: The impact of social mobilization on health service delivery and health outcomes: evidence from rural Pakistan Downloads
Xavier Gine, Salma Khalid and Ghazala Mansuri
8312: Lessons from reforming financial management information systems: a review of the evidence Downloads
Ali Hashim and Piatti-Fünfkirchen,Moritz
8311: The changing way governments talk about poverty and inequality: evidence from two centuries of Latin American presidential speeches Downloads
Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar, Axel Eizmendi and German Jeremias Reyes
8310: Winners never quit, quitters never grow: using text mining to measure policy volatility and its link with long-term growth in Latin America Downloads
Calvo-Gonzalez,Oscar and Axel Eizmendi
8309: A primer on human capital Downloads
Luca Flabbi and Roberta V. Gatti
8308: Structural reforms and firms'productivity: evidence from developing countries Downloads
Sampawende Tapsoba and Wilfried Kouamé
8307: Female migration in Lesotho: determinants and opportunities Downloads
Ioana Alexandra Botea, Nell Compernolle and Shubha Chakravarty
8306: Marital shocks and women's welfare in Africa Downloads
Dominique van de Walle and Marie Albertine Djuikom
8305: Impact of phone reminders on survey response rates: evidence from a web-based survey in an international organization Downloads
Lodewijk Smets
8304: Simulating pension income scenarios with penCalc: an illustration for India's national pension system Downloads
William Joseph Price and Renuka Sane
8303: What explains the gender gap reversal in education ? the role of the tail hypothesis Downloads
Laurent Bossavie and Ohto Kanninen
8302: Transport corridors and their wider economic benefits: a critical review of the literature Downloads
Mark Roberts, Martin Melecký, Theophile Bougna and Yan-000462055 Xu
8301: Insecurity and industrial organization: evidence from Afghanistan Downloads
Ott Toomet, Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Thomas Scherer, Sylvan Rene Herskowitz, Tarek F. Ghani and Ethan B. Kapstein
8300: Cross-border spillover effects of the g20 financial regulatory reforms: results from a pilot survey Downloads
Clive Briault, Erik H.B. Feyen, Ines Gonzalez Del Mazo, Jan Rademacher, Brian Kwok Chung Yee and Ilias Skamnelos
8299: Can we measure the power of the grabbing hand?: a comparative analysis of different indicators of corruption Downloads
Alexander James Hamilton and Craig Hammer
8296: Using gross trade data to map archetypal GVCs Downloads
Michael Joseph Ferrantino and Gabriela Schmidt
8295: Can mothers afford to work in Poland: labor supply incentives of social benefits and childcare costs Downloads
Matteo Morgandi and Ali Bargu
8290: Preschool and child development under extreme poverty: evidence from a randomized experiment in rural Mozambique Downloads
Sebastian Martinez, Sophie Naudeau and Vitor Azevedo Pereira
8289: How (not) to fix problems that matter: assessing and responding to Malawi's history of institutional reform Downloads
Katherine Bridges and Michael Woolcock
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