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4488: Realizing the gains from trade: export crops, marketing costs, and poverty Downloads
Jorge Balat, Irene Brambilla and Guido Porto
4487: Fiscal redistribution and income inequality in Latin America Downloads
Edwin Goni, Humberto Lopez and Luis Servén
4486: On the welfarist rationale for relative poverty lines Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4485: Living on the edge -- risk, protection, behavior, and outcomes of Argentine youth Downloads
Michael Justesen
4484: On measuring the benefits of lower transport costs Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Bart Minten
4483: Enforceability of labor law: evidence from a labor court in Mexico Downloads
David Kaplan and Joyce Sadka
4482: The impact of regional liberalization and harmonization in road transport services: a focus on Zambia and lessons for landlocked countries Downloads
Gaël Raballand, Charles Kunaka and Bo Giersing
4481: Bank financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Colombia Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou and Camila Rodriguez
4480: Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go, John Page, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
4479: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2001-2004: enterprise restructuring, labor market transitions and poverty Downloads
Erwin R. Tiongson and Ruslan Yemtsov
4478: Joseph E. Stiglitz Downloads
Karla Hoff
4477: Finding missing markets (and a disturbing epilogue): evidence from an export crop adoption and marketing intervention in Kenya Downloads
Nava Ashraf, Xavier Gine and Dean Karlan
4476: Informality among formal firms: firm-level, cross-country evidence on tax compliance and access to credit Downloads
Roberta Gatti and Maddalena Honorati
4475: Managing post-disaster reconstruction finance -- international experience in public financial management Downloads
Wolfgang Fengler, Ahya Ihsan and Kai Kaiser
4474: Indigenous and colonial origins of comparative economic development: the case of colonial India and Africa Downloads
C. A. Bayly
4473: Patterns of export diversification in developing countries: intensive and extensive margins Downloads
Alberto Amurgo-Pacheco and Martha Denisse Pierola
4472: Rising growth, declining investment: the puzzle of the Philippines Downloads
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi
4471: Distortions to agricultural incentives in Australia since world war II Downloads
Kym Anderson, Peter Lloyd and Donald MacLaren
4470: Can China continue feeding itself ? the impact of climate change on agriculture Downloads
Jinxia Wang, Robert Mendelsohn, Ariel Dinar, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and Lijuan Zhang
4469: Finance, financial sector policies, and long-run growth Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4468: Finance and economic opportunity Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
4467: Foreign bank acquisitions and outreach: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Maria Martinez Peria
4466: On SARS type economic effects during infectious disease outbreaks Downloads
Milan Brahmbhatt and Arindam Dutta
4465: Formal versus informal finance: evidence from China Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
4464: Regionalism and trade facilitation: a primer Downloads
Jean-Christophe Maur
4463: Are there lessons for africa from China's success against poverty ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4462: Bypassing health providers: the quest for better price and quality of health care in Chad Downloads
Bernard Gauthier and Waly Wane
4461: Services trade and growth Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo
4460: Infrastructure and growth in developing countries: recent advances and research challenges Downloads
Stephane Straub
4459: (UN)Bundling public-private partnership contracts in the water sector: competition in auctions and economies of scale in operation Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4458: An alternative framework for foreign exchange risk management of sovereign debt Downloads
Martin Melecký
4457: Who are the net food importing countries ? Downloads
Francis Ng and M. Ataman Aksoy
4456: Aid inflows and the real effective exchange rate in Tanzania Downloads
Ying Li and Francis Rowe
4455: Where to sell ? market facilities and agricultural marketing Downloads
Forhad Shilpi and Dina Umali-Deininger
4454: Land rental markets in the process of rural structural transformation: productivity and equity impacts in China Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Songqing Jin
4453: Is Accra a superstar city ? Downloads
Robert Buckley and Ashna Mathema
4452: Fiscal spending and economic performance: some stylized facts Downloads
Celine Carrere and Jaime de Melo
4451: Regulatory cooperation, aid for trade and the general agreement on trade in services Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Aaditya Mattoo
4450: Developing countries and enforcement of trade agreements: why dispute settlement is not enough Downloads
Chad Bown and Bernard Hoekman
4449: Does it pay firms to register for taxes ? the impact of formality on firm profitability Downloads
David McKenzie and Yaye Seynabou Sakho
4448: Land reforms, poverty reduction, and economic growth: evidence from India Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin and Hari Nagarajan
4447: Securing property rights in transition: lessons from implementation of China's rural land contracting law Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Songqing Jin
4446: What matters to African firms ? the relevance of perceptions data Downloads
Alan Gelb, Vijaya Ramachandran, Manju Kedia Shah and Ginger Turner
4445: Emerging market liquidity and crises Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Sergio Schmukler and Neeltje Van Horen
4444: The impoverishing effect of adverse health events: evidence from the western Balkans Downloads
Mariapia Mendola, Caryn Bredenkamp and Michele Gragnolati
4443: Human capital and university-industry linkages'role in fostering firm innovation: an empirical study of Chile and Colombia Downloads
Daniela Marotta, Michael Mark, Andreas Blom and Kristian Thorn
4442: Assessing the functioning of land rental markets in Ethiopia Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Ayalew Ali and Tekie Alemu
4441: Early development economics debates revisited Downloads
Michele Alacevich
4440: Affordability and subsidies in public urban transport: what do we mean, what can be done? Downloads
Nicolas Estupinan, Andres Gomez-Lobo, Ramon Munoz-Raskin and Tomas Serebrisky
4439: Does corruption impact on firms'ability to conduct business in Mauritania ? evidence from investment climate survey data Downloads
Manuela Francisco and Nicola Pontara
4438: Annuities in Switzerland Downloads
Monika Bütler and Martin Ruesch
4437: Pension institutions and annuities in Denmark Downloads
Carsten Andersen and Peter Skjodt
4436: Public-private partnerships in transport Downloads
Antonio Estache, Ellis J. Juan and Lourdes Trujillo
4435: When do enterprises prefer informal credit ? Downloads
Mehnaz Safavian and Joshua Wimpey
4434: Litigation and settlement: new evidence from labor courts in Mexico Downloads
David Kaplan, Joyce Sadka and Jorge Luis Silva-Mendez
4433: Mexican employment dynamics: evidence from matched firm-worker data Downloads
David Kaplan, Gabriel Martinez and Raymond Robertson
4432: Does employment generation really matter for poverty reduction ? Downloads
Catalina Gutierrez, Carlo Orecchia, Pierella Paci and Pieter Serneels
4431: Poverty reduction without economic growth ? explaining Brazil's poverty dynamics, 1985-2004 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite and Martin Ravallion
4430: The composition of public expenditure and growth: a small-scale intertemporal model for low-income countries Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
4429: Comparative analysis of labor market dynamics using markov processes: an application to informality Downloads
Mariano Bosch and William Maloney
4428: Russian WTO accession: what has been accomplished, what can be expected Downloads
David Tarr
4427: Distributional effects of educational improvements:are we using the wrong model ? Downloads
François Bourguignon and F. Rogers
4426: Statistical analysis of rainfall insurance payouts in southern India Downloads
Xavier Gine, Robert Townsend and James Vickery
4425: Insurance, credit, and technology adoption: field experimental evidence from Malawi Downloads
Xavier Gine and Dean Yang
4424: Improving nutritional status through behavioral change: lessons from Madagascar Downloads
Emanuela Galasso and Nithin Umapathi
4423: Regional integration in South Asia: what role for trade facilitation ? Downloads
John Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
4422: Improving indoor air quality for poor families: a controlled experiment in Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, M. Khaliquzzaman and David Wheeler
4421: The determinants of HIV infection and related sexual behaviors: evidence from Lesotho Downloads
Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque
4420: Diffusion of the internet: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Luis Andres, David Cuberes, Mame Astou Diouf and Tomas Serebrisky
4419: Surveying migrant households: a comparison of census-based, snowball, and intercept point surveys Downloads
David McKenzie and Johan Mistiaen
4418: Exports and productivity - comparable evidence for 14 countries Downloads
The International Study Group on Exports and Productivity
4417: Perceptions of environmental risks in Mozambique: implications for the success of adaptation and coping strategies Downloads
Anthony G. Patt and Dagmar Schroter
4416: Cote d'Ivoire: competitiveness, Cocoa, and the real exchange rate Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, Carlos Espina and John Noer
4415: Cote d'ivoire volatility, shocks and growth Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, Carlos Espina and John Noer
4414: Cote d'Ivoire: from success to failure a story of growth, specialization, and the terms of trade Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic, John Noer and Carlos Espina
4413: Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: understanding corruption using cross-national firm-level surveys Downloads
Nathan Jensen, Quan Li and Aminur Rahman
4412: Measuring ancient inequality Downloads
Branko Milanovic, Peter Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson
4411: what is missing between agricultural growth and infrastructure development ? cases of coffee and dairy in Africa Downloads
Atsushi Iimi and James Wilson Smith
4410: Current debates on infrastructure policy Downloads
Antonio Estache and Marianne Fay
4409: Reducing the transaction costs of development assistance Ghana's multi-donor budget support (MDBS) experience from 2003 to 2007 Downloads
Carlos Cavalcanti
4408: Patternsof rainfall insurance participation in rural India Downloads
Xavier Gine, Robert Townsend and James Vickery
4407: Bank privatization in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Uganda commercial bank Downloads
George Clarke, Robert Cull and Michael Fuchs
4406: Gauging the welfare effects of shocks in rural Tanzania Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Vivian Hoffmann and Alexander Sarris
4405: Fiscal policy, public expenditure composition, and growth theory and empirics Downloads
Willi Semmler, Alfred Greiner, Bobo Diallo, Armon Rezai and Anand Rajaram
4404: Changing norms about gender inequality in education: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Maitreyi Das
4403: Ideas and innovation in East Asia Downloads
Milan Brahmbhatt and Albert Guangzhou Hu
4402: Product market regulation in Romania: a comparison with OECD countries Downloads
Marianne Fay, Donato De Rosa and Catalin Pauna
4401: Transparency, trade costs, and regional integration in the Asia Pacific Downloads
Matthias Helble, Ben Shepherd and John S. Wilson
4400: Help or hindrance ? the impact of harmonized standards on african exports Downloads
Witold Czubala, Ben Shepherd and John Wilson
4399: Analyzing the impact of legislation on child labor in Pakistan Downloads
Tazeen Fasih
4398: Patterns of long term growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4397: Riots, coups and civil war: revisiting the greed and grievance debate Downloads
Cristina Bodea and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
4396: Growth diagnostics for a resource-rich transition economy: the case of Mongolia Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Sudarshan Gooptu
4395: Public transport subsidies and affordability in Mumbai, India Downloads
Maureen Cropper and Soma Bhattacharya
4394: The incidence of graft on developing-country firms Downloads
Alvaro Gonzalez, José López-Córdova and Elio E. Valladares
4393: Product market regulation in Bulgaria: a comparison with OECD Countries Downloads
Marianne Fay, Donato De Rosa and Stella Ilieva
4392: Global growth and distribution: are China and India reshaping the world? Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael De Hoyos, Denis Medvedev and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
4391: Alternatives to infrastructure privatization revisited: public enterprise reform from the1960s to the 1980s Downloads
Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez
4390: Product standards, harmonization, and trade: evidence from the extensive margin Downloads
Ben Shepherd
4389: Practical guidelines for effective bank resolution Downloads
Javier Bolzico, Yira Mascaro and Paola Granata
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