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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, Munoz-Raskin, Ramon 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 Silva-Mendez, Jorge Luis
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
A. Gomez-Ibanez, Jose
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
4388: The role of revenue recycling schemes in environmental tax selection: a general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Govinda Timilsina
4387: Fear of appreciation Downloads
Levy-Yeyati, Eduardo and Federico Sturzenegger
4386: Psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis: results from Indonesia, 1993 - 2000 Downloads
Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas
4385: How relevant is targeting to the success of an antipoverty program ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4384: More growth or fewer collapses ? a new look at long run growth in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Jorge Arbache and John Page
4383: Challenges to MDG achievement in low income countries: lessons from Ghana and Honduras Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Denis Medvedev
4382: Fiscal rules, public investment, and growth Downloads
Luis Servén
4381: The growing role of the euro in emerging market finance Downloads
Paul Masson
4380: Assessing the governance of electricity regulatory agencies in the Latin American and the Caribbean region: a benchmarking analysis Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch, Makhtar Diop and Sebastian Lopez Azumendi
4379: Designing economic instruments for the environment in a decentralized fiscal system Downloads
James Alm and Spencer Banzhaf
4378: Do regulation and institutional design matter for infrastructure sector performance ? Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch and Stephane Straub
4377: Early identification of at-risk youth in Latin America: an application of cluster analysis Downloads
Emilie Bagby and Wendy Cunningham
4376: Absenteeism and beyond: instructional time loss and consequences Downloads
Helen Abadzi
4375: The determinants of rising informality in Brazil: Evidence from gross worker flows Downloads
Mariano Bosch, Edwin Goni and William Maloney
4374: Sustainability of healthcare financing in the Western Balkans: an overview of progress and challenges Downloads
Caryn Bredenkamp and Michele Gragnolati
4373: Why is son preference declining in South Korea ? the role of development and public policy, and the implications for China and India Downloads
Woojin Chung and Monica Das Gupta
4372: Public expenditure and growth Downloads
Santiago Herrera
4371: Europe and Central Asia's great post-communist social health insurance experiment: impacts on health sector and labor market outcomes Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra
4370: Governance indicators: where are we, where should we be going ? Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay
4369: Coordinating public debt management with fiscal and monetary policies: an analytical framework Downloads
Eriko Togo
4368: Trade costs, barriers to entry, and export diversification in developing countries Downloads
Allen Dennis and Ben Shepherd
4367: The vanishing farms ? the impact of international migration on Albanian family farming Downloads
Juna Miluka, Calogero Carletto, Benjamin Davis and Alberto Zezza
4366: Investing back home: return migration and business ownership in Albania Downloads
Talip Kilic, Calogero Carletto, Benjamin Davis and Alberto Zezza
4365: Fiscal policy in developing countries: a framework and some questions Downloads
Roberto Perotti
4364: The economic impact of climate change on agriculture in Cameroon Downloads
Ernest Molua and Cornelius M. Lambi
4363: Property rights in a very poor country: tenure insecurity and investment in Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Stefan Dercon and Madhur Gautam
4362: Labor market policy in developing countries: a selective review of the literature and needs for the future Downloads
Gary Fields
4361: Substitution between foreign capital in China, India, the Rest of the world, and Latin America: much ado about nothing ? Downloads
Javier Cravino, Daniel Lederman and Marcelo Olarreaga
4360: Foreign direct investment in Latin America during the emergence of China and India: stylized facts Downloads
Javier Cravino, Daniel Lederman and Marcelo Olarreaga
4359: Limited access orders in the developing world:a new approach to the problems of development Downloads
Douglass North, John Joseph Wallis, Steven B. Webb and Barry Weingast
4358: A micro-decomposition analysis of the macroeconomic determinants of human development Downloads
Sylvie Lambert, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
4357: Structure and performance of the services sector in transition economies Downloads
Ana Fernandes
4356: Corruption, business environment, and small business fixed investment in India Downloads
Maddalena Honorati and Taye Mengistae
4355: Assessing the distortions of mandatory pensions on labor supply decisions and human capital accumulation: how to bridge the gap between economic theory and policy analysis Downloads
Andras Bodor, David Robalino and Michal Rutkowski
4354: Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy Downloads
Essama-Nssah, B., Delfin Go, Marna Kearney, Vijdan Korman, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
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