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4272: Migration, remittances, poverty, and human capital: conceptual and empirical challenges Downloads
David McKenzie and Marcin J. Sasin
4271: Construction, corruption, and developing countries Downloads
Charles Kenny
4270: Jump-starting self-employment ? Evidence among welfare participants in Argentina Downloads
Rita Almeida and Emanuela Galasso
4269: Shadow sovereign ratings for unrated developing countries Downloads
Dilip Ratha, Prabal De and Sanket Mohapatra
4268: Power to the people: evidence from a randomized field experiment of a community-based monitoring project in Uganda Downloads
Martina Bjorkman and Jakob Svensson
4267: Financial intermediation in the pre-consolidated banking sector in Nigeria Downloads
Heiko Hesse
4266: The Economic Community of West African States: fiscal revenue implications of the prospective economic partnership agreement with the European Union Downloads
Simplice G. Zouhon-Bi and Lynge Nielsen
4265: The structure of import tariffs in the Russian Federation: 2001-05 Downloads
Oleksandr Shepotylo and David Tarr
4264: Financing of the private sector in Mexico, 2000-05: evolution, composition, and determinants Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou and Emanuel Salinas Munoz
4263: HIV/AIDS and social capital in a cross-section of countries Downloads
Antonio David
4262: From creativity to innovation Downloads
Shahid Yusuf
4261: Climate change impacts on animal husbandry in Africa: a Ricardian analysis Downloads
Robert Mendelsohn and S. Niggol Seo
4260: Civil war risk in democratic and non-democratic neighborhoods Downloads
Clionadh Raleigh
4259: Are all labor regulations equal ? Assessing the effects of job security, labor dispute, and contract labor laws in India Downloads
Ahmad Ahsan and Carmen Pages
4258: The cost of being landlocked: logistics costs and supply chain reliability Downloads
Jean-Francois Arvis, Gaël Raballand and Jean-Francois Marteau
4257: Consumption risk, technology adoption, and poverty traps: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Stefan Dercon and Luc Christiaensen
4256: Nigeria's growth record: Dutch disease or debt overhang ? Downloads
Nina Budina, Gaobo Pang and Sweder van Wijnbergen
4255: Public finance, governance, and growth in transition economies: empirical evidence from 1992-2004 Downloads
Taras Pushak, Erwin R. Tiongson and Aristomene Varoudakis
4254: The causes of civil war Downloads
Simeon Djankov and Marta Reynal-Querol
4253: Poverty, inequality, and social disparities during China's economic reform Downloads
David Dollar
4252: About urban mega regions: knowns and unknowns Downloads
Shahid Yusuf
4251: The living conditions of children Downloads
Harry Patrinos
4250: Economic information and finance: more information means more credit, fewer bad loans, and less corruption Downloads
Roumeen Islam
4249: What is the impact of international remittances on poverty and inequality in Latin America ? Downloads
Pablo Acosta, Cesar Calderon, Pablo Fajnzylber and Humberto Lopez
4248: Monetary policy, structural break, and the monetary transmission mechanism in Thailand Downloads
Heiko Hesse
4247: The impact of remittances on poverty and human capital: evidence from Latin American household surveys Downloads
Pablo Acosta, Pablo Fajnzylber and J. Humberto Lopez
4246: Choosing the currency structure for sovereign debt: a review of current approaches Downloads
Martin Melecký
4245: A poverty-focused evaluation of commodity tax options Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah
4244: The size and effectiveness of automatic fiscal stabilizers in Latin America Downloads
Rodrigo Suescun
4243: Population size, concentration, and civil war: a geographically disaggregated analysis Downloads
Havard Hegre and Clionadh Raleigh
4242: Democratic Jihad ? Military intervention and democracy Downloads
Nils Petter Gleditsch, Lene Siljeholm Christiansen and Havard Hegre
4241: India rising - faster growth, lower indebtedness Downloads
Gaobo Pang, Brian Pinto and Marina Wes
4240: Giving children a better start: preschool attendance and school-age profiles Downloads
Samuel Berlinski, Sebastian Galiani and Marco Manacorda
4239: Credit information quality and corporate debt maturity: theory and evidence Downloads
Marco Sorge and Chendi Zhang
4238: On the effect of prior assumptions in Bayesian model averaging with applications to growth regression Downloads
Eduardo Ley and Mark Steel
4237: Export structure and growth: a detailed analysis for Argentina Downloads
Alejandro Guerson, James Parks and Monica Parra Torrado
4236: The Mexican pension annuity market Downloads
Gregorio Impavido
4235: A framework for thinking about enterprise formalization policies in developing countries Downloads
Thomas Kenyon
4234: Immigrant overeducation: evidence from Denmark Downloads
Chantal Pohl Nielsen
4233: Indian manufacturing: a slow sector in a rapidly growing economy Downloads
Devashish Mitra and Beyza Ural Marchand
4232: Do workers in Chile choose informal employment? A dynamic analysis of sector choice Downloads
Truman G. Packard
4231: Work-related migration and poverty reduction in Nepal Downloads
Michael Lokshin, Mikhail Bontch-Osmolovski and Elena Glinskaya
4230: Returns to capital in microenterprises: evidence from a field experiment Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
4229: Measuring microenterprise profits: don't ask how the sausage is made Downloads
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
4228: Poverty, social divisions, and conflict in Nepal Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Lakshmi Iyer
4227: Indigenous peoples in Latin America: economic opportunities and social networks Downloads
Harry Patrinos, Emmanuel Skoufias and Trine Lunde
4226: Does money matter ? The effects of cash transfers on child health and development in rural Ecuador Downloads
Christina Paxson and Norbert Schady
4225: Returns to education in the economic transition: a systematic assessment using comparable data Downloads
Luca Flabbi, Stefano Paternostro and Erwin R. Tiongson
4224: Accounting for Mexican income inequality during the 1990s Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos
4223: China and the knowledge economy: challenges and opportunities Downloads
Douglas Zhihua Zeng and Shuilin Wang
4222: Skills shortages and training in Russian enterprises Downloads
Hong Tan, Yevgeniya Savchenko, Vladimir Gimpelson, Rostislav Kapelyushnikov and Anna Lukyanova
4221: Disarming fears of diversity: ethnic heterogeneity and state militarization, 1988-2002 Downloads
Indra de Soysa and Eric Neumayer
4220: Evaluating the trade effect of developing regional trade agreements: a semi-parametric approach Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly
4219: Government expenditures on education, health, and infrastructure: a naive look at levels, outcomes, and efficiency Downloads
Antonio Estache, Marianela Gonzalez and Lourdes Trujillo
4218: Rural land certification in Ethiopia: process, initial impact, and implications for other African countries Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Ayalew Ali, Stein Holden and Jaap Zevenbergen
4217: Measuring welfare gains from better quality infrastructure Downloads
Irina Klytchnikova and Michael Lokshin
4216: Underlying dimensions of knowledge assessment: factor analysis of the knowledge assessment methodology data Downloads
Derek H. C. Chen and Kishore Gawande
4215: Does uncertainty matter ? A stochastic dynamic analysis of bankable emission permit trading for global climate change policy Downloads
Fan Zhang
4214: Housing, health, and happiness Downloads
Matias Cattaneo, Sebastian Galiano, Paul J. Gertler, Sebastian Martinez and Rocio Titiunik
4213: Remittances and the real exchange rate Downloads
Humberto Lopez, Luis Molina Sánchez and Maurizio Bussolo
4212: Local conflict and development projects in Indonesia: part of the problem or part of a solution ? Downloads
Patrick Barron, Rachael Diprose and Michael Woolcock
4211: Absolute poverty measures for the developing world, 1981-2004 Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
4210: Capital flight and war Downloads
Victor Davies
4209: Energy and emissions: local and global effects of the rise of China and India Downloads
Zmarak Shalizi
4208: Civil war, crop failure, and child stunting in Rwanda Downloads
Richard Akresh, Philip Verwimp and Tom Bundervoet
4207: Short-term and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations Downloads
Nicholas Sambanis
4206: Does"good government"draw foreign capital ? Explaining China's exceptional foreign direct investment inflow Downloads
Joseph P. H. Fan, Randall Morck, Lixin Xu and Bernard Yeung
4205: Local elections and consumption insurance: evidence from Chinese villages Downloads
Li Gan, Lixin Xu and Yang Yao
4204: Formal finance and trade credit during China's transition Downloads
Robert Cull, Lixin Xu and Tian Zhu
4203: Latin Americans of Japanese origin (Nikkeijin) working in Japan: a survey Downloads
Junichi Goto
4202: Weaponomics: the global market for assault rifles Downloads
Phillip Killicoat
4201: Infrastructure and trade preferences for the livestock sector: empirical evidence from the beef industry in Africa Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4200: Price structure and network externalities in the telecommunications industry: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4199: New evidence on the urbanization of global poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula
4198: The pricing dynamics of utilities with underdeveloped networks Downloads
Omar Chisari and Ioannis Kessides
4197: Current and forthcoming issues in the South African electricity sector Downloads
Ioannis Kessides, Zeljko Bogetic and Luiz Maurer
4196: Political leadership, conflict, and the prospects for constitutional peace Downloads
Colin Jennings
4195: Using the global positioning system in household surveys for better economics and better policy Downloads
John Gibson and David McKenzie
4194: Oil and the propensity to armed struggle in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria Downloads
Aderoju Oyefusi
4193: Horizontal inequalities, political environment, and civil conflict: evidence from 55 developing countries, 1986-2003 Downloads
Gudrun Ostby
4192: Ethnic polarization and the duration of civil wars Downloads
Jose G. Montalvo and Marta Reynal-Querol
4191: Post-conflict justice and sustainable peace Downloads
Scott Gates, Helga Malmin Binningsbo and Tove Grete Lie
4190: The aftermath of civil war Downloads
Siyan Chen, Norman Loayza and Marta Reynal-Querol
4189: Youth well-being in Brazil: an index for cross-regional comparisons Downloads
Dell'Aglio, Debora, Wendy Cunningham, Silvia Koller, Vicente Cassepp Borges and Joana Severo Leon
4188: Substitutability and protectionism: Latin America's trade policy and imports from China and India Downloads
Giovanni Facchini, Marcelo Olarreaga, Peri Silva and Gerald Willmann
4187: Post-conflict aid, real exchange rate adjustment, and catch-up growth Downloads
Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Linda Kaltani and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
4186: A kleptocrat's survival guide: autocratic longevity in the face of civil conflict Downloads
Gary Milante
4185: Insurgency and credible commitment in autocracies and democracies Downloads
Philip Keefer
4184: Stock market development under globalization: whither the gains from reforms ? Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio Schmukler
4183: Youth unemployment, labor market transitions, and scarring: evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2001-04 Downloads
Jean Fares and Erwin R. Tiongson
4182: The welfare effects of a large depreciation: the case of Egypt, 2000-05 Downloads
Aart Kraay
4181: Financial services and trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean: an overview Downloads
Marilyne Pereira Goncalves and Constantinos Stephanou
4180: The role of services in rural income: the case of Vietnam Downloads
M. Ataman Aksoy and Aylin Isik-Dikmelik
4179: Identifying supply-side constraints to export performance in Ecuador: an exercise with Investment Climate Survey data Downloads
Paulo Correa, Mariam Dayoub and Manuela Francisco
4178: School drop-out and push-out factors in Brazil: the role of early parenthood, child labor, and poverty Downloads
Ana Rute Cardoso and Dorte Verner
4177: Enterprises, workers, and skills in Urban Timor-Leste Downloads
Maitreyi Das and O'Keefe, Philip
4176: Controls on capital inflows and external shocks Downloads
Antonio David
4175: Are price-based capital account regulations effective in developing countries ? Downloads
Antonio David
4174: Asian century or multi-polar century ? Downloads
David Dollar
4173: Pathways out of poverty during an economic crisis: an empirical assessment of rural Indonesia Downloads
Neil McCulloch, Julian Weisbrod and Charles Timmer
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