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4518: Chile: a strategy to promote innovative small and medium enterprises Downloads
Mike Goldberg and Eric Palladini
4517: Accessibility and affordability of tertiary education in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru within a global context Downloads
Yuki Murakami and Andreas Blom
4516: Determinants of a digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial econometric analysis of cell phone coverage Downloads
Piet Buys, Susmita Dasgupta, Tim Thomas and David Wheeler
4515: Remittances, consumption and investment in Ghana Downloads
Richard Adams, Alfredo Cuecuecha and John Page
4514: Competition and demographics Downloads
Mohammad Amin
4513: Brazil within Brazil: testing the poverty map methodology in Minas Gerais Downloads
Chris Elbers, Peter Lanjouw and Phillippe George Leite
4512: Does participation in productive associations signal trust and creditworthiness ? evidence for Nicaragua Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola and Ezequiel Molina
4511: Madrasas and NGOs: complements or substitutes ? non-state providers and growth in female education in Bangladesh Downloads
M Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury
4510: Poisoning the mind: arsenic contamination and cognitive achievement of children Downloads
M Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury
4509: Regulatory agencies: impact on firm performance and social welfare Downloads
Antonio Estache and Martín Rossi
4508: Social interactions and student achievement in a developing country: An instrumental variables approach Downloads
M Asadullah and Nazmul Chaudhury
4507: Agency, education and networks: gender and international migration from Albania Downloads
Guy Stecklov, Calogero Carletto, Carlo Azzarri and Benjamin Davis
4506: Measuring the performance and achievement of social objectives of development finance institutions Downloads
Manuela Francisco, Yira Mascaro, Juan Carlos Mendoza and Jacob Yaron
4505: A short note on the ATP fund of Denmark Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
4504: Inequality in Latin America: determinants and consequences Downloads
Humberto Lopez and Guillermo Perry
4503: Decentralization and the provision of public services: framework and implementation Downloads
Aehyung Kim
4502: Does Hepatitis B infection or son preference explain the bulk of gender imbalance in China ?: a review of the evidence Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
4501: The quality of medical advice in low-income countries Downloads
Jishnu Das, Jeffrey Hammer and Kenneth Leonard
4500: Health and civil war in rural Burundi Downloads
Tom Bundervoet, Philip Verwimp and Richard Akresh
4499: Upgrading the investment policy framework of public pension funds Downloads
Dimitri Vittas, Gregorio Impavido and Ronan O'Connor
4498: Quantifying institutional impacts and development synergies in water resource programs: a methodology with application to the Kala Oya basin, Sri Lanka Downloads
R. Maria Saleth and Ariel Dinar
4497: How sensitive are Latin American exports to Chinese competition in the U.S. market ? Downloads
José López-Córdova, Alejandro Micco and Danielken Molina
4496: Subnational insolvency: cross-country experiences and lessons Downloads
Lili Liu and Michael Waibel
4495: Mental health patterns and consequences: results from survey data in five developing countries Downloads
Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman and David McKenzie
4494: Regulatory governance and sector performance: methodology and evaluation for Electricity distribution in Latin America Downloads
Luis Andres, Jose Luis Guasch and Sebastian Lopez Azumendi
4493: Where in the world are you ? Assessing the importance of circumstance and effort in a world of different mean country incomes and (almost) no migration Downloads
Branko Milanovic
4492: How does bribery affect public service delivery ? micro-evidence from service users and public officials in Peru Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Montoriol-Garriga, Judit and Francesca Recanatini
4491: Risk-based supervision of pension funds: a review of international experience and preliminary assessment of the first outcomes Downloads
Gregory Brunner, Richard Hinz and Roberto Rocha
4490: Risk sharing opportunities and macroeconomic factors in Latin American and Caribbean countries: A consumption insurance assessment Downloads
Luigi Ventura
4489: Agro-manufactured export prices, wages and unemployment Downloads
Guido Porto
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
Amurgo-Pacheco, Alberto 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 Umali-Deininger, Dina
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, 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
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