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4148: Regional disparities in labor market performance in Croatia: the role of individual and regional structural characteristics Downloads
Xubei Luo
4147: Trade in health services in the ASEAN region Downloads
Jutamas Arunanondchai and Carsten Fink
4146: International financial integration through equity markets: which firms from which countries go global ? Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Sergio Schmukler
4145: Migration from Zambia: ensuring temporariness through cooperation Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Aaditya Mattoo
4144: Trade and human capital accumulation: evidence from U.S. immigrants Downloads
Dorte Domeland
4143: Do remittances have a flip side ? A general equilibrium analysis of remittances, labor supply responses, and policy options for Jamaica Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Denis Medvedev
4142: The impact of Kazakhstan accession to the World Trade Organization: a quantitative assessment Downloads
Jesper Jensen and David Tarr
4141: A land of milk and honey with streets paved with gold: do emigrants have over-optimistic expectations about incomes abroad ? Downloads
David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman
4140: Corporate governance and regulation: can there be too much of a good thing ? Downloads
Valentina G. Bruno and Stijn Claessens
4139: Adult mortality and children's transition into marriage Downloads
Kathleen Beegle and Sofya Krutikova
4138: Migration and mental health: evidence from a natural experiment Downloads
Steven Stillman, David McKenzie and John Gibson
4137: How"natural"are natural monopolies in the water supply and sewerage sector ? Case studies from developing and transition economies Downloads
Celine Nauges and Caroline van den Berg
4136: The impact of sea level rise on developing countries: a comparative analysis Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante, Craig Meisner, David Wheeler and Jianping Yan
4135: Climate change, irrigation, and Israeli agriculture: will warming be harmful ? Downloads
Aliza Fleischer, Ivgenia Lichtman and Robert Mendelsohn
4134: Health insurance for the poor: initial impacts of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
4133: Fungibility and the flypaper effect of project aid: micro-evidence for Vietnam Downloads
Dominique van de Walle and Ren Mu
4132: The international financial integration of China and India Downloads
Philip Lane and Sergio Schmukler
4131: Will markets direct investments under the Kyoto Protocol ? Downloads
Donald Larson and Gunnar Breustedt
4130: Rules of origin in services: a case study of five ASEAN countries Downloads
Carsten Fink and Deunden Nikomborirak
4129: Enhancing the efficiency of securities markets in East Asia Downloads
Swati Ghosh and Ernesto Revilla
4128: Foreign bank participation and crises in developing countries Downloads
Robert Cull and Maria Martinez Peria
4127: Poverty and environmental impacts of electricity price reforms in Montenegro Downloads
Patricia Silva, Irina Klytchnikova and Dragana Radevic
4126: Watta satta: bride exchange and women's welfare in rural Pakistan Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Ghazala Mansuri
4125: Incentives, supervision, and sharecropper productivity Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Ghazala Mansuri
4124: Trade effects of regional standards liberalization: a heterogeneous firms approach Downloads
Silja Baller
4123: Differentiated products and evasion of import tariffs Downloads
Beata Javorcik and Gaia Narciso
4122: The role of education quality for economic growth Downloads
Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann
4121: The impact of private provision of public education: empirical evidence from Bogota's concession schools Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio
4120: The impact of remittances on labor supply: the case of Jamaica Downloads
Namsuk Kim
4119: Child labor across the developing world: patterns and correlations Downloads
Jean Fares and Dhushyanth Raju
4118: Self-selection patterns in Mexico-U.S. migration: the role of migration networks Downloads
David McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport
4117: Forest cover change in space and time: combining the von Thunen and forest transition theories Downloads
Arild Angelsen
4116: International remittances and the household: analysis and review of global evidence Downloads
Richard Adams
4115: Survey of land and real estate transactions in the Russian Federation: statistical analysis of selected hypotheses Downloads
Gregory Kisunko and Jacqueline Coolidge
4114: City indicators: now to Nanjing Downloads
Daniel Hoornweg, Fernanda Ruiz Nunez, Mila Freire, Natalie Palugyai, Maria Villaveces and Eduardo Wills Herrera
4113: Location decisions of foreign banks and competitive advantage Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Neeltje Van Horen
4112: Can Sub-Saharan Africa leap into global network trade ? Downloads
Uma Subramanian and Matthias Matthijs
4111: Social health insurance reexamined Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
4110: Factors impacting youth development in Haiti Downloads
Michael Justesen and Dorte Verner
4109: Does services liberalization benefit manufacturing firms ? Evidence from the Czech Republic Downloads
Jens Arnold, Beata Javorcik and Aaditya Mattoo
4108: Trade liberalization, employment flows, and wage inequality in Brazil Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite and Matthew Wai-Poi
4107: What makes cities healthy ? Downloads
Shahid Yusuf, Kaoru Nabeshima and Wei Ha
4106: Industrial competitiveness of the auto parts industries in four large Asian countries: the role of government policy in a challenging international environment Downloads
Richard F. Doner, Gregory W. Noble and John Ravenhill
4105: Detecting collusion in timber auctions: an application to Romania Downloads
Jean-Daniel Saphores, Jeffrey R. Vincent, Valy Marochko, Ioan Abrudan, Laura Bouriaud and Clifford Zinnes
4104: Road infrastructure in Europe and Central Asia: does network quality affect trade ? Downloads
Ben Shepherd and John Wilson
4103: Current challenges in financial regulation Downloads
Stijn Claessens
4102: Conditional cash transfers and female schooling: the impact of the female school stipend program on public school enrollments in Punjab, Pakistan Downloads
Nazmul Chaudhury and Dilip Parajuli
4101: Political accountability and regulatory performance in infrastructure industries: an empirical analysis Downloads
Farid Gasmi, Paul Noumba Um and Laura Recuero Virto
4100: Reform of the intergovernmental transfer system in China Downloads
Anwar Shah and Ashley Chunli Shen
4099: Measuring and reducing the impact of corruption in infrastructure Downloads
Charles Kenny
4098: Does insurance market activity promote economic growth ? Country study for industrial and developing countries Downloads
Marco Arena
4097: Road network upgrading and overland trade expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Piet Buys, Uwe Deichmann and David Wheeler
4096: Rural poor in rich rural areas: poverty in rural Argentina Downloads
Dorte Verner
4095: Labor markets and income generation in rural Argentina Downloads
Dorte Verner
4094: Are lives a substitute for livelihoods ? Terrorism, security, and U.S. bilateral imports Downloads
Daniel Mirza and Thierry Verdier
4093: International trade, security, and transnational terrorism: theory and empirics Downloads
Daniel Mirza and Thierry Verdier
4092: Reducing distortions to agricultural incentives: progress, pitfalls, and prospects Downloads
Kym Anderson
4091: An assessment of reform options for the public service pension fund in Uganda Downloads
Tatiana Bogomolova, Gregorio Impavido and Montserrat Pallares-Miralles
4090: Development and the interaction of enforcement institutions Downloads
Amrita Dhillon and Jamele Rigolini
4089: The structural determinants of external vulnerability Downloads
Norman Loayza and Claudio Raddatz
4088: The impact of commodity price changes on rural households: the case of coffee in Uganda Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Olivier Godart, Jann Lay and Rainer Thiele
4087: Migration and remittances: causes and linkages Downloads
Yoko Niimi and Caglar Ozden
4086: Patient satisfaction, doctor effort, and interview location: evidence from Paraguay Downloads
Jishnu Das and Thomas Sohnesen
4085: The economics of consanguineous marriages Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Sriya Iyer and Shareen Joshi
4084: Are there lasting impacts of aid to poor areas ? Evidence from rural China Downloads
Shaohua Chen, Ren Mu and Martin Ravallion
4083: Water allocation strategies for the Kat Basin in South Africa: comparing negotiation tools and game theory models Downloads
Ariel Dinar, Stefano Farolfi, Fioravante Patrone and Kate Rowntree
4082: Adult mortality and consumption growth in the age of HIV/AIDS Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
4081: Utilities reforms and corruption in developing countries Downloads
Antonio Estache, Ana Goicoechea and Lourdes Trujillo
4080: Finance and hunger: empirical evidence of the agricultural productivity channel Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Erik Feijen
4079: Banking services for everyone ? Barriers to bank access and use around the world Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Martinez Peria
4078: Informality trends and cycles Downloads
Norman Loayza and Jamele Rigolini
4077: The composition of growth matters for poverty alleviation Downloads
Norman Loayza and Claudio Raddatz
4076: Contagion and firms'internationalization in Latin America: evidence from Mexico, Brazil, and Chile Downloads
Yaye Seynabou Sakho
4075: The macro financing of natural hazards in developing countries Downloads
Olivier Mahul and Eugene Gurenko
4074: Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues: 3. application to water resources Downloads
Irene Parrachino, Ariel Dinar and Fioravante Patrone
4073: Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues: 2. application to natural and environmental resources Downloads
Stefano Zara, Ariel Dinar and Fioravante Patrone
4072: Cooperative game theory and its application to natural, environmental, and water resource issues: 1. basic theory Downloads
Irene Parrachino, Stefano Zara and Fioravante Patrone
4071: How are youth faring in the labor market ? Evidence from around the world Downloads
Jean Fares, Claudio E. Montenegro and Peter Orazem
4070: Assessing job flows across countries: the role of industry, firm size, and regulations Downloads
John Haltiwanger, Stefano Scarpetta and Helena Schweiger
4069: Partially awakened giants: uneven growth in China and India Downloads
Shubham Chaudhuri and Martin Ravallion
4068: Forests, biomass use, and poverty in Malawi Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Priya Shyamsundar and Alessandro Baccini
4067: Learning levels and gaps in Pakistan Downloads
Jishnu Das, Priyanka Pandey and Tristan Zajonc
4066: A dime a day: the possibilities and limits of private schooling in Pakistan Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das and Asim Khwaja
4065: Beyond trade: the impact of preferential trade agreements on foreign direct investment inflows Downloads
Denis Medvedev
4064: Public infrastructure and growth: new channels and policy implications Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Blanca Moreno-Dodson
4063: Jointness in Bayesian variable selection with applications to growth regression Downloads
Eduardo Ley and Mark Steel
4062: Growth before and after trade liberalization Downloads
Gonzalo Salinas and Ataman Aksoy
4061: Access to financial services in Zambia Downloads
Jose de Luna Martinez
4060: Distributional effects of WTO agricultural reforms in rich and poor countries Downloads
Thomas Hertel, Roman Keeney, Maros Ivanic and L. Winters
4059: The impact of policies to control motor vehicle emissions in Mumbai, India Downloads
Akie Takeuchi, Maureen Cropper and Antonio Bento
4058: Learning through monitoring: lessons from a large-scale nutrition program in Madagascar Downloads
Emanuela Galasso and Jeffrey Yau
4057: An essay on economic reforms and social change in China Downloads
Assar Lindbeck
4056: Deposit insurance and banking reform in Russia Downloads
Modibo K. Camara and Fernando Montes-Negret
4055: The investment climate in post-conflict situations Downloads
Rob Mills and Qimiao Fan
4054: Corporate governance and Shariah compliance in institutions offering Islamic financial services Downloads
Wafik Grais and Matteo Pellegrini
4053: Corporate governance and stakeholders'financial interests in institutions offering Islamic financial services Downloads
Wafik Grais and Matteo Pellegrini
4052: Corporate governance in institutions offering Islamic financial services: issues and options Downloads
Wafik Grais and Matteo Pellegrini
4051: The fiscal framework and urban infrastructure finance in China Downloads
Ming Su and Quanhou Zhao
4050: The demographic benefit of international migration: hypothesis and application to the Middle Eastern and North African contexts Downloads
Philippe Fargues
4049: Trade reforms and welfare: an ex-post decomposition of income in Vietnam Downloads
Aylin Isik-Dikmelik
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