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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
4172: Dollarization and exchange rate fluctuations Downloads
Patrick Honohan
4171: Specification of investment functions in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Hippolyte Fofack
4170: The"how to"of fiscal sustainability: a technical manual for using the fiscal sustainability tool Downloads
Luca Bandiera, Nina Budina, Michel Klijn and Sweder van Wijnbergen
4169: Quantitative approaches to fiscal sustainability analysis: a new World Bank tool applied to Turkey Downloads
Nina Budina and Sweder van Wijnbergen
4168: Mobility and earnings in Ethiopia's urban labor markets, 1994-2004 Downloads
Arne Bigsten, Taye Mengistae and Abebe Abebe
4167: More time is better: an evaluation of the fulltime school program in Uruguay Downloads
Pedro Cerdan-Infantes and Christel Vermeersch
4166: Estimating real production and expenditures across nations: a proposal for improving the Penn World Tables Downloads
Robert Feenstra, Alan Heston, Marcel Timmer and Haiyan Deng
4165: Quantifying international migration: a database of bilateral migrant stocks Downloads
Christopher Parsons, Ronald Skeldon, Terrie Walmsley and L. Winters
4164: An analysis of livestock choice: adapting to climate change in Latin American farms Downloads
S. Niggol Seo and Robert Mendelsohn
4163: A Ricardian analysis of the impact of climate change on Latin American farms Downloads
S. Niggol Seo and Robert Mendelsohn
4162: An analysisof crop choice: adapting to climate change in Latin American farms Downloads
S. Niggol Seo and Robert Mendelsohn
4161: Changing farm types and irrigation as an adaptation to climate change in Latin American agriculture Downloads
Robert Mendelsohn and S. Niggol Seo
4160: Trade integration in East Asia: the Role of China and production networks Downloads
Mona Haddad
4159: The use of derivatives to hedge embedded options: the case of pension institutions in Denmark Downloads
Jeppe Ladekarl, Regitze Ladekarl, Erik Brink Andersen and Dimitri Vittas
4158: Walking up the down escalator: public investment and fiscal stability Downloads
William Easterly, Timothy Irwin and Luis Servén
4157: Firm innovation in emerging markets: the roles of governance and finance Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
4156: Capital market development: whither Latin America ? Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio Schmukler
4155: How good a map ? Putting small area estimation to the test Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes, Chris Elbers, Jean Lanjouw and Peter Lanjouw
4154: Beyond legal origin and checks and balances: political credibility, citizen information, and financial sector development Downloads
Philip Keefer
4153: The impact of trade with China and India on Argentina's manufacturing employment Downloads
Lucio Castro, Marcelo Olarreaga and Daniel Saslavsky
4152: Institutions, infrastructure, and trade Downloads
Joseph Francois and Miriam Manchin
4151: Market structure and market access Downloads
Joseph Francois and Ian Wooton
4150: Extending health insurance to the rural population: an impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Magnus Lindelow, Gao Jun, Xu Ling and Qian Juncheng
4149: The worldwide governance indicators project: answering the critics Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
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 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
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