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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
4353: The long-run impact of orphanhood Downloads
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
4352: Atmospheric stabilization of CO2 emissions: near-term reductions and intensity-based targets Downloads
Govinda Timilsina
4351: Leakage of public resources in the health sector: an empirical investigation of Chad Downloads
Bernard Gauthier and Waly Wane
4350: Financial development and innovation in small firms Downloads
Siddharth Sharma
4349: Gender equality, poverty and economic growth Downloads
Andrew Morrison, Dhushyanth Raju and Nistha Sinha
4348: The growth in government domestic debt: changing burdens and risks Downloads
James A. Hanson
4347: Non-traditional crops, traditional constraints: the adoption and diffusion of export crops among guatemalan smallholders Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Angeli Kirk, Paul Winters and Benjamin Davis
4346: Infant mortality over the business cycle in the developing world Downloads
Sarah Baird, Jed Friedman and Norbert Schady
4345: Sovereign natural disaster insurance for developing countries: a paradigm shift in catastrophe risk financing Downloads
Francis Ghesquiere and Olivier Mahul
4344: Estimating global climate change impacts on hydropower projects: applications in India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam Downloads
Atsushi Iimi
4343: Clothing and export diversification: still a route to growth for low-income countries ? Downloads
Paul Brenton and Mombert Hoppe
4342: Measuring the economic impact of climate change on Ethiopian agriculture: Ricardian approach Downloads
Temesgen Deressa
4341: Review of environmental, economic and policy aspects of biofuels Downloads
Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman
4340: Rural roads and poor area development in Vietnam Downloads
Ren Mu and Dominique van de Walle
4339: Developing economies and international investors: do investment promotion agencies bring them together ? Downloads
Torfinn Harding and Beata Javorcik
4338: Corruption, the business environment, and small business growth in India Downloads
Maddalena Honorati and Taye Mengistae
4337: Canada-Wheat: discrimination, non-commercial considerations, and state trading enterprises Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Joel Trachtman
4336: European Community--Sugar: cross-subsidization and the World Trade Organization Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Robert Howse
4335: Landlockedness, infrastructure and trade: new estimates for central Asian countries Downloads
Christopher Grigoriou
4334: The economic impact of climate change on Kenyan crop agriculture: a ricardian approach Downloads
Kabubo-Mariara, Jane and Fredrick K Karanja
4333: Oil spills on other commodities Downloads
John Baffes
4332: Exploring Lebanon's growth prospects Downloads
Jean-Claude Berthélemy, Sebastien Dessus and Charbel Nahas
4331: Infrastructure governance and corruption: where next ? Downloads
Charles Kenny
4330: Big bad banks ? the impact of U.S. branch deregulation on income distribution Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Ross Levine and Alexey Levkov
4329: Investing in Indonesia's education: allocation, equity, and efficiency of public expenditures Downloads
Francisco Arze del Granado, Wolfgang Fengler, Andy Ragatz and Elif Yavuz
4328: Does IDA engage in defensive lending ? Downloads
Carolin Geginat and Aart Kraay
4327: Urbanization and productivity: evidence from Turkish provinces over the period 1980-2000 Downloads
Souleymane Coulibaly, Uwe Deichmann and Somik Lall
4326: Innovative experiences in access to finance: market friendly roles for the visible hand ? Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio Schmukler
4325: Managing agricultural risk at the country level: the case of index-based livestock insurance in Mongolia Downloads
Olivier Mahul and Jerry Skees
4324: Efficiency and equity impacts of rural land rental restrictions: evidence from India Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin and Hari Nagarajan
4323: Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation: panel evidence from India Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin and Hari Nagarajan
4322: Entry regulation and business start-ups: evidence from Mexico Downloads
David Kaplan, Eduardo Piedra and Enrique Seira
4321: Strengthening the governance and performance of state-owned financial institutions Downloads
David H. Scott
4320: The growth of China and India in world trade: opportunity or threat for Latin America and the Caribbean? Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Isidro Soloaga
4319: Product innovation by incumbent firms in developing economies: the roles of research and development expenditures, trade policy, and the investment climate Downloads
Daniel Lederman
4318: Specialization and adjustment during the growth of China and India: the Latin American experience Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Eliana Rubiano
4317: Managing the coordination of service delivery in metropolitan cities: the role of metropolitan governance Downloads
Enid Slack
4316: Who fears competition from informal firms ? evidence from Latin America Downloads
Alvaro Gonzalez and Francesca Lamanna
4315: How might climate change affect economic growth in developing countries ? a review of the growth literature with a climate lens Downloads
Franck Lecocq and Zmarak Shalizi
4314: Labor regulation and employment in India's retail stores Downloads
Mohammad Amin
4313: Entrepreneurship and firm formation across countries Downloads
Leora Klapper, Raphael Amit, Mauro F. Guillen and Juan Manuel Quesada
4312: An emerging agricultural problem in high-performing Asian economies Downloads
Yujiro Hayami
4311: Development finance via diaspora bonds track record and potential Downloads
Suhas L. Ketkar and Dilip Ratha
4310: Do overlapping property rights reduce agricultural investment ? evidence from Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Daniel Ayalew Ali
4309: Strengthening China's technological capability Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima
4308: The perception of and adaptation to climate change in Africa Downloads
David Maddison
4307: Crop selection: adapting to climage change in Africa Downloads
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Mendelsohn
4306: The impact of climate change on African agriculture: a ricardian approach Downloads
David Maddison, Marita Manley and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
4305: A ricardian analysis of the impact of climate change on African cropland Downloads
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Mendelsohn
4304: China, India, and the future of the world economy: fierce competition or shared growth? Downloads
Betina Dimaranan, Elena Ianchovichina and Will Martin
4303: Geographic inequity in a decentralized anti-poverty program: a case study of China Downloads
Martin Ravallion
4302: Watching more than the Discovery channel: export cycles and diversification in development Downloads
Paul Brenton and Richard Newfarmer
4301: India's journey toward an effective patent Downloads
Bruce Abramson
4300: Country stakes in climate change negotiations: two dimensions of vulnerability Downloads
Piet Buys, Uwe Deichmann, Craig Meisner, Ton-That, Thao and David Wheeler
4299: Balancing expenditures on mitigation of and adaptation to climate change: an exploration of Issues relevant to developing countries Downloads
Franck Lecocq and Zmarak Shalizi
4298: Yield impact of irrigation management transfer: story from the Philippines Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Priya Shyamsundar and Mei Xei
4297: Big dragon, little dragons: China's challenge to the machinery exports of southeast Asia Downloads
Sjamsu Rahardja
4296: When do creditor rights work? Downloads
Mehnaz Safavian and Siddharth Sharma
4295: Economic benefit of tuberculosis control Downloads
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Eili Klein, Christopher Dye, Katherine Floyd, Sarah Darley and Olusoji Adeyi
4294: Scarperation: an empirical inquiry into the role of scarcity in fostering cooperation between international river riparians Downloads
Shlomi Dinar, Ariel Dinar and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
4293: Assessing the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture in Egypt: a ricardian approach Downloads
Helmy M. Eid, El-Marsafawy, Samia M. and Samiha A. Ouda
4292: Assessment of the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture in Zimbabwe: a ricardian approach Downloads
Reneth Mano and Charles Nhemachena
4291: An empirical economic assessment of impacts of climate change on agriculture in Zambia Downloads
Suman Jain
4290: The impacts of climate change on regional water resources and agriculture in Africa Downloads
Kenneth Strzepek and Alyssa McCluskey
4289: Sensitivity of cropping patterns in Africa to transient climate change Downloads
Alexander Lotsch
4288: Actual crop water use in project countries: a synthesis at the regional level Downloads
Robina Wahaj, Florent Maraux and Giovanni Munoz
4287: A cross-country analysis of public debt management strategies Downloads
Martin Melecký
4286: Institutional effects as determinants of learning outcomes: exploring state variations in Mexico Downloads
Jesus Alvarez, Vicente Garcia Moreno and Harry Patrinos
4285: Poverty analysis using an international cross-country demand system Downloads
John Cranfield, Paul Preckel and Thomas Hertel
4284: Customer market power and the provision of trade credit: evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Neeltje Van Horen
4283: Innovation shortfalls Downloads
William Maloney and Andres Rodriguez-Clare
4282: Are cash transfers made to women spent like other sources of income? Downloads
Norbert Schady and Jose Rosero
4281: Credit growth in emerging Europe: a cause for stability concerns? Downloads
Sophie Sirtaine and Ilias Skamnelos
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