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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 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 Moreno-Dodson, Blanca
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 Montes-Negret, Fernando
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
Isik-Dikmelik, Aylin
4048: Services inputs and firm productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from firm-level data Downloads
Jens Arnold, Aaditya Mattoo and Gaia Narciso
4047: Unraveling the worldwide pollution haven effect Downloads
Jean-Marie Grether, Nicole Mathys and Jaime de Melo
4046: Migrant networks and foreign direct investment Downloads
Beata Javorcik, Caglar Ozden, Mariana Spatareanu and Ileana Neagu Constantinescu
4045: Urban infrastructure finance from private operators: what have we learned from recent experience ? Downloads
Patricia Clarke Annez
4044: Export promotion agencies: what works and what doesn't Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Marcelo Olarreaga and Lucy Payton
4043: Land leasing and land sale as an infrastructure-financing option Downloads
George E. Peterson
4042: Mobilizing urban infrastructure finance within a responsible fiscal framework: South African case Downloads
Philip van Ryneveld
4041: Crime and violence in development: a literature review of Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Alessandra Heinemann and Dorte Verner
4040: Estimating the returns to education: accounting for heterogeneity in ability Downloads
Harry Patrinos, Ridao-Cano, Cris and Christos Sakellariou
4039: A practitioner's guide to intergovernmental fiscal transfers Downloads
Anwar Shah
4038: Preferential trade agreements and their role in world trade Downloads
Denis Medvedev
4037: Conscription and Crime Downloads
Sebastian Galiani, Martín Rossi and Ernesto Schargrodsky
4036: Evaluating the impact of Mexico's quality schools program: the pitfalls of using nonexperimental data Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias and Joseph Shapiro
4035: Measuring the pro-poorness of income growth within an elasticity framework Downloads
Essama-Nssah B. and Peter J. Lambert
4034: When instability increases the effectiveness of aid projects Downloads
Patrick Guillaumont and Rachid Laajaj
4033: Do intensity targets control uncertainty better than quotas ? Conditions, calibrations, and caveats Downloads
Robert Marschinski and Franck Lecocq
4032: Do institutions matter more for services ? Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Aaditya Mattoo
4031: Duration of unemployment benefits and quality of post-unemployment jobs: evidence from a natural experiment Downloads
Jan C. van Ours and Milan Vodopivec
4030: Liberalizing trade in services: a survey Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
4029: Takeover laws and financial development Downloads
Tatiana Nenova
4028: Fiscal and social impact of a nominal exchange rate devaluation in Djibouti Downloads
Paloma Anos Casero and Ganesh Seshan
4027: Bank efficiency, ownership, and market structure: why are interest spreads so high in Uganda ? Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Heiko Hesse
4026: The basic analytics of access to financial services Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Augusto de la Torre
4025: Economic growth, education, and AIDS in Kenya: a long-run analysis Downloads
Clive Bell, Ramona Bruhns and Hans Gersbach
4024: Education and HIV/AIDS prevention: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Western Kenya Downloads
Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer and Samuel Sinei
4023: What is the real impact of schooling on age of first union and age of first parenting ? New evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Jere Behrman, Alexis Murphy, Agnes Quisumbing, Usha Ramakrishnan and Kathyrn Yount
4022: The demography of youth in developing countries and its economic implications Downloads
David Lam
4021: A profile of the world's young developing country migrants Downloads
David McKenzie
4020: Restructuring Uganda's coffee industry: why going back to the basics matters Downloads
John Baffes
4019: Banking sector openness and economic growth Downloads
Nihal Bayraktar and Yan Wang
4018: Forgone earnings from smoking: evidence for a developing country Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Kathleen Beegle
4017: Do subsidized health programs in Armenia increase utilization among the poor? Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola and Shweta Jain
4016: Rules of origin for preferential trading arrangements: implications for the ASEAN Free Trade Area of EU and U.S. experience Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo and Alberto Portugal-Perez
4015: Regional impacts of Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization Downloads
Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
4014: The World Trade Organization and antidumping in developing countries Downloads
Chad Bown
4013: The role of agriculture in poverty reduction an empirical perspective Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery and Jesper Kühl
4012: Governance matters V: aggregate and individual governance indicators for 1996 - 2005 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
4011: Fairtrade and market failures in agricultural commodity markets Downloads
Loraine Ronchi
4010: Rural vulnerability in Serbia Downloads
Lire Ersado
4009: Azerbaijan's household survey data: explaining why inequality is so low Downloads
Lire Ersado
4008: Group versus individual liability: a field experiment in the Philippines Downloads
Xavier Gine and Dean Karlan
4007: Increasing inequality in transition economies: is there more to come? Downloads
Pradeep Mitra and Ruslan Yemtsov
4006: Financial system structure in Colombia: a proposal for a reform agenda Downloads
Javier De la Cruz and Constantinos Stephanou
4005: What is effective aid? How would donors allocate It? Downloads
Charles Kenny
4004: The quality of fiscal adjustment and the long-run growth impact of fiscal policy in Brazil Downloads
Fernando Blanco and Santiago Herrera
4003: Access and risk - friends or foes? Lessons from Chile Downloads
Osvaldo Adasme, Giovanni Majnoni and Myriam Uribe
4002: Latin American universities and the third mission: trends, challenges, and policy options Downloads
Kristian Thorn and Maarja Soo
4001: Superstition, family planning, and human development Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Tung Phung
4000: Who gets debt relief ? Downloads
Nicolas Depetris Chauvin and Aart Kraay
3999: Openness and industrial response in a Wal-Mart world: a case study of Mexican soaps, detergents, and surfactant producers Downloads
Beata Javorcik, Wolfgang Keller and James Tybout
3998: Dimensions of urban poverty in the Europe and Central Asia region Downloads
Infrastructure Department, Europe and Central Asia Region
3997: Local inequality and project choice: theory and evidence from Ecuador Downloads
M. Caridad Araujo, Francisco Ferreira, Peter Lanjouw and Berk Özler
3996: The African Growth and Opportunity Act, exports, and development in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Paul Brenton and Mombert Hoppe
3995: The value of mortality risk reductions in Delhi, India Downloads
Soma Bhattacharya, Anna Alberini and Maureen Cropper
3994: Investing cash transfers to raise long term living standards Downloads
Paul Gertler, Sebastian Martinez and Rubio-Codina, Marta
3993: Assessing benefits of slum upgrading programs in second-best settings Downloads
Basab Dasgupta and Somik Lall
3992: Measuring financial performance in infrastructure: an application to Europe and Central Asia Downloads
Jane O. Ebinger
3991: University-local industry linkages: the case of Tohoku University in the Sendai area of Japan Downloads
Juan Jiang, Yuko Harayama and Shiro Abe
3990: Does aid help improve economic institutions ? Downloads
Decio Coviello and Roumeen Islam
3989: Infrastructure and growth in South Africa: direct and indirect productivity impacts of 19 infrastructure measures Downloads
Johannes Fedderke, Zeljko Bogetic and Zeljko
3988: Firm Productivity in Bangladesh Manufacturing Industries Downloads
Ana Fernandes
3987: International benchmarking of infrastructure performance in the Southern African Customs Union Countries Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Johannes Fedderke
3986: Reforming the investment climate: lessons for practitioners Downloads
Sunita Kikeri, Thomas Kenyon and Vincent Palmade
3985: Openness and technological innovations in developing countries: evidence from firm-level surveys Downloads
Rita Almeida and Ana Fernandes
3984: A firm-level analysis of small and medium size enterprise financing in Poland Downloads
Leora Klapper, Sarria-Allende, Virginia and Rida Zaidi
3983: Innovation and export portfolios Downloads
Bailey Klinger and Daniel Lederman
3982: Quality of schooling and quality of schools for indigenous students in Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru Downloads
Hernandez-Zavala, Martha, Harry Patrinos, Christos Sakellariou and Joseph Shapiro
3981: Openness, inequality, and poverty: endowments matter Downloads
Julien Gourdon, Nicolas Maystre and Jaime de Melo
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