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3980: Trade reforms, farm productivity, and poverty in Bangladesh Downloads
Irina Klytchnikova and Ndiame Diop
3979: The elimination of Madagascar's Vanilla Marketing Board, ten years on Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Laure Dutoit and Jaime de Melo
3978: Health Service Delivery in China: A Literature Review Downloads
Karen Eggleston, Li Ling, Meng Qingyue, Magnus Lindelow and Adam Wagstaff
3977: Quantifying the value of U.S. tariff preferences for developing countries Downloads
Judith Dean and John Wainio
3976: Implications of WTO agreements and unilateral trade policy reforms for poverty in Bangladesh: short versus long-run impacts Downloads
Nabil Annabi, Bazlul Khondker, Selim Raihan, John Cockburn and Bernard Decaluwe
3975: Financing firms in India Downloads
Franklin Allen, Rajesh Chakrabarti, Sankar De, Jun Qian and Meijun Qian
3974: Substitution in Markusen's classic trade and factor movement complementarity models Downloads
Maurice Schiff
3973: Conditional cash transfers, adult work incentives, and poverty Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias and Vincenzo Di Maro
3972: Annuity markets in Chile: competition, regulation - and myopia ? Downloads
Eduardo Walker
3971: Implementing a WTO agreement on trade facilitation: what makes sense ? Downloads
Joseph Finger and John Wilson
3970: Do reorganization costs matter for efficiency ? Evidence from a bankruptcy reform in Colombia Downloads
Xavier Gine and Inessa Love
3969: Deposit insurance design and implementation: policy lessons from research and practice Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane and Luc Laeven
3968: Measuring corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a critique of the cross-country indicators Downloads
Stephen Knack
3967: Can information campaigns spark local participation and improve outcomes ? A study of primary education in Uttar Pradesh, India Downloads
Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster and Stuti Khemani
3966: On the financial sustainability of earnings-related pension schemes with"pay-as-you-go"financing and the role of government indexed bonds Downloads
David Robalino and Andras Bodor
3965: Household financial assets in the process of development Downloads
Patrick Honohan
3964: Income diversification in Zimbabwe: welfare implications from urban and rural areas Downloads
Lire Ersado
3963: Financial development in Latin America: big emerging issues, limited policy answers Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Juan Carlos Gozzi and Sergio Schmukler
3962: Untangling the maze of European Union funds to Bulgaria Downloads
Gallina Andronova Vincelette and Iglika Vassileva
3961: Global redistribution of income Downloads
François Bourguignon, Victoria Levin and David Rosenblatt
3960: The impact of energy price changes in Moldova Downloads
Iaroslav Baclajanschi, Lawrence Bouton, Hideki Mori, Dejan Ostojic, Taras Pushak and Erwin R. Tiongson
3959: Microfinance games Downloads
Xavier Gine, Pamela Jakiela, Dean Karlan and Jonathan Morduch
3958: How will China's saving-investment balance evolve ? Downloads
Louis Kuijs
3957: Do workers'remittances promote financial development ? Downloads
Reena Aggarwal, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Martinez Peria
3956: Discordant couples: HIV infection among couples in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania Downloads
Damien de Walque
3955: Finance and economic development: policy choices for developing countries Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt
3954: Banking on the principles: compliance with Basel Core Principles and bank soundness Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Enrica Detragiache and Thierry Tressel
3953: Moving forward faster: trade facilitation reform and Mexican competitiveness Downloads
Isidro Soloaga, John Wilson and Alejandro Mejia
3952: Can migration reduce educational attainment ? Evidence from Mexico Downloads
David McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport
3951: Services policies in transition economies: on the European Union and the World Trade Organization as commitment mechanisms Downloads
Felix Eschenbach and Bernard Hoekman
3950: Infrastructure and public utilities privatization in developing countries Downloads
Emmanuelle Auriol and Pierre Picard
3949: Universities as drivers of the urban economies in Asia: the case of Vietnam Downloads
Tran Ngoc Ca
3948: Regional approaches to better standards systems Downloads
Aldaz-Carroll, Enrique
3947: Subnational fiscal sustainability analysis: what can we learn from Tamil Nadu ? Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Lili Liu and Mohan Nagarajan
3946: Migration,sex bias, and child growth in rural Pakistan Downloads
Ghazala Mansuri
3945: Migration, school attainment, and child labor: evidence from rural Pakistan Downloads
Ghazala Mansuri
3944: Linking public investment programs and SPAHD macro models: methodology and application to aid requirements Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Nihal Bayraktar and Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
3943: Is cost recovery a feasible objective for water and electricity ? The Latin American experience Downloads
Vivien Foster and Tito Yepes
3942: Market access, supplier access, and Africa's manufactured exports: an analysis of the role of geography and institutions Downloads
Ibrahim Elbadawi, Taye Mengistae and Albert Zeufack
3941: Water markets, demand, and cost recovery for piped water supply services: evidence from Southwest Sri Lanka Downloads
Celine Nauges and Caroline van den Berg
3940: What determines protection of property rights ? An analysis of direct and indirect effects Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
3939: Earthquake vulnerability reduction program in Colombia: a probabilistic cost-benefit analysis Downloads
Francis Ghesquiere, Luis Jamin and Olivier Mahul
3938: Creating a more efficient financial system: challenges for Bangladesh Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Md. Habibur Rahman
3937: The handshake: why do governments and firms sign private sector participation deals ? Evidence from the water and sanitation sector in developing countries Downloads
Olivia Jensen and Blanc-Brude, Frederic
3936: The impact of privatization on the performance of the infrastructure sector: the case of electricity distribution in Latin American countries Downloads
Luis Andres, Vivien Foster and Jose Luis Guasch
3935: Empowering parents to improve education: evidence from rural Mexico Downloads
Paul Gertler, Harry Patrinos and Rubio-Codina, Marta
3934: Governance and private investment in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Ahmet Aysan, Mustapha Kamel Nabli and Marie-Ange Véganzonès
3933: Internationalization and the evolution of corporate valuation Downloads
Juan Carlos Gozzi, Ross Levine and Sergio Schmukler
3932: Welfare measurement bias in household and on-site surveying of water-based recreation: an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia Downloads
Craig Meisner, Hua Wang and Benoit Laplante
3931: Did growth become less pro-poor in the 1990s ? Downloads
Humberto Lopez
3930: Cash transfers, conditions, school enrollment, and child work: evidence from a randomized experiment in Ecuador Downloads
Norbert Schady and M. Caridad Araujo
3929: An empirical analysis of the annuity rate in Chile Downloads
Roberto Rocha, Marco Morales and Craig Thorburn
3928: The rise and fall of training and visit extension: an Asian mini-drama with an African epilogue Downloads
Jock Anderson, Gershon Feder and Sushma Ganguly
3927: Managing the effects of tax expenditures on the national budget Downloads
Zhicheng Li Swift
3926: An analysis of money's worth ratios in Chile Downloads
Craig Thorburn, Roberto Rocha and Marco Morales
3925: Productivity matters for trade policy: theory and evidence Downloads
Baybars Karacaovali
3924: What are public services worth, and to whom ? Non-parametric estimation of capitalization in Pune Downloads
Somik Lall and Mattias Lundberg
3923: Public-private sector wage differentials and returns to education in Djibouti Downloads
Paloma Anos Casero and Ganesh Seshan
3922: Early childhood development through an integrated program: evidence from the Philippines Downloads
Graeme Armecin, Jere Behrman, Paulita Duazo, Sharon Ghuman, Socorro Gultiano, Elizabeth King and Nannette Lee
3921: Does access to credit improve productivity ? Evidence from Bulgarian firms Downloads
Roberta Gatti and Inessa Love
3920: Resolution of failed banks by deposit insurers: cross-country evidence Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Luc Laeven
3919: Mexico: two decades of the evolution of education and inequality Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
3918: The World Trade Organization's Doha cotton initiative: a tale of two issues Downloads
Kym Anderson and Ernesto Valenzuela
3917: Recent and prospective adoption of genetically modified cotton: a global computable general equilibrium analysis of economic impacts Downloads
Kym Anderson, Ernesto Valenzuela and Lee Ann Jackson
3916: The role of opinion leaders in the diffusion of new knowledge: the case of integrated pest management Downloads
Gershon Feder and Sara Savastano
3915: Rural-urban migration in developing countries: a survey of theoretical predictions and empirical findings Downloads
Somik Lall, Harris Selod and Zmarak Shalizi
3914: Sequencing fiscal decentralization Downloads
Roy Bahl and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
3913: Will consolidation improve sub-national governments ? Downloads
William Fox and Tami Gurley
3912: Thailand's growth path: from recovery to prosperity Downloads
Kaspar Richter
3911: Evaluating fiscal equalization in Indonesia Downloads
Bert Hofman, Kadjatmiko, Kai Kaiser and Bambang Suharnoko Sjahrir
3910: Getting girls into school: evidence from a scholarship program in Cambodia Downloads
Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady
3909: Trading on time Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Caroline Freund and Cong Pham
3908: Turkey's evolving trade integration into Pan-European markets Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Francis Ng
3907: Trade and harmonization: if your institutions are good, does it matter if they are different ? Downloads
Roumeen Islam and Ariell Reshef
3906: How important is selection ? Experimental versus non-experimental measures of the income gains from migration Downloads
David McKenzie, John Gibson and Steven Stillman
3905: Trends in tariff reforms and trends in wage inequality Downloads
Sebastian Galiano and Guido Porto
3904: Farm productivity and marketstructure: evidence from cotton reforms in Zambia Downloads
Irene Brambilla and Guido Porto
3903: Labor supply, school attendance, and remittances from international migration: the case of El Salvador Downloads
Pablo Acosta
3902: Political institutions, inequality, and agricultural growth: the public expenditure connection Downloads
Hunt Allcott, Daniel Lederman and Ramon Lopez
3901: Do global trade distortions still harm developing country farmers ? Downloads
Kym Anderson and Ernesto Valenzuela
3900: The relative importance of global agricultural subsidies and market access Downloads
Kym Anderson, Will Martin and Ernesto Valenzuela
3899: The data chase: what's out there on trade costs and nontariff barriers ? Downloads
Shweta Bagai and John Wilson
3898: Strengthening governance through engaged societies: lessons from the implementation of poverty reduction strategies Downloads
Luca Barbone and Katrina Sharkey
3897: International financial integration through the law of one price Downloads
Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Sergio Schmukler and Neeltje Van Horen
3896: Regional labor market developments in transition Downloads
Peter Huber
3895: Addressing China's growing water shortages and associated social and environmental consequences Downloads
Zmarak Shalizi
3894: Labor market developments during economic transition Downloads
Jan Rutkowski
3893: Constraints to growth and job creation in low-income Commonwealth of Independent States countries Downloads
Paolo Verme
3892: Promoting access to primary equity markets: a legal and regulatory approach Downloads
Felice B. Friedman and Claire Grose
3891: Protection, openness, and factor adjustment: evidence from the manufacturing sector in Uruguay Downloads
Carlos Casacuberta and Nestor Gandelman
3890: Migration in towns in China, a tale of three provinces: evidence from preliminary tabulations of 2000 census Downloads
Anqing Shi
3889: Comparative advantage, demand for external finance, and financial development Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Andrei Levchenko
3888: Firms'environmental performance: does news matter ? Downloads
Nlandu Mamingi, Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante and Jong Ho Hong
3887: Exports, university-industry linkages, and innovation challenges in Bangalore, India Downloads
Anthony P. D'Costa
3886: The microeconomics of creating productive jobs: a synthesis of firm-level studies in transition economies Downloads
J. David Brown and John Earle
3885: Business environment and labor market outcomes in Europe and Central Asia countries Downloads
Paloma Lopez-Garcia
3884: Rental choice and housing policy realignment in transition: post-privatization challenges in the Europe and Central Asia region Downloads
Hans-Joachim Duebel, W. Jan Brzeski and Ellen Hamilton
3883: Gross worker flows in the presence of informal labor markets: the Mexican experience 1987-2002 Downloads
Mariano Bosch and William Maloney
3882: Foreign direct investment, regulations, and growth Downloads
Matthias Busse and José Groizard
3881: How costly is it for poor farmers to lift themselves out of poverty? Downloads
Olivier Cadot, Laure Dutoit and Marcelo Olarreaga
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