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3880: Immigration to Switzerland - the case of the Former Republic of Yugoslavia Downloads
Dominique Gross
3879: Trade liberalization and the environment in Vietnam Downloads
Muthukumara Mani and Shreyasi Jha
3878: The distributional incidence of residential water and electricity subsidies Downloads
Kristin Komives, Jonathan Halpern, Vivien Foster, Quentin Wodon and Roohi Abdullah
3877: Propensity score matching and policy impact analysis - a demonstration in EViews Downloads
Essama-Nssah, B.
3876: Competition and performance in the Hungarian second pillar Downloads
Gregorio Impavido and Roberto Rocha
3875: The poverty impact of rural roads: evidencefrom Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker, Zaid Bakht and Gayatri B. Koolwal
3874: Sugar prices, labor income, and poverty in Brazil Downloads
Ekaterina Krivonos and Marcelo Olarreaga
3873: Tariff retaliation versus financial compensation in the enforcement of international trade agreements Downloads
Nuno Limão and Kamal Saggi
3872: Diversification, innovation, and imitation inside the Global Technological Frontier Downloads
Bailey Klinger and Daniel Lederman
3871: Does rising landlessness signal success or failure for Vietnam's agrarian transition? Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
3870: Do minimum wages in Latin America and the Caribbean matter ? Evidence from 19 countries Downloads
Nicolai Kristensen and Wendy Cunningham
3869: Early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Norbert Schady
3868: Legal knowledge and economic development: the case of land rights in Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Daniel Ayalew and Takashi Yamano
3867: The rise and fall of Brazilian inequality, 1981-2004 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite and Julie Litchfield
3866: On defining and measuring the informal sector Downloads
Andrew Henley, Reza (Gholamreza) Arabsheibani and Francisco Carneiro
3865: Global income inequality: what it is and why it matters Downloads
Branko Milanovic
3864: Bulgaria's institutions and policies: integrating into Pan-European markets Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski
3863: Bulgaria's integration into the Pan-European economy and industrial restructuring Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Francis Ng
3862: Bank ownership type and banking relationships Downloads
Allen Berger, Leora Klapper, Maria Martinez Peria and Rida Zaidi
3861: Integrated urban uprading for the poor: the experience of Ribeira Azul, Brazil Downloads
Judy L. Baker
3860: Incentives for public investment under fiscal rules Downloads
Jack Mintz and Michael Smart
3859: Evaluating recipes for development success Downloads
Avinash Dixit
3858: Estimates of government net capital stocks for 26 developing countries, 1970-2002 Downloads
Florence Arestoff and Christophe Hurlin
3857: Trade liberalization, factor market flexibility, and growth: the case of Morocco and Tunisia Downloads
Allen Dennis
3856: Creating an efficient financial system: challenges in a global economy Downloads
Thorsten Beck
3855: African small and medium enterprises, networks, and manufacturing performance Downloads
Tyler Biggs and Manju Kedia Shah
3854: Competitive implications of cross-border banking Downloads
Stijn Claessens
3853: Immigration policy and foreign population in Switzerland Downloads
Dominique Gross
3852: The welfare effects of slum improvement programs: the case of Mumbai Downloads
Akie Takeuchi, Maureen Cropper and Antonio Bento
3851: The return to firm investment in human capital Downloads
Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro
3850: Do regional trade pacts benefit the poor ? An illustration from the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement in Nicaragua Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Yoko Niimi
3849: Determinants of deposit-insurance adoption and design Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward Kane and Luc Laeven
3848: Doha merchandise trade reform: what's at stake for developing countries ? Downloads
Kym Anderson, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
3847: Environmental federalism: a panacea or Pandora's box for developing countries? Downloads
Per Fredriksson, Muthukumara Mani and Jim Wollscheid
3846: New product technology, accumulation, and growth Downloads
Faruk A. Khan
3845: Access to finance by Chilean corporations Downloads
Sophie Sirtaine
3844: Who gets AIDS and how ? The determinants of HIV infection and sexual behaviors in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania Downloads
Damien de Walque
3843: Regional subsidies and industrial prospects of lagging regions Downloads
Alexandre Carvalho, Somik Lall and Christopher Timmins
3842: Does migration reshape expenditures in rural households? Evidence from Mexico Downloads
J. Edward Taylor and Jorge Mora
3841: Export led growth, pro-poor or not? Evidence from Madagascar's textile and apparel industry Downloads
Alessandro Nicita
3840: Estimating trade restrictiveness indices Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Alessandro Nicita and Marcelo Olarreaga
3839: The case for industrial policy: a critical survey Downloads
Howard Pack and Kamal Saggi
3838: Remittances and poverty in Ghana Downloads
Richard Adams
3837: The impact of regional trade agreements and trade facilitation in the Middle East and North Africa region Downloads
Allen Dennis
3836: Trade, inequality, and the political economy of institutions Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Andrei Levchenko
3835: The urban unbanked in Mexico and the United States Downloads
John Caskey, John P., Clemente Ruiz Duran and Tova Maria Solo
3834: Access to financial services in Colombia: the"unbanked"in Bogota Downloads
Tova Maria Solo and Astrid Manroth
3833: Structural change and poverty reduction in Brazil: the impact of the Doha Round Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo, Jann Lay and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
3832: Entering the Union: European accession and capacity-building priorities Downloads
John Wilson, Xubei Luo and Harry G. Broadman
3831: Exploring the linkages between poverty, marine protected area management, and the use of destructive fishing gear in Tanzania Downloads
Patricia Silva
3830: International benchmarking of South Africa's infrastructure performance Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Johannes Fedderke
3829: Forecasting investment needs in South Africa's electricity and telecommunications sectors Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Johannes Fedderke
3828: Can guest worker schemes reduce illegal migration ? Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Aaditya Mattoo
3827: Financial performance and outreach: a global analysis of leading microbanks Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan Morduch
3826: Incomplete contracts and investment: a study of land tenancy in Pakistan Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Ghazala Mansuri
3825: International benchmarking of Lesotho's infrastructure performance Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic
3824: Corruption and decentralized public governance Downloads
Anwar Shah
3823: Nonlinear effects of altitude on child growth in Peru: a multilevel analysis Downloads
Alessandra Marini and Michele Gragnolati
3822: Telecommunications performance, reforms, and governance Downloads
Antonio Estache, Ana Goicoechea and Marco Manacorda
3821: Assessing debt sustainability in emerging market economies using stochastic simulation methods Downloads
Doug Hostland and Philippe Karam
3820: How important are financing constraints ? The role of finance in the business environment Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
3819: Lobbying and agricultural trade policy in the United States Downloads
Kishore Gawande and Bernard Hoekman
3818: The use of willingness to pay experiments: estimating demand for piped water connections in Sri Lanka Downloads
Subhrendu Pattanayak, Caroline van den Berg, Jui-Chen Yang and George Van Houtven
3817: Unpackaging demand for water service quality: evidence from conjoint surveys in Sri Lanka Downloads
Jui-Chen Yang, Subhrendu Pattanayak, F. Reed Jonson, Carol Mansfield, Caroline van den Berg and Kelly Jones
3816: Inequality of opportunity and economic development Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Michael Walton
3815: Getting realabout inequality: evidence from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru Downloads
Edwin Goni, Humberto Lopez and Luis Servén
3814: A normal relationship ? Poverty, growth, and inequality Downloads
Humberto Lopez and Luis Servén
3813: Preferential trading in South Asia Downloads
Tercan Baysan, Arvind Panagariya and Nihal Pitigala
3812: Fiscal responsibility legislation and fiscal adjustment: the case of Brazilian local governments Downloads
Luiz de Mello
3811: Nonfarm activity and rural income inequality: a case study of two provinces in China Downloads
Nong Zhu and Xubei Luo
3810: Tracking poverty over time in the absence of comparable consumption data Downloads
David Stifel and Luc Christiaensen
3809: Do standards matter for export success ? Downloads
Maggie Chen, Tsunehiro Otsuki and John Wilson
3808: Network effects of the productivity of infrastructure in developing countries Downloads
Christophe Hurlin
3807: Releasing constraints to growth or pushing on a string ? the impact of credit, training, business associations, and taxes on the performance of Mexican micro-firms Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber, William Maloney and Gabriel Montes-Rojas
3806: Two decades of reform: the changing organization dynamics of Chinese industrial firms Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima
3805: Di Bao: a guaranteed minimum income in urban China? Downloads
Shaohua Chen, Martin Ravallion and Youjuan Wang
3804: Disinflation, fiscal sustainability, and labor market adjustment in Turkey Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Henning Jensen, Mathew Verghis and Erinc Yeldan
3803: How substitutable is natural capital ? Downloads
Anil Markandya and Suzette Galinato
3802: Sugar in the Caribbean: adjusting to eroding preferences Downloads
Donald Mitchell
3801: Neither a borrower nor a lender: does China's zero net foreign asset position make economic sense? Downloads
David Dollar and Aart Kraay
3800: Is formal lifelong learning a profitable investment for all of life ? How age, education level, and flexibility of provision affect rates of return to adult education in Colombia Downloads
Thomas Sohnesen and Andreas Blom
3799: Pending issues in protection, productivity growth, and poverty reduction Downloads
Omar Arias, Andreas Blom, Mariano Bosch, Wendy Cunningham, Ariel Fiszbein, Gladys Lopez Acevedo, William Maloney, Jaime Saavedra, Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina, Mauricio Santamaria and Lucas Siga
3798: What have we learned from a decade of manufacturing enterprise surveys in Africa ? Downloads
Arne Bigsten and Mans Soderbom
3797: Taking the bad with the good: volatility of foreign portfolio investment and financial constraints of small firms Downloads
April Knill
3796: Does foreign portfolio investment reach small listed firms ? Downloads
April Knill
3795: A more complete conceptual framework for financing of small and medium enterprises Downloads
Allen Berger and Gregory Udell
3794: Disability, poverty, and schooling in developing countries: results from 11 household surveys Downloads
Deon Filmer
3793: Creating a Poverty Map for Azerbaijan Downloads
Angela Baschieri, Jane Falkingham, Duncan Hornby and Craig Hutton
3792: Measuring the impact of the investment climate on total factor productivity: the cases of China and Brazil Downloads
Uma Subramanian, William P. Anderson and Kihoon Lee
3791: Mexico: human capital effects on wages and productivity Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys, Monica Tinajero and Marcela Rubio
3790: Health systems in East Asia: what can developing countries learn from Japan and the Asian tigers ? Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
3789: Sri Lanka's migrant labor remittances: enhancing the quality and outreach of the rural remittance infrastructure Downloads
Esperanza Lasagabaster, Samuel Munzele Maimbo and Sriyani Hulugalle
3788: Simulating the poverty impact of macroeconomic shocks and policies Downloads
Essama-Nssah, B.
3787: Public health in India: an overview Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
3786: Fiscal decentralization and fiscal performance Downloads
Anwar Shah
3785: A framework for evaluating alternate institutional arrangements for fiscal equalization transfers Downloads
Anwar Shah
3784: Trade costs, export development, and poverty in Rwanda Downloads
Ndiame Diop, Paul Brenton and Yakup Asarkaya
3783: Paper walls are easier to tear down: passport costs and legal barriers to emigration Downloads
David McKenzie
3782: Who cares about relative deprivation ? Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
3781: Policy and planning for large infrastructure projects: problems, causes, cures Downloads
Bent Flyvbjerg
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