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8157: A cross-country database of fiscal space Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Sergio Andres Kurlat, Franziska Ohnsorge and Naotaka Sugawara
8156: Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? Downloads
Barbara Bruns, Leandro Oliveira Costa and Nina Menezes Cunha
8155: Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC Downloads
Stephen O'Connell, Lucas Ferreira Mation, Joao Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto and Mark Andrew Dutz
8154: Surveys, big data, and experiments: how can we best learn about LGBTI development outcomes ? Downloads
Dominik Koehler and Nicholas Menzies
8153: Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth: the case of Nigeria Downloads
Anna Raggl
8152: Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt Downloads
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Vibhuti Mendiratta and Tara Vishwanath
8151: A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Hans Lofgren and Martín Cicowiez
8150: Poverty-specific purchasing power parities in Africa Downloads
Yuri M. Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, William Vigil Oliver, Tefera Bekele Degefu and Inyoung Song
8149: Regulating water and sanitation network services accounting for institutional and informational constraints Downloads
Daniel Camos and Antonio Estache
8148: Measuring women's agency Downloads
Aletheia Donald, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Jeannie Ruth Annan, Kathryn Falb and Markus Goldstein
8147: Measuring time use in development settings Downloads
Greg Seymour, Hazel Jean Malapit and Agnes Quisumbing
8146: Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets Downloads
Cheryl Doss, Caitlin Kieran and Talip Kilic
8145: Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria: firm-level evidence Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Wilfried Kouamé
8144: Arm's-length trade: a source of post-crisis trade weakness Downloads
Csilla Lakatos and Franziska Ohnsorge
8143: Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment Downloads
Alvaro Enrique Pedraza Morales, Olga Fuentes, Pamela Searle and Fiona Elizabeth Stewart
8142: Predicting school dropout with administrative data: new evidence from Guatemala and Honduras Downloads
Melissa Adelman, Francisco Haimovich, Andrés Ham and Emmanuel Vazquez
8141: Can job training decrease women?s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Kevin Croke, Markus Goldstein and Alaka Holla
8140: Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments Downloads
James Cust and David Mihalyi
8139: Distributional impact analysis: toolkit and illustrations of impacts beyond the average treatment effect Downloads
Guadalupe Bedoya Arguelles, Luca Bittarello, Jonathan Martin Villars Davis and Nikolas Karl Mittag
8138: Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys Downloads
Talip Kilic, Ismael Yacoubou Djima and Calogero Carletto
8137: Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid Downloads
Brandon de la Cuesta, Helen V. Milner, Daniel Lafayette Nielson and Stephen Knack
8136: Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification Downloads
Fiona Elizabeth Stewart, Romain Despalins and Inna Remizova
8135: Global inequality in a more educated world Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Maurizio Bussolo, Marcio Cruz, Delfin Go and Israel Osorio-Rodarte
8134: Land productivity and plot size: is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? Downloads
Sam Desiere and Dean Jolliffe
8133: Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance Downloads
Syud Amer Ahmed, Enis Baris, Delfin Sia Go, Hans Lofgren, Israel Osorio-Rodarte, Karen E. Thierfelder, Syud Amer Ahmed, Enis Baris, Delfin Sia Go, Hans Lofgren, Israel Osorio-Rodarte and Karen E. Thierfelder
8132: Trains, trade and transaction costs: how does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities ? Downloads
Wouter Zant
8131: Whose power gets cut ? using high-frequency satellite images to measure power supply irregularity Downloads
Brian Min, O'Keeffe,Zachary and Fan Zhang
8130: The impact of electricity shortages on firm productivity: evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Corbett Alden Grainger and Fan Zhang
8129: The nexus of energy supply and human health Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
8128: Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia Downloads
Lionel Joshua Roger, Gregory Smith and Oliver Morrissey
8127: Farm size and productivity: a"direct-inverse-direct"relationship Downloads
Sara Savastano, Pasquale L. Scandizzo, Sara Savastano and Pasquale L. Scandizzo
8126: Services trade and global value chains Downloads
Cecilia Heuser, Aaditya Mattoo, Cecilia Heuser and Aaditya Mattoo
8125: Willing but unable ? short-term experimental evidence on parent empowerment and school quality Downloads
Elizabeth Ruth Beasley, Elise Huillery, Elizabeth Ruth Beasley and Elise Huillery
8124: Understanding the impact of windstorms on economic activity from night lights in Central America Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero, Juan Jose Miranda Montero, Hongrui Zhang, Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero, Juan Jose Miranda Montero and Hongrui Zhang
8123: Approximating income distribution dynamics using aggregate data Downloads
Aart Kraay and Roy van der Weide
8122: Tax administration practices and firms? perceptions of corruption: evidence from Europe and Central Asia Downloads
B. Ponomariov, Oleksii Balabushko, Gregory Kisunko, B. Ponomariov, Oleksii Balabushko and Gregory Kisunko
8121: "Create"or"buy": internal vs. external sources of innovation and firm productivity Downloads
Jieun Choi and Jieun Choi
8120: Unheard voices: the challenge of inducing women's civic speech Downloads
Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao, Nethra Palaniswamy, Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao and Nethra Palaniswamy
8119: Deliberative inequality: a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies Downloads
Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao, Nethra Palaniswamy, Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao and Nethra Palaniswamy
8118: The effect of local governance on firm productivity and resource allocation: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Shawn Weiming Tan, Trang Thu Tran, Shawn Weiming Tan and Trang Thu Tran
8117: On the predictability of growth Downloads
Matthieu Claudio Ascagne Cristelli, Andrea Tacchella, Masud Z. Cader, Kirstin Ingrid Roster and Luciano Pietronero
8116: Education and health services in Uganda: quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels Downloads
Clarence Tsimpo, Alvin Etang Ndip and Quentin Wodon
8115: The effects of health insurance within families: experimental evidence from Nicaragua Downloads
Anne Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Thornton
8114: The heterogeneous growth effects of the business environment: firm-level evidence for a global sample of cities Downloads
José-Daniel Reyes, Mark Roberts and Lixin Xu
8113: Biased policy professionals Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri
8112: Well begun, but aiming higher: a review of Vietnam's education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and Paul Glewwe
8111: Beyond income poverty: nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda Downloads
Alvin Etang Ndip and Clarence Tsimpo
8110: Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms Downloads
Rita Kullberg Almeida, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Mariana Viollaz, Rita Kullberg Almeida, Ana Margarida Fernandes and Mariana Viollaz
8109: Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states Downloads
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar and Vijayendra Rao
8108: Cyclicality of fiscal policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: magnitude and evolution Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Punam Chuhan-Pole and Rafael Matias Lopez-Monti
8107: Fast, easy, and cheap job matching: social networks in Bangladesh Downloads
Norihiko Matsuda and Shinsaku Nomura
8106: Estimating the welfare costs of reforming the Iraq public distribution system: a mixed demand approach Downloads
Nandini Krishnan, Sergio Daniel Olivieri and Racha Ramadan
8105: Employment multipliers over the business cycle Downloads
Ha Nguyen and Jiaming Soh
8104: But ? what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
German Daniel Caruso, Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti, Eduardo Malasquez, Thiago Scot and R. Castañeda
8103: Scaling up distributed solar in emerging markets: the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt Downloads
Dalia Abdelhamid Mahmoud Sakr, Joern Torsten Huenteler, Tyeler Marissa Matsuo and Ashish Khanna
8102: Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Hussain A. Samad and Fan Zhang
8101: Bureaucratic blockages: water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania Downloads
Juli Bailey
8100: Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? Downloads
Poonam Gupta, Oliver Masetti and David Rosenblatt
8099: Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13: do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? Downloads
Gaurav Datt
8098: Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Snow Xue Han and Celim Yildizhan
8097: Prices, Engel curves, and time-space deflation: impacts on poverty and inequality in Vietnam Downloads
John Gibson, Trinh Le and Bonggeun Kim
8096: Rural non-farm employment and household welfare: evidence from Malawi Downloads
Guigonan Serge Adjognon, Saweda Lenis Liverpool-Tasie, Alejandro De La Fuente and Rui Benfica
8095: Soft skills for hard constraints: evidence from high-achieving female farmers Downloads
Joao Montalvao, Michael Dr. Frese, Markus Goldstein and Talip Kilic
8094: Cities, slums, and early child growth: empirical evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Dhushyanth Raju, Kyoung Yang Kim, Quynh T. Nguyen and Ramesh Govindaraj
8093: How important are spillovers from major emerging markets ? Downloads
Raju Huidrom, Ayhan Kose and Franziska Ohnsorge
8092: Job fairs: matching firms and workers in a field experiment in Ethiopia Downloads
Girum Abebe, Stefano Caria, Marcel Fafchamps, Paolo Falco, Simon Franklin, Simon Redmond Quinn and Forhad J. Shilpi
8091: Financial globalization and market volatility: an empirical appraisal Downloads
Tito Cordella and Anderson Ospino Rojas
8090: On-the-job training: returns, barriers to provision, and policy implications Downloads
Priyam Saraf
8089: Spatial autocorrelation panel regression: agricultural production and transport connectivity Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You, Ulrike Wood-Sichra, Atsushi Iimi, Liangzhi You and Ulrike Wood-Sichra
8088: Port rail connectivity and agricultural production: evidence from a large sample of farmers in Ethiopia Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Haileyesus Adamtei, James Markland and Eyasu Tsehaye
8087: Beyond dualism: agricultural productivity, small towns, and structural change in Bangladesh Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi, M. Shahe Emran and Forhad J. Shilpi
8086: Full-time teachers, students, and curriculum: the single-shift model in Rio de Janeiro Downloads
Tassia De Souza Cruz, Andre Loureiro and Eduardo Sa
8085: The labor market effects of financial crises: the role of temporary contracts in central and western Europe Downloads
Siddharth Sharma and Hernan Winkler
8084: Colombo: exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to floods Downloads
Archana Mahesh Patankar
8083: Information technology and provision of national identification cards by the Bolivian police: evidence from two randomized natural field experiments Downloads
Alberto Chong, Carlos Machicado Salas and Monica Yanez Pagans
8082: Credit composition, output composition, and external balances Downloads
Roumeen Islam
8081: A review of the anthropological literature on the civil service Downloads
Colin Brewster Hoag and Matthew Hull
8080: How do women fare in rural non-farm economy ? Downloads
Habtamu Neda Fuje
8079: In the mind, the household, or the market ? concepts and measurement of women's economic empowerment Downloads
Louise Fox and Carolina Romero
8078: Deterring kickbacks and encouraging entry in public procurement markets: evidence from firm surveys in 88 developing countries Downloads
Stephen Knack, Nataliya Biletska and Kanishka Kacker
8077: Does energy efficiency promote economic growth?: evidence from a multi-country and multi-sector panel data set Downloads
Ashish Rajbhandari and Fan Zhang
8076: Energy prices and international trade: incorporating input-output linkages Downloads
H. Ron Chan, Edward John Matlock Manderson and Fan Zhang
8075: Predicting conflict Downloads
Bledi Celiku and Aart Kraay
8074: Is consanguinity an impediment to improving human development outcomes ? Downloads
Cem Mete, Laurent Bossavie, John Giles and Harold Alderman
8073: Societal poverty: a relative and relevant measure Downloads
Dean Jolliffe and Espen Beer Prydz
8072: Perceptions of distributive justice in Latin America during a period of falling inequality Downloads
German Jeremias Reyes and Leonardo Carlos Gasparini
8069: Where to create jobs to reduce poverty: cities or towns ? Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Ravi Kanbur, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
8068: The rise of the middle class and economic growth in ASEAN Downloads
Markus Brueckner, Era Dabla-Norris, Mark Gradstein and Daniel Lederman
8067: Elections and embezzlement: experimental evidence from Burkina Faso Downloads
Malte Lierl
8066: Why do some oil-rich countries perform better than others ? Downloads
Farrukh Iqbal and Youssouf Kiendrebeogo
8065: Crossovers: female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors -- evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Salman Alibhai, Niklas Buehren, Sreelakshmi Papineni and Rachael Susan Pierotti
8064: Status goods: experimental evidence from platinum credit cards Downloads
Leonardo A. Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Stefano Fiorin, Martin Kanz, Gautam Rao, Leonardo A. Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Stefano Fiorin, Martin Kanz and Gautam Rao
8063: Effect of stress on later-life health: evidence from the Vietnam war draft Downloads
John Cawley, Damien de Walque and Daniel Grossman
8062: The entry of randomized assignment into the social sciences Downloads
Julian C Jamison
8061: To sew or not to sew ? assessing the welfare effects of the garment industry in Cambodia Downloads
Carolina Mejia-Mantilla and Martha Tesfaye Woldemichae
8060: The effects of in-kind demand-side conditional transfers for improving uptake of maternal and child health services in Rwanda Downloads
Gil Shapira, Ina Kalisa, Jeanine Condo, James Humuza, Cathy Mugeni and Jeanette Walldorf
8059: Effects of performance incentives for community health worker cooperatives in Rwanda Downloads
Gil Shapira, Ina Kalisa, Jeanine Condo, James Humuza, Cathy Mugeni, Denis Nkunda and Jeanette Walldorf
8058: Compensation, diversity and inclusion at the World Bank Group Downloads
Jishnu Das, Clément Joubert and Sander Florian Tordoir
8057: Collecting the dirt on soils: advancements in plot-level soil testing and implications for agricultural statistics Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Ermias Aynekulu, Sydney Gourlay and Keith Shepherd
8056: Industrial policy, information, and government capacity Downloads
William Maloney and Gaurav Nayyar
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