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7994: For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities Downloads
John Gibson, Gaurav Datt, Rinku Murgai and Martin Ravallion
7993: Growing markets through business training for female entrepreneurs: a market-level randomized experiment in Kenya Downloads
David J. Mckenzie, Susana Puerto, David J. Mckenzie and Susana Puerto
7992: Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity: an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities Downloads
Elaine Rene Elizabeth Panter, Tanya Primiani, Tazeen Hasan and Eduardo Calderon Pontaza
7991: Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment: drivers, investment needs and policy responses Downloads
Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Gerard Kambou, Derek Hung Chiat Chen, Boaz Nandwa, Yohei Okawa and Dana Lauren Vorisek
7990: Weakness in investment growth: causes, implications and policy responses Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Lei Sandy Ye and Ergys Islamaj
7989: Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives: a Bangladesh case study Downloads
Faizuddin Ahmed, Dipankar Roy, Monica Yanez Pagans and Nobuo Yoshida
7988: Are tobacco taxes really regressive ? evidence from Chile Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Francisco Jalles Meneses
7987: Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households Downloads
Marianne Fay and Stephane Straub
7986: Seasonality of rural finance Downloads
Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad and Shakeel Badruddoza
7985: Stocktaking of global forced displacement data Downloads
Zara Inga Sarzin
7984: Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector: evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Robert Cull, Xavier Gine, Sven Harten and Anca Bogdana Rusu
7983: Special study on benchmarking the quality of project economic analysis for the South Asia Region Downloads
Kenechukwu Maria Ezemenari and Xiao Ye
7982: The direct and indirect costs of tax treaty policy: evidence from Ukraine Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko, Sebastian Beer, Jan Loeprick and Felipe Pinto Vallada
7981: Horizontal depth: a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements Downloads
Claudia Hofmann, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
7980: Public mosquito abatement: a cluster randomized experiment Downloads
Josselin Thuilliez and Yves Dumont
7979: Agriculture in Africa -- telling myths from facts: a synthesis Downloads
Luc Christiaensen
7978: Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? Downloads
Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo, Michele Ruta, Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
7977: A firm of one's own: experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice Downloads
Andrew Peter Brudevold-Newman, Maddalena Honorati, Pamela Jakiela, Owen Ozier, Andrew Peter Brudevold-Newman, Maddalena Honorati, Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
7976: How is the internet changing labor market arrangements ? evidence from telecommunications reforms in Europe Downloads
Emmanuel Vazquez and Hernan Winkler
7975: Growth (but not only) is good for the poor: some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti Downloads
Kassia Belo Da Silva Antoine, Raju Singh and Konstantin Wacker
7974: Assessing the accuracy of electricity demand forecasts in developing countries Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks
7973: Dynamics of child development: analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country Downloads
Emanuela Galasso, Ann Weber and Lia C. H. Fernald
7972: Are capital flows fickle? Increasingly ? and does the answer still depend on type? Downloads
Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta and Oliver Masetti
7971: Government guarantees, transparency, and bank risk-taking Downloads
Tito Cordella, Giovanni Dell'ariccia and Robert Marquez
7970: Recovery from conflict: lessons of success Downloads
Hannes Mueller, Lavinia Piemontese and Augustin Tapsoba
7969: Estimating poverty using cell phone data: evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Marco Hernandez, Lingzi Hong, Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez
7968: Distribution of consumption expenditure in East Asia Downloads
La-Bhus Jirasavetakul and Christoph Lakner
7967: Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? Downloads
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Tan
7966: Toward labor market policy 2.0: the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India Downloads
Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias, Futoshi Yamauchi, Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias and Futoshi Yamauchi
7965: Push and pull: a study of international migration from Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7964: Services in the trans-pacific partnership: what would be lost? Downloads
Batshur Gootiiz, Aaditya Mattoo, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo
7963: The impact of mass bed net distribution programs on politics: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Kevin Croke
7962: The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Csilla Lakatos, Franziska Ohnsorge and Marc Stocker
7961: Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Munshi Sulaiman and Venus Yam
7960: The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa Downloads
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly and Anthony Mveyange
7959: Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency: evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Derick Bowen and Klaus W. Deininger
7958: The changing structure of Africa's economies Downloads
Xinshen Diao, Kenneth Harttgen and Margaret McMillan
7957: Impact of oil price fluctuations on financial markets since 2014 Downloads
Ha Minh Nguyen, Huong Nguyen and Anh Pham
7956: What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa Downloads
Tessa Bold, Deon Filmer, Gayle Martin, Ezequiel Molina, Christophe Rockmore, Brian Stacy, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
7955: Social learning about environmental innovations: experimental analysis of adoption timing Downloads
Julian C Jamison, David Owens and Glenn Woroch
7954: Can solar lanterns improve youth academic performance ? experimental evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Yuya Kudo, Abu Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi
7953: Firms'export decisions: demand trumps financial shocks Downloads
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Tan
7952: Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh Downloads
Rishabh Sinha
7951: Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity Downloads
Talip Kilic, Umar Serajuddin, Hiroki Uematsu and Nobuo Yoshida
7950: Breaking into tradables: urban form and urban function in a developing city Downloads
Anthony Venables
7949: Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef, Hibret Belete Maemir, Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef and Hibret Belete Maemir
7948: How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Raul Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Maria Gabriela Farfan Bertran, German Jeremias Reyes and Liliana Sousa
7947: Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations Downloads
Alen Mulabdic, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
7946: Death scares: how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7945: Get rich or die tryin': perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7944: Pedagogy versus school readiness: the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga Downloads
Kevin Macdonald, Sally Ann Brinkman, Wendy Jarvie, Myrna Machuca-Sierra, Kristen Andrew Mcdonall, Souhila Messaoud-Galusi, Siosiana Tapueluelu and Binh Thanh Vu
7943: Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Fang Xia and Stein Holden
7942: Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia Downloads
Eric Mvukiyehe
7941: Reforming village-level governance via horizontal pressure: evidence from an experiment in Zimbabwe Downloads
Kate Baldwin, Shylock Muyengwa and Eric Mvukiyehe
7940: Conditionality as targeting?: participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers Downloads
Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7939: The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile Downloads
Sandra Natalia Martinez Aguilar, Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez and Giselle Eugenia Del Carmen Hasbun
7938: On the structural transformation of rural Africa Downloads
Christopher Barrett, Luc Christiaensen, Megan Britney Sheahan and Abebe Abebe
7937: Foreign banks and international transmission of monetary policy: evidence from the syndicated loan market Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Balint Horvath and Harry Huizinga
7936: Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy?: Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses Downloads
Myung Jae Sung, Rajul Awasthi and Hyung Chul Lee
7935: With a little help: shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda Downloads
Ruth Hill and Carolina Mejia-Mantilla
7934: Can grants to consortia spur innovation and science-industry collaboration?: regression-discontinuity evidence from Poland Downloads
Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie
7933: Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Sergio Firpo and Antonio F. Galvao
7932: Exchange rate flexibility and the effect of remittances on economic growth Downloads
Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng Lartey
7931: The role of information and cash transfers on early childhood development: evidence from Nepal Downloads
Michael Benjamin Levere, Gayatri Acharya and Prashant Bharadwaj
7930: Globalization and the gender earnings gap: evidence from Sri Lanka and Cambodia Downloads
Yevgeniya Savchenko, Gladys C. Lopez-Acevedo and Raymond Robertson
7929: Caste system Downloads
Karla Hoff
7928: Emerging economies'versus advanced countries'investment impact in Africa Downloads
Kenechukwu Maria Ezemenari, Esubalew Alehegn Tiruneh and Evelyn Wamboye
7927: Job quality and poverty in Latin America Downloads
Peter Brummund, Christopher Ryan Mann and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7926: Pass-through of competitors'exchange rates to us import and producer prices Downloads
Steven Michael Pennings
7925: The public/private wage differential in the land of gross national happiness Downloads
Achim Schmillen
7924: Labor drops: experimental evidence on the return to additional labor in microenterprises Downloads
Suresh De Mel, David J. Mckenzie, Christopher M. Woodruff, Suresh De Mel, David J. Mckenzie and Christopher M. Woodruff
7923: Understanding India's urban frontier: what is behind the emergence of census towns in India ? Downloads
Partha Mukhopadhyay, Marie-Helene Zerah, Gopa Samanta and Augustin Maria
7922: Are automation and trade polarizing developing country labor markets, too ? Downloads
William Maloney and Carlos A. Molina
7921: Does mass deworming affect child nutrition ? meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness, and statistical power Downloads
Kevin Croke, Joan Hamory Hicks, Eric Hsu, Michael Robert Kremer and Edward A. Miguel
7920: Vulnerability to drought and food price shocks: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Ruth Hill and Catherine Porter
7919: Services in the European Union: what kinds of regulatory policies enhance productivity ? Downloads
Erik van der Marel, Janez Kren and Mariana Iootty De Paiva Dias
7918: A difficult relationship: declining (but productive) FDI inflows in Turkey Downloads
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Miguel Eduardo Sanchez Martin and Gilles Lambert Fabien Jean-Luc Thirion
7917: Building an ex ante simulation model for estimating the capacity impact, benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies: an application using provider-level data from Turkey Downloads
Meltem A. Aran, Ana Maria Munoz Boudet and Nazli Aktakke
7916: The global information and communications technology industry: where Vietnam fits in global value chains Downloads
Timothy J. Sturgeon and Ezequiel Zylberberg
7915: A poor means test ? econometric targeting in Africa Downloads
Caitlin Susan Brown, Martin Ravallion, Dominique Van De Walle, Caitlin Susan Brown, Martin Ravallion and Dominique Van De Walle
7914: Dodging bullets: the heterogeneous effect of political violence on greenfield FDI Downloads
Caroline Witte, Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Enrico Pennings
7913: The political economy of teacher management in decentralized Indonesia Downloads
Andrew Rosser and Mohamad Fahmi
7912: Residential electricity subsidies in Pakistan: targeting, welfare impacts, and options for reform Downloads
Thomas Walker, Ezgi Canpolat, Farah Khalid Khan and Adea Kryeziu
7911: The morphology of African cities Downloads
Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Somik V. Lall and Nancy Lozano Gracia
7910: Optimal allocation of natural resource surpluses in a dynamic macroeconomic framework: a DSGE analysis with evidence from Uganda Downloads
Albert G. Zeufack, Alexandre Kopoin, Jean-Pascal Nganou, Fulbert Tchana Tchana and Laurent Kemoe
7909: Sources of productivity growth in Uganda: the role of interindustry and intra-industry misallocation in the 2000s Downloads
Allen Curtis K. Dennis, Taye Mengistae, Yutaka Yoshino and Albert G. Zeufack
7908: Financial constraints and girls'secondary education: evidence from school fee elimination in the Gambia Downloads
Moussa Blimpo, Ousman Gajigo and Todd Pugatch
7907: CPI bias and its implications for poverty reduction in Africa Downloads
Andrew L. Dabalen, Isis Gaddis and Nga Thi Viet Nguyen
7906: Mining and economic development: did China's WTO accession affect African local economic development ? Downloads
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly and Anthony Mveyange
7905: Impact of public-private partnerships on private school performance: evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Pierre Gaspard De Galbert, James Paul Habyarimana and Shwetlena Sabarwal
7904: Matchmaking in Nairobi: the role of land use Downloads
Paolo Avner and Somik V. Lall
7903: Sovereign wealth funds and long-term investments in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Boubacar Diallo, Fulbert Tchana Tchana and Albert G. Zeufack
7902: Housing finance and inclusive growth in Africa: benchmarking, determinants, and effects Downloads
Christian Nguena, Fulbert Tchana Tchana and Albert G. Zeufack
7901: When the money runs out: do cash transfers have sustained effects on human capital accumulation ? Downloads
Sarah Jane Baird, Craig Mcintosh and Berk Özler
7900: Can enhancing the benefits of formalization induce informal firms to become formal ? experimental evidence from Benin Downloads
Najy Benhassine, David J. Mckenzie, Victor Maurice Joseph Pouliquen, Massimiliano Santini, Najy Benhassine, David J. Mckenzie, Victor Maurice Joseph Pouliquen and Massimiliano Santini
7899: The role of exchange rate and non-exchange rate related factors in polish firms'export performance Downloads
Maciej Albinowski, Jan Hagemejer, Stefania Lovo and Gonzalo Varela
7898: Food prices and poverty Downloads
Derek Headey
7897: Pro-growth equity: a policy framework for the twin goals Downloads
Luis Lopez-Calva and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7896: How liberal is Nepal's liberal grade promotion policy ? Downloads
Dhiraj Sharma
7895: Secondary towns and poverty reduction: refocusing the urbanization agenda Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Ravi Kanbur, Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
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