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3682: The poverty and distributional impact of macroeconomic shocks and policies: a review of modeling approaches Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah
3681: Productivity, ownership, and the investment climate: international lessons for priorities in Serbia Downloads
Itzhak Goldberg, Branko Radulovic and Mark Schaffer
3680: Are external shocks responsible for the instability of output in low income countries? Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
3679: The marginal cost of public funds in Africa Downloads
Michael Warlters and Emmanuelle Auriol
3678: Why have traffic fatalities declined in industrialized countries ? Implications for pedestrians and vehicle occupants Downloads
Elizabeth Kopits and Maureen Cropper
3677: Inequality is bad for the poor Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3676: Trade and employment: stylized facts and research findings Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Bernard and L. Winters
3675: Business environment, clustering, and industry location: evidence from Indian cities Downloads
Somik Lall and Taye Mengistae
3674: Public debt in developing countries: has the market-based model worked? Downloads
Indermit Gill and Brian Pinto
3673: The overhang hangover Downloads
Jean Imbs and Romain Ranciere
3672: The dot-com bubble, the Bush deficits, and the U.S. current account Downloads
Aart Kraay and Jaume Ventura
3671: An Analysis of South Africa's Value Added Tax Downloads
Delfin Go, Marna Kearney, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
3670: Will a global subsidy of artemisinin-based combination treatment (ACT) for malaria delay the emergence of resistance and save lives? Downloads
Ramanan Laxminarayan, A. Over and David L. Smith
3669: Money for nothing: the dire straits of medical practice in Delhi, India Downloads
Jishnu Das and Jeffrey Hammer
3668: Economic impacts of professional training in the informal sector: the case of the labor force training program in Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Dorte Verner and Mette Verner
3667: Does health insurance impede trade inhealth care services? Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Randeep Rathindran
3666: Bank privatization and productivity: evidence for Brazil Downloads
Marcio Nakane and Daniela B. Weintraub
3665: Credit constraints as a barrier to technology adoption by the poor: lessons from South Indian small-scale fishery Downloads
Xavier Gine and Stefan Klonner
3664: The impact of business environment and economic geography on plant-level productivity: an analysis of Indian industry Downloads
Somik Lall and Taye Mengistae
3663: Services policy reform and economic growth in transition economies, 1990-2004 Downloads
Felix Eschenbach and Bernard Hoekman
3662: Micro-level estimation of child malnutrition indicators and its application in Cambodia Downloads
Tomoki Fujii
3661: Public infrastructure and private investment in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Mustapha K. Nabli and Tarik M. Yousef
3660: Do incumbents manipulate access to finance during banking crises? Downloads
Erik Feijen
3659: Banking sector crises and inequality Downloads
Patrick Honohan
3658: Antidumping mechanisms and safeguards in Peru Downloads
Richard Webb, Josefina Camminati and Raul Leon Thorne
3657: Institution building and growth in transition economies Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Luc Laeven
3656: World Bank lending and financial sector development Downloads
Robert Cull and Laurie Effron
3655: Fiscal federalism in Switzerland: relevant issues for transition economies in Central and Eastern Europe Downloads
Bernard Dafflon and Krisztina Toth
3654: Crop insurance in Karnataka Downloads
Vijay Kalavakonda and Olivier Mahul
3653: Regime-switching in exchange rate policy and balance sheet effects Downloads
Norbert Fiess and Rashmi Shankar
3652: Growth spillover effects and regional development patterns: the case of Chinese provinces Downloads
Xubei Luo
3651: Visible success and invisible failure in post-crisis reform in the Republic of Korea: interplay of the global standards, agents, and local specificity Downloads
Keun Lee, Byung-Kook Kim, Chung H. Lee and Jaeyeol Yee
3650: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Alto-Tiete river basin, Sao Paulo, Brazil Downloads
Rosa Maria Formiga Johnsson and Karin Kemper
3649: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Jaguaribe river basin, Ceara, Brazil Downloads
Rosa Maria Formiga Johnsson and Karin Kemper
3648: Insurance and liquidity: panel evidence Downloads
Rashmi Shankar
3647: Improving child nutrition outcomes in India: can the integrated child development services be more effective? Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Michael Lokshin, Michele Gragnolati and Oleksiy Ivaschenko
3646: Scaling-up microfinance for India's rural poor Downloads
Priya Basu and Pradeep Srivastava
3645: Efficiency of public spending in developing countries: an efficiency frontier approach Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Gaobo Pang
3644: The economic consequences of health shocks Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
3643: A"research"database on infrastructure economic performance Downloads
Antonio Estache and Ana Goicoechea
3642: Advances in negotiation theory: bargaining, coalitions, and fairness Downloads
Carlo Carraro, Carmen Marchiori and Alessandra Sgobbi
3641: Applications of negotiation theory to water issues Downloads
Carlo Carraro, Carmen Marchiori and Alessandra Sgobbi
3640: Is a guaranteed living wage a good anti-poverty policy? Downloads
Rinku Murgai and Martin Ravallion
3639: Finances of Egyptian listed firms Downloads
Inessa Love
3638: Workers'remittances to developing countries: a survey with central banks on selected public policy issues Downloads
Jose de Luna Martinez
3637: Decentralization of river basin management: a global analysis Downloads
Ariel Dinar, Karin Kemper, William Blomquist, Michele Diez, Gisele Sine and William Fru
3636: Comparison of institutional arrangements for river basin management in eight basins Downloads
William Blomquist, Ariel Dinar and Karin Kemper
3635: The role of tropical forests in supporting biodiversity and hydrological integrity: a synoptic overview Downloads
Ellen M. Douglas, Kate Sebastian, Charles J. Vorosmarty, Stanley Wood and Kenneth M. Chomitz
3634: Quantifying the rural-urban gradient in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz, Piet Buys and Timothy Thomas
3633: Investment and saving in China Downloads
Louis Kuijs
3632: Corporate governance and bank performance: a joint analysis of the static, selection, and dynamic effects of domestic, foreign, and state ownership Downloads
Allen Berger, George Clarke, Robert Cull, Leora Klapper and Gregory Udell
3631: Poverty traps, aid, and growth Downloads
Aart Kraay and Claudio Raddatz
3630: Governance matters IV: governance indicators for 1996-2004 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
3629: Fiscal space for investment in infrastructure in Colombia Downloads
Rodrigo Suescun
3628: Deposit insurance around the world: a comprehensive database Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Baybars Karacaovali and Luc Laeven
3627: Reforming the posts: abandoning the monopoly-supported postal universal service obligation in developing countries Downloads
Charles Kenny
3626: Global monetary conditions versus country-specific factors in the determination of emerging market debt spreads Downloads
Mansoor Dailami, Paul Masson and Jean Jose Padou
3625: Evaluating anti-poverty programs Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3624: Pesticide poisoning of farm workers: implications of blood test results from Vietnam Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Craig Meisner, David Wheeler, Nhan Thi Lam and Khuc Xuyen
3623: The impact of regulation on growth and informality - cross-country evidence Downloads
Norman Loayza, Ana Maria Oviedo and Luis Servén
3622: Trade policy, income risk, and welfare Downloads
Tom Krebs, Pravin Krishna and William Maloney
3621: Assessing the impact of the investment climate on productivity using firm-level data: methodology and the cases of Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua Downloads
Alvaro Escribano and J. Luis Guasch
3620: Leadership and the independent regulator Downloads
Mark Jamison
3619: State bank transformation in Brazil - choices and consequences Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Juan Miguel Crivelli and William Summerhill
3618: Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in middle and low-income countries: a global review and analysis Downloads
Sarah Bott, Andrew Morrison and Mary Ellsberg
3617: Beyond tariffs and quotas: why don't African manufacturers export more? Downloads
George Clarke
3616: Would multilateral trade reform benefit Sub-Saharan Africans? Downloads
Kym Anderson, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
3615: Keeping animal spirits asleep: the case of Chile Downloads
Sebastian Saez
3614: WTO safeguards and trade liberalization: lessons from the Argentine footwear case Downloads
Elias Baracat and Julio Nogues
3613: Scrutinizing public expenditures: assessing the performance of public accounts committees Downloads
Rick Stapenhurst, Vinod Sahgal, William Woodley and Riccardo Pelizzo
3612: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the tarcoles river basin, Costa Rica Downloads
William Blomquist, Maureen Ballestero, Anjali Bhat and Karin Kemper
3611: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Brantas river basin, East Java, Indonesia Downloads
Anjali Bhat, Kikkeri Ramu and Karin Kemper
3610: Effects of primary, secondary, and tertiary education on economic growth: evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Josef Loening
3609: Why governments should stopnon-social subsidies: measuring their consequences for rural Latin America Downloads
Ramon Lopez
3608: Application of safeguards and anti-dumping duties in Colombia Downloads
Mauricio Reina and Sandra Zuluaga
3607: Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda Downloads
Kym Anderson and Will Martin
3606: Measuring microfinance access: building on existing cross-country data Downloads
Patrick Honohan
3605: Cognitive development among young children in Ecuador: the roles of wealth, health and parenting Downloads
Christina Paxson and Norbert Schady
3604: The effect of school type on academic achievement: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
David Newhouse and Kathleen Beegle
3603: Decentralization and service delivery Downloads
Junaid Ahmad, Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Shekhar Shah
3602: Teacher shocks and student learning: evidence from Zambia Downloads
Jishnu Das, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana and Pramila Krishnan
3601: Migration, trade, and foreign investment in Mexico Downloads
Patricio Aroca and William Maloney
3600: What drives corporate governance? Firm-level evidence from Eastern Europe Downloads
Leora Klapper, Luc Laeven and Inessa Love
3599: Core indicators for determinants and performance of the electricity sector in developing countries Downloads
Tooraj Jamasb, David M Newbery and Michael Pollitt
3598: Quantitative analysis of crisis: crisis identification and causality Downloads
Yoichiro Ishihara
3597: Gifted kids or pushy parents? Foreign acquisitions and plant performance in Indonesia Downloads
Jens Arnold and Beata Javorcik
3596: Household savings and residential mobility in informal settlements Downloads
Somik Lall, Ajay Suri and Uwe Deichmann
3595: How widespread were private investment and regulatory reform in infrastructure utilities during the 1990s? Downloads
Antonio Estache and Ana Goicoechea
3594: Democratization and clientelism: why are young democracies badly governed? Downloads
Philip Keefer
3593: The role of factoring for financing small and medium enterprises Downloads
Leora Klapper
3592: Which inequality matters? Growth evidence based on small area welfare estimates in Uganda Downloads
Johannes G. Hoogeveen and Youdi Schipper
3591: Anti-dumping policies and safeguard measures in the context of Costa Rica's economic liberalization Downloads
Ricardo Monge-Gonzalez and Francisco Monge-Arino
3590: The cost of compliance with product standards for firms in developing countries: an econometric study Downloads
Keith Maskus, Tsunehiro Otsuki and John Wilson
3589: Access to financial services: a review of the issues and public policy objectives Downloads
Stijn Claessens
3588: The contribution of skilled immigration and international graduate students to U.S. innovation Downloads
Gnanaraj Chellaraj, Keith Maskus and Aaditya Mattoo
3587: Political economy of antidumping and safeguards in Argentina Downloads
Julio Nogues and Elias Baracat
3586: Capital markets and e-fraud: policy note and concept paper for future study Downloads
Tom Kellermann and Valerie McNevin
3585: Comparative review of microfinance regulatory framework issues in Benin, Ghana, and Tanzania Downloads
Joselito Gallardo, Korotoumou Ouattara, Bikki Randhawa and William F. Steel
3584: Business cycle synchronization and regional integration: a case study for Central America Downloads
Norbert Fiess
3583: Labor market dynamics in developing countries: comparative analysis using continuous time Markov processes Downloads
Mariano Bosch and William Maloney
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