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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
3780: An analysis of the 2002 Uruguayan banking crisis Downloads
Luis de la Plaza and Sophie Sirtaine
3779: The creation of the rule of law and the legitimacy of property rights: the political and economic consequences of a corrupt privatization Downloads
Karla Hoff and Joseph Stiglitz
3778: Micro and macro-level approaches for assessing the value of irrigation water Downloads
Robert Johansson
3777: Pesticide traders'perception of health risks: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Craig Meisner and Nlandu Mamingi
3776: Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Craig Meisner and Mainul Huq
3775: Growth trends in the developing world: country forecasts and determinants Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Pooja Kacker
3774: Innovation and development around the world, 1960-2000 Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Laura Saenz
3773: Global logistics indicators, supply chain metrics, and bilateral trade patterns Downloads
Warren H. Hausman, Hau L. Lee and Uma Subramanian
3772: Sweetening the carrot: motivating public physicians for better performance Downloads
Garcia-Prado, Ariadna
3771: Labor market distortions in Cote d'Ivoire: analyses of employer-employee data from the manufacturing sector Downloads
Nicolai Kristensen and Dorte Verner
3770: Product market regulation and macroeconomic performance: a review of cross-country evidence Downloads
Fabio Schiantarelli
3769: Nonperforming loans in Sub-Saharan Africa: causal analysis and macroeconomic implications Downloads
Hippolyte L. Fofack
3768: Road freight logistics, competition, and innovation: downstream benefits and policy implications Downloads
Mark Dutz
3767: China's pattern of growth: moving to sustainability and reducing inequality Downloads
Louis Kuijs and Tao Wang
3766: Do workers'remittances reduce the probability of current account reversals ? Downloads
Matteo Bugamelli and Francesco Paterno
3765: Privatization: trends and recent developments Downloads
Sunita Kikeri and Aishetu Kolo
3764: Poverty traps and nonlinear income dynamics with measurement error and individual heterogeneity Downloads
Francisca Antman and David McKenzie
3763: Openness can be good for growth: the role of policy complementarities Downloads
Roberto Chang, Linda Kaltani and Norman Loayza
3762: Measuring the initial impacts on deforestation of Mato Grosso's program for environmental control Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz and Wertz-Kanounnikoff, Sheila
3761: Is skill-biased technological change here yet ? Evidence from Indian manufacturing in the 1990 Downloads
Eli Berman, Rohini Somanathan and Hong W. Tan
3760: Evaluating training programs for small and medium enterprises: lessons from Mexico Downloads
Hong Tan and Gladys Lopez Acevedo
3759: Telecommunications and the World Trade Organization: the case of Mexico Downloads
Bjorn Wellenius, Juan Galarza and Boutheina Guermazi
3758: Japan's changing industrial landscape Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Kaoru Nabeshima
3757: Poverty impacts of a WTO agreement: synthesis and overview Downloads
Thomas Hertel and L. Winters
3756: Enforcement of labor regulation, informal labor, and firm performance Downloads
Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro
3755: The mix of international banks'foreign claims: determinants and implications Downloads
Alicia Garcia Herrero and Maria Martinez Peria
3754: Reaching out: access to and use of banking services across countries Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Maria Martinez Peria
3753: How banks go abroad: branches or subsidiaries ? Downloads
Eugenio Cerutti, Giovanni Dell'ariccia and Maria Martinez Peria
3752: Spatial dynamics of labor markets in Brazil Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz, Daniel da Mata, Alexandre Ywata de Carvalho and Joao Carlos Magalhaes
3751: The impact of the strong euro on the real effective exchange rates of the two Francophone African CFA Zones Downloads
Ali Zafar
3750: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa: a macroeconomic monitoring framework Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Nihal Bayraktar, Emmanuel Pinto Moreira and Karim El Aynaoui
3749: Infrastructure concessions in Latin America: government-led renegotiations Downloads
J. Luis Guasch, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Stephane Straub
3748: The construction and interpretation of combined cross-section and time-series inequality datasets Downloads
Joseph Francois and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa
3747: The social impact of a WTO agreement in Indonesia Downloads
Anne-Sophie Robilliard and Sherman Robinson
3746: The poverty impacts of the Doha Round in Cameroon: the role of tax policy Downloads
Christian Emini, John Cockburn and Bernard Decaluwe
3745: Earnings mobility and measurement error: a pseudo-panel approach Downloads
Francisca Antman and David McKenzie
3744: Spatial dimensions of trade liberalization and economic convergence: Mexico 1985-2002 Downloads
Patricio Aroca, Mariano Bosch and William Maloney
3743: Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts ? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Shengchao Yu
3742: The radio spectrum: opportunities and challenges for the developing world Downloads
Bjorn Wellenius and Isabel Neto
3741: Can insurance increase financial risk ? The curious case of health insurance in China Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Magnus Lindelow
3740: Health shocks in China: are the poor and uninsured less protected ? Downloads
Magnus Lindelow and Adam Wagstaff
3739: Patenting and research and development: a global view Downloads
Mariano Bosch, Daniel Lederman and William Maloney
3738: Doha scenarios, trade reforms, and poverty in the Philippines: a computable general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Caesar B. Cororaton, John Cockburn and Erwin Corong
3737: Global antidumping database version 1.0 Downloads
Chad Bown
3736: Distortions to world trade: impacts on agricultural markets and farm incomes Downloads
Kym Anderson, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
3735: Global impacts of Doha trade reform scenarios on poverty Downloads
Kym Anderson, Will Martin and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
3734: Cultivate or rent out ? Land security in rural Thailand Downloads
Xavier Gine
3733: Does openness imply greater exposure ? Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Norman Loayza and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
3732: Improving the dynamics of aid: towards more predictable budget support Downloads
Benn Eifert and Alan Gelb
3731: Equity, welfare, and the setting of trade policy in general equilibrium Downloads
Joseph Francois and Hugo Rojas-Romagosa
3730: Preference erosion and multilateral trade liberalization Downloads
Joseph Francois, Bernard Hoekman and Miriam Manchin
3729: Mobile license renewal: what are the issues? what is at stake ? Downloads
Boutheina Guermazi and Isabel Neto
3728: Local economic structure and growth Downloads
Rita Almeida
3727: Small-scale private service providers of water supply and electricity: a review of incidence, structure, pricing, and operating characteristics Downloads
Mukami Kariuki and Jordan Schwartz
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