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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
Monge-Gonzalez, Ricardo and Monge-Arino, Francisco
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
3582: Does temporary migration have to be permanent? Downloads
Mohammad Amin and Aaditya Mattoo
3581: Brain waste? Educated immigrants in the U.S. labor market Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Ileana Neagu Constantinescu and Caglar Ozden
3580: On the contribution of demographic change to aggregate poverty measures for the developing world Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3579: A poverty-inequality trade-off? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3578: International migration, human capital, and entrepreneurship: evidence from Philippine migrants'exchange rate shocks Downloads
Dean Yang
3577: Testing genuine saving Downloads
Kirk Hamilton
3576: Poverty in rural and semi-urban Mexico during 1992-2002 Downloads
Dorte Verner
3575: The kin system as a poverty trap? Downloads
Karla Hoff and Arijit Sen
3574: Wage differentials between the public and private sector in India Downloads
Elena Glinskaya and Michael Lokshin
3573: The effects of migration on child health in Mexico Downloads
Nicole Hildebrandt and David McKenzie
3572: Evaluation of National School for Professional Technology Education in Mexico Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
3571: Does tariff liberalization increase wage inequality ? - Some empirical evidence Downloads
Branko Milanovic and Lyn Squire
3570: Taking stock of risk management techniques for sovereigns Downloads
Stijn Claessens
3569: From efficiency-driven to innovation-driven economic growth: perspectives from Singapore Downloads
Kim-Song Tan and Sock-Yong Phang
3568: Singapore as an innovative city in East Asia: an explorative study of the perspectives of innovative industries Downloads
Poh Wong, Yuen Ping Ho and Annette Singh
3567: Reducing child malnutrition in Tanzania - combined effects of income growth and program interventions Downloads
Harold Alderman, Hans Hoogeveen and Mariacristina Rossi
3566: Trade preferences and differential treatment of developing countries: a selective survey Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Caglar Ozden
3565: Trade preferences to small developing countries and the welfare costs of lost multilateral liberalization Downloads
Nuno Limão and Marcelo Olarreaga
3564: Trade costs and location of foreign firms in China Downloads
Mary Amiti and Beata Javorcik
3563: Health insurance impacts on health and nonmedical consumption in a developing country Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Menno Pradhan
3562: Antidumping and safeguard mechanisms: the Brazilian experience, 1988-2003 Downloads
Honorio Kume and Guida Piani
3561: Activities, employment, and wages in rural and semi-urban Mexico Downloads
Dorte Verner
3560: Setting the trade policy agenda: What roles for Economists? Downloads
Kym Anderson
3559: Decomposing changes in income inequality into vertical and horizontal redistribution and reranking, withapplications to China and Vietnam Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
3558: The performance of health workers in Ethiopia - results from qualitative research Downloads
Magnus Lindelow, Pieter Serneels and Teigist Lemma
3557: Foreign aid and market-liberalizing reform Downloads
Jac Heckelman and Stephen Knack
3556: Credit risk measurement under Basel II: an overview and implementation issues for developing countries Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou and Juan Carlos Mendoza
3555: How does the composition of public spending matter? Downloads
Stefano Paternostro, Anand Rajaram and Erwin R. Tiongson
3554: Promoting innovation in developing countries: a conceptual framework Downloads
Jean-Eric Aubert
3553: Supervision of financial conglomerates: the case of Chile Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou
3552: Trade protection and industry wage structure in Poland Downloads
Chor-ching Goh and Beata Javorcik
3551: Industry level analysis: the way to identify the binding constraints to economic growth Downloads
Vincent Palmade
3550: Feedback links between economy-wide and farm-level policies: application to irrigation water management in Morocco Downloads
Terry Roe, Ariel Dinar, Yacov Tsur and Xinshen Diao
3549: Electricity sector reform in developing countries: a survey of empirical evidence on determinants and performance Downloads
Tooraj Jamasb, Raffaella Mota, David M Newbery and Michael Pollitt
3548: Wage determination in Northeast Brazil Downloads
Dorte Verner
3547: Who bears the cost of Russia's military draft? Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Ruslan Yemtsov
3546: Incentives to learn Downloads
Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, Rebecca Thornton and Owen Ozier
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