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3348: Standards and agro-food exports from developing countries: rebalancing the debate Downloads
Steven Jaffee and Spencer Henson
3347: Trade and financial development Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Andrei Levchenko
3346: Achieving accountability through decentralization: lessons for integrated river basin management Downloads
Jyothsna Mody
3345: The role of infrastructure investment location in China's western development Downloads
Xubei Luo
3344: Disclosure of environmental violations and the stock market in the Republic of Korea Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Jong Ho Hong, Benoit Laplante and Nlandu Mamingi
3343: Linking representative household models with household surveys for poverty analysis: a comparison of alternative methodologies Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Derek H.C. Chen and Michael Grimm
3342: Financing small and medium-size enterprises with factoring: global growth and its potential in eastern Europe Downloads
Marie-Renee Bakker, Leora Klapper and Gregory Udell
3341: How Have the World's Poorest Fared Since the Early 1980s? Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
3340: If you build it, will they come? School availability and school enrollment in 21 poor countries Downloads
Deon Filmer
3339: A policy note on telecommunications reform in Algeria Downloads
Paul Noumba Um
3338: Finance, inequality, and poverty: cross-country evidence Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
3337: Do households gain from community-based natural resource management? An evaluation of community conservancies in Namibia Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Michael N. Humavindu, Priya Shyamsundar and Limin Wang
3336: Dynamics of income inequality and welfare in Latvia in the late 1990s Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack and Celestin Monga
3335: Productivity and the investment climate: what matters most? Downloads
Fabiano Bastos and John Nasir
3334: Compensatory education for disadvantaged Mexican students: an impact evaluation using propensity score matching Downloads
Joseph Shapiro and Jorge Moreno Trevino
3333: Globalization, poverty, and inequality since 1980 Downloads
David Dollar
3332: Transfer of technology to developing countries: unilateral and multilateral policy options Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Keith Maskus and Kamal Saggi
3331: Fuelwood consumption and participation in community forestry in India Downloads
Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay and Priya Shyamsundar
3330: The dynamics of school and work in rural Bangladesh Downloads
Jose Canals-Cerda and Cristobal Ridao-Cano
3329: Sometimes more equal than others: how health inequalities depend on the choice of welfare indicator Downloads
Magnus Lindelow
3328: Labor market reforms, growth, and unemployment in labor-exporting countries in the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Mustapha K. Nabli, Tarik Yousef and Henning Jensen
3327: A duration analysis of CONALEP (Mexico's National Technical Professional School) Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
3326: Toward an understanding of household vulnerability in rural Kenya Downloads
Luc Christiaensen and Kalanidhi Subbarao
3325: The quality of foreign aid: country selectivity or donors incentives? Downloads
Waly Wane
3324: Health care decisions as a family matter - intra-household education externalities and the utilization of health services Downloads
Magnus Lindelow
3323: Investment climate and international integration Downloads
David Dollar, Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Taye Mengistae
3322: Tango with the Gringo: the hard peg and real misalignment in Argentina Downloads
Enrique Alberola, Humberto Lopez and Luis Servén
3321: Education and its poverty-reducing effects: The case of Paraiba, Brazil Downloads
Dorte Verner
3320: Country Portfolios Downloads
Aart Kraay, Norman Loayza, Luis Servén and Jaume Ventura
3319: Financial development and growth in the short and long run Downloads
Raymond Fisman and Inessa Love
3318: Location and welfare in cities: impacts of policy interventions on the urban poor Downloads
Mudit Kapoor, Somik Lall, Mattias Lundberg and Zmarak Shalizi
3317: Business Environment and the Incorporation Decision Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Inessa Love and Vojislav Maksimovic
3316: Homeownership, community interactions, and segregation Downloads
Karla Hoff and Arijit Sen
3315: A review of the political economy of governance: from property rights to voice Downloads
Philip Keefer
3314: The case for tradable remedies in WTO dispute settlement Downloads
Kyle Bagwell, Petros C. Mavroidis and Robert Staiger
3313: On the unequal inequality of poor communities Downloads
Chris Elbers, Peter Lanjouw, Johan Mistiaen, Berk Özler and Kenneth Simler
3312: Trade policy analysis in the presence of duty drawbacks Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina
3311: Property rights institutions and investment Downloads
Jahangir Saleh
3310: Bundling services and household welfare in developing countries - the case of Peru Downloads
Alberto Chong, Jesko Hentschel and Jaime Saavedra
3309: Fiscal responsibility laws for subnational discipline: the Latin American experience Downloads
Steven B. Webb
3308: The regulatory and supervisory framework for fixed income markets in Europe Downloads
Hubert Grignon Dumoulin and Mogens Kruse
3307: Latvia's macroeconomic options in the medium term: fiscal and monetary challenges of European Union membership Downloads
Celestin Monga
3306: Export commodity production and broad-based rural development: coffee and cocoa in the Dominican Republic Downloads
Paul B. Siegel and Jeffrey Alwang
3305: Do stronger intellectual property rights increase international technology transfer? Empirical evidence from U.S. firm-level panel data Downloads
Lee G. Branstetter, Raymond Fisman and C. Fritz Foley
3304: The RMSM-S+P: a minimal poverty module for the RMSM-X Downloads
Derek Hung Chiat Chen, Thilakaratna Ranaweera and Andriy Storozhuk
3303: Can the distributional impacts of macroeconomic shocks be predicted? A comparison of the performance of macro-micro models with historical data for Brazil Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Phillippe G. Leite, Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva and Paulo Picchetti
3302: Convergence, dynamics, and geography of economic growth: The case of municipalities in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Downloads
Dorte Verner and Edinaldo Tebaldi
3301: Which doctor? Combining vignettes and item response to measure doctor quality Downloads
Jishnu Das and Jeffrey Hammer
3300: The labor market effects of foreign-owned firms Downloads
Rita Almeida
3299: Increasing selectivity of foreign aid, 1984-2002 Downloads
David Dollar and Victoria Levin
3298: Insurance regulation in Jordan: New rules--old system Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
3297: Unemployment - poverty trade-offs Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
3296: Youth at risk, social exclusion, and intergenerational poverty dynamics: A new survey instrument with application to Brazil Downloads
Dorte Verner and Erik Alda
3295: The home as factory floor: employment and remuneration of home-based workers Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Carlos Ramos Gomez
3294: Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis Downloads
Chris Elbers, Jean Lanjouw and Peter Lanjouw
3293: On the conservation of distance in international trade Downloads
Matias Berthelon and Caroline Freund
3292: Regulatory instruments and their effects on investment behavior Downloads
Phil Burns and Christoph Riechmann
3291: Institutional trap Downloads
Quy-Toan Do
3290: Analyzing building height restrictions - predicted impacts, welfare costs, and a case study of Bangalore, India Downloads
Alain Bertaud and Jan Brueckner
3289: How does the impact of an HIV/AIDS information campaign vary with educational attainment ? Evidence from rural Uganda Downloads
Damien de Walque
3288: Is there room for foreign exchange interventions under an inflation targeting framework ? Evidence from Mexico and Turkey Downloads
Ilker Domac and Alfonso Mendoza-Velázquez
3287: Explaining and forecasting inflation in Tukey Downloads
Ilker Domac
3286: New tools for studying network industry reforms in developing countries: the telecommunications and electricity regulation database Downloads
Scott Wallsten, George Clarke, Luke Haggarty, Rosario Kaneshiro, Roger Noll, Mary Shirley and Lixin Xu
3285: Gender equality and economic development: the role for information and communication technologies Downloads
Derek H.C. Chen
3284: Bargaining for a new fiscal pact in Mexico Downloads
Steven B. Webb and Christian Y. Gonzalez
3283: Regulation of fixed income securities markets in the United States Downloads
Felice B Friedman
3282: Fiscal decentralization in developing and transition economies: progress, problems, and the promise Downloads
Anwar Shah
3281: Child mortality in rural India Downloads
Bas van der Klaauw and Limin Wang
3280: Conditional cash transfers and the equity-efficiency debate Downloads
Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do and Berk Özler
3279: Raising revenue with transaction taxes in Latin america - or is it better to tax with the devil you know? Downloads
Rodrigo Suescun
3278: Rapid onset natural disasters: The role of financing in effective risk management Downloads
Eugene Gurenko and Rodney Lester
3277: Does greater accountability improve the quality of delivery of public services? Evidence from Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Paul Mpuga
3276: Economic and Welfare Effects of the Abolition of Health User Fees: Evidence from Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Paul Mpuga
3275: Do foreign investors care about labor market regulations? Downloads
Beata Smarzynska and Mariana Spartareanu
3274: Avoiding customer and taxpayer bailouts in private infrastructure projects: Policy toward leverage, risk allocation, and bankruptcy Downloads
David Ehrhardt and Timothy Irwin
3273: Boosting productivity via innovation and adoption of new technologies: any role for labor market institutions? Downloads
Stefano Scarpetta and Thierry Tressel
3272: Trade, capital accumulation, and structural unemployment: An empirical study of the Singapore economy Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee and Hian Hoon
3271: The environment as a factor of production Downloads
Timothy J. Considine and Donald Larson
3270: The global distribution of trademarks - some stylized facts Downloads
Eugenia Baroncelli, Carsten Kink and Beata Javorcik
3269: How has environment mattered ? an analysis of World Bank resource allocation Downloads
Anjali Acharya, Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Kirk Hamilton, Piet Buys, Susmita Dasgupta, Craig Meisner, Kiran Pandey and David Wheeler
3268: Location, concentration, and performance of economic activity in Brazil Downloads
Somik Lall, Richard Funderburg and Tito Yepes
3267: The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic Downloads
Piet Buys, Kenneth Chomitz, Susmita Dasgupta, Uwe Deichmann, Bjorn Larsen, Craig Meisner, Jostein Nygard, Kiran Pandey, Nat Pinnoi and David Wheeler
3266: Efficiency and equity of a marginal tax reform - income, quality, and price elasticities for Mexico Downloads
Alessandro Nicita
3265: Who benefited from trade liberalization in Mexico? Measuring the effects on household welfare Downloads
Alessandro Nicita
3264: Does cross-listing lead to functional convergence? Empirical evidence Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari
3263: The impact of Chilean fruit sector development on female employment and household income Downloads
Lovell Jarvis and Esperanza Vera-Toscano
3262: The initial and potential impact of preferential access to the U.S. market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Downloads
Paul Brenton and Takako Ikezuki
3261: Detecting illegal trade practices by analyzing discrepancies in forest products trade statistics: An application to Europe, with a focus on Romania Downloads
Jeffrey R. Vincent
3260: Child health and the 1988-92 economic crisis in Peru Downloads
Christina Paxson and Norbert Schady
3259: The dynamics of poverty and its determinants - the case of the Northeast of Brazil and its states Downloads
Norbert Fiess and Dorte Verner
3258: Comparing land reform and land markets in colombia: impacts on equity and efficiency Downloads
Raffaella Castagnini, Klaus Deininger and Maria A. Gonzalez
3257: Toward a microeconomics of growth Downloads
Robin Burgess and Anthony Venables
3256: Globalization and the gender wage gap Downloads
Remco Oostendorp
3255: Trade, regulations, and growth Downloads
Bineswaree Bolaky and Caroline Freund
3254: Decentralization or fiscal autonomy ? What does really matter ? effects on growth and public sector size in European transition countries Downloads
Jean-Philippe Meloche, Francois Vaillancourt and Serdar Yilmaz
3253: Firms, jobs, and employment in Moldova Downloads
Jan Rutkowski
3252: Explaining U.S. immigration, 1971-98 Downloads
Ximena Clark, Timothy Hatton and Jeffrey Williamson
3251: Aid, policies, and growth: revisiting the evidence Downloads
Craig Burnside and David Dollar
3250: What does political economy tell us about economic development - and vice versa? Downloads
Philip Keefer
3249: Equity in educational expenditures: can government subsidies help? Downloads
Jishnu Das
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