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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
3545: Sustaining urban growth through innovative capacity: Beijing and Shanghai in comparison Downloads
Wang Jici and Tong Xin
3544: Learning-by-doing, learning-by-exporting, and productivity: evidence from Colombia Downloads
Ana Fernandes and Alberto Isgut
3543: Survey nonresponse and the distribution of income Downloads
Anton Korinek, Johan Mistiaen and Martin Ravallion
3542: Do donors get what they paid for? micro evidence on the fungibility of development project aid Downloads
Dominique van de Walle and Dorothyjean Cratty
3541: The impact of trade liberalization on household welfare in vietnam Downloads
Ganesh Seshan
3540: Trade remedies and World Trade Organization dispute settlement: Why are so few challenged? Downloads
Chad Bown
3539: A model on knowledge and endogenous growth Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee and Derek H. C. Chen
3538: American Depositary Receipts (ADR) holdings of U.S. based emerging market funds Downloads
Reena Aggarwal, Sandeep Dahiya and Leora Klapper
3537: Families, schools, and primary-school learning: evidence for Argentina and Colombia in an international perspective Downloads
Ludger Woessmann and Thomas Fuchs
3536: Regulatory effectiveness: the impact of regulation and regulatory governance arrangements on electricity industry outcomes Downloads
Jon Stern and John Cubbin
3535: Regulatory effectiveness and the empirical impact of variations in regulatory governance - electricity industry capacity and efficiency in developing countries Downloads
John Cubbin and Jon Stern
3534: The co-movement between cotton and polyester prices Downloads
John Baffes and Gaston Gohou
3533: Disciplining agricultural support through decoupling Downloads
John Baffes and Harry de Gorter
3532: Remittances, household expenditure and investment in Guatemala Downloads
Richard Adams
3531: Geopolitical interests and preferential access to U.S. markets Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Caglar Ozden
3530: Legal effectiveness and external capital: the role of foreign debt Downloads
George Allayannis, Gregory W. Brown and Leora Klapper
3529: Economic evaluation of housing subsidy systems: a methodology with application to Morocco Downloads
David Le Blanc
3528: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Warta River Basin, Poland Downloads
William Blomquist, Andrzej Tonderski and Ariel Dinar
3527: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Murray Darling River Basin, Austrialia Downloads
William Blomquist, Brian Haisman, Ariel Dinar and Anjali Bhat
3526: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Gudalquivir River Basin, Spain Downloads
William Blomquist, Consuelo Giansante, Anjali Bhat and Karin Kemper
3525: Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Fraser River Basin, Canada Downloads
William Blomquist, Ken S. Calbick and Ariel Dinar
3524: Sowing and reaping: institutional quality and project outcomes in developing countries Downloads
David Dollar and Victoria Levin
3523: Schools meals, educational achievement and school competition: evidence from a randomized evaluation Downloads
Christel Vermeersch and Michael Kremer
3522: China's employment challenges and strategies after the WTO accession Downloads
Douglas Zhihua Zeng
3521: Religious school enrollment in Pakistan: a look at the data Downloads
Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Asim Khwaja and Tristan Zajonc
3520: Environment as cultural heritage: the Armenian diaspora's willingness-to-pay to protect Armenia's Lake Sevan Downloads
Benoit Laplante, Craig Meisner and Hua Wang
3519: How do differing standards increase trade costs? The case of pallets Downloads
Aldaz-Carroll,Enrique and Gaël Raballand
3518: The role of importers and exporters in the determination of the U.S. tariff preferenes granted to Latin America Downloads
Peri Silva
3517: Trade liberalization and the politics of financial development Downloads
Matias Braun and Claudio Raddatz
3516: Sustainability of microfinance self help groups in India: would federating help? Downloads
Ajai Nair
3515: Reforms and infrastructure efficiency in Spain's container ports Downloads
Maria Manuela Gonzalez and Lourdes Trujillo
3514: Infrastructure performance and reform in developing and transition economies: evidence from a survey of productivity measures Downloads
Antonio Estache, Sergio Perelman and Lourdes Trujillo
3513: How concentrated are global infrastructure markets? Downloads
Daniel Benitez and Antonio Estache
3512: Policy mix, public debt management, and fiscal rules - lessons from the 2002 Brazilian crisis Downloads
Santiago Herrera
3511: Bank privatization and performance - emprical evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Robert Cull and Afeikhena Jerome
3510: Measuring empowerment in practice: structuring analysis and framing indicators Downloads
Ruth Alsop and Nina Heinsohn
3509: Dynamic cities and creative clusters Downloads
Weiping Wu
3508: The political economy of health services provision and access in Brazil Downloads
Ahmed Mobarak, Andrew Sunil Rajkumar and Maureen Cropper
3507: Innovative Tokyo Downloads
Kumiko Fujita and Richard Child Hill
3506: A macroeconomic framework for quantifying growth and poverty reduction strategies in Niger Downloads
Emmanuel Pinto Moreira and Nihal Bayraktar
3505: Are foreign investors attracted to weak environmental regulations? Evaluating the evidence from China Downloads
Judith Dean, Mary Lovely and Hua Wang
3504: Unemployment and the earnings structure in Latvia Downloads
Mihails Hazans
3503: Lasting local impacts of an economywide crisis Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
3502: Access to capital in rural Thailand: an estimated model of formal versus informal credit Downloads
Xavier Gine
3501: Telecommunications reform within Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization Downloads
Jesper Jensen, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
3500: Revenue and the fiscal impact of liberalization: the case of Niger Downloads
Ali Zafar
3499: Agriculture and national welfare around the world: causality and international heterogeneity since 1960 Downloads
Claudio Bravo-Ortega and Daniel Lederman
3498: Duty drawbacks, competitiveness, and growth - are duty drawbacks worth the hassle? Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina
3497: What does regional trade in South Asia reveal about future trade integration? Some empirical evidence Downloads
Nihal Pitigala
3496: What factors influence world literacy? is Africa different? Downloads
Dorte Verner
3495: Does asymmetric information cause the home equity bias? Downloads
Claudio Bravo-Ortega
3494: Small-scale irrigation dams, agricultural production, and health - theory and evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Lire Ersado
3493: The clash of liberalizations: preferential versus multilateral trade liberalization in the European Union Downloads
Baybars Karacaovali and Nuno Limão
3492: How fair is workfare? gender, public works, and employment in rural Ethiopia Downloads
Agnes Quisumbing and Yisehac Yohannes
3491: Use of the formal and informal financial sectors: does gender matter? empirical evidence from rural Bangladesh Downloads
Signe-Mary McKernan, Mark Pitt and David Moskowitz
3490: Roads out of poverty? assessing the links between aid, public investment, growth, and poverty reduction Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Nihal Bayraktar and Karim El Aynaoui
3489: Environmental factors and children's malnutrition in Ethiopia Downloads
Patricia Silva
3488: Well-being during a time of change: Timor-Leste on the path to independence Downloads
Kaspar Richter
3487: Child labor, school attendance, and indigenous households: evidence from Mexico Downloads
Rosangela Bando, Luis Lopez-Calva and Harry Patrinos
3486: Localization and corruption: panacea or pandora's box? Downloads
Tugrul Gurgur and Anwar Shah
3485: Finance, firm size, and growth Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Luc Laeven and Ross Levine
3484: The relative richness of the poor? natural resources, human capital, and economic growth Downloads
Claudio Bravo-Ortega and Jose De Gregorio
3483: Parental education and children's schooling outcomes: is the effect nature, nurture, or both? evidence from recomposed families in Rwanda Downloads
Damien de Walque
3482: Outgrowing resource dependence theory and some recent developments Downloads
Will Martin
3481: Financial dependence, banking sector competition, and economic growth Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Luc Laeven
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