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3380: Genetically modified rice adoption: implications for welfare and poverty alleviation Downloads
Kym Anderson, Lee Ann Jackson and Chantal Pohl Nielsen
3379: A taxonomy of financial crisis resolution mechanisms: cross-country experience Downloads
Charles Calomiris, Daniela Klingebiel and Luc Laeven
3378: Pro-growth, pro-poor: is there a tradeoff? Downloads
Humberto Lopez
3377: Resolving systemic financial crisis: policies and institutions Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Daniela Klingebiel and Luc Laeven
3376: What triggers inflation in emerging market economics? Downloads
Ilker Domac and Mustafa Yücel
3375: Estimating individual vulnerability to poverty with pseudo-panel data Downloads
François Bourguignon, Chor-ching Goh and Dae Il Kim
3374: Is debt replacing equity in regulated privatized infrastructure in developing countries? Downloads
Luis Correia da Silva, Antonio Estache and Sakari Jarvela
3373: Are returns to private infrastructure in developing countries consistent with risks since the Asian crisis? Downloads
Antonio Estache and Maria Elena Pinglo
3372: Two case studies on electronic distribution of government securities: the U.S. Treasury Direct System and the Philippine Expanded Small Investors Program Downloads
Thomas G. Glaesnner and Zeynep Kantur
3371: On the measurement of market-oriented reforms Downloads
Norman Loayza and Raimundo Soto
3370: Mortgage securities in emerging markets Downloads
Loic Chiquier, Olivier Hassler and Michael Lea
3369: Using rapid city surveys to inform municipal social policy: an application in Cali, Colombia Downloads
Jesko Hentschel
3368: Gainers and losers from trade reform in Morocco Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
3367: Estimating willingness-to-pay with random valuation models: an application to Lake Sevan, Armenia Downloads
Hua Wang, Benoit Laplante, Xun Wu and Craig Meisner
3366: Knowledge and development: a cross-section approach Downloads
Derek H. C. Chen and Carl J. Dahlman
3365: Private provision of rural infrastructure services: competing for subsidies Downloads
Bjorn Wellenius, Vivien Foster and Malmberg-Calvo, Christina
3364: Can the unsophisticated market provide discipline? Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Patrick Honohan
3363: Structural issues in the Kenyan financial system: improving competition and access Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Michael Fuchs
3362: Education, information, and smoking decisions: evidence from smoking histories, 1940-2000 Downloads
Damien de Walque
3361: Trade, environmental regulations and the World Trade Organization: new empirical evidence Downloads
Matthias Busse
3360: On the inefficiency of inequality Downloads
Maurice Schiff
3359: A flexible modeling framework to estimate interregional trade patterns and input-output accounts Downloads
Patrick Canning and Zhi Wang
3358: The impact of coffee market reforms on producer prices and price transmission Downloads
Ekaterina Krivonos
3357: Poverty in the Brazilian Amazon: an assessment of poverty focused on the State of Para Downloads
Dorte Verner
3356: Where do we stand on transport infrastructure deregulation and public-private partnership? Downloads
Antonio Estache and Tomas Serebrisky
3355: Infrastructure, competition regimes, and air transport costs: cross-country evidence Downloads
Alejandro Micco and Tomas Serebrisky
3354: Informal export barriers and poverty Downloads
Guido Porto
3353: Implementing decentralized local governance: a treacherous road with potholes, detours, and road closures Downloads
Anwar Shah and Theresa Thompson
3352: The transition from communism: a diagrammatic exposition of obstacles to the demand for the rule of law Downloads
Karla Hoff and Joseph Stiglitz
3351: Belief systems and durable inequalities: an experimental investigation of Indian caste Downloads
Karla Hoff and Priyanka Pandey
3350: Cross-sectional analyses of climate change impacts Downloads
Robert Mendelsohn, Ariel Dinar, Alan Basist, Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad, Felix Kogan and Claude Williams
3349: Kenyan exports of Nile perch: the impact of food safety standards on an export-oriented supply chain Downloads
Spencer Henson and Mitullah Winnie
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
Canals-Cerda, Jose and Ridao-Cano, Cristobal
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
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
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
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