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3203: Financial development, growth, and poverty: how close are the links? Downloads
Patrick Honohan
3202: Governance and bank valuation Downloads
Gerard Caprio, Luc Laeven and Ross Levine
3201: A literature review on the use of expert opinion in probabilistic risk analysis Downloads
Fumika Ouchi
3200: When is external debt sustainable? Downloads
Aart Kraay and Vikram Nehru
3199: On the measurement of solvency of insurance companies: recent developments that will alter methodsadopted in emerging markets Downloads
Craig Thorburn
3198: Market access for sale: Latin America's lobbying for U.S. tariff preferences Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Marcelo Olarreaga and Peri Silva
3197: Building and running general equilibrium models in EViews Downloads
Essama-Nssah
3196: Technological asymmetry among foreign investors and mode of entry Downloads
Beata Javorcik and Kamal Saggi
3195: Government procurement: Market access, transparency, and multilateral trade rules Downloads
Simon Evenett and Bernard Hoekman
3194: Law and firms'access to finance Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
3193: Quantifying the impact of services liberalization in a developing country Downloads
Denise Konan and Keith Maskus
3192: Greenfield foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions - feedback and macroeconomic effects Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Norman Loayza and Luis Servén
3191: Robustness of subjective welfare analysis in a poor developing country - Madagascar 2001 Downloads
Michael Lokshin, Nithin Umapathi and Stefano Paternostro
3190: On the quantity and quality of knowledge - the impact of openness and foreign research and development on North-North and North-South technology spillovers Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Yanling Wang
3189: Do market pressures induce economic efficiency ? The case of Slovenian manufacturing, 1994-2001 Downloads
Peter Orazem and Milan Vodopivec
3188: Trading market access for competition policy enforcement Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Kamal Saggi
3187: To serve the community or oneself - the public servant's dilemma Downloads
Abigail Barr, Magnus Lindelow and Pieter Serneels
3186: Donor fragmentation and bureaucratic quality in aid recipients Downloads
Stephen Knack and Aminur Rahman
3185: Does infrastructure reform work for the poor? A case study from Guatemala Downloads
Vivien Foster and M. Caridad Araujo
3184: Volatility and growth Downloads
Viktoria Hnatkovska and Norman Loayza
3183: Conflicts of interest in self-regulation: can demutualized exchanges successfully manage them? Downloads
John W. Carson
3182: The International Finance Corporation's MBA survey: how developing country firms rate local business school training Downloads
Azam Chaudhry
3181: Temporary sequestration credits: an instrument for carbon bears Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz and Franck Lecocq
3180: Equitable provision of long-term public goods: the role of negotiation mandates Downloads
Franck Lecocq and Jean-Charles Hourcade
3179: International migration, remittances, and poverty in developing countries Downloads
Richard Adams and John Page
3178: Small and medium enterprises, growth, and poverty: cross-country evidence Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine
3177: Does infrastructure reform work for the poor? A case study on the cities of La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia Downloads
Vivien Foster and Osvaldo Irusta
3176: Location decisions and nongovernmental organization motivation: evidence from rural Bangladesh Downloads
Anna Fruttero and Varun Gauri
3175: The use of"asset swaps"by institutional investors in South Africa Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
3174: Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunities in Brazil Downloads
François Bourguignon, Francisco Ferreira and Marta Menéndez
3173: Distributional effects of crises: the role of financial transfers Downloads
Marina Halac and Sergio Schmukler
3172: Supply-side school improvement and the learning achievement of the poorest children in indigenous and rural schools - the case of PARE Downloads
Vicente Paqueo and Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
3171: On the use of transparent formulae to allocate federal education transfers Downloads
Vicente Paqueo, Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys and Suhas Parandekar
3170: Direct support to private firms - evidence on effectiveness Downloads
Geeta Batra and Syed Mahmood
3169: Is inequality in Africa really different ? Downloads
Branko Milanovic
3168: Banking in developing countries in the 1990s Downloads
James A. Hanson
3167: Combining insurance, contingent debt, and self-retention in an optimal corporate risk financing strategy Downloads
Eugene Gurenko and Olivier Mahul
3166: In measuring aggregate"social efficiency" Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3165: Social protection in a crisis - Argentina's Plan Jefes y Jefas Downloads
Emanuela Galasso and Martin Ravallion
3164: Democracy, public expenditures, and the poor Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
3163: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The role of infrastructure Downloads
Marianne Fay, Danny Leipziger, Quentin Wodon and Tito Yepes
3162: The political economy of public spending on education, inequality, and growth Downloads
Mark Gradstein
3161: Liquidity needs and vulnerability to financial udnerdevelopment Downloads
Claudio Raddatz
3160: Monetary policy and sectoral shocks: did the Federal Reserve react properly to the high-tech crisis? Downloads
Claudio Raddatz and Roberto Rigobon
3159: Does judicial efficiency lower the cost of credit Downloads
Luc Laeven and Giovanni Majnoni
3158: Restoring economic growth in Argentina Downloads
William Cline
3157: On the utility consistency of poverty lines Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
3156: Tariff evasion and customs corruption: does pre-shipment inspection help? Downloads
Olivier Cadot, José Ansón and Marcelo Olarreaga
3155: Evaluating the impact of infrastructure rehabilitation projects on household welfare in rural Georgia Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Ruslan Yemtsov
3154: The twin effects of globalization Downloads
Francesco Daveri, Paolo Manasse and Danilo Serra
3153: Gender and poverty: a life cycle approach to the analysis of the differences in gender outcomes Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Thomas Mroz
3152: The long-run economic costs of AIDS: theory and an application to South Africa Downloads
Clive Bell, Shantayanan Devarajan and Hans Gersbach
3151: A multi-output cost function for port terminals: some guidelines for regulation Downloads
Lourdes Trujillo, Sergio Jara-Diaz and Beatriz Tovar
3150: Income-related biases in international trade: what do trademark registration data tell us? Downloads
Carsten Fink, Beata Javorcik and Mariana Spatareanu
3149: Rules of thumb for evaluating preferential trading arrangements: evidence from computable general equilibrium assessments Downloads
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
3148: Gender wage differentials in Brazil: trends over a turbulent era Downloads
Reza (Gholamreza) Arabsheibani, Francisco Carneiro and Andrew Henley
3147: Human capital and earnings inequality in Brazil, 1988-98: quantile regression evidence Downloads
Reza (Gholamreza) Arabsheibani, Francisco Carneiro and Andrew Henley
3146: The price of inconvertible deposits - the stock market boom during the Argentine crisis Downloads
Levy Yeyati, Eduardo*Schmukler, Sergio L.* Van Ho
3145: Alternative paths to structural adjustment in Uzbekistan in a three-gap framework Downloads
Thilakaratna Ranaweera
3144: Market disequilibria and inflation in Uzbekistan, 1994-2000 Downloads
Thilak Ranaweera
3143: Who benefits from labor market regulations? Chile 1960-1998 Downloads
Claudio Montenegro and Carmen Pages
3142: Credit reporting and financing constraints Downloads
Inessa Love and Nataliya Mylenko
3141: Poverty in India during the1990s - a regional perspective Downloads
Yoko Kijima and Peter Lanjouw
3140: Raising the quality of secondary education in East Asia Downloads
Kaoru Nabeshima
3139: Contracting models of the Phillips curve - empirical estimates for Middle-income countries Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Nihal Bayraktar
3138: Fiscal federalism and regional growth: evidence from the Russian Federation in the 1990s Downloads
Raj Desai, Lev Freinkman and Itzhak Goldberg
3137: Using survey data to assess the distributional effects of trade policy Downloads
Guido Porto
3136: Legal institutions and financial development Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine
3135: Trade reforms, market access, and poverty in Argentina Downloads
Guido Porto
3134: Institutional reform and the judiciary: which way forward? Downloads
Roumeen Islam
3133: Emerging trends in WTO dispute settlement: back to the GATT? Downloads
Peter Holmes, Jim Rollo and Alasdair R. Young
3132: Regional integration and technology diffusion: the case of the North America free trade agreement Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Yanling Wang
3131: Social sector expenditures and rainy-day funds Downloads
Christian Y. Gonzalez and Vicente Paqueo
3130: The role of advocacy in competition policy: the case of the Argentine gasoline market Downloads
Tomas Serebrisky
3129: Price caps, efficiency payoffs, and infrastructure contract renegotiation in Latin America Downloads
Antonio Estache, Jose-Luis Guasch and Lourdes Trujillo
3128: Child growth, shocks, and food aid in rural Ethiopia Downloads
Takashi Yamano, Harold Alderman and Luc Christiaensen
3127: Small and medium enterprises across the globe: a new database Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Thorsten Beck and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
3126: Public disclosure of environmental violations in the Republic of Korea Downloads
Jong Ho Long, Benoit Laplante and Craig Meisner
3125: Economic analysis of health care utilization and perceived illness; ethnicity and other factors Downloads
Vicente Paqueo and Christian Y. Gonzalez
3124: The impact of structural reforms on poverty: a simple methodology with extensions Downloads
Neil McCulloch
3123: Production and cost functions and their application to the port sector: a literature survey Downloads
Beatrice Tovar, Sergio Jara-Diaz and Lourdes Trujillo
3122: Individual attitudes toward corruption: do social effects matter? Downloads
Roberta Gatti, Stefano Paternostro and Jamele Rigolini
3121: Do bilateral investment treaties attract foreign direct investment? Only a bit - and they could bite Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
3120: Land rights and economic development: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Lakshmi Iyer
3119: Evaluating the impact of conditional cash transfer programs: lessons from Latin America Downloads
Rawlings, Laura B.*Rubio, Gloria M.
3118: To share or not to share: does local participation matter for spillovers from foreign direct investment? Downloads
Beata Javorcik and Mariana Spatareanu
3117: Policy research on migration and development Downloads
David P. Ellerman
3116: Dollarization of the banking system: good or bad? Downloads
Gianni De Nicolo, Patrick Honohan and Alain Ize
3115: Integrating housing wealth into the social safety net: the elderly in Moscow Downloads
Robert Buckley, Kim Cartwright, Raymond Struyk and Edward Szymanoski
3114: The dynamics of foreign bank ownership - evidence from Hungary Downloads
Giovanni Majnoni, Rashmi Shankar and Eva Varhegyi
3113: What drives bank competition? some international evidence Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Luc Laeven
3112: On the timing of marriage, cattle, and weather shocks in rural Zimbabwe Downloads
Johannes Hoogeveen, Bas van der Klaauw and Gijsbert Van Lomwel
3111: International trade and wage discrimination: evidence from East Asia Downloads
Gunseli Berik, Yana Rodgers and Joseph E. Zveglich
3110: Governance of public pension funds: lessons from corporate governance and international evidence Downloads
David Hess and Gregorio Impavido
3109: The impact of China's WTO accession on East Asia Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Terrie Walmsley
3108: Stabilization and association process in the Banlkans: integration options and their assessment Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Manuel de la Rocha
3107: More favorable and differential treatment of developing countries: toward a new approach in the World Trade Organization Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Constantine Michalopoulos and L. Winters
3106: Government matters III: governance indicators for 1996-2002 Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Massimo Mastruzzi
3105: Further evidence on the link between finance and growth: an international analysis of community banking and economic performance Downloads
Allen Berger, Iftekhar Hasan and Leora Klapper
3104: Does strict employment protection discourage job creation? Evidence from Croatia Downloads
Jan Rutkowski
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