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2948: The impact of contractual savings institutions on securities markets Downloads
Gregorio Impavido, Alberto R. Musalem and Thierry Tressel
2947: Tax systems in transition Downloads
Pradeep Mitra and Nicholas Stern
2946: Rapid labor reallocation with a stagnant unemployment pool: the puzzle of the labor market in Lithuania Downloads
Jan Rutkowski
2945: Microfinance and poverty - evidence using panel data from Bangladesh Downloads
Shahidur Khandker
2944: Regulation, productivity, and growth: OECD evidence Downloads
Giuseppe Nicoletti and Stefano Scarpetta
2943: Capital flows, country risk, and contagion Downloads
Norbert Fiess
2942: Why is son preference so persistent in East and South Asia? a cross-country study of China, India, and the Republic of Korea Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Jiang Zhenghua, Li Bohua, Xie Zhenming, Woojin Chung and Bae Hwa-Ok
2941: Income convergence during the disintegration of the world economy, 1919-39 Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2940: The potential demand for an HIV/AIDS vaccine in Brazil Downloads
Hillegonda Maria Dutilh Novaes, Expedito J.A. Luna, Moises Goldbaum, Samuel Kilsztajn, Anaclaudia Rossbach and Jose de la Roca Carvalheiro
2939: School attendance and child labor in Ecuador Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
2938: Recurrent expenditure requirements of capital projects - estimation for budget purposes Downloads
Ron Hood, David Husband and Fei Yu
2937: The determinants of Government environmental performance - an empirical analysis of Chinese townships Downloads
Hua Wang and Wenhua Di
2936: Industrial ownership and environmental performance: evidence from China Downloads
Hua Wang and Yanhong Jin
2935: Missed opportunities - innovation and resource-based growth in Latin America Downloads
William Maloney
2934: After the Big Bang? Obstacles to the emergence of the rule of law in post-communist societies Downloads
Karla Hoff and Joseph Stiglitz
2933: Small and medium size enterprise financing in Eastern Europe Downloads
Leora Klapper, Virginia Sarria-Allende and Victor Sulla
2932: China's accession to the World Trade Organization - The services dimension Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo
2931: The impact of property rights on households'investment, risk coping, and policy preferences: evidence from China Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Songqing Jin
2930: Land rental markets as an alternative to government reallocation? equity and efficiency considerations in the Chinese land tenure system Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Songqing Jin
2929: Assessing the impact of communication costs on international trade Downloads
Carsten Fink, Aaditya Mattoo and Ileana Neagu Constantinescu
2928: Growth without governance Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann and Aart Kraay
2927: Military expenditure - threats, aid, and arms races Downloads
Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler
2926: Distinguishing between observationally equivalent theories of crises Downloads
Rashmi Shankar
2925: Crime and local inequality in South Africa Downloads
Gabriel Demombynes and Berk Özler
2924: Financial development, property rights, and growth Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Luc Laeven
2923: Does foreign direct investment increase the productivity of domestic firms: in search of spillovers through backward linkages Downloads
Beata K. Smarzynska
2922: Does globalization hurt the poor? Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
2921: Initial conditions and incentives for Arab economic integration: can the European Community's success be emulated? Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Patrick Messerlin
2920: Social polarization, social institutions, and country creditworthiness Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
2919: Financial regulatory harmonization and the globalization of finance Downloads
Cally Jordan and Giovanni Majnoni
2918: Reducing agrcultural tariffs versus domestic support: what's more important for developing countries? Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Francis Ng and Marcelo Olarreaga
2917: Economic development, competition policy, and the World Trade Organization Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis
2916: Ex-ante evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs: the case of bolsa escola Downloads
François Bourguignon, Francisco Ferreira and Phillippe G. Leite
2915: Federal politics and budget deficits: evidence from the states of India Downloads
Stuti Khemani
2914: The impact of cash budgets on poverty reduction in Zambia: a case study of the conflict between well-intentioned macroeconomic policy and service delivery to the poor Downloads
Hinh T. Dinh, Abebe Adugna and Myers.Bernard
2913: Financial development and dynamic investment behavior: evidence from panel vector autoregression Downloads
Inessa Love and Lea Zicchino
2912: Short-run pain, long-run gain: the effects of financial liberalization Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky and Sergio Schmukler
2911: Micro-level estimation of welfare Downloads
Chris Elbers, Jean Lanjouw and Peter Lanjouw
2910: Boondoogles and expropriation: rent-sseking and policy distortion when property rights are insecure Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
2909: An assessment of telecommunications reform in developing countries Downloads
Carsten Fink, Aaditya Mattoo and Randeep Rathindran
2908: The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act and its rules of origin: generosity undermined? Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Devesh Roy and Arvind Subramanian
2907: The case for international coordination of electricity regulation: evidence from the measurement of efficiency in South America Downloads
Antonio Estache, Martín Rossi and Christian Ruzzier
2906: Macroeconomics effects of private sector participation in Latin America's infrastructure Downloads
Lourdes Trujillo, Noelia Martin, Antonio Estache and Javier Campos
2905: Financing patterns around the world: the role of institutions Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
2904: Law and finance: why does legal origin matter? Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
2903: Financial globalization: unequal blessings Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Sergio Schmukler
2902: Aid, policy, and growth in post-conflict societies Downloads
Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler
2901: Decentralized credtor-led corporate restructuring - cross-country experience Downloads
Marinela E. Dado and Daniela Klingebiel
2900: Economic structure, productivity, and infrastructure quality in southern Mexico Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Marianne Fay, Jun Koo and Somik Lall
2899: The political economy of fiscal policy and economic management in oil exporting countries Downloads
Eifert, Benn*Gelb, Alan*Borje Tallroth, Nils
2898: Relative returns to policy reform - evidence from controlled cross-country regressions Downloads
Samy de Castro Alxandre, Ian Goldin and Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva
2897: Gender dimensions of child labor and street children in Brazil Downloads
Emily Gustafsson-Wright and Hnin Hnin Pyne
2896: The wage labor market and inequality in Viet Nam in the 1990s Downloads
John Luke Gallup
2895: Telecommuications reform in Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Jean-Jacques Laffont and N'Guessan, Tchetche
2894: Telecommunications sector reforms in Senegal Downloads
Jean-Paul Azam, Magueye Dia and N'Guessan, Tchetche
2893: Banking on foreigners: the behavior of international Bank lending to Latin America, 1985-2000 Downloads
Maria Martinez Peria, Andrew Powell and Ivanna Vladkova Hollar
2892: Productivity in endowments: sectoral evidence for Hong Kong's aggregate growth Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee
2891: Trends in the education sector from 1993 - 98 Downloads
Nga Nguyet Nguyen
2890: Sector organization, governance, and the inefficiency of African water utilities Downloads
Antonio Estache and Eugene Kouassi
2889: Environmental performance rating and disclosure - China's green-watch program Downloads
Hua Wang, Jun Bi, David Wheeler, Jinnan Wang, Dong Cao, Genfa Lu and Yuan Wang
2888: A poverty analysis macroeconomic simulator (PAMS) linking household surveys with macro-models Downloads
Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, B. Essama-Nssah and Issouf Samake
2887: The demand for commodity insurance by developing country agricultural producers - theory and an application to cocoa in Ghana Downloads
Alexander Sarris
2886: Examining the feasibility of livestock insurance in Mongolia Downloads
Skees, Jerry R.*Enkh-Amgalan, Ayurzana
2885: Poverty, AIDS, and children's schooling - a targeting dilemma Downloads
Martha Ainsworth and Deon Filmer
2884: Privatization and labor force restructuring around the world Downloads
Alberto Chong and Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes
2883: Assessing the distributional impact of public policy Downloads
B. Essama-Nssah
2882: Politically optimal tariffs: an application to Egypt Downloads
Dorsati Madani and Marcelo Olarreaga
2881: Returns to investment in education: a further update Downloads
George Psacharopoulos and Harry Patrinos
2880: The hidden costs of ethnic conflict - decomposing trends in educational outcomes of young Kosovars Downloads
Soumya Alva, Edmundo Murrugarra and Pierella Paci
2879: Externalities in rural development - evidence for China Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2878: On the governance of public pension fund management Downloads
Gregorio Impavido
2877: Patterns of industrial development revisted: the role of finance Downloads
Raymond Fisman and Inessa Love
2876: Can we discern the effect of globalization on income distribution? evidence from household budget surveys Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2875: Does Liberte = Egalite ? A survey of the empirical links between democracy and inequality with some evidence on the transition economies Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2874: Risks and macroeconomic impacts of HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa: why waiting to intervene can be costly Downloads
David Robalino, Carol Jenkins and Karim El Maroufi
2873: A little engine that could: domestic private companies and Vietnam?s pressing need for wage employment Downloads
Liesbet Steer and Markus Taussig
2872: Regional cooperation, and the role of international organizations and regional integration Downloads
Maurice Schiff and L. Winters
2871: Pricing of deposit insurance Downloads
Luc Laeven
2870: Electronic security - risk mitigation in financial transactions: public policy issues Downloads
Thomas Glaessner, Tom Kellermann and Valerie McNevin
2869: Stabilizing intergovernmental transfers in Latin America: a complement to national/subnational fiscal rules? Downloads
Christian Y. Gonzalez, David Rosenblatt and Steven B. Webb
2868: Universal(ly bad) service - providing infrastructure services to rural and poor urban consumers Downloads
George Clarke and Scott J. Wallsten
2867: Cotton sector strategies in West and Central Africa Downloads
Ousmane Badiane, Dhaneshwar Ghura, Louis Goreux and Paul Masson
2866: Transforming the old into a foundation for the new - lessons of the Moldova ARIA Project Downloads
David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic
2865: Bankruptcy around the world - explanations of its relative use Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Leora Klapper
2864: Telecommunications reform in Uganda Downloads
Mary M. Shirley, F.F. Tusubira, Frew Gebreab and Luke Haggarty
2863: Getting connected: competition and diffusion in African mobile telecommunications markets Downloads
Frew Amare Gebreab
2862: Tenure, Divesity, and commitment - community participation for urban service provision Downloads
Somik Lall, Uwe Deichmann, Mattias Lundberg and Nazmul Chaudhury
2861: Trade-related technology diffusion and the dynamics of North-South and South-South integration Downloads
Maurice Schiff, Yanling Wang and Marcelo Olarreaga
2860: Privatization in competitive sectors: the record to date Downloads
Sunita Kikeri and John Nellis
2859: Ethnic and gender wagedisparities in Sri Lanka Downloads
Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
2858: The state of corporate governance - experience from country assessments Downloads
Mierta Capaul and Olivier Fremond
2857: Markups, returns to scale, and productivity: a case study of Singapore's manufacturing sector Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee
2856: Banking policy and macroeconomic stability - an exploration Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Patrick Honohan
2855: Financial crises, financial dependence, and industry growth Downloads
Luc Laeven, Daniela Klingebiel and Randy Kroszner
2854: Rich and powerful? Subjective power and welfare in Russia Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
2853: Private inter-household transfers in Vietnam in the early and late 1990s Downloads
Donald Cox
2852: Regional agreements and trade services - policy issues Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Carsten Fink
2851: Economic Development and the World Trade Organization after Doha Downloads
Bernard Hoeckman
2850: Determinants of commercial bank performance in transition - an application of data envelopment analysis Downloads
David Grigorian and Vlad Manole
2849: Pooling, savings, and prevention - mitigating the risk of old age poverty in Chile Downloads
Truman G. Packard
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