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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, Ijjasz-Vasquez, Ede Jorge, 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 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
3248: Incidence and impact of land conflict in Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Raffaella Castagnini
3247: The political economy of deposit insurance Downloads
Luc Laeven
3246: The quality of the legal system, firm ownership, andfirm size Downloads
Luc Laeven and Christopher Woodruff
3245: Educational expansion: evidence and interpretation Downloads
Mark Gradstein and Denis Nikitin
3244: Price effects of preferential market access: the Caribbean Basin Initiative and the apparel sector Downloads
Caglar Ozden and Gunjan Sharma
3243: Competing concepts of inequality in the globalization debate Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3242: Pro-poor growth: A primer Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3241: Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china: A competing risks approach Downloads
Hanan Jacoby and Limin Wang
3240: Inefficient lobbying, populism and oligarchy Downloads
Filipe Campante and Francisco Ferreira
3239: The power of information: evidence from a newspaper campaign to reduce capture Downloads
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
3238: Moving people to deliver services: how can the WTO help? Downloads
Sumanta Chaudhuri, Aaditya Mattoo and Richard Self
3237: Pre-empting protectionism in services - the WTO and outsourcing Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Sacha Wunsch-Vincent
3236: Professional development and incentives for teacher performance in schools in Mexico Downloads
Gladys Lopez Acevedo
3235: Household composition and the response of child labor supply to product market integration: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Eric Edmonds and Eric V.
3234: Product market integration and household labor supply in a poor economy: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Eric Edmonds, Eric V. and Nina Pavcnik
3233: Gender, time use, and models of the household Downloads
Patricia Apps
3232: Business environment and firm entry: Evidence from international data Downloads
Leora Klapper, Luc Laeven and Raghuram Rajan
3231: Incidence analysis of public support to the private education sector in Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Christos Sakellariou and Harry Patrinos
3230: India: why fiscal adjustment now Downloads
Brian Pinto and Farah Zahir
3229: Housekeeping and plumbing - the investability of emerging markets Downloads
Jeppe Ladekarl and Sara Zervos
3228: Strained mercy: The quality of medical care in Delhi Downloads
Jishnu Das and Jeffrey Hammer
3227: Regulating islamic financial institutions: The nature of the regulated Downloads
El-Hawary, Dahlia, Wafik Grais and Zamir Iqbal
3226: Groundnut policies, global trade dynamics, and the impact of trade liberalization Downloads
Ndiame Diop, John Beghin and Mirvat Sewadeh
3225: When is growth pro-poor? Cross-country evidence Downloads
Aart Kraay
3224: Assessing the potential benefit of trade facilitation: A global perspective Downloads
John Wilson, Catherine Mann and Tsunehiro Otsuki
3223: Coordination failure in foreign aid Downloads
Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka
3222: Sugar policies opportunity for change Downloads
Donald Mitchell
3221: What do we know about competition agencies in emerging and transition countries? Evidence on workload, personnel, priority sectors, and training needs Downloads
Tomas Serebrisky
3220: Public management and essential public health functions Downloads
Peyvand Khaleghian and Monica Das Gupta
3219: A financial social accounting matrix for the integrated macroeconomic model for poverty analysis: application to Cameroon with a fixed-price multiplier analysis Downloads
Christian Emini and Hippolyte Fofack
3218: Cotton: Market setting, trade policies, and issues Downloads
John Baffes
3217: When can school inputs improve test scores? Downloads
Jishnu Das, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana and Pramila Krishnan
3216: Making the poor count takes more than counting the poor: A quick poverty assessment of the state of Bahia, Brazil Downloads
Dorte Verner
3215: Has the internet increased trade? Evidence from industrial and developing countries Downloads
George Clarke and Scott J. Wallsten
3214: Trademark protection or protectionism? Downloads
Eugenia Baroncelli, Ekaterina Krivonos and Marcelo Olarreaga
3213: On the measurement of product variety in trade Downloads
Robert Feenstra and Hiau Looi Kee
3212: Coping with risk through mismatches: domestic and international financial contracts for emerging economies Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Sergio Schmukler and Sergio L.
3211: Enabling productive but asset-poor farmers to succeed: A risk financing framework Downloads
Eugene Gurenko and Mahul Olivier
3210: How foreign participation and market concentration impact bank spreads: evidence from Latin America Downloads
Maria Martinez Peria and Ashoka Mody
3209: Community-based (and driven) development: A critical review Downloads
Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao
3208: A conceptual framework for retirement products: Risk sharing arrangements between providers and retirees Downloads
Gregorio Impavido, Craig Thorburn and Mike Wadsworth
3207: The limits to competition in urban bus services in developing countries Downloads
Antonio Estache and Andres Gomez-Lobo
3206: On the geography of trade: distance is alive and well Downloads
Celine Carrere and Maurice Schiff
3205: Poor people's knowledge: helping poor people to earn from their knowledge Downloads
Joseph Finger
3204: The determinants of financing obstacles Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Luc Laeven and Vojislav Maksimovic
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
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