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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
3103: Ownership structure and initial public offerings Downloads
Leora Klapper
3102: Investing in infrastructure: what is needed from 2000 to 2010? Downloads
Marianne Fay and Tito Yepes
3101: Portfolio preferences of foreign institutional investors Downloads
Reena Aggarwal, Leora Klapper and Peter Wysocki
3100: Governance of communicable disease control services: a case study and lessons from India Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Peyvand Khaleghian and Rakesh Sarwal
3099: Creating partnerships for capacity building in developing countries - the experience of the World Bank Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy, William Bader and Boris Pleskovic
3098: Governance and economic growth Downloads
Mark Gradstein
3097: Measuring up - new directions for environmental programs at the World Bank Downloads
Piet Buys, Susmita Dasgupta, Craig Meisner, Kiran Pandey, David Wheeler, Katharine Bolt, Kirk Hamilton and Limin Wang
3096: International survey of integrated financial sector supervision Downloads
Jose de Luna Martinez and Thomas A. Rose
3095: The emerging project bond market - covenant provisions and credit spreads Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Robert Hauswald
3094: Oil, agriculture, and the public sector: linking intersector dynamics in Ecuador Downloads
Dorte Verner and Norbert Fiess
3093: Migration and human capital in Brazil during the 1990s Downloads
Norbert Fiess and Dorte Verner
3092: The integrated macroeconomic model for poverty analysis: a quantitative macroeconomic framework for the analysis of poverty reduction strategies Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Alejandro Izquierdo and Hippolyte Fofack
3091: Labor market policies and unemployment in Morocco: a quantitative analysis Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Karim El Aynaoui
3090: The Cotonou Agreement and its implications for the regional trade agenda in eastern and southern Africa Downloads
Manuel de la Rocha
3089: The"Glass of Milk"subsidy program and malnutrition in Peru Downloads
Stifel, David*Alderman, Harold
3088: US contingent protection against honey imports: development aspects and the Doha Round Downloads
Julio Nogues
3087: Gender, generations, and nonfarm participation Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Misuzu Otsuka and Forhad Shilpi
3086: Intertemporal excess burden, bequest motives, and the budget deficit Downloads
Derek Hung Chiat Chen
3085: Export profiles of small landlocked countries: a case study focusing on their implications for Lesotho Downloads
Francis Ng and Alexander Yeats
3084: Major trade trends in East Asia: what are their implications for regional cooperation and growth Downloads
Francis Ng and Alexander Yeats
3083: Mine closure and its impact on the community: five years after mine closure in Romania, Russia and Ukraine Downloads
Michael Haney and Maria Shkaratan
3082: Financial dollarization and central bank credibility Downloads
Kevin Cowan and Quy-Toan Do
3081: The anatomy of a multiple crisis: why was Argentina special and what can we learn from it? Downloads
Guillermo Perry and Luis Servén
3080: Can fiscal rules help reduce macroeconomic volatility in the Latin America and Caribbean Region? Downloads
Guillermo Perry
3079: Regional integration in East Asia:challenges and opportunities - Part II: Trade, finance and integration Downloads
Eisuke Sakakibara and Sharon Yamakawa
3078: Regional integration in East Asia: challenges and opportunities - Part 1: history and institutions Downloads
Eisuke Sakakibara and Sharon Yamakawa
3077: do more transparent government govern better? Downloads
Roumeen Islam
3076: Trade reform in Vietnam: opportunities with emerging challenges Downloads
Phillipe Auffret
3075: Child labor, income shocks, and access to credit Downloads
Rajeev Dehejia, Kathleen Beegle and Roberta Gatti
3074: The gender impact of pension reform: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards and Rebecca Wong
3073: Metropolitan industrial clusters; patterns and processes Downloads
Sanjoy Chakravorty, Jun Koo and Somik Lall
3072: Diversity matters - the economic geography of industry location in India Downloads
Somik Lall
3071: Survey techniques to measure and explain corruption Downloads
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
3070: Are you satisfied? citizen feedback and delivery of urban services Downloads
Uwe Deichmann and Somik Lall
3069: International migration, remittances, and the brain drain; a study of 24 labor exporting countries Downloads
Richard Adams
3068: Poverty and economic growth in Egypt, 1995-2000 Downloads
Heba El-Laithy, Michael Lokshin and Arup Banerji
3067: The mini-integrated macroeconomic model for poverty analysis: a framework for analyzing the unemployment and poverty effects of fiscal and labor market reforms Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
3066: The potential demand for and strategic use of an HIV-1 vaccine in Southern India Downloads
Shreelata Rao Seshadri, P. Subramaniyam and Prabhat Jha
3065: Ghost doctors - absenteeism in Bangladeshi health facilities Downloads
Nazmul Chaudhury and Jeffrey Hammer
3064: Trade policy, trade volumes, and plant-level productivity in Colombian manufacturing industries Downloads
Ana Fernandes
3063: Trade liberalization, firm performance, and labor market outcomes in the developing world: what can we learn from micro-level data? Downloads
Paolo Epifani
3062: Labor effects of adult mortality in Tanzanian households Downloads
Kathleen Beegle
3061: Reciprocity in free trade agreements Downloads
Caroline Freund
3060: World market integration through the lens of foreign direct investors Downloads
Rui Albuquerque, Norman Loayza and Luis Servén
3059: Do capital flows respond to risk and return? Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Norman Loayza and Luis Servén
3058: Working for God? evualuating service delivery of religious not-for-profit health care providers in Uganda Downloads
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
3057: Teaching adults to read better and faster: results from an experiment in Burkina Faso Downloads
Helen Abadzi
3056: Avoiding the pitfalls in taxing financial intermediation Downloads
Patrick Honohan
3055: The global growth of mutual funds Downloads
Deepthi Fernando, Leora Klapper, Victor Sulla and Dimitri Vittas
3054: The new comparative economics Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Edward Glaeser, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez de Silanes and Andrei Shleifer
3053: Economic impacts of China's accession to the World Trade Organization Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Will Martin
3052: Long-run impacts of China's WTO accession on farm-nonfarm income inequality and rural poverty Downloads
Kym Anderson, Jikun Huang and Elena Ianchovichina
3051: Regional, multilateral, and unilateral trade policies on MERCOSUR for growth and poverty reduction in Brazil Downloads
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford, David Tarr and Angelo Gurgel
3050: The changing financial landscape: opportunities and challenges for the Middle East and North Africa Downloads
Wafik Grais and Zeynep Kantur
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