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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
El-Laithy, Heba, 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
3049: Hidden impact ? Ex-post evaluation of an anti-poverty program Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
3048: Targeted transfers in poor countries: revisiting the tradeoffs and policy options Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3047: Comparing mortgage credit risk policies: an options-based approach Downloads
Robert Buckley, Gulmira Karaguishiyeva, Robert Van Order and Laura Vecvagare
3046: Migration, spillovers, and trade diversion: the impact of internationalization on stock market liquidity Downloads
Ross Levine and Sergio Schmukler
3045: Causes and consequences of civil strife - micro-level evidence from Uganda Downloads
Klaus Deininger
3044: Impregnated nets cannot fully substitute for DDT: field effectiveness of Malaria prevention in Solomon Islands Downloads
Raman Velayudhan, Peter Wilikai, Patricia M. Graves, A. Over and Bernard Bakote'e
3043: The incentive-compatible design of deposit insurance and bank failure resolution: concepts and country studies Downloads
Thorsten Beck
3042: Bank supervision and corporate finance Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
3041: Bank concentration and crises Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
3040: Household welfare impacts of China's accession to the World Trade Organization Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
3039: Scaling up community-driven development: theoretical underpinnings and program design implications Downloads
Binswanger, Hans P.*Aiyar, Swaminathan
3038: The debate on globalization, poverty, and inequality: why measurement matters Downloads
Martin Ravallion
3037: Regulation and private sector investment in infrastructure - evidence from Latin America Downloads
Sheoli Pargal
3036: Telecommunications reform in Malawi Downloads
George Clarke
3035: Traffic fatalities and economic growth Downloads
Elizabeth Kopits and Maureen Cropper
3034: The insurance industry in Mauritius Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
3033: The role of occupational pension funds in Mauritius Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
3032: Information diffusion in international markets Downloads
Alejandro Izquierdo, Jacques Morisset and Marcelo Olarreaga
3031: Imports, entry, and competition law as market disciplines Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee and Bernard Hoekman
3030: The impact of bank regulations, concentration, and institutions on bank margins Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Luc Laeven and Ross Levine
3029: Who benefits and how much?: how gender affects welfare impacts of a booming textile industry Downloads
Alessandro Nicita and Susan Razzaz
3028: Does a country need a promotion agency to attract foreign direct investment: a small analytical model applied to 58 countries Downloads
Jacques Morisset
3027: Financial intermediation and growth - Chinese style Downloads
Boyreau-Debray, Genevieve
3026: Strategic approaches to science and technology in development Downloads
Robert Watson, Michael Crawford and Sara Farley
3025: Trade structure and growth Downloads
Daniel Lederman and William Maloney
3024: Research and development (R&D) and development Downloads
Daniel Lederman and William Maloney
3023: Productivity growth and product variety: gains from imitation and education Downloads
Douglas M. Addison
3022: Sending farmers back to school - the impact of farmer field schools in Indonesia Downloads
Gershon Feder, Rinku Murgai and Jaime B. Quizon
3021: Institutional arrangements for public debt management Downloads
Elizabeth Currie, Jean-Jacques Dethier and Eriko Togo
3020: Consumption, health, gender, and poverty Downloads
Anne Case and Angus Deaton
3019: Foreign aid, conditionality, and ghost of the financing gap - a forgotten aspect of the aid debate Downloads
Thilak Ranaweera
3018: Integrating the least developed countries into the world trading system: the current impact of EU preferences under everything but arms Downloads
Paul Brenton
3017: Why is unemployment so high in Bulgaria? Downloads
Jan Rutkowski
3016: Partisan politics and intergovernmental transfers in India Downloads
Stuti Khemani
3015: Off and running? Technology, trade and the rising demand for skilled workers in Latin America Downloads
Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina and Norbert Schady
3014: Evaluation of financial liberalization: a general equilibrium model with constrained occupation choice Downloads
Xavier Gine and Robert Townsend
3013: Land sales and rental markets in transition - evidence from rural Viet Nam Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Songqing Jin
3012: Just-in-case inventories - a cross-country analysis Downloads
J. Luis Guasch and Joseph Kogan
3011: Renegotiation of concession contracts in Latin America Downloads
J. Luis Guasch, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Stephane Straub
3010: Vulnerability in consumption, education, and health - evidence from Moldova during the Russian crisis Downloads
Edmundo Murrugarra and Jose Signoret
3009: Agriculture in the Doha Agenda Downloads
Patrick Messerlin
3008: Technology, computers, and wages: evidence from a developing economy Downloads
Christos Sakellariou and Harry Patrinos
3007: The impact of urban spatial structure on travel demand in the United States Downloads
Antonio Bento, Maureen Cropper, Ahmed Mobarak and Katja Vinha
3006: Social rights and economics: claims to health care and education in developing countries Downloads
Varun Gauri
3005: Vouchers for basic education in developing countries: a principal-agent perspective Downloads
Varun Gauri and Ayesha Vawda
3004: Institutions, trade, and growth: revisiting the evidence Downloads
David Dollar and Aart Kraay
3003: The investment climate and the firm: firm-level evidence from China Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Scott Wallsten and Lixin Xu
3002: Information-based instruments for improved urban management Downloads
Uwe Deichman, Somik Lall, Ajay Suri and Pragya Rajoria
3001: An introduction to financial and economic modeling for utility regulators Downloads
Antonio Estache, Martin Rodriguez Pardina, Jose Rodriguez and German Sember
3000: International climate regime beyond 2012 - are quota allocation rules robust to uncertainty? Downloads
Franck Lecocq and Renaud Crassous
2999: Explaining liberalization commitments in financial services trade Downloads
Harms, Philipp*Mattoo, Aaditya*Schuknecht, Ludge
2998: Does micro-credit empower women: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Mark Pitt, Shahidur Khandker and Jennifer Cartwright
2997: Financial and legal institutions and firm size Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
2996: Bank competition, financing obstacles, and access to credit Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Demirguc-Kant, Asl' and Vojislav Maksimovic
2995: Commodity market reform in Africa: some recent experience Downloads
Takamasa Akiyama, John Baffes, Donald Larson and Panos Varangis
2994: Options for financing lifelong learning Downloads
Miguel Palacios
2993: Dealing with the coffee crisis in Central America - impacts and strategies Downloads
Panos Varangis, Paul Siegel, Daniele Giovannucci and Bryan Lewin
2992: Market and non-market transfers of land in Ethiopia - implications for efficiency, equity, and non-farm development Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Berhanu Adenew, Gebre-Selassie, Samuel and Mulat Demeke
2991: Tenure security and land-related investment - evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, Berhanu Adenew, Gebre-Selassie, Samuel and Berhanu Nega
2990: Ways out of poverty: diffusing best practices and creating capabilities - perspectives on policies for poverty reduction Downloads
Michael Klein
2989: Decentralization and public services: the case of immunization Downloads
Peyvand Khaleghian
2988: Trade facilitation and economic development: measuring the impact Downloads
John Wilson, Catherine Mann and Tsunehiro Otsuki
2987: East Asia's dynamic development model and the Republic of Korea's experiences Downloads
Ho-Chul Lee and Mary P. McNulty
2986: Government bonds in domestic and foreign currency: the role of macroeconomic and institutional factors Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Daniela M. H. Klingebiel and Sergio Schmukler
2985: The impact of minimum wages on employment in a low income country: an evaluation using the difference-differences approach Downloads
Vivi Alatas and Lisa Cameron
2984: Finance and income inequality: test of alternative theories Downloads
George Clarke, Lixin Xu and Heng-Fu Zou
2983: Telecommunication reform in Ghana Downloads
Luke Haggarty, Mary M. Shirley and Scott Wallsten
2982: Trade liberalization and labor market adjustment in Brazil Downloads
Nina Pavcnik, Andreas Blom, Pinelopi Goldberg and Norbert Schady
2981: Voice lessons: local government organizations, social organizations, and the quality of local governance Downloads
Vivi Alatas, Lant Pritchett and Anna Wetterberg
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