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2980: Living and dying with hard pegs: the rise and fall of Argentina's currency board Downloads
Augusto de la Torre, Eduardo Levy Yeyati and Sergio Schmukler
2979: Regulation and internet use in developing countries Downloads
Scott Wallsten
2978: The epidemiological impact of an HIV vaccine on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Southern India Downloads
Nico J.D. Nagelkerke and Sake J. De Vlas
2977: The strategic use and potential demand for an HIV vaccine in Southern Africa Downloads
Desmond, Christopher*Greener, Robert
2976: Rural extension services Downloads
Jock Anderson and Gershon Feder
2975: Policy options for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Brazil: can micro-simulations help? Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Phillippe G. Leite
2974: From knowledge to wealth: transforming Russian science and technology for a modern knowledge economy Downloads
Alfred Watkins
2973: Intellectual property rights, licensing, and innovation Downloads
Guifang Yang and Keith Maskus
2972: Economic growth, inequality, and poverty: findings from a new data set Downloads
Richard Adams
2971: Short but not sweet - new evidence on short duration morbidities from India Downloads
Jishnu Das and Sanchez-Paramo, Carolina
2970: The social impact of social funds in Jamaica - a mixed-methods analysis of participation, targeting, and collective action in community-driven development Downloads
Vijayendra Rao and Ana Ibáñez
2969: Fostering community-driven development - What role for the State? Downloads
Monica Das Gupta
2968: Refining policy with the poor: local consultations on the draft comprehensive poverty reduction and growth strategy in Vietnam Downloads
Shanks, Edwin*Turk, Carrie
2967: Malnutrition and poverty in Guatemala Downloads
Alessandra Marini and Michele Gragnolati
2966: Health and poverty in Guatemala Downloads
Michele Gragnolati and Alessandra Marini
2965: Informality revisited Downloads
William Maloney
2964: Wages and productivity in Mexican manufacturing Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
2963: Catastrophe insurance market in the Caribbean Region: market failures and recommendations for public sector interventions Downloads
Philippe Auffret
2962: High consumption volatility: the impact of natural disasters? Downloads
Philippe Auffret
2961: Strategic planning for poverty reduction in Vietnam: progress and challenges for meeting the localized Millennium Development Goals Downloads
Rob Swinkels and Carrie Turk
2960: The poverty/environment nexus in Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Uwe Deichmann, Craig Meisner and David Wheeler
2959: Wage differentials and state-private sector employment choice in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Branko Jovanovic
2958: Globalization and workers in developing countries Downloads
Martin Rama
2957: Mexico: in-firm training for the knowledge economy Downloads
Hong Tan and Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
2956: Survey compliance and the distribution of income Downloads
Johan Mistiaen and Martin Ravallion
2955: The perversity of preferences: GSP and developing country trade policies, 1976 - 2000 Downloads
Caglar Ozden and Eric Reinhardt
2954: Never too late to get together again: turning the Czech and Slovak Customs Union into a stepping stone to EU integration Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Beata Smarzynska
2953: Health facility surveys: an introduction Downloads
Magnus Lindelow and Adam Wagstaff
2952: The effects of a fee-waiver program on health care utilization among the poor: evidence from Armenia Downloads
Nazmul Chaudhury, Jeffrey Hammer and Edmundo Murrugarra
2951: Land allocation in Vietnam's agrarian transition Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Dominique Van der Walle
2950: Is the emerging nonfarm market economy the route out of poverty in Vietnam? Downloads
Dominique Van der Walle and Dorothyjean Cratty
2949: Intersectoral migration in Southeast Asia - evidence from Indonesia, Thailan, and the Philippines Downloads
Rita Butzer, Yair Mundlak and Donald Larson
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
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys
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, Sarria-Allende, Virginia 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
Gustafsson-Wright, Emily 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 Tchetche N'Guessan
2894: Telecommunications sector reforms in Senegal Downloads
Jean-Paul Azam, Magueye Dia and Tchetche N'Guessan
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, Essama-Nssah, B. 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
Essama-Nssah, B.
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
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