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2754: Revealed preference and self-insurance - Can we learn from the self-employed in Chile? Downloads
Abigail Barr and Truman Packard
2753: Unemployment, skills, and incentives - an overview of the safety net system in the Slovak Republic Downloads
Carolina Sanchez-Paramo
2752: Investment and income effects of land regularization: the case of Nicaragua Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Juan Sebastian Chamorro
2751: Contractual savings institutions and banks'stability and efficiency Downloads
Gregorio Impavido, Alberto R. Musalem and Thierry Tressel
2750: The political economy of commodity export policy: a case study of India Downloads
Masanori Kondo
2749: Loan loss provisioning and economic slowdowns: too much, too late? Downloads
Luc Laeven and Giovanni Majnoni
2748: Deposit dollarization and the financial sector in emerging economies Downloads
Patrick Honohan and Anging Shi
2747: Are public sector workers underpaid? - Appropriate comparators in a developing country Downloads
Sarah Bales and Martin Rama
2746: Complementarity between multilateral lending and private flows to developing countries: some empirical results Downloads
Dilip Ratha
2745: Children's work and schooling - does gender matter?: evidence from the Peru LSMS panel data Downloads
Nadeem Ilahi
2744: Gender and the allocation of adult time: evidence from the Peru LSMS panel data Downloads
Nadeem Ilahi
2743: Breadwinner or caregiver? - how household role affectslabor choices in Mexico Downloads
Wendy Cunningham
2742: Sectoral allocation by gender of Latin American workers over the liberalization period of the 1990s Downloads
Wendy Cunningham
2741: Female wage inequality in Latin American labor markets Downloads
Luz A. Saavedra
2740: Are men benefiting from the new economy: male economic marginalization in Argentina, Brazil, and Costa Rica Downloads
Omar Arias
2739: Poverty, education, and health in Indonesia: who benefits from public spending? Downloads
Peter Lanjouw, Menno Pradhan, Fadia Saadah, Haneen Sayed and Robert Sparrow
2738: Assisting the transition from workfare to work: a randomized experiment Downloads
Emanuela Galasso, Martin Ravallion and Agustin Salvia
2737: Mode of foreign entry, technology transfer, and foreign direct investment policy Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Marcelo Olarreaga and Kamal Saggi
2736: Social policy and macroeconomics: the Irish experience Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy
2735: Shifting tax burdens through exemptions and evasion - an empirical investigation of Uganda Downloads
Bernard Gauthier and Ritva Reinikka
2734: Agricultural markets in Benin and Malawi: the operation and performance of traders Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps
2733: Trade policy reform and poverty alleviation Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Constantine Michalopoulos, Maurice Schiff and David Tarr
2732: The unbalanced Ururguay Round outcome: the new areas in future WTO negotiations Downloads
Joseph Finger and Julio Nogues
2731: An alternative technical education system in Mexico: a reassessment of CONALEP Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
2730: Antidumping as safeguard policy Downloads
Joseph Finger, Francis Ng and Sonam Wangchuk
2729: International evidence on the value of product and geographic diversity Downloads
Luc Laeven
2728: Evaluating emergency programs Downloads
William Maloney
2727: Hospital governance and incentive design: the case of corporatized public hospitals in Lebanon Downloads
Florence Eid
2726: Applying the decision rights to a case of hospital institutional design Downloads
Florence Eid
2725: Bank regulation and supervision: what works best? Downloads
James Barth, Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
2724: Tropical bubbles: asset prices in Latin America, 1980-2001 Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Guillermo Perry
2723: Using development-oriented equity investment as a tool for restructuring transition banking sectors Downloads
Helo Meigas
2722: Japan's official development assistance: recent issues and future directions Downloads
Masahiro Kawai and Shinji Takagi
2721: Implications for South Asian countries for abolishing the Multifibre Arrangement Downloads
Sanjay Kathuria, Will Martin and Anjali Bhardwaj
2720: International migration and the global economic order: an interview Downloads
Andres Solimano
2719: Is there a positive incentive effect from privatizing social security: evidence from Latin America Downloads
Truman G. Packard
2718: Liberalizing basic telecommunications: the Asian experience Downloads
Carsten Fink, Aaditya Mattoo and Randeep Rathindran
2717: Bridging the economic divide within nations: a scorecard on the performance of regional development policies in reducing regional income disparities Downloads
Raja Shankar and Anwar Shah
2716: Does foreign bank penetration reduce access to credit in developing countries"evidence from asking borrowers Downloads
George Clarke, Robert Cull and Maria Martinez Peria
2715: Paying for health care: quantifying fairness, catastrophe, and impoverishment, with applications to Vietnam, 1993-98 Downloads
Wagstaff, Adam*Doorslaer, Eddy van
2714: On decomposing the causes of health sector inequalities with an application to malnutrition inequalities in Vietnam Downloads
Adam Wagstaff, Eddy Van Doorslaer and Naoko Watanabe
2713: Causes of inequality in health: who are you? where do you live? or who your parents were? Downloads
Adam Wagstaf, Pierella Paci and Heather Joshi
2712: Contract risks and credit spread determinants in the international project bond market Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Robert Hauswald
2711: Identifying class size effects in developing countries: evidence from rural schools in Bolivia Downloads
Miguel Urquiola
2710: Breaking up the collective farm: welfare outcomes of Vietnam's massive land privatization Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Dominique Van der Walle
2709: Explaining leakage of public funds Downloads
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
2708: Accountability and corruption: political institutions matter Downloads
Daniel Lederman, Norman Loayza and Rodrigo Soares
2707: Financial intermediary development and growth volatility: do intermediaries dampen or magnify shocks? Downloads
Beck,Thorsten*Lundberg, Mattias*Majnoni, Giovann
2706: Household income dynamics in rural China Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
2705: Concession contract renegotiations: some efficiency versus equity dilemmas Downloads
Antonio Estache and Lucía Quesada
2704: Regulatory governance and Chile's 1998-99 electricity shortage Downloads
Ronald Fischer and Alexander Galetovic
2703: Integrating independent power producers into emerging wholesale power markets Downloads
Fiona Woolf and Jonathan Halpern
2702: Productivity versus endowments - a study of Singapore's sectoral growth, 1974-92 Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee
2701: Trade and production, 1976-99 Downloads
Alessandro Nicita and Marcelo Olarreaga
2700: Business cycles, economic crises, and the poor: testing for asymmetric effects Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
2699: Benefits and costs of international financial integration: theory and facts Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
2698: Foreign bank entry - experience, implications for developing countries, and agenda for further research Downloads
George Clarke, Robert Cull, Maria Martinez Peria and Susana M. Sanchez
2697: Regional integration and industrial growth among developing countries - the case of three ASEAN members Downloads
Dorsati H. Madani
2696: Firms as financial intermediaries - evidence from trade credit data Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
2695: Trade credit, financial intermediary development, and industry growth Downloads
Raymond Fisman and Inessa Love
2694: Financial development and financing constraints - international evidence from the structural investment model Downloads
Inessa Love
2693: Helping people help themselves - toward a theory of autonomy-compatible help Downloads
David Ellerman
2692: Introduction to property theory - the fundamental theorems Downloads
David Ellerman
2691: Evolution of earnings and rates of returns to education in Mexico Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo
2690: Ringing in the 20th century: the effects of state monopolies, private ownership, and operating licenses on telecommunications in Europe, 1892-1914 Downloads
Scott Wallsten
2689: Global trade and food safety - winners and losers in a fragmented system Downloads
John Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
2688: Aid, shocks, and growth Downloads
Paul Collier and Jan Dehn
2687: Geographic patterns of land use and land intensity in the Brazilian Amazon Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz and Timothy Thomas
2686: Education, earnings, and inequality in Brazil, 1982-98 - implications for education policy Downloads
Andreas Blom, Lauritz Holm-Nielsen and Dorte Verner
2685: Monetary policy strategies for Latin America Downloads
Frederic Mishkin and Miguel A. Savastano
2684: From monetary targeting to inflation targeting: lessons from the industrialized countries Downloads
Frederic Mishkin
2683: Financial policies and the prevention of financial crises in emerging market economies Downloads
Frederic Mishkin
2682: Deposit insurance and financial development Downloads
Robert Cull, Lemma W. Senbet and Marco Sorge
2681: On the duration of civil war Downloads
Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler and Mans Soderbom
2680: International cartel enforcement: lessons from the 1990s Downloads
Simon Evenett, Margaret Levenstein and Valerie Suslow
2679: Depositinsurance around the globe: where does it work? Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Edward Kane
2678: Emerging markets instability: do sovereign ratings affect country risk and stock returns? Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky and Sergio Schmukler
2677: Can local institutions reduce poverty? Rural decentralization in Burkina Faso Downloads
Paula Donnelly-Roark, Karim Ouedraogo and Xiao Ye
2676: An alternative unifying measure of welfare gains from risk-sharing Downloads
Philippe Auffret
2675: Road infrastructure concession practice in Europe Downloads
Franck Bousquet and Alain Fayard
2674: Measuring economic downside risk and severity - Growth at Risk Downloads
Yan Wang and Yudong Yao
2673: Pollution havens and foreign direct investment: dirty secret or popular myth? Downloads
Beata K. Smarzynska
2672: Do workfare participants recover quickly from retrenchment? Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Emanuela Galasso, Teodoro Lazo and Ernesto Philipp
2671: Who participates: the supply of volunteer labor and the distribution of government programs in rural Peru Downloads
Norbert Schady
2670: Stock markets, banks, and growth: correlation or causality? Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine
2669: The impact of NAFTA and options for tax reform in Mexico Downloads
Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Duanjie Chen
2668: Comparative life expectancy in Africa Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy and Holger Wolf
2667: Trade reform and household welfare: the case of Mexico Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Alessandro Nicita and Isidro Soloaga
2666: Measuring pro-poor growth Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
2665: Measuring aggregate welfare in developing countries - How well do national accounts and surveys agree? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2664: Does piped water reduce diarrhea for children in rural India ? Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
2663: Agglomeration economies and productivity in Indian industry Downloads
Somik Lall, Zmarak Shalizi and Uwe Deichmann
2662: Markups, entry regulation, and trade - Does country size matter? Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Hiau Looi Kee and Marcelo Olarreaga
2661: The regulation of entry Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Andrei Shleifer and Florencio Lopez de Silanes
2660: Short and long-run integration: do capital controls matter ? Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky and Sergio Schmukler
2659: Firm entry and exit, labor demand, and trade reform: evidence from Chile and Colombia Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber, William Maloney and Eduardo Ribeiro
2658: How comparable are labor demand elasticities across countries? Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber and William Maloney
2657: Middle-income countries - development challenges and growing global role Downloads
Dilip Ratha
2656: The ability of banks to lend to informationally opaque small businesses Downloads
Allen Berger, Leora Klapper and Gregory Udell
2655: Measuring services trade liberalization and its impact on economic growth: an illustration Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Randeep Rathindran and Arvind Subramanian
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