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2588: The regulation and supervision of banks around the world - a new database Downloads
Barth, James R.*Caprio,Gerard*Levine, Ross
2587: Growth is good for the poor Downloads
David Dollar and Aart Kraay
2586: On the urbanization of poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2585: Law, politics, and finance Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
2584: Structural adjustment and forest resources - the impact of World Bank operations Downloads
Kiran D. Pandey and David Wheeler
2583: How the location of roads and protected areas affects deforestation in North Thailand Downloads
Maureen Cropper, Jyotsna Puri and Charles Griffiths
2582: Development financing during a crisis: securitization of future receivables Downloads
Suhas Ketkar and Dilip Ratha
2581: Securities clearance and settlement systems - a guide to best practices Downloads
Mario Guadamillas and Robert Keppler
2580: On"indirect"trade-related research and development spillovers Downloads
Olivier Lumenga-Neso, Marcelo Olarreaga and Maurice Schiff
2579: Public health and education spending in Ghana in 1992-98: issues of equity and efficiency Downloads
R. Sudharshan Canagarajah and Xiao Ye
2578: How accession to the European Union has affected external trade and foreign direct investment in Central European economies Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski
2577: Developing rainfall-based index insurance in Morocco Downloads
Skees, Jerry*Gober, Stephanie*Varangis, Panos*Le
2576: Trade policy, standards, and development in Central America Downloads
Gary Hufbauer, Barbara Kotschwar and John Wilson
2575: The quality of bureaucracy and capital account policies Downloads
Chong-En Bai and Shang-Jin Wei
2574: How adverse selection affects the health insurance market Downloads
Paolo Belli
2573: The gender implications of public sector downsizing: the reform program of Vietnam Downloads
Martin Rama
2572: Nonfarm income, inequality, and poverty in rural Egypt and Jordan Downloads
Richard Adams
2571: Stock market responses to bank restructuring policies during the East Asian crisis Downloads
Daniela Klingebiel, Randy Kroszner, Luc Laeven and Pieter van Oijen
2570: Asymmetries in union relative wage effects in Ghanaian manufacturing - an analysis applying quantile regressions Downloads
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
2569: From users to custodians: changing relations between people and the State in forest management in Tanzania Downloads
Liz Alden Wily and Peter A. Dewees
2568: Ownership structure and the temptation to loot: evidence from privatized firms in the Czech Republic Downloads
Robert Cull, Jana Matesova and Mary Shirley
2567: Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide - an econometric analysis Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Somik Lall and David Wheeler
2566: Convexity and sheepskin effects in the human capital earnings function: recent evidence for Filipino men Downloads
Norbert Schady
2565: Does fiscal decentralization improve health outcomes? - evidence from a cross-country analysis Downloads
David Robalino, Oscar F. Picazo and Albertus Voetberg
2564: Economic analysis of World Bank education projects and project outcomes Downloads
Ayesha Yaqub Vawda, Peter Moock, J. Price Gittinger and Harry Patrinos
2563: A race to the top? A case study of food safety standards and African exports Downloads
Otsuki, Tsunehiro*Wilson,John S.*Sewadeh, Mirvat
2562: Decomposing world income distribution: does the world have a middle class ? Downloads
Branko Milanovic and Shlomo Yitzhaki
2561: Democracy and income inequality: an empirical analysis Downloads
Mark Gradstein, Branko Milanovic and Yvonne Ying
2560: Catastrophe risk management: using alternative risk financing and insurance pooling mechanisms Downloads
John D Pollner
2559: Deposit insurance as private club - Is Germany a model? Downloads
Thorsten Beck
2558: Growth, inequality, and poverty: looking beyond averages Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2557: Decentralization and accountability: are voters more vigilant in local than in national elections ? Downloads
Stuti Khemani
2556: Household strategies for coping with poverty and social exclusion in post-crisis Russia Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Ruslan Yemtsov
2555: Implicit pension debt, transition cost, options, and impact of China's pension reform: a computable general equilibrium analysis Downloads
Yan Wang, Dianqing Xu, Zhi Wang and FanZhai
2554: Administrative costs and the organization of individual retirement account systems: a comparative perspective Downloads
Estelle James, James Smalhout and Dimitri Vittas
2553: The value of relationship banking during financial crises: evidence from the Republic of Korea Downloads
Giovanni Ferri, Tae Soo Kang and In-June Kim
2552: Inventories in developing countries: levels and determinants - a red flag for competitiveness and growth Downloads
J. Luis Guasch and Joseph Kogan
2551: Infrastructure coverage and the poor: the global perspective Downloads
Kristin Komives, Dale Whittington and Xun Wu
2550: Measuring equity in health care financing - reflections on (and alternatives to) the World Health Organization's fairness of financing index Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
2549: Measuring poverty dynamics and inequality in transition economies - disentangling real events from noisy data Downloads
Erzo Luttmer
2548: International provision of trade services, trade, and fragmentation Downloads
Alan Deardorff
2547: The design of incentives for health care providers in developing countries: contracts, competition, and cost control Downloads
Jeffrey Hammer and William G. Jack
2546: Gender dimensions of pension reform in the Former Soviet Union Downloads
Paulette Castel and Louise Fox
2545: Financing the future: infrastructure needs in Latin America, 2000-05 Downloads
Marianne Fay
2544: The uniqueness of short-term collateralization Downloads
Leora Klapper
2543: When do special interests run rampant ? disentangling the role in banking crises of elections, incomplete information, and checks and balances Downloads
Philip Keefer
2542: Checks and balances, private information, and the credibility of monetary commitments Downloads
Philip Keefer and David Stasavage
2541: Household schooling decisions in rural Pakistan Downloads
Yasuyuki Sawada and Michael Lokshin
2540: Recapitalizing banking systems: implications for incentives and fiscal and monetary policy Downloads
Patrick Honohan
2539: Disorganization or self-organization: the emergence of business associations in a transition economy Downloads
Francesca Recanatini and Randi Ryterman
2538: Designing natural gas distribution concessions in a megacity: tradeoffs beetween scale economies and information disclosure in Mexico City Downloads
Juan Rosellon and Jonathan Halpern
2537: Regulatory reform in Mexico's natural gas industry: liberalization in the context of a dominant upstream incumbent Downloads
Juan Rosellon
2536: Malaysian capital controls Downloads
Ron Hood
2535: Trade policy reform in the East Asian transition economies Downloads
Will Martin
2534: Indigenous ethnicity and entrepreneurial success in Africa: some evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Taye Mengistae
2533: How much war will we see? Estimating the incidence of civil war in 161 countries Downloads
Ibrahim Elbadawi and Nicholas Sambanis
2532: Market presence, contestability, and the terms-of-trade effects of regional integration Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Won Chang
2531: Growth implosions, debt explosions, and my Aunt Marilyn: do growth slowdowns cause public debt crises? Downloads
William Easterly
2530: The role of nongovernmental organizations in primary education - a study of six NGOs in India Downloads
Shanti Jagannathan
2529: Mutual fund investment in emerging markets - an overview Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky, Richard Lyons and Sergio Schmukler
2528: Poverty and public celebrations in rural India Downloads
Vijayendra Rao
2527: Is inequality bad for business: a non-linear microeconomic model of wealth effects on self-employment Downloads
Alice Mesnard and Martin Ravallion
2526: Linking participatory poverty assessments to policy and policymaking - experience from Vietnam Downloads
Carrie Turk
2525: Measuring education inequality - Gini coefficients of education Downloads
Vinod Thomas, Yan Wang and Xibo Fan
2524: Racing to the bottom: foreign investment and air pollution in developing countries Downloads
David Wheeler
2523: Can duty-drawbacks have a protectionist bias? Evidence from MERCOSUR Downloads
Cadot, Olivier* de Melo, Jaime*Olarreaga, Marcelo
2522: Trade in international maritime services: how much does policy matter? Downloads
Carsten Fink, Aaditya Mattoo and Ileana Neagu Constantinescu
2521: Labor market"rigidity"and the success of economic reforms across more than one hundred countries Downloads
Alvaro Forteza and Martin Rama
2520: Wage effects of unions and industrial councils in South Africa Downloads
Kristin Butcher and Cecilia Elena Rouse
2519: Is investment in Africa too low or too high: macro and micro evidence Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, William R. Easterley and Howard Pack
2518: Can reforming global institutions help developing countries share more in the benefits from globalization? Downloads
Andres Solimano
2517: The effect of International Monetary Fund and World Bank programs on poverty Downloads
William Easterly
2516: Does decentralization increase responsiveness to local needs? - evidence from Bolivia Downloads
Jean-Paul Faguet
2515: Firm-level survey provides data on Asia's corporate crisis and recovery Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
2514: Intersectoral dynamics and economic growth in Ecuador Downloads
Norbert Fiess and Dorte Verner
2513: Do state holding companies facilitate private participation in the water sector? evidence from Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea, and Senegal Downloads
Michel Kerf
2512: Quantifying the impact of technical barriers to trade: a framework for analysis Downloads
Keith Maskus, John Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
2511: Monetary policy under flexible exchange rates - an introduction to inflation targeting Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
2510: Environmental protection and optimal taxation Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland
2509: How tax policy and incentives affect foreign direct investment - a review Downloads
Jacques Morrisset and Neda Pirnia
2508: Sources of financial assistance for households suffering an adult death in Kagera, Tanzania Downloads
Mattias Lundberg, A. Over and Phare Mujinja
2507: Public expenditures and environmental protection: when is the cost of funds irrelevant? Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland
2506: Ethnicity and wage determination in Ghana Downloads
Barr and Abena Oduro
2505: Family altruism and incentives Downloads
Roberta Gatti
2504: Social capital and the quality of Government: evidence from the U.S. States Downloads
Stephen Knack
2503: Proposed strategy for a regional exchange rate arrangement in post-crisis East Asia Downloads
Masahiro Kawai and Shinji Takagi
2502: Implications of the currency crisis for exchange rate arrangements in emerging East Asia Downloads
Masahiro Kawai and Shigeru Akiyama
2501: Anti-corruption policies and programs: a framework for evaluation Downloads
Jeff Huther and Anwar Shah
2500: Investigating corruption Downloads
Canice Prendergast
2499: The treatment of non-essential inputs in a Cobb-Douglas technology: an application to Mexican rural household-level data Downloads
Isidro Soloaga
2498: Sustaining economic welfare: estimating changes in per capita wealth Downloads
Kirk Hamilton
2497: State policies and women's autonomy in China, India, and the Republic of Korea, 1950-2000: lessons from contrasting experiences Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Sunhwa Lee, Patricia Uberoi, Danning Wang, Lihong Wang and Xiaodan Zhang
2496: Perspectives on the sources of heterogeneity in Indian industry Downloads
Somik Lall and G. Chris Rodrigo
2495: The Australian annuity market Downloads
David Knox
2494: The relevance of index funds for pension investment in equities Downloads
Ajay Shah and Kshama Fernandes
2493: Annuity markets in comparative perspective: do consumers get their money's wotrth? Downloads
Estelle James and Dimitri Vittas
2492: Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries: theory and practice Downloads
William Jack
2491: Labor demand andtrade reform in Latin America Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber and William Maloney
2490: Contractual savings, stock, and asset markets Downloads
Gregorio Impavido and Alberto R. Musalem
2489: Banking crises and exchange rate regimes - Is there a link? Downloads
Ilker Domac and Maria Soledad Martinez-Peria
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