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2880: The hidden costs of ethnic conflict - decomposing trends in educational outcomes of young Kosovars Downloads
Soumya Alva, Edmundo Murrugarra and Pierella Paci
2879: Externalities in rural development - evidence for China Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2878: On the governance of public pension fund management Downloads
Gregorio Impavido
2877: Patterns of industrial development revisted: the role of finance Downloads
Raymond Fisman and Inessa Love
2876: Can we discern the effect of globalization on income distribution? evidence from household budget surveys Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2875: Does Liberte = Egalite ? A survey of the empirical links between democracy and inequality with some evidence on the transition economies Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2874: Risks and macroeconomic impacts of HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa: why waiting to intervene can be costly Downloads
David Robalino, Carol Jenkins and Karim El Maroufi
2873: A little engine that could: domestic private companies and Vietnam?s pressing need for wage employment Downloads
Liesbet Steer and Markus Taussig
2872: Regional cooperation, and the role of international organizations and regional integration Downloads
Maurice Schiff and L. Winters
2871: Pricing of deposit insurance Downloads
Luc Laeven
2870: Electronic security - risk mitigation in financial transactions: public policy issues Downloads
Thomas Glaessner, Tom Kellermann and Valerie McNevin
2869: Stabilizing intergovernmental transfers in Latin America: a complement to national/subnational fiscal rules? Downloads
Christian Y. Gonzalez, David Rosenblatt and Steven B. Webb
2868: Universal(ly bad) service - providing infrastructure services to rural and poor urban consumers Downloads
George Clarke and Scott J. Wallsten
2867: Cotton sector strategies in West and Central Africa Downloads
Ousmane Badiane, Dhaneshwar Ghura, Louis Goreux and Paul Masson
2866: Transforming the old into a foundation for the new - lessons of the Moldova ARIA Project Downloads
David Ellerman and Vladimir Kreacic
2865: Bankruptcy around the world - explanations of its relative use Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Leora Klapper
2864: Telecommunications reform in Uganda Downloads
Mary M. Shirley, F.F. Tusubira, Frew Gebreab and Luke Haggarty
2863: Getting connected: competition and diffusion in African mobile telecommunications markets Downloads
Frew Amare Gebreab
2862: Tenure, Divesity, and commitment - community participation for urban service provision Downloads
Somik Lall, Uwe Deichmann, Mattias Lundberg and Nazmul Chaudhury
2861: Trade-related technology diffusion and the dynamics of North-South and South-South integration Downloads
Maurice Schiff, Yanling Wang and Marcelo Olarreaga
2860: Privatization in competitive sectors: the record to date Downloads
Sunita Kikeri and John Nellis
2859: Ethnic and gender wagedisparities in Sri Lanka Downloads
Mohamed Ihsan Ajwad and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
2858: The state of corporate governance - experience from country assessments Downloads
Mierta Capaul and Olivier Fremond
2857: Markups, returns to scale, and productivity: a case study of Singapore's manufacturing sector Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee
2856: Banking policy and macroeconomic stability - an exploration Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Patrick Honohan
2855: Financial crises, financial dependence, and industry growth Downloads
Luc Laeven, Daniela Klingebiel and Randy Kroszner
2854: Rich and powerful? Subjective power and welfare in Russia Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
2853: Private inter-household transfers in Vietnam in the early and late 1990s Downloads
Donald Cox
2852: Regional agreements and trade services - policy issues Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Carsten Fink
2851: Economic Development and the World Trade Organization after Doha Downloads
Bernard Hoeckman
2850: Determinants of commercial bank performance in transition - an application of data envelopment analysis Downloads
David Grigorian and Vlad Manole
2849: Pooling, savings, and prevention - mitigating the risk of old age poverty in Chile Downloads
Truman G. Packard
2848: Administrative barriers to foreign investment in developing countries Downloads
Jacques Morisset and Olivier Lumenga Neso
2847: The nature and dynamics of poverty determinants in Burkina Faso in the 1990s Downloads
Hippolyte L. Fofack
2846: Is India's economic growth leaving the poor behind? Downloads
Gaurav Datt and Martin Ravallion
2845: The spatial division of labor in Nepal Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Forhad Shilpi
2844: Money demand in Venezuela: multiple cycle extraction in a cointegration frmaework Downloads
Mario Cuevas
2843: A practical guide to managing systemic financial crises: a review of approaches taken in Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand Downloads
David Scott
2842: Financial sector inefficiencies and the debt Laffer curve Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Joshua Aizenman
2841: Contractual savings in countries with a small financial sector Downloads
Gregorio Impavido, Alberto R. Musalem and Dimitri Vittas
2840: Public spending and outcomes: does governance matter? Downloads
Rajkumar, Andrew Sunil*Swaroop, Vinaya
2839: Marketing externalities and market development Downloads
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
2838: Economic mobility in Vietnam in the 1990s Downloads
Paul Glewwe and Phong Nguyen
2837: Reform, growth, and poverty in Vietnam Downloads
David Dollar
2836: Ethnic minority development in Vietnam: a socioeconomic perspective Downloads
Bob Baulch, Truong Thi Kim Chuyen, Dominique Haughton and Jonathan Haughton
2835: A decade of fiscal transition Downloads
Asad Alam and Mark Sundberg
2834: Investor protection, ownership, and the cost of capital Downloads
Charles P. Himmelberg, Robert Hubbard and Inessa Love
2833: School choice, student performance, and teacher and school characteristics: the Chilean case Downloads
Emiliana Vega
2832: Poverty and survival prospects of Vietnamese children under Doi Moi Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Nga Nguyet Nguyen
2831: Health outcomes in poor countries and policy options: empirical findings from demographic and health surveys Downloads
Limin Wang
2830: Labor market implications of switching the currency peg in a general equilibrium model for Lithuania Downloads
Lodovico Pizzati
2829: The spatial distribution of poverty in Vietnam and the potential for targeting Downloads
Nicholas Minot and Bob Baulch
2828: Beyond Oaxaca-Blinder: accounting for differences in household income distributions across countries Downloads
François Bourguignon and Francisco Ferreira
2827: Learning to export - evidence from Moroccan manufacturing Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps, Said El Hamine and Albert Zeufack
2826: Potential GDP growth in Venezuela: a structural time series approach Downloads
Mario Cuevas
2825: Demand for imports in Venezuela: a structural time series approach Downloads
Mario Cuevas
2824: Trade policy and labor services: final status options for the West Bank and Gaza Downloads
Maurice Schiff
2823: Real exchange rate uncertainty and private investment in developing countries Downloads
Luis Servén
2822: An econometric analysis of IBRD creditworthiness Downloads
David McKenzie
2821: Income, wealth, and socialization in Argentina: provocative responses from individuals Downloads
Daniel Lederman
2820: The privatization of the Russian coal industry: policies and processes in the transformation of a major industry Downloads
Igor Artemiev and Michael Haney
2819: Goals for development: history, prospects and costs Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Margaret J. Miller and Eric V. Swanson
2818: Corporate governance, investor protection, and performance in emerging markets Downloads
Leora Klapper and Inessa Love
2817: Does sequencing matter? regulation and privatization in telecommunications reforms Downloads
Scott Wallsten
2816: Explaining the migration of stocks from exchanges in emerging economies to international centers Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Daniela Klingebiel and Sergio Schmukler
2815: Pricing currency risk: facts and puzzles from currency boards Downloads
Sergio Schmukler and Luis Servén
2814: Estimating the endogenously determined intrahousehold balance of power and its impact on expenditure pattern: evidence from Nepal Downloads
Gayatri Koolwal and Ranjan Ray
2813: The collective model of the household and an unexpected implication for child labor: hypothesis and an empirical test Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Ranjan Ray
2812: Can financial markets be tapped to help poor people cope with weather risks ? Downloads
Jerry Skees, Panos Varangis, Donald Larson and Paul Siegel
2811: The epidemiological impact of an HIV/AIDS vaccine in developing countries Downloads
John Stover, Geoff P. Garnett, Steve Seitz and Steven Forsythe
2810: Growth, distribution, and poverty in Africa: messages from the 1990s Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery and Stefano Paternostro
2809: On the measurement and impact of fiscal decentralization Downloads
Robert Ebel and Serdar Yilmaz
2808: A capital accord for emerging economies? Downloads
Andrew Powell
2807: The role of natural resources in fundamental tax reform in the Russian Federation Downloads
Benoit Bosquet
2806: Dirty exports and environmental regulation: do standards matter to trade? Downloads
Wilson,John S.*Tsunehiro Otsuki*Sewadeh, Mirvat
2805: To spray or not to spray? - pesticides, banana exports, and food safety Downloads
John Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
2804: Liberalizing trade in agriculture: developing countries in Asia and the post-Doha agenda Downloads
John Wilson
2803: Determinants of agricultural growth in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand Downloads
Yair Mundlack, Donald Larson and Rita Butzer
2802: Telecommunication reforms, access regulation, and Internet adoption in Latin America Downloads
Antonio Estache, Marco Manacorda and Tommaso Valletti
2801: Policies to promote saving for retirement: a synthetic overview Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
2800: Did social safety net scholarships reduce drop-out rates during the Indonesian economic crisis? Downloads
Lisa Cameron
2799: The impact of the Indonesian financial crisis on children: data from 100 villages survey Downloads
Lisa Cameron
2798: Fever and its treatment among the more and less poor in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Deon Filmer
2797: Regional integration and development in small states Downloads
Maurice Schiff
2796: Do rural infrastructure investments benefit the poor? Evaluating linkages: a global view, a focus on Vietnam Downloads
Jocelyn A. Songco
2795: Inequalities in health in developing countries - swimming against the tide? Downloads
Adam Wagstaff
2794: Land policies and evolving farm structures in transition countries Downloads
Lerman, Zvi*Csaki, Csaba*Feder, Gershon
2793: Agricultural markets and risks - management of the latter, not the former Downloads
Panos Varangis, Donald Larson and Jack R. Anderson
2792: Determinants of life insurance consumption across countries Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Ian Webb
2791: The static and dynamic incidence of Vietnam's public safety net Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
2790: Estimating the poverty impacts of trade liberalization Downloads
Jeffrey Reimer
2789: "Learning by dining": informal networks and productivity in Mexican industry Downloads
Somik Lall and Sudeshna Ghosh
2788: Macroeconomic adjustment and the poor: analytical issues and cross-country evidence Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
2787: Do farmers chooseto be inefficient? evidence from Bicol, Philippines Downloads
Donald Larson and Frank Plessmann
2786: The composition of foreign direct investment and protection of intellectual property rights: evidence from transition economies Downloads
Beata K. Smarzynska
2785: Improving air quality in metropolitan Mexico City: an economic valuation Downloads
Herman Cesar, Borja-Aburto, Victor H., Kees Dorland, Roberto Munoz Cruz, Luke Brander, Maureen Cropper, Ana Citlalic Gonzalez Marinez, Olaiz-Fernandez, Gustavo, Ana Patricia Martinez Bolivar, Xander Olsthoorn, Rosales-Castillo, Alberto, Gloria Soto Montes de Oca, Torres-Meza, Victor, Ricardo Uribe Ceron, Pieter Van Beukering, Eduardo Vega Lopez, Max Magin Nino Zarazua, Miguel Angel Nino Zarazua and Walter Vergara
2784: Financial and legal constraints to firm growth - Does size matter? Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
2783: Ownership, competition, and corruption: bribe takers versus bribe payers Downloads
George Clarke and Lixin Xu
2782: Global capital flows and financing constraints Downloads
Ann Harrison, Inessa Love and Margaret McMillan
2781: Maritime transport costs and port efficiency Downloads
David Dollar, Alejandro Micco and Ximena Clark
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