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8034: Migration and cross-border financial flows Downloads
Maurice Kugler, Oren Levintal and Hillel Rapoport
8033: Is Poverty in Africa mostly chronic or transient ? evidence from synthetic panel data Downloads
Hai-Anh H. Dang, Andrew L. Dabalen, Hai-Anh H. Dang and Andrew L. Dabalen
8032: Can public works programs reduce youth crime ? evidence from Papua New Guinea's urban youth employment project Downloads
Oleksiy Ivaschenko, Darian Naidoo, David Newhouse and Sonya M. Sultan
8031: Leveraging the potential of the services sector to support accelerated growth in Senegal Downloads
Matthias Cinyabuguma, Djibril Ndoye and Olumide Olusola Taiwo
8030: Implications of minimum wage increases on labor market dynamics lessons for emerging economies Downloads
Ximena Del Carpio and Laura M. Pabon
8029: Arithmetics and politics of domestic resource mobilization Downloads
Kimberly Blair Bolch, Lidia Ceriani and Luis Lopez-Calva
8028: Re-evaluating microfinance: evidence from propensity score matching Downloads
Inna Cintina and Inessa Love
8027: Heterogeneous technology diffusion and Ricardian trade patterns Downloads
William Kerr
8026: The contribution of increased equity to the estimated social benefits from a transfer program: an illustration from PROGRESA/oportunidades Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jere Behrman and Afia Tasneem
8025: Sustainability of demand responsive approaches to rural water supply: the case of Kerala Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, Saubhik Deb, Martin P. Gambrill, Elisa Giannone, George Joseph, Pramod Kannath, Manish Kumar, P.K. Kurian, Rajesh Many and Abdu Muwonge
8024: Precarious drop: reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India Downloads
Luis Alberto Andres, Basab Dasgupta, George Joseph, Vinoj Abraham and Maria C. Correia
8023: Entry and exit, multi-product firms, and allocative distortions Downloads
Roberto Fattal Jaef
8022: Neighborhood effects in integrated social policies Downloads
Matteo Bobba and Jeremie D. Gignoux
8021: Relief from usury: impact of a community-based microcredit program in rural India Downloads
Vivian Hoffmann, Vijayendra Rao, Vaishnavi Surendra and Upamanyu Datta
8020: Savings, financial development, and economic growth in the Arab Republic of Egypt revisited Downloads
Khaled Hussein, Mahmoud Mohieldin and Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Rostom
8019: Urbanization and development: is Latin America and the Caribbean different from the rest of the world? Downloads
Mark Roberts, Brian Blankespoor, Chandan Deuskar and Benjamin P. Stewart
8018: Ageing poorly?: accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Sergio Firpo and Julian Messina
8017: Gender-neutral inheritance laws, family structure, and women's status in India Downloads
Sulagna Mookerjee
8016: The distributive impact of terms of trade shocks Downloads
Maurizio Bussolo and Patrizia Luongo
8015: An employment guarantee as risk insurance ? assessing the effects of the NREGS on agricultural production decisions Downloads
Esther Gehrke
8014: Can parental migration reduce petty corruption in education ? Downloads
Lisa Sofie Hockel, Manuel Santos Silva and Tobias Stohr
8013: Improving the resilience of Peru's road network to climate events Downloads
Julie Rozenberg, Cecilia M. Briceno-Garmendia, Xijie Lu, Laura Bonzanigo and Harry Edmund Moroz
8012: Leaving, staying, or coming back ? migration decisions during the northern Mali conflict Downloads
Johannes G. Hoogeveen, Mariacristina Rossi and Dario Sansone
8011: How effective are active labor market policies in developing countries ? a critical review of recent evidence Downloads
David McKenzie
8010: Brexit: trade governance and legal implications for third countries Downloads
Martin Molinuevo
8009: All these worlds are yours, except India: the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal Downloads
Fabrice Defever, José-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riano and Gonzalo Varela
8008: Challenges in assessing the costs of household cooking energy in lower-income countries Downloads
Michael Toman and Randall Bluffstone
8007: Economic upgrading through global value chain participation: which policies increase the value added gains ? Downloads
Victor Kummritz, Daria Taglioni, Deborah Elisabeth Winkler, Victor Kummritz, Daria Taglioni and Deborah Elisabeth Winkler
8006: Assessing the role of international organizations in the development of the social enterprise sector Downloads
Angela Hoyos and Diego Angel-Urdinola
8005: Trade policy and redistribution when preferences are non-homothetic Downloads
Quy-Toan Do and Andrei Levchenko
8004: The motherhood penalty and female employment in urban India Downloads
Maitreyi B Das and Ieva Zumbyte
8003: Is there enough redistribution ? Downloads
Maya Eden
8002: Do foreign investors underperform ? An empirical decomposition into style and flows Downloads
Alvaro Enrique Pedraza Morales, Fredy Pulga, Jose Vasquez, Alvaro Enrique Pedraza Morales, Fredy Pulga and Jose Vasquez
8001: Are poor individuals mainly found in poor households ? evidence using nutrition data for Africa Downloads
Caitlin Brown, Martin Ravallion and Dominique van de Walle
8000: Measuring skills in developing countries Downloads
Rachid Laajaj and Karen Macours
7999: Effects of public policy on child labor: current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design Downloads
Ana Dammert, Jacobus Joost De Hoop, Eric Mvukiyehe and Furio Rosati
7998: Financial information in Colombia Downloads
Xavier Gine, Nidia Garcia, Jose Gomez-Gonzalez, Xavier Gine, Nidia Garcia and Jose Gomez-Gonzalez
7997: Municipal asset management in China's small cities and towns Downloads
Alessandra Campanaro, Joanna Mclean Masic, Olga Kaganova, Hongye Fan, Hazem Abdelfattah, Alessandra Campanaro and Joanna Mclean Masic
7996: Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India Downloads
Shareen Joshi and Vijayendra Rao
7995: Deliberative democracy in India Downloads
Ramya Parthasarathy and Vijayendra Rao
7994: For India's rural poor, growing towns matter more than growing cities Downloads
John Gibson, Gaurav Datt, Rinku Murgai and Martin Ravallion
7993: Growing markets through business training for female entrepreneurs: a market-level randomized experiment in Kenya Downloads
David J. Mckenzie, Susana Puerto, David J. Mckenzie and Susana Puerto
7992: Antidiscrimination law and shared prosperity: an analysis of the legal framework of six economies and their impact on the equality of opportunities of ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities Downloads
Elaine Rene Elizabeth Panter, Tanya Primiani, Tazeen Hasan and Eduardo Calderon Pontaza
7991: Regional dimensions of recent weakness in investment: drivers, investment needs and policy responses Downloads
Ekaterine T. Vashakmadze, Gerard Kambou, Derek Hung Chiat Chen, Boaz Nandwa, Yohei Okawa and Dana Lauren Vorisek
7990: Weakness in investment growth: causes, implications and policy responses Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Lei Sandy Ye and Ergys Islamaj
7989: Design of a multi-stage stratified sample for poverty and welfare monitoring with multiple objectives: a Bangladesh case study Downloads
Faizuddin Ahmed, Dipankar Roy, Monica Yanez Pagans and Nobuo Yoshida
7988: Are tobacco taxes really regressive ? evidence from Chile Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Francisco Jalles Meneses
7987: Rising incomes and inequality of access to infrastructure among Latin American households Downloads
Marianne Fay and Stephane Straub
7986: Seasonality of rural finance Downloads
Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad and Shakeel Badruddoza
7985: Stocktaking of global forced displacement data Downloads
Zara Inga Sarzin
7984: Agent banking in a highly under-developed financial sector: evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Robert Cull, Xavier Gine, Sven Harten and Anca Bogdana Rusu
7983: Special study on benchmarking the quality of project economic analysis for the South Asia Region Downloads
Kenechukwu Maria Ezemenari and Xiao Ye
7982: The direct and indirect costs of tax treaty policy: evidence from Ukraine Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko, Sebastian Beer, Jan Loeprick and Felipe Pinto Vallada
7981: Horizontal depth: a new database on the content of preferential trade agreements Downloads
Claudia Hofmann, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
7980: Public mosquito abatement: a cluster randomized experiment Downloads
Josselin Thuilliez and Yves Dumont
7979: Agriculture in Africa -- telling myths from facts: a synthesis Downloads
Luc Christiaensen
7978: Does vertical specialization increase productivity ? Downloads
Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo, Michele Ruta, Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
7977: A firm of one's own: experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice Downloads
Andrew Peter Brudevold-Newman, Maddalena Honorati, Pamela Jakiela, Owen Ozier, Andrew Peter Brudevold-Newman, Maddalena Honorati, Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
7976: How is the internet changing labor market arrangements ? evidence from telecommunications reforms in Europe Downloads
Emmanuel Vazquez and Hernan Winkler
7975: Growth (but not only) is good for the poor: some cross-country evidence to promote growth and shared prosperity in Haiti Downloads
Kassia Belo Da Silva Antoine, Raju Singh and Konstantin Wacker
7974: Assessing the accuracy of electricity demand forecasts in developing countries Downloads
Jevgenijs Steinbuks
7973: Dynamics of child development: analysis of a longitudinal cohort in a very low income country Downloads
Emanuela Galasso, Ann Weber and Lia C. H. Fernald
7972: Are capital flows fickle? Increasingly ? and does the answer still depend on type? Downloads
Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta and Oliver Masetti
7971: Government guarantees, transparency, and bank risk-taking Downloads
Tito Cordella, Giovanni Dell'ariccia and Robert Marquez
7970: Recovery from conflict: lessons of success Downloads
Hannes Mueller, Lavinia Piemontese and Augustin Tapsoba
7969: Estimating poverty using cell phone data: evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Marco Hernandez, Lingzi Hong, Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinez
7968: Distribution of consumption expenditure in East Asia Downloads
La-Bhus Jirasavetakul and Christoph Lakner
7967: Foreign banks and trade: bridging the information gap ? Downloads
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Tan
7966: Toward labor market policy 2.0: the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India Downloads
Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias, Futoshi Yamauchi, Shinsaku Nomura, Saori Imaizumi, Ana Carolina Areias and Futoshi Yamauchi
7965: Push and pull: a study of international migration from Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7964: Services in the trans-pacific partnership: what would be lost? Downloads
Batshur Gootiiz, Aaditya Mattoo, Batshur Gootiiz and Aaditya Mattoo
7963: The impact of mass bed net distribution programs on politics: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Kevin Croke
7962: The global role of the U.S. economy: linkages, policies and spillovers Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Csilla Lakatos, Franziska Ohnsorge and Marc Stocker
7961: Evaluation of an adolescent development program for girls in Tanzania Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Munshi Sulaiman and Venus Yam
7960: The impact of mining on spatial inequality recent evidence from Africa Downloads
Tony Addison, Amadou Boly and Anthony Mveyange
7959: Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency: evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Derick Bowen and Klaus W. Deininger
7958: The changing structure of Africa's economies Downloads
Xinshen Diao, Kenneth Harttgen and Margaret McMillan
7957: Impact of oil price fluctuations on financial markets since 2014 Downloads
Ha Minh Nguyen, Huong Nguyen and Anh Pham
7956: What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa Downloads
Tessa Bold, Deon Filmer, Gayle Martin, Ezequiel Molina, Christophe Rockmore, Brian Stacy, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
7955: Social learning about environmental innovations: experimental analysis of adoption timing Downloads
Julian C Jamison, David Owens and Glenn Woroch
7954: Can solar lanterns improve youth academic performance ? experimental evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Yuya Kudo, Abu Shonchoy and Kazushi Takahashi
7953: Firms'export decisions: demand trumps financial shocks Downloads
Francesca de Nicola and Shawn Tan
7952: Long-term growth scenarios for Bangladesh Downloads
Rishabh Sinha
7951: Costing household surveys for monitoring progress toward ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity Downloads
Talip Kilic, Umar Serajuddin, Hiroki Uematsu and Nobuo Yoshida
7950: Breaking into tradables: urban form and urban function in a developing city Downloads
Anthony Venables
7949: Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef, Hibret Belete Maemir, Xavier Cirera, Roberto N. Fattal Jaef and Hibret Belete Maemir
7948: How is the slowdown affecting households in Latin America and the Caribbean ? Downloads
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, Raul Andres Castaneda Aguilar, Maria Gabriela Farfan Bertran, German Jeremias Reyes and Liliana Sousa
7947: Deep integration and UK-EU trade relations Downloads
Alen Mulabdic, Alberto Osnago and Michele Ruta
7946: Death scares: how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7945: Get rich or die tryin': perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal Downloads
Maheshwor Shrestha
7944: Pedagogy versus school readiness: the impact of a randomized reading instruction intervention and community-based playgroup intervention on early grade reading outcomes in Tonga Downloads
Kevin Macdonald, Sally Ann Brinkman, Wendy Jarvie, Myrna Machuca-Sierra, Kristen Andrew Mcdonall, Souhila Messaoud-Galusi, Siosiana Tapueluelu and Binh Thanh Vu
7943: Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Fang Xia and Stein Holden
7942: Can media interventions reduce gender gaps in political participation after civil war ? evidence from a field experiment in rural Liberia Downloads
Eric Mvukiyehe
7941: Reforming village-level governance via horizontal pressure: evidence from an experiment in Zimbabwe Downloads
Kate Baldwin, Shylock Muyengwa and Eric Mvukiyehe
7940: Conditionality as targeting?: participation and distributional effects of conditional cash transfers Downloads
Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7939: The impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Chile Downloads
Sandra Natalia Martinez Aguilar, Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky, Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez and Giselle Eugenia Del Carmen Hasbun
7938: On the structural transformation of rural Africa Downloads
Christopher Barrett, Luc Christiaensen, Megan Britney Sheahan and Abebe Abebe
7937: Foreign banks and international transmission of monetary policy: evidence from the syndicated loan market Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Balint Horvath and Harry Huizinga
7936: Can tax incentives for electronic payments reduce the shadow economy?: Korea's attempt to reduce underreporting in retail businesses Downloads
Myung Jae Sung, Rajul Awasthi and Hyung Chul Lee
7935: With a little help: shocks, agricultural income, and welfare in Uganda Downloads
Ruth Hill and Carolina Mejia-Mantilla
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