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8197: Flies without borders: lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Rajib Dasgupta, P. Kugananthan, Vijayendra Rao, Trikkur V. Somanathan and K.N. Tewari
8196: Export quality in advanced and developing economies: evidence from a new data set Downloads
Christian Henn, Chris Papageorgiou, Jose Romero and Nikola L. Spatafora
8195: Short-term impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom's export of goods Downloads
Hiau Looi Kee, Alessandro Nicita, Hiau Looi Kee and Alessandro Nicita
8194: Financial globalization: a glass half empty ? Downloads
Sergio Schmukler and Facundo Abraham
8193: Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction -- a migrant's perspective Downloads
Bert Lodewijk M Ingelaere, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Ravi Kanbur, Bert Lodewijk M Ingelaere, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
8192: Could the debate be over ? errors in farmer-reported production and their implications for the inverse scale-productivity relationship in Uganda Downloads
Sydney Gourlay, Talip Kilic and David Lobell
8191: Optimal targeting under budget constraints in a humanitarian context Downloads
Chiara Gigliarano and Paolo Verme
8190: Preferential trade agreements and global value chains: theory, evidence, and open questions Downloads
Michele Ruta
8189: Shelter from the storm ? household-level impacts of, and responses to, the 2015 floods in Malawi Downloads
Nancy Mccarthy, Talip Kilic, Alejandro De La Fuente and Josh Brubaker
8188: Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias, Eric Strobl and Thomas Tveit
8187: The impact of digital technologies on routine tasks: do labor policies matter? Downloads
Rita Almeida, Carlos H. L. Corseuil and Jennifer Poole
8186: Moving out and up: panel data evidence on migration and poverty in Uganda Downloads
Edouard Romeo Mensah and Michael O'Sullivan
8185: A bit far ? geography, international economic agreements, and foreign direct investment: evidence from emerging markets Downloads
Laura Gomez-Mera and Gonzalo Varela
8184: When is the government transfer multiplier large ? Downloads
Eric Giambattista and Steven Michael Pennings
8183: Investigating the transmission channels behind Dutch disease effects: lessons from Mongolia using a CGE model Downloads
Tehmina Shaukat Khan and Jan Gottschalk
8182: Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy Downloads
Jacobus Joost De Hoop, Jed Friedman, Eeshani Kandpal and Furio Rosati
8181: Bridging the intention-behavior gap ? the effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment Downloads
Simon Martin Abel, Rulof Petrus Burger, Eliana Carranza and Patrizio Piraino
8180: Labor market discrimination and sorting: evidence from South Africa Downloads
Abel Simon Martin
8179: The many faces of deprivation: a multidimensional approach to poverty in Armenia Downloads
Diana Martirosova, Osman Kaan Inan, Moritz Meyer and Nistha Sinha
8178: Politics, public works and poverty: evidence from the Bangladesh employment generation programme for the poorest Downloads
Iffath Anwar Sharif and Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah
8177: Delivering education to the underserved through a public-private partnership program in Pakistan Downloads
Felipe Barrera-Osorio, David S. Blakeslee, Matthew Hoover, Leigh Linden, Dhushyanth Raju and Stephen P. Ryan
8176: Will elders provide for their grandchildren ?: unconditional cash transfers and educational expenditures in Bolivia Downloads
Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Alberto Chong, Fernando Rios-Avila and Monica Yanez Pagans
8175: Longevity and lifetime education: global evidence from 919 surveys Downloads
Mohammad Mainul Hoque, Elizabeth King, Claudio Montenegro and Peter Orazem
8174: Modal choice between rail and road transportation: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys, Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu, Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys and Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu
8173: Rail transport and firm productivity: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys, Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu, Atsushi Iimi, Richard Martin Humphreys and Yonas Eliesikia Mchomvu
8172: Does arsenic-contaminated drinking water limit early childhood development in Bangladesh ? Downloads
Sabrina Sharmin Haque, George Joseph and Nazia Sultana Moqueet
8171: Revisiting the effect of food aid on conflict: a methodological caution Downloads
Paul J. Christian and Christopher Barrett
8170: Welfare-consistent global poverty measures Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
8169: The impact of strengthening agricultural extension services: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Ezequiel Molina and Julia Vaillant
8168: The nature of trade and growth linkages Downloads
Tatiana Didier Brandao and Magali Pinat
8167: Tracing back the weather origins of human welfare: evidence from Mozambique Downloads
Javier Eduardo Baez Ramirez, German Daniel Caruso and Chiyu Niu
8166: Buses, houses or cash ? socio-economic, spatial and environmental consequences of reforming public transport subsidies in Buenos Aires Downloads
Paolo Avner, Shomik Raj Mehndiratta, Vincent Viguie and Stephane Hallegatte
8165: Assessing forecast uncertainty: an information Bayesian approach Downloads
Fabian Mendez Ramos
8164: The poverty implications of alternative tax reforms: results from a numerical application to Pakistan Downloads
Andrew Feltenstein, Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina, David Newhouse and Gohar Sedrakyan
8163: Peer effects in the demand for property rights: experimental evidence from urban Tanzania Downloads
Matthew Collin
8162: Looking into the performance-based financing black box: evidence from an impact evaluation in the health sector in Cameroon Downloads
Damien de Walque, Paul Jacob Robyn, Hamadou Saidou, Gaston Sorgho and Maria Ward Steenland
8161: Does financial education impact financial literacy and financial behavior, and if so, when ? Downloads
Tim Kaiser and Lukas Menkhoff
8160: Online exports and the wage gap Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Emmanuel Milet and Marcelo Olarreaga
8159: Understanding the interactions between emissions trading systems and renewable energy standards using a multi-regional CGE model of China Downloads
Ying Fan, Jie Wu, Govinda R. Timilsina and Yan Xia
8158: Reducing traffic congestion in Beirut: an empirical analysis of selected policy options Downloads
Alex Anas, Sayan De Sarkar, Maya Abou Zeid, Govinda R. Timilsina and Ziad Salim El Nakat
8157: A cross-country database of fiscal space Downloads
Ayhan Kose, Sergio Andres Kurlat, Franziska Ohnsorge and Naotaka Sugawara
8156: Through the looking glass: can classroom observation and coaching improve teacher performance in Brazil ? Downloads
Barbara Bruns, Leandro Oliveira Costa and Nina Menezes Cunha
8155: Can business input improve the effectiveness of worker training? evidence from Brazil's Pronatec-MDIC Downloads
Stephen O'Connell, Lucas Ferreira Mation, Joao Bevilaqua Teixeira Basto and Mark Andrew Dutz
8154: Surveys, big data, and experiments: how can we best learn about LGBTI development outcomes ? Downloads
Dominik Koehler and Nicholas Menzies
8153: Natural resources, institutions, and economic growth: the case of Nigeria Downloads
Anna Raggl
8152: Rental regulation and its consequences on measures of well-being in the Arab Republic of Egypt Downloads
Gabriel Lara Ibarra, Vibhuti Mendiratta and Tara Vishwanath
8151: A proximity-based approach to labor mobility in CGE models with an application to Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Hans Lofgren and Martín Cicowiez
8150: Poverty-specific purchasing power parities in Africa Downloads
Yuri M. Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, William Vigil Oliver, Tefera Bekele Degefu and Inyoung Song
8149: Regulating water and sanitation network services accounting for institutional and informational constraints Downloads
Daniel Camos and Antonio Estache
8148: Measuring women's agency Downloads
Aletheia Donald, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Jeannie Ruth Annan, Kathryn Falb and Markus Goldstein
8147: Measuring time use in development settings Downloads
Greg Seymour, Hazel Jean Malapit and Agnes Quisumbing
8146: Measuring ownership, control, and use of assets Downloads
Cheryl Doss, Caitlin Kieran and Talip Kilic
8145: Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria: firm-level evidence Downloads
Santiago Herrera and Wilfried Kouamé
8144: Arm's-length trade: a source of post-crisis trade weakness Downloads
Csilla Lakatos and Franziska Ohnsorge
8143: Pension funds and the impact of switching regulation on long-term investment Downloads
Alvaro Enrique Pedraza Morales, Olga Fuentes, Pamela Searle and Fiona Elizabeth Stewart
8142: Predicting school dropout with administrative data: new evidence from Guatemala and Honduras Downloads
Melissa Adelman, Francisco Haimovich, Andrés Ham and Emmanuel Vazquez
8141: Can job training decrease women?s self-defeating biases ? experimental evidence from Nigeria Downloads
Kevin Croke, Markus Goldstein and Alaka Holla
8140: Evidence for a presource curse ? oil discoveries, elevated expectations, and growth disappointments Downloads
James Cust and David Mihalyi
8139: Distributional impact analysis: toolkit and illustrations of impacts beyond the average treatment effect Downloads
Guadalupe Bedoya Arguelles, Luca Bittarello, Jonathan Martin Villars Davis and Nikolas Karl Mittag
8138: Mission impossible? exploring the promise of multiple imputation for predicting missing GPS-based land area measures in household surveys Downloads
Talip Kilic, Ismael Yacoubou Djima and Calogero Carletto
8137: Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid Downloads
Brandon de la Cuesta, Helen V. Milner, Daniel Lafayette Nielson and Stephen Knack
8136: Pension funds, capital markets, and the power of diversification Downloads
Fiona Elizabeth Stewart, Romain Despalins and Inna Remizova
8135: Global inequality in a more educated world Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Maurizio Bussolo, Marcio Cruz, Delfin Go and Osorio-Rodarte,Israel
8134: Land productivity and plot size: is measurement error driving the inverse relationship ? Downloads
Sam Desiere and Dean Jolliffe
8133: Assessing the global economic and poverty effects of antimicrobial resistance Downloads
Syud Amer Ahmed, Enis Baris, Delfin Sia Go, Hans Lofgren, Osorio-Rodarte,Israel, Karen E. Thierfelder, Syud Amer Ahmed, Enis Baris, Delfin Sia Go, Hans Lofgren, Osorio-Rodarte,Israel and Karen E. Thierfelder
8132: Trains, trade and transaction costs: how does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities ? Downloads
Wouter Zant
8131: Whose power gets cut ? using high-frequency satellite images to measure power supply irregularity Downloads
Brian Min, Zachary O'Keeffe and Fan Zhang
8130: The impact of electricity shortages on firm productivity: evidence from Pakistan Downloads
Corbett Alden Grainger and Fan Zhang
8129: The nexus of energy supply and human health Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina
8128: Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia Downloads
Lionel Joshua Roger, Gregory Smith and Oliver Morrissey
8127: Farm size and productivity: a"direct-inverse-direct"relationship Downloads
Sara Savastano, Pasquale L. Scandizzo, Sara Savastano and Pasquale L. Scandizzo
8126: Services trade and global value chains Downloads
Cecilia Heuser, Aaditya Mattoo, Cecilia Heuser and Aaditya Mattoo
8125: Willing but unable ? short-term experimental evidence on parent empowerment and school quality Downloads
Elizabeth Ruth Beasley, Elise Huillery, Elizabeth Ruth Beasley and Elise Huillery
8124: Understanding the impact of windstorms on economic activity from night lights in Central America Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero, Juan Jose Miranda Montero, Hongrui Zhang, Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero, Juan Jose Miranda Montero and Hongrui Zhang
8123: Approximating income distribution dynamics using aggregate data Downloads
Aart Kraay and Roy van der Weide
8122: Tax administration practices and firms? perceptions of corruption: evidence from Europe and Central Asia Downloads
B. Ponomariov, Oleksii Balabushko, Gregory Kisunko, B. Ponomariov, Oleksii Balabushko and Gregory Kisunko
8121: "Create"or"buy": internal vs. external sources of innovation and firm productivity Downloads
Jieun Choi and Jieun Choi
8120: Unheard voices: the challenge of inducing women's civic speech Downloads
Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao, Nethra Palaniswamy, Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao and Nethra Palaniswamy
8119: Deliberative inequality: a text-as-data study of Tamil Nadu's village assemblies Downloads
Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao, Nethra Palaniswamy, Ramya Parthasarathy, Vijayendra Rao and Nethra Palaniswamy
8118: The effect of local governance on firm productivity and resource allocation: evidence from Vietnam Downloads
Shawn Weiming Tan, Trang Thu Tran, Shawn Weiming Tan and Trang Thu Tran
8117: On the predictability of growth Downloads
Matthieu Claudio Ascagne Cristelli, Andrea Tacchella, Masud Z. Cader, Kirstin Ingrid Roster and Luciano Pietronero
8116: Education and health services in Uganda: quality of inputs, user satisfaction, and community welfare levels Downloads
Clarence Tsimpo, Alvin Etang Ndip and Quentin Wodon
8115: The effects of health insurance within families: experimental evidence from Nicaragua Downloads
Anne Fitzpatrick and Rebecca Thornton
8114: The heterogeneous growth effects of the business environment: firm-level evidence for a global sample of cities Downloads
José-Daniel Reyes, Mark Roberts and Lixin Xu
8113: Biased policy professionals Downloads
Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri
8112: Well begun, but aiming higher: a review of Vietnam's education trends in the past 20 years and emerging challenges Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and Paul Glewwe
8111: Beyond income poverty: nonmonetary dimensions of poverty in Uganda Downloads
Alvin Etang Ndip and Clarence Tsimpo
8110: Does the adoption of complex software impact employment composition and the skill content of occupations ? evidence from Chilean firms Downloads
Rita Kullberg Almeida, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Mariana Viollaz, Rita Kullberg Almeida, Ana Margarida Fernandes and Mariana Viollaz
8109: Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states Downloads
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar and Vijayendra Rao
8108: Cyclicality of fiscal policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: magnitude and evolution Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Chuhan-Pole,Punam and Lopez-Monti,Rafael Matias
8107: Fast, easy, and cheap job matching: social networks in Bangladesh Downloads
Norihiko Matsuda and Shinsaku Nomura
8106: Estimating the welfare costs of reforming the Iraq public distribution system: a mixed demand approach Downloads
Nandini Krishnan, Sergio Daniel Olivieri and Racha Ramadan
8105: Employment multipliers over the business cycle Downloads
Ha Nguyen and Jiaming Soh
8104: But ? what is the poverty rate today? testing poverty nowcasting methods in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
German Daniel Caruso, Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti, Eduardo Malasquez, Thiago Scot and R. Castañeda
8103: Scaling up distributed solar in emerging markets: the case of the Arab Republic of Egypt Downloads
Dalia Abdelhamid Mahmoud Sakr, Joern Torsten Huenteler, Tyeler Marissa Matsuo and Ashish Khanna
8102: Heterogeneous effects of rural electrification: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Hussain A. Samad and Fan Zhang
8101: Bureaucratic blockages: water, civil servants, and community in Tanzania Downloads
Juli Bailey
8100: Should emerging markets worry about U.S. monetary policy announcements ? Downloads
Poonam Gupta, Oliver Masetti and David Rosenblatt
8099: Multidimensional poverty in the Philippines, 2004-13: do choices for weighting, identification and aggregation matter ? Downloads
Gaurav Datt
8098: Do individual investors ignore transaction costs ? Downloads
Deniz Anginer, Snow Xue Han and Celim Yildizhan
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