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7854: The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability Downloads
Arvid Malm, Johan Eklund, David Francis and Nan Jiang
7853: Unequal opportunity, unequal growth Downloads
Gustavo Marrero, Juan Rodríguez and Roy van der Weide
7852: Global talent flows Downloads
Sari Pekkala Kerr, William Kerr, Caglar Ozden and Christopher Parsons
7851: Strategic investment funds: opportunities and challenges Downloads
Havard Halland, Michel Noel, Silvana Tordo and Jacob Jameel Kloper-Owens
7850: Casting the tax net wider: experimental evidence from Costa Rica Downloads
Anne Brockmeyer, Marco Hernandez, Stewart Kettle and Spencer Douglas Smith
7849: Retooling poverty targeting using out-of-sample validation and machine learning Downloads
Linden Mcbride and Austin Nichols
7848: The long-term impact of international migration on economic decision-making: evidence from a migration lottery and lab-in-the-field experiments Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua and Steven Stillman
7847: Economic integration across Latin America: evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Raymond Robertson
7846: The more stringent, the better ? rationing car use in Bogota with moderate and drastic restrictions Downloads
Jorge Bonilla Londoño
7845: New estimates of extreme poverty for children Downloads
David Newhouse, Pablo Suarez Becerra and Martin C Evans
7844: Who are the poor in the developing world ? Downloads
R. Castañeda, Dung Thi Thuy Doan, David Newhouse, Minh Nguyen, Hiroki Uematsu and João Pedro Azevedo
7843: Intergenerational education mobility in Africa: has progress been inclusive ? Downloads
Theophile T. Azomahou and Eleni Abraham Yitbarek
7842: Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment: empirical evidences from a system GMM approach Downloads
Bechir Naier Bouzid
7841: Is predicted data a viable alternative to real data ? Downloads
Tomoki Fujii and Roy van der Weide
7840: Citizen engagement in rulemaking -- evidence on regulatory practices in 185 countries Downloads
Melissa Marie Johns and Valentina Saltane
7839: Poor households'productive investments of cash transfers: quasi-experimental evidence from Niger Downloads
Quentin Stoeffler, Bradford Mills and Patrick Premand
7838: When the cat's away: the effects of spousal migration on investments on children Downloads
Lucia Rizzica
7837: Managing (fiscally) resource price volatility: exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
7836: Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 2008-14 Downloads
Aziz Atamanov, Mohammad-Hadi Mostafavi, Djavad Salehi Isfahani and Tara Vishwanath
7835: Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector Downloads
David C. Francis and Maddalena Honorati
7834: Training teachers on the job: what works and how to measure it Downloads
Anna Popova, David Evans and Violeta Arancibia
7833: Gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early primary grades: evidence from rural Indonesia Downloads
Nozomi Nakajima, Haeil Jung, Menno Prasad Pradhan, Amer Hasan, Angela Kinnell and Sally Ann Brinkman
7832: Investing in school readiness: an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia Downloads
Nozomi Nakajima, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Sally Ann Brinkman, Menno Prasad Pradhan and Angela Kinnell
7831: Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP: an empirical analysis Downloads
Antonio Scognamillo, Gianluca Mele and Luca Sensini
7830: Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal: a historical perspective Downloads
Hiroki Uematsu, Akhmad Rizal Shidiq and Sailesh Tiwari
7829: Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions ? experimental evidence from India Downloads
Benjamin A. Brooks, Karla Hoff and Priyanka Pandey
7828: Faraway or nearby ? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation Downloads
Claudio Bravo-Ortega, Ana Paula Cusolito and Daniel Lederman
7827: Russian Federation: how services contribute to competitiveness Downloads
Juan Sebastian Saez and Erik van der Marel
7826: Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta and David R. Wheeler
7825: Does improved local supply of schooling enhance intergenerational mobility in education ? evidence from Jordan Downloads
Ragui Assaad and Mohamed Saleh
7824: Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Akhmad Rizal Shidiq and Carlos Balcazar
7823: From commodity discovery to production Downloads
Tehmina Khan, Trang Thi Thuy Nguyen, Franziska Ohnsorge and Richard Schodde
7822: Shoeing the Children: the impact of the TOMS Shoe donation program in rural El Salvador Downloads
Bruce Wydick, Elizabeth G. Katz, Flor Calvo, Felipe Gutierrez and Brendan Janet
7821: Export competitiveness and FDI performance across the regions of the Russian Federation Downloads
Karlygash Serikovna Dairabayeva, Michael Joseph Ferrantino, Alberto Portugal-Perez and Gabriela Schmidt
7820: Are labor supply decisions consistent with neoclassical preferences ? evidence from Indian boat owners Downloads
Xavier Gine, Monica Martinez-Bravo and Marian Vidal-Fernandez
7819: The globe and the circle: geometry and economic geography as tribute to Thales and Nash Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7818: Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee: the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh Downloads
Megan Britney Sheahan, Yanyan Liu, Christopher Barrett and Sudha Narayanan
7817: Combining preschool teacher training with parenting education: a cluster-randomized controlled trial Downloads
Berk Özler, Lia C. H. Fernald, Patricia Karol Kariger, Christin Mcconnell, Michelle J. Neuman and Eduardo Pinheiro Fraga
7816: The state of economics, the state of the world Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7815: How long is the maturity of corporate borrowing ? evidence from bond and loan issuances across markets Downloads
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao and Sergio Schmukler
7814: Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover, Sari Pekkala Kerr and William Kerr
7813: On the ground or in the air ? a methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia Downloads
Frederic Kosmowski, James Stevenson, Jeff Campbell, Alemayehu Ambel and Asmelash Haile Tsegay
7812: Varietal identification in household surveys: results from an experiment using DNA fingerprinting of sweet potato leaves in southern Ethiopia Downloads
Frederic Kosmowski, Abiyot Aragaw, Andrzej Kilian, Alemayehu Ambel, John Ilukor, Biratu Yigezu and James Stevenson
7811: Sustainability of a residential CFL distribution program: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Issa Diaw, Raihan Elahi and Atsushi Iimi
7810: How many years have refugees been in exile ? Downloads
Xavier Devictor and Quy-Toan Do
7809: Are all trade agreements equal ? the role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows Downloads
Rebecca Ann Freeman and Samuel Jaime Pienknagura
7808: Are minimum wages and payroll taxes a constraint to the creation of formal jobs in Morocco ? Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola, Abdoul Gadiry Barry and Jamal Guennouni
7807: Savings defaults and payment delays for cash transfers: field experimental evidence from Malawi Downloads
Lasse Florian Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang
7806: Uncertainty as a factor in investment decisions: the case of the Russian Federation's regions Downloads
Irina Levina, Gregory Kisunko, Israel I. Marques and Andrei Yakovlev
7805: On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty Downloads
Syud Ahmed and Marcio Cruz
7804: The capabilities driving participation in global value chains Downloads
Vilas G. Pathikonda and Thomas Farole
7803: Unequal before the law: measuring legal gender disparities across the world Downloads
Sarah Iqbal, Asif Islam, Rita Ramalho and Alena Sakhonchik
7802: Prevalence, economic contribution, and determinants of trees on farms across Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Daniel Charles Miller, Juan Muñoz Mora and Luc Christiaensen
7801: Impact of social assistance on labor market mobility: the case of Turkey Downloads
Deniz Alcan, Raif Mokretar-Karroubi, Temel Taskin and William David Wiseman
7800: Predicting project outcomes: a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings Downloads
Marc Blanc, Talib B. K. Esmail, Caroline Mascarell and Joseph Rukshan Rodriguez
7799: Can environmental policy reduce infant mortality ? evidence from the Ganga pollution cases Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Shareen Joshi, Samuel Stolper, Quy-Toan Do, Shareen Joshi and Samuel Stolper
7798: Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa Downloads
Syud Ahmed and Marcio Cruz
7797: Combining mentoring programs with cash transfers for adolescent girls in Liberia:baseline report Downloads
Kelly K. Hallman, Elizabeth Kelvin, Berk Özler, Juliette Seban, Erica Kuhlik, Cooper Alton, Joseph Kamara and Sarah Goodman
7796: Short- and long-term effects of a child-labor ban Downloads
Caio Piza and André Souza
7795: Understanding the dynamics of labor income inequality in Latin America Downloads
Carlos Rodriguez Castelan, Luis Lopez-Calva, Nora Lustig and Daniel Valderrama-Gonzalez
7794: Synergies in child nutrition: interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias
7793: Estimating poverty rates in target populations: an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches Downloads
Alexis Diamond, Michael Gill, Miguel Angel Rebolledo Dellepiane, Emmanuel Skoufias, Katja Vinha and Yiqing Xu
7792: Hidden human capital: psychological empowerment and adolescent girls'aspirations in India Downloads
Sanchari Roy, Matthew H. Morton and Shrayana Bhattacharya
7791: Negative interest rate policies: sources and implications Downloads
Carlos Arteta, Ayhan Kose, Marc Stocker and Temel Taskin
7790: Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 Downloads
Jenny X Liua, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Allen Bruckner and Richard M. Scheffler
7789: Who uses electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa ? findings from household surveys Downloads
Masami Kojima, Xin-000438564 Zhou, Jeesun Han, Joerie Frederik De Wit, Robert W. Bacon, Christopher Philip Trimble, Masami Kojima, Xin-000438564 Zhou, Jeesun Han, Joerie Frederik De Wit, Robert W. Bacon and Christopher Philip Trimble
7788: Financial viability of electricity sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa: quasi-fiscal deficits and hidden costs Downloads
Christopher Philip Trimble, Masami Kojima, Ines Perez Arroyo and Farah Mohammadzadeh
7787: The distributional impact of taxes and transfers in Poland Downloads
Karolina Goraus and Gabriela Inchauste
7786: The microfinance business model: enduring subsidy and modest profit Downloads
Robert Cull, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Jonathan J. Morduch
7785: Disaggregating the impact of the internet on international trade Downloads
Alberto Osnago and Shawn Tan
7784: Building long-term portfolio benchmarks for pension funds in emerging economies Downloads
Heinz P. Rudolph and Jorge Sabat
7783: Can labor market imperfections explain changes in the inverse farm size?productivity relationship ? longitudinal evidence from rural India Downloads
Klaus W. Deininger, Songqing Jin, Yanyan Liu and Sudhir Singh
7782: Inequality of opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Paolo Brunori, Flaviana Palmisano and Vito Peragine
7781: The volatility of international trade flows in the 21st century: whose fault is it anyway ? Downloads
Federico Roberto Bennett, Daniel Lederman, Samuel Pienknagura and Diego Rojas
7780: Resource misallocation in Turkey Downloads
Ha Minh Nguyen, Temel Taskin and Ayberk Yilmaz
7779: Building voluntary pension schemes in emerging economies Downloads
Heinz P. Rudolph
7778: Dictators walking the Mogadishu line: how men become monsters and monsters become men Downloads
Shaun Larcom, Mare Sarr and Tim Willems
7777: Factor endowments, technology, capital mobility and the sources of comparative advantage in manufacturing Downloads
Shushanik Hakobyan and Daniel Lederman
7776: Global inequality: the implications of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century Downloads
Christoph Lakner
7775: The effects of innovation on employment in developing countries: evidence from enterprisesurveys Downloads
Xavier Cirera and Leonard Sabetti
7774: Pathways to profits: identifying separate channels of small firm growth through business training Downloads
Stephen J. Anderson, Rajesh Chandy and Bilal Zia
7773: Not your average job: measuring farm labor in Tanzania Downloads
Vellore Arthi, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Amparo Palacios-Lopez
7772: International financial integration of East Asia and Pacific Downloads
Tatiana Didier Brandao, Ruth Llovet Montanes and Sergio Schmukler
7771: Geopolitics, aid, and growth: the impact of UN security council membership on the effectiveness of aid Downloads
Axel Dreher, Vera Eichenauer and Kai Gehring
7770: Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts Downloads
Franziska Ohnsorge, Marc Stocker and Modeste Y. Some
7769: Vulnerability to Poverty in rural Malawi Downloads
Nancy Mccarthy, Josh Brubaker and Alejandro De La Fuente
7768: Feedback matters: evidence from agricultural services Downloads
Maria Ruth Jones and Florence Kondylis
7767: Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy Downloads
Luis Rubalcaba, David Gago, Maria Ariano and Arvind Kumar Tripathi
7766: Modeling the impacts of climate change on future Vietnamese households: a micro-simulation approach Downloads
Julie Rozenberg and Stephane Hallegatte
7765: Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam Downloads
Mook Bangalore, Andrew Smith and Ted Veldkamp
7764: The varying income effects of weather variation: initial insights from rural Vietnam Downloads
Ulf Gerrit Narloch
7763: Environmental risks and poverty: analyzing geo-spatial and household data from Vietnam Downloads
Ulf Gerrit Narloch and Mook Bangalore
7762: If it pays, it stays: can agribusiness internalize the benefits of malaria control ? Downloads
Richard Sedlmayr
7761: If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan and Stuti Khemani
7760: A randomized control trial of a peer adherence and nutritional support program for public sector antiretroviral patients Downloads
Frederik Le Roux Booysen, Damien de Walque, A. Over, Satoko Hashimoto and Chantell de Reuck
7759: Cheaper, faster, and more than good enough: is GPS the new gold standard in land area measurement ? Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Sydney Gourlay, Siobhan Murray and Alberto Zezza
7758: All that glitters is not gold: polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana Downloads
Fabio Clementi, Vasco Molini and Francesco Schettino
7757: Pirates of Somalia: crime and deterrence on the high seas Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Lin Ma and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
7756: Firm financing and growth in the Arab region Downloads
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Soha Ismail Ahmed Aly Ismail and Sergio Schmukler
7755: A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region Downloads
Abdelkrim Araar and Paolo Verme
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