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2680: International cartel enforcement: lessons from the 1990s Downloads
Simon Evenett, Margaret Levenstein and Valerie Suslow
2679: Depositinsurance around the globe: where does it work? Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Edward Kane
2678: Emerging markets instability: do sovereign ratings affect country risk and stock returns? Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky and Sergio Schmukler
2677: Can local institutions reduce poverty? Rural decentralization in Burkina Faso Downloads
Donnelly-Roark, Paula, Karim Ouedraogo and Xiao Ye
2676: An alternative unifying measure of welfare gains from risk-sharing Downloads
Philippe Auffret
2675: Road infrastructure concession practice in Europe Downloads
Franck Bousquet and Alain Fayard
2674: Measuring economic downside risk and severity - Growth at Risk Downloads
Yan Wang and Yudong Yao
2673: Pollution havens and foreign direct investment: dirty secret or popular myth? Downloads
Beata K. Smarzynska
2672: Do workfare participants recover quickly from retrenchment? Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Emanuela Galasso, Teodoro Lazo and Ernesto Philipp
2671: Who participates: the supply of volunteer labor and the distribution of government programs in rural Peru Downloads
Norbert Schady
2670: Stock markets, banks, and growth: correlation or causality? Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine
2669: The impact of NAFTA and options for tax reform in Mexico Downloads
Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Duanjie Chen
2668: Comparative life expectancy in Africa Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy and Holger Wolf
2667: Trade reform and household welfare: the case of Mexico Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Alessandro Nicita and Isidro Soloaga
2666: Measuring pro-poor growth Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
2665: Measuring aggregate welfare in developing countries - How well do national accounts and surveys agree? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2664: Does piped water reduce diarrhea for children in rural India ? Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
2663: Agglomeration economies and productivity in Indian industry Downloads
Somik Lall, Zmarak Shalizi and Uwe Deichmann
2662: Markups, entry regulation, and trade - Does country size matter? Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Hiau Looi Kee and Marcelo Olarreaga
2661: The regulation of entry Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Rafael La Porta, Andrei Shleifer and Florencio Lopez de Silanes
2660: Short and long-run integration: do capital controls matter ? Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky and Sergio Schmukler
2659: Firm entry and exit, labor demand, and trade reform: evidence from Chile and Colombia Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber, William Maloney and Eduardo Ribeiro
2658: How comparable are labor demand elasticities across countries? Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber and William Maloney
2657: Middle-income countries - development challenges and growing global role Downloads
Dilip Ratha
2656: The ability of banks to lend to informationally opaque small businesses Downloads
Allen Berger, Leora Klapper and Gregory Udell
2655: Measuring services trade liberalization and its impact on economic growth: an illustration Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo, Randeep Rathindran and Arvind Subramanian
2654: Thirst for reform ? private sector participation in providing Mexico City's water supply Downloads
Luke Haggarty, Penelope Brook and Ana Maria Zuluaga
2653: The impact of farm credit in Pakistan Downloads
Shahidur Khandker and Rashidur R. Faruqee
2652: Demand for World Bank lending Downloads
Dilip Ratha
2651: China's growth and poverty reduction - trends between 1990 and 1999 Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Yan Wang
2650: Sources of China's economic growth, 1952-99: incorporating human capital accumulation Downloads
Yan Wang and Yudong Yao
2649: The impact of the AIDS epidemic on the health of the elderly in Tanzania Downloads
Martha Ainsworth and Julia Dayton
2648: Methodologies to measure the gender dimensions of crime and violence Downloads
Elizabeth Shrader
2647: The politics of monetary sector cooperation among the Economic Community of West African States members Downloads
Chibuike U. Uche
2646: Foreign direct investment and integration into global production and distribution networks: the case of Poland Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Beata K. Smarzynska
2645: Inequality convergence Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2644: Local institutions, poverty, and household welfare in Bolivia Downloads
Christiaan Grootaert and Deepa Narayan
2643: Dollarization and semi-dollarization in Ecuador Downloads
Paul Beckerman
2642: Does the exchange rate regime affect macroeconomic performance: evidence from transition economics Downloads
Ilker Domac, Kyle Peters and Yevgeny Yuzefovich
2641: Is Russia restructuring ? new evidence on job creation and destruction Downloads
Harry G. Broadman and Francesca Recanatini
2640: Where has all the foreign investment gone in Russia? Downloads
Harry G. Broadman and Francesca Recanatini
2639: Public policy toward nongovernmental organizations in developing countries Downloads
William Jack
2638: On financing global and international public goods Downloads
Todd Sandler
2637: Technical efficiency gains from port reform: the potential for yardstick competition in Mexico Downloads
Antonio Estache, Marianela Gonzalez and Lourdes Trujillo
2636: Processes, information, and accounting gaps in the regulation of Argentina's private railways Downloads
Javier Campos, Antonio Estache and Lourdes Trujillo
2635: Optimal use of carbon sequestration in a global climate change strategy: is there a wooden bridge to a clean energy future ? Downloads
Franck Lecocq and Kenneth Chomitz
2634: Chile's regional arrangements and the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas: the importance of market access Downloads
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
2633: Bank privatization in Argentina: a model of political constraints and differential outcomes Downloads
George Clarke and Robert Cull
2632: Human capital and growth: the recovered role of education systems Downloads
Sebastien Dessus
2631: Pension reform in Hungary: a preliminary assessment Downloads
Roberto Rocha and Dimitri Vittas
2630: Parallel imports of pharmaceutical products in the European Union Downloads
Mattias Ganslandt and Keith Maskus
2629: Bridging the digital divide - how enterprise ownership and foreign competition affect Internet access in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Downloads
George Clarke
2628: Monopoly power and distribution in fragmented markets: the case of groundwater Downloads
Jacoby, Hanan G.*Murgai, Rinku*Rehman, Saeed Ur
2627: With the help of one's neighbors - externalities in the production of nutrition in Peru Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jesko Hentschel and Ricardo Sabates
2626: Mandatory severance pay: its coverage and effects in Peru Downloads
Donna MacIsaac and Martin Rama
2625: Australia's experience with local content programs in the auto industry - lessons for India and other developing countries Downloads
Garry Pursell
2624: Are incentives everything? payment mechanisms for health care providers in developing countries Downloads
Varun Gauri
2623: Trade liberalization in China's accession to the World Trade Organization Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina and Will Martin
2622: Community programs and women's participation: the Chinese experience Downloads
David Coady, Xinyi Dai and Limin Wang
2621: Does Indonesia have a"low-pay"civil service? Downloads
Deon Filmer and David L. Lindauer
2620: Who owns the media? Downloads
Simeon Djankov, Caralee McLeish, Tatiana Nenova and Andrei Shleifer
2619: Do Banks provision for bad loans in good times? empirical evidence and policy implications Downloads
Michele Cavallo and Giovanni Majnoni
2618: Globalization and the challenge for developing countries Downloads
Shahid Yusuf
2617: Shanghai rising in a globalizing world Downloads
Shahid Yusuf and Weiping Wu
2616: Reforming land and real estate markets Downloads
Ahmed Galal and Omar Razzaz
2615: Trade, growth, and poverty Downloads
David Dollar and Aart Kraay
2614: South-South regional integration and industrial growth: the case of the Andean Pact Downloads
Dorsati H. Madani
2613: Foreign direct investment and poverty reduction Downloads
Michael Klein, Carl Aaron and Bita Hadjimichael
2612: Contractual savings, capital markets, and firms'financing choices Downloads
Alberto R. Musalem, Gregorio Impavido and Thierry Tressel
2611: Trade and production fragmentation: Central European economies in European Union networks of production and marketing Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Francis Ng
2610: Crisis and contagion in East Asia: nine lessons Downloads
Masahiro Kawai, Richard S. Newfarmer and Sergio Schmukler
2609: Financial dependence and international trade Downloads
Thorsten Beck
2608: Financial development and international trade: is there a link? Downloads
Thorsten Beck
2607: The economic control of infectious diseases Downloads
Mark Gersovitz and Jeffrey Hammer
2606: Exchange rate risk management: evidence from East Asia Downloads
Leora Klapper
2605: The macroeconomic impact of bank capital requirements in emerging economies - past evidence to assess the future Downloads
Maria Chiuri, Giovanni Ferri and Giovanni Majnoni
2604: Eliminating excessive tariffs on exports of least developed countries Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Francis Ng and Marcelo Olarreaga
2603: How the quality of institutions affects technological deepening in developing countries Downloads
George Clarke
2602: Sugar policy and reform Downloads
Donald Larson and Brent Borrell
2601: The WTO agreement and telecommunications policy reform Downloads
Peter Cowhey and Mikhail Klimenko
2600: Rent-sharing, hold-up, and manufacturing wages in Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Jean-Paul Azam and Catherine Ris
2599: State ownership and labor redundancy - estimates based on enterprise-level data from Vietnam Downloads
Patrick Belser and Martin Rama
2598: Weightless machines and costless knowledge - an empirical analysis of trade and technology diffusion Downloads
Giorgio Barba Navaretti and Isidro Soloaga
2597: Measuring the impact of minimum wages: evidence from Latin America Downloads
William Maloney, Jairo Nunez, Wendy Cunningham, Norbert Fiess, Claudio Montenegro, Edmundo Murrugarra, Mauricio Santamaria and Claudia Sepulveda
2596: Shaping future GATS rules for trade in services Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo
2595: Unrestricted market access for Sub-Saharan Africa - How much is it worth and who pays? Downloads
Elena Ianchovichina, Aaditya Mattoo and Marcelo Olarreaga
2594: Committing to civil service reform: the performance of pre-shipment inspection under different institutional regimes Downloads
Noel Johnson
2593: Changing trade patterns after conflict resolution in the South Caucasus Downloads
Evgeny Polyakov
2592: Management of oil windfalls in Mexico: historical experience and policy options for the future Downloads
Stephen Everhart and Robert Duval-Hernandez
2591: Hirschmanian themes of social learning and change Downloads
David Ellerman
2590: Household welfare and poverty dynamics in Burkina Faso: empirical evidence from household surveys Downloads
Hippolyte Fofack, Celestin Monga and Hasan Tuluy
2589: Implementing the market approach to enterprise support - an evaluation of ten matching grant schemes Downloads
David A. Phillips
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
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