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2452: Trends in private sector development in World Bank education projects Downloads
Shobhana Sosale
2451: Can there be growth with equity: an initial assessment of land reform in South Africa Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Julian May
2450: Which firms do foreigners buy: evidence from the Republic of Korea Downloads
Caroline Freund and Simeon Djankov
2449: Pricing irrigation water: a literature survey Downloads
Robert Johansson
2448: On"good"politicians and"bad"policies - social cohesion, institutions, and growth Downloads
Jo Ritzen, William Easterly and Michael Woolcock
2447: Attrition in longitudinal household survey data - some tests for three developing-country samples Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jere Behrman, Hans-Peter Kohler, John Maluccio and Susan Cotts Watkins
2446: Forecasting the demand for privatized transport - What economic regulators should know, and why Downloads
Lourdes Trujillo, Emile Quinet and Antonio Estache
2445: Subsidies in Chilean public utilities Downloads
Pablo Serra
2444: "Seize the state, seize the day": state capture, corruption, and influence in transition Downloads
Joel S. Hellman, Geraint Jones and Daniel Kaufmann
2443: The politics of economic policy reform in developing countries Downloads
Richard Adams
2442: A firm's-eye view of policy and fiscal reforms in Cameroon Downloads
Bernard Gauthier, Isidro Soloaga and James Tybout
2441: Controlling the fiscal costs of banking crises Downloads
Patrick Honohan and Daniela Klingebiel
2440: Lessons from Uganda on strategies to fight poverty Downloads
John Mackinnon and Ritva Reinikka
2439: State-community synergies in development: laying the basis for collective action Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Helene Grandvoinnet and Mattia Romani
2438: Measurements of poverty in Indonesia - 1996, 1999, and beyond Downloads
Menno Pradhan, Asep Suryahadi, Sudarno Sumarto and Lant Pritchett
2437: Quantifying vulnerability to poverty - a proposed measure, applied to Indonesia Downloads
Lant Pritchett, Asep Suryahadi and Sudarno Sumarto
2436: Safety nets and safety ropes - who benefited from two Indonesian crisis programs - the"poor"or the"shocked"? Downloads
Sudarno Sumarto, Asep Suryahadi and Lant Pritchett
2435: The evolution of poverty during the crisis in Indonesia, 1996-99 Downloads
Suryahadi, Asep*Sumarto, Sudarno*Suharso, Yusuf*
2434: Socioeconomic inequalities in child malnutrition in the developing world Downloads
Adam Wagstaff and Naoko Watanabe
2433: External interventions and the duration of civil wars Downloads
Ibrahim A. Elbadawi and Nicholas Sambanis
2432: Funding growth in bank-based and market-based financial systems: evidence from firm level data Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
2431: Inside the crisis: an empirical analysis of banking systems in distress Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Enrica Detragiache and Poonam Gupta
2430: Financial structure and bank profitability Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
2429: Corruption, composition of capital flows, and currency crises Downloads
Shang-Jin Wei
2428: The role of foreign investors in debt market development - conceptual frameworks and policy issues Downloads
Jeong Yeon Lee
2427: Public officials and their institutional environment - an analytical model for assessing the impact of institutional change on public sector performance Downloads
Nick Manning, Ranjana Mukherjee and Omer Gokcekus
2426: Commodity price uncertainty in developing countries Downloads
Jan Dehn
2425: Are returns to investment lower for the poor? Human and physical capital interactions in rural Viet Nam Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
2424: Global transmission of interest rates: monetary independence and the currency regime Downloads
Jeffrey Frankel, Sergio Schmukler and Luis Servén
2423: Financial structure and economic development - firm, industry, and country evidence Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Ross Levine and Vojislav Maksimovic
2422: Private provision of a public good - social capital and solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh Downloads
Sheoli Pargal, Daniel Gilligan and Mainul Huq
2421: Contractual savings or stock market development - Which leads? Downloads
Mario Catalan, Gregorio Impavido and Alberto R. Musalem
2420: Public versus private ownership: the current state of the debate Downloads
Mary Shirley and Patrick Walsh
2419: The savings collapse during the transition in Eastern Europe Downloads
Cevdet Denizer
2418: Polarization, politics, and property rights: links between inequality and growth Downloads
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
2417: The indirect approach Downloads
David Ellerman
2416: The Swiss multi-pillar pension system: triumph of common sense? Downloads
Monika Queisser and Dimitri Vittas
2415: Infrastructure restructuring and regulation - building a base for sustainable growth Downloads
Ian Alexander and Antonio Estache
2414: Pension reform and capital market development -"feasibility"and"impact"preconditions Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
2413: Foreign direct investment in services and the domestic market for expertise Downloads
James Markusen, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
2412: Urbanization without growth: a not-so-uncommon phenomenon Downloads
Marianne Fay and Charlotte Opal
2411: Natural openness and good government Downloads
Shang-Jin Wei
2410: Is functional literacy a prerequisite for entering the labor market? An analysis of determinants of adults literacy and earnings in Ghana Downloads
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
2409: How did the world's poorest fare in the 1990s ? Downloads
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
2408: What makes banks special ? a study of banking, finance, and economic development Downloads
Biagio Bossone
2407: Utility privatization and the needs of the poor in Latin America - Have we learned enough to get it right? Downloads
Antonio Estache, Andres Gomez-Lobo and Danny Leipziger
2406: How Mexico's financial crisis affected income distribution Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Angel Salinas
2405: Marginal willingness to pay for education and the determinants of enrollment in Mexico Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Angel Salinas
2404: The distribution of Mexico's public spending on education Downloads
Gladys Lopez-Acevedo and Angel Salinas
2403: Can the world cut poverty in half ? how policy reform and effective aid can meet international development goals Downloads
Paul Collier and David Dollar
2402: Debt management in Brazil: evaluation of the Real Plan and challenges ahead Downloads
Alfonso S. Bevilaqua and Marcio Garcia
2401: Telecom traffic and investment in developing countries: the effects of international settlement rate reductions Downloads
Scott J. Wallsten
2400: Child care and women's labor force participation in Romania Downloads
Monica Fong and Michael Lokshin
2399: Managers, investors, and crises: mutual fund strategies in emerging markets Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky, Richard Lyons and Sergio Schmukler
2398: Determinants of current account deficits in developing countries Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Alberto Chong and Norman Loayza
2397: Verifying exchange rate regimes Downloads
Luis Servén, Jeffrey Frankel, Eduardo Fajnzylber and Sergio Schmukler
2396: Aid dependence and the quality of governance: a cross-country empirical analysis Downloads
Stephen Knack
2395: Decentralizing the provision of health services: an incomplete contracts approach Downloads
William Jack
2394: Tax evasion, corruption, and the remuneration of heterogeneous inspectors Downloads
Waly Wane
2393: Will the Euro trigger more monetary unions in Africa? Downloads
Patrick Honohan and Philip Lane
2392: What factors appear to drive private capital flows to developing countries? and how does official lending respond? Downloads
Dipak Dasgupta and Dilip Ratha
2391: Are the poor protected from budget cuts? theory and evidence for Argentina Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2390: The social rate of return on infrastructure investments Downloads
David Canning and Esra Bennathan
2389: Vietnam - on the road to labor-intensive growth ? Downloads
Patrick Belser
2388: The role of special differential treatment for developing countries in GATT and the World Trade Organization Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos
2387: The long and winding path to private financing and regulation of toll roads Downloads
Antonio Estache, Manuel Romero and John Strong
2386: Regulators and the poor - Lessons from the United Kingdom Downloads
Richard Green
2385: The rise, the fall, and...: the emerging recovery of project finance transport Downloads
Antonio Estache and John Strong
2384: Are cost models useful for telecoms regulators in developing countries? Downloads
Daniel Benitez, Antonio Estache, David Kennet and Christian Ruzzier
2383: New firm formation and industry growth - does having a market- or bank-based system matter? Downloads
Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine
2382: Impediments to the development and efficiency of financial intermediation in Brazil Downloads
Thorsten Beck
2381: Savings and the terms of trade under borrowing constraints Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Joshua Aizenman
2380: Trade polices for electronic commerce Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Ludger Schuknecht
2379: India and the multilateral trading system after Seattle - toward a proactive role Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian
2378: Disintegration and trade flows: evidence from the Former Soviet Union Downloads
Simeon Djankov and Caroline Freund
2377: Reforming water supply in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire: mild reform in a turbulent environment Downloads
Claude Menard and George Clarke
2376: The effect of early childhood development programs on women's labor force participation and older children's schooling in Kenya Downloads
Michael Lokshin, Elena Glinskaya and Marito Garcia
2375: Asset distribution, inequality, and growth Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Pedro Olinto
2374: Should credit be given for autonomous liberalization in multilateral trade negotiations? Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Marcelo Olarreaga
2373: Reciprocity across modes of supply in the World Trade Organization: a negotiating formula Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo and Marcelo Olarreaga
2372: Financial openness, democracy, and redistributive policy Downloads
Mansoor Dailami
2371: Shock persistence and the choice of foreign exchange regime - an empirical note from Mexico Downloads
Giugale, Marcelo*Korobow, Adam
2370: A new model for market-based regulation of subnational borrowing - the Mexican approach Downloads
Marcelo Giugale, Adam Korobow and Steven Webb
2369: How the proposd Basel Guidelines on rating-agency assessments would affect developing countries Downloads
Giovanni Ferri, Li-Gang Liu and Giovanni Majnoni
2368: Seeds of corruption - Do market institutions matter? Downloads
Harry G. Broadman and Francesca Recanatini
2367: Gender, poverty, and nonfarm employment in Ghana and Uganda Downloads
Constance Newman and R. Sudharshan Canagarajah
2366: Fiscal constraints, collection costs, and trade policies Downloads
Keiko Kubota
2365: Leading indicator project - Lithuania Downloads
Stephen S. Everhart and Robert Duval-Hernandez
2364: Perverse effects of a ratings-related capital adequacy system Downloads
Patrick Honohan
2363: Would collective action clauses raise borrowing costs? - an update and additional results Downloads
Barry Eichengreen and Ashoka Mody
2362: A transitory regime: water supply in Conakry, Guinea Downloads
Claude Menard and George Clarke
2361: The welfare effects of private sector participation in Guinea's urban water supply Downloads
George Clarke, Claude Menard and Ana Maria Zuluaga
2360: Corruption and the composition of foreign direct investment - firm-level evidence Downloads
Beata K. Smarzynska and Shang-Jin Wei
2359: Reducing carbon dioxide emissions through joint implementation of projects Downloads
Will Martin
2358: Why infrastructure financing facilities often fall short of their objectives Downloads
Daniela Klingebiel and Jeff Ruster
2357: Evaluating carbon offsets from forestry and energy projects Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz
2356: Bureaucratic delegation and political institutions: when are independent central banks irrelevent? Downloads
Philip Keffer and David Stasavage
2355: Greed and grievance in civil war Downloads
Paul Collier and Anke Hoeffler
2354: When the bureaucrats move out of business: a cost-benefit assessment of labor retrenchment in China Downloads
Yi Chen and Ishac Diwan
2353: The Sao Mateus - Jabaquara Trolleybusway Concession in Brazil Downloads
Jorge Rebelo and Pedro Machado
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