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2545: Financing the future: infrastructure needs in Latin America, 2000-05 Downloads
Marianne Fay
2544: The uniqueness of short-term collateralization Downloads
Leora Klapper
2543: When do special interests run rampant ? disentangling the role in banking crises of elections, incomplete information, and checks and balances Downloads
Philip Keefer
2542: Checks and balances, private information, and the credibility of monetary commitments Downloads
Philip Keefer and David Stasavage
2541: Household schooling decisions in rural Pakistan Downloads
Yasuyuki Sawada and Michael Lokshin
2540: Recapitalizing banking systems: implications for incentives and fiscal and monetary policy Downloads
Patrick Honohan
2539: Disorganization or self-organization: the emergence of business associations in a transition economy Downloads
Francesca Recanatini and Randi Ryterman
2538: Designing natural gas distribution concessions in a megacity: tradeoffs beetween scale economies and information disclosure in Mexico City Downloads
Juan Rosellon and Jonathan Halpern
2537: Regulatory reform in Mexico's natural gas industry: liberalization in the context of a dominant upstream incumbent Downloads
Juan Rosellon
2536: Malaysian capital controls Downloads
Ron Hood
2535: Trade policy reform in the East Asian transition economies Downloads
Will Martin
2534: Indigenous ethnicity and entrepreneurial success in Africa: some evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Taye Mengistae
2533: How much war will we see? Estimating the incidence of civil war in 161 countries Downloads
Ibrahim Elbadawi and Nicholas Sambanis
2532: Market presence, contestability, and the terms-of-trade effects of regional integration Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Won Chang
2531: Growth implosions, debt explosions, and my Aunt Marilyn: do growth slowdowns cause public debt crises? Downloads
William Easterly
2530: The role of nongovernmental organizations in primary education - a study of six NGOs in India Downloads
Shanti Jagannathan
2529: Mutual fund investment in emerging markets - an overview Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky, Richard Lyons and Sergio Schmukler
2528: Poverty and public celebrations in rural India Downloads
Vijayendra Rao
2527: Is inequality bad for business: a non-linear microeconomic model of wealth effects on self-employment Downloads
Alice Mesnard and Martin Ravallion
2526: Linking participatory poverty assessments to policy and policymaking - experience from Vietnam Downloads
Carrie Turk
2525: Measuring education inequality - Gini coefficients of education Downloads
Vinod Thomas, Yan Wang and Xibo Fan
2524: Racing to the bottom: foreign investment and air pollution in developing countries Downloads
David Wheeler
2523: Can duty-drawbacks have a protectionist bias? Evidence from MERCOSUR Downloads
Cadot, Olivier* de Melo, Jaime*Olarreaga, Marcelo
2522: Trade in international maritime services: how much does policy matter? Downloads
Carsten Fink, Aaditya Mattoo and Ileana Neagu Constantinescu
2521: Labor market"rigidity"and the success of economic reforms across more than one hundred countries Downloads
Alvaro Forteza and Martin Rama
2520: Wage effects of unions and industrial councils in South Africa Downloads
Kristin Butcher and Cecilia Elena Rouse
2519: Is investment in Africa too low or too high: macro and micro evidence Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, William R. Easterley and Howard Pack
2518: Can reforming global institutions help developing countries share more in the benefits from globalization? Downloads
Andres Solimano
2517: The effect of International Monetary Fund and World Bank programs on poverty Downloads
William Easterly
2516: Does decentralization increase responsiveness to local needs? - evidence from Bolivia Downloads
Jean-Paul Faguet
2515: Firm-level survey provides data on Asia's corporate crisis and recovery Downloads
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
2514: Intersectoral dynamics and economic growth in Ecuador Downloads
Norbert Fiess and Dorte Verner
2513: Do state holding companies facilitate private participation in the water sector? evidence from Cote d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Guinea, and Senegal Downloads
Michel Kerf
2512: Quantifying the impact of technical barriers to trade: a framework for analysis Downloads
Keith Maskus, John Wilson and Tsunehiro Otsuki
2511: Monetary policy under flexible exchange rates - an introduction to inflation targeting Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor
2510: Environmental protection and optimal taxation Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland
2509: How tax policy and incentives affect foreign direct investment - a review Downloads
Jacques Morrisset and Neda Pirnia
2508: Sources of financial assistance for households suffering an adult death in Kagera, Tanzania Downloads
Mattias Lundberg, A. Over and Phare Mujinja
2507: Public expenditures and environmental protection: when is the cost of funds irrelevant? Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland
2506: Ethnicity and wage determination in Ghana Downloads
Barr and Abena Oduro
2505: Family altruism and incentives Downloads
Roberta Gatti
2504: Social capital and the quality of Government: evidence from the U.S. States Downloads
Stephen Knack
2503: Proposed strategy for a regional exchange rate arrangement in post-crisis East Asia Downloads
Masahiro Kawai and Shinji Takagi
2502: Implications of the currency crisis for exchange rate arrangements in emerging East Asia Downloads
Masahiro Kawai and Shigeru Akiyama
2501: Anti-corruption policies and programs: a framework for evaluation Downloads
Jeff Huther and Anwar Shah
2500: Investigating corruption Downloads
Canice Prendergast
2499: The treatment of non-essential inputs in a Cobb-Douglas technology: an application to Mexican rural household-level data Downloads
Isidro Soloaga
2498: Sustaining economic welfare: estimating changes in per capita wealth Downloads
Kirk Hamilton
2497: State policies and women's autonomy in China, India, and the Republic of Korea, 1950-2000: lessons from contrasting experiences Downloads
Monica Das Gupta, Sunhwa Lee, Patricia Uberoi, Danning Wang, Lihong Wang and Xiaodan Zhang
2496: Perspectives on the sources of heterogeneity in Indian industry Downloads
Somik Lall and G. Chris Rodrigo
2495: The Australian annuity market Downloads
David Knox
2494: The relevance of index funds for pension investment in equities Downloads
Ajay Shah and Kshama Fernandes
2493: Annuity markets in comparative perspective: do consumers get their money's wotrth? Downloads
Estelle James and Dimitri Vittas
2492: Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries: theory and practice Downloads
William Jack
2491: Labor demand andtrade reform in Latin America Downloads
Pablo Fajnzylber and William Maloney
2490: Contractual savings, stock, and asset markets Downloads
Gregorio Impavido and Alberto R. Musalem
2489: Banking crises and exchange rate regimes - Is there a link? Downloads
Ilker Domac and Martinez-Peria, Maria Soledad
2488: Revisiting the link between poverty and child labor - the Ghanaian experience Downloads
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
2487: Finance and macroeconomic volatility Downloads
Cevdet Denizer, Murat Iyigun and Ann Owen
2486: Who must pay bribes and how much? Evidence from a cross-section of firms Downloads
Jakob Svensson
2485: Are corruption and taxation really harmful to growth? - firm-level evidence Downloads
Raymond Fisman and Jakob Svensson
2484: Banking crises in transition economies: fiscal costs and related issues Downloads
Helena Tang, Edda Zoli and Irina Klytchnikova
2483: The credit crunch in East Asia: what can bank excess liquid assets tell us ? Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor, Joshua Aizenman and Alexander Hoffmaister
2482: Can institutions resolve ethnic conflict ? Downloads
William Easterly
2481: Foreign direct investment in Africa: policies also matter Downloads
Jacques Morisset
2480: Productivity growth and resource degradation in Pakistan's Punjab - a decomposition analysis Downloads
Mubarik Ali and Derek Byerlee
2479: Estimating the effects of corruption - implications for Bangladesh Downloads
Aminur Rahman, Gregory Kisunko and Kapil Kapoor
2478: Institutions, politics, and contracts: the attempt to privatize the water and sanitation utility of Lima, Peru Downloads
Lorena Alcázar, Lixin Xu and Ana Maria Zuluaga
2477: Picking the poor: indicators for geographic targeting in Peru Downloads
Norbert Schady
2476: Measuring banking efficiency in the pre- and post-liberalization environment: evidence from the Turkish banking system Downloads
Cevdet Denizer, Mustafa Dinc and Murat Tarimcilar
2475: Industrial growth and the quality of institutions: what do (transition) economies have to gain from the Rule of Law? Downloads
David Grigorian and Albert Martinez
2474: Exports and information spillovers Downloads
Alessandro Nicita and Marcelo Olarreaga
2473: Banking risks around the world - the implicit safety net subsidy approach Downloads
Luc Laeven
2472: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - a tale of two transition paths Downloads
Asad Alam and Arup Banerji
2471: Validating operational food insecurity indicators against a dynamic benchmark: evidence from Mali Downloads
Luc Christiaensen, Richard N. Boisvert and John Hoddinott
2470: Are larger countries really more corrupt? Downloads
Stephen Knack and Omar Azfar
2469: Risk shifting and long-term contracts: evidence from the Ras Gas Project Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Robert Hauswald
2468: Pricing, subsidies, and the poor: demand for improved water services in Central America Downloads
Ian Walker, Fidel Ordonez, Pedro Serrano and Jonathan Halpern
2467: Does financial liberalization relax financing constraints on firms ? Downloads
Luc Laeven
2466: El Nino or El Peso? Crisis, poverty, and income distribution in the Philippines Downloads
Gaurav Datt and Hans Hoogeveen
2465: Reforming tax expenditure programs in Poland Downloads
Carlos B. Cavalcanti and Zhicheng Li
2464: The decumulation (payout) phase of defined contribution pillars - policy issues in the provision of annuities and other benefits Downloads
Estelle James and Dimitri Vittas
2463: Personal pension plans and stock market volatility Downloads
Max Alier and Dimitri Vittas
2462: Foreign entry in Turkey's banking sector, 1980-97 Downloads
Cevdet Denizer
2461: Vertical price control and parallel imports - theory and evidence Downloads
Keith Maskus and Yongmin Chen
2460: Labor redundancy, retraining, and outplacement during privatization: the experience of Brazil's Federal Railway Downloads
Antonio Estache, Jose Antonio Schmitt de Azevedo and Evelyn Sydenstricker
2459: Short-lived shocks with long-lived impacts? - household income dynamics in a transition economy Downloads
Michael Lokshin and Martin Ravallion
2458: Choosing rural road investments to help reduce poverty Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
2457: Urban and regional dynamics in Poland Downloads
Uwe Deichmann and J. Vernon Henderson
2456: Geography and development Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson, Zmarak Shalizi and Anthony Venables
2455: The effects on growth of commodity price uncertainty and shocks Downloads
Jan Dehn
2454: Political cycles in a developing economy - effect of elections in Indian States Downloads
Stuti Khemani
2453: Designing financial safety nets to fit country circumstances Downloads
Edward Kane
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
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