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2248: Privatization and regulation of transport infrastructure in the 1990s - successes...and bugs to fix for the next millennium Downloads
Antonio Estache
2247: Does deposit insurance increase banking system stability ? An empirical investigation Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache
2246: Infrastructure's contribution to aggregate output Downloads
David Canning
2245: Opportunities for improving environmental compliance in Mexico Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta
2244: True world income distribution, 1988 and 1993 - first calculations, based on household surveys alone Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2243: Designing pro-poor water and sewer concessions: early lessons from Bolivia Downloads
Kristin Komives
2242: Confronting competition - investment response and constraints in Uganda Downloads
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
2241: How land registration affects financial development and economic growth in Thailand Downloads
Frank F.K. Byamugisha
2240: The effects of land registration on financial development and economic growth - a theoretical and conceptual framework Downloads
Frank F.K. Byamugisha
2239: The EU factor in the trade policies of Central European countries Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski
2238: A review of the role and impact of export processing zones Downloads
Dorsati Madani
2237: Reforming tax systems - the World Bank record in the 1990s Downloads
Luca Barbone, Arindam Das-Gupta, Luc De Wulf and Anna Hansson
2236: Valuing water for Chinese industries: a marginal productivity assessment Downloads
Hua Wang and Somik Lall
2235: Beyond capital ideals: restoring banking stability Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Patrick Honohan
2234: The green revolution and the productivity paradox: evidence from the Indian Punjab Downloads
Rinku Murgai
2233: User's guide to an early warning system for macroeconomic vulnerability in Latin American countries Downloads
Santiago Herrara and Conrado Garcia
2232: Market access advances and retreats: the Uruguay Round and beyond Downloads
Joseph Finger and Ludger Schuknecht
2231: What's behind MERCOSUR's common external tariff? Downloads
Marcelo Olarreaga, Isidro Soloaga and L. Winters
2230: Bankruptcy reorganization through markets: Auction-based Creditor Ordering by Reducing Debts (ACCORD) Downloads
Donald B. Hausch and S. Ramachandran
2229: Do school facilities matter?: the case of the Peruvian Social Fund (FONCODES) Downloads
Paxson, Christina*Schady, Norbert
2228: Fiscal contingency planning for banking crises Downloads
Patrick Honohan
2227: The Sri Lankan unemployment problem revisited Downloads
Martin Rama
2226: Money, politics and a future for the international financial system Downloads
Michael Klein
2225: How did highly indebted poor countries become highly indebted?: reviewing two decades of debt relief Downloads
William Easterly
2224: Growth forecasts using time series and growth models Downloads
Aart Kraay and George Monokroussos
2223: Integrated financial supervision: lessons of Northern European experience Downloads
Michael Taylor and Alex Fleming
2222: Labor market integration in the presence of social capital Downloads
Maurice Schiff
2221: The dynamics of poverty and the effectiveness of Poland's safety net (1993-96) Downloads
Wlodzimierz Okrasa
2220: A Quantitative evaluation of Vietnam's accession to the ASEAN Free Trade Area Downloads
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
2219: The effect of the United States'granting Most Favored Nation status to Vietnam Downloads
Emiko Fukase and Will Martin
2218: Who avoids and who escapes from poverty during transition? - evidence from Polish panel data, 1993-96 Downloads
Wlodzimierz Okrasa
2217: Border, border, wide and far, how we wonder what you are Downloads
David Parsley and Shang-Jin Wei
2216: Corruption and trade tariffs, or a case for uniform tariffs Downloads
Roberta Gatti
2215: Implementation of Ururguay Round commitments: the development challenge Downloads
Joseph Finger and Philip Schuler
2214: Trade policy and market access issues for developing countries: implications for the Millennium Round Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos
2213: Fiscal solvency and sustainability in economic management Downloads
Hinh T. Dinh
2212: Is African manufacturing skill-constrained? Downloads
Howard Pack and Christina Paxson
2211: Competition policy, developing countries, and the World Trade Organization Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Peter Holmes
2210: The slippery slope: explaining the increase in extreme poverty in urban Brazil, 1976-96 Downloads
Francisco Ferreira and Ricardo Paes de Barrios
2209: Does corruption relieve foreign investors of the burden of taxes and capital controls? Downloads
Shang-Jin Wei
2208: Ethnic partition as a solution to ethnic war - an empirical critique of the theoretical literature Downloads
Nicholas Sambanis
2207: Jamaica's food stamp program - impacts on poverty and welfare Downloads
Kene Ezemenari and Kalanidhi Subbarao
2206: Household childcare choices and women's work behavior in Russia Downloads
Michael Lokshin
2205: Foreign-owned capital and endogenous tariffs Downloads
Marcelo Olarreaga
2204: Corruption under moral hazard Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland and Henrik Thiele
2203: Market versus administrative reallocation of agricultural land in a period of rapid industrialization Downloads
Michael Carter and Yang Yao
2202: Specialization without regret - transfer rights, agricultural productivity, and investment in an industrializing economy Downloads
Michael Carter and Yang Yao
2201: Financial development and industrial capital accumulation Downloads
Biagio Bossone
2200: The role of trust in financial sector development Downloads
Biagio Bossone
2199: Managing risks of capital mobility Downloads
Mansoor Dailami
2198: How the Chinese system of charges and subsidies affects pollution control efforts by China's top industrial polluters Downloads
Hua Wang
2197: Production sharing in East Asia: who does what for whom, and why? Downloads
Francis Ng and Alexander Yeats
2196: Governance matters Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Pablo Zoido-Lobaton
2195: Aggregating governance indicators Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Aart Kraay and Pablo Zoido-Lobaton
2194: Does democracy facilitate the economic transition: an empirical study of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union Downloads
Jean-Jacques Dethier
2193: Children's growth and poverty in rural Guatemala Downloads
Michele Gragnolati
2192: Districts, spillovers, and government overspending Downloads
Reza Baqir
2191: Can no antitrust policy be better than some antitrust policy? Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo
2190: The credit channel at work - lessons from the Republic of Korea's financial crisis Downloads
Giovanni Ferri and Tae Soo Kang
2189: Alternative frameworks for providing financial services Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Daniela Klingebiel
2188: Financial liberalization and the capital account: Thailand, 1988-97 Downloads
Pedro Alba, Leonardo Hernandez and Daniela Klingebiel
2187: Who determines Mexican trade policy? Downloads
Jean-Marie Grether, Jaime de Melo and Marcelo Olarreaga
2186: Contagion, bank lending spreads, and output fluctuations Downloads
Agenor, Pierre-Richard*Aizenman, Joshua*Hoffmais
2185: Financial sector inefficiencies and coordination failures: implications for crisis management Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Joshua Aizenman
2184: Financial services and the World Trade Organization - liberalization commitments of the developing and transition economies Downloads
Aaditya Mattoo
2183: Market discipline and financial safety net design Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
2182: The integration of transition economies into the world trading system Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos
2181: Privatization and regulation of the seaport industry Downloads
Lourdes Trujillo and Gustavo Nombela
2180: Regulating privatized infrastructures and airport services Downloads
Ofelia Betancor and Robert Rendeiro
2179: How child labor and child schooling interact with adult labor Downloads
Ranjan Ray
2178: Nonfarm income, inequality, and land in Rural Egypt Downloads
Richard Adams
2177: Fiscal adjustment and contingent government liabilities: case studies of the Czech Republic and Macedonia Downloads
Hana Brixi, Hafez Ghanem and Roumeen Islam
2176: Fiscal risks and the quality of fiscal adjustment in Hungary Downloads
Hana Brixi, Anita Papp and Allen Schick
2175: Sector growth and the dual economy model - evidence from Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Zimbabwe Downloads
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Dorte Verner
2174: Prospective deficits and the asian currency crisis Downloads
Burnside, Craig*Eichenbaum, Martin*Rebelo, Sergi
2173: The intriguing relation between adult minimum wage and child labor Downloads
Kaushik Basu
2172: The East Asian crisis: investigating causes and policy responses Downloads
Warwick McKibbin and Will Marin
2171: Productivity growth and convergence in agriculture and manufacturing Downloads
Will Martin and Devashish Mitra
2170: The distributional consequences of monetary policy: evidence from Malaysia Downloads
Ilker Domac
2169: Corruption, public finances, and the unofficial economy Downloads
Simon Johnson, Daniel Kaufmann and Pablo Zoido-Lobaton
2168: Wage and productivity gaps - evidence from Ghana Downloads
Dorte Verner
2167: Bonds and bridges: social and poverty Downloads
Deepa Narayan
2166: Seeking votes - the political economy of expenditures by the Peruvian Social Fund (FONCODES), 1991-95 Downloads
Norbert Schady
2165: The Russian city in transition - the first six years in ten Volga capitals Downloads
Martha de Melo and Gur Ofer
2164: Challenging El Salvador's rural health care strategy Downloads
Maureen Lewis, Gunnar Eskeland and Ximena Traa-Valerezo
2163: Coverage under old-agesecurity programs and protection for the uninsured - What are the issues? Downloads
Estelle James
2162: Quantifying the fiscal effects of trade reform Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go and Hongyi Li
2161: Will the real"natural trading partner"please stand up? Downloads
Maurice Schiff
2160: Protecting the poor from macroeconomic shocks Downloads
Francisco Ferreira, Giovanna Prennushi and Martin Ravallion
2159: Provincial bank privatization in Argentina: the why, how, and"so what"? Downloads
George Clarke and Robert Cull
2158: The effect of foreign entry on Argentina's domestic banking sector Downloads
George Clarke, Robert Cull, Laura D'Amato and Andrea Molinari
2157: How regional blocs affect excluded countries - the price effects of MERCOSUR Downloads
Won Chang and L. Winters
2156: How has regionalism in the 1990s affected trade? Downloads
Isidro Soloaga and L. Winters
2155: Lending booms, reserves, and the sustainability of short-term debt - inferences from the pricing of syndicated bank loans Downloads
Barry Eichengreen and Ashoka Mody
2154: Inter-industry labor mobility in Taiwan, China Downloads
Howard Pack and Christina Paxson
2153: Themystery of the vanishing benefits: Ms. Speedy Analyst's introduction to evaluation Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2152: Comparing the performance of public and private water companies in the Asia and Pacific region: what a stochastic costs frontier shows Downloads
Antonio Estache and Martín Rossi
2151: A few things transport regulators should know about risk and the cost of capital Downloads
Ian Alexander, Antonio Estache and Adele Oliveri
2150: Who wants to redistribute? Russia's tunnel effect in the 1990's Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
2149: Income gains to the poor from workfare - estimates for Argentina's TRABAJAR Program Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
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