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2283: New tools and new tests in comparative political economy - the database of political institutions Downloads
Thorsten Beck, George Clarke, Alberto Groff, Philip Keefer and Patrick Walsh
2282: Managing fiscal risk in Bulgaria Downloads
Hana Brixi, Sergei Shatalov and Leila Zlaoui
2281: External sustainability: a stock equilibrium perspective Downloads
Cesar Calderon, Norman Loayza and Luis Servén
2280: Willingness to pay for air quality improvements in Sofia, Bulgaria Downloads
Dale Whittington and Hua Wang
2279: Broad roads in a thin country - infrastructure concessions in Chile Downloads
Sergio Hinojosa and Andres Gomez-Lobo
2278: Liquidity constraints and investment in transition economies - the case of Bulgaria Downloads
Nina Budina, Harry Garretsen and Elke de Jong
2277: Determinants of Bulgarian Brady bond prices - an empirical assessment Downloads
Nina Budina and Tzvetan Mantchev
2276: Evaluating the case for export subsidies Downloads
Arvind Panagariya
2275: Who gained from Vietnam's boom in the 1990s? An analysis of poverty and inequality trends Downloads
Paul Glewwe, Michele Gragnolatti and Hassan Zaman
2274: How access to urban potable water and sewerage connections affects child mortality Downloads
Anqing Shi
2273: The value of preventing malaria in Tembien, Ethiopia Downloads
Maureen Cropper, Mitiku Haile, Julian A. Lampieti, Christine Poulos and Dale Whittington
2272: Ownership versus environment: disentangling the sources of public sector inefficiency Downloads
Ann P. Bartel and Ann Harrison
2271: Corporate risk around the world Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov and Tatiana Nenova
2270: The optimal income tax when poverty is a public"bad" Downloads
Waly Wane
2269: Context is everything: measuring institutional change in transition economies Downloads
Nauro Campos
2268: The structure of social disparities in education: gender and wealth Downloads
Deon Filmer
2267: Do high interest rates defend currencies during speculative attacks ? Downloads
Aart Kraay
2266: The impact of adult deaths on children's health in Northwestern Tanzania Downloads
Martha Ainsworth and Innocent Semali
2265: The political economy of distress in East Asian financial institutions Downloads
Paola Bongini, Stijn Claessens and Giovanni Ferri
2264: Do more unequal countries redistribute more? does the median voter hypothesis hold? Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2263: When is growth pro-poor? Evidence from the diverse experiences of India's states Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Gaurav Datt
2262: How inadequate provision of public infrastructure and services affects private investment Downloads
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
2261: Is knowledge shared within households? Downloads
Kaushik Basu, Ambar Narayan and Martin Ravallion
2260: Regional integration agreements - a force for convergence or divergence? Downloads
Anthony Venables
2259: Predicting currency fluctuations and crises - do resident firms have an informational advantage? Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann, Gil Mehrez and Sergio Schmukler
2258: Market access bargaining in the Uruguay Round - Rigid or relaxed reciprocity? Downloads
Joseph Finger, Ulrich Reincke and Adriana Castro
2257: Infrastructure, geographical disadvantage, and transport costs Downloads
Nuno Limão and Anthony Venables
2256: Geographical disadvantage - a Heckscher-Ohlin-von Thunen model of international specialization Downloads
Anthony Venables and Nuno Limão
2255: Risk and efficiency in East Asian banks Downloads
Luc Laeven
2254: Does"grease money"speed up the wheels of commerce? Downloads
Daniel Kaufman and Shang-Jin Wei
2253: Revenue recycling and the welfare effects of road pricing Downloads
Ian Parry and Antonio Bento
2252: Productivity growth, capital accumulation, and the banking sector - some lessons from Malaysia Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and Vivek Suri
2251: Will the Euro create a bonanza for Africa? Downloads
Daniel Cohen, Nicolai Kristensen and Dorte Verner
2250: Universal service obligations in utility concession contracts and the needs of the poor in Argentina's privatization Downloads
Omar Chisari and Antonio Estache
2249: Argentina's transport privatization and re-regulation: ups and downs of a daring decade-long experience Downloads
Antonio Estache, Jose C. Carbajo and Ginés de Rus
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
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