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2349: Trade, foreign direct investment, and international technology transfer: a survey Downloads
Kamal Saggi
2348: Taxing issues with privatization: a checklist Downloads
Jack Mintz, Duanjie Chen and Evangelia Zorotheos
2347: Terror as a bargaining instrument: a case study of dowry violence in rural India Downloads
Francis Bloch and Vijayendra Rao
2346: the middle class consensus and economic development Downloads
William Easterly
2345: Information and modeling issues in designing water and sanitation subsidy schemes Downloads
Andres Gomez-Lobo, Vivien Foster and Jonathan Halpern
2344: Designing direct subsidies for water and sanitation services - Panama: a case study Downloads
Andres Gomez-Lobo
2343: Ownership and performance of Lithuanian enterprises Downloads
David Grigorian
2342: What can we learn about country performance from conditional comparisons across countries? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2341: The tyranny of concepts - CUDIE (Cumulated, Depreciated Investment Effort) is NOT capital Downloads
Lant Pritchett
2340: Currency substitution in Latin America - lessons from the 1990s Downloads
Pedro Gomis-Porqueras, Carlos Serrano and Alejandro Somuano
2339: Building subnational debt markets in developing and transition economies: a framework for analysis, policy reform, and assistance strategy Downloads
Michel Noel
2338: The geography of international investment Downloads
Howard Shatz and Anthony Venables
2337: Pollution charges, community pressure, and abatement cost of industrial pollution in China Downloads
Hua Wang
2336: Endogenous enforcement and effectiveness of China's pollution levy system Downloads
Hua Wang and David Wheeler
2335: Inflation and the poor Downloads
William Easterly and Stanley Fischer
2334: Sex workers and the cost of safe sex - the compensating differential for condom use in Calcutta Downloads
Vijayendra Rao, Indrani Gupta and Smarajit Jana
2333: Output fluctuations in Latin America - what explains the recent slowdown? Downloads
Santiago Herrera, Guillermo Perry and Neile Quintero
2332: Financial intermediary distress in the Republic of Korea - Small is beautiful? Downloads
Paola Bongini, Giovanni Ferri and Tae Soo Kang
2331: Competition, Corporate Governance, and regulation in Central Asia - Uzbekistan's structural reform challenges Downloads
Harry G. Boradman
2330: Reducing structural dominance and entry barriers in Russian industry Downloads
Harry G. Broadman
2329: Improving Russia's policy on foreign direct investment Downloads
Joel Bergsman, Harry G. Broadman and Vladimir Drebentsov
2328: Social transfers and social assistance - an empirical analysis using Latvian household survey data Downloads
Branko Milanovic
2327: How the Republic of Korea's financial structure affects the volatility of four asset prices Downloads
Hong-Ghi Min and Jong-Goo Par
2326: How urban concentration affects economic growth Downloads
J. Vernon Henderson
2325: Banking systems around the globe: do regulation and ownership affect the performance and stability? Downloads
James Barth, Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
2324: Give growth and macroeconomic stability in Russia a chance - harden budgets by eliminating nonpayments Downloads
Brian Pinto, Vladimir Drebentsov and Alexander Morozov
2323: Globalization and firms'financing choices - evidence from emerging economies Downloads
Sergio Schmukler and Esteban Versperoni
2322: Self-targeted subsidies - the distributional impact of the Egyptian food subsidy system Downloads
Richard Adams
2321: Algorithms for purchasing AIDS vaccines Downloads
David Bishai, Maria K. Lin and C.W.B. Kiyonga
2320: Does more intense competition lead to higher growth? Downloads
Mark A. Dutz and Aydin Hayri
2319: Externalities and production efficiency Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland
2318: Regulatory reform, competition, and innovation - a case study of the Mexican road freight industry Downloads
Mark A. Dutz, Aydin Hayri and Pablo Ibarra
2317: Trade negotiations in the presence of network externalities Downloads
Keiko Kubota
2316: Distributional outcomes of a decentralized welfare program Downloads
Emanuela Galasso and Martin Ravallion
2315: Investment in natural gas pipelines in the Southern Cone of Latin America Downloads
Alejandro Jadresic
2314: Technological leadership and foreign investors'choice of entry mode Downloads
Beata K. Smarzynska
2313: How interest rates changed under financial liberalization - a cross-country review Downloads
Patrick Honohan
2312: Measuring governance, corruption, and State capture - how firms and bureaucrats shape the business environment in transition economies Downloads
Joel S. Hellman, Geraint Jones, Daniel Kaufmann and Mark Schankerman
2311: The Buenos Aires water concession Downloads
Lorena Alcázar, Manuel Abdala and Mary M. Shirley
2310: How politics and institutions affect pension reform in three post-communist countries Downloads
Mitchell A. Orenstein
2309: What drives private saving around the world? Downloads
Norman Loayza, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Luis Servén
2308: How small should an economy's fiscal deficit be? - a monetary programming approach Downloads
Paul E. Beckerman
2307: Surveying surveys and questioning questions - learning from World Bank experience Downloads
Francesca Recanatini, Scott J. Wallsten and Lixin Xu
2306: International contagion - implications for policy Downloads
Roberto Chang and Giovanni Majnoni
2305: The impact of banking crises on money demand and price stability Downloads
Maria Martinez Peria
2304: Disinflation and the supply side Downloads
Pierre-Richard Agénor and Lodovico Pizzati
2303: Malaria and growth Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy, Holger Wolf and Yi Wu
2302: Why liberalization alone has not improved agricultural productivity in Zambia: the role of asset ownership and working capital constraints Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Pedro Olinto
2301: Identifying welfare effects from subjective questions Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Michael Lokshin
2300: Single mothers in Russia - household strategies for coping with poverty Downloads
Michael Lokshin, Kathleen Mullan Harris and Barry Popkin
2299: Household savings in transition economies Downloads
Cevdet Denizer
2298: Fiscal deficits, monetary reform, and inflation stabilization in Romania Downloads
Nina Budina and Sweder van Wijnbergen
2297: Sources of ethnic inequality in Vietnam Downloads
Dileni Gunewardena and Dominique van de Walle
2296: An ecological and historical perspective on agricultural development in Southeast Asia Downloads
Yujiro Hayami
2295: Resolving bank failures in Argentina - recent developments and issues Downloads
Augusto de la Torre
2294: Reforming the urban water system in Santiago, Chile Downloads
Mary M. Shirley, Lixin Xu and Ana Maria Zuluaga
2293: Should capital flows be regulated? - a look at the issues and policies Downloads
Roumeen Islam
2292: Dividing the spoils - pensions, privatization, and reform in Russia's transition Downloads
Ethan B. Kapstein and Branko Milanovic
2291: Incentives for pollution control - regulation and public disclosure Downloads
Jerome Foulon, Paul Lanoie and Benoit Laplante
2290: Decentralization and corruption - evidence across countries Downloads
Raymond Fisman and Roberta Gatti
2289: Exchange rate overvaluation and trade protection - lessons from experience Downloads
Howard Shatz and David Tarr
2288: Ten years of transformation - macroeconomic lessons Downloads
Charles Wyplosz
2287: The vicious circles of control - regional governments and insiders in privatized Russian enterprises Downloads
Raj Desai and Itzhak Goldberg
2286: Transparency, liberalization, and banking crisis Downloads
Gil Mehrez and Daniel Kaufmann
2285: Industrial environmental performance in China - the impact of inspections Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante, Nlandu Namingi and Hua Wang
2284: The use of asset management companies in the resolution of banking crises - cross-country experience Downloads
Daniela Klingebiel
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
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