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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
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
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys and Angel Salinas
2405: Marginal willingness to pay for education and the determinants of enrollment in Mexico Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys and Angel Salinas
2404: The distribution of Mexico's public spending on education Downloads
Lopez-Acevedo, Gladys 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
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