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2080: Monitoring targeting performance when decentralized allocation to the poor are unobserved Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2079: Is more targeting consistent with less spending? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
2078: Valuing mortality reductions in India: a study of compensating wage differentials Downloads
Nathalie B. Simon, Maureen Cropper, Anna Alberini and Seema Arora
2077: Change in the perception of the poverty line during times of depression: Russia 1993-96 Downloads
Branko Milanovic and Branko Jovanovic
2076: Microdeterminants of consumption, poverty, growth, and inequality in Bangladesh Downloads
Quentin Wodon
2075: Between group inequality and targeted transfers Downloads
Quentin Wodon
2074: Light and lightning at the end of the public tunnel: reform of the electricity sector in the Southern Cone Downloads
Antonio Estache and Rodriguez-Pardina, Martin
2073: Politics, transaction costs, and the design of regulatory institutions Downloads
Antonio Estache and David Martimort
2072: Growth, poverty, and inequality: a regional panel for Bangladesh Downloads
Quentin Wodon
2071: The World Bank's Unified Survey projections: how accurate are they? an ex-post evaluation of US91-US97 Downloads
Jos Verbeek
2070: The search for the key: aid, investment, and policies in Africa Downloads
David Dollar and William Easterly
2069: Logit analysis in a rotating panel context and an application to self-employment decisions Downloads
Gonzalez, Patricio Aroca*Maloney, William F.
2068: Quitting and labor turnover: microeconomic evidence and macroeconomic consequences Downloads
Tom Krebs and William Maloney
2067: Multinational firms and technology transfer Downloads
Amy Glass and Kamal Saggi
2066: Flight capital as a portfolio choice Downloads
Paul Collier, Anke Hoeffler and Catherine Pattillo
2065: Exporting, externalities, and technology transfer Downloads
Howard Pack and Kamal Saggi
2064: Regulating privatized rail transport Downloads
Javier Campos and Pedro Cantos-Sánchez
2063: The practice of access pricing: telecommunications in the United Kingdom Downloads
Tommaso Valletti
2062: Does financial reform increase or reduce savings ? Downloads
Oriana Bandiera, Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan and Fabio Schiantarelli
2061: A framework for regulating microfinance institutions Downloads
Hennie van Greuning, Joselito Gallardo and Bikki Randhawa
2060: The macroeconomics of delayed exchange-rate unification: theory and evidence from Tanzania Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann and Stephen O'Connell
2059: Financial intermediation and growth: Causality and causes Downloads
Ross Levine, Norman Loayza and Thorsten Beck
2058: Do depositors punish banks for"bad"behavior?: market discipline in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico Downloads
Maria Martinez Peria and Sergio Schmukler
2057: Finance and the sources of growth Downloads
Thorsten Beck, Ross Levine and Norman Loayza
2056: Does a thin foreign exchange market lead to destabilizing capital-market speculation in the Asian Crisis countries? Downloads
Hong-Ghi Min and Judith A. McDonald
2055: Social security reform, income disribution, fiscal policy, and capital accumulation Downloads
Carlos Serrano
2054: Who controls East Asian corporations ? Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov and Larry Lang
2053: Managing foreign labor in Singapore and Malaysia: are there lessons for GCC countries? Downloads
Elizabeth Ruppert
2052: The macro wage curve and labor market flexibility in Zimbabwe Downloads
Dorte Verner
2051: How stronger protection of intellectual property rights affects international trade flows Downloads
Carsten Fink and Carlos A. Primo Braga
2050: Measuring aid flows: a new approach Downloads
Charles C. Chang, Eduardo Fernandez-Arias and Luis Servén
2049: Household labor supply, unemployment, and minimum wage legislation Downloads
Kaushik Basu, Garance Genicot and Joseph Stiglitz
2048: Corruption in economic development - beneficial grease, minor annoyance, or major obstacle? Downloads
Shang-Jin Wei
2047: Ownership structure and enterprise restructuring in six newly independent states Downloads
Simeon Djankov
2046: Restructuring of insider-dominated firms Downloads
Simeon Djankov
2045: Water challenge and institutional response (a cross-country perspective) Downloads
R. Maria Saleth and Ariel Dinar
2044: Trade, migration, and welfare: the impact of social capital Downloads
Maurice Schiff
2043: Demand for public safety Downloads
Menno Pradhan and Martin Ravallion
2042: Determinants of motorization and road provision Downloads
Gregory K. Ingram and Zhi Liu
2041: Aid allocation and poverty reduction Downloads
Paul Collier and David Dollar
2040: Making negotiated land reform work: initial experience from Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa Downloads
Klaus Deininger
2039: Reforming institutions for service delivery: a framework for development assistance with an application to the health, nutrition, and population portfolio Downloads
Navin Girishankar
2038: Good governance and trade policy: are they the keys to Africa's global integration and growth? Downloads
Francis Ng and Alexander Yeats
2037: Financial regulation and performance: cross-country evidence Downloads
James Barth, Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
2036: Vehicles, roads, and road use - alternative empirical specifications Downloads
Gregory K. Ingram and Zhi Liu
2035: Macroeconomic uncertainty and private investment in developing countries - an empirical investigation Downloads
Luis Servén
2034: Information, accounting, and the regulation of concessioned infrastructure monopolies Downloads
Antonio Estache
2033: Diversification and efficiency of investment by East Asian corporations Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov, Joseph P. H. Fan and Larry Lang
2032: Institutional investors and securities markets: which comes first? Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
2031: Addressing the education puzzle: the distribution of education and economic reform Downloads
Ramon Lopez, Vinod Thomas and Yan Wang
2030: The political economy of financial repression in transition economies Downloads
Cevdet Denizer, Raj Desai and Nikolay Gueorguiev
2029: Small manufacturing plants, pollution, and poverty: new evidence from Brazil and Mexico Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Robert Lucas and David Wheeler
2028: Access to markets and the benefits of rural roads Downloads
Hanan Jacoby
2027: Child labor: cause, consequence, and cure, with remarks on International Labor Standards Downloads
Kaushik Basu
2026: Circuit theory of finance and the role of incentives in financial sector reform Downloads
Biagio Bossone
2025: Dynamic capita mobility, capital market risk, and exchange rate misalignment: evidence from seven Asian Countries Downloads
Hong-Ghi Min
2024: Re-engineering insurance supervision Downloads
Lawrie Savage
2023: Capital inflow reversals, banking stability, and prudential regulation in Central and Eastern Europe Downloads
Samuel Talley, Marcelo M. Giugale and Rossana Polastri
2022: The implications of foreign aid fungibility for development assistance Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan and Vinaya Swaroop
2021: Balance, accountability, and responsiveness: lessons about decentralization Downloads
Anwar Shah
2020: Trade liberalization, fiscal adjustment, and exchange rate policy in India Downloads
Delfin Go and Pradeep Mitra
2019: The effects on developing countries of the Kyoto Protocol and carbon dioxide emissions trading Downloads
A. Denny Ellerman, Henry D. Jacoby and Annelene Decaux
2018: Prerequisites for a development-oriented state in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Downloads
Mondonga Mokoli and Hans Binswanger-Mkhize
2017: Corporate growth, financing, and risks in the decade before East Asia's financial crisis Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov and Larry Lang
2016: Financial services for the urban poor: South Africa's E Plan Downloads
Jo Ann Paulson and James McAndrews
2015: The mechanics of progress in education: evidence from cross-country data Downloads
Alain Mingat and Jee-Peng Tan
2014: Land institutions and land markets Downloads
Klaus Deininger and Gershon Feder
2013: A new database on investment and capital for agriculture and manufacturing Downloads
Al Crego, Donald Larson, Rita Butzer and Yair Mundlak
2012: Export quotas and policy constraints in the Indian textile and garment industries Downloads
Sanjay Kathuria and Anjali Bhardwaj
2011: Measuring poverty using qualitative perceptions of welfare Downloads
Menno Pradhan and Martin Ravallion
2010: The real impact of financial shocks: evidence from the Republic of Korea Downloads
Ilker Domac and Giovanni Ferri
2009: Poverty and the economic transition: how do changes in economies of scale affect poverty rates for different households? Downloads
Peter Lanjouw, Branko Milanovic and Stefano Paternostro
2008: Volatility and contagion in a financially integrated world: lessons from East Asia's recent experience Downloads
Pedro Alba, Amar Bhattacharya, Stijn Claessens, Swati Ghosh and Leonardo Hernandez
2007: Regional integration arrangements: static economic theory, quantitative findings, and policy guidelines Downloads
Dean A. DeRosa
2006: Household welfare measurement and the pricing of basic services Downloads
Jesko Hentschel and Peter Lanjouw
2005: Fiscal federalism and macroeconomic governance: for better or for worse? Downloads
Anwar Shah
2004: What can be expected from African regional trade arrangements? some empirical evidence Downloads
Alexander J. Yeats
2003: Thailand's corporate financing and governance structures Downloads
Pedro Alba, Stijn Claessens and Simeon Djankov
2002: Accounting for toxicity risks in pollution control: does it matter? Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante and Craig Meisner
2001: Measuring the dynamic gains from trade Downloads
Romain Wacziarg
2000: GATT experience with safeguards - making economic and political sense of the possibilities that the GATT allows to restrict imports Downloads
Joseph Finger
1999: Heterogeneity among Mexico's micro-enterprises - an application of factor and cluster analysis Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and William Maloney
1998: The structure and determinants of inequality and poverty reduction in Ghana, 1988-92 Downloads
R. Sudharshan Canagarajah, Dipak Mazumdar and Xiao Ye
1997: On measuring literacy Downloads
Basu, Kaushik*Foster, James E.
1996: Namibia's social safety net: issues and options for reform Downloads
Kalanidhi Subbarao
1995: What macroeconomic policies are"sound?" Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Nadeem Haque
1994: Estimating wealth effects without expenditure data - or tears: with an application to educational enrollments in states of India Downloads
Filmer, Deon*Pritchett, Lant
1993: Financial safety nets and incentive structures in Latin America Downloads
Philip L. Brock
1992: The present outlook for trade negotiations in the World Trade Organization Downloads
John Croome
1991: Reducing air pollution from urban passenger transport: a framework for policy analysis Downloads
Mark Heil and Sheoli Pargal
1990: The East Asia crisis and corporate finances: the untold micro story Downloads
Michael Pomerleano
1989: Contingent government liabilities: a hidden risk for fiscal stability Downloads
Hana Polackova
1988: The informal sector, firm dynamics, and institutional participation Downloads
Alec R. Levenson and William Maloney
1987: Political economy and political risks of institutional reform in the water sector Downloads
Ariel Dinar, Trichur K. Balakrishnan and Joseph Wambia
1986: Putting auction theory to work: the simultaneous ascending auction Downloads
Paul Milgrom
1985: The optimality of being efficient: designing auctions Downloads
Lawerence M. Ausubel and Peter Cramton
1984: NAFTA, capital mobility, and Mexico's financial system Downloads
Thomas Charles Glaessner and Daniel Oks
1983: Pension reform in small developing countries Downloads
Thomas Charles Glaessner and Salvador Valdés
1982: Analyzing financial sectors in transition: with special reference to the Former Soviet Union Downloads
Roe, Alan*Siegelbaum, Paul*King, Tim
1981: Evaluating public expenditures when governments must rely on distortionary taxation Downloads
James Anderson and Will Martin
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