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1880: Foreign aid and rent-seeking Downloads
Jakob Svensson
1879: Relative prices and inflation in Poland, 1989-97: the special role of administered price increases Downloads
Przemyslaw Wozniak
1878: Searching for sustainable microfinance: a review of five Indonesian initiatives Downloads
R. Marisol Ravicz
1877: What improves environmental performance? evidence from Mexican industry Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Hemamala Hettige and David Wheeler
1876: Industrial pollution in economic development: Kuznets revisited Downloads
Hemamala Hettige, Muthukumara Mani and David Wheeler
1875: How deposit insurance affects financial depth: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Robert Cull
1874: Health policy in poor countries: weak links in the chain Downloads
Deon Filmer, Jeffrey Hammer and Lant Pritchett
1873: Wage misalignment in CFA countries: are labor market policies to blame? Downloads
Martin Rama
1872: How integration into the Central African Economic and Monetary Community affects Cameroon's economy: general equilibrium estimates Downloads
David Tarr
1871: Just how big is global production sharing? Downloads
Alexander J. Yeats
1870: The evolution of poverty and inequality in Indian villages Downloads
Raji Jayraman and Peter Lanjouw
1869: Risk reduction and public spending Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan and Jeffrey Hammer
1868: Government support to private infrastructure projects in emerging markets Downloads
Mansoor Dailami and Michael Klein
1867: Gender disparity in South Asia: comparisons between and within countries Downloads
Deon Filmer, Elizabeth King and Lant Pritchett
1866: Circumstance and choice: the role of initial conditions and policies in transition economies Downloads
Martha de Melo, Cevdet Denizer, Alan Gelb and Stoyan Tenev
1865: Pension reform in Latin America: quick fixes or sustainable reform? Downloads
Sri-Ram Aiyer
1864: Child mortality and public spending on health: how much does money matter? Downloads
Deon Filmer and Lant Pritchett
1863: Are the poor less well-insured? Evidence on vulnerability to income risk in rural China Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
1862: Spatial poverty traps? Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
1861: Infrastructure project finance and capital flows: a new perspective Downloads
Dailami, Mansoor*Leipziger, Danny
1860: The health effects of air pollution in Delhi, India Downloads
Maureen Cropper, Nathalie B. Simon, Anna Alberini and P. K. Sharma
1859: Lessons from Sao Paulo's Metropolitan Busway Concessions Program Downloads
Jorge Rebelo and Pedro Benvenuto
1858: Banking on the poor? Branch placement and nonfarm rural development in Bangladesh Downloads
Ravallion, Martin*Wodon, Quentin
1857: Leasing to support small businesses and microenterprises Downloads
Joselito Gallardo
1856: Surviving success: policy reform and the future of industrial pollution in China Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Hua Wang and David Wheeler
1855: Stabilization, adjustment, and growth prospects in transition economies Downloads
Cevdet Denizer
1854: Regulatory tradeoffs in designing concession contracts for infrastructure networks Downloads
Claude Crampes and Antonio Estache
1853: Pension reform and private pension funds in Peru and Colombia Downloads
Monika Queisser
1852: Leading indicators of currency crises Downloads
Graciela Kaminsky, Saul Lizondo and Carmen Reinhart
1851: Transportation infrastructure investments and regional trade liberalization Downloads
Eric Bond
1850: Determinants of intra-industry trade between East and West Europe Downloads
Chonira Aturupane, Simeon Djankov and Bernard Hoekman
1849: Regional integration and factor income taxation Downloads
Valeria De Bonis
1848: Regional integration and commodity tax harmonization Downloads
Valeria De Bonis
1847: Outsiders and regional trade agreements among small countries: the case of regional markets Downloads
Anju Gupta and Maurice Schiff
1846: Africa's role in multilateral trade negotiations Downloads
Zhen Kun Wang and L. Winters
1845: Employment, labor markets, and poverty in Ghana Downloads
R. Sudharshan Canagarajah and Dipak Mazumdar
1844: Child labor and schooling in Ghana Downloads
R. Sudharshan Canagarajah and Harold Coulombe
1843: Externalities and bailouts: hard and soft budget constraints in intergovernmental fiscal relations Downloads
David Wildasin
1842: Motorization and the provision of roads in countries and cities Downloads
Gregory K. Ingram and Zhi Liu
1841: Patterns of metropolitan development: what have we learned? Downloads
Gregory K. Ingram
1840: Efficient public sector downsizing Downloads
Martin Rama
1839: The effects of financial liberalization and new bank entry on market structure and competition in Turkey Downloads
Cevdet Denizer
1838: The limits and merits of participation Downloads
Paulo Vieira da Cunha and Maria Valeria Junho Pena
1837: How Estonia's economic transition affected employment and wages (1989-95) Downloads
Rivo Noorkoiv, Peter Orazem, Allan Puur and Milan Vodopivec
1836: Health and labor productivity: the economic impact of onchocercal skin disease Downloads
Aehyung Kim, Ajay Tandon and Asrat Hailu
1835: Cost-benefit analysis of the Global Dracunculiasis Eradication Campaign (GDEC) Downloads
Aehyung Kim, Ajay Tandon and Ruiz-Tiben, Ernesto
1834: The comparative advantage of government: a review Downloads
Pedro Belli
1833: Cost recovery and pricing of payment services Downloads
David B. Humphrey, Robert H. Keppler and Montes-Negret, Fernando
1832: Pension reform in Bolivia: innovative solutions to common problems Downloads
Hermann von Gersdorff
1831: How trade patterns and technology flows affect productivity growth Downloads
Wolfgang Keller
1830: Private ownership and corporate performance: some lessons from transition economies Downloads
Roman Frydman, Cheryl W. Gray, Marek Hessel and Andrzej Rapaczynski
1829: Economic reform and progress in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Norman Loayza and Luisa Palacios
1828: The determinants of banking crises: evidence from industrial and developing countries Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache
1827: The determinants of agricultural production: a cross-country analysis Downloads
Yair Mundlak, Donald Larson and Rita Butzer
1826: Standards and conformity assessment as nontariff barriers to trade Downloads
Sherry M. Stephenson
1825: Current accounts in debtor and creditor countries Downloads
Kraay, Aart*Ventura, Jaume
1824: Winners and losers from utility privatization in Argentina: lessons from a general equilibrium model Downloads
Omar Chisari, Antonio Estache and Carlos Romero
1823: Antidumping in law and practice Downloads
Raj Krishna
1822: Intergovernmental fiscal transfer in nine countries: lessons for developingcountries Downloads
Jun Ma
1821: The"IPO-Plus": a new approach to privatization Downloads
Itzhak Goldberg, Gregory Jedrzejczak and Michael Fuchs
1820: Private pension funds in Argentina's newintegrated pension system Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1819: The Argentine pension reform and its relevance for Eastern Europe Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1818: What affects the Russian regional governments'propensity to subsidize? Downloads
Lev Freinkman and Michael Haney
1817: Should core labor standards be imposed through international trade policy? Downloads
Keith Maskus
1816: Returns to regionalism: an evaluation of nontraditional gains from regional trade agreements Downloads
Raquel Fernandez
1815: Unfair trade? Empirical evidence in world commodity markets over te past 25 years Downloads
Jacques Morisset
1814: Making education in China equitable and efficient Downloads
Shaikh I. Hossain
1813: Tackling health transition in China Downloads
Shaikh I. Hossain
1812: Managing guarantee programs in support of infrastructure investment Downloads
Michael Klein
1811: Agricultural development: issues, evidence, and consequences Downloads
Yair Mundlak, Donald Larson and Al Crego
1810: Inspections and emissions in India: puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution Downloads
Sheoli Pargal, Muthukumara Mani and Mainul Huq
1809: Institutions in transition: reliability of rules and economic performance in former Socialist countries Downloads
Aymo Brunetti, Gregory Kisunko and Beatrice Weder
1808: Economic transition and the distributions of income and wealth Downloads
Francisco Ferreira
1807: The ghost of financing gap: how the Harrod-Domar growth model still haunts development economics Downloads
William Easterly
1806: An international statistical survey of government employment and wages Downloads
Schiavo-Campo, Salvatore* de Tommaso, Giulio*Mukh
1805: Regional economic integration and agricultural trade Downloads
Junichi Goto
1804: Financial sector adjustment lending: a mid-course analysis Downloads
Robert Cull
1803: Field adjustments in transition economies: social transfers and the efficiency of public spending - a comparison with OECD countries Downloads
Barbara Fakin and Alain de Crombrugghe
1802: Are there synergies between World Bank partial credit guarantees and private lending? Downloads
Harry Huizinga
1801: Regional integration as diplomacy Downloads
Maurice Schiff and L. Winters
1800: Single-equation estimation of the equilibrium real exchange rate Downloads
John Baffes, Ibrahim A. Elbadawi and Stephen O'Connell
1799: More for the poor is less for the poor: the politics of targeting Downloads
Jonah Gelbach and Lant Pritchett
1798: Poor areas, or only poor people? Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Quentin Wodon
1797: Formal and informal regulation of industrial pollution: comparative evidence from Indonesia and the United States Downloads
Sheoli Pargal, Hemamala Hettige, Manjula Singh and David Wheeler
1796: Cents and sociability: household income and social capital in rural Tanzania Downloads
Deepa Narayan and Lant Pritchett
1795: What educational production functions really show: a positive theory of education spending Downloads
Lant Pritchett and Deon Filmer
1794: Ownership structure, corporate governance, and corporate performance: the case of Chinese stock companies Downloads
Xiaonian Xu and Yan Wang
1793: Wage and pension pressure on the Polish budget Downloads
Alain de Crombrugghe
1792: Tradeoffs from hedging oil pricerisk in Ecuador Downloads
Sudhakar Satyanarayan and Eduardo Somensatto
1791: Toward better regulation of private pension funds Downloads
Hemant Shah
1790: Interpreting the coefficient of schooling in the human capital earnings function Downloads
Barry Chiswick
1789: Competition law in Bulgaria after central planning Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Simeon Djankov
1788: An economic analysis of woodfuel management in the Sahel: the case of Chad Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz and Charles Griffiths
1787: Trading arrangements and industrial development Downloads
Diego Puga and Anthony Venables
1786: The economics of customs unions in the Commonwealth of Independent States Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos and David Tarr
1785: The causes of government and the consequences for growth and well-being Downloads
Simon Commander, Hamid R. Davoodi and Une J. Lee
1784: Analyzing the sustainability of fiscal deficitsin developing countries Downloads
John Cuddington
1783: Trade policy options for Chile: a quantitative evaluation Downloads
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
1782: Regional integration and the prices of imports: an empirical investigation Downloads
L. Winters and Won Chang
1781: Technology accumulation and diffusion: is there a regional dimension? Downloads
Pier Carlo Padoan
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