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1780: High-level rent-seeking and corruption in African regimes: theory and cases Downloads
Jacqueline Coolidge and Rose-Ackerman, Susan
1779: Water allocation mechanisms: principles and examples Downloads
Ariel Dinar, Mark Rosegrant and Ruth Meinzen-Dick
1778: How government policies affect the relationship between Polish and world wheat prices Downloads
Szczepan Figiel, Tom Scott and Panos Varangis
1777: Aid, policies, and growth Downloads
Craig Burnside and David Dollar
1776: From prices to incomes: agricultural subsidization without protection? Downloads
John Baffes and Jacob Meerman
1775: Can high-inequality developing countries escape absolute poverty? Downloads
Martin Ravallion
1774: The demand for base money and the sustainability of public debt Downloads
Valeriano F. Garcia
1773: The costs and benefits of regulation: implications for developing countries Downloads
J. Luis Guasch and Robert Hahn
1772: What drives deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon? Evidence from satellite and socioeconomic data Downloads
Alexander Pfaff
1771: Government employment and pay: a global and regional perspective Downloads
Schiavo-Campo, Salvatore, Giulio de Tommaso and Amitabha Mukherjee
1770: Poverty and social transfers in Hungary Downloads
Christiaan N. Grootaert
1769: Information, incentives, and commitment: an empirical analysis of contracts between government and state enterprises Downloads
Mary M. Shirley and Lixin Xu
1768: Is there a quantity-quality tradeoff as enrollments increase? Evidence from Tamil Nadu, India Downloads
Duraisamy P, Estelle James, Julia Lane and Jee-Peng Tan
1767: Pension reform: is there a tradeoff between efficiency and equity? Downloads
Estelle James
1766: New systems for old age security - theory, practice, and empirical evidence Downloads
Estelle James
1765: Explaining agricultural and agrarian policies in developing countries Downloads
Hans Binswanger-Mkhize and Klaus Deininger
1764: A reversal of fortune for Korean women: explaining the 1983 upward turn in relative earnings Downloads
Yana Rodgers
1763: China and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Downloads
Yushu Feng
1762: Strategies for pricing publicly provided health services Downloads
Paul J. Gertler and Jeffrey Hammer
1761: Bending the rules: discretionary pollution control in China Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler
1760: Credibility of rules and economic growth: evidence from a worldwide survey of the private sector Downloads
Aymo Brunnetti, Gregory Kisunko and Beatrice Weder
1759: Institutional obstacles to doing business: region-by-region results from a worldwide survey of the private sector Downloads
Aymo Brunetti, Gregory Kisunko and Beatrice Weder
1758: The restructuring of large firms in Slovakia Downloads
Simeon Djankov and Gerhard Pohl
1757: Using economic policy to improve environmental protection in Pakistan Downloads
Rashid Faruqee
1756: World crude oil resources: evidence from estimating supply functions for 41 countries Downloads
G. C. Watkins and Shane Streifel
1755: Survey responses from women workers in Indonesia's textile, garment, and footwear industries Downloads
Mari Pangestu and Medelina K. Hendytio
1754: Research on land markets in South Asia: what have we learned? Downloads
Rashid Faruqee and Kevin Carey
1753: Can capital markets create incentives for pollution control? Downloads
Paul Lanoie, Benoit Laplante and Maite Roy
1752: Ghana's labor market (1987-92) Downloads
R. Sudharshan Canagarajah and Saji Thomas
1751: Using tariff indices to evaluate preferential trading arrangements: an application to Chile Downloads
Eric Bond
1750: Regional integration and foreign direct investment: a conceptual framework and three cases Downloads
Magnus Blomstrom and Ari Kokko
1749: Applying economic analysis to technical assistance projects Downloads
Gary McMahon
1748: Has agricultural trade liberalization improved welfare in the least-developed countries? Yes Downloads
Merlinda D. Ingco
1747: Protection and trade in services: a survey Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Carlos A. Primo Braga
1746: The role of long term finance: theory and evidence Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
1745: How foreign investment affects host countries Downloads
Magnus Blomstrom and Ari Kokko
1744: Moving to greener pastures: multinationals and the pollution-haven hypothesis Downloads
Eskeland, Gunnar S.*Harrison, Ann E.
1743: How China's government and state enterprises partitioned property and control rights Downloads
Lixin Xu
1742: Transport costs and"natural"integration in Mercosur Downloads
Azita Amjadi and L. Winters
1741: Privatization, public investment, and capital income taxation Downloads
Harry Huizinga and Søren Nielsen
1740: When is foreign aid policy credible: aid dependence and conditionality Downloads
Jakob Svensson
1739: Safe and sound banking in developing countries: we're not in Kansas anymore Downloads
Gerard Caprio
1738: Some aspects of poverty in Sri Lanka: 1985-90 Downloads
Gaurav Datt and Dileni Gunewardena
1737: Ownership and corporate governance: evidence from the Czech Republic Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov and Gerhard Pohl
1736: Creating incentives for private infrastructure companies to become more efficient Downloads
Alexander, Ian*Mayer, Colin
1735: Competition policy and the global trading system: a developing country perspective Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
1734: Are markets learning?: behavior in the secondary market for Brady bonds Downloads
Luca Barbone and Lorenzo Forni
1733: The usefulness of private and public information for foreign investment decisions Downloads
Ashoka Mody and Yuko Kinoshita
1732: Agricultural trade and rural development in the Middle East and North Africa: recent developments and prospects Downloads
Dean A. DeRosa
1731: Pension reform, growth, and the labor market in Ukraine Downloads
Michelle Riboud and Hoaquan Chu
1730: Have trade policy reforms led to greater openness in developing countries: evidence from readily available trade data Downloads
Shuby Andriamananjara and John Nash
1729: Does Mercosur's trade performance raise concerns about the effects of regional trade arrangements? Downloads
Alexander James Yeats
1728: Regional labor markets during deregulation in Indonesia: have the Outer Islands been left behind? Downloads
Chris Manning
1727: The economics of the informal sector: a simple model and some empirical evidence from Latin America Downloads
Norman Loayza
1726: Roads, population pressures, and deforestation in Thailand, 1976-89 Downloads
Maureen Cropper, Charles Griffiths and Muthukumara Mani
1725: Access to long term debt and effects of firm's performance: lessons from Ecudaor Downloads
Fabio Schiantarelli
1724: Debt maturity and firm performance: a panel study of Indian companies Downloads
Fabio Schiantarelli and Vivek Srivastava
1723: The productivity effects of decentralized reforms - an analysis of the Chinese industrial reforms Downloads
Lixin Xu
1722: Uncertainty, instability, and irreversible investment: theory, evidence, and lessons for Africa Downloads
Luis Servén
1721: EU (European Union) accession of central and eastern Europe: bridging the income gap Downloads
Luca Barbone and Juan Zalduendo
1720: The distribution of foreign direct investment in China Downloads
Harry G. Broadman and Xiaolun Sun
1719: Shifting responsibility for social services as enterprises privatize in Belarus Downloads
David Sewell
1718: Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 Downloads
Muthukumara Mani, Sheoli Pargal and Mainul Huq
1717: Do labor market regulations affect labor earnings in Ecuador? Downloads
Donna MacIsaac and Martin Rama
1716: Reforming pensions in Zambia: an analysis of existing schemes and options for reform Downloads
Monika Queisser, Clive Bailey and John Woodall
1715: The evolution of poverty and welfare in Nigeria, 1985-92 Downloads
Sudharshan Canagarajan, John Ngwafon and Saji Thomas
1714: Fiscal federalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Dayton challenge Downloads
William Fox
1713: Why did Colombian private savings decline in the early 1990s? Downloads
Alejandro Lopez
1712: Demand elasticities in international trade: are they really low? Downloads
Shekhar Shah, Deepak Mishra and Arvind Panagariya
1711: Issues in comparing poverty trends over time in Cote de'Ivoire Downloads
Jones, Christine*Xiao Ye
1710: Why paper mills clean up: determinants of pollution abatement in four Asian countries Downloads
Hartman, Raymond S.*Huq, Mainul*Wheeler,David R.
1709: Poverty comparisons with non-compatible data: theory and illustrations Downloads
Jean Lanjouw and Peter Lanjouw
1708: Has Latin America's post-reform growth been disappointing? Downloads
Easterly, William*Loayza, Norman*Montiel, Peter
1707: Trade reorientation and productivity growth in Bulgarian enterprises Downloads
Simeon Djankov and Bernard Hoekman
1706: Monetary policy during transition: an overview Downloads
Martha De Melo and Cevdet Denizer
1705: The Polish experience with bank and enterprise restructuring Downloads
Montes-Negret, Fernando and Luca Papi
1704: Citizen complaints as environmental indicators: evidence from China Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta and David Wheeler
1703: Population aging and financing of government liabilities in New Zealand Downloads
Hana Polackova
1702: Inflation in nontradables and the macroeconomic policy mix: a model with policy application to transition economies Downloads
Hana Polackova
1701: Monitoring environmental standards: do local conditions matter? Downloads
Catherine Dion, Paul Lanoie and Benoit Laplante
1700: Child nutrition, child health, and school enrollment: a longitudinal analysis Downloads
Harold Alderman, Jere Behrman, Victor Lavy and Rekha Menon
1699: The maturity structure of debt: determinants and effects on firms'performance - evidence from the United Kingdom and Italy Downloads
Fabio Schiantarelli and Alessandro Sembenelli
1698: Regulatory structure and risk and infrastructure firms: an international comparison Downloads
Ian Alexander, Colin Mayer and Helen Weeds
1697: Strategies to develop mortgage markets in transition economies Downloads
Dwight M. Jaffee and Bertrand Renaud
1696: South-North migration and trade: a survey Downloads
Maurice Schiff
1695: Are there dynamic gains from a poor-area development program? Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
1694: What can new survey data tell us about recent changes in distribution and poverty? Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Shaohua Chen
1693: Famines and economics Downloads
Martin Ravallion
1692: Regulating market risk in banks: a comparison of alternative regulatory regimes Downloads
Constantinos Stephanou
1691: Integrating the unofficial economy into the dynamics of post-socialist economies: a framework of analysis and evidence Downloads
Daniel Kaufmann and Aleksander Kaliberda
1690: Stock markets, banks, and economic growth Downloads
Ross Levine and Sara Zervos
1689: Is economic analysis of projects still useful? Downloads
Pedro Belli
1688: Risk, taxpayers, and the role of government in project finance Downloads
Michael Klein
1687: Regionalism versus multilateralism Downloads
L. Winters
1686: Institutions, financial markets, and firms'choice of debt maturity Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
1685: Macroeconomic crises and poverty monitoring: a case study for India Downloads
Gaurav Datt and Martin Ravallion
1684: The whys and why nots of export taxation Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go, Maurice Schiff and Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput
1683: High real interest rates, guarantor risk, and bank recapitalizations Downloads
Philip L. Brock
1682: Is the"Japan Problem"real? How problems in Japan's financial sector could affect developing regions Downloads
Shigeru Otsubo*Masahiko Tsutsumi
1681: India in the global economy Downloads
Milan Brahmbhatt, T.G. Srinivasan and Kim Murrell
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