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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
1680: Brazil's efficient payment system: a legacy of high inflation Downloads
Robert Listfield and Montes-Negret, Fernando
1679: Trade and the accumulation and diffusion of knowledge Downloads
Pier Carlo Padoan
1678: Financial development and economic growth: views and agenda Downloads
Ross Levine
1677: Reforming Indonesia's pension system Downloads
Chad Leechor
1676: The evolution of payments in Europe, Japan, and the U.S.: lessons for emerging market economies Downloads
David B. Humphrey, Sato Setsuya, Tsurumi Masayoshi and Jukka M. Vesala
1675: Nations, conglomerates, and empires: the tradeoff between income and sovereignty Downloads
Branko Milanovic
1674: How can China provide income security for its rapidly aging population? Downloads
Friedman, Barry*James, Estelle*Kane, Cheikh*Quei
1673: Indonesian labor legislation in a comparative perspective: a study of six APEC countries Downloads
Reema Nayar
1672: Controlling industrial pollution: a new paradigm Downloads
Shakeb Afsah, Benoit Laplante and David Wheeler
1671: Financial constraints, uses of funds, and firm growth: an international comparison Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
1670: Assessing the welfare impacts of public spending Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
1669: International capital flows: do short-term investment and direct investment differ? Downloads
Punam Chuhan, Perez-Quiros, Gabriel and Helen Popper
1668: Small is beautiful: preferential trade agreements and the impact of country size, market share, efficiency, and trade policy Downloads
Maurice Schiff
1667: Dealing with commodity price uncertainty Downloads
Panos Varangis and Donald Larson
1666: Is growth in Bangladesh's rice production sustainable? Downloads
John Baffes
1665: How important are labor markets to the welfare of the poor in Indonesia? Downloads
Andrew D. Mason and Jacqueline Baptist
1664: Pensions in Germany Downloads
Monika Queisser
1663: Internal finance and investment: another look Downloads
Cherian Samuel
1662: From learning to partnership: multinational research and development cooperation in developing countries Downloads
Giorgio Barba Navaretti and Carlo Carraro
1661: Determinants of public expenditure on infrastructure: transportation and communication Downloads
Randolph, Susan*Bogetic, Zeljko*Hefley, Dennis
1660: Mind your P's and Q's: the cost of public investment is not the value of public capital Downloads
Lant Pritchett
1659: Unemployment insurance in Algeria: implications for a labor market in transition Downloads
Elizabeth Ruppert
1658: Decentralized structures for providing roads: a cross-country comparison Downloads
Frannie Humplick and Moini-Araghi, Azadeh
1657: Is there an optimal structure for decentralized provision of roads? Downloads
Frannie Humplick and Moini-Araghi, Azadeh
1656: The investment decision: a re-examination of competing theories using panel data Downloads
Cherian Samuel
1655: Uncertainty and the price for crude oil reserves Downloads
Timothy J. Considine and Donald Larson
1654: Indonesia's palm oil subsector Downloads
Donald Larson
1653: Grants and debt forgiveness in Africa: a descriptive analysis Downloads
Leonardo Hernandez and Saori N. Katada
1652: Intra-industry trade, foreign direct investment, and the reorientation of Eastern European exports Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Simeon Djankov
1651: Bank-led restructuring in Poland: bankruptcy and its alternatives Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray and Arnold Holle
1650: Bank-led restructuring in Poland: an empirical look at the bank conciliation process Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray and Arnold Holle
1649: Economic regulation of water companies Downloads
Michael Klein
1648: The lender of last resort function under a currency board: the case of Argentina Downloads
Gerard Caprio, Michael Dooley, Danny Leipziger and Carl Walsh
1647: The Baltics - Banking crises observed Downloads
Alex Fleming, Lily Chu and Marie-Renee Bakker
1646: Budgetary institutions and expenditure outcomes: binding governments to fiscal performance Downloads
Ed Campos and Sanjay Pradhan
1645: How prices and macroeconomic policies affect agricultural supply and the environment Downloads
Nlandu Mamingi
1644: Pricing industrial pollution in China: an econometric analysis of the levy system Downloads
Hua Wang and David Wheeler
1643: The consequences of doubling the minimum wage: the case of Indonesia Downloads
Martin Rama
1642: Banking reform in transition countries Downloads
Stijn Claessens
1641: Poverty and inequality during structural adjustment in rural Tanzania Downloads
Luisa Ferreira
1640: Labor regulations and industrial relations in Indonesia Downloads
Alejandra Cox Edwards
1639: Income insecurity and underemployment in Indonesia's informal sector Downloads
Franck Wiebe
1638: Private pension funds in Hungary: early performance and regulatory issues Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1637: The benefits of growth for Indonesian Workers Downloads
Nisha Agrawal
1636: Open economies work better! Did Africa's protectionist policies cause its marginalization in world trade? Downloads
Francis Ng and Alexander Yeats
1635: Restructuring of enterprise social assets in Russia: trends, problems, possible solutions Downloads
Lev Freinkman and Irina Starodubrovskaya
1634: Japanese multinationals in Asia: capabilities and motivations Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Ashoka Mody and Sarbajit Sinha
1633: Essentials for sustainable urban transport in Brazil's large metropolitan areas Downloads
Jorge M. Rebelo
1632: Evaluating Bolivia's choices for trade integration Downloads
Sarath Rajapatirana
1631: Bank regulation and the network paradigm: policy implications for developing and transition economies Downloads
Patrick Honohan
1630: Water pollution abatement by Chinese industry: cost estimates and policy implications Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Minul Huq, David Wheeler and Chonghua Zhang
1629: Form of ownership and financial constraints: panel data evidence from leverage and investment equations Downloads
Fabio Schiantarelli and Alessandro Sembenelli
1628: Globalization: a new role for developing countries in an integrating world Downloads
Shigeru Otsubo
1627: Tradable water rights: a property rights approach to resolving water shortages and promoting investment Downloads
Paul Holden and Mateen Thobani
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