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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
1626: Partners or predators?: the impact of regional trade liberalization on Indonesia Downloads
Sherman Robinson
1625: Restructuring and taxation in transition economies Downloads
Simon Commander and Andrei Tolstopiatenko
1624: Structural adjustment, ownership transformation, and size in Polish industry Downloads
Luca Barbone, Marchetti, Jr., Domenico and Stefano Paternostro
1623: Environmental degradation and the demand for children: searching for the vicious circle Downloads
Deon Filmer and Lant Pritchett
1622: Capital control liberalization and stock market development Downloads
Ross Levine
1621: The sustainability of African debt Downloads
Daniel Cohen
1620: Bank insolvencies: cross-country experience Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Daniela Klingebiel
1619: Capital flows to Latin America: Is there evidence of contagion effects? Downloads
Sara Calvo and Carmen Reinhart
1618: Analytical aspects of the debt problems of heavily indebted poor countries Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Enrica Detragiache, Ravi Kanbur and Peter Wickham
1617: Why is unemployment low in the former Soviet Union?: enterprises restructuring and the structure of compensation Downloads
Simon Commander and Andrei Tolstopiatenko
1616: Transient poverty in rural China Downloads
Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion
1615: Issues in measuring and modeling poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion
1614: Growth, globalization, and gains from the Uruguay Round Downloads
Thomas Hertel, Christian F. Bach, Betina Dimaranan and Will Martin
1613: Does public capital crowd out private capital?: evidence from India Downloads
Luis Servén
1612: Stock market and investment: the signaling role of the market Downloads
Cherian Samuel
1611: Economic analysis for health projects Downloads
Jeffrey Hammer
1610: Foreign aid's impact on public spending Downloads
Tarhan Feyzioglu, Vinaya Swaroop and Min Zhu
1609: The public sector in the Caribbean: issues and reform options Downloads
Vinaya Swaroop
1608: Fiscal decentralization, public spending, and economic growth in China Downloads
Tao Zhang and Heng-Fu Zou
1607: Population aging and pension systems: reform options for China Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy and Kangbin Zheng
1606: The benefits of alternative power tariffs for Nigeria and Indonesia Downloads
Alex Anas and Kyu Sik Lee
1605: Why manufacturing firms produce some electricity internally Downloads
Kyu Sik Lee, Alex Anas, Satyendra Verma and Michael Murray
1604: Costs of infrastructure deficiencies in manufacturing in Indonesia, Nigeria, and Thailand Downloads
Kyu Sik Lee, Alex Anas and Gi-Taik Oh
1603: Infrastructure bottlenecks, private provision, and industrial productivity: a study of Indonesian and Thai cities Downloads
Alex Anas, Kyu Sik Lee and Michael Murray
1602: Program-based pollution control management: the Indonesian PROKASIH program Downloads
Shakeb Afsah, Benoit Laplante and Nabiel Makarim
1601: The domestic benefits of tropical forests: a critical review emphasizing hydrological functions Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz and Kanta Kumari
1600: Is commodity-dependence pessimism justified? Critical factors and government policies that characterize dynamic commodity sectors Downloads
Nanae Yabuki and Takamasa Akiyama
1599: Economic implications for Turkey of a customs union with the European Union Downloads
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford and David Tarr
1598: Logistical constraints on international trade in the Maghreb Downloads
Francois Amiot and Ovadia Salama
1597: Egypt and the Uruguay Round Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Arvind Subramanian
1596: Agrarian structure in Poland: the myth of large-farm superiority Downloads
Johan Van Zyl, Bill Miller and Andrew Parker
1595: In search of owners: lessons of experience with privatization and corporate governance in transition economies Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray
1594: Why have some Indian states done better than others at reducing rural poverty? Downloads
Gaurav Datt and Martin Ravallion
1593: Rural finance for growth and poverty alleviation Downloads
Saeed Qureshi, Ijaz Nabi and Rashid Faruqee
1592: The stockmarket as a source of finance: a comparison of U.S. and Indian firms Downloads
Cherian Samuel
1591: Competition in network industries Downloads
Michael Klein
1590: The Latvian banking crisis: lessons learned Downloads
Alex Fleming and Samuel Talley
1589: The analysis of emerging policy issues in development finance Downloads
Sudarshan Goopu
1588: Social insurance in the transition to a market economy: theoretical issues with application to Moldova Downloads
Deborah Mabbett
1587: Payments and finance problems in the Commonwealth of Independent States Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos
1586: Did external barriers cause the marginalization of sub-Saharan Africa in world trade? Downloads
Amjadi, Azita*Reinke, Ulrich*Yeats, Alexander
1585: Public finances and economic transition Downloads
Luca Barbone and Hana Polackova
1584: Price support at any price? Costs and benefits of alternative agricultural policies for Poland Downloads
Witold M. Orlowski
1583: Trade preferential agreements in Latin America: an ex-ante assessment Downloads
Michael Michaely
1582: Stock market development and long-run growth Downloads
Ross Levine and Sara Zervos
1581: Where has all the education gone? Downloads
Lant Pritchett
1580: Indonesia's cocoa boom: hands-off policy encourages smallholder dynamism Downloads
Takamasa Akiyama and Akihiko Nishio
1579: Different strategies of transition to a market economy: how do they work in practice? Downloads
Marek Dabrowski
1578: Stock market and investment: the governance role of the market Downloads
Cherian Samuel
1577: The peace dividend: military spending cuts and economic growth Downloads
Malcolm Knight, Norman Loayza and Delano Villanueva
1576: Rural poverty in Ecuador: a qualitative assessment Downloads
Jesko Hentschel, William F. Waters and Anna Kathryn Vandever Webb
1575: Inflation, growth, and central banks: theory and evidence Downloads
Jose De Gregorio
1574: Bank regulation: the case of the missing model Downloads
Gerard Caprio
1573: North-South customs unions and international capital mobility Downloads
Eduardo Fernandez-Arias and Mark Spiegel
1572: Averting the old-age crisis: technical annex Downloads
Robert Palacios
1571: Export prospects of Middle Eastern countries: a post-Uruguay Round analysis Downloads
Alexander Yeats
1570: Protecting the old and promoting growth: a defense of averting the old age crisis Downloads
Estelle James
1569: Improving water resource management in Bangladesh Downloads
Rashid Faruqee and Yusuf A. Choudhry
1568: Determinants of diarrheal disease in Jakarta Downloads
Anna Alberini, Gunnar Eskeland, Alan Krupnick and Gordon McGranahan
1567: Population growth, factor accumulation, and productivity Downloads
Lant Pritchett
1566: Liquidity, banks, and markets: effects of financial development on banks and the maturity of financial claims Downloads
Douglas Diamond
1565: Housing finance in transition economies: the early years in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union Downloads
Bertrand M. Renaud
1564: From plan to market: patterns of transition Downloads
Martha de Melo, Cevdet Denizer and Alan Gelb
1563: Equity and growth in developing countries: old and new perspectives on the policy issues Downloads
Michael Bruno, Martin Ravallion and Lyn Squire
1562: Catching up with Eastern Europe? The European Union's Mediterranean free trade initiative Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Simeon Djankov
1561: Income inequality and aggregate saving: the cross-country evidence Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Luis Servén
1560: Trade and fluctuations Downloads
Aart Kraay and Jaume Ventura
1559: Have transport costs contributed to the relative decline of sub-Saharan African exports? Some preliminary empirical evidence Downloads
Azita Amjadi and Alexander J. Yeats
1558: In search of price rigidities: recent sector evidence from Argentina Downloads
Jacques Morisset and Cesar Revoredo-Giha
1557: Electricity demand in Asia and the effects on energy supply and the investment environment Downloads
Masayasu Ishguro and Takamasa Akiyama
1556: Workers in transition Downloads
Michael Rutkowski
1555: Capital markets, financial intermediaries, and corporate governance: an empirical assessment of the top ten voucher funds in the Czech Republic Downloads
Roland Egerer
1554: Rationing can backfire: the day without a car in Mexico City Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland and Tarhan Feyzioglu
1553: Spatial correlations in panel data Downloads
John Driscoll and Aart Kraay
1552: Unemployment insurance and duration of unemployment: evidence from Slovenia's transition Downloads
Milan Vodopivec
1551: Sequencing social security, pension, and insurance reform Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1550: Governance and returns on investment: an empirical investigation Downloads
Jonathan Isham, Daniel Kaufmann and Lant Pritchett
1549: The forgotten rationale for policy reform: the productivity of investment projects Downloads
Jonathan Isham and Daniel Kaufmann
1548: The relationship between farm size and efficiency in South African agriculture Downloads
Johan van Zyl, Hans Binswanger-Mkhize and Colin Thirtle
1547: Testing the induced innovation hypothesis in South African agriculture (an error correction approach) Downloads
Colin Thirtle, Robert Townsend and Johan van Zyl
1546: Concessions of busways to the private sector: the Sao Paulo metropolitan region experience Downloads
Jorge M. Rebelo and Pedro P. Benvenuto
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