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1389: Ruble overhang and ruble shortage: were they the same thing? Downloads
Patrick Conway
1388: Does voice matter?: for public accountability, yes Downloads
Samuel Paul
1387: Fiscal decentralization and the size of the government: an extension with evidence from cross-country data Downloads
Jaber Ehdaie
1386: EU Bananarama III Downloads
Brent Borrell
1385: Fiscal federalism: dimensions of tax reform in developing countries Downloads
Robin Boadway, Sandra Roberts and Anwar Shah
1384: Fiscal decentralization and intergovernmental finances in the Republic of Albania Downloads
David Sewell and Christine Wallich
1383: Rural demand for drought insurance Downloads
Madhur Gautam, Peter Hazell and Harold Alderman
1382: Saving, investment, and growth in developing countries: an overview Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Luis Servén and Andres Solimano
1381: Welfare economics, political economy, and policy reform in Ghana Downloads
Ravi Kanbur
1380: Transfers and the transition from socialism: key tradeoffs Downloads
Kathie Krumm, Branko Milanovic and Michael Walton
1379: Financing infrastructure in developing countries: lessons from the Railway Age Downloads
Barry Eichengreen
1378: Mexico after the debt crisis: is growth sustainable? Downloads
Oks, Daniel* van Wijnbergen, Sweder
1377: Macroeconomic adjustment to capital inflows: Latin American style versus East Asian style Downloads
Vittorio Corbo and Leonardo Hernandez
1376: How trade, aid, and remittances affect international migration Downloads
Maurice Schiff
1375: Policy lessons from a simple open - economy model Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin Go, Jeffrey D. Lewis, Sherman Robinson and Pekka Sinko
1374: Infrastructure finance: issues, institutions, and policies Downloads
Anand Chandavarkar
1373: Firm behavior and the labor market in the Hungarian transition Downloads
Simon Commander, Janos Kollo and Cecilia Ugaz
1372: Administrative charges in pensions in Chile, Malaysia, Zambia, and the United States Downloads
Salvador Valdés
1371: The evolution of trade treaties and trade creation: lessons for Latin America Downloads
Sarath Rajapatirana
1370: Is East Asia less open than North America and the European Economic Community? No Downloads
Sumana Dhar and Arvind Panagariya
1369: Economic policy reform, government debt guarantees, and financial bailouts Downloads
Philip L. Brock and Decvp
1368: Sustained inflation in response to price liberalization Downloads
Patrick Conway
1367: The economics of cash shortage Downloads
Patrick Conway
1366: Distributive concerns when replacing a pay-as-you-go system with a fully funded system Downloads
Salvador Valdés
1365: The macroeconomics of adjustment in sub-Saharan African countries: results and lessons Downloads
Ishrat Husain
1364: Why do some economies adjust more successfully than others? lessons from seven African countries Downloads
Ishrat Husain
1363: Brazil's sugarcane sector: a case of lost opportunity Downloads
Brent Borrell, Jose R. Bianco and Malcolm D. Bale
1362: Regulation, institutions and commitment: the Jamaican telecommunications sector Downloads
Pablo Spiller and Cezley I. Sampson
1361: External shocks and performance responses during systemic transition: the case of Ukraine Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy, Chandrashekar Pant, Kangbin Zheng and Giovanni Zanalda
1360: Are portfolio flows to emerging markets complementary or competitive? Downloads
Sudarshan Gooptu
1359: When method matters: toward a resolution of the debate about Bangladesh's poverty measures Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Binayak Sen
1358: Patterns of behavior in biodiversity preservation Downloads
Andrew Metrick and Martin Weitzman
1357: Does participation improve project performance: establishing causality with subjective data Downloads
Isham, Jonathan*Narayan, Deepa*Pritchett, Lant
1356: Central bank independence: a critical view Downloads
Ignacio Mas
1355: Export incentives: the impact of recent policy changes Downloads
Sanjay Kathuria
1354: The effects of fiscal consolidation in the OECD Downloads
Warwick McKibbin
1353: Nontariff measures and developing countries: has the Uruguay Round leveled the playing field? Downloads
Patrick Low and Alexander Yeats
1352: Trade and growth in Ecuador: a partial equilibrium view Downloads
Jesko Hentschel
1351: NAFTA's Implications for East Asian exports Downloads
Braga, Carlos A. Primo*Safadi, Raed*Yeats, Alexa
1350: Economic parameters of deforestation Downloads
Joachim von Amsberg and Dec
1349: The new regionalism and the threat of protectionism Downloads
Andrew Hughes Hallet, Carlos A. Primo Braga and Dec
1348: Quality change and other influences on measures of export prices of manufactured goods Downloads
Robert Lipsey
1347: Antitrust-based remedies and dumping in international trade Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis
1346: Linking competition and trade policies in Central and Eastern European countries Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis and Dec
1345: The decentralization of public services: lessons from the theory of the firm Downloads
Jaques Cremer, Antonio Estache, Paul Seabright and Dec
1344: Which foreign investors worry about foreign exchange risk in South Asia and why? Downloads
Bond, Eric*Estache, Antonio*DEC
1343: Strategic interdependence in the East-West gas trade: a hierarchical Stackelberg game approach Downloads
Wafik Grais, Kangbin Zheng and Dec
1342: Winners and losers in transition: returns to education, experience, and gender in Slovenia Downloads
Peter Orazem and Milan Vodopivec
1341: Explaining Pakistan's high growth performance over the past two decades: can it be sustained ? Downloads
Sadiq Ahmed
1340: Opportunity cost and prudentiality: an analysis of futures clearinghouse behavior Downloads
Herbert L. Baer, Virginia G. France and James Moser
1339: China's emergence: prospects, opportunities, and challenges Downloads
Andrea Boltho, Uri Dadush, Dong He and Shigeru Otsubo
1338: Commodity exports and the adding up problem in developing countries: trade, investment, and lending policy Downloads
Maurice Schiff
1337: The countrywide effects of aid Downloads
Howard White, Joke Luttik and Dec
1336: Modernizing payment systems in emerging economies Downloads
Robert Listfield and Fernando Montes-Negret
1335: Labor regulations and the informal economy Downloads
Norman Loayza
1334: Taxation, public services, and the informal sector in a model of endogenous growth Downloads
Juan Braun and Norman Loayza
1333: A test of the international convergence hypothesis using panel data Downloads
Norman Loayza and Dec
1332: Poverty and household size Downloads
Peter Lanjouw, Martin Ravallion and Dec
1331: Russian Federation - The myth of monopoly: a new view of industrial structure in Russia Downloads
Annette Brown, Barry W. Ickes and Randi Ryterman
1330: Revenue uncertainty and the choice of tax instrument during the transition in Eastern Europe Downloads
Delfin Go
1329: The regulation and supervision of domestic financial conglomerates Downloads
David H. Scott and Ext
1328: The use of New York cotton futures contracts to hedge cotton price risk in developing countries Downloads
Panos Varangis, Elton Thigpen, Sudhakar Satyanarayan and Dec
1327: Is the debt crisis history? Recent private capital inflows to developing countries Downloads
Michael Dooley, Eduardo Fernandez-Arias, Kenneth Kletzer and Dec
1326: Banks, capital markets, and corporate governance: lessons from Russia for Eastern Europe Downloads
Gerhard Pohl, Stijn Claessens and Dec
1325: The economics of research and development: how research and development capital affects production and markets and is affected by tax incentives Downloads
Anwar Shah and Dec
1324: Voucher funds in transitional economies: the Czech and Slovak experience Downloads
Robert E. Anderson
1323: Energy pricing and air pollution: econometric evidence from manufacturing in Chile and Indonesia Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland, Emmanuel Jimenez, Lili Liu and Dec
1322: Reducing regulatory barriers to private - sector participation in Latin America's water and sanitation services Downloads
Barbara Richard, Thelma Triche and Inc. Apogee Research
1321: Institutions and the East Asian miracle: asymmetric information, rent - seeking, and the deliberation council Downloads
Jose Edgardo Campos, Donald Lien and Dec
1320: Capital structures in developing countries: evidence from ten countries Downloads
Asli Demirguc - Kunt, Vojislav Maksimovic and Dec
1319: The financial system and public enterprise reform: concepts and cases Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Ross Levine and Dec
1318: Exchange-rate-based stabilization in Argentina and Chile: a fresh look Downloads
Miguel A. Kiguel and Nissan Liviatan
1317: Estimating the efficiency gains of debt restructuring Downloads
Jeremy Bulow, Kenneth Rogoff, Ning S. Zhu, Dec, A Descri and Buyback Arrangements
1316: Preserving the CFA Zone: macroeconomic coordination after the devaluation Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Michael Walton and Dec
1315: Global tradable carbon permits, participation incentives, and transfers Downloads
Bjorn Larsen and Anwar Shah
1314: The significance of the"Europe agreements"for Central European industrial exports Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Dec
1313: New estimates of total factor productivity growth for developing and industrial countries Downloads
Vikram Nehru, Ashok Dhareshwar and Dec
1312: The new wave of private capital inflows: push or pull? Downloads
Eduardo Fernandez-Arias and Dec
1311: The supply response to exchange rate reform in sub-Saharan Africa (empirical evidence) Downloads
Mustapha Rouis, Weshah Razzak and Carlos Mollinedo
1310: China's economic reforms: pointers for other economies in transition? Downloads
Justin Lin, Fang Cai and Zhou Li
1309: Is demand for polluting goods manageable? an econometric study of car ownership and use in Mexico Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland, Tarhan N. Feyzioglu and Dec
1308: Ownership and corporate control in Poland: why state firms defied the odds Downloads
Brian Pinto and Sweder van Wijnbergen
1307: How taxation affects foreign direct investment (country - specific evidence) Downloads
Joosung Jun
1306: Capital flows and long-term equilibrium real exchange rates in Chile Downloads
Ibrahim A. Elbadawi and Raimundo Soto
1305: Information and price determination under mass privatization Downloads
Nemat Shafik
1304: Informal gold mining and mercury pollution in Brazil Downloads
Biller, Dan*DEC
1303: Conflict and cooperation in managing international water resources Downloads
Scott Barret and Dec
1302: Sustainability: ethical foundations and economic properties Downloads
Geir Asheim
1301: Estimating the health effects of air pollutants: a method with an application to Jakarta Downloads
Bart Ostro
1300: Dynamic response to external shocks in classical and Keynesian economies Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Luis Servén and Dec
1299: Fiscal policy in classical and Keynesian open economies Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Luis Servén
1298: Capital goods imports, the real exchange rate, and the current account Downloads
Luis Servén
1297: How relative prices affect fuel use patterns in manufacturing: plant - level evidence from Chile Downloads
Charles C. Guo and James Tybout
1296: Earnings-related mandatory pensions: concepts for design Downloads
Salvador Valdés and Dec
1295: Why higher fiscal spending persists when a boom in primary commodities ends Downloads
Bruno Boccara and Dec
1294: Regulations, institutions, and economic performance: the political economy of the Philippines'telecommunications sector Downloads
Hadi Esfahani and Dec
1293: Product standards, imperfect competition and completion of the market in the European Union Downloads
Glenn Harrison, Thomas Rutherford, David Tarr and Dec
1292: Service as a major source of growth in Russia and other former Soviet states Downloads
William Easterly
1291: A survey of Viet Nam's legal framework in transition Downloads
Natalie G. Lichtenstein and Dec
1290: Oil price instability, hedging, and an oil stabilization fund: the case of Venezuela Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Panos Varangis and Dec
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