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1540: Thrift deposit institutions in Europe and the United States Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1539: The rise of securities markets: what can government do? Downloads
Richard Sylla
1538: Contingent liability in banking: useful policy for developing countries? Downloads
Anthony Saunders and Berry Wilson
1537: Before main banks: a selective historical overview of Japan's prewar financialsystem Downloads
Frank Packer
1536: Free banking: the Scottish experience as a model for emerging economies Downloads
Randall Kroszner
1535: Financial history: lessons of the past for reformers of the present Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Dimitri Vittas
1534: The evolution of central banking Downloads
Forrest Capie
1533: Universal banking and the financing of industrial development Downloads
Charles Calomiris
1532: Regulation and bank stability: Canada and the United States, 1870-1980 Downloads
Michael Bordo
1531: Some new evidence on determinants of foreign direct investment in developing countries Downloads
Harinder Singh and Kwang W. Jun
1530: Poverty, inequality, and social policy in transition economies Downloads
Branko Milanovic
1529: Interest rates, credit, and economic adjustment in Nicaragua Downloads
Ulrich Lachler
1528: Developing commercial law in transition economies: examples from Hungary and Russia Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray and Kathryn Hendley
1527: Foreign direct investment, other capital flows, and current account deficits: what causes what? Downloads
Maxwell J. Fry, Stijn Claessens, Peter Burridge and Marie-Christine Blanchet
1526: Do we face a global"capital shortage"? Downloads
Zia Qureshi
1525: Is Ethiopia's debt sustainable? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani and Hyoungsoo Zang
1524: Employment and wage effects of trade liberalization: the case of Mexican manufacturing Downloads
Ana Revenga
1523: Does more for the poor mean less for the poor? The politics of tagging Downloads
Jonah Gelbach and Lant Pritchett
1522: Divergence, big time Downloads
Lant Pritchett
1521: Political regimes, trade, and labor policies in developing countries Downloads
Arup Banerji and Hafez Ghanem
1520: Regulating telecommunications in developing countries: outcomes, incentives, and commitment Downloads
Ahmed Galal and Bharat Nauriyal
1519: Payment systems in Latin America: a tale of two countries - Colombia and El Salvador Downloads
Robert Listfield and Montes-Negret, Fernando
1518: Sustainability of private capital flows to developing countries: Is a generalized reversal likely? Downloads
Leonardo Hernandez and Heinz Rudolph
1517: Inflation crises and long-run growth Downloads
Michael Bruno and William Easterly
1516: Contractual savings for housing: How suitable are they for transitional economies? Downloads
Michael J. Lea and Bertrand Renaud
1515: Indonesia - Labor market policies and international competitiveness Downloads
Nisha Agrawal
1514: The impact of minimum wages in Mexico and Colombia Downloads
Linda A. Bell
1513: The World Trade Organization, the European Union, and the Arab World: trade policy priorities and pitfalls Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
1512: The World Bank primer on reinsurance Downloads
Donald A. McIsaac and David Babbel
1511: Default risk and the effective duration of bonds Downloads
David Babbel, Craig Merrill and William Panning
1510: Hungary's bankruptcy experience, 1992-93 Downloads
Cheryl Gray, Sabine Schlorke and Miklos Szanyi
1509: Saving in transition economies: the summary report Downloads
Patrick Conway
1508: Small and medium-size enterprises in economic development: possiblities for research and policy Downloads
Sidney Winter
1507: Coping with too much of a good thing: policy responses for large capital inflows in developing countries Downloads
Morris Goldstein
1506: Restructuring regulation of the rail industry for the public interest Downloads
Ioannis Kessides and Robert D. Willig
1505: The cross-section of stock returns: evidence from emerging markets Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Susmita Dasgupta and Jack Glen
1504: Savings and education: a life-cycle model applied to a panel of 74 countries Downloads
Jacques Morisset and Cesar Revoredo-Giha
1503: Africa's growth tragedy: a retrospective, 1960-89 Downloads
William Easterly and Ross Levine
1502: Active labor market policies in the OECD and in selected transition economies Downloads
Hartmut Lehmann
1501: Are partner-country statistics useful for estimating"missing"trade data? Downloads
Alexander J. Yeats
1500: Agricultural trade liberalization in the Uruguay Round: one step forward, one step back? Downloads
Merlinda D. Ingco
1499: The dynamics of poverty: why some people escape from poverty and others don't - an African case study Downloads
Christiaan Grootaert, Ravi Kanbur and Gi-Taik Oh
1498: Decentralized rural development and enhanced community participation: a case study from Northeast Brazil Downloads
Johan van Zyl, Tulio Barbosa, Andrew N. Parker and Loretta Sonn
1497: Public choices between lifesaving programs: how important are lives saved? Downloads
Maureen Cropper and Uma Subramanian
1496: Reviving project appraisal at the World Bank Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Lyn Squire and Suthiwart-Narueput, Sethaput
1495: Raising household energy prices in Poland: who gains? who loses? Downloads
Caroline Freund and Christine I. Wallich
1494: Adjustment and poverty in Mexican agriculture: how farmers'wealth affects supply response Downloads
Ramon Lopez, John Nash and Julie Stanton
1493: Migration and the skill composition of the labor force: the impact of trade liberalization in developing countries Downloads
Ramon Lopez and Maurice Schiff
1492: Trade policies, macroeconomic adjustment, and manufactured exports: the Latin American experience Downloads
Sarath Rajapatirana
1491: Equilibrium incentives for adopting cleaner technology under emissions pricing Downloads
Peter W. Kennedy and Benoit Laplante
1490: Trade reform design as a signal to foreign investors: lessons for economies in transition Downloads
Eric Bond, Steve Chiu and Antonio Estache
1489: Educational attainments in developing countries: new estimates and projections disaggregated by gender Downloads
Vinod Ahuja and Deon Filmer
1488: Estimating the world at work Downloads
Deon Filmer
1487: Decomposing social indicators using distributional data Downloads
Benu Bidani and Martin Ravallion
1486: The emerging legal framework for private sector development in Viet Nam's transitional economy Downloads
Pham van Thuyet
1485: Aggregate agricultural supply response in developing countries: a survey of selected issues Downloads
Maurice Schiff and Claudio Montenegro
1484: The Uruguay Round and South Asia: an overview of the impact and opportunities Downloads
Nader Majd
1483: Costa Rican pension system: options for reform Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Anita Schwarz
1482: A measure of stock market integration for developed and emerging markets Downloads
Robert Korajczyk
1481: Corporate control in Central Europe and Russia: should banks own shares? Downloads
Peter Dittus and Stephen Prowse
1480: Debt as a control device in transitional economies: the experiences of Hungary and Poland Downloads
Herbert L. Baer and Cheryl W. Gray
1479: Is there a commercial case for tropical timber certification? Downloads
Varangis, Panayotis N.*Crossley, Rachel*Braga, C
1478: Promoting growth in Sri Lanka: lessons from East Asia Downloads
Sadiq Ahmed and Priya Ranjan
1477: Cities without land markets: location and land use in the socialist city Downloads
Alain Bertaud and Bertrand Renaud
1476: Public spending and the poor: what we know, what we need to know Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
1475: Decentralization: the way forward for rural development? Downloads
Andrew N. Parker
1474: Are stable agreements for sharing international river waters now possible? Downloads
D. Marc Kilgour and Ariel Dinar
1473: The surge in capital inflows to developing countries: prospects and policy response Downloads
Eduardo Fernandez-Arias and Peter Montiel
1472: Fiscal and monetary contraction in Chile: a rational-expectations approach Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Luis Servén
1471: Pension reform and growth Downloads
Giancarlo Corsetti and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
1470: Pensions systems and reform: country experiences and research issues Downloads
Patricio Arrau and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
1469: The role of labor unions in fostering economic development Downloads
John Pencavel
1468: Government's role in Pakistan agriculture: major reforms are needed Downloads
Rashid Faruquee
1467: Beyond the Uruguay Round: the implications of an Asian free trade area Downloads
Jeffrey D. Lewis, Sherman Robinson and Zhi Wang
1466: Ownership and financing of infrastructure: historical perspective Downloads
Charles D. Jacobson and Joel A. Tarr
1465: Post trade liberalization policy and institutional challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean Downloads
Sarath Rajapatirana
1464: How does the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) affect Central America? Downloads
Edward Leamer, Alfonso Guerra, Martin Kaufman and Boris Segura
1463: Rural nonfarm employment: a survey Downloads
Jean Lanjouw and Peter Lanjouw
1462: Stock market development and financial intermediaries: stylized facts Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
1461: Stock market development and firm financing choices Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Vojislav Maksimovic
1460: Efficiency and equity considerations in pricing and allocating irrigation water Downloads
Yacov Tsur and Ariel Dinar
1459: Pension funds in Central Europe and Russia: their prospects and potential role in corporate governance Downloads
Dimitri Vittas and Roland Michelitsch
1458: Credit policies: lessons from East Asia Downloads
Dimitri Vittas and Yoon Je Cho
1457: Does decentralization increase spending on public infrastructure? Downloads
Antonio Estache and Sarbajit Sinha
1456: Equity markets, transaction costs, and capital accumulation Downloads
Valerie Bencivenga, Bruce Smith and Ross M. Starr
1455: Tentative first steps: an assessment of the Uruguay Round agreement on services Downloads
Bernard Hoekman
1454: Child labor: a review Downloads
Christiaan Grootaert and Ravi Kanbur
1453: Air pollution and mortality: results from Santiago, Chile Downloads
Bart Ostr, José Sánchez, Carlos Aranda and Gunnar Eskeland
1452: The 1985-94 global real estate cycle: its casues and consequences Downloads
Bertrand Renaud
1451: Tunisia's insurance sector Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1450: Social safety net and the poor during the transition: the case of Bulgaria Downloads
Fareed M. A. Hassan and Peters, R. Kyle,
1449: Worker displacement during the transition: experience from Slovenia Downloads
Peter Orazem, Milan Vodopivec and Ruth Wu
1448: Environmental regulation and development: a cross-country empirical analysis Downloads
Ashoka Mody, Subhendu Roy, David Wheeler and Susmita Dasgupta
1447: Environmental inspections and emissions of the pulp and paper industry: the case of Quebec Downloads
Benoit Laplante and Paul Rilstone
1446: Review of integrated approaches to river basin, planning, development and management Downloads
Donna J. Lee and Ariel Dinar
1445: Human capital and industry wage structure in Guatemala Downloads
Christos Sakellariou
1444: Roads, lands, markets, and deforestation: a spatial model of land use in Belize Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz and David A. Gray
1443: Policy-based finance, financial regulation, and financial sector development in Japan Downloads
Dimitri Vittas and Akihiko Kawaura
1442: Energy price increases in developing countries: case studies of Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, and Zimbabwe Downloads
Einar Hope and Balbir Singh
1441: The significance of credits and subsidies in Russian agricultural reform Downloads
Douglas Galbi
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