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1248: Do domestic firms benefit from foreign direct investment? Evidence from panel data Downloads
Brian Aitken, Ann Harrison and Dec
1247: Complex transactions under uncertainty: Brazil's machine tool industry Downloads
Andrew Stone and Dec
1246: Determinants of cross-country income inequality: an augmented Kuznets hypothesis Downloads
Branko Milanovic and Dec
1245: The adding-up problem: strategies for primary commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Takamasa Akiyama, Donald Larson and Dec
1244: Difficulties of transferring risk-based capital requirements to developing countries Downloads
Edward Kane
1243: Are institutional investors an important source of portfolio investment in emerging markets? Downloads
Punam Chuhan and Dec
1242: Financial policies in socialist countries in transition Downloads
Boris Pleskovic
1241: Regulation, institutions, and commitment in the British telecommunications sector Downloads
Pablo Spiller, Ingo Vogelsang and Dec
1240: Financing the storm: macroeconomic crisis in Russia, 1992-93 Downloads
William Easterly, Paulo Viera da Cunha and Dec
1239: Principles of regulatory policy design Downloads
David Sappington and Dec
1238: Structural adjustment in the 1980s: Kenya Downloads
Gurushri Swamy and Dec
1237: Assessing Bank performance and the impact of financial restructuring in a macroeconomic framework: a new application Downloads
Yavuz Boray and Hector Sierra
1236: The impact of two tier producer and consumer food pricing in India Downloads
Maurice Schiff
1235: Eastern Europe's experience with banking reform: is there a role for banks in the transition? Downloads
Alfredo Thorne and Dec
1234: Price formation, nominal anchors, and stabilization policies in Hungary: an empirical analysis Downloads
Andres Solimano, David E. Yuravlivker and Dec
1233: Hedging cotton price risk in Francophone African countries Downloads
Sudhakar Satyanarayan, Elton Thigpen, Panos Varangis and Dec
1232: Will GATT enforcement control antidumping? Downloads
Joseph Finger, K.C. Fung and Dec
1231: Making a market: mass privatization in the Czech and Slovak Republics Downloads
Nemat Shafik and Dec
1230: Unemployment in Mexico: its characteristics and determinants Downloads
Ana Revenga, Michelle Riboud and Dec
1229: The structure, regulation, and performance of pension funds in nine industrial countries Downloads
E Davis and Dec
1228: Competition, competition policy, and the GATT Downloads
Bernard Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis and Dec
1227: Designing water institutions: market failures and institutional response Downloads
Marie Leigh Livingston and Dec
1226: Forecasting volatility in commodity markets Downloads
Kenneth F. Kroner, Devin P. Kneafsey, Stijn Claessens and Dec
1225: Intra - Sub - Saharan African trade: is it too little? Downloads
Faezeh Foroutan and Lant Pritchett
1224: Devaluation in low-inflation economies Downloads
Miguel A. Kiguel and Nita Ghei
1223: How robust is a poverty profile? Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Benu Bidani
1222: Trade reform in ten sub-Saharan African countries: achievements and failures Downloads
Faezeh Foroutan
1221: Does results and development (R&D) contribute to economic growth in developing countries? Downloads
Nancy Birdsall and Changyong Rhee
1220: Developing countries and the Uruguay Round: negotiations on services Downloads
Bernard Hoekman and Dec
1219: Decentralizing water resource management: economic incentives, accountability, and assurance Downloads
K. Easter, Bob Hearne and Dec
1218: Implementation of trade reform in sub-Saharan Africa: how much heat and how much light? Downloads
John Nash and Dec
1217: Unitary versus collective models of the household: time to shift theburden of proof? Downloads
Pierre Chiappori, Lawrence Haddad, John Hoddinott and Ravi Kanbur
1216: Regulation, institutions, and commitment: privatization and regulation in the Argentine telecommunications sector Downloads
Manuel Abdala
1215: How much do distortions affect growth? Downloads
William Easterly and Dec
1214: Trade, aid, and investment in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Ishrat Husain and Dec
1213: Japanese foreign direct investment: recent trends, determinants, and prospects Downloads
Kwang W. Jun, Frank Sader, Haruo Horaguchi, Hyuntai Kwak and Dec
1212: The links between economic policy and research: three examples from Ghana and some general thoughts Downloads
Ravi Kanbur
1211: Savings investment correlations and capital mobility in developing countries Downloads
Nlandu Mamingi
1210: The taxation of natural resources: principles and policy issues Downloads
Robin Boadway and Frank Flatters
1209: Should East Asia go regional? No, no and maybe Downloads
Arvind Panagariya
1208: Primary school achievement in English and mathematics in Zimbabwe: a multi-level analysis Downloads
Levi M. Nyagura and Abby Riddell
1207: Characteristics and performance of settlement programs: a review Downloads
Bill Kinsey and Hans Binswanger-Mkhize
1206: Empirical perspectives on national index funds Downloads
Ishac Diwan, Vihang Errunza and Lemma W. Senbet
1205: Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy: an analysis of developments in 1992 Downloads
Simon Commander, Leonid Liberman and Ruslan Yemtsov
1204: Structural adjustment, economic performance, and aid dependency in Tanzania Downloads
Nisha Agrawal, Zafar Ahmed, Michael Mered, Roger Nord and Dec
1203: Determinants of value - added tax revenue: a cross section analysis Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Fareed Hassan
1202: Privatization and foreign investment in the developing world, 1988-92 Downloads
Frank Sader
1201: Five criteria for choosing among poverty programs Downloads
Margaret E. Grosh
1200: The life cycle distributional consequence of pay-as-you-go and funded pension systems Downloads
Jane Falkingham and Paul Johnson
1199: Publicpension governance and performance: lessons for developing countries Downloads
Olivia Mitchell
1198: Enterprise reform in China: the evolving legal framework Downloads
Natalie G. Lichtenstein and Dec
1197: Determinants of inflation among franc zone countries in Africa Downloads
Bruno Boccara and Shantayanan Devarajan
1196: Corporate tax structure and production Downloads
Jeffrey Bernstein and Anwar Shah
1195: The enterprise sector and emergence of the Polish fiscal crisis, 1990-91 Downloads
Mark Schaffer
1194: How fast has Chinese industry grown? Downloads
Thomas Rawski
1193: The Armenian labor market in transition: issues and options Downloads
Milan Vodopivec and Wayne Vroman
1192: Effects of tax reform on Argentina's revenues Downloads
Jacques Morisset and Alejandro Izquierdo
1191: Rent-sharing in the multi-fibre arrangement: the case of Mexico Downloads
Geoffrey J. Bannister
1190: The government's role in Japanese and Korean credit markets: a new institutional economics perspective Downloads
Yoon Je Cho and Thomas Hellmann
1189: Can Communist economies transform incrementally? China's experience Downloads
Alan Gelb, Gary Jefferson and Inderjit Singh
1188: Developmentalism, socialism, and free market reform: three decades of income distribution in Chile Downloads
Mario Marcel and Andres Solimano
1187: How should sovereign debtors restructure their debts? Fixed interest rates, flexible interest rates, or inflation - indexed Downloads
Andrew Warner
1186: Recent estimates of capital flight Downloads
Stijn Claessens and David Naude
1185: Reforming Hungarian agricultural trade policy: a quantitative evaluation Downloads
Morris Morkre and David Tarr
1184: Providing social benefits in Russia: redefining the roles of firms and government Downloads
Simon Commander and Richard Jackman
1183: Who would vote for inflation in Brazil?: an integrated framework approach to inflation and income distribution Downloads
Cheikh Kane and Jacques Morisett
1182: Corporate governance in Central and Eastern Europe: lessons from advanced market economies Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray and Rebecca J. Hanson
1181: Reforming health care: a case for stay well health insurance Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Dennis Heffley
1180: The financing and taxation of U.S. direct investment abroad Downloads
Harry Huizinga
1179: How the market transition affected export performance in the Central European economies Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Dec
1178: Productivity of public spending, sectoral allocation choices, and economic growth Downloads
John Baffes and Anwar Shah
1177: Environmental taxes and policies for developing countries Downloads
Neil Bruce and Gregory M. Ellis
1176: Cash social transfers, direct taxes, and income distribution in late socialism Downloads
Branko Milanovic
1175: OECD trade barriers faced by the successor states of the Soviet Union Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski and Alexander Yeats
1174: Asian trade barriers against primary and processed commodities Downloads
Raed Safadi and Alexander Yeats
1173: Morocco's free trade agreement with the European community: a quantitative assessment Downloads
Thomas Rutherford, Elisabet Rutstrom and David Tarr
1172: Liberalizing Indian agriculture: an agenda for reform Downloads
Garry Pursell and Ashok Gulati
1171: Finance and its reform: beyond laissez-faire Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Lawrence Summers
1170: Job search by employed workers: the effects of restrictions Downloads
Avner Bar-ilan and Anat Levy
1169: Costs and benefits of debt and debt service reduction Downloads
Eduardo Fernandez-Arias
1168: How macroeconomic projections in policy framework papers for the African region compare with outcomes Downloads
Rashid Faruqee
1167: Unemployment and labor market dynamics in Russia Downloads
Simon Commander, Leonid Liberman and Ruslan Yemtsov
1166: The behavior of Russian firms in 1992: evidence from a survey Downloads
Commander, Simon*Liberman, Leonid*Ugaz, Cecilia*
1165: Social costs of the transition to capitalism: Poland, 1990-91 Downloads
Branko Milanovic
1164: Power, distortions, revolt, and reform in agricultural land relations Downloads
Hans Binswanger-Mkhize, Klaus Deininger and Gershon Feder
1163: Domestic distortions and international trade Downloads
James Anderson and J. Peter Neary
1162: The Slovenian labor market in transition: issues and lessons learned Downloads
Milan Vodopivec and Samo Hribar-Milic
1161: Increasing women's participation in the primary school teaching force and teacher training in Nepal Downloads
Molly Maguire Teas
1160: Equity and bond flows to Asia and Latin America: the role of global and country factors Downloads
Chuhan, Punam*Claessens,Constantijn A.*Mamingi,
1159: Stock market development and financial intermediary growth: a research agenda Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Ross Levine
1158: Population growth, externalities, and poverty Downloads
Nancy Birdsall and Charles Griffin
1157: Intertemporal and interspatial comparisons of income: the meaning of relative prices Downloads
Sultan Ahmad
1156: Tropical timber trade policies: what impact will eco-labeling have? Downloads
Panayotis N. Varangis, Carlos A. Primo Braga and Kenji Takeuchi
1155: The regulation and structure of nonlife insurance in the United States Downloads
Martin Grace and Michael M. Barth
1154: Options for pension reform in Tunisia Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1153: North American free trade agreement: issues on trade in financial services for Mexico Downloads
Dimitri Vittas, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Alberto Musalem
1152: Population, health, and nutrition: annual operational review for fiscal 1992 Downloads
Vaillancourt, Denise*Brown, Stacye
1151: Is growth bad for the environment? Pollution, abatement, and endogenous growth Downloads
Charles Marrewijk, Frederick (Rick) van der Ploeg and Jos Verbeek
1150: Wealthier is healthier Downloads
Lant Pritchett and Lawrence Summers
1149: How labor markets and imperfect competition affect tariff policy Downloads
Martin Rama
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