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1426: Russian unemployment: its magnitude, characteristics, and regional dimensions Downloads
Simon Commander and Ruslan Yemtsov
1425: On the intersectoral migration of agricultural labor Downloads
Donald Larson and Yair Mundlak
1424: Terms-of-trade shocks and optimal investment: another look at the Laursen-Metzler effect Downloads
Luis Servén
1423: The role of commercial banks in enterprise restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe Downloads
Millard Long and Izabela Rutkowska
1422: Efficiency in Bulgaria's schools: a nonparametric study Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Sajal Chattophadyay
1421: Distribution of income and the income tax burden in Bulgaria Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Fareed M. A. Hassan
1420: Legislative frameworks used to fosterpetroleum development Downloads
William T. Onorato
1419: Industry structure and regulation Downloads
Martin C. Stewart-Smith
1418: The impact of labor market regulations Downloads
Lyn Squire and Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput
1417: Uncertainty and global warming: an option - pricing approach to policy Downloads
Andrea Baranzini, Marc Chesney and Jacques Morisset
1416: Informal regulation of industrial pollution in developing countries: evidence from Indonesia Downloads
Sheoli Pargal and David Wheeler
1415: China's GDP in U.S. dollars based on purchasing power parity Downloads
Ren Ruoen and Chen Kai
1414: The World Bank and legal technical assistance: initial lessons Downloads
The World Bank Legal Department
1413: Endogenous distortions in product and labor markets Downloads
Martin Rama and Guido Tabellini
1412: Foreign technology imports and economic growth in developing countries Downloads
Xiaoming Zhang and Heng-Fu Zou
1411: Income inequality, welfare, and poverty: an illustration using Ukranian data Downloads
Nanak Kakwani
1410: Macroeconomic effects of terms-of-trade shocks: the case of oil-exporting countries Downloads
Nikola Spatafora
1409: Restructuring Uganda's debt: the commercial debt buy - back operation Downloads
Kapil Kapoor
1408: Macroeconomic management and intergovernmental relations in China Downloads
Jun Ma
1407: Pakistan's agriculture sector: is 3 to 4 percent annual growth sustainable? Downloads
Rashid Faruqee
1406: Structural breaks and long-run trends in commodity prices Downloads
Javier Leon and Raimundo Soto
1405: Growth and poverty in rural India Downloads
Martin Ravallion and Gaurav Datt
1404: The Republic of Korea's small and medium size enterprises and their support systems Downloads
Jeffrey Nugent
1403: Small and medium-size enterprise support policies in Japan Downloads
Motoshige Itoh and Shujiro Urata
1402: Indonesia's small and medium-size exporters and their support systems Downloads
Albert Berry and Brian Levy
1401: Colombia's small and medium-size exporters and their support systems Downloads
Berry, Albert*Escandon, Jose
1400: Technical and marketing support systems for successful small and medium-size enterprises in four countries Downloads
Brian Levy, Albert Berry, Motoshige Itoh, Linsu Kim, Jeffrey Nugent and Shujiro Urata
1399: How important to India's poor is the urban - rural composition of growth? Downloads
Martin Ravaillon and Gaurav Datt
1398: The cost of air pollution abatement Downloads
Raymond Hartman, David Wheeler and Manjula Singh
1397: Are private capital flows to developing countries sustainable? Downloads
Uri Dadush, Ashok Dhareshwar and Ron Johannes
1396: A typology of foreign exchange auction markets in sub-Saharan Africa: dynamic models for auction exchange rates Downloads
Janine Aron and Ibrahim Elbadawi
1395: A typology of foreign auction markets in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Janine Aron and Ibrahim Elbadawi
1394: Macroeconomic reform and growth in Africa: adjustment in Africa revisited Downloads
Lawrence Bouton, Christine Jones and Miguel Kiguel
1393: The interface of trade, investment, and competition policies: issues and challenges for Latin America Downloads
J. Luis Guasch and Sarath Rajapatirana
1392: Some economic consequences of the transition from civil war to peace Downloads
Jean-Paul Azam, David Bevan, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Jan Willem Gunning and Sanjay Pradhan
1391: Where in the world is population growth bad? Downloads
Jeff Kling and Lant Pritchett
1390: Regional integration and the Baltics: which way? Downloads
Piritta Sorsa
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
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