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1280: The economic impact of export controls: an application to Mongolian cashmere and Romanian wood products Downloads
Wendy Takacs
1279: Optimal hedging strategy revisited: acknowledging the existence of nonstationary economic timeseries Downloads
Ying Qian, Ronald Duncan and Dec
1278: The role of regulation and commitment in the development of telecommunications in Chile Downloads
Ahmed Galal and Dec
1277: Private trader response to market liberalization in Tanzania's cashew nut industry Downloads
Steven Jaffee and Dec
1276: Is there persistence in the growth of manufactured exports? Evidence from newly industrializing countries Downloads
Ashoka Mody, Kamil Yilmaz and Dec
1275: Female - headed households, poverty, and the welfare of children in urban Brazil Downloads
Ricardo Barros, Louise Fox, Rosane Mendonca and Dec
1274: The new trade theory and its relevance for developing countries Downloads
Asad Alam and Dec
1273: Desired fertility and the impact of population policies Downloads
Lant Pritchett and Dec
1272: The value of superfund cleanups: evidence from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decisions Downloads
Shreekant Gupta, George Van Houtven, Maureen Cropper and Dec
1271: Measuring the effect of external shocks and the policy response to them: empirical methodology applied to the Philippines Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy, J. Peter Neary, Giovanni Zanalda and Dec
1270: How land-based targeting affects rural poverty Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Binayak Sen and Dec
1269: Union - nonunion wage differentials in the developing world: a case study of Mexico Downloads
Alexis Panagides, Harry Patrinos and Dec
1268: The reform of mechanisms for foreign exchange allocation: theory and lessons from sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Eliana La Ferrara, Gabriel Castillo and John Nash
1267: The tax base in transition: the case of Bulgaria Downloads
Zeljko Bogetic and Arye Hillman
1266: An efficient frontier for international portfolios with commodity assets Downloads
Sudhakar Satyanarayan, Panos Varangis and Dec
1265: Parallel exchange rates in developing countries: lessons from eight case studies Downloads
Miguel A. Kiguel and Stephen O'Connell
1264: A rock and a hard place: the two faces of U.S. trade policy toward Korea Downloads
Joseph Finger and Dec
1263: The effects of barriers on equity investment in developing countries Downloads
Stijn Claessens, Moon-Whoan Rhee and Dec
1262: Flexibility in Sri Lanka's labor market Downloads
Martin Rama and Dec
1261: A political - economy analysis of free trade areas and customs unions Downloads
Arvind Panagariya, Ronald Findlay and Dec
1260: When is a life too costly to save?: evidence from U.S. environmental regulations Downloads
George Van Houtven, Maureen Cropper and Dec
1259: The reform of fiscal systems in developing and emerging market economies: a federalism perspective Downloads
Robin Boadway, Sandra Roberts and Anwar Shah
1258: Decentralizing infrastructure: for good or ill? Downloads
Richard Bird
1257: Old age security in transitional economies Downloads
Louise Fox
1256: World fossil fuel subsidies and global carbon emissions in a model with interfuel substitution Downloads
Bjorn Larsen
1255: Intrahousehold resource allocation: an overview Downloads
Lawrence Haddad, John Hoddinott, Harold Alderman and Dec
1254: What are OECD trade preferences worth to sub-Saharan Africa? Downloads
Alexander J. Yeats and Dec
1253: Can competition policy control"301"? Downloads
Joseph Finger, K.C. Fung and Dec
1252: On the dangers of decentralization Downloads
Remy Prud'homme and Dec
1251: Excise taxes Downloads
John F. Due
1250: Explaining miracles: growth regressions meet the Gang of Four Downloads
William Easterly and Dec
1249: Competitiveness and environmental standards: some exploratory results Downloads
Sorsa, Piritta*DEC
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
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