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1145: The simple(r) algebra of pension plans Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1144: The foreign trade dimension of the market transition in Poland: the surprising export performance and its sustainability Downloads
Bartlomiej Kaminski
1143: Tariff rates, tariff revenue, and tariff reform: some new facts Downloads
Lant Pritchett and Geeta Sethi
1142: Rent - seeking trade policy: a time series approach Downloads
Martin Rama
1141: Foreign direct investment in a macroeconomic framework: finance, efficiency, incentives, and distortions Downloads
Maxwell J. Fry
1140: How retail food markets responded to price liberalization in Russia after January 1992 Downloads
Bruce Gardner and Karen M. Brooks
1139: Should sub-Saharan Africa expand cotton exports? Downloads
Coleman, Jonathan R.*Thigpen, M. Elton
1138: The economic impact of military expenditures Downloads
Daniel Landau
1137: Railway reform in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) economies Downloads
Philip W. Blackshaw, Louis S. Thompson, Dec and Esd
1136: The dynamic behavior of quota license prices: theory and evidence from the Hong Kong apparel quotas Downloads
Kala Krishna and Ling Hui Tan
1135: Inflation in Czechoslovakia, 1985-91 Downloads
Zdenek Drabek, Kamil Janáček and Zdenek Tuma
1134: Bahrain - Managing a nonrenewable resource: savings and exchange-rate policies Downloads
Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Majd Nader and Dec
1133: Macroeconomic framework for an oil-based economy: the case of Bahrain Downloads
Ibrahim A. Elbadawi and Nader Majd
1132: An analysis of repressed inflation in three transitional economies Downloads
Andrew Feltenstein and Jiming Ha
1131: Prices and protocols in public health care Downloads
Jeffrey Hammer
1130: Poverty and policy Downloads
Michael Lipton and Martin Ravallion
1129: How policy changes affected cocoa sectors in sub-Saharan African countries Downloads
Jonathan R. Coleman, Takamasa Akiyama and Panos N. Varangis
1128: The international ocean transport industry in crisis: assessing the reasons and outlook Downloads
Hans Jurgen Peters
1127: How international economic links affect East Asia Downloads
Vikram Nehru
1126: The costs and benefits of Slovenian independence Downloads
Milan Cvikl, Evan Kraft and Milan Vodopivec
1125: Industrial development and the environment in Mexico Downloads
Adriaan Ten Kate
1124: A new database on human capital stock: sources, methodology and results Downloads
Vikram Nehru, Eric Swanson and Ashutosh Dubey
1123: Social development is economic development Downloads
Nancy Birdsall
1122: Fiscal decentralization and intergovernmental relations in transition economics: toward a systematic framework of analysis Downloads
Richard Bird and Christine Wallich
1121: Measuring capital flight: a case study of Mexico Downloads
Harald Eggerstedt, Rebecca Brideau Hall and Sweder van Wijnbergen
1120: Policies for coping with price uncertainty for Mexican maize: policies for maize price variability in Mexico Downloads
Donald Larson
1119: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): its effect on South Asia Downloads
Raed Safadi and Alexander Yeats
1118: Trends in retirement systems and lessons for reform Downloads
Olivia Mitchell
1117: Portfolio investment flows to emerging markets Downloads
Sudarshan Gooptu
1116: Implications of agricultural trade liberalization for the developing countries Downloads
Antonio Salazar P. Brandao and Will Martin
1115: Looking at the facts: what we know about policy and growth from cross-country analysis Downloads
Ross Levine and Sara Zervos
1114: Does price uncertainty really reduce private investment? A small model applied to Chile Downloads
Anita George, Jacques Morisset and Dec
1113: The lucky few amidst economic decline: distributional change in Cote d'Ivoire as seen through panel data sets, 1985-88 Downloads
Ravi Kanbur
1112: Privatization, concentration, and pressure for protection: a steel sector study Downloads
Ying Qian and Ronald C. Duncan
1111: Foreign investment law in Central and Eastern Europe Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray and William Jarosz
1110: What would happen if all developing countries expanded their manufactured exports? Downloads
Will Martin
1109: Risk management and stable financial structures Downloads
Andrew Sheng and Yoon Je Cho
1108: Public output and private decisions: conceptual issues in the evaluation of Government activities and their implications for fiscal policy Downloads
Thanos Catsambas
1107: Financial reform lessons and strategies Downloads
Gerard Caprio, Izak Atiyas and James Hanson
1106: Improving women's access to higher education: a review of World Bank project experience Downloads
Halil Dundar and Jennifer Haworth
1105: Estimating quasi-fiscal deficits in a consistency framework: the case of Madagascar Downloads
Philippe Le Houerou and Hector Sierra
1104: Trade policy reform in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1980s Downloads
Asad Alam and Sarath Rajapatirana
1103: Capital mobility in developing countries: some measurement issues and empirical estimates Downloads
Peter Montiel
1102: Did the debt crisis or declining oil prices cause Mexico's investment collapse? Downloads
Andrew Warner
1101: Transforming state enterprises in Poland: macroeconomic evidence on adjustment Downloads
Brian Pinto, Marek Belka and Stefan Krajewski
1100: Indigenous territories and tropical forest management in Latin America Downloads
Shelton H. Davis and Alaka Wali
1099: Trade unions and collective bargaining Downloads
Harry C. Katz, Sarosh Kuruvilla and Lowell Turner
1098: Fortress Europe and other myths concerning trade Downloads
Jean Baneth
1097: A production function-based policy simulation model of perennial commodity markets Downloads
Takamasa Akiyama and Jonathan R. Coleman
1096: How trade liberalization affected productivity in Morocco Downloads
Mona Haddad
1095: Are failproof banking systems feasible? Desirable? Downloads
Samuel H. Talley
1094: The new regionalism: a country perspective Downloads
Jaime de Melo, Arvind Panagariya and Dani Rodrik
1093: Swiss Chilanpore: the way forward for pension reform? Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
1092: The effect of financial liberalization on allocation of credit: panel data evidence for Ecuador Downloads
Fidel Jaramillo, Fabio Schiantarelli and Andrew Weiss
1091: Capital market imperfections before and after financial liberalization: a Euler Equation approach to panel data for Ecuadorian firms Downloads
Fidel Jaramillo, Fabio Schiantarelli and Andrew Weiss
1090: Government expenditures as a citizens'evaluation of public output: public choice and the benefit principle of taxation Downloads
Thanos Catsambas
1089: Equity portfolio investment in developing countries: a literature survey Downloads
Stijn Claessens
1088: A primer on the MFA maze Downloads
Riccardo Faini, Jaime de Melo and Wendy Takacs
1087: Exchange rate based stabilization: tales from Europe and Latin America Downloads
Alberto F. Ades, Miguel Kiguel and Nissan Liviatan
1086: Teachers'salaries in Latin America: a comparative analysis Downloads
George Psacharopoulos, Jorge Valenzuela and Mary Arends-Kuenning
1085: Economic approaches to modeling fertility determinants: a selective review Downloads
Cristino R. Arroyo
1084: Stock market development and financial deepening in developing countries: some correlation patterns Downloads
Dong He and Robert Pardy
1083: Finance and growth: Schumpeter might be right Downloads
King, Robert G.*Levine, Ross
1082: What do governments buy? The composition of public spending and economic performance Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan, Vinaya Swaroop and Heng-Fu Zou
1081: Correcting for sampling bias in the measurement of welfare and poverty: the case of the Cote d'Ivoire living standards survey Downloads
Lionel Demery and Christiaan Grootaert
1080: A new regional price index for Cote d'Ivoire using data from the international comparisons project Downloads
Christiaan Grootaert and Ravi Kanbur
1079: How useful are integrated household survey data for policy-oriented analysis of poverty? Lessons from the Cote d'Ivoire living standards survey Downloads
Christiaan Grootaert
1078: The evolution of welfare and poverty under structural change and economic recession in Cote d'Ivoire, 1985-88 Downloads
Christiaan Grootaert
1077: Risk management prospects for Egyptian cotton Downloads
Panos Varangis, Elton Thigpen and Takamasa Akiyama
1076: A presumptive pigovian tax on gasoline: analysis of an air pollution control program for Mexico City Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland
1075: Many paths to skilled employment: a reverse tracer study of eight occupations in Colombia Downloads
Adrian Ziderman and Robin Horn
1074: How moving to world prices affects the terms of trade in 15 countries of the former Soviet Union Downloads
David Tarr
1073: Fiscal aspects of developing countrydebt problems and debt and debt-service reduction operations: a conceptual framework Downloads
Peter Montiel
1072: Costs of alternative treatments for incomplete abortion Downloads
Brooke R. Johnson, Janie Benson, Janet Bradley, Aurora Rabago Ordonez, Catia Zambrano, Leonard Okoko, Leticia Vazquez Chavez, Paulina Quiroz and Khama Rogo
1071: Congestion charging mechanisms for roads: an evaluation of current practice Downloads
Timothy D. Hau
1070: Economic fundamentals of road pricing: a diagrammatic analysis Downloads
Timothy D. Hau
1069: Why is there proportionately more enrollment in private schools in some countries? Downloads
Estelle James
1068: Enterprise reform in Eastern Europe Downloads
Sweder van Wijnbergen
1067: Returns to investment in education: a global update Downloads
George Psacharopoulos
1066: Pollution control in a decentralized economy: which level of government should subsidize what in Brazil Downloads
Antonio Estache and Kangbin Zheng
1065: Strengthening Uganda's policy environment for investing in university development Downloads
Thomas Owen Eisemon, John Sheehan, George Eyoku, Franklin Van Buer, Delane Welsch, Louisa Masutti, Nat Colletta and Lee Roberts
1064: More evidence on income distribution and growth Downloads
George Clarke
1063: Mongolia - Privatization and system transformation in an isolated economy Downloads
Cevdet Denizer and Alan Gelb
1062: Economic development, environmental regulation, and the international migration of toxic industrial pollution: 1960-88 Downloads
Robert Lucas, David Wheeler and Hemamala Hettige
1061: Dynamic response to foreign transfers and terms-of-trade shocks in open economies Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel and Luis Servén
1060: Economies of the former Soviet Union: an input-output approach to the 1987 national accounts Downloads
Dmitri Steinberg
1059: Political economy of policy reform in Turkey in the 1980s Downloads
Ziya Onis and Steven B. Webb
1058: The pricing of country funds and their role in capital mobilization for emerging economies Downloads
Ishac Diwan, Vihang Errunza and Lemma W. Senbet
1057: Measuring the incomes of economies of the former Soviet Union Downloads
International Economics Department
1056: Earnings and education in Latin America: assessing priorities for schooling investments Downloads
George Psacharopoulos and Ying Chu Ng
1055: Wealth, weather risk, and the composition and profitability of agricultural investments Downloads
Mark Rosenzweig and Hans Binswanger-Mkhize
1054: Eastern Europe and Russian Federation - Distributional impact of cash and in-kind social transfers in Eastern Europe and Russia Downloads
Branko Milanovic
1053: Development of the Zimbabwe family planning program Downloads
Alex F. Zinanga
1052: A reappraisal of how oral rehydration therapy affected mortality in Egypt Downloads
Hoda Rashad
1051: The legal framework for private sector activity in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray
1050: Marginal income tax rates and economic growth in developing countries Downloads
William Easterly and Sergio Rebelo
1049: Money demand and seignorage - maximizing inflation Downloads
William Easterly, Paolo Mauro and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
1048: Targets and indicators in World Bank population projects Downloads
George Baldwin
1047: Cote d'Ivoire: private sector dynamics and constraints Downloads
Rueda-Sabater, Enrique and Andrew Stone
1046: World Bank project-financed research on population, health, and nutrition Downloads
J. Price Gittinger and Carol Bradford
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