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949: The impact of formal finance on the rural economy of India Downloads
Hans Binswanger-Mkhize and Shahidur Khandker
948: Factors affecting private financial flows to Eastern Europe, 1989-91 Downloads
Mohua Mukherjee
947: Strategies for creating transitional jobs during structural adjustment Downloads
Stephen L. Mangum, Garth L. Mangum and Janine Bowen
946: Retraining displaced workers: what can developing countries learn from OECD nations? Downloads
Duane E. Leigh
945: Managing the civil service: what LDCs can learn from developed country reforms Downloads
Barbara Nunberg
944: How public sector pay and employment affect labor markets: research issues Downloads
Gail Stevenson
943: Burden-sharing among official and private creditors Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Eduardo Fernandez-Arias
942: Los Angeles, Mexico City, Cubatao, and Ankara - Efficient environmental regulation: case studies of urban air pollution Downloads
Arik Levinson and Sudhir Shetty
941: Projecting the demographic impact of AIDS Downloads
Rodolfo Bulatao and Eduard Bos
940: Private sector approaches to effective family planning Downloads
Karen G. Foreit
939: How macroeconomic policies affect project performance in the social sectors Downloads
Daniel Kaufman and Yan Wang
938: Health, government, and the poor: the case for the private sector Downloads
Nancy Birdsall and Estelle James
937: How soft is the budget constraint for Yugoslav firms? Downloads
Evan Kraft and Milan Vodopivec
936: Taxation, information asymmetries, and a firm's financing choices Downloads
Andrew Lyon
935: The precautionary demand for commodity stocks Downloads
Boum-Jong Choe
934: Public hospital costs and quality in the Dominican Republic Downloads
Maureen Lewis, Margaret B. Sulvetta and Gerard M. LaForgia
933: Developing country capital structures and emerging stock markets Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt
932: Interest rates, official lending, and the debt crisis: a reassessment Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache
931: How much to commit to an exchange rate rule: balancing credibility and flexibility Downloads
Alex Cukierman, Miguel A. Kiguel and Nissan Liviatan
930: Participatory development: myths and dilemmas Downloads
Robert Picciotto
929: Managing pollution control in Brazil: the potential use of taxes and fines by federal and state governments Downloads
Antonio Estache and Kangbin Zheng
928: Pesticide externalities, comparative advantage, and commodity trade: cotton in Andhra Pradesh, India Downloads
Nalin M. Kishor
927: General equilibrium effects of investment incentives in Mexico Downloads
Andrew Feltenstein and Anwar Shah
926: Options for reshaping the railway Downloads
Neil E. Moyer and Louis S. Thompson
925: A general equilibrium based social policy model for Cote d'Ivoire Downloads
Ngee Choon Chia, Sadek Wahba and John Whalley
924: How reduced demand for children and access to family planning accelerated the fertility decline in Colombia Downloads
Rafael Rofman
923: Listening to firms: how to use firm-level surveys to assess constraints on private sector development Downloads
Andrew H.W. Stone
922: Central America at a crossroads Downloads
Sylvia Saborio and Constantine Michalopoulos
921: Road infrastructure and economic development: some diagnostic indicators Downloads
Cesar Queiroz and Surhid Gautam
920: Economic incentives and point source emissions: choice of modeling platform Downloads
Raymond Kopp
919: Fiscal and quasi - fiscal deficits, nominal and real: measurement and policy issues Downloads
Roberto de Rezende Rocha and Fernando Saldanha
918: Tax evasion and tax reform in a low income economy: general equilibrium estimates for Madagascar Downloads
Jaime de Melo, David Roland-Holst and Mona Haddad
917: Creditor country regulations and commercial bank lending to developing countries Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt
916: Measuring the risk of default in six highly indebted countries Downloads
Marc Chesney and Jacques Morisset
915: Trade policy and exchange rate issues in the former Soviet Union Downloads
W. Max Corden
914: Health personnel development in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Patrick J. Vaughan
913: The women's development program in Rajasthan: a case study in group formation for women's development Downloads
Maitreyi Das
912: Understanding the investment cycle in adjustment programs: evidence from reforming economies Downloads
Andres Solimano
911: Does exchange rate volatility hinder export growth? Additional evidence Downloads
Ying Qian and Panos Varangis
910: Policy issues in financial regulation Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
909: Parallel markets, the foreign exchange auction, and exchange rate unification in Zambia Downloads
Janine Aron and Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
908: Tax incentives, market power,and corporate investment: a rational expectations model applied to Pakistani and Turkish industries Downloads
Dagmar Rajagopal and Anwar Shah
907: Institutional reform in emerging securities markets Downloads
Robert Pardy
906: Bulgaria's evolving legal framework for private sector development Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray and Peter Ianachkov
905: Investing in all the people Downloads
Lawrence Summers
904: Economic growth and environmental quality: time series and cross-country evidence Downloads
Nemat Shafik and Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay
903: The economic effects of minimum import prices: with an application to Uruguay Downloads
Federico Changanaqui and Patrick Messerlin
902: Public sector"debt distress"in Argentina, 1988-89 Downloads
Paul Beckerman
901: Opening the capital account: a survey of issues and results Downloads
James A. Hanson
900: The relationship between German banks and large German firms Downloads
Christian Harm
899: The financing of small firms in Germany Downloads
Christian Harm
898: Reforming finance in transitional socialist economies: avoiding the path from shell money to shell games Downloads
Gerard Caprio and Ross Levine
897: Unemployment insurance for developing countries Downloads
Daniel Hamermesh
896: Achievement evaluation of Colombia's Escuela Nueva: is multigrade the answer? Downloads
George Psacharopoulos, Carlos Rojas and Eduardo Velez
895: How can debt swaps be used for development? Downloads
Mohua Mukherjee
894: Social indicators and productivity convergence in developing countries Downloads
Gregory Ingram
893: The evolving legal framework for private sector activity in Slovenia Downloads
Gray, Cheryl W.*Stiblar, Franjo D.
892: Evaluating the asset based minimum tax on corporations: an option pricing approach Downloads
Estache, Antonio* van Wijnbergen, Sweder
891: Public institutions and private transactions: the legal and regulatory environment for business private transactions in Brazil and Chile Downloads
Andrew Stone, Brian Levy and Ricardo Paredes
890: Population, health, and nutrition: fiscal 1991 sector review Downloads
Denise Vaillancourt, Janet Nassim and Stacye Brown
889: On-the-job improvements in teacher competence: policy options and their effects on teaching and learning in Thailand Downloads
Stephen W. Raudenbush, Suwanna Eamsukkawat, Ikechuku Di-Ibor, Mohamed Kamali and Wimol Taoklam
888: Transformation of agriculture in central Eastern Europe and the former USSR: major policy issues and perspectives Downloads
Csaba Csaki
887: Power sharing and pollution control: coordinating policies among levels of government Downloads
William Jack
886: Factors that affect short-term commercial bank lending to developing countries Downloads
Sudarshan Gooptu and Maria Martinez Peria
885: The impact of EC-92 on developing countries'trade: a dissenting view Downloads
Andrew Hughes Hallett
884: Intercommodity price transmittal: analysis offood markets in Ghana Downloads
Harold Alderman
883: Malaria: the impact of treated bed nets on childhood mortality in the Gambia Downloads
Pedro L. Alonso, Allan G. Hill, Patricia H. David, Greg Fegan, Joanna R.M. Armstrong, Andreas Francisco, K. Cham and Brian M. Greenwood
882: Issues in reforming financial systems in Eastern Europe: the case of Bulgaria Downloads
Alfredo Eduardo Thorne
881: Dual and multiple exchange rate systems in developing countries: some empirical evidence Downloads
Nita Ghei and Miguel A. Kiguel
880: Exchange rate policy, the real exchange rate, and inflation: lessons from Latin America Downloads
Miguel A. Kiguel
879: Comprehensive water resources management: a concept paper Downloads
Peter Rogers
878: Adjustment and private investment in Kenya Downloads
Kazi M. Matin and Bernard Wasow
877: Assessing gains in efficient production among China's industrial enterprises Downloads
Gary Jefferson and Wenyi Xu
876: Old debts and new beginnings: a policy choice in transitional socialist economies Downloads
Ross Levine and David Scott
875: Rural finance in developing countries Downloads
Jacob Yaron
874: The trade restrictiveness index: an application to Mexican agriculture Downloads
James Anderson and Geoffrey Bannister
873: Measure and interpretation of effective protection in the presence of high capital costs: evidence from India Downloads
Francois M. Ettori
872: Romania's evolving legal framework for private sector development Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray, Rebecca J. Hanson and Peter G. Ianachkov
871: The distribution of the benefits from social services in Indonesia, 1978-87 Downloads
Dominique van de Walle
870: Economic shocks and the global environment Downloads
F. Desmond McCarthy and Ashok Dhareshwar
869: Financing local government in Hungary Downloads
Richard Bird and Christine Wallich
868: Mortality reductions from measles and tetanus immunization: a review of the evidence Downloads
Michael Koenig
867: The rationale and performance of personal pension plans in Chile Downloads
Dimitri Vittas and Augusto Iglesias
866: Regulatory and institutional impacts of securities market computerization Downloads
Robert Pardy
865: Food security and health security: explaining the levels of nutrition in Pakistan Downloads
Harold Alderman and Marito Garcia
864: Privatization of natural monopoly public enterprises: the regulation issue Downloads
Ralph Bradburd
863: Intergovernmental fiscal relations in China Downloads
Roy Bahl and Christine Wallich
862: Higher education in Egypt Downloads
Alan Richards
861: Private saving in Mexico, 1980-90 Downloads
Daniel Oks
860: The restrictiveness of the multi-fibre arrangement on Eastern European trade Downloads
Refik Erzan and Christopher Holmes
859: Macroeconomic management and the black market for foreign exchange in Sudan Downloads
Ibrahim A. Elbadawi
858: Contractual savings and emerging securities markets Downloads
Dimitri Vittas
857: The life insurance industry in the United States: an analysis of economic and regulatory issues Downloads
Kenneth M. Wright
856: Latin American women's earnings and participation in the labor force Downloads
George Psacharopoulos and Zafiris Tzannatos
855: Sovereign debt: a primer Downloads
Jonathan Eaton
854: Is there a case for an optimal export tax on perennial crops? Downloads
Takamasa Akiyama
853: Policy uncertainty, information asymmetries, and financial intermediation Downloads
Gerard Caprio
852: How health insurance affects the delivery of health care in developing countries Downloads
Joseph Kutzin and Howard Barnum
851: Sources of World Bank estimates of current mortality rates Downloads
Eduard Bos, My T. Vu and Patience W. Stephens
850: Fiscal adjustment and the real exchange rate: the case of Bangladesh Downloads
Kazi M. Matin
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