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648: Who paid the bill? Adjustment and poverty in Brazil, 1980-95 Downloads
M. Louise Fox and Samuel A. Morley
647: Growth rates and aggregate welfare: an international comparison Downloads
Nanak Kakwani
646: The developmental effectiveness of aid to Africa Downloads
Tony Killick
645: Poverty, policy, and industrialization: lessons from the distant past Downloads
Ben Polak and Jeffrey Williamson
644: Trade and payments arrangements in post-CMEA Eastern and Central Europe Downloads
Constantine Michalopoulos and David Tarr
643: Regional integration among developing countries, revisited Downloads
Andras Inotai
642: How a change in Brazil's sugar policies would affect the world sugar market Downloads
Brent Borrell
641: Intertemporal substitution in consumption: evidence for some high- and middle-income countries Downloads
Karsten N. Pedersen
640: The impact of policy in African agriculture: an empirical investigation Downloads
William K. Jaeger
639: The high cost of protecting Uruguay's automotive industry Downloads
Wendy Takacs
638: Researching the trade - productivity link: new directions Downloads
James Tybout
637: Poverty in Poland: 1978-88 Downloads
Branko Milanovic
636: Economic integration in Eastern Europe Downloads
Bela Balassa
635: Exchange rates and foreign tradein Korea Downloads
Bela Balassa
634: Trends in developing country exports, 1963-88 Downloads
Bela Balassa
633: The macroeconomic effects of the public sector deficit: the case of Thailand Downloads
Virabongse Ramangkura and Bhanupongse Nidhiprabha
632: The macroeconomics of the public sector deficit: the case of Argentina Downloads
Carlos Rodríguez
631: The macroeconomics of the public sector deficit: the case of Morocco Downloads
Riccardo Faini
630: The spirit of capitalism and long-run growth Downloads
Heng-Fu Zou
629: An atheoretic evaluation of success in structural adjustment Downloads
Patrick Conway
628: The Indonesian family planning program: an economic perspective Downloads
Dov Chernichovsky, Henry Pardoko, David De Leeuw, Pudjo Rahardjo and Charles Lerman
627: The role of institutions in poverty reduction: a focus on the productive sectors Downloads
Sharon L. Holt
626: The macroeconomics of the public sector deficit: the case of Colombia Downloads
William Easterly
625: How trade and macroeconomic policies affect economic growth and capital accumulation in developing countries Downloads
Ramon Lopez
624: Choosing policy instruments for pollution control: a review Downloads
Gunnar Eskeland and Emmanuel Jimenez
623: World Bank-supported adjustment programs: country performance and effectiveness Downloads
Vittorio Corbo and Patricio Rojas
622: How factors in creditor countries affect secondary market prices for developing country debt Downloads
Harry Huizinga
621: Sensible debt buybacks for highly indebted countries Downloads
Enrica Detragiache
620: Have commercial banks ignored history? Downloads
Sule Ozler
619: Foreign direct investment in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Laurence Cockcroft and Roger C. Riddell
618: Poverty and development: the Human Development Report and the World Development Report, 1990 Downloads
Ravi Kanbur
617: International poverty projections Downloads
Sudhir Anand and Ravi Kanbur
616: Optimal non-linear income taxation for the alleviation of income poverty Downloads
Ravi Kanbur, Michael Keen and Matti Toumala
615: Socialist economic growth and political investment cycles Downloads
Heng-Fu Zou
614: Accountability in public services: exit, voice and capture Downloads
Samuel Paul
613: Price - wage dynamics and the transmission of inflation in socialist economies: empirical models for Hungary and Poland Downloads
Simon Commander and Fabrizio Coricelli
612: Education and productivity in developing countries: an aggregate production function approach Downloads
Lawrence J. Lau, Dean Jamison and Frederic F. Louat
611: Tariff-based commodity price stabilization schemes in Venezuela Downloads
Donald Larson
610: Can preshipment inspection offset noncompetitive pricing of development countries'imports? The evidence from Madagascar Downloads
Alexander J. Yeats
609: A sensitivity analysis of cross-country growth regressions Downloads
Ross Levine and David Renelt
608: Cross-country studies of growth and policy: methodological, conceptual, and statistical problems Downloads
Ross Levine and David Renelt
607: Abolishing green rates: the effects on cereals, sugar, and oilseeds in West Germany Downloads
Donald Larson, Simon Glance, Brent Borrell, Merlinda Ingco and Jonathan Coleman
606: Adjustment policies and investment performance in developing countries: theory, country experiences, and policy implications Downloads
Luis Servén and Andres Solimano
605: Overview of contractual savings institutions Downloads
Dimitri Vittas and Michael Skully
604: Foreign trade and its relation to competition and productivity in Turkish industry Downloads
Faezeh Foroutan
603: The role of officially supported export credits in sub-Saharan Africa's external financing Downloads
Demirguc-Kunt, Asli*Erzan, Refik
602: Firm output adjustment to trade liberalization: theory with application to the Moroccan experience Downloads
Mark Andrew Dutz
601: Europe, Middle East, and North Africa region population projections: 1990-91 Downloads
Eduard Bos, Patience W. Stephens, My T. Vu and Rodolfo A. Bulatao
600: Latin America and the Caribbean region population projections: 1990-91 Downloads
My T. Vu, Eduard Bos, Patience W. Stephens and Rodolfo Bulatao
599: Asia region population projections: 1990-91 edition Downloads
Eduard Bos, Patience W. Stephens, My T. Vu and Rodolfo A. Bulatao
598: Africa region population projections: 1990-91 Downloads
Patience W. Stephens, Eduard Bos, My T. Vu and Rodolfo A. Bulatao
597: Rent sharing in the multi-fibre arrangement: theory and evidence from US apparel imports from Hong Kong Downloads
Erzan, Refik*Krishna, Kala*Ling Hui Tan
596: The Mexican sugar industry: problems and prospects Downloads
Brent Borrell
595: Hungary: financial sector reform in a socialist economy Downloads
Mario I. Blejer and Silvia B. Sagari
594: Size rationalization and trade exposure in developing countries Downloads
Mark Roberts and James Tybout
593: Risk management in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Ying Qian
592: Official credits to developing countries: implicit transfers to the banks Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Harry Huizinga
591: Global indicators of nutritional risk Downloads
Rae Galloway
590: The domestic financial market and the trade liberalization outcome: the evidence from Sri Lanka Downloads
Prema-chandra Athukorala and Sarath Rajapatirana
589: To prescribe or not to prescribe: on the regulation of pharmaceuticals in less developed countries Downloads
Jeffrey Hammer
588: Obstacles to developing small and medium-sized enterprises: an empirical assessment Downloads
Brian Levy
587: Quantifying the magnitude and severity of absolute poverty in the developing world in the mid-1980s Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Gaurav Datt, Dominique van de Walle and Elaine Chan
586: The challenging arithmetic of poverty in Bangladesh Downloads
Martin Ravallion
585: Financial innovation and money demand: theory and empirical implementation Downloads
Patricio Arrau and Jose De Gregorio
584: Whither Hungary and the European communities? Downloads
Tovias, Alfred*Laird, Sam
583: World Bank lending for education research, 1982-89 Downloads
Marlaine Lockheed and Alastair G. Rodd
582: Adjustment programs and Bank support: rationale and main results Downloads
Vittorio Corbo and Stanley Fischer
581: How successful is World Bank lending for structural adjustment? Downloads
Patrick Conway
580: Do natural resource-based industrialization strategies convey important (unrecognized) price benefits for commodity-exporting developing countries? Downloads
Alexander J. Yeats
579: Chile's experience with stabilization, revisited Downloads
Vittorio Corbo and Andres Solimano
578: The Bank's use of technical assistance for institutional development Downloads
Beatrice Buyck
577: Africa's rising inflation: causes, consequences, and cures Downloads
Ajay Chhibber
576: Lessons from tax reform: an overview Downloads
Wayne Thirsk
575: Household saving in developing countries: first cross-country evidence Downloads
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
574: Public policies and saving in developing countries Downloads
Vittorio Corbo and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
573: Malaysian labor markets under structural adjustment Downloads
Dipak Mazumdar
572: Capital positions of Japanese banks Downloads
Edward Kane, Haluk Unal and Asli Demirguc-Kunt
571: Credit's effect on productivity in Chinese agriculture: a microeconomic model of disequilibrium Downloads
Gershon Feder, Lawrence J. Lau, Justin Lin and Xiaopeng Luo
570: Debt concentration and secondary market prices Downloads
Raquel Fernandez and Sule Ozler
569: Domestic purchase requirements for import license allocations in Mali Downloads
Wendy Takacs
568: Higher wages for relief work can make many of the poor worse off: recent evidence from Maharashtra's"Employment Guarantee Scheme" Downloads
Martin Ravallion, Gaurav Datt and Shubham Chaudhuri
567: Macroeconomic management and the division of powers in Brazil: perspectives for the nineties Downloads
Antulio N. Bomfim and Anwar Shah
566: Measuring outward orientation in developing countries: can it be done? Downloads
Lant Pritchett
565: Issues in socialist economy reform Downloads
Stanley Fischer and Alan Gelb
564: Costs and benefits of agricultural price stabilization in Brazil Downloads
Avishay Braverman, Ravi Kanbur, Antonio Salazar P. Brandao, Jeffrey Hammer, Mauro de Rezende Lopes and Alexandra Tan
563: Empirical investment equations in developing countries Downloads
Martin Rama
562: Anticipated real exchange-rate changes and the dynamics of investment Downloads
Luis Servén
561: The labor market and the transition of socialist economies Downloads
Milan Vodopivec
560: The persistence of job security in reforming socialist economies Downloads
Milan Vodopivec
559: Fiscal policy and private investment in developing countries: recent evidence on key selected issues Downloads
Ajay Chhibber and Mansoor Dailami
558: Alternative instruments for smoothing the consumption of primary commodity exporters Downloads
Kenneth Kletzer, David M Newbery and Brian Wright
557: The new fiscal federalism in Brazil Downloads
Anwar Shah
556: Taxing choices in deficit reduction Downloads
John Baffes and Anwar Shah
555: The macroeconomics of price reform in socialist countries: a dynamic framework Downloads
Simon Commander and Fabrizio Coricelli
554: Korea's labor markets under structural adjustment Downloads
Dipak Mazumdar
553: Money, inflation, and deficit in Egypt Downloads
Marcelo Giugale and Hinh T. Dinh
552: Selected World Bank poverty studies: a summary of approaches, coverage, and findings Downloads
Nancy Gillespie
551: Australia's antidumping experience Downloads
Gary Banks
550: Firms'responses to relative price changes in Cote d'Ivoire: the implications for export subsidies and devaluations Downloads
John Newman, Victor Lavy, Raoul Salomon and Philippe De Vreyer
549: Intertemporal substitution in a monetary framework: evidence from Chile and Mexico Downloads
Patricio Arrau
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