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7654: Effects of fiscal policy shocks in an open economy: evidence from Canada Downloads
Vincent De Paul Tsoungui Belinga
7653: Markets and manipulation: time for a paradigm shift ? Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7652: Prices for poverty analysis in Africa Downloads
Isis Gaddis
7651: Public school teacher management in Sri Lanka: issues and options Downloads
Dhushyanth Raju
7650: The role of regulation on entry: evidence from the Italian provinces Downloads
Francesco Bripi
7649: The GATT's starting point: tariff levels circa 1947 Downloads
Chad Bown and Douglas Irwin
7648: Reducing crime and violence: experimental evidence on adult noncognitive investments in Liberia Downloads
Christopher Blattman, Julian C Jamison and Margaret Sheridan
7647: Identifying gazelles: expert panels vs. surveys as a means to identify firms with rapid growth potential Downloads
Marcel Fafchamps and Christopher Woodruff
7646: Decomposing response errors in food consumption measurement: implications for survey design from a survey experiment in Tanzania Downloads
Jed Friedman, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and John Gibson
7645: What type of finance matters for growth ? Bayesian model averaging evidence Downloads
Iftekhar Hasan, Roman Horvath and Jan Mares
7644: Assessing the impacts of Mais Educacao on educational outcomes: evidence between 2007 and 2011 Downloads
Rita Almeida, Antonio Bresolin, Bruna Pugialli Da Silva Borges, Karen Mendes and Naercio Menezes Filho
7643: Going beyond the first child: analysis of Russian mothers'desired and actual fertility Patterns Downloads
Victoria Levin, Elena Besedina and Tami Aritomi
7642: The cost of fear: the welfare effect of the risk of violence in northern Uganda Downloads
Marc Rockmore
7641: Is living in African cities expensive ? Downloads
Shohei Nakamura, Rawaa Harati, Somik V. Lall, Yuri M. Dikhanov, Nada Hamadeh, William Vigil Oliver, Marko Olavi Rissanen and Mizuki Yamanaka
7640: Organizing knowledge to compete: impacts of capacity building programs on firm organization Downloads
Marcio Cruz, Maurizio Bussolo and Leonardo Iacovone
7639: Managing sudden stops Downloads
Barry Eichengreen and Poonam Gupta
7638: Competition makes IT better: evidence on when firms use it more effectively Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Mariana De La Paz Pereira Lopez and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
7637: Economic structural change as an option for mitigating the impacts of climate change Downloads
Alexander Golub and Michael Toman
7636: Opportunity versus necessity: understanding the heterogeneity of female micro-entrepreneurs Downloads
Gabriela Calderón, Leonardo Iacovone and Laura Juarez
7635: Disaster risk management and fiscal policy: narratives, tools, and evidence associated with assessing fiscal risk and building resilience Downloads
Reinhard Mechler, Junko Mochizuki and Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler
7634: Capturing the co-benefits of disaster risk management on the private sector side Downloads
Adam Rose
7633: Co-benefits of disaster risk management Downloads
Francis Vorhies and Emily Wilkinson
7632: Higher losses and slower development in the absence of disaster risk management investments Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Marie-Agnès Jouanjean
7631: Investing in disaster risk management in an uncertain climate Downloads
Thomas K.J. McDermott
7630: Unraveling a secret: Vietnam's outstanding performance on the PISA test Downloads
Suhas D. Parandekar and Elisabeth Sedmik
7629: ICT use, competitive pressures and firm performance in Mexico Downloads
Leonardo Iacovone, Mariana De La Paz Pereira Lopez and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
7628: Global migration revisited: short-term pains, long-term gains, and the potential of south-south migration Downloads
Syud Ahmed, Delfin Go and Dirk Willenbockel
7627: Long-term impacts of an unanticipated risk event: the 2007/08 food price crisis and child growth in Indonesia Downloads
Futoshi Yamauchi and Donald Larson
7626: Looking back on two decades of poverty and well-being in India Downloads
Ambar Narayan and Rinku Murgai
7625: The use of detailed statistical data in customs reform: the case of Madagascar Downloads
Cyril Chalendard, Gaël Raballand and Antsa Rakotoarisoa
7624: School grants and education quality: experimental evidence from Senegal Downloads
Pedro Carneiro, Oswald Koussihouede, Nathalie Lahire, Costas Meghir and Corina Mommaerts
7623: Identifying the economic potential of Indian districts Downloads
Mark Roberts
7622: Absent laws and missing women: can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality ? Downloads
Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam and Augusto Lopez Claros
7621: Measuring poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: methodological considerations when estimating an empirical regional poverty line Downloads
R. Castañeda, Leonardo Gasparini, Santiago Garriga, Leonardo Ramiro Lucchetti and Daniel Valderrama Gonzalez
7620: The empirical landscape of trade policy Downloads
Chad Bown and Meredith Crowley
7619: Inventor diasporas and the internationalization of technology Downloads
Ernest Miguelez
7618: Impacts of sovereign rating on sub-sovereign bond ratings in emerging and developing economies Downloads
Sanket Mohapatra, Manabu Nose and Dilip Ratha
7617: Second-stage sampling for conflict areas: methods and implications Downloads
Kristen Himelein, Stephanie Eckman, Siobhan Murray and Johannes Bauer
7616: MENA export performance and specialization -- the role of financial sector development and governance Downloads
Christina A. Wood and Judy Yang
7615: The labor content of exports database Downloads
Massimiliano Calì, Joseph Francois, Claire Honore Hollweg, Miriam Manchin, Doris Oberdabernig, Hugo Alexander Rojas Romagosa, Stela Rubinova and Patrick Tomberger
7614: Deal or no deal: strictly business for China in Kenya ? Downloads
Apurva Sanghi and Dylan Conte Johnson
7613: When do gender wage differences emerge ? a study of Azerbaijan's labor market Downloads
Francesco Pastore, Sarosh Sattar, Nistha Sinha and Erwin H. R. Tiongson
7612: Is random forest a superior methodology for predicting poverty ? an empirical assessment Downloads
Thomas Sohnesen and Niels Stender
7611: Robustness of shared prosperity estimates: how different methodological choices matter Downloads
Aziz Atamanov, Christina Wieser, Hiroki Uematsu, Nobuo Yoshida, Minh Nguyen, João Pedro Azevedo and Reno Dewina
7610: Providing policy makers with timely advice: the timeliness-rigor trade-off Downloads
Clive Bell and Lyn Squire
7609: Strengthening national hydrometeorological services through cascading forecasting: investing for sustainability and impact across global, regional, and national centers Downloads
Daniel Werner Kull, Corinne Graessle and Barzin Aryan
7608: When measure matters: coresidency, truncation bias, and intergenerational mobility in developing countries Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, William Greene and Forhad Shilpi
7607: Can wage subsidies boost employment in the wake of an economic crisis ? evidence from Mexico Downloads
Miriam Bruhn
7606: Estimating international poverty lines from comparable national thresholds Downloads
Dean Jolliffe and Espen Prydz
7605: Revisiting the impact of the Brazilian SIMPLES program on firms'formalization rates Downloads
Caio Piza
7604: Access to finance and job growth: firm-level evidence across developing countries Downloads
Meghana Ayyagari, Pedro Francisco Juarros, Maria Martinez Peria and Sandeep Singh
7603: Unemployment and mortality: evidence from the great recession Downloads
Ha Minh Nguyen and Huong Nguyen
7602: Why did poverty decline in India ? a nonparametric decomposition exercise Downloads
Carlos Balcazar, Sonal Desai, Rinku Murgai and Ambar Narayan
7601: Survival of the fittest ? using network methods to assess the diffusion of project design concepts Downloads
Kenneth M. Chomitz, Pierre-Yves Koenig, Guy Melancon and Benjamin Renoust
7600: Taxation, information, and withholding: evidence from Costa Rica Downloads
Anne Brockmeyer and Marco Hernandez
7599: Effect of lengthening the school day on mother's labor supply Downloads
Dante Contreras and Paulina Sepulveda
7598: The week Downloads
Maya Eden
7597: Land measurement bias and its empirical implications: evidence from a validation exercise Downloads
Andrew Dillon, Sydney Gourlay, Kevin McGee and Gbemisola Oseni
7596: Mangroves as protection from storm surges in a changing climate Downloads
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta and Glenn-Marie-000351319 Lange
7595: Welfare dynamics with synthetic panels: the case of the Arab world in transition Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang and Elena Ianchovichina
7594: Assessment of net mitigation in the context of international greenhouse gas emissions control mechanisms Downloads
Jon Strand
7593: Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Mainul Huq, Md. Golam Mustafa, Md Istiak Sobhan and David R. Wheeler
7592: Can electronic tax invoicing improve tax compliance ? a case study of the Republic of Korea's electronic tax invoicing for value-added tax Downloads
Hyung Chul Lee
7591: Learning or leaning: persistent and transitory growth spillovers from FDI Downloads
Ronald Davies, Michael Lamla and Marc Tobias Schiffbauer
7590: Globalization of labor markets and the growth prospects of nations Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7589: What explains agricultural price movements ? Downloads
John Baffes and Tassos Haniotis
7588: Does paternity leave matter for female employment in developing economies ? evidence from firm data Downloads
Mohammad Amin, Asif Islam and Alena Sakhonchik
7587: Vietnam's labor market institutions, regulations, and interventions: helping people grasp work opportunities in a risky world Downloads
Achim Schmillen and Truman G. Packard
7586: The economic effects of counterfeiting and piracy: a review and implications for developing countries Downloads
Carsten Fink, Keith Maskus and Yi Qian
7585: Measuring violent conflict in micro-level surveys: current practices and methodological challenges Downloads
Tilman Brück, Patricia Justino, Philip Verwimp and Andrew Anthony Tedesco
7584: The revival of the"cash versus food"debate: new evidence for an old quandary ? Downloads
Ugo Gentilini
7583: The price is not always right: on the impacts of commodity prices on households (and countries) Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
7582: Employer voices, employer demands, and implications for public skills development policy connecting the labor and education sectors Downloads
Wendy Cunningham and Paula Villasenor
7581: Small area estimation of child malnutrition in Ethiopian woredas Downloads
Thomas Sohnesen, Alemayehu Ambel, Peter Fisker, Colin Andrews and Qaiser M. Khan
7580: Can you work it ? evidence on the productive potential of public works from a youth employment program in Sierra Leone Downloads
Nina Rosas Raffo and Shwetlena Sabarwal
7579: The fiscal cost of weak governance: evidence from teacher absence in India Downloads
Karthik Muralidharan, Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla and Aakash Mohpal
7578: Illicit activity and money laundering from an economic growth perspective: a model and an application to Colombia Downloads
Edgar Villa, Martha Misas and Norman Loayza
7577: The political economy of bank lending: evidence from an emerging market Downloads
Sumit Agarwal, Bernardo Morais, Claudia Ruiz Ortega and Jian Zhang
7576: Large farm establishment, smallholder productivity, labor market participation, and resilience: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Charles Anthony Philip Harris
7575: The political economy of direct dividend transfers in resource-rich countries: a theoretical consideration Downloads
Eoin McGuirk, Anand Rajaram and Marcelo Giugale
7574: Access to pre-primary education and progression in primary School: evidence from rural Guatemala Downloads
Paulo Bastos, Nicolas Luis Bottan and Julian Cristia
7573: Preschool education in Brazil: does public supply crowd out private enrollment ? Downloads
Paulo Bastos and Odd Rune Straume
7572: Resource rents, coercion, and local development: evidence from post-apartheid South Africa Downloads
Paulo Bastos and Nicolas Luis Bottan
7571: Egypt: guiding reform of energy subsidies long-term Downloads
Peter Griffin, Thomas Blatt Laursen and James W. Robertson
7570: Building a competitive city through innovation and global knowledge: the case of Sino-Singapore Suzhou industrial park Downloads
Zhihua Zeng
7569: Capital flows and central banking: the Indian experience Downloads
Poonam Gupta
7568: Growth, urbanization, and poverty reduction in India Downloads
Gaurav Datt, Martin Ravallion and Rinku Murgai
7567: Losing the gains of the past: the welfare and distributional impacts of the twin crises in Iraq 2014 Downloads
Nandini Krishnan and Sergio Daniel Olivieri
7566: Prices and welfare Downloads
Abdelkrim Araar and Paolo Verme
7565: Drought and retribution: evidence from a large-scale rainfall-indexed insurance program in Mexico Downloads
Alan Fuchs Tarlovsky and Hendrik Wolff
7564: Market integration and poverty: evidence from South Sudan Downloads
Gonzalo Varela, Massimiliano Calì, Utz Johann Pape and Esteban Rojas
7563: Does child sponsorship pay off in adulthood ? an international study of impacts on income and wealth Downloads
Bruce Wydick, Paul Glewwe and Laine Rutledge
7562: Sifting through the Data: labor markets in Haiti through a turbulent decade (2001-2012) Downloads
Thiago Scot and Aude-Sophie Rodella
7561: School dropout in Central America: an overview of trends, causes, consequences, and promising interventions Downloads
Melissa Adelman and Miguel Szekely
7560: An exploration of the relationship between police presence, crime, and business in developing countries Downloads
Asif Islam
7559: Financial channels, property rights, and poverty: a Sub-Saharan African perspective Downloads
Raju Singh and Yifei Huang
7558: Idle youth in Mexico: trapped between the war on drugs and economic crisis Downloads
Rafael De Hoyos, Carlos Gutierrez Fierros and J. Vicente Vargas M.
7557: The distribution of consumption expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa: the inequality among all Africans Downloads
La-Bhus Jirasavetakul and Christoph Lakner
7556: How much teachers know and how much it matters in class: analyzing three rounds of subject-specific test score data of Indonesian students and teachers Downloads
Joppe de Ree
7555: Greying the budget: ageing and preferences over public policies Downloads
Luiz de Mello, Simone Raphaela Schotte, Erwin H. R. Tiongson and Hernan Winkler
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