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7889: Benefits of electrification and the role of reliability: evidence from India Downloads
Hussain A. Samad and Fan Zhang
7888: Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation: evidence from the Russian Federation Downloads
Alvaro S. Gonzalez, Siddharth Sharma and Hari Subhash
7887: Model and methods for estimating the number of people living in extreme poverty because of the direct impacts of natural disasters Downloads
Julie Rozenberg and Stephane Hallegatte
7886: Socioeconomic resilience: multi-hazard estimates in 117 countries Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Adrien Camille Vogt-Schilb
7885: Are losses from natural disasters more than just asset losses ? the role of capital aggregation, sector interactions, and investment behaviors Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte and Adrien Camille Vogt-Schilb
7884: Deregulation and firm investment: evidence from the dismantling of the license system in India Downloads
Ivan Kandilov, Asli Leblebiciogu and Ruchita Manghnani
7883: Does input-trade liberalization affect firms'foreign technology choice ? Downloads
Maria Bas and Antoine Berthou
7882: Cash transfers and health: evidence from Tanzania Downloads
David Evans, Brian Holtemeyer and Katrina Kosec
7881: Children left behind in China: the role of school fees Downloads
Hai-Anh Dang, Yang Huang and Harris Selod
7880: Transit migration: all roads lead to America Downloads
Erhan Artuc, Caglar Ozden, Erhan Artuc and Caglar Ozden
7879: Are there skills payoffs in low- and middle-income countries ? empirical evidence using STEP data Downloads
Alexandria Valerio, Maria Sanchez Puerta, Namrata Raman Tognatta and Sebastian Monroy Taborda
7878: Do cognitive and noncognitive skills explain the gender wage gap in middle-income countries ? an analysis using STEP data Downloads
Namrata Raman Tognatta, Alexandria Valerio and Maria Sanchez Puerta
7877: Growth recovery in southern Europe: a dozen lessons, old and new Downloads
Roumeen Islam
7876: New rural access index: main determinants and correlation to poverty Downloads
Atsushi Iimi, A.K. Farhad Ahmed, Edward Charles Anderson, Adam Stone Diehl, Laban Maiyo, Tatiana Peralta Quiros and Kulwinder Singh Rao
7875: Global migration of talent and tax incentives: evidence from Malaysia's returning expert program Downloads
Ximena Vanessa Del Carpio, Caglar Ozden, Mauro Testaverde, Mathis Christoph Wagner, Ximena Vanessa Del Carpio, Caglar Ozden, Mauro Testaverde and Mathis Christoph Wagner
7874: Does the elimination of export requirements in special economic zones affect export performance? evidence from the Dominican Republic Downloads
Fabrice Defever, José-Daniel Reyes, Alejandro Riano and Miguel Eduardo Sanchez Martin
7873: Social capital, finance, and consumption: evidence from a representative sample of Chinese households Downloads
Robert J. Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao, L. Colin Xu, Robert J. Cull, Li Gan, Nan Gao and L. Colin Xu
7872: Does debt relief improve child health ? evidence from cross-country micro data Downloads
Anna Carin Charlotte Welander
7871: The cultural trade index: an introduction Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7870: The credibility of economic policy making in Argentina, 1989-2015 Downloads
David Rosenblatt
7869: Sharing oil rents and political violence Downloads
Tito Cordella and Harun Onder
7868: ICT use, innovation, and productivity: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Xavier Cirera, Filipe Lage and Leonard Sabetti
7867: Assessing the degree of international consumption risk sharing Downloads
Constantino Hevia, Luis Serven, Constantino Hevia and Luis Serven
7866: How do cities in Ethiopia create jobs ? Downloads
Megha Mukim
7865: Preferential liberalization, antidumping, and safeguards: stumbling block evidence from MERCOSUR Downloads
Chad P. Bown, Patricia Tovar, Chad P. Bown and Patricia Tovar
7864: Conflict and Poverty in Afghanistan's Transition Downloads
Vincent Floreani, Gladys C. Lopez-Acevedo and Martin Rama
7863: Does governing law affect bond spreads ? Downloads
Dilip Ratha, Supriyo De and Sergio Andres Kurlat
7862: The world is not yet flat: transport costs matter ! Downloads
Kristian Behrens, W. Mark Brown and Theophile Bougna
7861: Firm financing in Chile after the 2014-15 tax reform: debt or equity ? debt or equity? Downloads
Fernando Leonardo Hernandez
7860: The risk of polygamy and wives'saving behavior Downloads
Marie Boltz and Isabelle Chort
7859: A first step up the energy ladder ? low cost solar kits and household's welfare in Rural Rwanda Downloads
Michael Grimm, Anicet Munyehirwe, Jorg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert
7858: Informality in the process of development and growth Downloads
Norman Loayza
7857: Capital adjustment and the optimal fuel choice Downloads
Marie Caitriona Hyland and Jevgenijs Steinbuks
7856: The impact of the Arab Spring on the Tunisian economy Downloads
Samer Naji Matta, Simon Appleton and Michael Francis Bleaney
7855: Climate change and water variability: do water treaties contribute to river basin resilience ? Downloads
Shlomi Dinar, David Katz, Lucia De Stefano and Brian Blankespoor
7854: The effect of the Swedish payroll tax cut for youths on firm profitability Downloads
Arvid Malm, Johan Eklund, David Francis and Nan Jiang
7853: Unequal opportunity, unequal growth Downloads
Gustavo Marrero, Juan Rodríguez and Roy van der Weide
7852: Global talent flows Downloads
Sari Pekkala Kerr, William Robert Kerr, Caglar Ozden, Christopher Robert Parsons, Sari Pekkala Kerr, William Robert Kerr, Caglar Ozden and Christopher Robert Parsons
7851: Strategic investment funds: opportunities and challenges Downloads
Havard Halland, Michel Noel, Silvana Tordo and Jacob Jameel Kloper-Owens
7850: Casting the tax net wider: experimental evidence from Costa Rica Downloads
Anne Brockmeyer, Marco Hernandez, Stewart Kettle and Spencer Douglas Smith
7849: Retooling poverty targeting using out-of-sample validation and machine learning Downloads
Linden Mcbride and Austin Nichols
7848: The long-term impact of international migration on economic decision-making: evidence from a migration lottery and lab-in-the-field experiments Downloads
John Gibson, David McKenzie, Halahingano Rohorua and Steven Stillman
7847: Economic integration across Latin America: evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 Downloads
Daniel Lederman and Raymond Robertson
7846: The more stringent, the better ? rationing car use in Bogota with moderate and drastic restrictions Downloads
Jorge Bonilla Londoño
7845: New estimates of extreme poverty for children Downloads
David Newhouse, Pablo Suarez Becerra and Martin C Evans
7844: Who are the poor in the developing world ? Downloads
R. Castañeda, Dung Thi Thuy Doan, David Newhouse, Minh Nguyen, Hiroki Uematsu and João Pedro Azevedo
7843: Intergenerational education mobility in Africa: has progress been inclusive ? Downloads
Theophile T. Azomahou and Eleni Abraham Yitbarek
7842: Dynamic relationship between corruption and youth unemployment: empirical evidences from a system GMM approach Downloads
Bechir Naier Bouzid
7841: Is predicted data a viable alternative to real data ? Downloads
Tomoki Fujii and Roy van der Weide
7840: Citizen engagement in rulemaking -- evidence on regulatory practices in 185 countries Downloads
Melissa Marie Johns and Valentina Saltane
7839: Poor households'productive investments of cash transfers: quasi-experimental evidence from Niger Downloads
Quentin Stoeffler, Bradford Mills and Patrick Premand
7838: When the cat's away: the effects of spousal migration on investments on children Downloads
Lucia Rizzica
7837: Managing (fiscally) resource price volatility: exploring policy options for the Democratic Republic of Congo Downloads
Emmanuel Pinto Moreira
7836: Constructing robust poverty trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 2008-14 Downloads
Aziz Atamanov, Mohammad-Hadi Mostafavi, Djavad Salehi Isfahani and Tara Vishwanath
7835: Deepening without broadening ? jobs in Ghana's private sector Downloads
David C. Francis and Maddalena Honorati
7834: Training teachers on the job: what works and how to measure it Downloads
Anna Popova, David Evans and Violeta Arancibia
7833: Gender gaps in cognitive and non-cognitive skills in early primary grades: evidence from rural Indonesia Downloads
Nozomi Nakajima, Haeil Jung, Menno Prasad Pradhan, Amer Hasan, Angela Kinnell and Sally Ann Brinkman
7832: Investing in school readiness: an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of early childhood education pathways in rural Indonesia Downloads
Nozomi Nakajima, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Sally Ann Brinkman, Menno Prasad Pradhan and Angela Kinnell
7831: Nonrenewable resources, income inequality and per capita GDP: an empirical analysis Downloads
Antonio Scognamillo, Gianluca Mele and Luca Sensini
7830: Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal: a historical perspective Downloads
Hiroki Uematsu, Akhmad Rizal Shidiq and Sailesh Tiwari
7829: Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions ? experimental evidence from India Downloads
Benjamin A. Brooks, Karla Hoff and Priyanka Pandey
7828: Faraway or nearby ? domestic and international spillovers in patenting and product innovation Downloads
Claudio Bravo-Ortega, Ana Paula Cusolito and Daniel Lederman
7827: Russian Federation: how services contribute to competitiveness Downloads
Juan Sebastian Saez and Erik van der Marel
7826: Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta and David R. Wheeler
7825: Does improved local supply of schooling enhance intergenerational mobility in education ? evidence from Jordan Downloads
Ragui Assaad and Mohamed Saleh
7824: Mobility and pathways to the middle class in Nepal Downloads
Sailesh Tiwari, Akhmad Rizal Shidiq and Carlos Balcazar
7823: From commodity discovery to production Downloads
Tehmina Khan, Trang Thi Thuy Nguyen, Franziska Ohnsorge and Richard Schodde
7822: Shoeing the Children: the impact of the TOMS Shoe donation program in rural El Salvador Downloads
Bruce Wydick, Elizabeth G. Katz, Flor Calvo, Felipe Gutierrez and Brendan Janet
7821: Export competitiveness and FDI performance across the regions of the Russian Federation Downloads
Karlygash Serikovna Dairabayeva, Michael Joseph Ferrantino, Alberto Portugal-Perez and Gabriela Schmidt
7820: Are labor supply decisions consistent with neoclassical preferences ? evidence from Indian boat owners Downloads
Xavier Gine, Monica Martinez-Bravo and Marian Vidal-Fernandez
7819: The globe and the circle: geometry and economic geography as tribute to Thales and Nash Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7818: Preferential resource spending under an employment guarantee: the political economy of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh Downloads
Megan Britney Sheahan, Yanyan Liu, Christopher Barrett and Sudha Narayanan
7817: Combining preschool teacher training with parenting education: a cluster-randomized controlled trial Downloads
Berk Özler, Lia C. H. Fernald, Patricia Karol Kariger, Christin Mcconnell, Michelle J. Neuman and Eduardo Pinheiro Fraga
7816: The state of economics, the state of the world Downloads
Kaushik Basu
7815: Corporate borrowing and debt maturity: the effects of market access and crises Downloads
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao, Sergio L. Schmukler, Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Tatiana Didier Brandao and Sergio L. Schmukler
7814: Will market competition trump gender discrimination in India ? Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover, Sari Pekkala Kerr and William Kerr
7813: On the ground or in the air ? a methodological experiment on crop residue cover measurement in Ethiopia Downloads
Frederic Kosmowski, James Stevenson, Jeff Campbell, Alemayehu Ambel and Asmelash Haile Tsegay
7812: Varietal identification in household surveys: results from an experiment using DNA fingerprinting of sweet potato leaves in southern Ethiopia Downloads
Frederic Kosmowski, Abiyot Aragaw, Andrzej Kilian, Alemayehu A. Ambel, John Ilukor, Biratu Yigezu, James Stevenson, Frederic Kosmowski, Abiyot Aragaw, Andrzej Kilian, Alemayehu A. Ambel, John Ilukor, Biratu Yigezu and James Stevenson
7811: Sustainability of a residential CFL distribution program: evidence from Ethiopia Downloads
Issa Diaw, Raihan Elahi and Atsushi Iimi
7810: How many years have refugees been in exile ? Downloads
Xavier Devictor and Quy-Toan Do
7809: Are all trade agreements equal ? the role of distance in shaping the effect of economic integration agreements on trade flows Downloads
Rebecca Ann Freeman and Samuel Jaime Pienknagura
7808: Are minimum wages and payroll taxes a constraint to the creation of formal jobs in Morocco ? Downloads
Diego Angel-Urdinola, Abdoul Gadiry Barry and Jamal Guennouni
7807: Savings defaults and payment delays for cash transfers: field experimental evidence from Malawi Downloads
Lasse Florian Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg and Dean Yang
7806: Uncertainty as a factor in investment decisions: the case of the Russian Federation's regions Downloads
Irina Levina, Gregory Kisunko, Israel I. Marques and Andrei Yakovlev
7805: On the impact of demographic change on growth, savings, and poverty Downloads
Syud Ahmed and Marcio Cruz
7804: The capabilities driving participation in global value chains Downloads
Vilas G. Pathikonda and Thomas Farole
7803: Unequal before the law: measuring legal gender disparities across the world Downloads
Sarah Iqbal, Asif Islam, Rita Ramalho and Alena Sakhonchik
7802: Prevalence, economic contribution, and determinants of trees on farms across Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Daniel Charles Miller, Juan Muñoz Mora and Luc Christiaensen
7801: Impact of social assistance on labor market mobility: the case of Turkey Downloads
Deniz Alcan, Raif Mokretar-Karroubi, Temel Taskin and William David Wiseman
7800: Predicting project outcomes: a simple methodology for predictions based on project ratings Downloads
Marc Blanc, Talib B. K. Esmail, Caroline Mascarell and Joseph Rukshan Rodriguez
7799: Can environmental policy reduce infant mortality ? evidence from the Ganga pollution cases Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Shareen Joshi, Samuel Stolper, Quy-Toan Do, Shareen Joshi and Samuel Stolper
7798: Making the most of demographic change in Southern Africa Downloads
Syud Ahmed and Marcio Cruz
7797: Combining mentoring programs with cash transfers for adolescent girls in Liberia:baseline report Downloads
Kelly K. Hallman, Elizabeth Kelvin, Berk Özler, Juliette Seban, Erica Kuhlik, Cooper Alton, Joseph Kamara and Sarah Goodman
7796: Short- and long-term effects of a child-labor ban Downloads
Caio Piza and André Souza
7795: Understanding the dynamics of labor income inequality in Latin America Downloads
Carlos Rodriguez Castelan, Luis Lopez-Calva, Nora Lustig and Daniel Valderrama-Gonzalez
7794: Synergies in child nutrition: interactions of food security, health and environment, and child care Downloads
Emmanuel Skoufias
7793: Estimating poverty rates in target populations: an assessment of the simple poverty scorecard and alternative approaches Downloads
Alexis Diamond, Michael Gill, Miguel Angel Rebolledo Dellepiane, Emmanuel Skoufias, Katja Vinha and Yiqing Xu
7792: Hidden human capital: psychological empowerment and adolescent girls'aspirations in India Downloads
Sanchari Roy, Matthew H. Morton and Shrayana Bhattacharya
7791: Negative interest rate policies: sources and implications Downloads
Carlos Arteta, Ayhan Kose, Marc Stocker and Temel Taskin
7790: Global health workforce labor market projections for 2030 Downloads
Jenny X Liua, Yevgeniy Goryakin, Akiko Maeda, Tim Allen Bruckner and Richard M. Scheffler
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