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7778: Dictators walking the Mogadishu line: how men become monsters and monsters become men Downloads
Shaun Larcom, Mare Sarr and Tim Willems
7777: Factor endowments, technology, capital mobility and the sources of comparative advantage in manufacturing Downloads
Shushanik Hakobyan and Daniel Lederman
7776: Global inequality: the implications of Thomas Piketty's capital in the 21st century Downloads
Christoph Lakner
7775: The effects of innovation on employment in developing countries: evidence from enterprisesurveys Downloads
Xavier Cirera and Leonard Sabetti
7774: Pathways to profits: identifying separate channels of small firm growth through business training Downloads
Stephen J. Anderson, Rajesh Chandy and Bilal Zia
7773: Not your average job: measuring farm labor in Tanzania Downloads
Vellore Arthi, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Amparo Palacios-Lopez
7772: International financial integration of East Asia and Pacific Downloads
Tatiana Didier Brandao, Ruth Llovet Montanes, Sergio L. Schmukler, Tatiana Didier Brandao, Ruth Llovet Montanes and Sergio L. Schmukler
7771: Geopolitics, aid, and growth: the impact of UN security council membership on the effectiveness of aid Downloads
Axel Dreher, Vera Eichenauer and Kai Gehring
7770: Quantifying uncertainties in global growth forecasts Downloads
Franziska Ohnsorge, Marc Stocker and Modeste Y. Some
7769: Vulnerability to Poverty in rural Malawi Downloads
Nancy Mccarthy, Josh Brubaker and Alejandro De La Fuente
7768: Feedback matters: evidence from agricultural services Downloads
Maria Ruth Jones and Florence Kondylis
7767: Services and innovation for the competitiveness of the Ecuadorian economy Downloads
Luis Rubalcaba, David Gago, Maria Ariano and Arvind Kumar Tripathi
7766: Modeling the impacts of climate change on future Vietnamese households: a micro-simulation approach Downloads
Julie Rozenberg and Stephane Hallegatte
7765: Exposure to floods, climate change, and poverty in Vietnam Downloads
Mook Bangalore, Andrew Smith and Ted Veldkamp
7764: The varying income effects of weather variation: initial insights from rural Vietnam Downloads
Ulf Gerrit Narloch
7763: Environmental risks and poverty: analyzing geo-spatial and household data from Vietnam Downloads
Ulf Gerrit Narloch and Mook Bangalore
7762: If it pays, it stays: can agribusiness internalize the benefits of malaria control ? Downloads
Richard Sedlmayr
7761: If politics is the problem, how can external actors be part of the solution ? Downloads
Shantayanan Devarajan and Stuti Khemani
7760: A randomized control trial of a peer adherence and nutritional support program for public sector antiretroviral patients Downloads
Frederik Le Roux Booysen, Damien de Walque, A. Over, Satoko Hashimoto and Chantell de Reuck
7759: Cheaper, faster, and more than good enough: is GPS the new gold standard in land area measurement ? Downloads
Calogero Carletto, Sydney Gourlay, Siobhan Murray and Alberto Zezza
7758: All that glitters is not gold: polarization amid poverty reduction in Ghana Downloads
Fabio Clementi, Vasco Molini and Francesco Schettino
7757: Pirates of Somalia: crime and deterrence on the high seas Downloads
Quy-Toan Do, Lin Ma and Claudia Ruiz Ortega
7756: Firm financing and growth in the Arab region Downloads
Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Soha Ismail Ahmed Aly Ismail, Sergio L. Schmukler, Juan Jose Cortina Lorente, Soha Ismail Ahmed Aly Ismail and Sergio L. Schmukler
7755: A comparative analysis of subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region Downloads
Abdelkrim Araar and Paolo Verme
7754: Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region: a review Downloads
Paolo Verme
7753: Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs: a global survey Downloads
Pietro Calice
7752: Should I stay or should I go ? internal migration and household welfare in Ghana Downloads
Vasco Molini, Dan Pavelesku and Marco Ranzani
7751: Effects of multilateral support on infrastructure PPP contract cancellation Downloads
Darwin Marcelo Gordillo and Ruth Schuyler House
7750: Financial (Dis-)information: evidence from a multi-country audit study Downloads
Xavier Gine, Rafael Keenan Mazer, Xavier Gine and Rafael Keenan Mazer
7749: Does the 2015 peace accord in Mali reflect the priorities of households and local leaders ? Downloads
Julia Lendorfer and Johannes G. Hoogeveen
7748: Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union: tariff and non-tariff policy challenges Downloads
Michael Joseph Ferrantino, Ian John Douglas Gillson and Gabriela Schmidt
7747: Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask ? Downloads
Pieter Serneels, Kathleen G. Beegle and Andrew Dillon
7746: On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics Downloads
Alex Eble, Peter Boone and Diana Elbourne
7745: Do consumers benefit from supply chain intermediaries ? evidence from a policy experiment in the edible oils market in Bangladesh Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Dilip Mookherjee, Forhad Shilpi and M. Helal Uddin
7744: How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection Downloads
Karlijn Morsink, Daniel Clarke and Shadreck Mapfumo
7743: Structural transformation in Africa: a historical view Downloads
Maria Enache, Ejaz Ghani and O'Connell,Stephen
7742: Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth: a general equilibrium assessment Downloads
Ian Newel James Sue Wing and Govinda R. Timilsina
7741: Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
7740: Aging, trade, and migration Downloads
Richard Chisik, Harun Onder and Dhimitri Qirjo
7739: Inherited wealth and demographic aging Downloads
Harun Onder and Pierre Pestieau
7738: Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members Downloads
Eylem Ersal-Kiziler and Ha Minh Nguyen
7737: Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity Downloads
Rishabh Sinha
7736: Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on mangrove species and poor communities in the Bangladesh Sundarbans Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Istiak Sobhan and David J. Wheeler
7735: Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP Downloads
Jing Cao, Mun Ho and Govinda R. Timilsina
7734: The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA Downloads
Nicola Limodio and Francesco Strobbe
7733: Financial regulation and government revenue: the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia Downloads
Nicola Limodio and Francesco Strobbe
7732: Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? Downloads
Olivia D'Aoust, Olivier Sterck and Philip Verwimp
7731: Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds Downloads
Vera Eichenauer and Stephen Knack
7730: Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers Downloads
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque and Harounan Kazianga
7729: Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Claudia N. Berg, Brian Blankespoor and Harris Selod
7728: Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database Downloads
Roberto Roson and Martina Sartori
7727: Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices Downloads
Roy Van Der Weide, Christoph Lakner, Elena Ianchovichina, Roy Van Der Weide, Christoph Lakner and Elena Ianchovichina
7726: What difference does good monitoring&evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? Downloads
Estelle Rosine Raimondo
7725: Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies Downloads
Raju Huidrom, Ayhan Kose and Franziska Ohnsorge
7724: Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? Downloads
Raju Huidrom, Ayhan Kose, Jamus Lim and Franziska Ohnsorge
7723: Financial systems, growth, and volatility: searching for the perfect fit Downloads
Roumeen Islam
7722: The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability: a study of trade-offs and synergies Downloads
Martin Cihak, Davide Salvatore Mare and Martin Melecký
7721: Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies: a framework Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Olivier Mahul, Richard Andrew Poulter and Tse-Ling Teh
7720: Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance Downloads
Daniel Clarke and Liam Wren-Lewis
7719: A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Sarah Coll-Black, Naomi Victoria Cooney and Anna Edwards
7718: Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster Downloads
David Bevan and Christopher Adam
7717: Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes: general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in Ethiopia Downloads
Catherine Porter and Emily Jennifer White
7716: Early warning, early action: the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme Downloads
Mareile Beate Stephanie Drechsler and Wolter Soer
7715: Weather index insurance and shock coping: evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry, Elizabeth Andrea Ramirez Ritchie and Elisabeth Sadoulet
7714: Insuring growth: the impact of disaster funds on economic reconstruction in Mexico Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry, Alejandro del Valle and Elisabeth Sadoulet
7713: Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics: reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics Downloads
Maitreyi Das
7712: Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets Downloads
Rene Cabral, Francisco Carneiro and Andre Varella Mollick
7711: Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries Downloads
Luis-Diego Barrot, Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
7710: On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies Downloads
Donald Larson, Rie Muraoka and Keijiro Otsuka
7709: Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme Downloads
Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Lantei Mills, Ben Bellows, Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Lantei Mills and Ben Bellows
7708: Expediting trade: impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry, Claudia N. Berg, Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Henry Hillberry and Claudia N. Berg
7707: Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth Downloads
Kirk E. Hamilton, John Helliwell and Michael Woolcock
7706: Crime and persistent punishment: a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico Downloads
Adan Martinez-Cruz and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7705: Using administrative data to assess the impact and sustainability of Rwanda's land tenure regularization Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger, Marguerite Felicienne Duponchel, Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus W. Deininger and Marguerite Felicienne Duponchel
7704: Recent credit surge in historical context Downloads
Franziska Ohnsorge and Shu Yu
7703: How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Anna Sikharulidze, Eduard Karapoghosyan and Suren Shatvoryan
7702: State secretaries reform in Ukraine: attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko
7701: Nash on a rotary: two theorems with implications for electoral politics Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Tapan Mitra
7700: Democratic Republic of Congo: product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks Downloads
Chadi Bou Habib and Ephraim Kebede
7699: Women's empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Leonard, Joao Montalvao and Kathryn Vasilaky
7698: Development of low-carbon energy supply system in Romania Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina and Erika A. Jorgensen
7697: Long-term energy demand forecasting in Romania: an end-use demand Downloads
Sunil Malla and Govinda R. Timilsina
7696: Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires: evidence from an experiment Downloads
Xavier Cirera and Silvia Muzi
7695: Non-renewable resources, fiscal rules, and human capital Downloads
Paul Levine, Giovanni Melina and Harun Onder
7694: Markets, contracts, and uncertainty in a groundwater economy Downloads
Xavier Gine, Hanan G. Jacoby, Xavier Gine and Hanan G. Jacoby
7693: Saving for old age Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Georgios Panos
7692: Weathering storms: understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero and Juan Jose Miranda Montero
7691: Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys Downloads
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo, Elena Ianchovichina, Youssouf Kiendrebeogo and Elena Ianchovichina
7690: Behavioral interventions in tax compliance: evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Stewart Kettle, Marco Hernandez, Simon Ruda and Michael Sanders
7689: Are gender differences in performance innate or socially mediated ? Downloads
Ariel Benyishay, Maria Ruth Jones, Florence Kondylis and Ahmed Mobarak
7688: Informed trading in business groups, ownership concentration, and market liquidity Downloads
Jose Leaño and Alvaro Pedraza
7687: Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council Downloads
Giovanni Caggiano and Pietro Calice
7686: Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
7685: Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Forhad J. Shilpi, Shahe Emran, Forhad J. Shilpi and Shahe Emran
7684: Creative trade for human development Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7683: Creative natives in the digital age: how digital technology has revolutionized creative work Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7682: Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso Downloads
Andrea Coppola, Andresa Lagerborg and Zafer Mustafaoglu
7681: Guns, books, or doctors ? conflict and public spending in Haiti: lessons from cross-country evidence Downloads
Raju Singh, Cristina Bodea and Masaaki Higashijima
7680: Commercialization and mission drift: evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution Downloads
Xiangping Jia, Robert Cull, Pei Guo and Tao Ma
7679: Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt: a vector equilibrium correction model Downloads
Ahmed Rostom
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