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445: Pricing, cost recovery, and production efficiency in transport: a critique Downloads
Rachel Kranton
444: The political economy of inflation and stabilization in middle-income countries Downloads
Stephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman
443: The inflation - stabilization cycles in Argentina and Brazil Downloads
Miguel Kiguel and Nissan Liviatan
442: Indian women, health, and productivity Downloads
Meera Chatterjee
441: Inefficient private renegotiation of sovereign debt Downloads
Kenneth Kletzer
440: Financial sector policy in Thailand: a macroeconomic perspective Downloads
William Easterly and Patrick Honohan
439: Indicative planning in developing countries Downloads
Bela Balassa
438: Yugoslavia - How redistribution hurts productivity in a socialist economy Downloads
Milan Vodopivec
437: Institutional development work in the World Bank: a review of 84 bank projects Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray, Lynn S. Khadiagala and Richard J. Moore
436: Commodity price forecasts and futures prices Downloads
Boum-Jong Choe
435: Rational expectations and commodity price forecasts Downloads
Boum-Jong Choe
434: Tax sensitivity of foreign direct investment: an empirical assessment Downloads
Anwar Shah and Joel Slemrod
433: The pervasive effects of high taxation of capital goods in India Downloads
Francois Ettori
432: Policy choices in the newly industrializing countries Downloads
Bela Balassa
431: Recent developments in marketing and pricing systems for agricultural export commodities in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Panos Varangis, Takamasa Akiyama and Elton Thigpen
430: Rural - urban growth linkages in India Downloads
Peter B. Hazell and Steven Haggblade
429: Ghana's cocoa pricing policy Downloads
Merrill J. Bateman, Alexander Meeraus, David M Newbery, William Asenso Okyere and Gerald T. O'Mara
428: Perestroyka and its implications for European socialist countries Downloads
Bela Balassa
427: Exchange reform, parallel markets, and inflation in Africa: the case of Ghana Downloads
Ajay Chhibber and Nemat Shafik
426: Growth oriented adjustment programs: a statistical analysis Downloads
Faini, Riccardo* de Melo, Jaime*Senhadji-Semlali,
425: Earmarking government revenues in Colombia Downloads
William A. McCleary and Evamaria Uribe Tobon
424: Mexico's external debt restructuring in 1989-90 Downloads
Sweder van Wijnbergen
423: Relative price changes and the growth of the public sector Downloads
M. Shahbaz Khan
422: Civil service reform and the World Bank Downloads
Barbara Nunberg and John Nellis
421: Taxation of financial intermediation: measurement principles and application to five African countries Downloads
Christophe Chamley and Patrick Honohan
420: Making Bank irrigation investments more sustainable Downloads
Gerald T. O'Mara
419: The design and sequencing of trade and investment policy reform: an institutional analysis Downloads
Brian Levy
418: Does devaluation hurt private investment? The Indonesian case Downloads
Ajay Chhibber and Nemat Shafik
417: Modeling the macroeconomic requirements of policy reforms Downloads
William Easterly, E. C Hwa, Piyabha Kongsamut and Jan Zizek
416: Improving data on poverty in the Third World: the World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study Downloads
Paul Glewwe
415: How good ( or bad ) are country projections? Downloads
Norman Hicks and Michel Vaugeois
414: Supporting safe motherhood: a review of financial trends: summary Downloads
L. M. Howard
413: Supporting safe motherhood: a review of financial trends: full report Downloads
L. M. Howard
412: Exchange rate policy in developing countries Downloads
W. Max Corden
411: Institutional dimensions of poverty reduction Downloads
Lawrence Salmen
410: The cost of capital and investment in developing countries Downloads
Alan Auerbach
409: Financial policy and corporate investment in imperfect capital markets: the case of Korea Downloads
Mansoor Dailami
408: Methodological issues in evaluating debt - reducing deals Downloads
Stijn Claessens and Ishac Diwan
407: Public enterprise reform: a challenge for the World Bank Downloads
Ahmed Galal
406: Township, village, and private industry in China's economic reform Downloads
William Byrd and Alan Gelb
405: Investments in solid waste management: opportunities for environmental improvement Downloads
Carl Bartone, Janis Bernstein and Frederick Wright
404: Chile's labor markets in an era of adjustment Downloads
Luis Riveros
403: Innovative agricultural extension for women: a case study in Cameroon Downloads
S. Tjip Walker
402: The GATT as international discipline over trade restrictions: a public choice approach Downloads
Joseph Finger
401: Policing unfair imports: the U.S. example Downloads
Joseph Finger and Tracy Murray
400: Macroeconomic constraints for medium term growth and distribution: a model for Chile Downloads
Andres R. Solimano
399: Macroeconomic adjustment, stabilization, and growth in reforming socialist economies: analytical and policy issues Downloads
Andres Solimano
398: Agricultural extension for women farmers in Africa Downloads
Katrine A. Saito and C. Jean Weidemann
397: Antidumping regulations or procartel law?: the European Community chemical cases Downloads
Patrick Messerlin
396: Strategic trade policy: how new? how sensible? Downloads
W. Max Corden
395: How Gambians save and what their strategies imply for international aid Downloads
Parker Shipton
394: Threshold effects in international lending Downloads
Mark Spiegel
393: Debt for nature swaps Downloads
Michael Occhiolini
392: Institutional development in World Bank projects: a cross sectoral review Downloads
Samuel Paul
391: Wealth effects of voluntary debt reduction in Latin America Downloads
Daniel Oks
390: Price and monetary convergence in currency unions: the Franc and Rand zones Downloads
Patrick Honohan
389: Monetary cooperation in the CFA zone Downloads
Patrick Honohan
388: The distortionary effects of tariff exemptions in Argentina Downloads
Faezeh S. Foroutan
387: Productivity and externalities: models of export led growth Downloads
Jaime de Melo and Sherman Robinson
386: Argentina's labor markets in an era of adjustment Downloads
Luis Riveros and Carlos E. Sanchez
385: The principles of targeting Downloads
Timothy Besley and Ravi Kanbur
384: The rational expectations hypothesis in models of primary commodity prices Downloads
Christopher L. Gilbert
383: On the relevance of world agricultural prices Downloads
Yair Mundlak and Donald Larson
382: The Indonesian vegetable oils sector: modeling the impact of policy changes Downloads
Donald Larson
381: Trade in banking services: issues for multilateral negotiations Downloads
Alan Gelb and Silvia Sagari
380: Techniques for railway restructuring Downloads
Lee W. Huff and Louis S. Thompson
379: Some implications of policy games for high inflation economies Downloads
Miguel A. Kiguel and Nissan Liviatan
378: How does the debt crisis affect investment and growth?: a neoclassical growth model applied to Mexico Downloads
Patricio Arrau
377: After the cold war: security for development Downloads
John Stremlau
376: The world economy in the mid 1990s: alternative patterns of trade and growth Downloads
Colin I. Bradford
375: Regional disparities, targeting, and poverty in India Downloads
Datt, Gaurav*Ravallion, Martin
374: Two sources of bias in standard partial equilibrium trade models Downloads
Samuel Laird and Alexander J. Yeats
373: Are better off households more unequal or less unequal ? Downloads
Lawrence Haddad and Ravi Kanbur
372: Long term outlook for the world economy: issues and projections for the 1990s Downloads
Shahrokh Fardoust and Ashok Dhareshwar
371: Tariff valuation bases and trade among developing countries: do developing countries discriminate against their own trade? Downloads
Refik Erzan and Alexander Yeats
370: Turkey: export miracle or accounting trick? Downloads
Ismail Arslan and Sweder van Wijnbergen
369: Cost recovery strategy for rural water delivery in Nigeria Downloads
Dale Whittington, Apia Okorafor, Augustine Okore and Alexander McPhail
368: Reforming state enterprises in socialist economies: guidelines for leasing them to entrepreneurs Downloads
Guttorm Schjelderup
367: The response of Japanese and U.S. steel prices to changes in the yen - dollar exchange rate Downloads
Panos Varangis and Ronald C. Duncan
366: Inflation, monetary balances and the aggregate production function: the case of Colombia Downloads
Robert Buckley, Anupam Dokeniya, Inu and Pre
365: Cost and benefits of rent control in Kumasi, Ghana Downloads
Stephen Malpezzi, A. Graham Tipple, Kenneth G. Willis, Inu and Pre
364: Financing urban services in Latin America: spatial distribution issues Downloads
Gian Carlo Guarda
363: Paying for urban services: a study of water vending and willingness to pay for water in Onitsha, Nigeria Downloads
Dale Whittington, Donald T. Lauria and Xinming Mu
362: Urban property taxation: lessons from Brazil Downloads
William Dillinger
361: Housing and labor market distortions in Poland: linkages and policy implications Downloads
Stephen K. Mayo, James I. Stein and Inu
360: Compounding financial repression with rigid urban regulations: lessons of the Korea housing market Downloads
Bertrand Renaud and Inu
359: A survey of recent estimates of price elasticities of demand for transport Downloads
Tae H. Oum, W.G. Waters and Jongsay Yong
358: The long term behavior of commodity prices Downloads
Pier Giorgio Ardeni and Brian Wright
357: Application of flexible functional forms to substitutability among metals in U.S. industries Downloads
Ying Qian
356: A framework for analyzing financial performance of the transport sector Downloads
Ian G. Heggie and Michael Quick
355: The evolution of credit terms: an empirical study of commercial bank lending to developing countries Downloads
Sule Ozler
354: How commodity prices respond to macroeconomic news Downloads
Dhaneshwar Ghura
353: How should tariffs be structured? Downloads
Arvind Panagariya
352: Voluntary export restraints and resource allocation in exporting countries Downloads
Jaime de Melo and L. Winters
351: The savings and loan problem in the United States Downloads
Stanley C. Silverberg
350: Legal process and economic development: a case study of Indonesia Downloads
Cheryl W. Gray
349: How Indonesia's monetary policy affects key variables Downloads
Sadiq Ahmed and Basant Kapur
348: Recent trends and prospects for agricultural commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Takamasa Akiyama and Donald Larson
347: Housing finance in developing countries: a transaction cost approach Downloads
Robert Buckley
346: India - India's growing conflict between trade and transport: issues and options Downloads
Hans Jurgen Peters
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