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7436Determinants of long-term versus short-term bank credit in EU countries2015/10
7435Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa : early evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin2015/10
7434A Coasian model of international production chains2015/10
7433A methodological framework for prioritizing infrastructure investment2015/10
7432A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results2015/10


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