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Policy Research Working Papers by Research Department 2012

The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. The following papers were produced by the staff and consultants of the Development Research Group in 2012.

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2012

Does Sharecropping Affect Productivity and Long-Term Investment? Evidence from West Bengal’s Tenancy Reforms 
Klaus Deininger, Songqing Jin, and Vandana Yadav
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6293, December 2012

The Foundations of Financial Inclusion: Understanding Ownership and Use of Formal Accounts
Franklin Allen, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper, and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6290, December 2012

How Does Deposit Insurance Affect Bank Risk? Evidence from the Recent Crisis
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt
, and Min Zhu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6289, December 2012

The Evolution and Impact of Bank Regulations
James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Jr., and Ross Levine
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6288, December 2012

Bank Regulation and Supervision around the World: A Crisis Update
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, María Soledad Martínez Pería, and Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6286, November 2012

MDGs That Nudge: The Millennium Development Goals, Popular Mobilization, and the Post-2015 Development Framework
Varun Gauri
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6282, November 2012

Emissions Trading with Offset Markets and Free Quota Allocations
Knut Einar Rosendahl and Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6281, November 2012

Networks, Firms, and Trade
Paulo Bastos and Joana Silva
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6279, November 2012

Perils of Simulation: Parallel Streams and the Case of Stata's Rnormal Command
Owen Ozier
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6278, November 2012

Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Wetlands: Impacts and Costs
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta
, and Benoit Laplante
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6277, November 2012

Replicating Replication: Due Diligence in Roodman and Morduch’s Replication of Pitt and Khandker (1998)
Mark M. Pitt and Shahidur R. Khandker
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6273, November 2012

Evaluating Workfare When the Work Is Unpleasant:Evidence for India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Arthur Alik Lagrange and Martin Ravallion, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6272, November 2012

The Cost Structure of the Clean Development Mechanism
Shaikh M. Rahman, Donald F. Larson, and Ariel Dinar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6262, November 2012

Agricultural Trade: What Matters in the Doha Round?
David Laborde and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6261, November 2012

Global Income Inequality by the Numbers: in History and Now —An Overview 
Branko Milanovic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6259, November 2012

What Does Debt Relief Do for Development? Evidence from India’s Bailout Program for Highly Indebted Rural Households
Martin Kanz
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6258, November 2012

The Surprising Effects of the Great Recession: Losers and Winners in Thailand in 2008-2009
Jonathan Haughton and Shahidur R. Khandker
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6255, November 2012

Income Risk, Income Mobility and Welfare
Tom Krebs, Pravin Krishna, and William F. Maloney
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6254, November 2012

Heterogeneity in Subjective Wellbeing: An Application to Occupational Allocation in Africa
Paolo Falco, William F. Maloney, Bob Rijkers, and Mauricio Sarrias
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6244, October 2012

Development of Biofuels in China: Technologies, Economics and Policies
Chang Shiyan, Zhao Lili, Govinda R. Timilsina, and Zhang Xiliang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6243, October 2012

Tools for Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Green Growth: The U.S. and Mexico
Winston Harrington, Richard Morgenstern, and Daniel Velez-Lopez
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6242, October 2012

Impact of Behavioral Issues on Green Growth Policies and Weather-Related Disaster Reduction in Developing Countries
Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6241, October 2012

Psychology and Behavioral Economics Lessons for the Design of a Green Growth Strategy
Elke U. Weber and Eric J. Johnson
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6240, October 2012

The Role of Technological Change in Green Growth
David Popp
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6239, October 2012

Green Industrial Policy: Trade and Theory
Larry Karp and Megan Stevenson
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6238, October 2012

The Cost of Adjustment to Green Growth Policies: Lessons from Trade Adjustment Costs
Guido Porto
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6237, October 2012

Trade in a "Green Growth" Development Strategy: Global Scale Issues and Challenges
Jaime de Melo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6236, October 2012

International Trade and Green Growth
Brian R. Copeland
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6235, October 2012

Introducing Behavioral Change in Transportation into Energy/Economy/Environment Models
Andreas Schäfer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6234, October 2012

Ecosystem Services and Green Growth
Jeffrey R. Vincent
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6233, October 2012

Natural Capital, Ecological Scarcity and Rural Poverty
Edward B. Barbier
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6232, October 2012

Is Green Growth Good for the Poor?
Stefan Dercon
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6231, October 2012

Green Growth—Lessons from Growth Theory
Sjak Smulders and Cees Withagen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6230, October 2012

Exporter Dynamics Database
Tolga Cebeci, Ana M. Fernandes, Caroline Freund, and Martha Denisse Pierola
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6229, October 2012

Making Up People—The Effect of Identity on Preferences and Performance in a Modernizing Society
Karla Hoff and Priyanka Pandey
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6223, October 2012

Export Superstars
Caroline Freund and Martha Denisse Pierola
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6222, October 2012

Sovereign Defaults and Expropriations: Empirical Regularities
Maya Eden, Aart Kraay, and Rong Qian
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6218, October 2012

Vyāghranomics in Space and Time: Estimating Habitat Threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran Tigers
Susmita Dasgupta, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, and David Wheeler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6212, October 2012

How Firms Use Domestic and International Corporate Bond Markets
Juan Carlos Gozzi, Ross Levine, Maria Soledad Martinez Peria, and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6209, September 2012

Handwashing Behavior Change at Scale: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Vietnam
Claire Chase and Quy-Toan Do
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6207, September 2012

Distortions to Agriculture and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Kym Anderson and Markus Brückner
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6206, September 2012

Benchmarking Global Poverty Reduction
Martin Ravallion
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6205, September 2012

Grameen Bank Lending: Does Group Liability Matter?
Shahidur R. Khandker
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6204, September 2012

Health Costs and Benefits of DDT Use in Malaria Control and Prevention
Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta
, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui, and Subhendu Roy
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6203, September 2012

What Are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations around the Developing World?
David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6202, September 2012

Antidumping and Market Competition: Implications for Emerging Economies
Chad P. Bown
 and Rachel McCulloch
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6197, September 2012

Bank Ownership and Lending Patterns during the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis: Evidence from Latin America and Eastern Europe
Robert Cull and María Soledad Martínez Pería
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6195, September 2012

Trade Policy and Wage Inequality: A Structural Analysis with Occupational
and Sectoral Mobility

Erhan Artuc and John McLaren
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6194, September 2012

Should African Rural Development Strategies Depend on Smallholder Farms? An Exploration of the Inverse Productivity Hypothesis
Donald F. Larson, Keijiro Otsuka, Tomoya Matsumoto, Talip Kilic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6190, September 2012

Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Tanzania
Channing Arndt, William Farmer, Kenneth Strzepek, and James Thurlow
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6188, September 2012

The Persistence of (Subnational) Fortune: Geography, Agglomeration, and Institutions in the New World
William F. Maloney and Felipe Valencia Caicedo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6187, September 2012

Why Follow the Leader? Collective Action, Credible Commitment and Conflict
Philip Keefer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6179, August 2012

Benchmarking Financial Development around the World
Martin Cihak, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Erik Feyen, and Ross Levine
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6175, August 2012

How Bank Competition Affects Firms’ Access to Finance
Inessa Love and María Soledad Martínez Pería
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6163, August 2012

Emerging Economies and the Emergence of South-South Protectionism
Chad P. Bown
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6162, August 2012

Impact of WTO Accession and the Customs Union on the Bound and Applied Tariff Rates of the Russian Federation
Oleksandr Shepotylo and David G. Tarr
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6161, August 2012

Who You Train Matters: Identifying Complementary Effects of Financial Education on Migrant Households
Yoko Doi, David McKenzie, and Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6157, August 2012

Women’s Access to Labor Market Opportunities, Control of Household Resources, and Domestic Violence
Rachel Heath
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6149, July 2012

Does the Minimum Wage Affect Employment? Evidence from the Manufacturing Sector in Indonesia
Ximena Del Carpio, Ha Nguyen, and Liang Choon Wang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6147, July 2012

Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking:Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers
Shawn Cole, Martin Kanz, and Leora Klapper
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6146, July 2012

Business Training and Female Enterprise Start-up, Growth, and Dynamics: Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6145, July 2012

Soft Skills or Hard Cash? The Impact of Training and Wage Subsidy Programs on Female Youth Employment in Jordan
Matthew Groh, Nandini Krishnan, David McKenzie, Tara Vishwanath
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6141, July 2012

Performance of Skilled Migrants in the U.S.: A Dynamic Approach
Aaditya Mattoo
, Ileana Cristina Neagu, and Çaglar Özden
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6140, July 2012

Can Participation Be Induced? Some Evidence from Developing Countries
Ghazala Mansuri and Vijayendra Rao
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6139, July 2012

The Impacts of Public Hospital Autonomization: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment
Adam Wagstaff and Sarah Bales
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6137, July 2012

Potential Gains and Losses of Biofuel Production in Argentina: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis
Omar O. Chisari, Carlos A. Romero, and Govinda Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6124, July 2012

The Health Effects of Universal Health Care: Evidence from Thailand
Adam Wagstaff and Wanwiphang Manachotphong
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6119, July 2012

Economic Analysis of Projects in a Greenhouse World
Kirk Hamilton and Jana Stöver
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6117, July 2012

Universal Health Care and Informal Labor Markets: The Case of Thailand
Adam Wagstaff a
nd Wanwiphang Manachotphong
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6116, July 2012

Economic Implications of Moving Toward Global Convergence on Emission Intensities
Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6115, July 2012

More Relatively-Poor People in a Less Absolutely-Poor World
Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6114, July 2012

Regionalizing Infrastructure for Deepening Market Integration: The Case of East Africa
Ioannis N. Kessides and Nancy C. Benjamin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6113,  June 2012

The Future of the Nuclear Industry Reconsidered: Risks, Uncertainties, and Continued Potential
Ioannis N. Kessides
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6112, June 2012

Finance, Comparative Advantage, and Resource Allocation
Mélise Jaud, Madina Kukenova, and Martin Strieborny
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6111, June 2012

Bank Ownership and Credit Over the Business Cycle: Is Lending by State Banks
Less Procyclical?
Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Harry Huizinga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6110, June 2012

Policy Barriers to International Trade in Services: Evidence from a New Database
Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz, and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6109, June 2012

Guide to the Services Trade Restrictions Database
Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz, and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6108, June 2012

Financial Literacy around the World: An Overview of the Evidence with Practical Suggestions for the Way Forward
Lisa Xu and Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6107, July 2012

Financial Globalization in Emerging Countries: Diversification vs. Offshoring
Francisco Ceballos, Tatiana Didier, and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6105, June 2012

The Risks of Innovation: Are Innovating Firms Less Likely to Die?
Ana M. Fernandes and Caroline Paunov
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6103, June 2012

Greening China’s Rural Energy: New Insights on the Potential of Smallholder Biogas
Luc Christiaensen and Rasmus Heltberg
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6102, June 2012

Government Spending Multipliers in Developing Countries: Evidence from Lending by Official Creditors
Aart Kraay
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6099, June 2012

Causes and Implications of Credit Rationing in Rural Ethiopia: The Importance of Spatial Variation
Daniel Ayalew Ali and Klaus Deininger
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6096, June 2012

Who Benefits Most from Rural Electrification? Evidence in India
Shahidur R. Khandker
, Hussain A. Samad, Rubaba Ali, and Douglas F. Barnes, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6095, June 2012

Revising Commitments: Field Evidence on the Adjustment of Prior Choices
Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, Dan Silverman, and Dean Yang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6093, June 2012

Financial Inclusion in Africa: An Overview
Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Leora Klapper
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6088, May 2012

Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies
Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6085, June 2012

Demand Side Instruments to Reduce Road Transportation Externalities in the Greater Cairo Metropolitan Area
Ian W.H. Parry and Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6083, June 2012

Does It Pay to Be a Cadre? Estimating the Returns to Being a Local Official in Rural China
Jian Zhang, John Giles, and Scott Rozelle
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6082, June 2012

Aligning Climate Change Mitigation and Agricultural Policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Donald F. Larson
, and Ariel Dinar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6080, June 2012

Impacts of Large Scale Expansion of Biofuels on Global Poverty and Income Distribution
Caesar B. Cororaton, and Govinda R. Timilsina
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6078, June 2012

Patterns and Correlates of Intergenerational Non-Time Transfers: Evidence from CHARLS
Xiaoyan Lei, John Giles, Yuqing Hu, Albert Park, John Strauss, and Yaohui Zhao
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6076, June 2012

The Impact of Financial Literacy Training for Migrants
John Gibson, David McKenzie, and Bilal Zia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6073, May 2012

On the International Transmission of Shocks: Micro-Evidence from Mutual Fund Portfolios
Claudio Raddatz and Sergio L. Schmukler
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6072, May 2012

Economy-Wide Implications of Direct and Indirect Policy Interventions in the Water Sector: Lessons from Recent Work and Future Research Needs
Ariel Dinar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6068, May 2012

“Green Growth:” An Exploratory Review
Michael Toman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6067, May 2012

Gender and Rural Non-Farm Entrepreneurship
Bob Rijkers and Rita Costa
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6066, May 2012

Experiments in Culture and Corruption: A Review
Sheheryar Banuri and Catherine Eckel
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6064, May 2012

Together We Stand? Agglomeration in Indian Manufacturing
Ana M. Fernandes and Gunjan Sharma
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6062, May 2012

Excessive Financial Intermediation in a Model with Endogenous Liquidity
Maya Eden
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6059, May 2012

Gender, Geography and Generations: Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Post-reform India
M. Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6055, May 2012

External Finance and Firm Survival in the Aftermath of the Crisis: Evidence from Eastern Europe and Central Asia
George R.G. Clarke, Robert Cull, and Gregory Kisunko
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6050, April 2012

Correcting Real Exchange Rate Misalignment: Conceptual and Practical Issues
Maya Eden
 and Ha Nguyen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6045, April 2012

Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market: Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks
David McKenzie, Caroline Theoharides, and Dean Yang
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6041, April 2012

Import Protection, Business Cycles, and Exchange Rates: Evidence from the Great Recession
Chad P. Bown and Meredith A. Crowley
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6038, April 2012

Financing of Firms in Developing Countries: Lessons from Research
Meghana Ayyagari, Asli Demirguc-Kunt, and Vojislav Maksimovic
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6036, April 2012

Workers’ Age and the Impact of Trade Shocks
Erhan Artuc
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6035, April 2012

Do Migrants Really Foster Trade? The Trade-Migration Nexus, a Panel Approach 1960-2000
Christopher R. Parsons
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6034, April 2012

Land Fragmentation, Cropland Abandonment, and Land Market Operation in Albania
Klaus Deininger
, Sara Savastano, and Calogero Carletto
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6032, April 2012

Food Security and Storage in the Middle East and North Africa
Donald F. Larson, Julian Lampietti, Christophe Gouel, Carlo Cafiero, and John Roberts
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6031, April 2012

Productivity and the Welfare of Nations
Susanto Basu, Luigi Pascali, Fabio Schiantarelli,and Luis Serven
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6026, April 2012

Measuring Financial Inclusion: The Global Findex Database
Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Leora Klapper
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6025, April 2012

Does a Picture Paint a Thousand Words? Evidence from a Microcredit Marketing Experiment
Xavier Giné
, Ghazala Mansuri, and Mario Picón
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6020, April 2012

When Do Donors Trust Recipient Country Systems?
Stephen Knack
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6019, April 2012

R&D and Aggregate Fluctuations
Erhan Artuç
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6017, March 2012

Household Coping and Response to Government Stimulus in an Economic Crisis: Evidence from Thailand
Shahidur R. Khandker
, Gayatri B. Koolwal, Jonathan Haughton, and Somchai Jitsuchon
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6016, March 2012

Do Middle Classes Bring Institutional Reforms?
Norman Loayza
, Jamele Rigolini, and Gonzalo Llorente
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6015, March 2012

Putting Services and Foreign Direct Investment with Endogenous Productivity Effects in Computable General Equilibrium Models
David G. Tarr
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6012, March 2012

How Accurate Are Recall Data? Evidence From Coastal India
Francesca de Nicola and Xavier Gine
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6009, March 2012

Trade Causes Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Markus Brückner and Daniel Lederman
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6007, March 2012

Does India’s Employment Guarantee Scheme Guarantee Employment?
Puja Dutta, Rinku Murgai, Martin Ravallion, and Dominique van de Walle
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6003, March 2012

The Cross-Country Magnitude and Determinants of Collateral Borrowing
Ha Nguyen
and Rong Qian
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 6001, March 2012

The Law's Majestic Equality? The Distributive Impact of Litigating Social
and Economic Rights
Daniel M. Brinks and Varun Gauri
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5999, March 2012

Appraising the Thailand Village Fund
Jirawan Boonperm, Jonathan Haughton, Shahidur R. Khandker, and Pungpond Rukumnuaykit
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5998, March 2012

Sexual Behavior Change Intentions and Actions in the Context of a Randomized Trial of a Conditional Cash Transfer for HIV Prevention in Tanzania
Laura Packel, William H. Dow, Damien de Walque, Zachary Isdahl, and Albert Majura
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5997, March 2012

Accessing Economic and Political Impacts of Hydrological Variability on Treaties: Case Studies on the Zambezi and Mekong Basins
Brian Blankespoor
, Alan Basist, Ariel Dinar, and Shlomi Dinar
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5996, March 2012

Why Do Some Countries Default More Often Than Others? The Role of Institutions
Rong Qian
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5993, March 2012

The Demand for, and Consequences of, Formalization among Informal Firms In Sri Lanka
Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5991, March 2012

Spillover Effects of Exchange Rates: A Study of the Renminbi
Aaditya Mattoo
, Prachi Mishra, Arvind Subramanian
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5989, March 2012

Weathering a Storm: Survey-Based Perspectives on Employment in China in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis
John Giles
, Albert Park, Fang Cai, and Yang Du
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5984, March 2012

Can We Trust Shoestring Evaluations?
Martin Ravallion
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5983, March 2012

How Does Bank Competition Affect Systemic Stability?
Deniz Anginer, Asli Demirguc-Kunt
, and Min Zhu
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5981, February 2012

Financial Literacy and the Financial Crisis
Leora Klapper
, Annamaria Lusardi, and Georgios A. Panos
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5980, February 2012

Geography and Exporting Behavior: Evidence from India
Megha Mukim
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5979, February 2012

Using Pooled Information and Bootstrap Methods to Assess Debt Sustainability in Low-Income Countries
Constantino Hevia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5978, February 2012

Food Standards and Exports: Evidence from China
Axel Mangelsdorf, Alberto Portugal-Perez, and John S. Wilson
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5976, February 2012

Financing Businesses in Africa: The Role of Microfinance
Shilpa Aggarwal, Leora Klapper, and Dorothe Singer
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5975, February 2012

Stimulating Demand for AIDS Prevention: Lessons from the RESPECT Trial
Damien de Walque
, William H. Dow, Carol Medlin, and Rose Nathan
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
5973, February 2012

A Tale of Two Species: Revisiting the Effect of Registration Reform on Informal
Business Owners in Mexico
Miriam Bruhn
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5971, February 2012

Regional Integration and Natural Resources: Who Benefits? Evidence from MENA
Céline Carrère, Julien Gourdon, and Marcelo Olarreaga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5970, February 2012

Poor, or Just Feeling Poor? On Using Subjective Data in Measuring Poverty
Martin Ravallion
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5968, February 2012

Mines, Migration and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5966, February 2012

Child Labor, Schooling, and Child Ability
Richard Akresh, Emilie Bagby, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5965, February 2012

Multidimensional Poverty Analysis: Looking for a Middle Ground
Francisco H. G. Ferreira
and Maria Ana Lugo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5964,  February 2012

The Impact of Wealth on the Amount and Quality of Child Labor
Ximena V. Del Carpio and Norman V. Loayza
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5959, January 2012

Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso
Richard Akresh, Damien de Walque, and Harounan Kazianga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5958, January 2012

Fiscal Implications of Climate Change
Benjamin Jones, Michael Keen, and Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5956, January 2012

Allocative Inefficiencies Resulting from Subsidies to Agricultural Electricity Use:
An Illustrative Model

Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 
5955, January 2012

Do Informed Citizens Receive More? or Pay More? The Impact of Radio on the Government Distribution of Public Health Benefits
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5952, January 2012

Human Rights as Demands for Communicative Action
Varun Gauri
and Daniel M. Brinks
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5951, January 2012

Market-Based Instruments for International Aviation and Shipping as a Source
of Climate Finance

Michael Keen, Ian Parry, and Jon Strand
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5950, January 2012

Moving off the Farm: Land Institutions to Facilitate Structural Transformation and Agricultural Productivity Growth in China
Klaus Deininger
, Songqing Jin, and Fang Xia
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5949, January 2012

Services Reform and Manufacturing Performance: Evidence from India
Jens Matthias Arnold, Beata Javorcik, Molly Lipscomb, and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5948, January 2012

Is the Financial Safety Net a Barrier to Cross-Border Banking?
Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, and Harry Huizinga
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 5947, January 2012

Surviving the Global Financial Crisis: Foreign Ownership and Establishment Performance
Laura Alfaro and Maggie Xiaoyang Chen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5946, January 2012

Optimal Food Price Stabilization in a Small Open Developing Country
Christophe Gouel and Sébastien Jean
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5943, January 2012

Landlocked or Policy Locked? How Services Trade Protection Deepens Economic Isolation
Ingo Borchert, Batshur Gootiiz, Arti Grover, and Aaditya Mattoo
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5942, January 2012

Human Rights Based Approaches to Development: Concepts, Evidence, and Policy
Varun Gauri and Siri Gloppen
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5938, January 2012

Aid Tying and Donor Fragmentation
Stephen Knack and Lodewijk Smets
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5934, January 2012

Financial Distortions and the Distribution of Global Volatility
Maya Eden
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5929, January 2012

Reducing Distortions in International Commodity Markets: An Agenda for Multilateral Cooperation
Bernard Hoekman and Will Martin
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
 5928, January 2012


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