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1 .On the effects of enforcement on illegal markets : evidence from a quasi-experiment in Colombia
2 .The cost of road infrastructure in low and middle income countries
3 .Gender gap in pay in the Russian Federation : twenty years later, still a concern
4 .Are large firms born or made ? evidence from developing countries
5 .Business practices in small firms in developing countries
6 .The impact of private sector internship and training on urban youth in Kenya
7 .The middle-income trap turns ten
8 .The impact of Syrians refugees on the Turkish labor market
9 .Review of logistics service regulations for freight forwarding businesses: what should be addressed for a better logistics regulatory framework ?
10 .Export promotion and firm entry into and survival in export markets
11 .The pulse of public opinion : using Twitter data to analyze public perception of reform in El Salvador
12 .Nowcasting prices using Google trends : an application to Central America
13 .Public good provision in Indian rural areas : the returns to collective action by microfinance groups
14 .The impact of vocational schooling on human capital development in developing countries : evidence from China
15 .Preferences, purchasing power parity, and inequality : analytical framework, propositions, and empirical evidence
16 .Can improved biomass cookstoves contribute to REDD+ in low-income countries ? evidence from a controlled cooking test trial with randomized behavioral treatments
17 .The impact of an accountability intervention with diagnostic feedback : evidence from Mexico
18 .A decade of declining earnings inequality in the Russian Federation
19 .Identifying and spurring high-growth entrepreneurship : experimental evidence from a business plan competition
20 .Depreciations without exports ? global value chains and the exchange rate elasticity of exports
21 .Impact of property rights reform to support China?s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment
22 .Impact of property rights reform to support China?s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment
23 .Gender education gaps among indigenous and nonindigenous groups in Bolivia
24 .Should Latin America save more to grow faster ?
25 .Distributional impacts of energy cross-subsidization in transition economies : evidence from Belarus
26 .The impact of secondary schooling in Kenya : a regression discontinuity analysis
27 .Operational guidelines and procedures for measuring the real size of the world economy
28 .Self-help groups, savings and social capital : evidence from a field experiment in Cambodia
29 .Climate-informed decisions: the capital investment plan as a mechanism for lowering carbon emissions
30 .Charter school entry and school choice: the case of Washington, D.C.
31 .Diversification, growth, and volatility in Asia
32 .Lower bounds on inequality of opportunity and measurement error
33 .Subjective well-being across the lifespan in Europe and Central Asia
34 .Does longer compulsory education equalize schooling by gender and rural/urban residence ?
35 .Impacts on poverty of removing fuel import subsidies in Nigeria
36 .Do performance agreements help improve service delivery ? the experience of Brazilian states
37 .Unconditional cash transfers in China : an analysis of the rural minimum living standard guarantee program
38 .Estimating poverty with panel data, comparably : an example from Jordan
39 .The impact of expanding access to early childhood services in rural Indonesia : evidence from two cohorts of children
40 .A new cross-national measure of corruption
41 .Promoting democracy in fragile states : insights from a field experiment in Liberia
42 .The effects of volumetric pricing policy on farmers? water management institutions and their water use: the case of water user organization in an irrigation system in Hubei, China
43 .Asymmetric information about migrant earnings and remittance flows
44 .The impacts of trade facilitation measures on international trade flows
45 .Transport policies and development
46 .The export-productivity link in Brazilian manufacturing firms
47 .Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia
48 .Global liquidity and external bond issuance in emerging markets and developing economies
49 .Improving education outcomes in South Asia : findings from a decade of impact evaluations
50 .Electoral rules and political selection : theory and evidence from a field experiment in Afghanistan
51 .The next wave of deaths from Ebola ? the impact of health care worker mortality
52 .Use of catastrophe risk models in assessing sovereign food security for risk transfer
53 .Linking risk models to microeconomic indicators
54 .Using probabilistic models to appraise and decide on sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance
55 .The indirect cost of natural disasters and an economic definition of macroeconomic resilience
56 .Quantifying through ex post assessments the micro-level impacts of sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance programs
57 .Public expenditure following disasters
58 .Pyramid capitalism : political connections, regulation, and firm productivity in Egypt
59 .Capital market financing, firm growth, and firm size distribution
60 .Do poor countries really need more IT ? the role of relative prices and industrial composition
61 .Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices
62 .Hukou and highways : the impact of China?s spatial development policies on urbanization and regional inequality
63 .Biogas : clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of climate change
64 .Long-run effects of temporary incentives on medical care productivity
65 .Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana
66 .The economics of policy instruments to stimulate wind power in Brazil
67 .High-powered incentives and communication failure
68 .Rate of return regulation and emission permits trading under uncertainty
69 .Using national statistics to increase transparency of large land acquisition : evidence from Ethiopia
70 .How much could South Asia benefit from regional electricity cooperation and trade ?
71 .What drives local food prices ? evidence from the Tanzanian maize market
72 .Public-private partnerships : promise and hype
73 .Small cash rewards for big losers : experimental insights into the fight against the obesity epidemic
74 .The consumption, income, and wealth of the poorest: cross-sectional facts of rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa for macroeconomists
75 .R�seaux politiques et fraude douani�re : Donn�es tir�es de l?exp�rience tunisienne
76 .Political connections and tariff evasion : evidence from Tunisia
77 .When elites meet : decentralization, power-sharing, and public goods provision in post-conflict Sierra Leone
78 .A quarter century effort yet to come of age : a survey of power sector reforms in developing countries
79 .Estimating local poverty measures using satellite images : a pilot application to Central America
80 .Cross-border electricity cooperation in South Asia
81 .Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India
82 .Demography, urbanization and development : rural push, urban pull and... urban push ?
83 .Latent trade diversification and its relevance for macroeconomic stability
84 .Women left behind ? poverty and headship in Africa
85 .Does collective action sequester carbon ? the case of the Nepal community forestry program
86 .Community managed forest groups and preferences for REDD+ contract attributes: a choice experiment survey of communities in Nepal
87 .The effect of nonbinding agreements on cooperation among forest user groups in Nepal and Ethiopia
88 .Do improved biomass cookstoves reduce fuelwood consumption and carbon emissions ? evidence from rural Ethiopia using a randomized treatment trial with electronic monitoring
89 .Cooperative behavior and common pool resources : experimental evidence from community forest user groups in Nepal
90 .Inclusive economic growth in America?s cities : what?s the playbook and the score ?
91 .Hayek, local information, and the decentralization of state-owned enterprises in China
92 .Placing Bank supervision in the Central Bank : implications for financial stability based on evidence from the global crisis
93 .How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey
94 .Small firms? formalization : the stick treatment
95 .Effects of income inequality on aggregate output
96 .Magical transition ? intergenerational educational and occupational mobility in rural China : 1988?2002
97 .Product standards and firms? export decisions
98 .Seeking shared prosperity through trade
99 .Energy subsidies reform in Jordan : welfare implications of different scenarios
100 .The socioeconomic impacts of energy reform in Tunisia : a simulation approach

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