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1.

Governance Matters III: Governance Indicators for 1996-2002

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3106
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 18 Jun 2003
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Institute
Downloads 9,367
2.

Seize the State, Seize the Day: State Capture, Corruption and Influence in Transition

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2444
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Oct 2000
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Governance and Public Sector Reform, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Downloads 8,158
3.

Governance Matters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2196
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Nov 1999
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 7,695
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Governance Matters II: Updated Indicators for 2000-01

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2772
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Jan 2002
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
Downloads 4,907
5.

Growth Without Governance

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2928
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Jul 2002
Working Paper Series
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 4,462
6.

Ownership Structure, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Performance: The Case of Chinese Stock Companies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1794
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 07 Dec 1997
Working Paper Series
Amherst College and Peking University
Downloads 4,245
7.

Public vs. Private Ownership: The Current State of the Debate

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2420
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Mar 2001
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank (Formerly)
Downloads 3,657
8.

The Corporate Governance of Banks: A Concise Discussion of Concepts and Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3404
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
UC Berkeley
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9.

The New Comparative Economics

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2002; Yale SOM Working Paper No. ES-24; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3054
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Dec 2004
Working Paper Series
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Department of Economics, SKEMA Business School, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

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10.

How Tax Policy and Incentives Affect Foreign Direct Investment: A Review

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2509
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS) and World Bank
Downloads 2,756
11.

Small- and Medium-Size Enterprise Financing in Eastern Europe

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2933
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, IAE Business School - Universidad Austral and World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 2,493
12.

Global Logistics Indicators, Supply Chain Metrics, and Bilateral Trade Patterns

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3773
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Dec 2005
Working Paper Series
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and delete
Downloads 2,000
13.

Do Bilateral Investment Treaties Attract Foreign Direct Investment? Only a Bit…And They Could Bite

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3121
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Research Department
Downloads 1,958
14.

How Foreign Investment Affects Host Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1745
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics
Downloads 1,919
15.

Privatization in Competitive Sectors: The Record to Date

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2860
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and Center for Global Development
Downloads 1,913
16.

Financing Small and Medium-Size Enterprises with Factoring: Global Growth and Its Potential in Eastern Europe

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3342
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance and World Bank
Downloads 1,866
17.

INFRISK: A Computer Simulation Approach to Risk Management in Infrastructure Project Finance Transactions

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2083
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 1,773
18.

Mutual Fund Investment in Emerging Markets: An Overview

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2529
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Jun 2001
Working Paper Series
George Washington University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

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19.

Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Policies Also Matter

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2481
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS)
Downloads 1,446
20.

Where Do We Stand on Transport Infrastructure Deregulation and Public-Private Partnership?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3356
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Downloads 1,442
21.

The Regulation of Entry

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Paper No. 1904, KSG Working Paper No. 01-015; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2661
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 04 Oct 2000
Working Paper Series
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), SKEMA Business School, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business and Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Downloads 1,438
22.

Special Issues Relating to Corporate Governance and Family Control

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3406
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and National University of Singapore - Business School
Downloads 1,425
23.

Small and Medium Enterprises, Growth, and Poverty: Cross-Country Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3178
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Development Research Group, City University London - Sir John Cass Business School and UC Berkeley
Downloads 1,423
24.

Expropriation of Minority Shareholders: Evidence from East Asia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2088
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, Bank for International Settlements, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Department of Finance
Downloads 1,417
25.

Does Foreign Direct Investment Increase the Productivity of Domestic Firms? In Search of Spillovers Through Backward Linkages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2923
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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26.

Development Financing during a Crisis: Securitization of Future Receivables

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2582
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
CompuServe and World Bank
Downloads 1,316
27.

Leasing to Support Small Businesses and Microenterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1857
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank
Downloads 1,240
28.

Rural and Micro Finance Regulation in Ghana: Implications for Development and Performance of the Industry

THE ECONOMY OF GHANA: ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES ON STABILITY, GROWTH AND POVERTY, Ernest Aryeetey and Ravi Kanbur, eds., Woeli Publishing Services and James Currey, 2008, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 49
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 07 May 2011
Accepted Paper Series
University of Ghana - Adminstration and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 1,130
29.

Foreign Direct Investment and Poverty Reduction

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2613
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, East West Management Institute, Washington DC and World Bank
Downloads 1,024
30.

Issues in Income Tax Reform in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 267
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Columbia University - Columbia Business School
Downloads 1,010
31.

International Cartel Enforcement: Lessons from the 1990s

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2680
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Apr 2001
Working Paper Series
University of Oxford - Said Business School, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Survey Research Center and Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
Downloads 1,001
32.

The Impact of Regulation on Growth and Informality Cross-Country Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3623
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Jul 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank - Research Department, University of Maryland - Department of Economics and World Bank - Office of the Chief Economist
Downloads 985
33.

Enforcement and Corporate Governance

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3409
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics and Political Science and Bank for International Settlements
Downloads 963
34.

Small-Scale Private Service Providers of Water Supply and Electricity: A Review of Incidence, Structure, Pricing, and Operating Characteristics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3727
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 17 Oct 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 937
35.

Ownership and Corporate Governance: Evidence from the Czech Republic

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1737
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Aug 1997
Working Paper Series
Bank for International Settlements, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and World Bank
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36.

Does Foreign Bank Penetration Reduce Access to Credit in Developing Countries? Evidence from Asking Borrowers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2716
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Oct 2001
Working Paper Series
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 926
37.

Toward Better Regulation of Private Pension Funds

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1791
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Jul 1997
Working Paper Series
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 918
38.

Dynamic Cities and Creative Clusters

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3509
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Feb 2005
Working Paper Series
Columbia University - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Downloads 898
39.

Privatization: Trends and Recent Developments

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3765
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Nov 2005
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank
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40.

High-Level Rent-Seeking and Corruption in African Regimes: Theory and Cases

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1780
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Yale Law School and World Bank - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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41.

The Ability of Banks to Lend to Informationally Opaque Small Businesses

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2656
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Feb 2001
Working Paper Series
University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, World Bank and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance

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42.

Regulation and Internet Use in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2979
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jan 2003
Working Paper Series
Technology Policy Institute
Downloads 828
43.

Foreign Entry in Turkey's Banking Sector, 1980-97

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2462
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Center for Economics and Econometrics
Downloads 827
44.

Corporate Diversification in East Asia: The Role of Ultimate Ownership and Group Affiliation

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2089
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy, Bank for International Settlements, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Department of Finance
Downloads 776
45.

Thailand's Corporate Financing and Governance Structures

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2003
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, Bank for International Settlements and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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46.

Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Support Policies in Japan

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1403
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Waseda University-Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies and University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics
Downloads 738
47.

What Determines the Quality of Institutions?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2764
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank and World Bank Group
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48.

The Global Growth of Mutual Funds

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3055
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
World Bank, World Bank, World Bank - Research Department and World Bank - Financial Sector Development
Downloads 724
49.

The Maturity Structure of Debt: Determinants and Effects on Firms' Performance? Evidence from the United Kingdom and Italy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1699
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Working Paper Series
Boston College - Department of Economics and University of Turin - Department of Economics and Financial Sciences G. Prato
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50.

Ownership, Competition, and Corruption: Bribe Takers versus Bribe Payers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2783
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Jan 2002
Working Paper Series
Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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