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April-June 2005 / Theme of the Issue: Poverty and Growth

Theme of the Issue: Poverty and Growth

Global Poverty Reduction via Expanding Opportunities
Timothy Besley, Robin Burgess, David Donaldson

Interview with Alberto Alesina

Good-bye Lenin (or not)? The Effect of Communism on People’s Preferences for Redistribution
Alberto Alesina, Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln

Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty in Poland during Transition
Pierella Paci, Marcin J. Sasin, Jos Verbeek

Latin America 1980-2005: Institutions, Growth and Poverty
Alvaro Garcia

Microlending to Vulnerable Groups: Evidence from a Recent UNDP Survey
Andrey Ivanov

Labor Market Distortions, Rural-Urban Inequality and the Opening of China’s Economy
Thomas Hertel, Fan Zhai

Urban Poverty in Russia and Social Assistance to the Urban Poor
Anastasia Alexandrova, Elena Grishina

Adjustment Costs of Trade Liberalization for the Russian Labor Market
Irina Denisova

Poverty Effects of Russia’s WTO Accession
Thomas Rutherford, David Tarr, Oleksandr Shepotylo

New Findings

Assessing Legal Systems: A Catalyst for Reforms
Michel Nussbaumer

Family Background and Schooling Outcomes in the Baltic Countries
Mihails Hazans, Olga Rastrigina, Ija Trapeznikova

Voice: Troubled Country?
Preston Smith

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