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J. J. Dethier - Other Publications

Journal Articles:


  • Growth and Empowerment. Making Development Happen, with N. Stern and H. Rogers. The MIT Press, 2005
  • Governance, Decentralization and Reform in China, India and Russia, J. Dethier (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht/Boston/London. 2000.
  • Trade, Exchange Rates and Agricultural Pricing Policies in Egypt, two volumes, published by the World Bank, Washington, 1989.

Chapters in Books

  • "The Effectiveness of Decentralization in Hungary and Slovakia," in Managing Fiscal Decentralization, E. Ahmad and V. Tanzi (eds.), London: Routledge, 2002.
  • Public Finance Reform during the Transition. The Experience of Hungary. J. Dethier and L. Bokros (eds.), A World Bank Publication, 1998. 
  • "Price Interventions in Agriculture in Egypt, 1960-85," in The Political Economy of Agricultural Pricing Policies. Case Studies, A. Krueger, M. Schiff and A. Valdès (eds.), Johns Hopkins University Press. 1991.

Other Papers

  • "Infrastructure in developing countries: An overview of some economic issues", with A. Moore, Fentrum für Entwicklungsforschung Discussion Paper on Development Policy No. 165, April 2012.
  • “Aid Effectiveness: What can we know? What should we do? What may we hope?” presented at a seminar at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., March 12, 2008
  • "Social security: what can developing countries learn from the experience of developed countries?" Paper was prepared for the conference Taking Action for the World Poor and Hungry People organized by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Food Policy Research Institute, Beijing, October 17–19, 2007.
  • "Development and Aid Effectiveness — Where do we stand ?" Paper presented at the Munk Graduate Conference on Alternative Approaches to Development in Asia, University of Toronto, Toronto, April 13, 2007
  • Corruption in the seven low income countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, paper prepared for a conference on the CIS-7, Lucerne, January 21, 2003.
  • "Governance, Decentralization and Public Goods: Evidence from China, India and Russia," Paper presented at the First Global Development Network Conference, Bonn, December 5-8, 1999.
  • Governance and Economic Performance: A Survey, University of Bonn, Germany. ZEF Discussion Paper on Development Policy No.5, April 1999.
  • "Constitutional Rights and The Reform of Social Entitlements in Hungary," (with T. Shapiro), Paper presented at the 29th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, November 22, 1997.
  • Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies and Income Distribution in Developing Countries, United Nations Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol.9, No.1, 1987.
  • Technological Innovation in Agriculture. The Political Economy of its Rate and Bias, with Alain de Janvry, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Study Paper No. 1. Washington, 1985.

Updated Versions of Working Papers:

  • "Does democracy facilitate the economic transition? An empirical study of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union" with H. Ghanem and E. Zoli, Journal for Institutional Innovation, Development and Transition, vol. 3, pp.15-30, 1999. (Also World Bank Policy Research Paper No. 2194)
  • "Structural Adjustment and Agriculture," Finance and Development, vol. 26, No.4, Dec. 1989.

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