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Human Development and Public Services: 2007 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Chapters in Books
Outreach
Seminars
Working Papers


Journal Articles

Alderman, Harold H., Jere R. Behrman, and John Hoddinott. 2007. “Economic and Nutritional Analyses Offer Substantial Synergies for Understanding Human Nutrition.” Journal of Nutrition 137(3): 537-44.

Alderman, Harold H. 2007. “Improving Nutrition through Community Growth Promotion: Longitudinal Study of the Nutrition and Early Child Development Program in Uganda.” World Development 35(8): 1376-89.

Banerjee, Abhijit, Rukmini Banerji, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster, Dan Keniston, Stuti Khemani, and Marc Shotland. 2007. “Can Information Campaigns Raise Awareness and Local Participation in Primary Education?” Economic and Political Weekly 42(15): 1365-72.

Bourguignon, Francois J., and F. Halsey Rogers. 2007. “Distributional Effects of Educational Improvements: Are We Using the Wrong Model?” Economics of Education Review 26(6): 735-46.

Britto, Pia Rebello, Patrice Engle, and Harold H. Alderman. 2007. “Early Intervention and Caregiving: Evidence from the Uganda Nutrition and Early Childhood Development Program.” Child Health and Development 1(2): 112-33.

Buvinic, Mayra, and Elizabeth M. King. 2007. “Smart Economics.” Finance and Development 44(2): 6-11.

Dang, Hai-Anh H. 2007. “The Determinants and Impact of Private Tutoring Classes in Vietnam.” Economics of Education Review 26(6): 684-99.

Das, Jishnu, and Paul Gertler. 2007. “Variations in Practice Quality in Five Low-Income Countries: A Conceptual Overview.” Health Affairs (Web Exclusive) 26(3): 296-309.

Das, Jishnu, and Thomas Pave Sohnesen. 2007. “Variations in Doctor Effort: Evidence From Paraguay.” Health Affairs (Web Exclusive) 26(3): 324-37.

Das, Jishnu, and Jeffrey S. Hammer. 2007. “Location, Location, Location: Residence, Wealth, and the Quality of Medical Care In Delhi, India.” Health Affairs (Web Exclusive) 26(3): 338-51.

Das, Jishnu, Stefan Dercon, James Habyarimana, and Pramila Krishnan. 2007. “Teacher Shocks and Student Learning: Evidence from Zambia.” Journal of Human Resources 42(4): 795-819.

Das, Jishnu, and Jeffrey S. Hammer. 2007. “Money for Nothing: The Dire Straits of Medical Practice in Delhi, India.” Journal of Development Economics 83(1): 1-36.

Das Gupta, Monica, and Woojin Chung. 2007. “The Decline of Son Preference in South Korea: The Roles of Development and Public Policy.” Population and Development Review 33(4): 757-83.

Das Gupta, Monica, Samuel Preston, Vijayendra Rao, and Tvs Sekher. 2007. “P. N. Mari Bhat: An Intellectual Tribute.” Economic and Political Weekly 42(36): 3611-15.

de Walque, Damien. 2007. “Sero-Discordant Couples in Five African Countries: Implications for Prevention Strategies.” Population and Development Review 33(3): 501-23.

de Walque, Damien. 2007. “Does Education Affect Smoking Behaviors? Evidence Using the Vietnam Draft as an Instrument for College Education.” Journal of Health Economics 26(1): 877-95.

de Walque, Damien. 2007. “How Does the Impact of an HIV/AIDS Information Campaign Vary with Educational Attainment? Evidence from Rural Uganda.” Journal of Development Economics 84(2): 686-714.

Filmer, Deon P. 2007. “Autonomy, Participation and Learning: Findings from Argentine Schools, and Implications for Decentralization Education Economics.” Education Economics 15(1): 103-27.

Filmer, Deon P. 2007. “If You Build It, Will They Come? School Availability and School Enrolment in 21 Poor Countries.” Journal of Development Studies 43(5): 901-28.

Giles, John T., and Kyeongwon Yoo. 2007. “Precautionary Behavior, Migrant Networks, and Household Consumption Decisions: An Empirical Analysis Using Household Panel Data from Rural China.” Review of Economics and Statistics 89(3): 534-51.

Giles, John T., and Ren Mu. 2007. “Elderly Parent Health and the Migration Decisions of Adult Children: Evidence from Rural China.” Demography 44(2): 265-88.

Gultiano, Socorro, and Elizabeth M. King. 2007. “A Better Start in Life: Evaluation Results from an Early Childhood Development Program.” Philippine Journal of Development 33(1): 101-28.

Keefer, Philip E., and Stephen Knack. 2007. “Boondoggles, Rent-seeking and Political Checks and Balances: Public Investment under Unaccountable Governments.” Review of Economics and Statistics 89(2): 566-72.

Knack, Stephen, and Aminur Rahman. 2007. “Donor Fragmentation and Bureaucratic Quality in Aid Recipients.” Journal of Development Economics 83(1): 176-97.

Knack, Stephen. 2007. “Measuring Corruption: A Critique of Indicators in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.” Journal of Public Policy 27(3): 255-91.

Paxson, Christina, and Norbert Schady. 2007. “Cognitive Development among Young Children in Ecuador: The Roles of Wealth, Health, and Parenting.” Journal of Human Resources 42(1): 49-84.

Schady, Norbert. 2007. “Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Economia 6(2): 185-225.

van de Walle, Dominique, and Ren Mu. 2007. “Fungibility and the Flypaper Effect of Project Aid: Microevidence for Vietnam.” Journal of Development Economics 84(2): 667-84.

Wagstaff, Adam, and Shengchao Yu. 2007. “Do Health Sector Reforms Have Their Intended Impacts? The World Bank's Health VIII Project in Gansu province, China.” Journal of Health Economics 26(3): 505-35.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2007. “The Economic Consequences of Health Shocks: Evidence from Vietnam.” Journal of Health Economics 26(1): 82-100.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2007. “Health Systems in East Asia: What Can Developing Countries Learn from Japan and the Asian Tigers?” Health Economics 16(5): 441-56.

Wagstaff, Adam, and Magnus Lindelow. 2007. “Progressivity in the Financing of Decentralized Government Health Programs: A Decomposition.” Health Economics 16(11): 1271-75.

Zou, Heng-Fu, and Qinghua Zhang. 2007. “Return to Education, Productivity, and Economic Growth in China.” Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice 9(3): 293-308.

Zou, Heng-Fu, and William Smith. 2007. “Consumption and Risk with Hyperbolic Discounting.” Economics Letters 96(2): 153-60.


 

Books

Amin, Samia, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein, ed. 2007. Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery. Washington, DC: World Bank.

O’Donnell, Owen, Eddy Van Doorslaer, Adam Wagstaff, and Magnus Lindelow. 2007. Analyzing Health Equity Using Household Survey Data: A Guide to Techniques and Their Implementation. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Zou, Heng-Fu, and Anwar M. Shah. 2007. Public Services Delivery in China. Beijing: The People’s Press.


 

Chapters in Books

Alderman, Harold H., and Susan Horton. 2007. “The Economics of Addressing Nutritional Anemia.” In Nutritional Anemia, ed. Klaus Kraemer, Michael Zimmerman. Zurich: Sight & Life Press.
 
Behrman, Jere, Harold H. Alderman, and John Hoddinott. 2007. “Hunger and Malnutrition.” In Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits, ed. Bjorn Lomborg. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Buvinic, Mayra, Elizabeth M. King, Andrew R. Morrison, and Nistha Sinha. 2007. “Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.” In Global Monitoring Report 2007, ed. Mark Sundberg. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Das Gupta, Monica. 2007. “Public Health in India: An Overview.” In The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, ed. Kaushik Basu. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Filmer, Deon P. 2007. “Lessons from School Surveys in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.” Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Gauri, Varun, Chris Beyrer, and Denise A. Vaillancourt. 2007. “From Human Rights Principles to Public Health Practice: HIV/AIDS Policy in Brazil.” In Public Health and Human Rights: Evidence-Based Approaches, ed. Chris Beyrer. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Khemani, Stuti. 2007. “Can Delegation Promote Fiscal Discipline in a Federation? Evidence from Fiscal Performance in the Indian States.” In Institutions and Norms in Economic Development, ed. Mark Gradstein and Kai Konrad. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Khemani, Stuti. 2007. "Can Information Campaigns Overcome Political Obstacles to Serving the Poor?” In The Politics of Service Delivery in Democracies: Better Access for the Poor, ed. Shanta Devarajan and Ingrid Widlund. Stockholm: Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

King, Elizabeth M., and Jere Behrman. 2007. “Program Impact and Variation in the Duration of Exposure.” In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.

King, Elizabeth M., and Dominique van de Walle. 2007. “Girls in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Ethnic Affiliation, Poverty, and Location.” In Exclusion, Gender and Education: Case Studies from the Developing World, ed. Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed. Washington, DC: Center for Global Development.

Lindelow, Magnus, and Adam Wagstaff. 2007. “Assessment of Health Facility Performance: An Introduction to Data and Measurement Issues.” In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Wane, Waly. 2007. “Public Expenditure Tracking Survey in a Difficult Environment: The Case of Chad.” In Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery, ed. Samia Amin, Jishnu Das, and Markus Goldstein. Washington, DC: World Bank.


 

Outreach

Alderman, Harold H., and John Hoddinott. 2007. “Growth-Promoting Social Safety Nets.” 2020 Focus Briefs on the World's Poor and Hungry People. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Baird, Sarah, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2007. “Infant Mortality over the Business Cycle in the Developing World.” World Bank Online Research Brief, November.

Das Gupta, Monica. 2007. “China’s “Missing Girls”—Son Preference or Hepatitis B Infections.” World Bank Online Research Brief, April.

Filmer, Deon. 2007. “Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries.” World Bank Research Digest 2(1): 4-5.

Gauri, Varun. “Democracy by Other Means? Legalizing Demand for Social and Economic Rights in the Developing World.” World Bank Online Research Brief, October.

Gauri, Varun, and Mattias Lundberg. 2007. “Youth and Citizenship.” World Bank Online Research Brief, February.

Gauri, Varun, and Mattias Lundberg. 2007. “Citizenship: The Developing Social and Political Life of Youth.” Development Outreach, June.

Lambert, Sylvie, Martin Ravallion, and Dominique van de Walle. 2007. “Micro-Decomposing the Macro Determinants of Human Development.” World Bank Research Digest 2(1): 6.

Rogers, F. Halsey. 2007. “Missing in Action: Addressing Teacher Absenteeism.” Id21 , Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK."

Rogers, F. Halsey. 2007. “Strengthening Education: Approaches That Work.” World Bank Online Research Featured Article, June.

van de Walle, Dominique, and Ren Mu. 2007. “Fungibility and the “Flypaper Effect” of Project Aid.” World Bank Research Digest 1(3):3.


 

Seminars

Poverty and Applied Microeconomics  (internal only)
Organizer: Dominique van de Walle (research@worldbank.org)

Working Papers

Alderman, Harold H., and Trina S. Haque. 2007. “Insurance Against Covariate Shocks: The Role of Index-Based Insurance in Social Protection in Low-Income Countries of Africa.” Africa Human Development Working Paper 95. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Alderman, Harold H. 2007. “Managing Risk to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Poverty.” Background paper 41352 for World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development,World Bank, Washington, DC.

Baird, Sarah, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady. 2007. “Infant Mortality over the Business Cycle in the Developing World.” Policy Research Working Paper 4346, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bjorkman, Martina, and Jakob Svensson. 2007.  “Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of a Community-Based Monitoring Project in Uganda.” Policy Research Working Paper 4268, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Bourguignon, Francois J., and F. Halsey Rogers. 2007. “Distributional Effects of Educational Improvements: Are We Using the Wrong Model?” Policy Research Working Paper 4427, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Chung, Woojin, and Monica Das Gupta. 2007. "Why is Son Preference Declining in South Korea? The Role of Development and Public Policy, and the Implications for China and India" Policy Research Working Paper 4373. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Corno, Lucia, and Damien de Walque. 2007. “The Determinants of HIV Infection and Related Sexual Behaviors: Evidence from Lesotho.” Policy Research Working Paper 4421, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Gwatkin, Davidson, Shea Rutstein, Kiersten Johnson, Eldaw Suliman, Adam Wagstaff, and Agbessi Amouzou. 2007. “Socio-Economic Differences in Health, Nutrition and Population Within Developing Countries: An Overview.” Country Report on Health, Nutrition, and Population. HNP Departmental Working Paper Series, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Lambert, Sylvie, Martin Ravallion, and Dominique van de Walle. 2007. “A Micro-Decomposition Analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants of Human Development.” Policy Research Working Paper 4358, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Mu, Ren, and Dominique van de Walle. 2007. “Rural Roads and Poor Area Development in Vietnam.” Policy Research Working Paper 4340, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Paxson, Christina, and Norbert Schady. 2007. “Does Money Matter? The Effects of Cash Transfers on Child Health and Development in Rural Ecuador.” Policy Research Working Paper 4226, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Schady, Norbert, and Jose Rosero. 2007. “Are Cash Transfers Made to Women Spent like Other Sources of Income?”  Policy Research Working Paper 4282, World Bank, Washington, DC.

van de Walle, Dominique, and Ren Mu. 2007. “Fungibility and the Flypaper Effect of Project Aid: Micro-evidence for Vietnam.” Policy Research Working Paper 4133, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2007. “Health Insurance for the Poor: Initial Impacts of Vietnam’s Health Care Fund for the Poor.” Policy Research Working Paper 4134, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam, Magnus Lindelow, Gao Jun, Lingzhi Xu, and Qian Juncheng. 2007. “Extending Health Insurance to the Rural Population: An Impact Evaluation of China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme.” Policy Research Working Paper 4150, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam. 2007. “Social Health Insurance Reexamined.” Policy Research Working Paper 4111, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wagstaff, Adam, and R. Moreno-Serra. 2007. “Europe and Central Asia's Great Post-Communist Social Health Insurance Experiment: Impacts on Health Sector and Labor Market Outcomes.” Policy Research Working Paper 4371, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wane, Waly, and Bernard Gauthier. 2007. “Leakage of Public Resources in the Health Sector: An Empirical Investigation of Chad.” Policy Research Working Paper 4351, World Bank, Washington, DC.


 

 




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