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Journal Articles

Arezki, R., K. Deininger and H. Selod. “What Drives the Global Land Rush?” 2015. World Bank Economic Review 2: 207-233.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Moqbul Hossain, Mainul Huq and David Wheeler. 2015. “Climate Change and Soil Salinity: The Case of Coastal Bangladesh.” Forthcoming in Ambio.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Paul Martin and Hussain Samad. 2015. “Lessons from Rural Madagascar on Improving Air Quality in the Kitchen.” Journal of Environment and Development.

Emran, M.Shahe and Forhad Shilpi. 2015. “Gender, Geography and Generations: Intergenerational Education Mobility in Post Reform India.” World Development 72, 362-380.

Fafchamps, Marcel and Forhad Shilpi. 2014. “Education and Household Welfare.” Economic Development and Cultural Change

Larson, Donald, Shaikh Mahfuzus Rahman and Ariel Dinar. 2015. “Costs of greenhouse gas emissions abatement under the Clean Development Mechanism.” Climate Change Economics 6(1).

Larson, Donald, Will Martin, Sebnem Sahin, and Marino Tsigas. Forthcoming. “Agricultural Policies and Trade Paths in Turkey.” World Economy.

Shilpi, Forhad, and Shahe M. Emran. Forthcoming. “The General Equilibrium Effect of Land Market Restriction on Labor Market: Evidence from Wages in Sri Lanka.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Steinbuks, J. and T. Hertel. 2014. “Confronting the Food-Energy-Environment Trilemma: Global Land Use in the Long Run.” Environmental and Resource Economics, Forthcoming.

Steinbuks, J. and B. Narayanan. 2015. “Fossil Fuel Producing Economies Have Greater Potential for Industrial Interfuel Substitution.” Energy Economics 47:168–177.

Steinbuks, J. and K. Neuhoff. 2014. “Assessing Energy Price Induced Improvements in Efficiency of Capital in OECD Manufacturing Industries”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 68(2): 340–356.

Timilsina, Govinda, Dusan Drabik and Harry de Gorter. 2014. “The effect of biodiesel policies on world biodiesel and oilseed prices.” Energy Economics 44: 80-88.

Timilsina, Govinda, Gal Hochman, Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman. 2014. “Quantifying the causes of the global food commodity price crisis.” Biomass and Bioenergy 68: 106-114.

Timilsina, Govinda and Ian W.H. Parry. 2015. “Demand Side Instruments to Reduce Road Transportation Externalities in the Greater Cairo Metropolitan Area.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 9(3): 203-216.

Timilsina, Govinda. 2015. “Oil prices and the global economy: A general equilibrium analysis, Energy Economics, 49: 669-675.

Timilsina, Govinda, Dusan Drabik, Harry de Gorter and David R. Just. 2014. “The economics of Brazil’s ethanol-Sugar markets, mandates, and tax exemptions, American Journal of Agricultural Economics: 1–18; doi: 10.1093/ajae/aau109.

Timilsina, Govinda and Alex Anas. “Offsetting the CO2 locked-in by roads: Suburban transit and core densification as antidotes.” Economics of Transportation, Forthcoming.

Toman, M. 2015. "The need for multiple types of information to inform climate change assessment." Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 5(3):469-485.


Dasgupta, Susmita; Zaman, Asif; Roy, Subhendu; Huq, Mainul; Jahan, Sarwar; Nishat, Ainun. 2015. Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate : Building Local Resilience to Disaster Risk. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

Chapter in Book

Dasgupta, Susmita
, Farhana Akhter Kamal, Zahirul Huque Khan, Sharifuzzaman Chaudhury and Ainun Nishat. 2015. “River Salinity and Climate Change: Evidence from Coastal Bangladesh,” in Asia and the World Economy - Actions on Climate Change by Asian Countries edited by John Whalley and Jiahua Pan. World Scientific Press: 205-242.

Larson, Donald, Ariel Dinar and Brian Blankespoor. “Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia,” in Actions on Climate Change: Asia and the World Economy. eds. J. Pan and J. Whalley. Volume 3. Singapore: World Scientific.

Larson, Donald, Sara Savastano, Siobhan Murray, and Amparo Palacios-López. “Paying for fertilizer: the effects of gender and market participation on maize yields in Uganda,” forthcoming in Pursuit of an African Green Revolution: Views from Farmers' Fields, eds K. Otsuka and D. Larson. Tokyo: Springer.

Larson, Donald, and Kei Otsuka. “Why an African Green Revolution is Needed and Why It Must Include Small Farms,” forthcoming in Pursuit of an African Green Revolution: Views from Farmers' Fields, eds K. Otsuka and D. Larson. Tokyo: Springer.

Meslé-Somps, S., H. Selod, G. Spielvogel and B. Blankespoor. 2014. “Urbanisation et Croissance dans les Villes du Mali,“ in Brunet-Jailly J., Charmes J. and D. Konaté (eds): Le Mali contemporain, Editions IRD / Editions Tombouctou, p. 545-580.


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Journal Articles

Blankespoor, Brian, Susmita Dasgupta and Benoit Laplante. 2014. "Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Wetlands. " Springer 1: 1-10.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, and David Wheeler. 2014. "Vyāghranomics in Space and Time: Estimating Habitat Threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran Tigers. " Journal Of Policy Modeling 36(3): 433-453.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, and David Wheeler. 2014. "A Resource Allocation Model for Tiger Habitat Protection. " Journal of Management and Sustainability 4(3).

Dasgupta, Susmita, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huq Khan, Zahir Ahmed, Malik Fida Khan, Nandan Mukherjee and Kiran Pandey. 2014. “Cyclones in a Changing Climate: The Case of Bangladesh.” in Climate and Development 6(2): 96-110.

Steinbuks, J. and G. Elliehausen. 2014. “The Economic Effects of Legal Restrictions on High-Cost Mortgages”, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 49(1), pp. 47-72.

Chapter in Book

Steinbuks, J.  and G. Timilsina. 2014. Biofuels, Land Use, and Food Supply, in Timilsina, G. and Zilberman, D., Eds. (2014), The Impacts of Biofuels on the Energy, Environment, and Poverty: A Global Perspective, Springer. 

An Overview of Global Markets and Policies, Timilsina, G. R. and Zilberman, D. (eds.), The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty: A Global Perspective, Springer, 2014 (with A. Shrestha).






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Journal Articles

Timilsina, Govinda and Simon Mevel. 2013. "Biofuels and Climate Change Mitigation: A CGE Analysis Incorporating Land-Use Change." Environmental and Resource Economics, 55(1): 1-19.

Zilberman, David , Gal Hochman, Deepak Rajogopal, Steve Sexton and Govinda Timilsina. 2013. "The Impact of Biofuels on Commodity Food Prices: Assessment of Findings." American Journal of Agriculture Economics, 95(2): 275-281.

Timilsina, Govinda, Chisari, Omar O. and Carlos A. Romero. 2013. "Economy-wide Impacts of Biofuels in Argentina." Energy Policy, 55: 636-647.

Timilsina, Govinda. 2013. "How Will the EU’s Cap on Crop-based Biofuels Impact the Future of Biofuels?" Biofuels, 4(2):139-141.

Timilsina, Govinda, G. Cornelis van Kooten and Patrick A. Narbel. 2013. "Global Wind Power Development: Economics and Policies." Energy Policy, 61: 642–652.

Timilsina, Govinda, Luis Mundaca, Mathilde Mansoz, Lena Neij. 2013. "Transaction Costs Analysis of Low-Carbon Technologies." Climate Policy, (13)4: 490-513.

Timilsina, Govinda, Y.-H. Henry Chen and Florian Landis. 2013. "Economic Implications of Reducing Carbon Emissions from Energy Use and Industrial Processes in Brazil." Journal of Environmental Management.  130: 436-446.

Timilsina, Govinda, Harry de Gorter, Dusan Drabik and Erika M Kliauga. 2013. "The Effect of Brazilian Policies on Ethanol Market Prices." Biofuels,  (4)6: 583-585.

Wheeler, David, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, Susmita Dasgupta and Brian Blankespoor. 2013. "Economic Dynamics and Forest Clearing: A Spatial Econometric Analysis for Indonesia.” Ecological Economics, 85: 85-96.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Asvani K. Gosain, Sandhya Rao, Subhendu Roy and Maria Sarraf. 2013. “A Megacity in a Changing Climate: The Case of Kolkata.” Climatic Change, 116(3): 747-766.

T. Hertel, J. Steinbuks, and U. Baldos. 2013. “Competition for Land in the Global Bioeconomy.” Agricultural Economics, 44(1):129-138


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Journal Articles

van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique Govinda Timilsina, Simon Mevel and John Beghin. 2012. "The Impacts of Biofuel Targets on Land-Use Change and Food Supply: A Global CGE Assessment." Agriculture Economics, 43(3): 315-332.

Poudel, Biswo N., Krishna P. Paudel, Govinda Timilsina and David Zilberman. 2012. "Providing Numbers for a Food versus Fuel Debate: An Analysis of a Future Biofuel Production Scenario." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 34(4): 637–668.

Lall, S.V and Uwe Deichmann. 2012. "Density and disasters: Economics of urban hazard risk." World Bank Research Observer, 27(1):74-105.

Alaedini, P., H. Shariari and Uwe Deichmann. 2012. "Urban informal settlements in Iran: Examining conditions in Bandar Abbas, Kermanshah, and Zahedan." Iranian Journal of Anthropological Research, 1(1):35-59.

Brecht, Henrike, Susmita Dasgupta, Benoit Laplante, Siobhan Murray, and David Wheeler. 2012. "Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges: High Stakes for a Small Number of Developing Countries. " Journal of Environment and Development 21(1): 120-138.

Chang, Shiyan, Lili Zhao, Govinda R. Timilsina, and Xiliang Zhang. 2012. "Biofuels Development in China: Technology Options and Policies Needed to Meet the 2020 Target." Energy Policy 51(1): 64-79.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Subhendu Roy, and Maria Sarraf. 2012. "Urban Flooding in a Changing Climate: The Case Study of Kolkata, India." Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics 12(1): 135-158.

Kessides, Ioannis N.. 2012. "The future of the nuclear industry reconsidered: Risks, uncertainties, and continued promise." Energy Policy 48(1): 185-208.

Parry, Ian, and Jon Strand. 2012. "International Fuel Tax Assessment: An Application to Chile." Environment and Development Economics 17(2): 127-144.

Roberts, Mark, Uwe Deichmann, Bernard Fingleton, and Tuo Shi. 2012. "Evaluating China's road to prosperity: A new economic geography approach." Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(4): 580-594.

Strand, Jon, and Knut Rosendahl. 2012. "Global emissions effects of CDM projects with relative baselines." Resource and Energy Economics 34(4): 533-548.

Strand, Jon. 2012. "Low-Level Versus High-Level Equilibrium in Public Utility Services." Journal of Public Economics 96(1): 163-172.

Timilsina, Govinda R. 2012. "Biofuels: the food versus fuel debate." CAB Reviews 7(36): 1-8.

Timilsina, Govinda R., John Beghin, Simon Mevel, and Dominique Van Der Mensburghe. 2012.
"The impacts of biofuels targets on land-use change and food supply:
A global CGE assessment." Agriculture Economics 43(): 315-332.

Timilsina, Govinda R., Lado Kurdgelashvili, and Patrick Narbel. 2012. "Solar energy: Markets, economics and policie." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16(1): 449-465.

Chapter in Book

Gill, I, M. Raiser and Uwe Deichmann. 2012. "Greening Europe’s growth." In Golden Growth: Restoring the Lustre of the European Growth Model, ed. World Bank.

S.V. Nghiem., A. Sorichetta, C. D. Elvidge, C. Small, D. Balk, Uwe Deichmann and G. Neumann. 2012. "Remote Sensing of Urban Environments – The Beijing Case Study." In Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing, ed. Eni G. Njoku, Springer.

Deichmann, Uwe, Indermit S. Gill, and Chorching Goh. 2012. "How can Russia be modern, innovative and competitive? Reshape its economic geography." In Adaptability and Change – the Regional Dimensions in Central and Eastern Europe. ed.G. Gorzelak, C.-C. Goh, K. Fazekas Warsaw: Naukowe Scholar.

Nygard, Jostein, Jie Cao, Stefan Csordas, Steinar Larssen, Li Liu, Jon Strand, and Dingsheng Zhang. 2012. "Air Pollution Control and Carbon Reduction Co-benefits." In Sustainable Low-Carbon Development in China, ed. A Baeumler, E. Ijjasz-Vasquez and S. Mehndiratta. Directions in Development Series. Washington, DC: World Bank.


Souleymane Coulibaly, Uwe Deichmann, William R. Dillinger, Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Ioannis N. Kessides, Charles Kunaka, Daniel Saslavsky. 2012. "Eurasian Cities: New Realities along the Silk Road." World Bank, Washington, DC.




Population at Risk of Malaria


Dasgupta, Susmita. 2012. “Health Costs and Benefits of DDT Use in Malaria Control and Prevention" Blog post on “Let’s Talk Development,” October 23, 2012, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dasgupta, Susmita. 2012. “Habitat Threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran Tigers" Blog post on “Let’s Talk Development,” October 9, 2012, World Bank, Washington, DC.


Strand, Jon. 2012. “Gasoline and Other Fossil Fuel Taxes: Why Are They Not Used?” Blog post on “Let’s Talk Development,” March 13, 2012, World Bank, Washington, DC.


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Journal Articles

Carriquiry, Miguel A., Xiaodong Du and Govinda R. Timilsina. 2011. "Second Generation Biofuels: Economics and Policies." Energy Policy 39(7): 4222-4234.

Cheng, Jay J. and Govinda R. Timilsina. 2011. "Status and Barriers of Advanced Biofuel Technologies: A Review." Renewable Energy 36(12): 3541-3549.

Dasgupta, Susmita and Craig Meisner. 2011. "Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: A Review of the Scientific Evidence." Journal of the Center for Creative Learning and Research 1(1): 71-91.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Mainul Huq, Zahirul Huq Khan, Md. Sohel Masud, Manjur, Murshed Zahid Ahmed, Nandan Mukherjee and Kiran Pandey. 2011. "Climate proofing Infrastructure in Bangladesh: The Incremental Cost of Limiting Future Inland Monsoon Flood Damage.” Journal of Environment and Development 20(2): 167-190.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Benoit Laplante, Siobhan Murray and David Wheeler. 2011. “Exposure of Developing Countries to Sea-Level rise and Storm Surges.” Climatic Change 106: 567-579.

Deichman, Uwe, I. Gill and C. Goh. 2011. "Texture and tractability: The framework for spatial policy analysis in the World Development Report 2009." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 4(2):163-174.

Deichman, Uwe and Mark Roberts. 2011. "International growth spillovers, geography and infrastructure." The World Economy 34(9):1507-1533.

Kessides, Ioannis and David Wade. 2011. "Towards a Sustainable Global Energy Supply Infrastructure: Net Energy Balance and Density Considerations.” Energy Policy 39(9): 5322-5334.

Rosendahl, Knut Einar and Jon Strand. 2011. "Carbon leakage from the Clean Development Mechanism." The Energy Journal 32(4): 27-50.

Serletis, Apostolos, Govinda R. Timilsina and Olexandr Vasetsky. 2011. "International Evidence on Aggregate Short-run and Long-run Interfuel Substitution." Energy Economics 33(2): 209-216.

Strand, Jon. 2011. "Carbon offsets with endogenous environmental policy." Energy Economics 33(2): 371-378.

Strand, Jon. 2011. "Inertia in infrastructure development: Some analytical aspects, and reasons for inefficient infrastructure choices." Journal of Infrastructure Development 2: 51-70.

Timilsina, Govinda R., Simon Mevel and Ashish Shrestha. 2011. "Oil price, biofuels and food supply." Energy Policy 39(12): 8098-8105.

Timilsina, Govinda R., Stefan Csordás and Simon Mevel. 2011. "When Does a Carbon Tax on Fossil Fuels Stimulate Biofuels?" Ecological Economics 70(12): 2400-2415.

Timilsina, Govinda R. and Ashish Shrestha. 2011. "How much hope should we have for biofuels?" Energy 36(): 2055-2069.

Book Chapters

Strand, Jon. 2011. "Taxes and Caps as Climate Policy Instruments With Domestic and Imported Fuels." In U.S. Energy Tax Policy, ed. Gilbert Metcalf, Cambridge University Press.

Strand, Jon and Stale Navrud. 2011. "Using hedonic pricing for estimating compensation payments for noise and other externalities from new roads." In The International Handbook of Non-market Valuation, ed. Jeff Bennett, Edward Elgar Publishers.


Deichmann, Uwe, D. Ehrlich, C.Small and G. Zeug. 2011. "Using high resolution satellite data for the identification of urban natural disaster risk." World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

Kessides, Ioannis. 2011. “The Global Energy Challenge” Blog post on “Let’s Talk Development,” July 28, 2011, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Timilsina, Govinda. 2011. “How Global Biofuel Expansion Could Affect the Economy, Environment and Food Supply.” Featured Article, June 27, 2011, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Wheeler, David, Dan Hammer, Robin Kraft, Susmita Dasgupta and Brian Blankespoor. 2011. "Economic Dynamics and Forest Clearing: A Spatial Econometric Analysis for Indonesia." Center for Global Development Policy Research Working Paper #280. 


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Journal Articles

Bhattacharyya, Subhes, and Govinda R. Timilsina. 2010. “A Review of Energy System Models.” International Journal of Energy Sector Management 4(4): 494–518.

Bhattacharyya, Subhes, and Govinda R. Timilsina. 2010. “Modeling Energy Demand of Developing Countries: Are the Specific Features Adequately Captured?” Energy Policy 38(4): 1979–90.

Briand, Anne, Celine Nauges, Jon Strand and Muriel Travers. 2010. “The Impact of Tap Connection On Water Use: The Case of Household Water Consumption in Dakar, Senegal.” Environment and Development Economics 15(01):107–26.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Craig Meisner, and David Wheeler. 2010.Stockpiles of Obsolete Pesticides and Cleanup Priorities: A Methodology and Application for Tunisia.” Journal of Environmental Management 91(4): 824–30.

Dinar, Ariel, Brian Blankespoor, S. Dinar, and P. Kulukurasuriya. 2010. “Does Precipitation and Runoff Variability affect Treaty Cooperation between States Sharing International Bilateral Rivers.” Ecological Economics 69(12): 2508–81.

Kessides, Ioannis. 2010. “Nuclear Power: Understanding the Economic Risks and Uncertainties.” Energy Policy 38(8): 3849–64.

Kessides, Ioannis, Roger G. Noll, and Nancy C. Benjamin. 2010. “Regionalizing Infrastructure Reform in Developing Countries” World Economics 11(7): 79–108.

Kessides, Ioannis, and Li Tang. 2010. “Sunk Costs, Market Contestability, and the Size Distribution of Firms.” Review of Industrial Organization 37(3): 215–36.

Parry, I.W.H., and Govinda R. Timilsina. 2010. “How Should Passenger Travel in Mexico City Be Priced?” Journal of Urban Economics 68(2): 167–82.

Seretis, Apostolos, Govinda R. Timilsina, and Olexandr Vasetsky. 2010. “Interfuel Substitution in the United States.” Energy Economics 32(3): 737–45.

Seretis, Apostolos, Govinda R. Timilsina and Olexandr Vasetsky. 2010. “International Evidence on Sectoral Interfuel Substitution.” The Energy Journal 31(4): 1–29. 

Strand, Jon. 2010. “Optimal Fossil-Fuel Taxation with Backstop Technologies and Tenure Risk.” Energy Economics 32(2): 418–22.

Strand, Jon. 2010. “Decentralized and Cooperative Aid Provision with Short-Term and Long-Term Aid.” Journal of International Development 22(7): 906–19.

Timilisina, Govinda R., Christophe de Gouvello, Massamba Thioye, and Felix B. Dayo. 2010. “Clean Development Mechanism Potential and Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.” Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 15(1): 93–111.

Timilisina, Govinda R., and Han B. Dulal. 2010. “Urban Road Transportation Externalities: Costs and Choice of Policy Instruments.” World Bank Research Observer 9(2): 1–30.

Wang, Hua, Jian Xie, and Honglin Li. 2010.Water Pricing With Household Surveys: A Study of Acceptability and Willingness to Pay in Chongqing, China.” China Economic Review 21(1): 136–49.

Book Chapters

Fay, Marianne, and Michael Toman with Daniel Benitez and Stefan Csordas. 2010. “Infrastructure and Sustainable Development.” In Postcrisis Growth and Development,” ed. Shahrokh Fardoust, Yongbeom Kim and Claudia Sepulveda. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Sarraf, Maria, Susmita Dasgupta, Roy Subhendu, Belle Arati, and Rohtagi Poonam. 2010. “Vulnerability of Kolkata Metropolitan Area to Increased Precipitation in a Changing Climate.” Annex in Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities: A Synthesis Report. Report 57110. Washington, DC: World Bank.






Sea Level Rise - Updates
Data used to assess the consequences of continued Sea Level Rise for 84 coastal developing countries. Geographic Information System (GIS) software used to overlay the best available, spatially-disaggregated global data on critical impact elements (land, population, agriculture, urban extent, wetlands, and GDP), with the inundation zones projected for 1-5m SLR.
Contact: Susmita Dasgupta, | Data


Barrett, Scott, and
 Michael Toman. 2010. “Different Paths to a Global Climate Agreement.” World Bank Research Digest 4(3, Spring): 2.

Hamilton, Kirk. 2010. “Where is the Wealth of Nations?” Blog post on “Let’s Talk Development,” World Bank, Washington, DC, 26 October 2010.

Keen, Michael and Jon Strand. 2010. “Taxing (or not) International Aviation. Weekly Policy Commentary, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, June.

Lall, Somik V., and Uwe Deichmann. 2010. “Density and Disasters: Economics of Urban Hazard Risk.” World Bank Research Digest 4(3, Spring): 6

Strand, Jon. 2010. “Klimakur 2020.” Samfunnsøkonomen NR 3, Oslo, Norway. March (In Norwegian). 


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Journal Articles

Adamantiades, A., and Ionnnis Kessides. 2009. “Nuclear Power for Sustainable Development: Current Status and Future Prospects.” Energy Policy 37(12): 5149–66.

Buys, Piet, Uwe Deichmann, Craig Meisner, Thao Ton That, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Country Stakes in Climate Change Negotiations: Two Dimensions of Vulnerability.” Climate Policy 9(3): 288–305.

Chisari, Omar, and Ioannis Kessides. 2009. “Pricing Dynamics of Network Utilities in Developing Countries.” Review of Network Economics 8(3): 1–21.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Piet Buys, Timothy Thomas, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Determinants of a Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Cell Phone Coverage.” World Development 37(9): 1494–1505.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Benoit Laplante, Craig Meisner, David Wheeler, and Jianping Yan. 2009. “The Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis.” Climatic Change 93(3): 379–88.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Mainul Huq, M. Khaliquzzaman, and David Wheeler. 2009. “Improving Indoor Air Quality for Poor Families: A Controlled Experiment in Bangladesh.” Indoor Air 19(1): 22–32.

Deichmann, Uwe, and Nobuo Yoshida. 2009. “Measurement of Accessibility and Its Applications.” Journal of Infrastructure Development 1(1): 1–18.

Deichmann, Uwe, Forhad Shilpi, and Renos Vakis. 2009. “Urban Proximity, Agricultural Potential and Non-Farm Employment: Evidence from Bangladesh.” World Development 37(3): 645–60.

Nauges, Celine, Jon Strand, and Ian Walker. 2009. “The Value of Water Connections in Central American Cities: A Revealed Preference Study.” Environment and Development Economics 14: 349–70.

Timilsina, Govinda. 2009. “Carbon Tax under the Clean Development Mechanism: A Unique Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Developing Countries.” Climate Policy 9(2): 139–54.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Ashish Shrestha. 2009. “Factors Affecting Transport Sector CO2 Emissions Growth in Latin American and Caribbean Countries: An LMDI Decomposition Analysis.” International Journal of Energy Research 33(4): 396–414.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Ashish Shrestha. 2009. “Transport Sector CO2 Emissions Growth in Asia: Underlying Factors and Policy Options.” Energy Policy 37(11): 4523–39.

Timilsina, Govinda, and Hari B Dulal. 2009. “Regulatory Instruments to Control Environmental Externalities from the Transport Sector.” European Transport 0(41): 80–112.

Wang, Hua, Judith Dean, and Mary Lovely. 2009. “Foreign Direct Investment and Pollution Havens: evaluating the evidence from China.” Journal of Development Economics 90(1): 1–13.



Mendelsohn, Robert, and Ariel Dinar. 2009. Climate Change and Agriculture: An Economic Analysis of Global Impacts, Adaptation and Distributional Effects. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elger.

Edited Volumes

Dinar, Ariel, and Jose Albiac, ed. 2009. Policy and Strategic Behavior in Water Resource Management. Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

Chapters in Books 

Dasgupta, Susmita, Craig Meisner, Andrew Makokha, and Richard W. Pollard. 2009. “Community Management of Rural Water Supply: Evaluation of User Satisfaction in Yemen.” In Water in the Arab World: Management Perspectives and Innovations, ed. N. Vijay Jagannathan, Ahmed Shawky Mohamed, and Alexander Kremer. Middle East and North Africa Region. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Asaduzzaman, M., Douglas French Barnes, Shahidur Khandker, Susmita Dasgupta, and Hussain A. Samad. 2009. “Household Gains from Energy Use.” In Restoring Balance: Bangladesh’s Rural Energy Realities, ed. M. Asaduzzaman, Douglas Barnes, and Shahidur Khandker. Washington, DC: World Bank/ ESMAP.

Strand, Jon. 2009. “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Supply for the G-7 Countries with Emphasis on Germany.” In Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Volume VI, ed. J. Cottrell, J. E. Milne, H. Ashiabor, L. Kreiser, and K. Deketelaere. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.


Dasgupta, Susmita, Brian Blankespoor, Walid Dhouibi, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui, Craig Meisner, and Hassine Ben Salah. 2009. “Toxic Waste from Obsolete Pesticides—A Growing Threat in Developing Countries.” Research Brief, Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, November.

Ahmed, Syud Amer, Noah Suresh Diffenbaugh, and Thomas Hertel. 2009. “Climate Change Deepens Vulnerability to Poverty.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 7.  




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Journal Articles (2008)

Dasgupta, Susmita, Nlandu Mamingi, Benoit Laplante, and Jong Ho Hong. 2008. "Firms’ Environmental Performance: Does News Matter?" Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 9(2): 67–77.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Kirk E. Hamilton, Stefano P. Pagiola, and David Wheeler. 2008. "Environmental Economics at the World Bank." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 2(1): 4–25.

Deichmann, Uwe, Somik V. Lall, Stephen J. Redding, and Anthony J. Venables. 2008. "Industrial Location in Developing Countries." World Bank Research Observer 23(2): 219–46.

Deininger, Klaus W., and Songqing Jin. 2008. "Land Sales and Rental Markets in Transition: Evidence from Rural Vietnam.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 70(1): 67–101.

González U., Roberto Velasco, and H. Jorge. 2008. "Evaluation of the Impact of Climatic Change on the Economic Value of Land in Agricultural Systems in Chile." Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 68(1): 56–68.

Ricker-Gilbert, Jacob, George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, Monayem Miah, and Gershon Feder. 2008. "Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Integrated Pest Management Extension Methods: An Example from Bangladesh.” Review of Agricultural Economics 30(2): 252–69.

Seo, Nigel, and Robert Mendelsohn. 2008. "A Ricardian Analysis of the Impact of Climate Change on South American Farms." Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 68(1): 69–79.

Timilsina, Govinda R. 2008. “Atmospheric Stabilization of CO2 Emissions: Near-Term Reductions and Absolute versus Intensity-Based Targets.” Energy Policy 36(6): 1927–36.

Timilsina, Govinda R., and Ram M. Shrestha. 2008. "A General Equilibrium Analysis of Potential Demand Side Management Programs in the Household Sector in Thailand." International Journal of Energy Sector Management 2(4): 570–93.




Books (2008)

Dinar, Ariel, Rashid Hassan, Robert Mendelsohn, and James Benhin. eds. 2008. “Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies.” London: Earthscan.

Zhou, Guomei, and Hua Wang, eds. 2008. Mainstreaming Environment in China. Beijing: China Environment Press.

Chapters in Books (2008)

Cropper, Maureen L. 2008. “Global Environmental Sustainability—Protecting the Commons.” In Global Monitoring Report 2008. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Cropper, Maureen L. 2008. “A Cross-Country Comparison of Decentralization and Environmental Protection: Commentary.” In Fiscal Decentralization and Land Policies, ed. G. Ingram and Y. Hong. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Development.

Wang, Hua, James Roumasset, and Kimberly Burnett. 2008. "Environmental Resources and Economic Growth in China." In China’s Great Transformation. ed. Loren Brandt and Thomas G. Rawski. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Outreach (2008)

Buys, Piet, Susmita Dasgupta, Tim Thomas, and David Wheeler. 2008. “Determinants of a Digital Divide in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Cell Phone.” Research Brief (online only), Development Research Group, Washington, DC, March.

Deichmann, Uwe, and Indermit S. Gill. 2008. "The Economic Geography of Regional Integration." Finance and Development 45(4): 45–48.

Wang, Hua, and Dong Chen. 2008. "Environmental Information Disclosure: Theory, Practice and Challenge." World Environment Issue No. 5. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Enivronment Programme (UNEP), China Environmental Protection Ministry.

World Bank. 2008. Climate Change: Likely Impacts on African Crops, Livestock & Farm Types ."
Featured Article (online), Development Research Group, Washington, DC, June.


Journal Articles | Books | Chapters in Books | Outreach 

Journal Articles

Ambrosi, Philippe, and Franck Lecocq. 2007. “The Clean Development Mechanism: History, Status, and Prospects.” Review of Economic Studies 1(1): 134-51.

Chomitz, Kenneth M., and Andrew Nelson Philip. 2007. “The Forest-Hydrology-Watershed Nexus in Central America: An Heuristic Analysis.” Environment Development and Sustainability 9(4): 369-85.

Chomitz, Kenneth M., Ellen M. Douglas, Kate Sebastian, Charles J. Vorosmarty, Stanley Wood, and Thomas P. Tomich. 2007. “Policy Implications of a Pan-tropic Assessment of the Simultaneous Hydrological and Biodiversity Impacts of Deforestation.” Water Resources Management 21(1): 211-22.

Cropper, Maureen L., Akie Takeuchi, and Antonio Bento. 2007. “The Impact of Policies to Control Motor Vehicle Emissions in Mumbai, India.” Journal of Regional Science 47(1): 27-47.

Da Mata, Daniel, Uwe Deichmann, J.V. Henderson, Somik V. Lall, and H. G. Wang. 2007. “Determinants of City Growth in Brazil.” Journal of Urban Economics 62(2): 252-72.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Craig Meisner, and David R. Wheeler. 2007. “Is Evironmentally Friendly Agriculture less Profitable for Farmers? Evidence on Integrated Pest Management in Bangladesh.” Review of Agricultural Economics 29(1): 103-18.

Dasgupta, Susmita, Craig Meisner, David R. Wheeler, Khuc Xuyen, and Nan Thi Lam. 2007. “Pesticide Poisoning of Farm Workers: Implications of Blood Test Results from Vietnam.” International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 210(2): 121-32.

Deichmann, Uwe, and Somik V. Lall. 2007. “Citizen Feedback and Delivery of Urban Services.” World Development 35(4):649-62.

Dinar, Ariel, Karin Kemper, William Blomquist, and Pradeep Kurukulasuriya. 2007. “Whitewater: Process and Performance of Decentralization Reform of River Basin Water Resource Management.” Journal of Policy Modeling 29(6): 851-67.

Dinar, Ariel, Giannis Karagiannis, and Vangelis Tzouvelekas. 2007. “Evaluating the Impact of Agricultural Extension on Farms Performance in Crete: A Non-Neutral Stochastic Frontier Approach.” Agricultural Economics 36(2): 135–46.

Khandker, Shahidur R. 2007. “Coping with Flood: Role of Institutions in Bangladesh.” Agricultural Economics 36(2): 169-80.

Lall, Somik V. 2009. “Infrastructure and Regional Growth: Growth Dynamics and Policy Relevance for India.” Annals of Regional Science 41(3):581-99.

Lall, Somik V., and Jun Koo. 2007. “Economic Geography: Hype or Reality.” International Regional Science Review 30(1):3-19.

Mendelsohn, Robert, Alan Basist, Ariel Dinar, Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, and Claude Williams. 2007. “What Explains Agricultural Performance: Climate Normals or Climate Variance?” Climatic Change 81(1): 85-99.

Mendelsohn, Robert, Alan Basist, Pradeep Kurkulasuriya, and Ariel Dinar. 2007. “Climate and Rural Income.” Climatic Change 81(1): 101-18.

Rattanaviwatpong, Porranee, Jeffery E. Richey, David Savage, Sarah D. Rodda, Bruce Campbell, and Miles G. Logsdon. 2007. “Effects of Land Use Change on the Hydrologic Regime of the Mae Chaem River Basin, NW Thailand.” Journal of Hydrology 334(1-2): 215-30.

Timilsina, Govinda R., and Ram Shrestha. 2007. “Alternative Tax Instruments for Reducing CO2 Emission Reduction and Effects of Revenue Recycling Schemes.” Energy Studies Review 15(1):19-48.




Chakravorty, Sanjoy, and Somik V. Lall. 2007. Made in India: The Economic Geography and Political Economy of Industrialization. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Dinar, Ariel, Shlomi Dinar, Stephen McCaffrey, and Daene McKinney. 2007. Bridges over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflicts, Negotiation and Cooperation. Singapore: World Scientific Publishers.

Chapters in Books

Maria Saleth, R., Ariel Dinar, and Susanne Neubert. 2007. “Evaluating the Institution-Impact Interactions in the Context of Millennium Development Goals: Analytical Framework with Empirical Results. In Coping With Water Deficiency: From Research to Policy Making, ed. Phoebe Koundouri. Berlin: Springer.

Anderson, Jock R., and Gershon Feder. 2007. “Agricultural Extension.” In Handbook of Agricultural Economics. Chapter 44, Volume 3: Agricultural Development Farmers, Farm Production and Farm Markets, ed. R.E. Evenson and P. Pingali. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Kessides, Ioannis. 2007. “An Overview of Privatization in Transition Economies.”
In Privatization in Transition Economies: The Ongoing Story, ed. Ira Lieberman and Daniel Kopf. Amsterdam. Elsevier.

Shalizi, Zmarak. 2007. “Energy and Emissions: Local and Global Effects of the Giants’ Rise.” In Dancing with Giants: China, India, and the Global Economy, ed. L. Alan Winters and Shahid Yusuf. Washington, DC: World Bank; Singapore: The Institute of Policy Studies.

Wu, Changhua, and Hua Wang. 2007. “China: Seeking Meaningful Decentralization to Achieve Sustainability.” In Environmental Governance and Decentralization: Country Studies, ed. Albert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone and Giovanna Garrone. Cheltenham: Elgar.


Das Gupta, Susmita, and Craig Meisner. 2007. “Risk of Sea-Level Rise: High Stakes for Developing Countries.” World Bank Online Featured Research Article, February.

Dinar, Ariel. 2007. “World Bank Research on the Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change.” World Bank Online Featured Article, August.

Dinar, Ariel. 2007. “Climate Change: The Final Blow for Agriculture in Africa?” World Bank Online Research Brief, August.

Dinar, Ariel. 2007. “Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa.” World Bank Research Digest 2(1): 2.

Larson, Donald F., and Gunnar Breustedt. 2007. “Will Markets Direct Investments under the Kyoto Protocol?World Bank Research Digest 1(4): 7

Meisner, Craig, and Uwe Deichmann. 2007. “Country Stakes in Climate Change Negotiations.” World Bank Online Research Brief, October.

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