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L. Colin Xu

Lead Economist

LIXIN COLIN XU is a lead economist in the Development Research Group of The World Bank. After studying at Peking University and the University of Chicago, he joined the Research Group of the World Bank in 1996. His current research has focused on applied microeconomic topics such as development, empirical industrial organization, corporate governance, political economy, labor and household economics, income distribution, and Chinese economy in transition.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage
2 .Job growth and finance : are some financial institutions better suited to early stages of development than others?
3 .New tools for studying network industry reforms in developing countries : the telecommunications and electricity regulation database
4 .The investment climate and the firm : firm-level evidence from China
5 .The investment climate and the firm : firm-level evidence from China
6 .Ownership, competition, and corruption : bribe takers versus bribe payers
7 .Institutions, politics, and contracts : the attempt to privatize the water and sanitation utility of Lima, Peru
8 .Reforming the urban water system in Santiago, Chile
9 .Surveying surveys and questioning questions - learning from World Bank experience
10 .The empirical effects of performance contracts: evidence from China
11 .Information, incentives, and commitment : an empirical analysis of contracts between government and state enterprises
12 .How China's government and state enterprises partitioned property and control rights
13 .The productivity effects of decentralized reforms - an analysis of the Chinese industrial reforms

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