David McKenzie

Lead Economist

DAVID MCKENZIE is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group, Finance and Private Sector Development Unit. He received his B.Com.(Hons)/B.A. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. Prior to joining the World Bank, he spent four years as an assistant professor of Economics at Stanford University. His main research is on migration, microenterprises, and methodology for use with developing country data. He has published over 90 articles in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, American Economic Journal: Applied Micro, Journal of Econometrics, and all leading development journals. He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fiscal Studies and Migration Studies.

Contact information:Email: David McKenzie, c/o research@worldbank.org

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .The World Bank economic review 25 (1)
2 .Accounting for selectivity and duration-dependent heterogeneity when estimating the impact of emigration on incomes and poverty in sending areas
3 .Enterprise recovery following natural disasters
4 .The remitting patterns of African migrants in the OECD
5 .Remittances and the brain drain revisited : the microdata show that more educated migrants remit more
6 .The impacts of international migration on remaining household members : omnibus results from a migration lottery program
7 .The microeconomic determinants of emigration and return migration of the best and brightest : evidence from the Pacific
8 .Impact assessments in finance and private sector development : what have we learned and what should we learn ?
9 .Innovative firms or innovative owners ? determinants of innovation in micro, small, and medium enterprises
10 .Measuring subjective expectations in developing Countries : a critical review and new evidence
11 .The World Bank economic review 23 (1)
12 .Are women more credit constrained ? experimental evidence on gender and microenterprise returns
13 .In pursuit of balance : randomization in practice in development field experiments
14 .How pro-poor is the selection of seasonal migrant workers from Tonga under New Zealand's recognized seasonal employer program ?
15 .Who is coming from Vanuatu to New Zealand under the new recognized Seasonal employer program ?
16 .Who are the microenterprise owners ? Evidence from Sri Lanka on Tokman v. de Soto
17 .Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries
18 .The World Bank economic review 22 (3)
19 .Does it pay firms to register for taxes ? the impact of formality on firm profitability
20 .Migration, remittances, poverty, and human capital : conceptual and empirical challenges
21 .Measuring microenterprise profits : don't ask how the sausage is made
22 .Returns to capital in microenterprises : evidence from a field experiment
23 .Using the global positioning system in household surveys for better economics and better policy
24 .A land of milk and honey with streets paved with gold : do emigrants have over-optimistic expectations about incomes abroad ?
25 .Migration and mental health : evidence from a natural experiment
26 .Self-selection patterns in Mexico-U.S. migration : the role of migration networks
27 .The World Bank research observer 22 (2)
28 .World development report 2007 : development and the next generation
29 .World development report 2007 : development and the next generation
30 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial : el desarrollo y la nueva generacion
31 .A profile of the world's young developing country migrants
32 .World development report 2007 : development and the next generation
33 .World development report 2007 : development and the next generation
34 .World development report 2007 : development and the next generation
35 .World development report 2007 : development and the next generation
36 .Can migration reduce educational attainment ? Evidence from Mexico
37 .How important is selection ? Experimental versus non-experimental measures of the income gains from migration
38 .The effects of migration on child health in Mexico
39 .An econometric analysis of IBRD creditworthiness