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Hans Lofgren

Senior Economist
HANS LOFGREN is a Senior Economist in the Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG). He is the key developer of MAMS (Maquette for MDG [Millennium Development Goal] Simulations), a model for medium- to long-run country-level policy analysis that has been applied to some 35 countries with a focus on fiscal policy, MDGs, education, and the labor market (see He joined the World Bank in June 2004. Prior to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Mr. Lofgren holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Estimating parameters and structural change in CGE models using a Bayesian cross-entropy estimation approach
2 .Creating and using fiscal space for accelerated development in Liberia
3 .Infrastructure for growth and human development in Pakistan : a simulation analysis of fiscal policy options
4 .Closing rural-urban MDG gaps in low-income countries : a general equilibrium perspective
5 .External shocks, fiscal policy and income distribution : alternative scenarios for Moldova
6 .Liberia : strategic policy options for medium term growth and development
7 .World food prices and human development: Policy simulations for archetype low-income countries
8 .Achieving the MDGs in Yemen : an assessment
9 .How important is the efficiency of government investment ? The case of the Republic of Congo
10 .Scaling up aid or scaling down : the global economic crisis and Rwanda's MDGs
11 .Aid, service delivery, and the millennium development goals in an economy-wide framework

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