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Hanan G. Jacoby

Lead Economist

HANAN JACOBY is a lead economist in the Agriculture and Rural Development unit.  He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1989. Before joining the Bank in 1998, he taught at the University of Rochester and also visited Princeton, Penn, and IFPRI. 

Mr. Jacoby has wide-ranging interests in agriculture, rural institutions, and human capital and has published articles on land tenancy, groundwater markets, rural roads, risk-coping, child nutrition and schooling, and the economics of marriage in journals such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economic Studies.  He currently serves as associate editor for Journal of Development Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change.

The list below is of World Bank working papers and publications. You can also see (and in some cases download) other publications by this author.  

World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Decentralization and redistribution : irrigation reform in Pakistan's Indus basin
2 .Governing the commons? : water and power in Pakistan's Indus basin
3 .Markets, contracts, and uncertainty in a groundwater economy
4 .Changing wage structure in India in the post-reform era : 1993-2011
5 .Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural India
6 .Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal
7 .Weather and child health in rural Nigeria
8 .Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan
9 .Distributional implications of climate change in India
10 .On measuring the benefits of lower transport costs
11 .Incentives, supervision, and sharecropper productivity
12 .Watta satta : bride exchange and women's welfare in rural Pakistan
13 .The World Bank economic review 21 (3)
14 .Incomplete contracts and investment : a study of land tenancy in Pakistan
15 .Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china: A competing risks approach
16 .The World Bank research observer 17 (1)
17 .Access to markets and the benefits of rural roads
18 .The World Bank economic review 9(2)

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