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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 working papers and publications

1 .Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural India
2 .Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal
3 .Weather and child health in rural Nigeria
4 .Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan
5 .Distributional implications of climate change in India
6 .On measuring the benefits of lower transport costs
7 .Incentives, supervision, and sharecropper productivity
8 .Watta satta : bride exchange and women's welfare in rural Pakistan
9 .The World Bank economic review 21 (3)
10 .Incomplete contracts and investment : a study of land tenancy in Pakistan
11 .Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china: A competing risks approach
12 .The World Bank research observer 17 (1)
13 .Monopoly power and distribution in fragmented markets : the case of groundwater
14 .Access to markets and the benefits of rural roads
15 .The World Bank economic review 9(2)

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