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Ioannis N Kessides


 Ioannis N Kessides is a Lead Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group.   His areas of specialization are competition, regulatory, and privatization policies in network utilities, market structure and firm conduct, determinants of entry and exit, and contestability analysis.  Prior to joining the World Bank in 1990, he taught at the University of Maryland and was an economist in the Line of Business Program of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  He received B.S.and M.A. degrees in Physics and Plasma Physics form Caltech and Princeton, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton.

The author's works below are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. You can also download

World Bank Research Dataset

Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)
Trade Flows and Trade Disputes dataset

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Regionalizing infrastructure for deepening market integration: the case of East Africa
2 .The future of the Nuclear industry reconsidered : risks, uncertainties, and continued potential
3 .Competition and innovation-driven inclusive growth
4 .Sunk costs, market contestability, and the size distribution of firms
5 .Toward a sustainable global energy supply infrastructure : net energy balance and density considerations
6 .The World Bank research observer 25 (2)
7 .Regionalizing telecommunications reform in West Africa
8 .Toward defining and measuring the affordability of public utility services
9 .Current and forthcoming issues in the South African electricity sector
10 .The pricing dynamics of utilities with underdeveloped networks
11 .The World Bank research observer 20 (1)
12 .Reforming infrastructure - privatization, regulation; and competition
13 .Restructuring regulation of the rail industry for the public interest

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