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Lead Economist
DELFIN S. GO is Lead Economist in the Development Prospects Group and the team leader of the modeling and infrastructure team. He was the task manager and lead author of the Global Monitoring Report 2011: Improving the Odds of Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 2010 Report: The MDGs after the Crisis. He was formerly Lead Economist in the office of the World Bank’s Africa Region Chief Economist, where he focused on macroeconomic issues, aid effectiveness and management, and conducted Country Policy and Institutional Assessments (CPIA). He has also undertaken analytical work on debt issues, tools for fiscal analysis, and macro-micro linkages for probing the distributional consequences and the impact on growth, poverty, and other MDGs of alternative macroeconomic frameworks, external shocks, aid flows as well as the composition of public expenditure. Previously, he served as the World Bank’s Country Economist and PREM Cluster Leader of Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia) and Zambia. Go first joined the World Bank as Research Economist at Development Economics Research Group. Go holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Budget rules and resource booms : a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium analysis
2 .Dutch disease and spending strategies in a resource-rich low-income country - the case of Niger
3 .Stress-testing Africa's recent growth and poverty performance
4 .The World Bank research observer 27 (2)
5 .Assessing the odds of achieving the MDGs
6 .Global monitoring report 2010 : the MDGs after the crisis
7 .The millennium development goals and the road to 2015 : building on progress and responding to crisis
8 .Tax policy to reduce carbon emissions in south Africa
9 .Wage subsidy and labor market flexibility in south Africa
10 .Is Africa's economy at a turning point?
11 .Aid, growth, and real exchange rate dynamics
12 .Economy-wide and distributional impacts of an oil price shock on the south African economy
13 .An Analysis of South Africa's Value Added Tax
14 .Quantifying the fiscal effects of trade reform
15 .Trade liberalization, fiscal adjustment, and exchange rate policy in India
16 .The whys and why nots of export taxation
17 .Policy lessons from a simple open - economy model
18 .Revenue uncertainty and the choice of tax instrument during the transition in Eastern Europe
19 .External shocks, adjustment policies, and investment : illustrations from a forward-looking CGE model of the Philippines

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