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Klaus Deininger

Lead Economist

KLAUS DEININGER, is a Lead Economist in the rural development group of the Development Economics Group. His areas of research focus on income and asset inequality and its relationship to poverty reduction and growth; access to land, land markets and land reform and their impact on household welfare and agricultural productivity; land tenure and its impact on investment, including environmental sustainability: and capacity building (including the use of quantitative and qualitative methods) for policy analysis and evaluation, mainly in the Africa, Central America, and East Asia Regions. He is a German national with a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, an MA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Berlin, and an MA in theology from the University of Bonn.

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World Bank Research Dataset

Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis
Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Using satellite imagery to assess impacts of soil and water conservation measures : evidence from Ethiopia's Tana-Beles Watershed
2 .Assessing effects of large-scale land transfers: challenges and opportunities in Malawi's estate sector
3 .Personality traits, technology adoption, and technical efficiency : evidence from smallholder rice farms in Ghana
4 .Gender-differentiated impacts of tenure insecurity on agricultural performance in Malawi's customary tenure systems
5 .Can labor market imperfections explain changes in the inverse farm size?productivity relationship ? longitudinal evidence from rural India
6 .Using administrative data to assess the impact and sustainability of Rwanda's land tenure regularization
7 .Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity
8 .Large farm establishment, smallholder productivity, labor market participation, and resilience : evidence from Ethiopia
9 .Quantifying spillover effects from large farm establishments : the case of Mozambique
10 .Pronatal property rights over land and fertility outcomes : evidence from a natural experiment in Ethiopia
11 .Impact of property rights reform to support China?s rural-urban integration : village-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment
12 .Impact of property rights reform to support China?s rural-urban integration : household-level evidence from the Chengdu national experiment
13 .Using national statistics to increase transparency of large land acquisition : evidence from Ethiopia
14 .Costs and benefits of land fragmentation : evidence from Rwanda
15 .Smallholders? land ownership and access in Sub-Saharan Africa: a new landscape ?
16 .Investigating the gender gap in agricultural productivity : evidence from Uganda
17 .Does land fragmentation increase the cost of cultivation ? evidence from India
18 .Inheritance law reform, empowerment, and human capital accumulation : second-generation effects from India
19 .The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania
20 .Credit constraints, agricultural productivity, and rural nonfarm participation : evidence from Rwanda
21 .Is there a farm-size productivity relationship in African agriculture ? evidence from Rwanda
22 .Are mega-farms the future of global agriculture ? exploring the farm size-productivity relationship
23 .Welfare and poverty impacts of India's national rural employment guarantee scheme : evidence from Andhra Pradesh
24 .Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms
25 .Causes and implications of credit rationing in rural Ethiopia : the importance of spatial variation
26 .Land fragmentation, cropland abandonment, and land market operation in Albania
27 .Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in China
28 .What drives the global "land rush" ?
29 .Environmental and gender impacts of land tenure regularization in Africa : pilot evidence from Rwanda
30 .Productivity effects of land rental markets in Ethiopia : Evidence from a matched tenant-landlord sample
31 .Can diaries help improve agricultural production statistics ? Evidence from Uganda
32 .Does female reservation affect long-term political outcomes ? Evidence from rural India
33 .The rise of large farms in land abundant countries : do they have a future ?
34 .Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?
35 .Rising global interest in farmland : can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?
36 .Innovations in land rights recognition, administration, and governance
37 .Inheritance law reform and women's access to capital : evidence from India's Hindu succession act
38 .Going digital : credit effects of land registry computerization in India
39 .The World Bank research observer 24 (2)
40 .Determinants of repayment performance in Indian micro-credit groups
41 .Economic and social impacts of self-help groups in India
42 .Longer-term economic impacts of self-help groups in india
43 .Impacts of land certification on tenure security, investment, and land markets : evidence from Ethiopia
44 .Assessing the functioning of land rental markets in Ethiopia
45 .Land reforms, poverty reduction, and economic growth : evidence from India
46 .Land rental markets in the process of rural structural transformation : productivity and equity impacts in China
47 .Securing property rights in transition: lessons from implementation of China's rural land contracting law
48 .Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation : panel evidence from India
49 .Do overlapping property rights reduce agricultural investment ? evidence from Uganda
50 .Efficiency and equity impacts of rural land rental restrictions : evidence from India
51 .Rural land certification in Ethiopia : process, initial impact, and implications for other African countries
52 .Land policies for growth and poverty reduction
53 .India : land policies for growth and poverty reduction
54 .Legal knowledge and economic development : the case of land rights in Uganda
55 .Acceso a la tierra, desarrollo y reduccion de la pobreza
56 .Land policies for growth and poverty reduction
57 .Comparing land reform and land markets in colombia: impacts on equity and efficiency
58 .Does greater accountability improve the quality of delivery of public services? Evidence from Uganda
59 .Economic and Welfare Effects of the Abolition of Health User Fees : Evidence from Uganda
60 .Incidence and impact of land conflict in Uganda
61 .Politicas de tierras para el crecimiento y la reduccion de la pobreza
62 .Land policies for growth and poverty reduction
63 .Des politiques foncieres pour promouvoir la croissance et reduire la pauvrete : resume analytique
64 .Causes and consequences of civil strife - micro-level evidence from Uganda
65 .Land sales and rental markets in transition - evidence from rural Viet Nam
66 .Market and non-market transfers of land in Ethiopia - implications for efficiency, equity, and non-farm development
67 .Tenure security and land-related investment - evidence from Ethiopia
68 .Land rental markets as an alternative to government reallocation? equity and efficiency considerations in the Chinese land tenure system
69 .The impact of property rights on households' investment, risk coping, and policy preferences : evidence from China
70 .Investment and income effects of land regularization : the case of Nicaragua
71 .Can there be growth with equity : an initial assessment of land reform in South Africa
72 .Asset distribution, inequality, and growth
73 .Why liberalization alone has not improved agricultural productivity in Zambia : the role of asset ownership and working capital constraints
74 .The World Bank Research Observer 14 (2)
75 .Making negotiated land reform work : initial experience from Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa
76 .Land institutions and land markets
77 .The World Bank economic review 12(3)
78 .Explaining agricultural and agrarian policies in developing countries
79 .The World Bank economic review 10(3)
80 .Power, distortions, revolt, and reform in agricultural land relations

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