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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 working papers and publications

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

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