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Adam Wagstaff

Research Manager

ADAM WAGSTAFF is Research Manager of the Human Development & Public Services team in the Development Research Group. He holds a DPhil in economics from the University of York (U.K.). Before joining the Bank, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics for 20 years, and has published extensively on a variety of aspects of the field, including: health financing and health systems reform; health, equity and poverty; the valuation of health; the demand for and production of health; efficiency measurement, and illicit drugs and drug enforcement. Much of his recent work has been on health insurance, health financing, vulnerability and health shocks, and provider payment reform. He has extensive experience of China and Vietnam, but has worked on countries in Africa, Latin America, S Asia, and Europe and Central Asia, as well as other countries in E Asia. Outside health economics, he has published on efficiency measurement in the public sector, the measurement of trade union power, the redistributive effect and sources of progressivity of the personal income tax, and the redistributive effect of economic growth. 

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 .Encouraging health insurance for the informal sector : a cluster randomized trial
2 .CATA meets IMPOV: a unified approach to measuring financial protection in health
3 .Effects of interventions to raise voluntary enrollment in a social health insurance scheme : a cluster randomized trial
4 .Progress toward the health MDGs : are the poor being left behind ?
5 .The impact of a pay-for-performance scheme on prescription quality in rural China : an impact evaluation
6 .What a difference a state makes : health reform in Andhra Pradesh
7 .Getting incentives right : an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam
8 .The health effects of universal health care : evidence from Thailand
9 .The impacts of public hospital autonomization : evidence from a quasi-natural experiment
10 .Universal health care and informal labor markets : the case of Thailand
11 .Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens
12 .A hybrid approach to efficiency measurement with empirical illustrations from education and health
13 .Health Equity and Financial Protection
14 .On measuring scientific influence
15 .The World Bank's publication record
16 .Are health shocks different ? evidence from a multi-shock survey in Laos
17 .Benefit incidence analysis : are government health expenditures more pro-rich than we think ?
18 .System-wide impacts of hospital payment reforms : evidence from central and eastern Europe and central Asia
19 .Health financing and delivery in Vietnam : looking forward
20 .Social health insurance vs. tax-financed health systems - evidence from the OECD
21 .Fungibility and the impact of development assistance: evidence from Vietnam's health sector
22 .Measuring financial protection in health
23 .Europe and Central Asia's great post-communist social health insurance experiment : impacts on health sector and labor market outcomes
24 .Extending health insurance to the rural population : an impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme
25 .Health insurance for the poor : initial impacts of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor
26 .Social health insurance reexamined
27 .Social health insurance reexamined
28 .Health Service Delivery in China: A Literature Review
29 .Health systems in East Asia : what can developing countries learn from Japan and the Asian tigers ?
30 .Can insurance increase financial risk ? The curious case of health insurance in China
31 .Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts ? The World Bank's Health VIII project in Gansu province, China
32 .Health shocks in China : are the poor and uninsured less protected ?
33 .The economic consequences of health shocks
34 .Decomposing changes in income inequality into vertical and horizontal redistribution and reranking, with applications to China and Vietnam
35 .Health insurance impacts on health and non-medical consumption in a developing country
36 .Health facility surveys : an introduction
37 .Poverty and survival prospects of Vietnamese children under Doi Moi
38 .Inequalities in health in developing countries - swimming against the tide?
39 .Inequality aversion, health inequalities, and health achievement
40 .Causes of inequality in health : who are you? where do you live? or who your parents were?
41 .On decomposing the causes of health sector inequalities with an application to malnutrition inequalities in Vietnam
42 .Paying for health care : quantifying fairness, catastrophe, and impoverishment, with applications to Vietnam, 1993-98
43 .Measuring equity in health care financing - reflections on (and alternatives to) the World Health Organization's fairness of financing index
44 .Socioeconomic inequalities in child malnutrition in the developing world
45 .Hospital cost functions for developing countries

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