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Working Papers

2019

  1. The Political Economy of Testing in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads

2018

  1. The Dilemma of the African Development Bank: Does Governance Matter for the Long-Run Financing of the MDBs?
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads
  2. The Impact of Civil Conflict on Child Malnutrition and Mortality, Nigeria, 2002-2013
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads

2017

  1. Expanding Global Liquidity Insurance: Myths and Realities of the IMF’s Precautionary Credit Lines - Working Paper 449
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads

2016

  1. Inequality and Growth Reconsidered: Lessons from East Asia
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (1995)

2015

  1. Does the Rise of Middle Class Lock in Good Government in the Developing World?
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Identifying a Fair Deal on Climate Change
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads
  3. Look to the Forests: How Performance Payments can Slow Climate Change
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. The Median Is the Message: A Good-Enough Measure of Material Well-Being and Shared Development Progress
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Global Policy (2015)

2013

  1. Global Markets, Global Citizens, and Global Governance in the 21st Century
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (4)
  2. The Strugglers: The New Poor in Latin America?-Working Paper 337
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (3)

2012

  1. A Note on the Middle Class in Latin America
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads
  2. Why Low Inequality Spurs Growth: Savings and Investment by the Poor
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (1996) Downloads View citations (3)
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank (1996) Downloads View citations (2)

2011

  1. Asset Inequality Does Matter: Lessons from Latin America
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (1997) Downloads View citations (17)
  2. Declining Inequality in Latin America: Some Economics, Some Politics
    Working Papers, Tulane University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in Working Papers, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (2011) Downloads View citations (24)
  3. Declining Inequality in Latin America: Some Economics, Some Politics - Working Paper 251
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (24)
  4. Economics Reform and Wage Differentials in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2000) Downloads View citations (32)
  5. Find Me the Money: Financing Climate and Other Global Public Goods
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads
  6. Find Me the Money: Financing Climate and Other Global Public Goods - Working Paper 248
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (1)
  7. Intergenerational Schooling Mobility and Macro Conditions and Schooling Policies in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (1998) Downloads View citations (15)
  8. Shared Goals: Measuring Overall Development in Pakistan
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads
  9. The Post-Washington Consensus: Development after the Crisis - Working Paper 244
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Beyond Short-Term Thinking: How to Spend Billions Well in Pakistan, for Them and for Us
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads
  2. Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (16)
  3. Quality of Official Development Assistance Assessment
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (12)
  4. Swimming Against the Tide: Strategies for Improving Equity in Health
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (1995) Downloads View citations (2)
  5. The (Indispensable) Middle Class in Developing Countries; or, The Rich and the Rest, Not the Poor and the Rest
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (16)
  6. The U.S. Aid “Surge” to Pakistan: Repeating a Failed Experiment?
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads
  7. The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand - Working Paper 213
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (6)
  8. The Washington consensus: assessing a damaged brand
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (14)
  9. The World Bank: Toward a Global Club
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads

2009

  1. Energy Needs and Efficiency, Not Emissions: Re-framing the Climate Change Narrative
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (7)
  2. It’s One Climate Policy World Out There—Almost
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Schooling Inequality, Crises, and Financial Liberalization in Latin America
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (2)

2007

  1. Do No Harm: Aid, Weak Institutions, and the Missing Middle in Africa
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (29)
    See also Journal Article in Development Policy Review (2007)
  2. Income Distribution: Effects on Growth and Development
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Chapter (2008)
  3. Reflections on the Macro Foundations of the Middle Class in the Developing World
    Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Working Paper Series, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, UC Santa Cruz Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in Working Papers, Center for Global Development (2007) Downloads View citations (10)
  4. The macroeconomic foundations of inclusive middle-class growth
    2020 vision briefs, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Downloads View citations (2)

2006

  1. A Stability and Social Investment Facility for High Debt Countries
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Payments for Progress: A Hands-Off Approach to Foreign Aid
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (13)
  3. Stormy Days on an Open Field: Asymmetries in the Global Economy
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Center for Global Development (2006) Downloads View citations (1)

2004

  1. Beyond HIPC: Secure Sustainable Debt Relief for Poor Countries
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads
  2. Double-Standards, Debt Treatment, and World Bank Country Classification: The Case of Nigeria-Revised November 2004
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Seven Deadly Sins: Reflections on Donor Failings
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (7)
  4. Underfunded Regionalism in the Developing World
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads

2003

  1. Bootstraps not Band-Aids: Poverty, Equity and Social Policy in Latin America
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Economic Policy and Wage Differentials in Latin America
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (42)
  3. La desigualdad en los activos importa: una evaluacio?n del enfoque del Banco Mundial respecto a la reduccio?n de la pobreza
    Coyuntura Social, Fedesarrollo Downloads
  4. Why it Matters Who Runs the IMF and the World Bank-Updated October 2003
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (1)

2002

  1. Asymmetric Globalization: Global Markets Require Good Global Politics
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads
  2. Commodity Dependence, Trade, and Growth: When "Openness" is Not Enough
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (5)
  3. From Social Policy to an Open-Economy Social Contract in Latin America
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (6)
  4. HIV/AIDS and the Accumulation and Utilization of Human Capital in Africa
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads
  5. Policy Selectivity Foregone: Debt and Donor Behavior in Africa
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (26)
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2003)
  6. Will HIPC Matter? The Debt Game and Donor Behaviour in Africa
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) (2002) Downloads View citations (7)
  7. Winners and Losers: Assessing the Distributional Impacts of Privatization
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in World Development (2003)

2001

  1. Pobreza, Desigualdad, y Liberalización Comercial y financiera en América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Poverty, Inequality, and Trade and Financial Liberalization in Latin America
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2000

  1. Reforma económica y diferencias de salarios en América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  2. Stuck in the Tunnel: Is Globalization Muddling the Middle Class?
    Working Papers, Brookings Institution - Working Papers View citations (43)

1999

  1. Education: The People's Asset
    Working Papers, Brookings Institution - Working Papers View citations (4)

1998

  1. Movilidad de la enseñanza intergeneracional y condiciones macro y políticas de enseñanza en América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

1997

  1. La desigualdad patrimonial sí importa: enseñanzas de América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

1996

  1. ¿Por qué poca desigualdad fomenta el crecimiento: el ahorro y la inversión de los pobres
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

1995

  1. Inequality and Growth Reconsidered
    Center for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Williams College View citations (3)
  2. Inequality, Saving and Growth
    Center for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Williams College View citations (2)
  3. Nadar contra la corriente: estrategias para mejorar la equidad de la atención médica
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

1993

  1. Does results and development (R&D) contribute to economic growth in developing countries?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Population growth, externalities, and poverty
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  3. Social development is economic development
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (10)

1992

  1. Another look at population and global warming
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (7)
  2. Health, government, and the poor: the case for the private sector
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

1991

  1. Marriage Market, Labor Market and Unobserved Human Capital: An Empirical Exploration for South-Central India
    Center for Development Economics, Department of Economics, Williams College
    Also in Working Papers, University of Washington, Department of Economics (1991)
    Discussion Papers in Economics at the University of Washington, Department of Economics at the University of Washington (1991) View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in Economic Development and Cultural Change (1995)

1990

  1. Efficiency and equity in social spending: how and why governments misbehave
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Health and development: what can research contribute?
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

Journal Articles

2015

  1. Does the Rise of the Middle Class Lock in Good Government in the Developing World&quest
    The European Journal of Development Research, 2015, 27, (2), 217-229 Downloads View citations (6)
  2. The Median is the Message: A Good Enough Measure of Material Wellbeing and Shared Development Progress
    Global Policy, 2015, 6, (4), 343-357 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2014

  1. The Strugglers: The New Poor in Latin America?
    World Development, 2014, 60, (C), 132-146 Downloads View citations (19)

2012

  1. The G20 and Development
    Journal of Globalization and Development, 2012, 2, (2), 1-18 Downloads

2011

  1. Comment on multi-dimensional indices
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2011, 9, (3), 489-491 Downloads View citations (2)

2007

  1. Do No Harm: Aid, Weak Institutions and the Missing Middle in Africa
    Development Policy Review, 2007, 25, (5), 575-598 Downloads View citations (29)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  2. Economic Policy Changes and Wage Differentials in Latin America
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2007, 56, (1), 57-97 Downloads View citations (10)

2006

  1. Rising Inequality in the New Global Economy
    VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, 2006, 4 View citations (4)

2004

  1. AIDS and the Accumulation and Utilisation of Human Capital in Africa
    Journal of African Economies, 2004, 13, (1), i96-i136 View citations (1)
  2. Global demographic change: economic impacts and policy challenges: overview panel
    Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole, 2004, (Aug), 455-470 Downloads

2003

  1. Policy Selectivity Forgone: Debt and Donor Behavior in Africa
    World Bank Economic Review, 2003, 17, (3), 409-435 View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  2. Winners and Losers: Assessing the Distributional Impact of Privatization
    World Development, 2003, 31, (10), 1617-1633 Downloads View citations (57)
    See also Working Paper (2002)

1998

  1. Education in Latin America: demand and distribution are factors that matter
    Revista CEPAL, 1998 Downloads View citations (8)
  2. La educación en América Latina: la demanda y la distribución importan
    Revista CEPAL, 1998 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Shocks externos en economías vulnerables: una reconsideración de Raúl Prebisch
    Revista CEPAL, 1998 Downloads

1997

  1. Asset Inequality Matters: An Assessment of the World Bank's Approach to Poverty Reduction
    American Economic Review, 1997, 87, (2), 32-37 Downloads View citations (88)

1996

  1. Public spending on higher education in developing countries: Too much or too little?
    Economics of Education Review, 1996, 15, (4), 407-419 Downloads View citations (30)

1995

  1. Inequality and Growth Reconsidered: Lessons from East Asia
    World Bank Economic Review, 1995, 9, (3), 477-508 View citations (99)
    See also Working Paper (2016)
  2. Marriage Markets, Labor Markets, and Unobserved Human Capital: An Empirical Exploration for South-Central India
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1995, 43, (3), 585-601 Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Working Paper (1991)

1993

  1. Underinvestment in Education: How Much Growth has Pakistan Foregone?
    The Pakistan Development Review, 1993, 32, (4), 453-499 Downloads View citations (13)

1989

  1. Economic Analyses of Rapid Population Growth
    World Bank Research Observer, 1989, 4, (1), 23-50 View citations (7)

1988

  1. Fertility and poverty in developing countries
    Journal of Policy Modeling, 1988, 10, (1), 29-55 Downloads View citations (19)
  2. The Reward for Good Timing: Cohort Effects and Earnings Functions for Brazilian Males
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 1988, 70, (1), 129-35 Downloads View citations (11)
  3. The equity-productivity tradeoff:: Public school resources in Brazil
    European Economic Review, 1988, 32, (8), 1585-1601 Downloads View citations (4)

1987

  1. Comment on "Returns to Education: A Further International Update and Implications"
    Journal of Human Resources, 1987, 22, (4), 603-606 Downloads View citations (3)

1986

  1. Children's education and the intergenerational transmission of inequality: a simulation
    Economics of Education Review, 1986, 5, (3), 239-256 Downloads

1985

  1. Public inputs and child schooling in Brazil
    Journal of Development Economics, 1985, 18, (1), 67-86 Downloads View citations (42)
  2. The Quality of Schooling: Reply
    American Economic Review, 1985, 75, (5), 1202-05 Downloads View citations (10)
  3. Why Males Earn More: Location and Training of Brazilian Schoolteachers
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 1985, 33, (3), 533-56 Downloads View citations (10)

1984

  1. Does Geographical Aggregation Cause Overestimates of the Returns to Schooling?
    Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 1984, 46, (1), 55-72 View citations (4)
  2. Investing in people: the economics of population quality: W.. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1981. pp. 185. $12.95 (cloth)
    Economics of Education Review, 1984, 3, (3), 247-248 Downloads

1983

  1. The Quality of Schooling: Quantity Alone is Misleading
    American Economic Review, 1983, 73, (5), 928-46 Downloads View citations (185)

1982

  1. Population and development modelling: Proceedings of the United Nations/ UNFPA Expert Groups meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 24-28 September 1979: New York, New York: United Nations, 1981, 129 pp., $12.00
    Journal of Policy Modeling, 1982, 4, (3), 457-462 Downloads

Books

2016

  1. Towards a Better Global Economy: Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press
    Also in OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press (2014)

2013

  1. Choices and Change: Reflections on the Caribbean
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)

2012

  1. Pathways to Growth: Comparing East Asia and Latin America
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (9)

2011

  1. Escaping the Poverty Trap: Investing in Children in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2002

  1. Delivering on Debt Relief: From IMF Gold to a New Aid Architecture
    Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics Downloads View citations (25)

Edited books

2012

  1. Beyond Tradeoffs: Market Reform and Equitable Growth in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (9)

2004

  1. Financing Development: The Power of Regionalism
    Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics Downloads

2003

  1. Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (7)

Chapters

2008

  1. Income Distribution: Effects on Growth and Development
    Chapter 48 in International Handbook of Development Economics, Volumes 1 & 2, 2008 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2007)

2007

  1. Hacia un nuevo contrato social en América Latina
    Chapter 7 in Investigación, políticas y desarrollo en el Perú, 2007, vol. 1, pp 285-298 Downloads

2002

  1. A Stormy Day on an Open Field: Asymmetry and Convergence in the Global Economy
    A chapter in Globalisation, Living Standards and Inequality: Recent Progress and Continuing Challenges, 2002 Downloads View citations (2)

1988

  1. Economic approaches to population growth
    Chapter 12 in Handbook of Development Economics, 1988, vol. 1, pp 477-542 Downloads View citations (47)
 
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