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Courant Research Centre 'Poverty, Equity and Growth' - Discussion Papers

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  • No. 156: Lechtenfeld, Lohmann (2014)
    The Effect of Drought on Health Outcomes and Health Expenditures in Rural Vietnam

  • No. 155: Lo Bue (2014)
    What drives child health improvements in Indonesian households? A micro-level perspective on complementarities in MDG achievements

  • No. 154: Metzger, Günther (2013)
    Analyzing Effectiveness of Development Aid Projects: Evaluation Ratings or Project Indicators?

  • No. 153: Crespo Cuaresma, Klasen, Wacker (2013)
    Why We Don't See Poverty Convergence: The Role of Macroeconomic Volatility

  • No. 152: Butzlaff, Grunewald, Klasen (2013)
    Regional Agreements to Address Climate Change: Scope, Promise, Funding, and Impacts

  • No. 151: Merkle, Ihle, Kachel, Liebe (2013)
    Economic cooperation despite of political conflict: Israeli traders' perception of Israeli-Palestinian food trade

  • No. 150: Ibanez, Riener, Rai (2013)
    Sorting Through Affirmative Action: Two Field Experiments in Colombia

  • No. 149: Ibanez, Schaffland (2013)
    The Effect of Outside Leaders on the Performance of the Organization: An Experiment

  • No. 148: Ibanez (2013)
    Is the war on drugs working? Examining the Colombian case using micro data

  • No. 147: Trommlerová, Klasen, Lessmann (2013)
    Determinants of Empowerment in a Capability Based Poverty Approach: Evidence from The Gambia

  • No. 146: Klasen, Pieters (2013)
    What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India?

  • No. 145: Darmawan, Klasen (2013)
    Elite Capture in Urban Development: Evidence from Indonesia

  • No. 144: Günther, Harttgen (2013)
    Desired Fertility and Children Born across Time and Space

  • No. 143: Lenze, Klasen (2013)
    The Impact of Women?s Labour Force Participation on Domestic Violence in Jordan

  • No. 142: Handschuch, Wollni (2013)
    Traditional food crop marketing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does gender matter?

  • No. 141: Handschuch, Wollni (2013)
    Improved production systems for traditional food crops: The case of finger millet in Western Kenya.

  • No. 140: Noe (2013)
    Determinants of the Duration and Ending of Terrorist and Other Non-State Armed Groups

  • No. 139: Friesen, Wacker (2013)
    Do Financially Constrained Firms Suffer from More Intense Competition by the Informal Sector? Firm-Level Evidence from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys

  • No. 138: Sathe, Klasen, Priebe, Biniwale (2013)
    Does Having a Female Sarpanch Promote Service Delivery for Women and Democratic Participation of Women? Evidence from Maharashtra, India

  • No. 137: Davies, Klasen (2013)
    Of Donor Coordination, Free-Riding, Darlings, and Orphans: The dependence of bilateral aid on other bilateral giving

  • No. 136: Noe, Rieckmann (2013)
    Violent Behaviour: The effect of civil conflict on domestic violence in Colombia

  • No. 135: Gheyssens, Günther (2013)
    Conditional cooperation among the poor: a new profile?

  • No. 134: Gross, Günther, Schipper (2013)
    Women: Walking and Waiting for Water
    The Time Value of Public Water Supply

  • No. 133: Klasen, Vollmer (2013)
    Missing Women: Age and Disease: A Correction

  • No. 132: Rippin (2012)
    Operationalising the Capability Approach:
    A German Correlation Sensitive Poverty Index

  • No. 131: Rosales, Krivobokova (2012)
    Instant Trend-Seasonal Decomposition of Time Series with Splines

  • No. 130: Schwarz, Krivobokova (2012)
    A unified framework for spline estimators

  • No. 129: Cooray, Gaddis, Wacker (2012)
    Globalization and Female Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries: An Empirical (Re-)Assessment

  • No. 128: Rippin (2012)
    Distributional Justice and Efficiency:
    Integrating Inequality Within and Between Dimensions in Additive Poverty Indices

  • No. 127: Wiesenfarth, Hisgen, Kneib, Cadarso-Suarez (2012)
    Bayesian Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Regression based on Penalized Splines and Dirichlet Process Mixtures

  • No. 126: Lo Bue, Klasen (2012)
    Identifying synergies and complementarities between MDGs: Results from cluster analysis

  • No. 125: Greb, Jamora, Mengel, von Cramon-Taubadel, Würriehausen (2012)
    Price transmission from international to domestic markets

  • No. 124: Hashimoto, Wacker (2012)
    The Role of Risk and Information for International Capital Flows: New Evidence from the SDDS

  • No. 123: Klasen (2012)
    Policy Note
    MDGs post-2015: What to do?

  • No. 122: Gaddis, Demery (2012)
    Benefit incidence analysis, needs and demography.
    Measurement issues and an empirical study for Kenya

  • No. 121: Fuchs, Dreher, Nunnenkamp (2012)
    Determinants of Donor Generosity:
    A Survey of the Aid Budget Literature

  • No. 120: Kuhn, Prettner (2012)
    Growth and welfare effects of health care in knowledge based economies

  • No. 119: Lechtenfeld (2012)
    Why does piped water not reduce diarrhea for children?
    Evidence from urban Yemen

  • No. 118: Landau, Klasen, Zucchini (2012)
    Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty Using Long-Term Panel Data

  • No. 117: Kikulwe, Kabunga, Qaim (2012)
    Impact of tissue culture banana technology in Kenya:
    A difference-in-difference estimation approach

  • No. 116: Strulik (2012)
    From Worship to Worldly Pleasures:
    Secularization and Long-Run Economic Growth

  • No. 115: Yu (2012)
    A Simple Approach to Specifying the Weights of the HDI Ind

  • No. 114: Harttgen, Vollmer (2012)
    A Reversal in the Relationship of Human Development with Fertility?

  • No. 113: Tian, Yu (2012)
    The Enigmas of TFP in China: A Meta-Analysis

  • No. 112: Li, Yu, Zeng, Holst (2012)
    Estimating transport costs and trade barriers in China: Direct evidence from Chinese agricultural traders

  • No. 111: Lambarraa, Riener (2012)
    On the Norms of Charitable Giving in Islam: A Field Experiment

  • No. 110: Klasen, Lechtenfeld, Meier, Rieckmann (2012)
    Benefits trickling away: The health impact of extending access to piped water and sanitation in urban Yemen

  • No. 109: Harttgen, Klasen, Vollmer (2012)
    An African Growth Miracle? Or: What do Asset Indices Tell Us about Trends in Economic Performance?

  • No. 108: Aytimur, Boukouras, Schwager (2012)
    Voting as a Signaling Device

  • No. 107: Kumar, Vollmer (2011)
    Does Improved Sanitation Reduce Diarrhea in Children in Rural India?

  • No. 106: Rudolf (2012)
    Rural Reforms, Agricultural Productivity, and the Biological Standard of Living in South Korea, 1941-1974

  • No. 105: Kouser, Qaim (2012)
    Valuing financial, health, and environmental benefits of Bt cotton in Pakistan

  • No. 104: Grimm, Lange, Lay (2011)
    Credit-constrained in risky activities? The determinants of capital stocks of micro and small firms in Western Africa

  • No. 103: Greb, v. Cramon-Taubadel, Krivobokova, Munk (2011)
    The estimation of threshold models in price transmission analysis

  • No. 102: Klasen, Lechtenfeld, Meier, Rieckmann (2011)
    Impact Evaluation Report: Water Supply and Sanitation in Provincial Towns in Yemen

  • No. 101: Rudolf, Kang (2011)
    Adaptation under Traditional Gender Roles:
    Testing the Baseline Hypothesis in South Korea

  • No. 100: Ihle, Götz, Rubin (2011)
    State-Space Cointegration Modeling for the Analysis of Exogenous Shocks to Prices in Israeli-Palestinian Food Trade

  • No. 99: Greb, Krivobokova, Munk, von Cramon-Taubadel (2011)
    Regularized Bayesian estimation in generalized threshold regression models.

  • No. 98: Wacker, Vadlamannati (2011)
    Do Multinationals Influence Labor Standards?
    A Close Look at US Outward FDI

  • No. 97: Hernandez, Rudolph (2011)
    Modern Day Slavery:
    What Drives Human Trafficking in Europe?

  • No. 96: Cho, Dreher, Neumayer (2011)
    Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking?

  • No. 95: Köhler, Schindler, Sperlich (2011)
    A Review and Comparison of Bandwidth Selection Methods for Kernel Regression

  • No. 94: Köhler, Sperlich, Vortmeyer (2011)
    The Africa-Dummy in Growth Regressions

  • No. 93: Dreher, Fuchs (2011)
    Rogue Aid? The Determinants of China?s Aid Allocation

  • No. 92: Grunewald, Klasen, Martínez-Zarzoso, Muris (2011)
    Income inequality and carbon emissions

  • No. 91: Greb, Klasen, Pasaribu, Wiesenfarth (2011)
    Dollar a Day Re-Revisited

  • No. 90: Reimers, Klasen (2011)
    Revisiting the Role of Education for Agricultural Productivity

  • No. 89: Kabunga, Dubois, Qaim (2011)
    Impact of Tissue Culture Banana Technology on Farm Household Income and Food Security in Kenya

  • No. 88: de Haen, Klasen, Qaim (2011)
    What do we really know? Metrics for food insecurity and undernutrition

  • No. 87: Klasen, Lange (2011)
    Getting Progress Right: Measuring Progress Towards the MDGs Against Historical Trends

  • No. 86: Dreher, Fuchs (2011)
    Does terror increase aid?

  • No. 85: Krivobokova (2011)
    Smoothing parameter selection in two frameworks for penalized splines

  • No. 84: Schaffland (2011)
    Conditional Cash Transfers in Brazil: Treatment Evaluation of the 'Bolsa Família' Program on Education

  • No. 83: Nunnenkamp, Öhler, Schwörer (2011)
    US based NGOs in International Development Cooperation: Survival of the Fittest?

  • No. 82: Kabunga, Dubois, Qaim (2011)
    Yield Effects of Tissue Culture Bananas in Kenya: Accounting for Selection Bias and the Role of Complementary Inputs

  • No. 81: Dreher, Nunnenkamp, Vadlamannati (2011)
    The Role of Country-of-origin Characteristics for Foreign Direct Investment and Technical Cooperation in Post-reform India

  • No. 80: Kathage, Qaim (2011)
    Are the economic benefits of Bt cotton sustainable? Evidence from Indian panel data

  • No. 79: Boukouras (2011)
    Separation of Ownership and Control:
    Delegation as a Commitment Device

  • No. 78: Dreher, Vreeland(2011)
    Buying Votes and International Organizations

  • No. 77: Rudolf, Cho (2011)
    The Gender-Specific Effect of Working Hours on Family Happiness in South Korea

  • No. 76: Klasen, Lechtenfeld, Povel (2011)
    What about the Women? Female Headship, Poverty and Vulnerability in Thailand and Vietnam

  • No. 75: Harttgen, Klasen (2011)
    A Human Development Index at the Household Level

  • No. 74: Kabunga, Dubois, Qaim (2011)
    Information Asymmetries and Technology Adoption:
    The Case of Tissue Culture Bananas in Kenya

  • No. 73: Cho (2011)
    Integrating Equality - Globalization, Women?s Rights, Son Preference and Human Trafficking

  • No. 72: Nunnenkamp, Öhler (2011)
    Donations to US based NGOs in International Development Cooperation: How (Un-)Informed Are Private Donors?

  • No. 71: Gaddis, Klasen (2012)
    Economic Development, Structural Change and Women?s Labor Force Participation
    A Reexamination of the Feminization U Hypothesis

  • No. 70: Yu, Zeng, Liu (2011)
    Consumer Willingness to Pay for Preservative-Free Food: The Case of Beijing

  • No. 69: Gao, Yu, Lee (2011)
    Consumer Demand for Healthy Diet: New Evidence from the Healthy Eating Index

  • No. 68: Holst, Yu, Grün (2011)
    Climate Change, Risk and Grain Production in China

  • No. 67: Tian, Yu (2011)
    The Quality Gravity Model with an Application to Chinese Imported Fruits

  • No. 66: Meyer, Yu (2011)
    World Food Prices after WTO Foundation: Deterministic and Non-deterministic Factors in Production

  • No. 65: Yu, Gao (2011)
    Consumer Preferences for Country-of-Origin of U.S. Beef Products: A Meta Analysis

  • No. 64: Holst, Yu (2011)
    Climate Change and Production Risk in Chinese Aquaculture

  • No. 63: Yu, Abler, Peng (2011)
    Dancing with the Dragon Heads: Enforcement, Innovations and Efficiency of Contracts between Agricultural Processors and Farmers in China

  • No. 62: Boukouras, Koufopoulos (2011)
    Information Aggregation and Adverse Selection

  • No. 61: Boukouras (2011)
    Contract Law and Development

  • No. 60: Boukouras, Koufopoulos (2011)
    Separation of Powers, Political Competition and Efficient Provision of Public Goods

  • No. 59: Boukouras, Koufopoulos (2011)
    Frictions to Political Competition and Financial Openness

  • No. 58: Boukouras, Koufopoulos (2011)
    Political Competition, Ideology and Corruption

  • No. 57: Shiferaw, Hailu (2010)
    Aid-Dependency and Attributes of an Aid-Exit Strategy

  • No. 56: Shiferaw (2010)
    Multi-product Firms and Product Basket Adjustments in Ethiopian Manufacturing

  • No. 55: Vollmer, Holzmann, Ketterer, Klasen (2010)
    Distribution Dynamics of Regional GDP per Employee in Unified Germany

  • No. 54: Ihle, v. Cramon-Taubadel (2010)
    Price Dynamics in Tanzanian Maize Markets:
    Insights from a Semiparametric Cointegration Model

  • No. 53: Ihle, Amikuzuno (2010)
    Assessing Seasonal Asymmetric Price Transmission in Ghanaian Tomato Markets with the Johansen Estimation Method

  • No. 52: Günther, Harttgen (2010)
    Deadly Cities? A Note on Spatial Inequalities in Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • No. 51: Nivievskyi, v. Cramon-Taubadel, Zorya (2010)
    Stages of Agricultural Commercialization in Uganda:
    The Role of the Markets

  • No. 50: Wiesenfarth, Krivobokova, Klasen, Sperlich (2010)
    Direct Simultaneous Inference in Additive Models and its Application to Model Undernutrition

  • No. 49: Nowak-Lehmann, Martínez-Zarzoso, Cardozo, Herzer, Klasen (2010)
    Foreign Aid and Recipient Countries? Exports:
    Does Aid Promote Bilateral Trade?

  • No. 48: Fischer, Qaim (2010)
    Linking Smallholders to Markets:
    Determinants and Impacts of Farmer Collective Action in Kenya

  • No. 47: Rippin (2010)
    Poverty Severity in a Multidimensional Framework:
    The Issue of Inequality between Dimensions

  • No. 46: Subramanian (2010)
    Identifying the Income-Poor:
    Some Controversies in India and Elsewhere

  • No. 45: Priebe (2010)
    Child Costs and the Causal Effect of Fertility on Female Labor Supply: An investigation for Indonesia 1993-2008

  • No. 44: Povel (2010)
    Vulnerability to Downside Risk and Poverty in Vietnam

  • No. 43: Povel (2010)
    Perceived Vulnerability to Downside Risk

  • No. 42: Nunnenkamp, Öhler (2010)
    Throwing Foreign Aid at HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries:
    Missing the Target?

  • No. 41: Harttgen, Klasen (2010)
    Fragility and MDG Progress: How useful is the Fragility Concept?

  • No. 40: Ibáńez (2010)
    Who crops coca and why? The case of Colombian farmers

  • No. 39: Ibáńez (2010)
    Adoption of certified organic technologies:
    The case of coffee farming in Colombia

  • No. 38: Nunnenkamp, Öhler (2010)
    Funding, Competition and the Efficiency of NGOs:
    An Empirical Analysis of Non-charitable Expenditure of US NGOs Engaged in Foreign Aid

  • No. 37: Nguefack-Tsague, Klasen, Zucchini (2010)
    On weighting the components of the Human Development Index: A statistical justification

  • No. 36: Dreher, Sturm, Vreeland (2010)
    Does membership on the UN Security Council influence IMF conditionality?

  • No. 35: Misselhorn (2010)
    Undernutrition and the Nutrition Transition:
    Revising the undernutrition aspect of MDG I

  • No. 34: Öhler, Nunnenkamp, Dreher (2010)
    Does Conditionality Work?
    A Test for an Innovative US Aid Scheme

  • No. 33: Klasen, Priebe, Rudolf (2010)
    Cash Crop Choice and Income Dynamics in Rural Areas:
    Evidence for Post-Crisis Indonesia

  • No. 32: Gräb, Priebe (2010)
    Low Malnutrition but High Mortality:
    Explaining the Puzzle of the Lake Victoria Region

  • No. 31: Ehlert, Schlather (2010)
    A Constructive Proof for the Extremal Coefficient of a Dissipative Max-Stable Process on ? being a Set Covariance

  • No. 30: Ehlert, Schlather (2010)
    Some Results for Extreme Value Processes in Analogy to the Gaussian Spectral Representation

  • No. 29: Dreher, Nunnenkamp, Öhler (2010)
    Why it pays for aid recipients to take note of the Millennium Challenge Corporation: Other donors do!

  • No. 28: Rao, Qaim (2010)
    Supermarkets, farm household income, and poverty:
    Insights from Kenya

  • No. 27: Kumase, Bisseleua, Klasen (2010)
    Opportunities and constraints in agriculture:
    A gendered analysis of cocoa production in Southern Cameroon

  • No. 26: Dreher, Klasen, Vreeland, Werker (2010)
    The costs of favoritism: Is politically-driven aid less effective?

  • No. 25: Dreher, Nunnenkamp, Thiele (2010)
    Are ?New? Donors Different?
    Comparing the Allocation of Bilateral Aid between Non-DAC and DAC Donor Countries

  • No. 24: Branisa, Ziegler (2010)
    Reexamining the link between gender and corruption:
    The role of social institutions

  • No. 23: Dreher, Nunnenkamp, Thiel, Thiele (2009)
    Aid Allocation by German NGOs: Does the Degree of Public Refinancing Matter?

  • No. 22: Shiferaw, Bedi(2010)
    The Dynamics of Job Creation and Job Destruction:
    Is Sub-Saharan Africa Different?

  • No. 21: Grosse, Klasen, Spatz (2009)
    Matching Household Surveys with DHS Data to Create Nationally Representative Time Series of Poverty:
    An Application to Bolivia

  • No. 20: Bjřrnskov, Dreher, Fischer, Schnellenbach (2009)
    On the relation between income inequality and happiness:
    Do fairness perceptions matter?

  • No. 19: Hartwig, Grimm (2009)
    An Assessment of the Effects of the 2002 Food Crisis on Children?s Health in Malawi

  • No. 18: Rao, Qaim (2009)
    Farmer participation in supermarket channels and technical efficiency:
    The case of vegetable production in Kenya

  • No. 17: Ibanez, Carlsson (2009)
    A survey-based choice experiment on coca cultivation

  • No. 16: Nunnenkamp, Öhler (2009)
    Aid Allocation through Various Official and Private Channels:
    Need, Merit and Self-Interest as Motives of German Donors

  • No. 15: Branisa, Klasen, Ziegler (2009)
    Why we should all care about social institutions related to gender inequality

  • No. 14: Grimm, Klasen (2009)
    Endogenous Institutional Change and Economic Development:
    A Micro-Level Analysis of Transmission Channels

  • No. 13: Wollni, Brümmer (2009)
    Productive efficiency of specialty and conventional coffee farmers in Costa Rica:
    Accounting for technological heterogeneity and self-selection

  • No. 12: Krivobokova, Kneib, Claeskens (2009)
    Simultaneous Confidence Bands for Penalized Spline Estimators

  • No. 11: Klasen (2009)
    Levels and Trends in Absolute Poverty in the World:
    What we know and what we don?t

  • No. 10: Branisa, Klasen, Ziegler(2009)
    New Measures of Gender Inequality:
    The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) and its Subindices

  • No. 9: Cardozo, Grosse (2009)
    Pro-Poor Growth Using Non-Income Indicators:
    An Empirical Illustration for Colombia

  • No. 8: Harttgen, Klasen, Misselhorn (2009)
    Pro-Poor Progress in Education in Developing Countries?

  • No. 7: Nowak-Lehmann, Martínez Zarzoso, Klasen, Herzer (2009)
    Aid and Trade - A Donor?s Perspective

  • No. 6: Grimm, Harttgen, Klasen, Misselhorn, Munzi, Smeeding (2009)
    Inequality in Human Development:
    An empirical assessment of thirty-two countries

  • No. 5: Harttgen, Klasen (2009)
    A Human Development Index by Internal Migrational Status

  • No. 4: Marchesi, Sabani, Dreher (2009)
    Read my lips: the role of information transmission in multilateral reform design

  • No. 3: Williamson (2009)
    History without Evidence:
    Latin American Inequality since 1491

  • No. 2: Shiferaw (2009)
    Which Firms Invest Less Under Uncertainty?
    Evidence from Ethiopian Manufacturing

  • No.1: Dreher, Nunnenkamp, Öhler, Weisser (2009)
    Acting Autonomously or Mimicking the State and Peers?
    A Panel Tobit Analysis of Financial Dependence and Aid Allocation by Swiss NGOs