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James Stewart - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

At our 30th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will be over the next thirty years. This year...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Thomas Markussen, Finn Tarp - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Role of Land Reform and Demographic Changes
Pranab K. Bardhan, Michael Luca, Dilip Mookherjee, Francisco J. Pino - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Electoral Outcomes of Mexico's Certification Program
Alain de Janvry, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Elisabeth Sadoulet - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Rubber in Colonial Benin
James Fenske - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Malcolm Keswell, Michael R. Carter - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Pilot Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ali Ayalew, Klaus W. Deininger, Markus Goldstein - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Maitreesh Ghatak, Dilip Mookherjee - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Sylvie Lambert, Martin Ravallion, Dominique van de Walle - Journal of Development Economics, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property Rights

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Dilip Mookherjee, Christopher Udry - Journal of Development Economics, 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

This special issue of the Journal of Development Economics originates from a UNU-WIDER research project on land inequality and decentralized governance in LDCs. The research began in late 2010 with Dilip Mookherjee and Pranab Bardhan jointly directing the project; one of the first project...

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– Theory and Evidence from West Bengal, India
Dilip Mookherjee, Pranab K. Bardhan - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

We provide a theory of political clientelism, which explains sources and determinants of political clientelism, the relationship between clientelism and elite capture, and their respective consequences for allocation of public services, welfare, and empirical measurement of government...

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Sebastian Galiani, Ernesto Schargrodsky - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poor families in a suburban area of Buenos Aires,...

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– Evidence from West Bengal
Klaus W. Deininger, Songqing Jin, Vandana Yadav - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

We use data on inter-generational gains in educational attainment by some 500,000 individuals in 200 West Bengal villages to explore gender-differentiated impacts of land reform on human capital accumulation at the individual level. While there are significant gains (of about 0.3 years for males)...

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– Pilot Evidence from Rwanda
Daniel Ali Ayalew, Klaus W. Deininger, Markus Goldstein - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

Although recent developments greatly increased interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues at the required scale have been identified or evaluated. Rwanda’s nation-wide land tenure regularization programme is of great interest. A discontinuity design with spatial fixed...

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– Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Malcolm Keswell, Michael R. Carter - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

While land reforms have long been motivated as a potential policy lever of rural growth and development, there is remarkably little evidence of the direct impacts of such reforms. In an effort to fill this lacunae, this paper examines South Africa's Land Redistribution for Agricultural...

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– A Study of China’s ‘Grain for Green’ Programme
Haochi Zheng, Paul Glewwe, Stephen Polasky, Jintao Xu - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

Since 1999, China has spent RMB 50 billion (about US$7 billion) to implement the ‘Grain for Green’ programme, the largest land retirement programme in the developing world. From 1999 to 2003, over 7.2 million hectares of agricultural land were retired under the programme. However, many...

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