Raj M. Desai

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

Associate Professor of International Development

Washington, DC 20057

United States

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Democracy, Inequality, and Inflation

Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Working Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 08 Jun 2002
Raj M. Desai, Anders Olofsgård and Tarik Yousef
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), SITE-SSE and Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Macroeconomic Constraints for Medium Term Growth and Distribution: A Model for Chile

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 400
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Center for Economics and Econometrics, Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
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Achieving Shared Growth, Environmental Economics & Policies, Economic Stabilization, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform

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Do Politically Connected Firms Undermine Their Own Competitiveness? Evidence from Developing Countries

Brookings Global Economy and Development Working Paper No. 18
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2008
Raj M. Desai and Anders Olofsgård
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and SITE-SSE
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cronyism, competitiveness, developing countries, global development, politics, corporations, business, emerging markets, corruption

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Fiscal Federalism and Regional Growth: Evidence from the Russian Federation in the 1990s

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3138
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Oct 2003
Raj M. Desai, Lev Freinkman and Itzhak Goldberg
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), National Research University Higher School of Economics and CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research
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The Vicious Circles of Control: Regional Governments and Insiders in Privatized Russian Enterprises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2287
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Mar 2000
Raj M. Desai and Itzhak Goldberg
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research
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The Political Economy of Urban Poverty in Developing Countries: Theories, Issues, and an Agenda for Research

Wolfensohn Center for Development Working Paper No. 20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Aug 2010
Raj M. Desai
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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urban poverty, political economy, development, developing countries

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The Political Economy of Poverty Reduction: Scaling Up Antipoverty Programs in the Developing World

Wolfensohn Center for Development Working Paper No. 2
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2014
Raj M. Desai
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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global poverty, developing countries, development, sustainable development, politics, scaling up

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Do Philanthropic Citizens Behave Like Governments? Internet-Based Platforms and the Diffusion of International Private Aid

Wolfensohn Center for Development Working Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Oct 2009
Raj M. Desai and Homi Kharas
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and The Brookings Institution
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philanthropy, foreign aid, development, global poverty, global economics

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The Political Advantage of Soft Budget Constraints

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 May 2004
Raj M. Desai and Anders Olofsgård
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and SITE-SSE
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Political economy, transition, soft budget constraints

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The Logic of Authoritarian Bargains: A Test of a Structural Model

Brookings Global Economy and Development Working Paper No. 3
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Jan 2008
Raj M. Desai, Tarik Yousef and Anders Olofsgård
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and SITE-SSE
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global economics, development, subjective well-being, global poverty, authoritarian bargain, economic security

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Constitutionalism and Credibility in Post-Communist Economies

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Working Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2005
Raj M. Desai and Anders Olofsgård
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and SITE-SSE
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Political Economy, Transition, Institutions, Signaling

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Political Constraints and Public Support for Market Reform

Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Working Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Aug 2006
Raj M. Desai and Anders Olofsgård
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and SITE-SSE
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Political Economy, Reform, Institutions, Signaling

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Collective Action and Community Development: Evidence from Self-Help Groups in Rural India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6547
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Raj M. Desai and Shareen Joshi
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and Georgetown University
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Access to Finance, Primary Education, Housing & Human Habitats, Population Policies, Social Accountability

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Financial-Market Reform in the Czech Republic, 1991-1994: The Revival of Repression?

CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 86
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Jan 2010
Raj M. Desai
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Fiscal Federalism in Rentier Regions: Evidence from Russia

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 641-854, December 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 30 May 2006 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2014
Raj M. Desai, Lev Freinkman and Itzhak Goldberg
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), National Research University Higher School of Economics and CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research
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taxation, intergovernmental relations, socialist systems

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Constitutionalism and Credibility in Reforming Economies

Economics of Transition, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 479-504, July 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Jun 2006
Raj M. Desai and Anders Olofsgård
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and SITE-SSE
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The Logic of Authoritarian Bargains

Economics & Politics, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 93-125, March 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
Raj M. Desai, Anders Olofsgård and Tarik Yousef
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Stockholm School of Economics - Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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18.

Can Russia Compete?

CAN RUSSIA COMPETE?, Raj M. Desai & Itzhak Goldberg, eds., Brookings Institution Press, 2008
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
Raj M. Desai and Itzhak Goldberg
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

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The Politics of Russian Enterprise Reform: Insiders, Local Governments, and the Obstacles to Restructuring

World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 219-240, 2001
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Raj M. Desai and Itzhak Goldberg
Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research

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