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

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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
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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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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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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
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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

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

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 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 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
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global economics, development, subjective well-being, global poverty, authoritarian bargain, economic security

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The Political Advantage of Soft Budget Constraints

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

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