Jakob Svensson

Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

Stockholm, SE-10691

Sweden

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Fellow

London

United Kingdom

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

What Explains the Success or Failure of Structural Adjustment Programs?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1938
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David Dollar and Jakob Svensson
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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The Power of Information: Evidence from a Newspaper Campaign to Reduce Capture

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3239
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Downloads 442 (63,384)
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Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of a Community-Based Monitoring Project in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4268
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist and Jakob Svensson
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Housing & Human Habitats, Health Economics & Finance, Disease Control & Prevention, Health Systems Development & Reform

Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of a Community-Based Monitoring Project in Uganda

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6344
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 27 May 2008
Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist and Jakob Svensson
Stockholm School of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Citation 89
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Accountability, Field experiment, Health, Monitoring

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Are Corruption and Taxation Really Harmful to Growth? Firm-Level Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2485
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jakob Svensson and Raymond J. Fisman
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Working for God? Evaluating Service Delivery of Religious Not-for-Profit Health Care Providers in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3058
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Working for God? Evaluating Service Delivery of Religious Not-for-Profit Health Care Providers in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3058
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Payment Systems & Infrastructure, Public Health Promotion, Labor Policies, Health Systems Development & Reform, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Housing & Human Habitats, Health Systems Development & Reform, International Terrorism & Counterterrorism, Health Economics & Finance

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Survey Techniques to Measure and Explain Corruption

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3071
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Downloads 290 (102,784)
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Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a Cross-Section of Firms

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2486
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a Cross-Section of Firms

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3167
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Feb 2002
Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Citation 190
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Corruption, quantitative data

Who Must Pay Bribes and How Much? Evidence from a Cross-Section of Firms

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 118, No. 1, February 2003
Posted: 21 May 2003
Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Corruption, quantitative data

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How Inadequate Provision of Public Infrastructure and Services Affects Private Investment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2262
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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What Do Teachers Know and Do? Does it Matter? Evidence from Primary Schools in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7956
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, World Bank, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and World Bank
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Democratic Government, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Educational Institutions & Facilities, Educational Sciences, Educational Policy and Planning, Effective Schools and Teachers, Educational Policy and Planning - Ministry of Education, Economics and Finance of Public Institution Development, Educational Policy and Planning - Institutional Development, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, De Facto Governments

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Explaining Leakage of Public Funds

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2709
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Explaining Leakage of Public Funds

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3227
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 Mar 2002
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Leakage, public expenditure tracking survey, corruption, school funding

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Information is Power: Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Impact of Community Based Monitoring

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7015
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stockholm School of Economics, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Community Development and Empowerment, Services & Transfers to Poor, Disability, Community Driven Development, Health Care Services Industry, Health Service Management and Delivery, Economic Assistance, Access of Poor to Social Services

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Health Care on the Frontlines: Survey Evidence on Public and Private Providers in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka, Jakob Svensson and Magnus Lindelow
The World Bank, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and World Bank
Downloads 129 (217,027)
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Using Lotteries to Incentivize Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial on HIV Prevention

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7215
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stockholm School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Services & Transfers to Poor, Access of Poor to Social Services, Economic Assistance, Cholera, Communicable Diseases, Leprosy, Disability, HIV AIDS

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Delivering Service Indicators in Education and Health in Africa: A Proposal

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5327
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Tessa Bold, Bernard Gauthier, Jakob Svensson and Waly Wane
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Montreal, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and World Bank
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Governance Indicators, Public Sector Expenditure Policy, Population Policies, Education For All

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Confronting Competition Investment Response and Constraints in Uganda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2242
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Downloads 65 (336,806)
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Conditional Political Budget Cycles

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3352
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Jun 2002
Min Shi and Jakob Svensson
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Finance, Investment and Banking and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Political budget cycles, dynamic panel estimation, developing countries

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Bribes, Lobbying and Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5759
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Aug 2006
Jakob Svensson and Bård Harstad
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and University of Oslo - Department of Economics
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Citation 19
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Corruption, lobbying, development

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Working for God?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4214
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 23 Feb 2004
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Religious not-for-profit health care providers, altruism, natural experiment, financial aid

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The Lost Human Capital: Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8849
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 09 May 2019
Tessa Bold, Deon Filmer, Ezequiel Molina and Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), World Bank, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Educational Sciences, Effective Schools and Teachers, Educational Policy and Planning - Ministry of Education, Educational Policy and Planning, Educational Institutions & Facilities, Educational Policy and Planning - Institutional Development

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The Returns from Reducing Corruption: Evidence from Education in Uganda

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6363
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 May 2008
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Corruption, Education, Newspaper campaign

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Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Evidence from Local Markets for (Fake?) Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9114
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and University of Zurich
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ACT, asymmetric information, counterfeit medicine, field experiment, Malaria

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The Lost Human Capital: Teacher Knowledge and Student Learning in Africa

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12956
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Jun 2018
Tessa Bold, Ezequiel Molina, Deon Filmer and Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), World Bank, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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education production function, Human Capital

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Effect of a Micro Entrepreneur-Based Community Health Delivery Program on Under-Five Mortality in Uganda: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11515
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
Stockholm School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and University of Zurich
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child mortality; infant mortality; social entrepreneurship; Living Goods; community health worker

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Incentivizing Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Lottery Experiment on HIV Prevention

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11542
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Oct 2016
Stockholm School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London, World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
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Financial incentives, HIV prevention, lotteries

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Bribes, Lobbying and Development

American Political Science Review Vol. 105, No. 1, 2011
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2017
Bård Harstad and Jakob Svensson
University of Oslo - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Corruption, lobbying, development, poverty trap

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Eight Questions About Corruption

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 19-42, Summer 2005
Posted: 29 Mar 2006
Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Local Capture: Evidence from a Central Government Transfer Program in Uganda

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 119, No. 2, May 2004
Posted: 16 Aug 2004
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Political Instability, Corruption and Policy Formation: The Case of Environmental Policy

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 87, No. 7-8, pp. 1383-1405, August 2003
Posted: 30 Nov 2003
Per G. Fredriksson and Jakob Svensson
University of Louisville - College of Business - Department of Economics and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Bribery, Lobbying, Uncertainty, Environmental regulations

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Why Conditional Aid Does Not Work and What Can Be Done About it?

Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 70, No. 2, April 2003
Posted: 31 Aug 2003
Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Foreign aid institutions, Aid tournament, Conditionality, Budget-pressure

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Coping with Poor Public Capital

Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 69, No. 1, October 2002
Posted: 02 Apr 2003
Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson
The World Bank and Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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Private investment, Public capital, Infrastructure

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When is Foreign Aid Policy Credible? Aid Dependence and Conditionality

Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 61, Issue 1, February 2000
Posted: 22 Sep 2000
Jakob Svensson
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)

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