Shantayanan Devarajan

World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region

Chief Economist

1818 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20433

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

Decentralization and Service Delivery

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3603
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Jun 2005
Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Shekhar Shah
World Bank, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank and World Bank
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Goals for Development: History, Prospects, and Costs

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2819
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan, Margaret Miller and Eric V. Swanson
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank and World Bank
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The Long-Run Economic Costs of Aids: Theory and an Application to South Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3152
Number of pages: 116 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Clive Bell, Shantayanan Devarajan and Hans Gersbach
University of Heidelberg - South Asia Institute (SAI), World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch
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Tax Policy to Reduce Carbon Emissions in South Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4933
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan, Delfin S. Go, Sherman Robinson and Karen Thierfelder
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and United States Naval Academy - Department of Economics
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Taxation & Subsidies, Energy Production and Transportation, Environment and Energy Efficiency

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The Implications of Foreign Aid Fungibility for Development Assistance

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2022
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vinaya Swaroop and Shantayanan Devarajan
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region
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Reviving Project Appraisal at the World Bank

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1496
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan, Lyn Squire and Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, Global Development Network and World Bank - Public Economics Division
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Lifting Economic Sanctions on Iran: Global Effects and Strategic Responses

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7549
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Elena Ianchovichina, Shantayanan Devarajan and Csilla Lakatos
World Bank, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and Purdue University - Department of Agricultural Economics
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Fiscal & Monetary Policy, Industrial Economics, Economic Theory & Research, Economic Growth, International Trade and Trade Rules, Energy and Mining, Energy Demand, Consumption, Energy and Environment

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Commodity Exports and Real Income in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 537
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Vinaya Swaroop, Shantayanan Devarajan and Andrew Sunil Rajkumar
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Economic Theory & Research, Public Sector Economics, Tax Law, Markets and Market Access

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Is Investment in Africa Too Low or Too High? Macro and Micro Evidence

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2519
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
William Easterly, Shantayanan Devarajan and Howard Pack
New York University - Department of Economics, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
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Civil Society, Public Action and Accountability in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5733
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Parliamentary Government, Social Accountability, Civil Society, ICT Policy and Strategies

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Aid, Growth, and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4480
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and United States Naval Academy - Department of Economics
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Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets, Currencies and Exchange Rates, Emerging Markets

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Aid Dependence Reconsidered

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2144
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jean-Paul Azam, Shantayanan Devarajan and Stephen A. O'Connell
University of Toulouse I - Advanced Research in Quantitative Applied Development Economics (ARQADE), World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and Swarthmore College - Economics Department
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Direct Redistribution, Taxation, and Accountability in Oil-Rich Economies: A Proposal

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 281
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Feb 2012
Shantayanan Devarajan, Gaël Raballand and Tuan Minh Le
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank and World Bank
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oil, taxation, redistribution of oil revenues, accountability

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Increasing Public Expenditure Efficiency in Oil-Rich Economies: A Proposal

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5287
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan, Tuan Minh Le and Gaël Raballand
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank and World Bank
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Subnational Economic Development, National Governance, Public Sector Economics, Public Sector Expenditure Policy, Debt Markets

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The Whys and Why Nots of Export Taxation

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1684
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and World Bank - Public Economics Division
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Quantifying the Fiscal Effects of Trade Reform

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2162
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan and Hongyi Li
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Budget Rules and Resource Booms: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Analysis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6984
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan, Yazid Dissou, Delfin S. Go and Sherman Robinson
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, University of Ottawa - Department of Economics, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Public Sector Economics, Economic Adjustment and Lending, Economic Stabilization, Macro-Fiscal Policy, Public Finance Decentralization and Poverty Reduction

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If Politics is the Problem, How Can External Actors Be Part of the Solution?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7761
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Jul 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan and Stuti Khemani
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and World Bank
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Public Sector Management and Reform, Economics and Institutions, Government Policies, Industrial Economics, Economic Growth, Information Technology, Economic Theory & Research, Non Governmental Organizations, National Governance, Youth and Governance

19.

Risk Reduction and Public Spending

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1869
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shantayanan Devarajan and Jeffrey S. Hammer
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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Protecting the Vulnerable: The Trade-Off between Risk Reduction and Public Insurance

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jul 2004
Shantayanan Devarajan and William Jack
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and World Bank
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Social insurance, risk reduction, public expenditure allocation

Low Investment is Not the Constraint on African Development

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 13
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Mar 2008
Shantayanan Devarajan, William Easterly and Howard Pack
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, New York University - Department of Economics and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department
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Africa, economic development, investment

Low Investment is Not the Constraint on African Development

Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 51, No. 3, April 2003
Posted: 24 Jan 2006
William Easterly, Shantayanan Devarajan and Howard Pack
New York University - Department of Economics, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

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Avoiding the Fragility Trap in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5884
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Noro Aina Andrimihaja, Matthias M. Cinyabuguma and Shantayanan Devarajan
World Bank, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Economics and World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region
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Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Inequality, Achieving Shared Growth

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Do the Benefits of Fixed Exchange Rates Outweigh Their Costs? The Franc Zone in Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w3727
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Feb 2001 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2010
Dani Rodrik and Shantayanan Devarajan
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region
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The Case for Direct Transfers of Resource Revenues in Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 333
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Dec 2013
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank, Banque de France, World Bank and World Bank - Africa Region
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Africa, extractive industries, poverty, public goods, direct dividend transfers

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Stress-Testing Africa's Recent Growth and Poverty Performance

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6517
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and World Bank
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Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets, Rural Poverty Reduction, Achieving Shared Growth, Climate Change Economics

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Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade Reform: Results from a CGE Model of Cameroon

NBER Working Paper No. w3176
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2010
Shantayanan Devarajan and Dani Rodrik
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Traders' Dilemma: Developing Countries' Response to Trade Disputes

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8640
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2018
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank, World Bank, World Bank and United States Naval Academy - Department of Economics
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Firms'And States'Responses to Laxer Environmental Standards

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8781
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Mar 2019
Tito Cordella and Shantayanan Devarajan
World Bank and World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region
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Global Environment, Private Sector Economics, Climate Change and Health, Science of Climate Change, Climate Change and Environment, Energy and Mining, Energy Demand, Energy and Environment, Regulatory Regimes, Environmental Strategy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law, Judicial System Reform, Legal Reform, Legal Products, Social Policy, Legislation, Environmental Management

29.

Aid Dependence Reconsidered

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2144
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Jan 2017
Jean-Paul Azam, Shantayanan Devarajan and Stephen O'Connell
University of Toulouse, World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and University of Oxford - Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE)
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Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, Public Sector Economics, Poverty Assessment, Gender and Development, School Health, Economic Theory & Research, National Governance

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A Broken Social Contract, Not High Inequality, Led to the Arab Spring

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 64, pp. S5-S25, 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Oct 2018
Shantayanan Devarajan and Elena Ianchovichina
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region and World Bank
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Arab countries, Arab Spring, grievances, inequality, Middle East and North Africa, subjective well‐being, welfare

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Africa's Statistical Tragedy

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 59, pp. S9-S15, 2013
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 05 Sep 2013
Shantayanan Devarajan
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region
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Africa, gross domestic product, population, poverty, statistics

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Africa's Debt: Three concerns, three remedies

Number of pages: 30
Shantayanan Devarajan, Indermit S. Gill and Kenan Karakulah
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region, World Bank - Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PRMVP) and World Bank - Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice
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Africa, debt, public debt, government

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Protecting the Vulnerable: The Tradeoff between Risk Reduction and Public Insurance

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 73-91, 2007
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Shantayanan Devarajan
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region

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H41, H42, I38

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The Long-Run Economic Costs of Aids: A Model with an Application to South Africa

World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 55-89, 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Shantayanan Devarajan
World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region

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