Ravi Kanbur

Cornell University

T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, INternational Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics

301-J Warren Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

http://www.kanbur.dyson.cornell.edu

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Fellow

77 Bastwick Street

London, EC1V 3PZ

United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (80)

1.

Child Labor: A Review

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1454
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Christian Grootaert and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank - Social Development and Cornell University
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Poverty and Well-Being in Post-Apartheid South Africa: an Overview of Data, Outcomes and Policy

DPRU Working Paper 05/101
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 May 2007
H. Bhorat and Ravi Kanbur
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit and Cornell University
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Citation 1

Abstract:

poverty and well-being, households, unemployment, poverty and inequality

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Poverty Dynamics: Measurement and Understanding from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper No. 19
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 27 Sep 2008
Tony Addison, David Hulme and Ravi Kanbur
United Nations University, University of Manchester - Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and Cornell University
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And Never the Twain Shall Meet? An Exchange on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Anthropology and Economics in Analyzing the Commons

THE CONTESTED COMMONS: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN ECONOMISTS AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS, Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray, eds., pp. 266-279, Blackwell Publishing
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Jan 2005 Last Revised: 25 May 2009
Ravi Kanbur and Annelise Riles
Cornell University and Cornell University - Law School
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property, anthropology, economics, commons

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Non-Welfarist Optimal Taxation and Behavioral Public Economics

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1291
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Oct 2004
Jukka Pirttila, Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala
United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Cornell University and University of Tampere
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non-welfarism, optimal taxation, behavioral economics

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Conceptualising Informality: Regulation and Enforcement

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4186
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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Citation 6

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informality, regulation, enforcement

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Analytical Aspects of the Debt Problems of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1618
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Cornell University, International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Bank for International Settlements
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Urbanization and Inequality in Asia

Asian Development Review, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 131-147
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 May 2013
Ravi Kanbur and Juzhong Zhuang
Cornell University and Asian Development Bank
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Abstract:

inequality, Kuznets curve, turning point, urbanization, Asia

Urbanization and Inequality in Asia

Asian Development Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 131-147
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Apr 2015
Ravi Kanbur and Juzhong Zhuang
Cornell University and Asian Development Bank
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inequality, Kuznets curve, turning point, urbanization, Asia

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Rising Inequality in Asia and Policy Implications

ADBI Working Paper 463
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Feb 2014
Juzhong Zhuang, Ravi Kanbur and Changyong Rhee
Asian Development Bank, Cornell University and Asian Development Bank
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growth, globalization, inequality, governance

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Urbanization and (In)Formalization

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6374
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Syed Ejaz Ghani and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University
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Abstract:

Population Policies, Labor Markets, Urban Slums Upgrading, Labor Policies, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies

The Great Chinese Inequality Turnaround

BOFIT Discussion Paper No. 6/2017
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 May 2017
Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University, Cornell University, Department of Economics, Students and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Abstract:

Chinese inequality turnaround, inequality data, inequality trends, inequality and structural transformation, harmonious development, government policy

The Great Chinese Inequality Turnaround

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10635
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University, Cornell University, Department of Economics, Students and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Abstract:

Chinese inequality turnaround, inequality data, inequality trends, inequality and structural transformation, harmonious development and government policy

The Great Chinese Inequality Turnaround

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1637
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 23 May 2017
Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University, Cornell University, Department of Economics, Students and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Chinese Inequality Turnaround, Inequality Data, Inequality Trends, Inequality and Structural Transformation, Harmonious Development and Government Policy

The Great Chinese Inequality Turnaround

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11892
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University, Cornell University, Department of Economics, Students and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Chinese Inequality Turnaround, Harmonious Development and Government Policy, Inequality and Structural Transformation, Inequality Data, Inequality Trends

How Useful is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Construct?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6980
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ravi Kanbur and Adam Wagstaff
Cornell University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Education for Development (superceded), Education For All, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Educational Populations

How Useful is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Construct?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10508
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Mar 2015
Ravi Kanbur and Adam Wagstaff
Cornell University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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equality of opportunity, inequality, inequality of opportunity, inequality of outcome

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Social Protection, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6469
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ariel Fiszbein, Ravi Kanbur and Ruslan Yemtsov
World Bank - Human Development Network, Cornell University and World Bank - Eastern Europe & Central Asia Poverty Reduction & Economic Management
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Safety Nets and Transfers, Regional Economic Development, Rural Poverty Reduction, Achieving Shared Growth, Services & Transfers to Poor

A Theory of Employment Guarantees: Contestability, Credibility and Distributional Concerns

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3002
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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employment guarantees, employment targeting, credibility, distribution concern

A Theory of Employment Guarantees: Contestability, Credibility and Distributional Concerns

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5784
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Sep 2006
Ravi Kanbur, Nancy H. Chau and Arnab K. Basu
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and College of William and Mary - Department of Economics
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Employment guarantees, employment targeting, credibility, poverty aversion

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Middlemen, Non-Profits, and Poverty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4406
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Oct 2009
Nancy H. Chau, Hideaki Goto and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Cornell University
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poverty, non-profits, middlemen, market access

Middlemen, Non-Profits and Poverty

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7459
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Oct 2009
Nancy H. Chau, Hideaki Goto and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Cornell University
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market access, middlemen, non-profits, poverty

Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2998
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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non-compliance, minimum wage, dynamic consistency, equity and efficiency

Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5107
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Aug 2005
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Minimum wage, dynamic consistency, non-complience, equity and efficiency

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Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages and Non-Wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa

University of Cape Town Development Policy Research Unit Working Paper No. 12/149
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 04 Dec 2012
H. Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey through Revolution, Reform and Openness

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2887
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Aug 2001
Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Inequality, polarization, decentralization, industrialization, openness, chinese economy

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Monetary Policy Challenges for Emerging Market Economies

Brookings Global Economy and Development Working Paper No. 36
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Oct 2009
Eswar S. Prasad, Gill Hammond and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Bank of England - Center for Central Banking Studies and Cornell University
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monetary policy, emerging markets, global finance, global economics

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Reforming the Formula: A Modest Proposal for Introducing Development Outcomes in IDA Allocation Procedures

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4971
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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IDA, performance-based aid allocation

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The Race to the Bottom, from the Bottom

Economica, Vol. 73, No. 290, pp. 193-228, May 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 May 2006
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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The Race to the Bottom, From the Bottom

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2687
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 28 Feb 2001
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Labour and Environmental Standards, Logconcavity and Logconvexity, Race to the Bottom, Strategic Complementarity and Substitutability, Trade Restrictions

Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction: Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7895
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Nov 2016
Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University
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Inequality, Urban Economic Development, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies, Regional Urban Development, Urban Economics, Urban Communities, City to City Alliances

Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction: Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10637
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University
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secondary towns, poverty reduction, mega cities, urbanization, rural-urban migration, Zipf's Law

Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction: Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12072
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University
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Mega Cities, Poverty Reduction, Rural-Urban Migration, Secondary Towns, Urbanization, Zipfâ?™s Law

Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4095
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Abo Akademi University, Cornell University, Aalto University and United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER)
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Prospect Theory, poverty, inequality, welfare measurement, vulnerability

Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory

WIDER Working Paper No. 2012/109
Posted: 08 Sep 2014
United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Abo Akademi University, Aalto University and Cornell University

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prospect theory, poverty, inequality, welfare measurement, vulnerability

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Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5845
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 Jul 2011
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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contractual dualism, wage dualism, employer market power, informality

Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8485
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Jul 2011
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Contractual Dualism, Employer Market Power, Informality, Wage Dualism

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The Economics of China: Successes and Challenges

NBER Working Paper No. w19648
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Cornell University, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Designing Efficient Markets for Carbon Offsets with Distributional Constraints

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 May 2013
Antonio M. Bento, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Leard
Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University and Resources for the Future
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Should Egalitarians Expropriate Philanthropists?

IZA Working Paper No. 3317
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 May 2008
Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Cornell University
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community, public goods, inequality, distribution, philanthropy, egalitarianism

Should Egalitarians Expropriate Philanthropists?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6362
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 23 May 2008
Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Cornell University
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Community, Distribution, Egalitarianism, Inequality, Philanthropy, Public goods

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Symposium on Market Development and Inequality in China

Economics of Transition, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-5, January 2008
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Dec 2007
Ravi Kanbur, Yingyi Qian and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University, Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 87-106, February 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Jan 2005
Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform, and Openness

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 87-106, 2005
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 29 Jan 2016
Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Why Secondary Towns Can Be Important for Poverty Reduction -- A Migrant's Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8193
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2017
University of Antwerp, World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Cornell University
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Why Secondary Towns Can Be Important for Poverty Reduction - A Migrant's Perspective

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12193
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Aug 2017
University of Antwerp, World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Cornell University
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Spatial Inequality in Education and Health Care in China

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4136
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Jan 2004
Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Cornell University and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Illiteracy, infant mortality rate, spatial inequality in China, polarization

Spatial Inequality in Education and Health Care in China

China Economic Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 189-204, 2005
Posted: 22 Nov 2005
Xiaobo Zhang and Ravi Kanbur
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Cornell University

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illiteracy, infant mortality rate, spatial inequality in China, polarization

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Tagging and Taxing: The Optimal Use of Categorical and Income Information in Designing Tax/Transfer Schemes

Economica, Vol. 65, pp. 179-192, May 1998
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Oct 2003
University of Jyvaskyla, Cornell University, International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Fiscal Affairs Department and University of Tampere
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The Adoption of Labor Standards Conventions: Who, When and Why?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 2904
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2001
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Labor standards, legal systems, peer effects, ratification of ILO conventions

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Regulation and Noncompliance: Magnitudes and Patterns for India's Factories Act

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6755
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Urmila Chatterjee and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University
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Microfinance, Regulatory Regimes, Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Small Scale Enterprise

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Introduction to the Special Issue: Spatial Inequality and Development in Asia

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 9, pp. 1-4, February 2005
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Jan 2005
Cornell University, University of Oxford and Asian Development Bank Institute
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Minimum Wage Violation in South Africa

University of Cape Town Development Policy Research Unit Working Paper No. 11/143
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 03 Dec 2012
H. Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Natasha Mayet
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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Minimum wage legislation, South Africa, Labour Force Survey, enforcement

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Civil War, Public Goods and the Social Wealth of Nations

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3124
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Jan 2002
Ravi Kanbur and David A. Pottebaum
Cornell University and Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management
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Civil war, public goods, post-conflict, social indicators

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Urbanization and Agglomeration Benefits: Gender Differentiated Impacts on Enterprise Creation in India's Informal Sector

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6553
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, Cornell University and CUNY The Graduate Center - Department of Economics
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Markets and Market Access, Housing & Human Habitats, Microfinance, Gender and Health, Debt Markets

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On Footloose Industries, Asymmetric Information and Wage Bargaining

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4095
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Dec 2003
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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Foreign direct investment, bargaining under asymmetric information, union wage, employment

Cities, Towns, and Poverty: Migration Equilibrium and Income Distribution in a Todaro-Type Model with Multiple Destinations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10692
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Cornell University
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secondary towns versus big cities, poverty reduction, poverty gradient, Todaro model, migration equilibrium, equilibrium income distribution

Cities, Towns, and Poverty: Migration Equilibrium and Income Distribution in a Todaro-Type Model with Multiple Destinations

LICOS Discussion Paper Series No. 395/2017
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 May 2017
World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Cornell University
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Secondary Towns versus Big Cities, Poverty Reduction, Poverty Gradient, Todaro Model, Migration Equilibrium, Equilibrium Income Distribution

Minimum Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Primer

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9204
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
H. Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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Sub-Saharan Africa, minimum wages, wage regulation, employment elasticities, Kaitz indices, compliance

Minimum Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Primer

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10760
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Aug 2015
H. Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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employment elasticities, minimum wages, Sub-Saharan Africca (SSA)

Estimating the Causal Effect of Enforcement on Minimum Wage Compliance : The Case of South Africa

University of Cape Town Development Policy Research Unit Working Paper No. 11/145
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Dec 2012
H. Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Natasha Mayet
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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Minimum Wage, Enforcement, Compliance, Depth of Violation, South Africa

Estimating the Causal Effect of Enforcement on Minimum Wage Compliance: The Case of South Africa

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 608-623, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Oct 2012
Ravi Kanbur and Natasha Mayet
Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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Non-Welfarist Optimal Taxation and Behavioural Public Economics

Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 849-868, December 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Nov 2006
Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttila and Matti Tuomala
Cornell University, United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) and University of Tampere
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Labor Law Violations in Chile

International Labour Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Jul 2013
Ravi Kanbur, Lucas Ronconi and Leigh Wedenoja
Cornell University, Centro de Investigación y Acción Social and Cornell University
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Premature Mortality and Poverty Measurement

Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 339-359, October 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Sep 2007
Ravi Kanbur and Diganta Mukherjee
Cornell University and Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi - Economic Research Unit
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Inequality Indices as Tests of Fairness

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10721
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 May 2017
Ravi Kanbur and Andy Snell
Cornell University and University of Edinburgh - Economics
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snapshot inequality indices, process versus outcomes, fair versus unfair process, likelihood ratio tests of fairness, BayesFactor

Inequality Indices as Tests of Fairness

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11930
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Mar 2017
Ravi Kanbur and Andy Snell
Cornell University and University of Edinburgh - Economics
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Bayes Factor, Fair versus Unfair Process, Likeliood Ratio Test of Fairness, Process versus Outcomes, Snapshot Inequality Indices

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Peer Effects, Risk Pooling, and Status Seeking: What Explains Gift Spending Escalation in Rural China?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8777
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Xi Chen, Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Department of Health Policy and Management, Cornell University and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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ceremony, gift giving, peer effects, risk pooling, social network, status seeking

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Super-Additionality: A Neglected Force in Markets for Carbon Offsets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8952
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 May 2012
Antonio M. Bento, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Leard
Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University and Resources for the Future
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Additionality and Non-Additionality, Baseline Emissions, Carbon Offsets, Economic Compliance Costs, Emissions targets, Super-Additionality

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Do Public Work Schemes Deter or Encourage Outmigration? Empirical Evidence from China

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8778
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Nancy H. Chau, Ravi Kanbur and Yu Qin
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Real Estate
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Outmigration, Public Works Schemes, Rural China

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Dynastic Inequality, Mobility and Equality of Opportunity

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10542
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Apr 2015
Ravi Kanbur and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Cornell University and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
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Dynastic Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, Inequality, Mobility

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A Note on Measuring the Depth of Minimum Wage Violation

LABOUR, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 192-197, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 May 2013
H. Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Natasha Mayet
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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52.

On Footloose Industries and Labor Disputes with Endogenous Information Asymmetry

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 319-341, 2013
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Apr 2013
Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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53.

Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment and Minimum Wage Laws

The Economic Journal, Vol. 120, Issue 543, pp. 244-269, March 2010
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Feb 2010
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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54.
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Moral Hazard, Income Taxation and Prospect Theory

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 110, No. 2, pp. 321-337, June 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttila and Matti Tuomala
Cornell University, United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER) and University of Tampere
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Moral Hazard, Income Taxation and Prospect Theory

Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110(2):321-337. (2008) DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9442.2008.00541.x
Posted: 06 Sep 2014
Jukka Pirttila, Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala
United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Cornell University and University of Tampere

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Redistributive taxation; income uncertainty; moral hazard; prospect theory; loss aversion

55.

Community and Class Antagonism

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6330
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 27 May 2008
Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Cornell University
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Class Conflict, Community, Distribution, Ethnic Conflict, Inequality, Public Goods

56.

Citizenship, Migration and Opportunity

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12255
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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57.

What is the World Bank Good For? Global Public Goods and Global Institutions

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12090
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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58.

The Digital Revolution and Targeting Public Expenditure for Poverty Reduction

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12089
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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59.

Sub-Saharan Africa's Manufacturing Sector: Building Complexity

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12073
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit, Cornell University, University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Development Policy Research Unit
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Manufacturing sector; economic complexity; employment opportunities, sub-Saharan Africa.

60.

Why is Inequality Back on the Agenda?

Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Ravi Kanbur and Nora Lustig
Cornell University and Tulane University

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Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; Economic Growth; Comparative Studies of Countries

61.

Structural Transformation and Income Distribution: Kuznets and Beyond

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10636
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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Kuznets curve, inequality and development, rural-urban migration, Chinese inequality, place of birth and equality of opportunity

62.

Intra-Household Inequality and Overall Inequality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11719
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jan 2017
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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63.

W. Arthur Lewis and the Roots of Ghanaian Economic Policy

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11720
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 Jan 2017
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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64.

Job Creation in a Multi-Sector Labor Market Model for Developing Economies

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11386
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell University
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Harris- Todaro Model., Multisector Labor Market, Overlapping Generations, Poverty Reduction

65.

Job Creation in a Multi-Sector Labor Market Model for Developing Economies

Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano Development Studies Working Paper No. 395
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell University
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Multisector Labor Market, Overlapping Generations, Poverty Reduction, Harris‐Todaro Model

66.

Job Creation in a Multi-Sector Labor Market Model for Developing Economies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9972
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Jun 2016
College of William and Mary - Department of Economics, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Cornell University
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multisector labor market, overlapping generations, poverty reduction, Harris‐Todaro model

67.

On the Importance of Baseline Setting in Carbon Offsets Markets

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 16-11
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Antonio M Bento, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Leard
University of Southern California - Sol Price School of Public Policy, Cornell University and Resources for the Future
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Carbon O ffsets, Crediting, Environmental Integrity

68.

Enforcement Matters: The Effective Regulation of Labor

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11098
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 17 Feb 2016
Ravi Kanbur and Lucas Ronconi
Cornell University and Centro de Investigación y Acción Social
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effective regulation, enforcement, labor market outcomes, labor regulation, legal origin theory

69.

Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality

The Economic Journal, Vol. 125, Issue 589, pp. 1534-1573, 2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Jan 2016
Arnab K. Basu, Nancy H. Chau and Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University, Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
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70.

Informality: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10509
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Mar 2015
Ravi Kanbur
Cornell University
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informal labour, informal sector, informality, informality and poverty

71.

Poverty Dynamics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Editor: Tony Addison, David Hulme, Ravi Kanbur, ISBN: 978-0-19-955754-7
Posted: 15 Nov 2014
Tony Addison, David Hulme and Ravi Kanbur
United Nations University, University of Manchester - Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and Cornell University

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72.

Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics: Comprises Findings of UNU-WIDER Project New Approaches to Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability

Review of Income and Wealth 60 (1), March 2014, DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12085
Posted: 08 Sep 2014
Jukka Pirttila, Markus Jantti and Ravi Kanbur
United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Abo Akademi University and Cornell University

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73.

Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory

UNU-WIDER 2012 (109). , UNU-WIDER working paper.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014
Jukka Pirttila, Ravi Kanbur and Milla Nyyssölä
United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Cornell University and Aalto University

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prospect theory, poverty, inequality, welfare measurement, vulnerability

74.

Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory

Review of Income and Wealth. 60 (1). (2014) 182-205.DOI: 10.1111/roiw.12095
Posted: 21 Aug 2014
Jukka Pirttila, Ravi Kanbur and Milla Nyyssölä
United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER), Cornell University and Aalto University

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inequality, poverty, Prospect Theory, welfare measurement

75.

Poverty and Welfare Measurement on the Basis of Prospect Theory

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 60, Issue 1, pp. 182-205, 2014
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Feb 2014
Stockholm University, Cornell University, Aalto University and United Nations - World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU/WIDER)
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inequality, poverty, Prospect Theory, welfare measurement

76.

Relativity, Inequality, and Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation

International Economic Review, Vol. 54, Issue 4, pp. 1199-1217, 2013
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Nov 2013
Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala
Cornell University and University of Tampere
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77.

Risk, Knowledge and Health in Africa: Introduction to the Symposium

African Development Review, 2009
Posted: 21 May 2011
Independent, Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University, Cornell University and Ithaca College - Department of Economics

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78.

Male Wages and Female Welfare: Private Markets, Public Goods, and Intrahousehold Inequality

Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 60, Issue 1, pp. 42-56, 2008
Posted: 24 Jun 2008
Suman Ghosh and Ravi Kanbur
Florida Atlantic University - Department of Economics and Cornell University

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D63, O12, Q23

79.

Migration Selectivity and the Evolution of Spatial Inequality

Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 43-57, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Ravi Kanbur and Hillel Rapoport
Cornell University and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics

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80.

Bridging Communal Divides: Separation, Patronage, Integration

CREDIT Research Paper No. 03/09
Posted: 10 Nov 2003
Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur
Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance and Cornell University

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Community, Identity, Public goods, Bridge Individuals, Syncretism, Separation, patronage, Meta-community, Communal Conflict