Luc Christiaensen

World Bank

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Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

The Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction - an Empirical Perspective

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4013
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery and Jesper Kuhl
World Bank, World Bank and Secretariat of the Danish Economic Council
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Pro-Poor Growth and Inequality, Economic Theory & Research, Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems

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Natural Disasters and Growth - Going Beyond the Averages

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4980
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Research Department, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Economics Department (ECO), New York University (NYU) - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Natural Disasters, Disaster Management, Hazard Risk Management, Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Conditions and Volatility

Consumption Risk, Technology Adoption, and Poverty Traps: Evidence from Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4257
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stefan Dercon and Luc Christiaensen
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Economic Theory & Research, Financial Intermediation, Consumption, Insurance & Risk Mitigation, Inequality

Consumption Risk, Technology Adoption and Poverty Traps: Evidence From Ethiopia

World Economy & Finance Research Programme Working Paper No. 0035
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Stefan Dercon and Luc Christiaensen
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Technology adoption, Fertiliser, Risk, Poverty trap, Ethiopia

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Toward an Understanding of Household Vulnerability in Rural Kenya

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3326
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen and Kalanidhi Subbarao
World Bank and World Bank - Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PRMVP)
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Natural Disasters and Household Welfare: Evidence from Vietnam

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5491
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Timothy Thomas, Luc Christiaensen, Quy-Toan Do and Le Dang Trung
A member of the CGIAR Consortium - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Natural Disasters, Hazard Risk Management, Disaster Management, Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases, Adaptation to Climate Change

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Growth, Distribution, and Poverty in Africa: Messages from the 1990s

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2810
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen, Lionel Demery and Stefano Paternostro
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Poverty Reduction Group (PRMPR)
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On the Structural Transformation of Rural Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7938
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Jan 2017
Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, World Bank, Precision Agriculture for Developmen and Göteborg University
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Urbanization and Poverty Reduction -- the Role of Rural Diversification and Secondary Towns

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6422
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Yasuyuki Todo
World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Waseda University
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Regional Economic Development, Achieving Shared Growth, Population Policies

Tracking Poverty Over Time in the Absence of Comparable Consumption Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3810
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Jan 2006
David C. Stifel and Luc Christiaensen
Lafayette College and World Bank
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Poverty Evolution, Asset Index, Kenya

Tracking Poverty Over Time in the Absence of Comparable Consumption Data

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 317-341, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
David C. Stifel and Luc Christiaensen
Lafayette College and World Bank

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Child Growth, Shocks, and Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3128
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Takashi Yamano, Harold Alderman and Luc Christiaensen
World Bank - Africa Region, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Bank
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Child Growth, Shocks, and Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, No. 2, pp. 273-288, May 2005
Posted: 15 Dec 2005
Takashi Yamano, Harold Alderman and Luc Christiaensen
World Bank - Africa Region, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Bank

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Validating Operational Food Insecurity Indicators Against a Dynamic Benchmark: Evidence from Mali

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2471
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen, Richard N. Boisvert and John Hoddinott
World Bank, Cornell University - Agricultural Economics and Cornell University, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Students
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Family Planning and Fertility: Estimating Program Effects Using Cross-Sectional Data

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5812
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Claus C. Pörtner, Kathleen Beegle and Luc Christiaensen
Seattle University - Albers School of Business and Economics, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and World Bank
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Population Policies, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Adolescent Health, Reproductive Health, Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems

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Gauging the Welfare Effects of Shocks in Rural Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4406
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen, Vivian Hoffmann and Alexander H. Sarris
World Bank, affiliation not provided to SSRN and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Faculty of Economics
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Crops & Crop Management Systems, Access to Finance, Rural Poverty Reduction

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Greening China's Rural Energy: New Insights on the Potential of Smallholder Biogas

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6102
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen and Rasmus Heltberg
World Bank and World Bank
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Energy Production and Transportation, Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Energy and Environment

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The End of Seasonality? New Insights from Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6907
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jonathan Kaminski, Luc Christiaensen and Christopher L. Gilbert
Consultant, World Bank and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics
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Food & Beverage Industry, Markets and Market Access, Access to Markets, Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research

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Demography, Urbanization and Development: Rural Push, Urban Pull and... Urban Push?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7333
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Remi Jedwab, Luc Christiaensen and Marina Gindelsky
George Washington University - Department of Economics, World Bank and Government of the United States of America - Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
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Labor Markets, Rural Labor Markets

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Prevalence, Economic Contribution, and Determinants of Trees on Farms Across Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7802
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Sep 2016
Daniel Miller, Juan Muñoz-Mora and Luc Christiaensen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) and World Bank
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Inequality, Global Environment

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Who is Vouching for the Input Voucher? Decentralized Targeting and Elite Capture in Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5651
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lei Pan and Luc Christiaensen
Wageningen UR - Development Economics Group and World Bank
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Economic Theory & Research, Housing & Human Habitats, Services & Transfers to Poor, Regional Economic Development

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How Much of the Labor in African Agriculture is Provided by Women?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7282
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Luc Christiaensen and Talip Kilic
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - Development Data Group (DECDG)
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Gender and Economic Policy, Economics and Gender, Gender and Poverty, Gender and Economics

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Agriculture in Africa -- Telling Myths from Facts: A Synthesis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7979
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Feb 2017
Luc Christiaensen
World Bank
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Inequality

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Small Area Estimation-Based Prediction Methods to Track Poverty: Validation and Applications

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5683
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen, Peter F. Lanjouw, Jill Luoto and David C. Stifel
World Bank, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), RAND Corporation and Lafayette College
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Regional Economic Development, Debt Markets, Achieving Shared Growth

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 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University
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Inequality, Economic Growth, Industrial Economics, Economic Theory & Research, Labor Markets

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

Secondary Towns and Poverty Reduction: Refocusing the Urbanization Agenda

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 405-419, 2017
Posted: 27 Oct 2017
Luc Christiaensen and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank and Cornell University

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Post-Harvest Loss in Sub-Saharan Africa -- What Do Farmers Say?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6831
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jonathan Kaminski and Luc Christiaensen
Consultant and World Bank
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Markets and Market Access, Crops and Crop Management Systems, Food & Beverage Industry, Technology Industry, Environmental Economics & Policies

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On the Fungibility of Spending and Earnings -- Evidence from Rural China and Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6298
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen and Lei Pan
World Bank and Wageningen UR - Development Economics Group
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Economic Theory & Research, Rural Poverty Reduction, Inequality, Labor Policies, Fiscal & Monetary Policy

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Poverty Reduction During the Rural-Urban Transformation: The Role of the Missing Middle

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6445
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Luc Christiaensen and Yasuyuki Todo
World Bank and Waseda University
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Rural Poverty Reduction, Achieving Shared Growth, Regional Economic Development, ICT Applications

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: 27 Apr 2018
University of Antwerp, World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management, Cornell University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Inequality, Labor Markets, Food Security

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
Bert Ingelaere, Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
University of Antwerp, World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Cornell University
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Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones?: Evidence from the U.S. And Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8741
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Feb 2019
Erhan Artuc, Luc Christiaensen and Hernan Jorge Winkler
World Bank, World Bank and World Bank - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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International Trade and Trade Rules, Labor Markets, Food & Beverage Industry, Textiles, Apparel & Leather Industry, Pulp & Paper Industry, Plastics & Rubber Industry, Common Carriers Industry, Construction Industry, Business Cycles and Stabilization Policies, General Manufacturing, Rural Labor Markets, Wages, Compensation & Benefits

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Price Seasonality in Africa: Measurement and Extent

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7539
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Christopher L. Gilbert, Luc Christiaensen and Jonathan Kaminski
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, World Bank and Consultant
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E-Business, Food & Beverage Industry, Access to Markets, Emerging Markets, Markets and Market Access

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Migrants, Towns, Poverty and Jobs: Insights from Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8340
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Feb 2018
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Bert Ingelaere and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp and Cornell University
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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
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
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

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10692
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
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

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Seasonality in Local Food Markets and Consumption: Evidence from Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7520
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jonathan Kaminski, Luc Christiaensen and Christopher L. Gilbert
Consultant, World Bank and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics
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Inequality

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The Performance of a Consumption Augmented Asset Index in Ranking Households and Identifying the Poor

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8362
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Mar 2018
Diana Ngo and Luc Christiaensen
Occidental College and World Bank
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Urban Economics, Municipal Management and Reform, Urban Economic Development, Communities and Human Settlements, Urban Housing and Land Settlements, Urban Governance and Management, Urban Housing, Regional Urban Development, City to City Alliances, Urban Communities, National Urban Development Policies & Strategies, Urban Development, Public Sector Development, Inequality, Poverty Reduction, Nutrition, Health Care Services Industry, Educational Sciences, Education, Social Protections and Labor, Social Protections & Assistance

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Where to Create Jobs to Reduce Poverty: Cities or Towns?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8069
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt and Ravi Kanbur
World Bank, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and Cornell University
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Inequality, Labor Markets, Employment and Unemployment

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Child Growth, Shocks, and Food Aid in Rural Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3128
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 10 Jan 2017
Takashi Yamano, Harold Alderman and Luc Christiaensen
Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and World Bank
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Food & Nutrition Policy, Gender and Development, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, Food & Beverage Industry, School Health, School Health, Food & Beverage Industry, Food & Nutrition Policy, Development Economics & Aid Effectiveness, Poverty Lines

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Towards an Understanding of Household Vulnerability in Rural Kenya

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 520-558, 2005
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Luc Christiaensen and Kalanidhi Subbarao
World Bank and World Bank - Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PRMVP)

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steady-size distributions, fixed-size splitting