Nancy Birdsall

Center for Global Development

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2055 L St. NW

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Washington, DC 20036

United States

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Scholarly Papers (45)

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Seven Deadly Sins: Reflections on Donor Failings

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 50
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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development assistance, foreign aid, international assistance

Seven Deadly Sins: Reflections on Donor Failings

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 50
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 05 Jul 2007
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5316
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Center for Global Development, Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Students and Vancouver School of Economics
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Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Achieving Shared Growth, Access to Finance

The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Center for Global Development, Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Students and Vancouver School of Economics
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Aid Effectiveness, Economic Growth

The Washington Consensus: Assessing a Damaged Brand

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 213
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Jun 2010
Center for Global Development, Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), Students and Vancouver School of Economics
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Stabilization, Reform, Financial Markets, Macroeconomic Policy, Government

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Winners and Losers: Assessing the Distributional Impact of Privatization

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 6
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 24 May 2002
Nancy Birdsall and John Nellis
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 526 (53,248)
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Declining Inequality in Latin America: Some Economics, Some Politics

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2011
Nancy Birdsall, Nora Lustig and Darryl McLeod
Center for Global Development, Tulane University and Fordham University
Downloads 500 (56,732)
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inequality, Latin America, middle class, political regime

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Economic Reform and Wage Differentials in Latin America

IADB Research Working Paper No. 435
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Feb 2001
Jere Behrman, Nancy Birdsall and Miguel Szekely
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Center for Global Development and Independent
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reform, inequality, wages, trade, distribution

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Commodity Dependence, Trade, and Growth: When 'Openness' is Not Enough

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 7
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Jul 2007
Nancy Birdsall and Amar Hamoudi
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 455 (63,826)
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The (Indispensable) Middle Class in Developing Countries; or, the Rich and the Rest, Not the Poor and the Rest

EQUITY IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD, Ravi Kanbur and Michael Spence, eds., World Bank, Forthcoming, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 207
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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Economic Development, Poverty

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Economic growth, middle class, poverty, international development

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Stuck in Tunnel: Is Globalization Muddling the Middle?

Brookings Institution Center Working Paper No. 14
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Aug 2001
Nancy Birdsall, Carol Graham and Stefano Pettinato
Center for Global Development, Brookings Institution - Center on Social and Economic Dynamics and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Infrastructure and Financial Markets/SDS
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middle income, income distribution, globalization

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Economic Policy and Wage Differentials in Latin America

PIER Working Paper No. 01-048, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 29
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 09 Jan 2002 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2012
Jere Behrman, Nancy Birdsall and Miguel Szekely
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Center for Global Development and Independent
Downloads 337 (90,664)
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Reform, Inequality, Wages, Trade, Distribution

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Income Distribution: Effects on Growth and Development

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 118
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jul 2007
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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Income distribution, inequality, poverty, growth, development, institutions

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Asset Inequality Does Matter: Lessons from Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 284
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Nancy Birdsall and Juan Luis Londoño
Center for Global Development and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Why it Matters Who Runs the IMF and the World Bank

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 22
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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economic development, poverty reduction, multilateral development banks, economic governance

Beyond Hipc: Secure Sustainable Debt Relief for Poor Countries

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 46
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall and Brian Deese
Center for Global Development and BlackRock, Inc
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foriegn aid, debt relief, economic development

Beyond HIPC: Secure Sustainable Debt Relief for Poor Countries

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 46
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Jun 2007
Nancy Birdsall and Brian Deese
Center for Global Development and BlackRock, Inc
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Do No Harm: Aid, Weak Institutions, and the Missing Middle in Africa

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2007
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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sub-Saharan African, institution-building, external aid, weak and fragile states, private sector, domestic investor confidence, private investment

Do No Harm: Aid, Weak Institutions and the Missing Middle in Africa

Development Policy Review, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 575-598, September 2007
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Aug 2007
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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Reflections on the Macro Foundations of the Middle Class in the Developing World

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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macroeconomics, sustainable development, middle class

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Asymmetric Globalization: Global Markets Require Good Global Politics

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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globalization, poverty, inequality

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Winners and Losers: Assessing the Distributional Impacts of Privatization

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 6
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 12 Jul 2007
Nancy Birdsall and John Nellis
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 157 (192,253)
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Bootstraps Not Band-Aids: Poverty, Equity and Social Policy

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 24
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall and Miguel Szekely
Center for Global Development and Government of Mexico
Downloads 150 (199,680)
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Latin America, social policy, economic reform, poverty reduction

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Swimming Against the Tide: Strategies for Improving Equity in Health

IDB Working Paper No. 249
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Nancy Birdsall and Robert Hecht
Center for Global Development and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
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A Note on the Middle Class in Latin America

Changyong Rhee, Juzhong Zhuang, and Ravi Kanbur, eds., Inequality in Asia and the Pacific (Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2013), Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 303
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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middle class, social status, income distribution, Latin America

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Double-Standards, Debt Treatment, and World Bank Country Classification: The Case of Nigeria

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 45
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Todd J. Moss, Scott Standley and Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Nigeria, International Development Association, World Bank, international development, economic development

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Underfunded Regionalism in the Developing World

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 49
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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international development, regional public goods

Underfunded Regionalism in the Developing World

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 49
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Jul 2007
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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Schooling Inequality, Crises, and Financial Liberalization in Latin America

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 165
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Mar 2009
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, Center for Global Development and Birk Consulting
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inequality, schooling inequality, financial liberalization, bank crisis, Latin America

Schooling Inequality, Crises, and Financial Liberalization in Latin America

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 22 May 2009
Center for Global Development, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Birk Consulting
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Latin America, Schooling, structural inequality, financial liberalization

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Policy Selectivity Foregone: Debt and Donor Behavior in Africa

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Apr 2003
Nancy Birdsall, Stijn Claessens and Ishac Diwan
Center for Global Development, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and World Bank - Ethiopia Office
Downloads 100 (270,836)
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debt relief, foreign aid, low-income countries, international organizations

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Stormy Days on an Open Field: Asymmetries in the Global Economy

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 81
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 03 May 2007
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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IMF, trade protection, economic growth, market economy, tariff

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Find Me the Money: Financing Climate and Other Global Public Goods

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 248
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 16 Feb 2012
Nancy Birdsall and Benjamin Leo
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 88 (294,094)
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global public goods, financing, climate change

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Why Low Inequality Spurs Growth: Savings and Investment by the Poor

IDB Working Paper No. 270
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Apr 2011
Nancy Birdsall, Thomas C. Pinckney and Richard Sabot
Center for Global Development, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Williams College - Department of Economics
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Energy Needs and Efficiency, Not Emissions: Re-framing the Climate Change Narrative

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 187
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Dec 2009
Nancy Birdsall and Arvind Subramanian
Center for Global Development and International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Downloads 74 (326,256)
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equity, emissions, climate change, energy services, technology

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A Stability and Social Investment Facility for High Debt Countries

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 77
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 May 2007
Kemal Dervis and Nancy Birdsall
United Nations - Development Programme (UNDP) and Center for Global Development
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emerging market, high-debt, structural debt

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From Social Policy to an Open-Economy Social Contract in Latin America

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Mar 2008
Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development
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social policy, Latin America, economic development

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Hiv/Aids and the Accumulation and Utilization of Human Capital in Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 2
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Jul 2007
Amar Hamoudi and Nancy Birdsall
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Global Markets, Global Citizens, and Global Governance in the 21st Century

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 329
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Nancy Birdsall, Christian Meyer and Alexis Sowa
Center for Global Development, European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO) and Center for Global Development
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global economic governance, role of citizens, citizen activism, public opinion, global middle class, international financial institutions, World Bank, IMF, United Nations, income inequality, climate change, global public goods, political legitimacy

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Financing Development: The Power of Regionalism

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Feb 2015
Nancy Birdsall and Liliana Rojas-Suarez
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Open Regionalism, Radical Regionalism, Development Finance, Regional Agreements

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It's One Climate Policy World Out There - Almost

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 195
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Jan 2010
Nancy Birdsall and Jan von der Goltz
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Carbon, Climate Change, Copenhagen, Negotiations

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The U.S. Aid 'Surge' to Pakistan: Repeating a Failed Experiment? Lessons for U.S. Policymakers from the World Bank’s Social-Sector Lending in the 1990s

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 205
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 19 Aug 2010
Nancy Birdsall and Molly Kinder
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Intergenerational Schooling Mobility and Macro Conditions and Schooling Policies in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 319
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Nancy Birdsall, Jere Behrman and Miguel Székely
Center for Global Development, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics and Center for Education and Social Studies
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Will Hipc Matter? The Debt Game and Donor Behaviour in Africa

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3297
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 May 2002
Nancy Birdsall, Stijn Claessens and Ishac Diwan
Center for Global Development, Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and World Bank - Ethiopia Office
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Debt relief foreign aid, low-income countries, international organizations

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The Strugglers: The New Poor in Latin America?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 337
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 08 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2014
Nancy Birdsall, Nora Lustig and Christian Meyer
Center for Global Development, Tulane University and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
Downloads 33 (463,325)
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income distribution, poverty, inequality, distribution, fiscal incidence, safety net

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The Median is the Message: A Good-Enough Measure of Material Well-Being and Shared Development Progress

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 351
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Nancy Birdsall and Christian Meyer
Center for Global Development and European University Institute - Economics Department (ECO)
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welfare measure, median, consumption, inequality, distribution

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Expanding Global Liquidity Insurance: Myths and Realities of the IMF's Precautionary Credit Lines

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 449
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Nancy Birdsall, Liliana Rojas-Suarez and Anna Diofasi
Center for Global Development, Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
Downloads 19 (539,095)
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International Monetary Fund, precautionary finance, financial crisis management

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The U.S. Aid ‘Surge’ to Pakistan: Repeating a Failed Experiment? Lessons for U.S. Policymakers from the World Bank’s Social-Sector Lending in the 1990s

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 205
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 13 Oct 2010
Nancy Birdsall and Molly Kinder
Center for Global Development and Center for Global Development
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Pakistan, world bank, aid

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The Impact of Civil Conflict on Child Malnutrition and Mortality, Nigeria, 2002-2013

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 494 (2018)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Jan 2019
The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute, Center for Global Development and Baylor University
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Economics Reform and Wage Differentials in Latin America

IDB Working Paper No. 365
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Miguel Székely, Nancy Birdsall and Jere Behrman
Center for Education and Social Studies, Center for Global Development and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Downloads 13 (575,740)
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A New Era at the Inter-American Development Bank: Six Recommendations for the New President

Center for Global Development Working Paper
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Apr 2015
Center for Global Development, Independent, Independent, National School of Insurance Foundation (Funenseg), Universidad del CEMA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Independent, University of Chile, Center for Global Development, Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Economica y Social (CERES) and Independent
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Inter-American Development Bank

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Lessons from the Mexico Crisis

Posted: 04 Mar 1998
Nancy Birdsall, Michael Gavin and Ricardo Hausmann
Center for Global Development, UBS Warburg and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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