Philip Keefer

Inter-American Development Bank

Principal Advisor, Institutions for Development

1300 New York Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20577

United States

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Scholarly Papers (55)

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Democracy, Credibility and Clientelism

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Oct 2004
Philip Keefer and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank
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Democracy, development, credibility, political competition, clientelism, patron-client, fiscal policy, corruption, rent-seeking

Democracy, Credibility, and Clientelism

The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 371-406, 2008
Posted: 16 Sep 2008
Philip Keefer and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank

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A Review of the Political Economy of Governance: From Property Rights to Voice

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Democratization and Clientelism: Why are Young Democracies Badly Governed?

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jun 2005
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Investment without Democracy: Ruling-Party Institutionalization and Credible Commitment in Autocracies

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2009
Scott Gehlbach and Philip Keefer
University of Chicago and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 558 (70,104)
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investment, dictatorship, ruling parties, credible commitment

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The Development Impact of the Illegality of Drug Trade

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4543
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer, Norman Loayza and Rodrigo R. Soares
Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank - Research Department and Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Crime and Society, Economic Theory & Research, Post Conflict Reconstruction, Markets and Market Access

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New Tools and New Tests in Comparative Political Economy: The Database of Political Institutions

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
City University London - The Business School, Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, Government of the Swiss Confederation - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 69

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Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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What Does Political Economy Tell Us About Economic Development - and Vice Versa?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Intrinsic Motivation, Effort and the Call to Public Service

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6729
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies and Inter-American Development Bank
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Public Sector Economics, Public Sector Management and Reform, Educational Sciences, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Finance Management, Economic Stabilization

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The Global Leadership Project: A Comprehensive Database of Political Elites

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Sep 2014
University of Texas at Austin, Boston University - Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public & International Affairs and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 366 (115,434)
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leaders, data

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Boondoggles and Expropriation: Rent-Seeking and Policy Distortion When Property Rights are Insecure

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Dec 2002
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Polarization, Politics, and Property Rights: Links between Inequality and Growth

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Bureaucratic Delegation and Political Institutions: When are Independent Central Banks Irrelevant?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 30 May 2001
Philip Keefer and David Stasavage
Inter-American Development Bank and New York University (NYU)
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Mass Media and Public Services: The Effects of Radio Access on Public Education in Benin

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5559
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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Education For All, Population Policies, Social Accountability, E-Business, Disability

Collective Action, Political Parties, and Pro-Development Public Policy

Asian Development Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 94-118, 2011
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jun 2011
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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politics, collective action, public policy, political commitments, elections

Collective Action, Political Parties and Pro-Development Public Policy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5676
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Parliamentary Government, Political Systems and Analysis, Politics and Government, Corporate Law, E-Government

Beyond Legal Origin and Checks and Balances: Political Credibility, Citizen Information, and Financial Sector Development

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4154
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Economic Theory & Research, Privatization, Political Economy, Inequality, Legal Products

Beyond Legal Origin and Checks and Balances: Political Credibility, Citizen Information and Financial Sector Development

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 1

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financial sector development, institutions, legal origin, credibility, information

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Programmatic Political Parties and Public Sector Reform

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2010
Cesi Cruz and Philip Keefer
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Political Science and Inter-American Development Bank
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Parties, Public Sector Reform, Bureaucracy, World Bank

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Private Investment and the Institutionalization of Collective Action in Autocracies: Ruling Parties and Legislatures

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2011
Scott Gehlbach and Philip Keefer
University of Chicago and Inter-American Development Bank
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Investment, Dictatorship, Collective Action, Ruling Parties, Legislatures

Earthquake Propensity and the Politics of Mortality Prevention

World Development, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 1530-1541, 2011
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2013
Inter-American Development Bank, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and University of Essex - Department of GovernmentVienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Socioeconomics
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disaster, mortality, political economy, democracy, risk, public goods

Earthquake Propensity and the Politics of Mortality Prevention

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5182
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer, Eric Neumayer and Thomas Plumper
Inter-American Development Bank, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Population Policies, Natural Disasters, Hazard Risk Management, Labor Policies, Disaster Management

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Social Polarization, Political Institutions, and Country Creditworthiness

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Pyramid Capitalism: Political Connections, Regulation, and Firm Productivity in Egypt

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7354
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Ishac Diwan, Philip Keefer and Marc Schiffbauer
World Bank - Ethiopia Office, Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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Marketing, Employment and Shared Growth, Private Sector Development Law, Achieving Shared Growth, Pro-Poor Growth, Economics and Institutions, Private Sector Economics, International Trade and Trade Rules, Equity and Development, Non Governmental Organizations, Public Sector Management and Reform

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When Do Legislators Pass On"Pork"? The Determinants of Legislator Utilization of a Constituency Development Fund in India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4929
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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Parliamentary Government, Microfinance, Political Systems and Analysis, Politics and Government, Government Policies

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When do Legislators Pass on Pork? The Role of Political Parties in Determining Legislator Effort

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 May 2008
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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political parties, constituency service, pork barrel, affirmative action, institutions, elections, legislator effort

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Banking Crises and the Effect of Political Checks and Balances on Special Interest Influence

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Nov 2001
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Special interests, veto players, checks and balances, financial crisis

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The Organization of Political Parties and the Politics of Bureaucratic Reform

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6686
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Cesi Cruz and Philip Keefer
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Political Science and Inter-American Development Bank
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Public Sector Economics, Public Sector Management and Reform, Public Sector Expenditure Policy, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Finance Management

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Vote Buying and Campaign Promises

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2017
Philip Keefer and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 134 (295,473)
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vote buying, campaign promises, credibility, rent seeking, incumbency

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It's Not All Fun and Games: Feedback, Task Motivation, and Effort

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia (UEA) and Inter-American Development Bank
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intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, performance, feedback, gamification, effort

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The Ethnicity Distraction? Political Credibility and Partisan Preferences in Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5236
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Parliamentary Government, Educational Sciences, Social Inclusion & Institutions, Population Policies, Education and Society

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Organizing for Prosperity: Collective Action, Political Parties and the Political Economy of Development

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6583
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Parliamentary Government, Microfinance, Corporate Law, Politics and Government, Political Systems and Analysis

Insurgency and Credible Commitment in Autocracies and Democracies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4185
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Population Policies, Parliamentary Government, Economic Theory & Research, Social Conflict and Violence, Politics and Government

Insurgency and Credible Commitment in Autocracies and Democracies

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 33-61, 2008
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank

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D73, D74

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Was Weber Right? The Effects of Pay for Ability and Pay for Performance on Pro-Social Motivation, Ability and Effort in the Public Sector

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7261
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies and Inter-American Development Bank
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Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Democratic Government, De Facto Governments, Organizational Management, Administrative & Civil Service Reform

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Elections, Special Interests and the Fiscal Costs of Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Sep 2004
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Special interests, crisis, financial crisis, elections, veto players, political instability

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Checks and Balances, Private Information, and the Credibility of Monetary Commitments

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Jun 2001
Philip Keefer and David Stasavage
Inter-American Development Bank and New York University (NYU)
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Why Follow the Leader? Collective Action, Credible Commitment and Conflict

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6179
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Post Conflict Reconstruction, Peace & Peacekeeping, Armed Conflict, Labor Policies, International Terrorism & Counterterrorism

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Do Informed Citizens Receive More...Or Pay More? The Impact of Radio on the Government Distribution of Public Health Benefits

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5952
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Population Policies, Knowledge Economy, Education For All, Malaria

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Party Age and Party Color: New Results on the Political Economy of Redistribution and Inequality

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7129
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Branko Milanovic
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Achieving Shared Growth, Pro-Poor Growth, Equity and Development, Business, Peace and Democracy, Development Patterns and Poverty

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Demand-Side Determinants of Public Spending Allocations: Voter Trust, Risk and Time Preferences

Number of pages: 95 Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2021
Philip Keefer, Carlos Scartascini and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank
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trust, risk preferences, time preferences, transfers, public goods, public investment

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Social Trust and Electoral Populism: Explaining the Quality of Government

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Oct 2019
Philip Keefer, Carlos Scartascini and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department - Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Development Bank
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trust, collective action, populism, quality of government

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Radio's Impact on Preferences for Patronage Benefits

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6932
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Education For All, Population Policies, Housing & Human Habitats, E-Business

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Promises, Promises: Vote-Buying and the Electoral Mobilization Strategies of Non-Credible Politicians

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6653
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Marek Hanusch and Philip Keefer
University of Oxford and Inter-American Development Bank
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Politics and Government, Civic Participation and Corporate Governance, Wages, Compensation & Benefits, Political Systems and Analysis, State Owned Enterprise Reform

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Political Budget Cycles and the Organization of Political Parties

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6654
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Marek Hanusch and Philip Keefer
University of Oxford and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 64 (468,920)
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Civic Participation and Corporate Governance, Politics and Government, Political Systems and Analysis, Public Sector Expenditure Policy, Consumption

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Trust, Collaboration, and Policy Attitudes in the Public Sector

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Dec 2020
Philip Keefer, Sergio Perilla and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank, Universidad del Rosario, Economics Department and Inter-American Development Bank
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trust, cooperation, policy attitudes, public sector, survey experiments

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Love the Job... Or the Patient? Task vs. Mission-Based Motivations in Health Care

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8338
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Feb 2018
Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer and Damien de Walque
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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The Impact of Social Ties and Third-Party Enforcement on Collective Action and Growth: Micro Evidence from Peru

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 10 Jan 2020
Inter-American Development Bank, Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE), Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) and Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE)
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public goods, collective action, institutions, growth

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Love the Job... Or the Patient? Task vs. Mission-Based Motivations in Healthcare

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Nov 2017
Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer and Damien de Walque
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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public sector reform, civil service, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, performance

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Grand Corruption in the Contracting Out of Public Services: Lessons from a Pilot Study in Colombia

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Mar 2022
Philip Keefer and Benjamin Roseth
Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank
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corruption, information, transparency, audits, contracting out

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The Use of Video Vignettes to Measure Health Worker Knowledge. Evidence from Burkina Faso

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 May 2019
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, Cameroon Country Office and Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso - Nouna Health Research Centre
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health care quality, health provider knowledge, vignette, video

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Encouraging Service Delivery to the Poor: Does Money Talk When Health Workers are Pro-Poor?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8666
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2018
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Inter-American Development Bank and Cameroon Country Office
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Health Care Services Industry, Health Service Management and Delivery, Population & Development, Educational Sciences

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Do Informed Citizens Receive More…Or Pay More? The Impact of Radio on the Government Distribution of Public Health Benefits

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Jan 2012
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
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mass media, radio, accountability, malaria, bednets

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Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises

NBER Working Paper No. w24785
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 13 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2022
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Political Science, Inter-American Development Bank, University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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Mellowing With Tenure? Socialization Increases Prosocial Behavior in Public Organizations

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 May 2019
Sheheryar Banuri and Philip Keefer
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies and Inter-American Development Bank
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Prosocial motivation; public sector; effort

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Love the Job... Or the Patient?  Task vs. Mission-Based Motivations in Health Care

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Aug 2022
Sheheryar Banuri, Philip Keefer and Damien de Walque
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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public sector reform, civil service, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, performance

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Comment on Evaluating Recipes for Development Success : The Policy Usefulness of Institutional and Political Analyses of Development

The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 159-164, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank

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O43, O17, O20, P30, P48

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Does Social Capital Have an Economic Payoff? A Cross-Country Investigation

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. CXII, Issue 4 (November 1997)
Posted: 24 Jun 1998
Stephen Knack and Philip Keefer
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Inter-American Development Bank

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