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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Citation 46

Democracy, Credibility and Clientelism

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3472
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Oct 2004
Philip Keefer and Razvan Vlaicu
Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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Citation 46

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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 (IDB)

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

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3315
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 10

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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 Wisconsin-Madison and Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 19

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investment, dictatorship, ruling parties, credible commitment

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Democratization and Clientelism: Why Are Young Democracies Badly Governed?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3594
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jun 2005
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 16

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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)
Downloads 406 (47,524)
Citation 1

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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

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2283
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
City University London - Sir John Cass Business School, Texas A&M International University - A.R. Sanchez Jr., School of Business, Government of Switzerland - Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 184

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What Does Political Economy Tell Us about Economic Development - and Vice Versa?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3250
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 11

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Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3164
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer and Stuti Khemani
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank
Downloads 326 (61,410)
Citation 17

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

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2910
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Dec 2002
Philip Keefer and Stephen Knack
Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 300 (78,123)
Citation 5

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Polarization, Politics, and Property Rights: Links between Inequality and Growth

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2418
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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Citation 49

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Bureaucratic Delegation and Political Institutions: When are Independent Central Banks Irrelevant?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2356
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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Citation 14

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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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Citation 12

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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 12

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

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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 Wisconsin-Madison and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 186 (126,322)
Citation 5

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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
Philip Keefer, Eric Neumayer and Thomas Pluemper
Inter-American Development Bank, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Socioeconomics
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Citation 4

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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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Citation 4

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Population Policies, Natural Disasters, Hazard Risk Management, Labor Policies, Disaster Management

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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
Downloads 169 (86,007)

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Public Sector Economics, Public Sector Management and Reform, Educational Sciences, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Finance Management, Economic Stabilization

16.

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

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
Downloads 88 (243,076)

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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

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Social Polarization, Political Institutions, and Country Creditworthiness

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2920
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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Citation 8

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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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Citation 3

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Special interests, veto players, checks and balances, financial crisis

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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
Downloads 117 (191,874)
Citation 8

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political parties, constituency service, pork barrel, affirmative action, institutions, elections, legislator effort

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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Citation 12

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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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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 105 (120,006)

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leaders, data

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When Do Special Interests Run Rampant? Disentangling the Role of Elections, Incomplete Information and Checks and Balances in Banking Crises

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2543
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 17

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Elections, Special Interests and the Fiscal Costs of Financial Crisis

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3439
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Sep 2004
Philip Keefer
Inter-American Development Bank
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Citation 3

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Special interests, crisis, financial crisis, elections, veto players, political instability

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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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Citation 2

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Parliamentary Government, Educational Sciences, Social Inclusion & Institutions, Population Policies, Education and Society

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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
Downloads 74 (231,170)
Citation 1

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Parliamentary Government, Microfinance, Political Systems and Analysis, Politics and Government, Government Policies

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

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2542
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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Citation 22

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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
Downloads 70 (171,192)
Citation 3

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Education For All, Population Policies, Social Accountability, E-Business, Disability

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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
Downloads 55 (229,591)

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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

30.

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
Downloads 53 (265,955)

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Post Conflict Reconstruction, Peace & Peacekeeping, Armed Conflict, Labor Policies, International Terrorism & Counterterrorism

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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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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
Downloads 41 (292,509)

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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Population Policies, Knowledge Economy, Education For All, Malaria

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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
Downloads 36 (304,873)

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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

34.

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

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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 30 (354,880)

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Civic Participation and Corporate Governance, Politics and Government, Political Systems and Analysis, Public Sector Expenditure Policy, Consumption

36.

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
Downloads 23 (280,977)

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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

37.

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
Downloads 22 (327,085)

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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
Downloads 21 (348,465)
Citation 1

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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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Do Informed Citizens Receive Moreā€¦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
Downloads 8 (490,818)

Abstract:

mass media, radio, accountability, malaria, bednets

40.

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 (IDB)
Downloads 0 (268,032)

Abstract:

vote buying, campaign promises, credibility, rent seeking, incumbency

41.

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

Abstract:

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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