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Adam Wagstaff

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ADAM WAGSTAFF is Research Manager of the Human Development & Public Services team in the Development Research Group. He holds a DPhil in economics from the University of York (U.K.). Before joining the Bank, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics for 20 years, and has published extensively on a variety of aspects of the field, including: health financing and health systems reform; health, equity and poverty; the valuation of health; the demand for and production of health; efficiency measurement, and illicit drugs and drug enforcement. Much of his recent work has been on health insurance, health financing, vulnerability and health shocks, and provider payment reform. He has extensive experience of China and Vietnam, but has worked on countries in Africa, Latin America, S Asia, and Europe and Central Asia, as well as other countries in E Asia. Outside health economics, he has published on efficiency measurement in the public sector, the measurement of trade union power, the redistributive effect and sources of progressivity of the personal income tax, and the redistributive effect of economic growth. 

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Getting incentives right: an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam : Getting incentives right : an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam (English)

With the movement toward universal health coverage gaining momentum, the global health research community has made significant efforts to advance knowledge about the impact of various schemes to expand population coverage. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6709 NOV 01, 2013

Nguyen, Ha Thi Hong; Bales, Sarah; Wagstaff, Adam; Dao, Huyen

East Asia and Pacific - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

The health equity and financial protection datasheets provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 72008 AUG 22, 2012

Buisman, Leander; Wagstaff, Adam; Prencipe, Leah; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Rohr, Devon

Middle East and North Africa - Health equity and financial protection datasheets (English)

The health equity and financial protection datasheets provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 72013 AUG 22, 2012

Buisman, Leander; Wagstaff, Adam; Prencipe, Leah; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Klingen, Nicole; Rohr, Devon

Health equity and financial protection datasheet : Europe and Central Asia (English)

The health equity and financial protection datasheets provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 72011 AUG 01, 2012

Buisman, Leander; Wagstaff, Adam; Prencipe, Leah; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Klingen, Nicole; Rohr, Devon

Health equity and financial protection datasheet : Latin America (English)

The health equity and financial protection datasheets provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 72012 AUG 01, 2012

Buisman, Leander; Wagstaff, Adam; Prencipe, Leah; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Klingen, Nicole; Rohr, Devon

Mongolia - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low- and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 72450 JUL 23, 2012

Wagstaff, Adam; Bredenkamp, Caryn

Universal health care and informal labor markets : the case of Thailand (English)

This paper explores the possibility that universal health coverage may inadvertently result in distorted labor market choices, with workers preferring informal employment over formal employment, leading to negative effects on investment and growth, as well as reduced protection against non-health risks and the income risks associated with ill health. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6116 JUL 01, 2012

Manachotphong, Wanwiphang; Wagstaff, Adam

The health effects of universal health care : evidence from Thailand (English)

This paper exploits the staggered rollout of Thailand’s universal health coverage scheme to estimate its impacts on whether individuals report themselves as being too ill to work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6119 JUL 01, 2012

Manachotphong, Wanwiphang; Wagstaff, Adam

The impacts of public hospital autonomization : evidence from a quasi-natural experiment (English)

This paper exploits the staggered rollout of Vietnam’s hospital autonomization policy to estimate its impacts on several key health sector outcomes including hospital efficiency, use of hospital care, and out-of-pocket spending. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6137 JUL 01, 2012

Wagstaff, Adam; Bales, Sarah

Zambia - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

This report analyses equity and financial protection in the health sector of Zambia. In particular, it examines inequalities in health outcomes, health behavior and health care utilization; benefit incidence analysis; financial protection; and the progressivity of health care financing. ... See More +

Working Paper 71260 MAY 21, 2012

Bredenkamp, Caryn; Buisman, Leander; Young, Darwin; Bilger, Marcel; Wagstaff, Adam; Prencipe, Leah

Ghana - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 71253 MAY 21, 2012

Baeza, Cristian; Thoumi, Andrea; Gunawan, Emiliana; Saleh, Karima; Buisman, Leander; Shome, Suarabh; Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Prencipe, Leah; Poel, Ellen Van de; Hoshino, Daniela; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Klingen, Nicole; Ye, Xiao; Rohr, Devon

Kenya - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 71254 MAY 21, 2012

Baeza, Cristian; Thoumi, Andrea; Gunawan, Emiliana; Saleh, Karima; Buisman, Leander; Shome, Suarabh; Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Prencipe, Leah; Poel, Ellen Van de; Hoshino, Daniela; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Klingen, Nicole; Ye, Xiao; Rohr, Devon

Vietnam - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

This report analyses equity and financial protection in the health sector of Vietnam. In particular, it examines inequalities in health outcomes, health behavior and health care utilization; benefit incidence analysis; financial protection; and the progressivity of health care financing. ... See More +

Working Paper 71257 MAY 18, 2012

Buisman, Leander; Young, Darwin; Bilger, Marcel; Prencipe, Leah; Wagstaff, Adam; Bredenkamp, Caryn

Malawi - Health equity and financial protection report (English)

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 71255 MAY 17, 2012

Baeza, Cristian; Thoumi, Andrea; Gunawan, Emiliana; Saleh, Karima; Buisman, Leander; Shome, Suarabh; Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Prencipe, Leah; Poel, Ellen Van de; Hoshino, Daniela; Bredenkamp, Caryn; Klingen, Nicole; Ye, Xiao; Rohr, Devon

Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens (English)

This paper takes a bibliometric tour of the past 40 years of health economics using bibliographic "metadata" from EconLit supplemented by citation data from Google Scholar and the authors' topical classifications. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5829 OCT 01, 2011

Wagstaff, Adam; Culyer, Anthony J.

The World Bank's publication record (English)

The World Bank claims to be a-knowledge bank, but do its knowledge products influence development thinking, or is the Bank merely a proselytizer? ... See More +

Journal Article 68788 OCT 01, 2011

Ravallion, Martin; Wagstaff, Adam

A hybrid approach to efficiency measurement with empirical illustrations from education and health (English)

Inefficiency is commonplace, yet exercises aimed at improving provider performance efforts to date to measure inefficiency and use it in benchmarking exercises have not been altogether satisfactory. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5751 AUG 01, 2011

Wang, L. Choon; Wagstaff, Adam

Health Equity and Financial Protection (English)

This book provides a guide to Automated Development Economics (DEC) Poverty Tables (ADePT's) two health modules: the first module covers inequality and equity in health, health care utilization, and subsidy incidence; the second, health financing and financial protection. ... See More +

Publication 62258 MAY 27, 2011

Lokshin, Michael; Wagstaff, Adam; Bilger, Marcel; Sajaia, Zurab

On measuring scientific influence : On measuring scientific influence (English)

Bibliometric measures based on citations are widely used in assessing the scientific publication records of authors, institutions and journals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5375 JUL 01, 2010

Ravallion, Martin; Wagstaff, Adam

The World Bank's publication record (English)

The World Bank has produced a huge volume of books and papers on development -- 20,000 publications spanning decades, but growing appreciably since 1990. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5374 JUL 01, 2010

Ravallion, Martin; Wagstaff, Adam

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Getting incentives right: an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam : Getting incentives right : an impact evaluation of district hospital capitation payment in Vietnam (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6709 Policy Research Working Paper
East Asia and Pacific - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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AUG 22, 2012 72008 Working Paper
Middle East and North Africa - Health equity and financial protection datasheets (English)
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AUG 22, 2012 72013 Working Paper
Health equity and financial protection datasheet : Europe and Central Asia (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 72011 Working Paper
Health equity and financial protection datasheet : Latin America (English)
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AUG 01, 2012 72012 Working Paper
Mongolia - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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JUL 23, 2012 72450 Working Paper
Universal health care and informal labor markets : the case of Thailand (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6116 Policy Research Working Paper
The health effects of universal health care : evidence from Thailand (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6119 Policy Research Working Paper
The impacts of public hospital autonomization : evidence from a quasi-natural experiment (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6137 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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MAY 21, 2012 71260 Working Paper
Ghana - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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MAY 21, 2012 71253 Working Paper
Kenya - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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MAY 21, 2012 71254 Working Paper
Vietnam - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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MAY 18, 2012 71257 Working Paper
Malawi - Health equity and financial protection report (English)
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MAY 17, 2012 71255 Working Paper
Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5829 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank's publication record (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 68788 Journal Article
A hybrid approach to efficiency measurement with empirical illustrations from education and health (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2011 WPS5751 Policy Research Working Paper
Health Equity and Financial Protection (English)
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MAY 27, 2011 62258 Publication
On measuring scientific influence : On measuring scientific influence (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 WPS5375 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank's publication record (English)
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JUL 01, 2010 WPS5374 Policy Research Working Paper