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Michael M. Lokshin

Lead Economist

MICHAEL LOKSHIN is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty Team) of The World Bank. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 after which he joined the research group at the World Bank as a Young Economist (YE program). His research focuses on the areas of poverty and inequality measurement, labor economics, and applied econometrics. More recently he has been involved in the Bank's efforts to develop the methodology of evaluating the effect of crisis and public policies on households in developing countries. He also leads the group of researchers in development of the Software Platform for Automated Economic Analysis (ADePT).

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Contact information: email: mlokshin@worldbank.org

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Analyzing food security using household survey data : streamlined analysis with ADePT software (English)

Food and nutrition security has emerged as a primary development goal at
the top of the global agenda. In 2012 the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) methodology was integrated into a userfriendly software named ADePT-Food Security Module (ADePT-FSM). ... See More +

Publication 87812 APR 22, 2014

Moltedo, Ana; Troubat, Nathalie; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab

Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services program be more effective? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services (ICDS) program be more effective? ... See More +

Brief 81371 AUG 14, 2013

Gupta, Monica Das; Lokshin, Michael; Gragnolati, Michele; Ivanschenko, Oleksiy

A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality : theory and practice (English)

In July 1986, Warren C. Baum was interviewed on behalf of the World Bank Group Archives oral history program by Robert W. Oliver. Mr. Baum earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University, and he joined the World Bank after working on the Marshall Plan with the US Government, During his tenure at the Bank from 1959 to 1986, Mr. ... See More +

Publication 78298 MAY 10, 2013

Foster, James; Seth, Suman; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab

Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia (English)

This paper estimates average and marginal returns to schooling in Indonesia using a non-parametric selection model estimated by local instrumental variables, and data from the Indonesia Family Life Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5878 NOV 01, 2011

Lokshin, Michael; Umapathi, Nithin; Carneiro, Pedro; Ridao-Cano, Cristobal

Tall claims : mortality selection and the height of children (English)

Data from three rounds of nationally representative health surveys in India are used to assess the impact of selective mortality on children’s anthropometrics. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5846 OCT 01, 2011

Alderman, Harold; Lokshin, Michael; Radyakin, Sergiy

Assessing sector performance and inequality in education (English)

This book gathers in one volume all the information related to Automated DEC [Development Economics - Vice Presidency at the World Bank] Poverty Tables (ADePT) Edu, the software platform created by the World Bank for reporting and analyzing education indicators and education inequality. ... See More +

Publication 63252 JUN 30, 2011

Lokshin, Michael; Porta, Emilio; Macdonald, Kevin; Arcia, Gustavo; Radyakin, Sergiy

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

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

A practical comparison of the bivariate probit and linear IV estimators (English)

This paper presents asymptotic theory and Monte-Carlo simulations comparing maximum-likelihood bivariate probit and linear instrumental variables estimators of treatment effects in models with a binary endogenous treatment and binary outcome. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5601 MAR 01, 2011

Das, Jishnu; Lokshin, Michael; Chiburis, Richard C.

The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: gender, poverty and demography: an overview, by Mayra Buvinic, Monica Das Gupta, and Ursula Casabonne; Development, modernization, and childbearing: the role of family sex composition, by Deon Filmer, Jed Friedman, and Norbert Schady; the consequences of the 'missing girls' of China, by Avraham Y. ... See More +

Publication 62999 NOV 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Temple, Jonathan R.W.; Virto, Laura Recuero; Sharygin, Ethan Jennings; Sirimaneetham, Vatcharin; Lokshin, Michael; Gasmi, Farid; Buvinic, Mayra; Das Gupta, Monica; Schady, Norbert; Schultz, T. Paul; Casabonne, Ursula; Glinskaya, Elena; Friedman, Jed; Ebenstein, Avraham Y.; Um, Paul Noumba

The effect of male migration on employment patterns of women in Nepal (English)

What is the impact of male migration on the labor market behavior of women in Nepal? The instrumental variable full information maximum likelihood method is applied to data from the 2004 Nepal household survey to account for unobserved factors that could simultaneously affect men's decision to migrate and women's decision to participate in the labor market. ... See More +

Journal Article 77622 NOV 01, 2009

Glinskaya, Elena; Lokshin, Michael

Month of birth and children's health in India (English)

The authors use data from three waves of the India National Family Health Survey to explore the relationship between the month of birth and the health outcomes of young children in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4813 JAN 01, 2009

Lokshin, Michael; Radyakin, Sergiy

The effect of male migration for work on employment patterns of females in nepal (English)

This paper assesses the impact of work-related migration by males on the labor market behavior of females in Nepal. Using data from the 2004 Nepal household survey, the authors apply the Instrumental Variable Full Information Maximum Likelihood method to account for unobserved factors that could simultaneously affect males' decision to migrate and females' decision to participate in the labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4757 OCT 01, 2008

Lokshin, Michael; Glinskaya, Elena

Does poverty research in Russia follow the scientific method? (English)

This paper presents the first critical review of literature on poverty published in Russia between 1992 and 2006. Using a dataset of about 250 publications in Russian scientific journals, the authors assess whether the poverty research in Russia satisfies the general criteria of a scientific publication and if such studies could provide reliable guidance to the Russian government as it maps out its anti-poverty policies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4528 FEB 01, 2008

Lokshin, Michael

Work-related migration and poverty reduction in Nepal (English)

Using two rounds of nationally representative household survey data in this study, the authors measure the impact on poverty in Nepal of local and international migration for work. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4231 MAY 01, 2007

Bontch-Osmolovski, Mikhail; Glinskaya, Elena; Lokshin, Michael

Measuring welfare gains from better quality infrastructure (English)

Projects and reforms targeting infrastructure services can affect consumer welfare through changes in the price, coverage, or quality of the services provided. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4217 APR 01, 2007

Lokshin, Michael; Klytchnikova, Irina

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin Russian

Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)

EMU Enlargement: why flexibility matters, by Philipp Maier and Maarten Hendrikx. Gains from risk sharing in the EU, by Yuliya Demyanyk and Vadym Volosovych. ... See More +

Newsletter 40957 JAN 01, 2007

Maier, Philipp; Hendrikx, Maarten; Demyanyk,Yuliya; Volosovych, Vadym; Ross, Tanel; Wilson, John S.; Xubei Luo; Broadman, Harry G.; Paci, Pierella; Tiongson, Erwin; Walewski, Mateusz; Liwinski, Jacek; Stoilkova, Maria; Hazans, Mihails; Balcerowicz, Ewa; Kaminski, Bartlomiej; Ng, Francis; Haughton, Tim; Malova, Darina; Lokshin, Michael; Sajaia, Zurab; Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina; Yakovlev, Evgeny; Kisunko, Gregory; Coolidge, Jacqueline; Havrylchyk, Olena; Jurzyk, Emilia; Dushkevych, Natalya; Zelenyuk, Valentin English

Forgone earnings from smoking : evidence for a developing country (English)

The authors estimate the economic losses related to the negative effect of smoking on wages in a context of a developing country. Using data from the 2005 Albania Living Standards Monitoring Survey, they jointly estimate a system of three equations: the smoking decision and two separate wage equations for smokers and nonsmokers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4018 OCT 01, 2006

Beegle, Kathleen; Lokshin, Michael

Who cares about relative deprivation ? (English)

Theories of relative deprivation predict negative welfare effects when friends and neighbors become better-off. Other theories point to likely positive benefits. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3782 DEC 01, 2005

Lokshin, Michael; Ravallion, Martin

Searching for the economic gradient in self-assessed health (English)

Can self-assessed health be relied on to identify the true socioeconomic gradients in health status? The self-assessed health of Russian adults in 2002 shows remarkably little gradient with respect to economic welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3698 SEP 01, 2005

Lokshin, Michael; Ravallion, Martin

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Analyzing food security using household survey data : streamlined analysis with ADePT software (English)
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APR 22, 2014 87812 Publication
Improving child nutrition outcomes in India : can the integrated child development services program be more effective? (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81371 Brief
A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality : theory and practice (English)
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MAY 10, 2013 78298 Publication
Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5878 Policy Research Working Paper
Tall claims : mortality selection and the height of children (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 WPS5846 Policy Research Working Paper
Assessing sector performance and inequality in education (English)
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JUN 30, 2011 63252 Publication
Health Equity and Financial Protection (English)
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MAY 27, 2011 62258 Publication
A practical comparison of the bivariate probit and linear IV estimators (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5601 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62999 Publication
The effect of male migration on employment patterns of women in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 77622 Journal Article
Month of birth and children's health in India (English)
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JAN 01, 2009 WPS4813 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of male migration for work on employment patterns of females in nepal (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 WPS4757 Policy Research Working Paper
Does poverty research in Russia follow the scientific method? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2008 WPS4528 Policy Research Working Paper
Work-related migration and poverty reduction in Nepal (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2007 WPS4231 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring welfare gains from better quality infrastructure (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2007 WPS4217 Policy Research Working Paper
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter Russian
Beyond Transition 18 (1) (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2007 40957 Newsletter English
Forgone earnings from smoking : evidence for a developing country (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2006 WPS4018 Policy Research Working Paper
Who cares about relative deprivation ? (English)
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DEC 01, 2005 WPS3782 Policy Research Working Paper
Searching for the economic gradient in self-assessed health (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2005 WPS3698 Policy Research Working Paper