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Evaluating the efficacy of mass media and social marketing campaigns in changing consumer financial behavior (English)

Mass media and social marketing programs are cheap, scalable, and potentially effective means of influencing consumers' financial behavior and decisions. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 73924 NOV 01, 2012

Mulaj, Florentina; Jack, William Disclosed

Incentives and dynamics in the Ethiopian health worker labor market (English)

The supply and geographic distribution of health workers are major constraints to improving health in low-income countries. A number of recent studies have highlighted the shortage of skilled health workers in many settings (World Health Organization [WHO], 2006), the impact this has on health outcomes (Anand and Barnighausen, 2004), and the risk this poses for the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (WHO, 2006; joint learning initiative, 2004). ... See More +

Publication 55834 JUL 07, 2010

Jack, William; De Laat, Joose; Hanson, Kara; Soucat, Agnes Disclosed

Health investments and economic growth : macroeconomic evidence and microeconomic foundations (English)

This paper reviews the correlations and potential links between health and economic growth and summarizes the evidence on the role of government in improving health status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4877 MAR 01, 2009

Jack, William; Lewis, Maureen Disclosed

Health worker preferences for job attributes in Ethiopia : results from a discrete choice experiment (English)

This paper estimates the effectiveness of a range of policy interventions aimed at improving the supply of health workers to rural areas in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Working Paper 53122 APR 01, 2008

Hanson, Kara; Jack, William Disclosed

Protecting the vulnerable : the tradeoff between risk reduction and public insurance (English)

This article examines a basic question in designing social protection policies: how should a government allocate a fixed budget between these two activities? ... See More +

Journal Article 77536 JAN 01, 2007

Devarajan, Shantayanan; Jack, William Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: growth and risk: methodology and micro evidence; by Chris Elbers, Jan Willem Gunning, and Bill Kinsey. Dollars, debt, and international financial institutions: dedollarizing multilateral lending; by Eduardo Levy Yeyati. ... See More +

Publication 45346 JAN 01, 2007

Elbers, Chris; Willem Gunning, Jan; Kinsey, Bill; Levy Yeyat, Eduardo; Fiess, Norbert; Devarajan, Shantayanan; Jack, William; O'Donnell, Owen;; Doorslaer, Eddy van; Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P.; Somanathan, Aparnaa; Raj Adhikari, Shiva; Harbianto Den; Garg Charu C; Hanuorauongchai, Piya; N. Hug, Mohammed;; Karan Anup; M. Leung, Gabriel; Wan Ng, Chiu; Raj Pande, Badri; Tin, Keith; Tisayaticom, Kanjana; Trisnantoro, Laksono; Zhang, Yuhui; Zhao, Yuxin;; Pradhan, Menno; Saadah, Fadia; Sparrow, Robert; Pfaffenzeller, Stephan; Newbold, Paul; Rayner, Anthony; Nicita, Alessandro; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Disclosed

Financing pharmaceutical innovation : how much should poor countries contribute? (English)

A public economics framework is used to consider how pharmaceuticals should be priced when at least some of the research and development incentive comes from sales revenues. ... See More +

Journal Article 77482 JAN 01, 2005

Jack, William; Lanjouw, Jean O. Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 19 (1) (English)

Top Indian Incomes, 1922-2000 by Abhijit Banerjee and Thomas Piketty; Can We Discern the Effect of Globalization on Income Distribution? Evidence from Household Surveys by Branko Milanovic; Financing Pharmaceutical Innovation: How Much Should Poor Countries Contribute? ... See More +

Publication 38876 JAN 01, 2005

Ruwan, Jayasuriya; Quentin, Wodon; Brun, Jean-Francois; Carrere, Celin; Guillaumont, Patrick; de Melo, Jaime; Gibson, John; Rozelle, Scott; Jack, William; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Milanovic, Branko; Abhijit, Banerjee; Piketty, Thomas Disclosed

The restructuring of the teachers' salary scale and the implications for pensions in Jamaica (English)

This study investigates the way in which primary and secondary school teachers in Jamaica are paid. The specific objectives of the study, as set out in the Terms of Reference, are to: 1. evaluate the present structure of the teachers' salary scale; 2. identify alternative strategies for restructuring the scale to improve incentives; and 3. assess the implications for pensions and the challenges for implementation. ... See More +

Working Paper 37588 SEP 10, 2002

Jack, William Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 17 (1) (English)

Weathering the storm : the impact of the East Asian crisis on farm households in Indonesia and Thailand; by Fabrizio Bresciani, Gershon Feder, Daniel O. ... See More +

Publication 24774 MAR 31, 2002

Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor]; Bresciani, Fabrizio; Feder, Gershon; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Onchan, Tongroj; Quizon, Jaime; Fallon, Peter R.; Lucas, Robert E.B.; Filmer, Deon; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Pritchett, Lant H.; Jack, William; Henderson, Vernon; Hertel, Thomas; Hoekman, Bernard M.; Martin, Will

Public intervention in health insurance markets : theory and four examples from Latin America (English)

This article examines rationales for public intervention in health insurance markets from the perspective of public economics. It draws on the literature of organizational design to examine alternative public intervention strategies, including issues of contracting, purchaser provider splits, and regulation of competition. ... See More +

Journal Article 76665 JAN 01, 2002

Jack, William Disclosed

Public policy toward nongovernmental organizations in developing countries (English)

The author presents two descriptive models of nongovernmental organizations and poses mormative questions about public polcy toward nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2639 JUL 31, 2001

Jack, William

The World Bank research observer 16 (1) (English)

Principles of financial regulation : a dynamic portfolio approach; by Joseph E. Stiglitz. Competition and scope of activities in financial services; by Stijn Claessens, and Daniela Klingebiel. ... See More +

Publication 26453 MAR 31, 2001

Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor]; Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Claessens, Stijn; Klingebiel, Daniela; Vishwanath, Tara; Kaufmann, Daniel; Dyck, Alexander; Estache, Antonio; Jack, William

Social investment funds : an organizational approach to improved development assistance (English)

This paper examines the design of social investment funds (SIFs) and explores the ways they affect agents’ incentives to propose, select, and implement good projects. ... See More +

Journal Article 76655 MAR 01, 2001

Jack, William Disclosed

Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries : theory and practice (English)

The author examines public economics rationales for public intervention in health insurance markets, draws on the literature of organizational design to examine alternative intervention strategies, and considers health insurance reforms in four Latin American countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia -- in light of the theoretical literature. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2492 NOV 30, 2000

Jack, William

Decentralizing the provision of health services : an incomplete contracts approach (English)

The author studies the allocation-between a central government and a local authority--of responsibility for planning, financing, and operations for the delivery of health services, in the context of an incomplete contracts model. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2395 JUL 31, 2000

Jack, William

Principles of health economics for developing countries (English)

Health indicators in developing countries have shown impressive improvements in the past 50 years. But the health status of individuals in these countries remains well below its potential level, and many people lack access to suitable health care and health-promoting services. ... See More +

Publication 19934 OCT 31, 1999

Jack, William

Some guidelines for the appraisal of large projects (English)

Internal Discussion Paper IDP126 FEB 28, 1993

Jack, William Eligible for Disclosure

Power sharing and pollution control : coordinating policies among levels of government (English)

Traditional approaches to pollution control emphasize the government's role in providing incentives to alter the behavior of relevant economic agents. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS887 APR 30, 1992

Jack, William

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Evaluating the efficacy of mass media and social marketing campaigns in changing consumer financial behavior (English)
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NOV 01, 2012 73924 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Incentives and dynamics in the Ethiopian health worker labor market (English)
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JUL 07, 2010 55834 Publication
Health investments and economic growth : macroeconomic evidence and microeconomic foundations (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 WPS4877 Policy Research Working Paper
Health worker preferences for job attributes in Ethiopia : results from a discrete choice experiment (English)
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APR 01, 2008 53122 Working Paper
Protecting the vulnerable : the tradeoff between risk reduction and public insurance (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 77536 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 45346 Publication
Financing pharmaceutical innovation : how much should poor countries contribute? (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 77482 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 19 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 38876 Publication
The restructuring of the teachers' salary scale and the implications for pensions in Jamaica (English)
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SEP 10, 2002 37588 Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 17 (1) (English)
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MAR 31, 2002 24774 Publication
Public intervention in health insurance markets : theory and four examples from Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 76665 Journal Article
Public policy toward nongovernmental organizations in developing countries (English)
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JUL 31, 2001 WPS2639 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 16 (1) (English)
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MAR 31, 2001 26453 Publication
Social investment funds : an organizational approach to improved development assistance (English)
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MAR 01, 2001 76655 Journal Article
Health insurance reform in four Latin American countries : theory and practice (English)
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NOV 30, 2000 WPS2492 Policy Research Working Paper
Decentralizing the provision of health services : an incomplete contracts approach (English)
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JUL 31, 2000 WPS2395 Policy Research Working Paper
Principles of health economics for developing countries (English)
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OCT 31, 1999 19934 Publication
Some guidelines for the appraisal of large projects (English)
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FEB 28, 1993 IDP126 Internal Discussion Paper
Power sharing and pollution control : coordinating policies among levels of government (English)
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APR 30, 1992 WPS887 Policy Research Working Paper