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Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)

This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6962 JUL 01, 2014

Elbers, Chris; van der Weide, Roy Disclosed

The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: can we trust shoestring evaluations?; evaluation of development programs: randomized controlled trials or regressions? ... See More +

Publication 113050 JAN 01, 2014

Ravallion,Martin; Elbers,Chris T.M.; Gunning,Jan Willem; Camacho,Adriana; Conover,Emily; Hoyos,Alejandro; Fitzsimons,Emla Olivia Anne; Mesnard,Alice; Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen; Gajate-Garrido,Gissele; Blanc,Elodie; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions? (English)

Can project evaluation methods be used to evaluate programs: complex interventions involving multiple activities? A program evaluation cannot be based simply on separate evaluations of its components if interactions between the activities are important. ... See More +

Journal Article 112413 SEP 07, 2013

Elbers,Chris T.M.; Gunning,Jan Willem Disclosed

Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions ? (English)

Can project evaluation methods be used to evaluate programs: complex interventions involving multiple activities? A program evaluation cannot be based simply on separate evaluations of its components if interactions between the activities are important. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6587 SEP 01, 2013

Elbers, Chris; Gunning, Jan Willem Disclosed

Brazil within Brazil : testing the poverty map methodology in Minas Gerais (English)

The small-area estimation technique developed for producing poverty maps has been applied in a large number of developing countries. Opportunities to formally test the validity of this approach remain rare due to lack of appropriately detailed data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4513 FEB 01, 2008

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter; Leite, Phillippe George Disclosed

How good a map ? Putting small area estimation to the test (English)

The authors examine the performance of small area welfare estimation. The method combines census and survey data to produce spatially disaggregated poverty and inequality estimates. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4155 MAR 01, 2007

Demombynes, Gabriel; Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter Disclosed

Growth and risk : methodology and micro evidence (English)

How exposure to risk affects economic growth is a key issue in development. This article quantifies both the ex ante and ex post effects of risk using long-running panel data for rural households in Zimbabwe. ... See More +

Journal Article 77533 JAN 01, 2007

Elbers, Chris; Gunning, Jan Willem; Kinsey, Bill 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

Re-interpreting sub-group inequality decompositions (English)

The authors propose a modification to the conventional approach of decomposing income inequality by population sub-groups. Specifically, they propose a measure that evaluates observed between-group inequality against a benchmark of maximum between-group inequality that can be attained when the number and relative sizes of groups under examination are fixed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3687 AUG 01, 2005

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter; Mistiaen, Johan A.; Ozler, Berk Disclosed

Poverty alleviation through geographic targeting : how much does disaggregation help? (English)

Using recently completed "poverty maps" for Cambodia, Ecuador, and Madagascar, the authors simulate the impact on poverty of transferring an exogenously given budget to geographically defined subgroups of the population according to their relative poverty status. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3419 OCT 01, 2004

Elbers, Chris; Tomoki Fujii; Lanjouw, Peter; Ozler, Berk; Yin, Wesley

On the unequal inequality of poor communities (English)

Communities differ in important ways in their needs, capacities, and circumstances. Because central governments are not able to discern these differences fully, they seek to achieve their policy objectives by relying on decentralized mechanisms that use local information. ... See More +

Journal Article 77480 SEP 01, 2004

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Mistiaen, Johan A.; Ozler, Berk; Simler, Ken Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 18 (3) (English)

Trade policy and poverty reduction in Brazil by Glenn W Harrison, Thomas F. Rutherford, David G. Tarr, and Angelo Gurgel; Trade liberalization and industry wage structure: evidence from Brazil by Nina Pavcnik, Andreas Blom, Pinelopi Goldberg; and Norbert Schady; Lobbying, counterlobbying, and the structure of tariff protection in poor and rich countries by Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo, and Marcelo Olarreaga; Social protection in a crisis: Argentina's plan Jefes y Jefas by Emanuela Galasso and Martin Ravallion; On the unequal inequality of poor communities by Chris Elbers, Peter F. ... See More +

Publication 38878 SEP 01, 2004

Harrison, Glenn, W.; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Tarr, David G.; Gurgel, Angelo; Pavcnik, Nina; Blom, Andreas; Goldberg, Pinelopi; Schady, Norbert; Cadot, Olivier; de Melo, Jaime; Olarreaga, Marcelo; Galasso, Emanuela; Ravallion, Martin; Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Mistiaen, Johan A.; Ozler, Berk; Simler, Ken; Chaudbury, Nazmul; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Jayaraman, Rajshri Disclosed

Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis (English)

The authors discuss the use of imputed data in regression analysis, in particular the use of highly disaggregated welfare indicators (from so-called "poverty maps"). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3294 MAY 01, 2004

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter

On the unequal inequality of poor communities : On the unequal inequality of poor communities (English)

Important differences exist between communities with respect to their needs, capacities, and circumstances. As central governments are not able to discern these differences fully, they seek to achieve their policy objectives by relying on decentralized mechanisms that use local information. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3313 MAY 01, 2004

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter F.; Mistiaen, Johan; Ozler, Berk; Simler, Ken

Micro-level estimation of welfare (English)

The authors construct and derive the properties of estimators of welfare that take advantage of the detailed information about living standards available in small household surveys and the comprehensive coverage of a census or large sample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2911 OCT 31, 2002

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Jean O.; Lanjouw, Peter

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Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6962 Policy Research Working Paper
The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 113050 Publication
Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions? (English)
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SEP 07, 2013 112413 Journal Article
Evaluation of development programs : randomized controlled trials or regressions ? (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6587 Policy Research Working Paper
Brazil within Brazil : testing the poverty map methodology in Minas Gerais (English)
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FEB 01, 2008 WPS4513 Policy Research Working Paper
How good a map ? Putting small area estimation to the test (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 WPS4155 Policy Research Working Paper
Growth and risk : methodology and micro evidence (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 77533 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 21 (1) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 45346 Publication
Re-interpreting sub-group inequality decompositions (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3687 Policy Research Working Paper
Poverty alleviation through geographic targeting : how much does disaggregation help? (English)
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OCT 01, 2004 WPS3419 Policy Research Working Paper
On the unequal inequality of poor communities (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 77480 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 18 (3) (English)
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SEP 01, 2004 38878 Publication
Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3294 Policy Research Working Paper
On the unequal inequality of poor communities : On the unequal inequality of poor communities (English)
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MAY 01, 2004 WPS3313 Policy Research Working Paper
Micro-level estimation of welfare (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 WPS2911 Policy Research Working Paper