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Jed Friedman

Senior Economist

JED FRIEDMAN is a senior economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty Team). His research interests include the measurement of poverty dynamics and the interactions between poverty and health. He is currently involved in assessing the socio-economic impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami as well as the efficacy of aid programs in response to the disaster. He is also investigating the determinants of health behavior change, especially as it relates to the adoption of low-cost and efficacious health technologies. Pilot studies will soon be underway in India and Zambia. Jed holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Before joining the World Bank in 2003 as a Young Professional, Jed worked in the Labor and Population Program of the RAND Corporation.

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Strengthening Malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting : an evaluation of nested delivery models : Strengthening Malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting : an evaluation of nested delivery models (English)

Malaria continues to be a prominent global public health challenge, in part because of the slow population adoption of recommended preventive and curative behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6901 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani; Ramana, GNV; Das Gupta, R K; Pradhan, Madan M; Govindaraj, Ramesh

Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (English)

Using data from an experimental supportive intervention to India's malaria control program, this paper studies the impact of leveraging local non-state capacity to promote mosquito net usage and recommended fever care-seeking patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6931 JUN 01, 2014

Das, Ashis; Friedman, Jed; Kandpal, Eeshani

The challenge of measuring hunger (English)

There is widespread interest in the number of hungry people in the world and trends in hunger. Current global counts rely on combining each country's total food balance with information on distribution patterns from household consumption expenditure surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6736 JAN 01, 2014

De Weerdt, Joachim; Beegle, Kathleen; Friedman,, Jed; Gibson, John

Causal effect of health on labor market outcomes : evidence from a random assignment iron supplementation intervention (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Causal effect of health on labor market outcomes : evidence from a random assignment iron supplementation intervention, conducted in 2002 in Indonesia. ... See More +

Brief 81211 AUG 14, 2013

Thomas, Duncan; Duncan, Elizabeth; Friedman, Jed

Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic, conducted between 2006 and 2008 in Lao People's Democratic Republic. ... See More +

Brief 81367 AUG 14, 2013

Buttenheim, Alison; Alderman, Harold; Friedman, Jed

What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? : What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? (English)

This paper uses data from eight different consumption questionnaires randomly assigned to 4,000 households in Tanzania to obtain evidence on the nature of measurement errors in estimates of household consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6372 FEB 01, 2013

Gibson, John; Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Friedman, Jed

Zambia - Reducing inefficiencies in the antimalarial supply chain (English)

The government of Zambia has acknowledged the need to urgently improve access to and guarantee the availability of antimalarial drugs and diagnostic tools, leading to the creation of the Zambia Access-to-ACT Initiative (ZAAI). ... See More +

Brief 75737 JUN 18, 2012

Friedman, Jed

Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR (English)

Despite the popularity and widespread implementation of school feeding programs, evidence of their impact on school participation and nutritional status is mixed. ... See More +

Journal Article 79470 NOV 25, 2011

Buttenheim, Alison; Alderman, Harold; Friedman, Jed

The impact of the food price crisis on consumption and caloric availability in Pakistan : evidence from repeated cross-sectional and panel data (English)

Welfare losses from the 2008 food price crisis in Pakistan are deepening the gap between poor and non poor populations and further increasing inequality between the provinces. ... See More +

Working Paper 66305 NOV 01, 2011

Hou, Xiaohui; Hong, Seo Yeon; Friedman, Jed

Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR (English)

Despite the popularity and widespread implementation of school feeding programs, evidence on the impact of school feeding on school participation and nutritional status is mixed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5518 JAN 01, 2011

Buttenheim, Alison; Alderman, Harold; Friedman, Jed

Methods of household consumption measurement through surveys : experimental results from Tanzania (English)

Consumption expenditure has long been the preferred measure of household living standards. However, accurate measurement is a challenge and household expenditure surveys vary widely across many dimensions, including the level of reporting, the length of the reference period, and the degree of commodity detail. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5501 DEC 01, 2010

Gibson, John; Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Friedman, Jed

The challenge of ensuring adequate stocks of essential drugs in rural health clinics (English)

Health experts and policymakers want people to have access to affordable and high-quality medical care. But in some developing countries, making quality healthcare available may first necessitate ensuring that essential medicines are available, such as anti-malaria pills and antibiotics. ... See More +

Brief 59367 NOV 01, 2010

Vledder, Monique ; Friedman, Jed ; Sjoblom, Mirja ; Yadav, Prashant

Evidence for combating malaria (English)

The malaria impact evaluation program is one of the ways the World Bank is contributing to better understand how innovations in service delivery, and subsidized provision of prevention and treatment impact health - seeking behavior, health status, school performance, labor productivity, and socio - economic status. ... See More +

Brief 75728 SEP 20, 2010

Friedman, Jed

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

Development, modernization, and childbearing : the role of family sex composition (English)

Does the sex composition of existing children in a family affect fertility behavior? An unusually large data set, covering 64 countries and some 5 million births, is used to show that fertility behavior responds to the presence, or absence, of sons in many regions of the developing world. ... See More +

Journal Article 77629 NOV 01, 2009

Filmer, Deon; Schady, Norbert; Friedman, Jed

How many more infants are likely to die in Africa as a result of the global financial crisis ? (English)

The human consequences of the current global financial crisis for the developing world are presumed to be severe yet few studies have quantified such impact. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5023 AUG 01, 2009

Schady, Norbert; Friedman, Jed

Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries (English)

The social and economic consequences of poor mental health in the developing world are presumed to be significant, yet remain under researched. ... See More +

Journal Article 77611 FEB 01, 2009

Das, Jishnu; Quy-Toan Do; Friedman, Jed; McKenzie, David

Psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis : results from Indonesia, 1993-2000 (English)

The 1997 Indonesian financial crisis resulted in severe economic dislocation and political upheaval. Previous studies have established the detrimental consequences for economic welfare, physical health, and child education. ... See More +

Journal Article 77612 FEB 01, 2009

Friedman, Jed; Thomas, Duncan

The World Bank economic review 23 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: Decentralizing Eligibility for a Federal Antipoverty Program: a case study for China, by Martin Ravallion; mental health pattern and consequences: results from survey data in five developing countries, by Jishnu Das, Quy-Toan Do, Jed Friedman, and David McKenzie; psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis: results from Indonesia, 1993-2000, by Jed Friedman and Duncan Thomas; infrastructure and public utilities privatization in developing countries, by Emnanuelle Auriol and Pierre M. ... See More +

Publication 64745 JAN 01, 2009

Auriol, Emmanuelle; Holland, Márcio; Ravallion, Martin; Das, Jishnu; McKenzie, David; Budina, Nina; Oostendorp, Remco H.; Do, Quy-Toan; Picard, Pierre M.; Bacha, Edmar L.; Gonçalves, Fernando M.; van Wijnbergen, Sweder; Friedman, Jed; Thomas, Duncan

Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)

A family preference for sons over daughters may manifest itself in different ways, including higher mortality, worse health status, or lower educational attainment among girls. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4716 SEP 01, 2008

Schady, Norbert; Filmer, Deon; Friedman, Jed

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Strengthening Malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting : an evaluation of nested delivery models : Strengthening Malaria service delivery through supportive supervision and community mobilization in an endemic Indian setting : an evaluation of nested delivery models (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6901 Policy Research Working Paper
Does involvement of local NGOs enhance public service delivery ? cautionary evidence from a Malaria-prevention evaluation in India (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6931 Policy Research Working Paper
The challenge of measuring hunger (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6736 Policy Research Working Paper
Causal effect of health on labor market outcomes : evidence from a random assignment iron supplementation intervention (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81211 Brief
Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao People's Democratic Republic (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81367 Brief
What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? : What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 WPS6372 Policy Research Working Paper
Zambia - Reducing inefficiencies in the antimalarial supply chain (English)
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JUN 18, 2012 75737 Brief
Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR (English)
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NOV 25, 2011 79470 Journal Article
The impact of the food price crisis on consumption and caloric availability in Pakistan : evidence from repeated cross-sectional and panel data (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 66305 Working Paper
Impact evaluation of school feeding programs in Lao PDR (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5518 Policy Research Working Paper
Methods of household consumption measurement through surveys : experimental results from Tanzania (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5501 Policy Research Working Paper
The challenge of ensuring adequate stocks of essential drugs in rural health clinics (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 59367 Brief
Evidence for combating malaria (English)
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SEP 20, 2010 75728 Brief
The World Bank economic review 23 (3) (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 62999 Publication
Development, modernization, and childbearing : the role of family sex composition (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 77629 Journal Article
How many more infants are likely to die in Africa as a result of the global financial crisis ? (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2009 WPS5023 Policy Research Working Paper
Mental health patterns and consequences : results from survey data in five developing countries (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2009 77611 Journal Article
Psychological health before, during, and after an economic crisis : results from Indonesia, 1993-2000 (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2009 77612 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 23 (1) (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2009 64745 Publication
Development, modernization, and son preference in fertility decisions (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 WPS4716 Policy Research Working Paper