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Hanan G. Jacoby

Lead Economist

HANAN JACOBY, is a lead economist in the rural development group with interests in rural household behavior, agrarian contracts, and human capital investment. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1989. Before joining the Bank in 1998, he taught at the University of Rochester. He also spent three years based in the World Bank Madagascar country office.

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Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural India (English)

This paper considers the welfare and distributional consequences of higher relative food prices in rural India through the lens of a specific-factors, general equilibrium, trade model applied at the district level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6412 APR 01, 2013

Jacoby, Hanan G.

Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal (English)

Do household consumption-smoothing strategies in poor countries entail significant long-run costs in terms of reduced human capital? This paper exploits the timing of monsoon rainfall shocks and the seasonal nature of agriculture to isolate income effects on early childhood anthropometric outcomes in rural Nepal and to provide evidence on the persistence of these effects into later childhood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6395 MAR 01, 2013

Tiwari, Sailesh; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Skoufias, Emmanuel

Weather and child health in rural Nigeria (English)

The effect of weather shocks on childrenapos;s anthropometrics is investigated using the two most recent rounds of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6214 OCT 01, 2012

Rabassa, Mariano; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Jacoby, Hanan G.

Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan (English)

Can communal heterogeneity explain persistent educational inequities in developing countries? The paper uses a novel data-set from rural Pakistan that explicitly recognizes the geographic structure of villages and the social makeup of constituent hamlets to show that demand for schooling is sensitive to the allocation of schools across ethnically fragmented communities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5710 JUN 01, 2011

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala

Distributional implications of climate change in India (English)

Global warming is expected to heavily impact agriculture, the dominant source of livelihood for the worldapos;s poor. Yet, little is known about the distributional implications of climate change at the sub-national level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5623 APR 01, 2011

Jacoby, Hanan; Rabassa, Mariano; Skoufias, Emmanuel

On measuring the benefits of lower transport costs (English)

Despite large amounts invested in rural roads in developing countries, little is known about their benefits. This paper derives an expression for the willingness-to-pay for a reduction in transport costs from the canonical agricultural household model and uses it to estimate the benefits of a hypothetical road project. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4484 JAN 01, 2008

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Minten, Bart

Is land titling in Sub-Saharan Africa cost-effective? : evidence from Madagascar (English)

Formalizing land rights has been promoted as a way to encourage agricultural investment and stimulate land markets, yet little is known about the benefits of such policies in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the preconditions for success are less favorable. ... See More +

Journal Article 77551 SEP 01, 2007

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Minten, Bart

Incentives, supervision, and sharecropper productivity (English)

Although sharecropping has long fascinated economists, the determinants of this contractual form are still poorly understood and the debate over the extent of moral hazard is far from settled. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4125 FEB 01, 2007

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala

Watta satta : bride exchange and womenapos;s welfare in rural Pakistan (English)

In a setting where husbands wield considerable coercive power, forms of marriage should adapt to protect the interests of women and their families. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4126 FEB 01, 2007

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala

The World Bank economic review 21 (3) (English)

This issue includes the following: macroeconomic volatility and welfare in developing countries: an introduction, by Norman V. Loayza, Romain Ranciere, Luis Servin, and Jaume Ventura. ... See More +

Publication 51344 JAN 01, 2007

Loayza, Norman V.; Ranciere, Romain; Servin, Luis; Ventura, Jaume; Raddatz, Claudio; Levchenko, Andrei A.; Mauro, Paolo; Galindo, Arturo Jose; Micco, Alegandro;; Kharroubi, Enisse; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Minten, Bart; Bandiera, Oriana; Campos, Nauro; Jolliffe, Dean;

Incomplete contracts and investment : a study of land tenancy in Pakistan (English)

When contracts are incomplete, relationship-specific investments may be underprovided due to the threat of opportunistic expropriation or holdup. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3826 FEB 01, 2006

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Mansuri, Ghazala

Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china : A competing risks approach : Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china: A competing risks approach (English)

We use a competing risk model to analyze environmental determinants of child mortality using the 1992 China National Health Survey, which collects information on cause of death. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3241 MAR 01, 2004

Jacoby, Hanan; Wang, Limin

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

Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand : Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand (English)

This article assesses the impact of the East Asian financial crisis on farm households in two of the regionapos;s most affected countries, Indonesia and Thailand, using detailed household-level survey data collected before and after the crisis began. ... See More +

Working Paper 28212 FEB 01, 2002

Bresciani, Fabrizio; Feder, Gershon; Gilligan, Daniel O; Jacoby, Hanan; Onchan, Tongroj; Quizon, Jaime

Weathering the storm : the impact of the East Asian crisis on farm households in Indonesia and Thailand (English)

This article assesses the impact of the East Asian financial crisis on farm households in two of the regionapos;s most affected countries, Indonesia and Thailand, using detailed household level survey data collected before and after the crisis began. ... See More +

Journal Article 76667 JAN 01, 2002

Bresciani, Fabrizio; Feder, Gershon; Gilligan, Daniel O.; Jacoby, Hanan G.; Onchan, Tongroj; Quizon, Jaime

Monopoly power and distribution in fragmented markets : the case of groundwater (English)

Using data from Pakistanapos;s Punjab, the authors examine monopoly power in the market for groundwater - irrigation water extracted using private tubewells - a market characterized by barriers to entry and spatial fragmentation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2628 JUN 30, 2001

Jacoby, Hanan G.; Murgai, Rinku; Rehman, Saeed Ur

The effects of the Indonesian economic crisis on agricultural households: evidence from the national farmers household panel survey (PATANAS) (English)

This report examines the effects of the 1997 Indonesian economic crisis on the socioeconomic status of rural households, and of agricultural households in particular, using the National Farmers Household Panel Survey (PATANAS). ... See More +

Working Paper 34487 JUL 31, 2000

Gilligan, Daniel O.; Jacoby, Hanan; Quizon, Jaime

Access to markets and the benefits of rural roads (English)

Transport infrastructure plays a central role in rural development, yet little is known about the size - or, especially, the distribution - of benefits from road investments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2028 DEC 31, 1998

Jacoby, Hanan G.

The World Bank economic review 9(2) (English)

Does participation improve performance? Establishing causality with subjective data. Winners and losers in transition: returns to education, experience, and gender in Slovenia. ... See More +

Publication 14870 MAY 31, 1995

Isham, Jonathan; Narayan, Deepa; Pritchett, Lant; Orazem, Peter F.; Vodopivec, Milan; Glewwe Paul; Grosh, Margaret; Jacoby, Hanan; Lockheed, Marlaine; Persson, Annika; Munasinghe, Mohan; Feltenstein, Andrew; Jiming Ha; Ghosh, Atish R.; Ostry, Jonathan D.; Anyadike-Danes, M. K.

Delayed primary school enrollment and childhood malnutrition in Ghana : an economic analysis (English)

Education is one of the cornerstones of economic development. Similarly, improving child health is a critical objective of development. Yet there are relatively few studies which examine the interaction between education and health. ... See More +

Publication LSM98 DEC 31, 1993

Glewwe, Paul; Jacoby, Hanan

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Food prices, wages, and welfare in rural India (English)
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APR 01, 2013 WPS6412 Policy Research Working Paper
Monsoon babies : rainfall shocks and child nutrition in Nepal (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 WPS6395 Policy Research Working Paper
Weather and child health in rural Nigeria (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6214 Policy Research Working Paper
Crossing boundaries : gender, caste and schooling in rural Pakistan (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5710 Policy Research Working Paper
Distributional implications of climate change in India (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5623 Policy Research Working Paper
On measuring the benefits of lower transport costs (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 WPS4484 Policy Research Working Paper
Is land titling in Sub-Saharan Africa cost-effective? : evidence from Madagascar (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 77551 Journal Article
Incentives, supervision, and sharecropper productivity (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 WPS4125 Policy Research Working Paper
Watta satta : bride exchange and womenapos;s welfare in rural Pakistan (English)
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FEB 01, 2007 WPS4126 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 21 (3) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 51344 Publication
Incomplete contracts and investment : a study of land tenancy in Pakistan (English)
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FEB 01, 2006 WPS3826 Policy Research Working Paper
Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china : A competing risks approach : Environmental determinants of child mortality in rural china: A competing risks approach (English)
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MAR 01, 2004 WPS3241 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank research observer 17 (1) (English)
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MAR 31, 2002 24774 Publication
Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand : Weathering the storm: the impact of the east asian crisis on farm households in Iindonesia and Thailand (English)
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FEB 01, 2002 28212 Working Paper
Weathering the storm : the impact of the East Asian crisis on farm households in Indonesia and Thailand (English)
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JAN 01, 2002 76667 Journal Article
Monopoly power and distribution in fragmented markets : the case of groundwater (English)
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JUN 30, 2001 WPS2628 Policy Research Working Paper
The effects of the Indonesian economic crisis on agricultural households: evidence from the national farmers household panel survey (PATANAS) (English)
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JUL 31, 2000 34487 Working Paper
Access to markets and the benefits of rural roads (English)
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DEC 31, 1998 WPS2028 Policy Research Working Paper
The World Bank economic review 9(2) (English)
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MAY 31, 1995 14870 Publication
Delayed primary school enrollment and childhood malnutrition in Ghana : an economic analysis (English)
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DEC 31, 1993 LSM98 Publication