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The World Bank research observer 28 (2) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 113055 AUG 01, 2013

Ravallion,Martin; Gersovitz,Mark; Kriger,Norma Jean; Serve´n,Luis; Nguyen,ha; Ferreira,Francisco H. G.; Lugo,Maria Ana; Acharya,Arnab; Vellakkal,Sukumar; Taylor,Fiona; Masset,Edoardo; Satija,Ambika; Burke,Margaret; Ebrahim,Sha; E. Baez,Javier; Kronick,Dorothy; D. Mason,Andrew Disclosed

What is a civil war? : a critical review of its definition and (econometric) consequences (English)

The authors argue that the academic literature, both qualitative and quantitative, has mislabeled most episodes of large-scale violence in Africa as civil wars; these episodes better fit our concept of regional war complexes. ... See More +

Journal Article 112506 AUG 01, 2013

Gersovitz,Mark; Kriger,Norma Jean Disclosed

What is a civil war ? a critical review of its definition and (econometric) consequences (English)

The authors argue that the academic literature, both qualitative and quantitative, has mislabeled most episodes of large-scale violence in Africa as civil war; these episodes better fit their concept of regional war complexes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6397 APR 01, 2013

Gersovitz, Mark; Kriger, Norma Disclosed

HIV testing: principles and practice (English)

Testing is a potentially important intervention to slow the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic in Africa and elsewhere. Some countries in Africa have achieved high levels of testing but most have not. ... See More +

Journal Article 76968 FEB 01, 2011

Gersovitz, Mark Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 26 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: HIV testing : principles and practice, by Mark Gersovitz. Corporate governance and performance around the world : what we know and what we don't know, by Inessa Love. ... See More +

Publication 73278 FEB 01, 2011

Gersovitz, Mark; Ravallion, Martin; Graham, Carol; Honohan, Patrick; Yoder, Sean; Timilsina, Govinda R.; Dulal, Hari B. Disclosed

Egypt - A poverty reduction strategy for Egypt (English)

A critical objective of Egypt's long-run development plan (through 2022), is the "alleviation of poverty and attenuation of income disparities." ... See More +

Other Poverty Study 27954 SEP 25, 2004

Gersovitz, Mark; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Rama, Martin; Martin, Will; Khan, Mohsin S.; Sharma, Sunil; Hoeberle, Stefan; Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor] Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 18 (2) (English)

Infectious diseases, public policy, and the marriage of economics and epidemiology; by Mark Gersovitz and Jeffrey S. Hammer. Globalization and the labor market; by Martin Rama. ... See More +

Publication 30257 SEP 30, 2003

Devarajan, Shantayanan [editor]; Gersovitz, Mark; Hammer, Jeffrey S.; Rama, Martin; Martin, Will; Hoff, Karla; Khan, Mohsin S.; Sharma, Sunil; Hoeberle, Stefan

Infectious diseases, public policy, and the marriage of economics and epidemiology (English)

The assumption of rational choice helps in understanding how people respond to infectious diseases. People maximize their well- being by choosing levels of prevention and therapy subject to the constraints faced. ... See More +

Journal Article 76447 SEP 01, 2003

Gersovitz, Mark; Hammer, Jeffrey S. Disclosed

The economic control of infectious diseases (English)

Despite interesting work on infectious diseases by such economists as Peter Francis, Michael Kremer, and Tomas Philipson, the literature does not set out the general structure of externalities involved in the prevention, and care of such diseases. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2607 MAY 31, 2001

Gersovitz, Mark; Hammer,Jeffrey S.

Revenue erosion through exemption and evasion in poor countries (English)

The administration of tax statutes materially determines their economic effects. A survey of Cameroonian businesses, a country seemingly typical of its economic level, demonstrates widespread erosion of the tax bases paid by businesses through exemptions and evasion. ... See More +

Working Paper 15094 OCT 31, 1995

Gautheir, Bernard; Gersovitz, Mark

A report on the Egyptian tax system (English)

Egyptian government revenues depend importantly on two indirect taxes (on imports and on sales) and on two direct taxes (on business and personal). ... See More +

Departmental Working Paper 12782 OCT 31, 1993

Gersovitz, Mark; Gordon, Roger H.; Slemrod, Joel

Transportation policy and panterritorial pricing in Africa (English)

Many African countries interfere with the spatial pattern of agricultural prices and often mandate a spatially constant (panterritorial) price. ... See More +

Journal Article 14274 MAY 31, 1992

Gersovitz, Mark