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Ravi Kanbur

Recent Writings and Presentations

Here is a selection of recent papers, notes and presentations, both general and technical. Papers containing mathematical/technical material for specialist audiences are marked with a "T". The listing is by date of first posting. When revised versions of the posted papers have been published, this is indicated. The full list of my writings is available from my Vitae. To receive hard copies of items not available in downloadable form, send an email to my assistant Susan Snyder (sms237@cornell.edu).

Ravi Kanbur, "Intra-Household Inequality and Overall Inequality", May, 2016

Ravi Kanbur, "Economics and Economic Policy", April, 2016.

Ravi Kanbur, "Capability, Opportunity, Outcome--And Equality", March, 2016.

Ravi Kanbur, "Of Consequentialism, Its Critics, and The Critics of Its Critics", February, 2016.

Restarting the Global Economy, Bellagio White Paper, by Nobel Laureate Michael Spence, Former World Bank Vice President Danny Leipziger, Director of McKinsey Global Institute James Manyika, and Cornell Professor of World Affairs Ravi Kanbur, October, 2015.

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix, "Minimum Wages in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Primer", July, 2015.

Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttila, Matti Tuomala and Tuuli Ylinen, "Optimal Taxation and Public Provision for Poverty Reduction", July, 2015.

Ravi Kanbur and Joseph Stiglitz, "Dynastic Inequality, Mobility and Equality of Opportunity", March, 2015.

Ravi Kanbur, "The End of Laissez-Faire, the End of History, and the Structure of Scientific Revolutions", March, 2015

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China, Oxford University Press, 2014

The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa, Oxford University Press, 2014

International Development: Ideas, Experience and Prospects, Oxford University Press, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur, "Statistics for Colonial Rule, for the Independence Struggle and for Inclusive Governance: The Indian Experience", presentation at conference to mark the 100th Anniversary of Official Statistics in Egypt, Cairo, December 8, 2014

Ravi Kanbur, "Keynes, Pigou, Wicksell, Kahneman--And Fiscal Affairs", presentation at the International Monetary Fund, December 5, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur, "Education for Climate Justice", Paper prepared for the Climate Justice Dialogue.

Ravi Kanbur, "Social Protection, Vulnerability and Poverty", Draft Chapter for IFPRI's Golbal Food Policy Report, November, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur and Adam Wagstaff," How Useful is Inequality of Opportunity as a Policy Cosntruct?", August, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur, "Informality: Causes, Consequences and Policy Responses", paper prepared for the Reserve Bank of India, August, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur, "Is Inequality of Opportunity a Useful Policy Construct?", presentation at International Economics Association-World Bank Conference on Shared Propserity and Growth, Dead Sea, Jordan, June, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur, "Middle Income Countries and All That", Keynote Address, Center for Global Development Advisory Group, Washington, DC. May, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur and Michael Keen, "Thresholds, Informality and Partitions of Tax Compliance", February, 2014.

Ravi Kanbur, "Resetting IDA's Graduation Policy", January, 2014.

Urmila Chatterjee and Ravi Kanbur, "Regulation And Non-Compliance: Magnitudes and Patterns for India's Factories Act", December, 2013.

Haroon Bhorat, Alan Hirsch, Ravi Kanbur and Mthuli Ncube "Economic Policy in South Africa: Past Present and Future", December, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Mindsets, Trends and the Informal Economy", December, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala, "Groupings and the Gains from Tagging", December, 2013.

Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei and Xiaobo Zhang, "The Economics of China: Successes and Challenges", November, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Globalization and Inequality", September, 2013.

"Is the Nordic Experience Relevant for Social Policy in Low Income Countries? Yes and No", Response to Maarti Ahtisaari, Nobel Peace Laureate and Fomer President of Finland, Helsinki, September, 2013.

"Can a Country Be a Donor and Recipient of Aid?", Presentation, Keynote Addresses to ECINEQ, July, and IIPF, August, 2013.

Ejaz Ghani, Ravi Kanbur and Stephen D. O'Connell, "Urbanization And Agglomeration Benefits:Gender Differentiated Impacts on Enterprise Creation in India's Informal Sector", June, 2013.

"Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality" Presentation at University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and Macquarie University, June, 2013.

"Evolution of Development Strategy as Balancing Government and Market Failure", Presentation at National Universty of Singapore, June 6, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Rising Inequality: Global Experiences and Policy Lessons", Presentation, Singapore Economic Review Distinguished Public Lecture, June 3, 2013.

Ariel Fiszbein, Ravi Kanbur and Ruslan Yemtsov, "Social Protection, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda", Paper, May, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "India, The World Bank, and The International Development Architecture", Presentation at Center for Global Development, May, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Allocating Scarce Resources for Poverty Reduction: Rural Versus Urban", Presentation, May, 2013.

Thomas O'Brien and Ravi Kanbur, "The Operational Dimensions of Results Based Financing", Paper, May, 2013.

Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, and Rohinton Medhora, "The State of Development Thought", Paper, March, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Core of the Economic Method and Some Implications", Presentation,Lecture at the World Bank, February, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Informality: Mindsets, Trends and Tensions", Presentation to the Economic Development Department, Presidency, Republic of South Africa, February, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, Lucas Ronconi and Leigh Wedenoja, "Labor Law Violations in Chile",Paper, February, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Economic Inequality and Economic Development: Lessons and Implications of Global Experiences for the Arab World", Paper, January, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur and Juzhong Zhuang, "Urbanization and Inequality in Asia", Paper, January, 2013. Revised version published in Asain Development Review, 2013.

Markus Jantti, Ravi Kanbur, Milla Nyyssola and Jukka Pirttila, "Poverty and Welfare Measurment on the Basis of Prospect Theory", Paper, December, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur,"Exposure and Dialogue Programs in the Training of Development Analysts and Practitioners", Paper, December, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Can A Country Be A Donor And A Recipient of Aid?" Paper written for the Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, December, 2012.

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Natasha Mayet, "The Impact of Sectoral Minimum Wage Laws on Employment, Wages and Hours of Work in South Africa", November, 2012. Revised version published in IZA Journal of Labor and Development, 2013.

Ravi Kanbur, "Social Protection: Consensus and Challenges", Paper for a Festschrift in Honor of Richard Jolly, September, 2012.

Ejaz Ghani and Ravi Kanbur, "Urbanization and (In)Formalization", Paper, August, 2012

Namrata Bali, Martha Chen and Ravi Kanbur, "The Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Exposure and Dialogue Programme: An Overview of the Process and Main Outcomes", July, 2012, published in N. Bali, M, Chen and R. Kanbur (Eds.) Bridging Perspectives , SEWA Academy, 2012.

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Stanwix, "Estimating the Impact of Minimum Wages on Employment, Wages and Non-Wage Benefits: The Case of Agriculture in South Africa", Paper, July, 2012.

Shantayanan Devarajan and Ravi Kanbur, "The Evolution of Development Strategy as Balancing Matket and Government Failure", Paper, July, 2012.

Juzhong Zhuang and Ravi Kanbur, "Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia", Theme Chapter of Asian Development Bank's Asian Development Outlook 2012, April, 2012.

Antonio Bento, Ravi Kanbur and Benjamin Leard, "Super-Additionality: A Neglected Force in Markets for Carbon Offsets", Paper, April, 2012.

Thomas O'Brien, Ariel Fiszbein, Alan Gelb, Ravi Kanbur and John Newman, "Results Based Development Assistance: Perspectives from the South Asia Region of the World Bank", Paper, January, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "A Simple Framework for Understanding Policy Differences on Informality", Blog entry prepared for the World Bank’s Jobs and Knowledge Platform, January, 2012.

Anushree Sinha and Ravi Kanbur, "Informality: Concepts, Facts and Models", Introduction to a Special Issue of Margin, January, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Getting Ready for the Next Crisis", Presentation, Keynote Address to World Bank Vice Presidents' Round Table, December, 2011.

Ravi Kanbur,"Equality of Opportunity: Circumstance, Effort and Luck", Presentation at Conference in Honor of Sir Richard Jolly, November, 2011.

Ravi Kanbur, "Aid to the Poor in Middle Income Countries and the Future of IDA", October, 2011. Revised version published in Journal of international Commerce, Economics and Policy, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Does Kuznets Still Matter?" paper written for a Festschrift in honor of Montek Ahluwalia, September, 2011, revised version published in S. Kochhar (ed.) Policy Making for Indian Planning,pp 115-128 Academic Foundation Press, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Aid to Middle Income Countries?" Opening Plenary Presentation, EADI/DSA Annual Conference, University of York, U.K., 20 September, 2011.

Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur, "Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality", Paper, July, 2011.

Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Ravi Kanbur, "Creating Place for the Displaced: Migration and Urbanization in Asia", June, 2011. Revised version published in J. Beall, B. Guha-Khasnobis and R. Kanbur (Eds.) Urbanization and Development in Asia, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Social Protection: Consensus and Challenges", Presentation, Keynote Address to the South-South Learning Forum, Addis Ababa, May, 2011.

Armando Barrientos, Gordana Matkovic and Ravi Kanbur,"IEG Evaluation of World Bank Support to Social Safety Nets, 2000-2010: Statement of Advisory Panel", May 2011.

Ravi Kanbur, "Transition from IBRD-IDA Blend to IBRD-only: Issues for Vietnam", Presentation to the World Bank Vietnam Office, Hanoi, May, 2011.

S. Mahendra Dev, Ravi Kanbur, S. Galab and G. Alivelu, "Organization, Poverty and Women: Andhra Pradesh in Global Perspective", April, 2011. Revised version published in S. Mahendra Dev et. al. (Eds.), Organising Poor Women: The Andhra Pradesh Experience, Academic Foundation Press, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Informality: WIEGO vs The Economist", Plenary presentation to WIEGO COnference on Research Directions, Cape Town, March 2011.

Ravi Kanbur, "India, IDA, IBRD", Presentation to Ministry of Finance, New Delhi, March, 2011.

Ravi Kanbur, "Structural Inequalities and the New Growth Path: A Response to Jeremy Cronin, Deputy Minister of Transport, Republic of South Africa", March, 2011

Ravi Kanbur and Andy Sumner,"Poor Countries or Poor People? Development Assistance and The New Geography of Global Poverty", February, 2011, Revised version published in Journal of International Development, 2012.

Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall and Ravi Kanbur. "Latin American Urban Development Into the 21st Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City", January, 2011. Revisd version published in D. Rodgers, J. Beall and R. Kanbur (Eds.), Latin American Urban Development Into the 21st Century, Macmillan, 2012.

Ernest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur and Louis Kasekende, "The Economics of Africa", November,2010, revised version published in Ernest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur and Louis Kasekende (eds.) The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa, pp 1-23, Oxford University Press, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Avoiding informality Traps", November 2010. Revised version published in E. Ghani (eds.) Reshaping Tomorrow: Is South Asia ready for the Big Leap? pp 260-278, Oxford University Press, 2011.

Ravi Kanbur, "Happiness and Policy: Comments on Wolfers and Deaton", Presenatation, October, 2010.

Haroon Bhorat, Ravi Kanbur Natasha Mayet, "Minimum Wage Violation in South Africa", September, 2010. Revised version published in International Labour Review, 2012.

Ravi Kanbur, "Some Notes on the Conceptual Foundations of the MDG Process", September, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Role of the World Bank in Middle Income Countries", Paper, September 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "Conceptualising Social Security and Income Redistribution", Keynote Address, International Social Security Association, Luxembourg, September, 2010, revised version published in Bulletin Luxembourgeois des Questions Sociales, Volume 27, pp. 31-41, 2010.0.

Ravi Kanbur, "Regional Disparities and Indian Development", June, 2010. Contributon to VoxIndia

Ravi Kanbur, "My Cambridge, My Economics", May 2010, Note for Alumni Newsletter.

Ravi Kanbur,"Stress Testing for the Poverty Impacts of the Next Crisis", June, 2010, revised version published in in Ambar Narayan and Carolina Sánchez-Páramo (eds.).  Knowing, When You Do Not Know, The World Bank, pp. 50-55, 2012..

Ravi Kanbur, "Protecting the Poor Against the Next Crisis", Paper, Distinguished Lecture Series, Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies, Cairo, April, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "Poverty Professionals and Poverty", Contribution to a Festschrift for Robert Chambers, March 2010. Revised version published in A. Cornwall and I. Scoones (Ed.) Revolutionizing Development. Earthscan, pp 211-216, 2011.

Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala, "Relativity, Inequality and Optimal Nonlinear Income Taxation", February, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala, "Charitable Conservatism, Poverty Radicalism and Good Old Fashioned Inequality Aversion", February 2010. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Inequality Vol 9 No 3, pp 417-431, 2010.

Ganesh Rauniyar and Ravi Kanbur, "Inclusive Development: Two Papers on Conceptualization, Application and the ADB Perspective", January, 2010. Revised version published in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol 15, No 4, pp 437-469, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur," Poverty, Disconnected", Finance and Development, Vol 46, No. 4, pp 32-34, December, 2009.

Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang, "China's Regional Disparities: Experience and Policy", December, 2009. Revised version published in Review of Development Finance, Vo 1 No 1, pp47-56, 2011.

Ravi Kanbur, Prem Kumar Rajaram and Ashutosh Varshney, "Ethnic Diversity and Ethnic Strife: An Interdisciplinary Perspective", October, 2009. Revised version published in World Development, Vol 39 No 2, pp 47-56, 2011.

Nancy Chau, Hideaki Goto and Ravi Kanbur, "Middlemen, Non-Profits and Poverty", September, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur and A. Michael Spence, "Equity Within and Between Nations", July, 2009. Revised version published in Ravi Kanbur and Michael Spence (Eds.) Equity and Growth in a Globalizing World Commission for Growth and Development.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Crisis, Economic Development Thinking, and Protecting the Poor", Presentation to the World Bank's Executive Board, July, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur, "Amartya Sen: A Personal Appreciation", Comments made at a dinner in honor of Amartya Sen at the University of Oxford, July, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur, "What Determines Poverty Reduction?", July, 2009. Foreword to What Works for the Poorest? Edited by David Hulme, David Lawson, Imran Matin and Karen Moore, Forthcoming.

Namrata Bali, Kaushik Basu, Suman Bery, Haroon Bhorat, Francoise Carre, Martha Chen, Gary Fields, Ravi Kanbur, Santiago Levy, Francie Lund, Jeemol Unni and Imraan Valodia, "Informal Sector and Social Policy: Personal and Technical Reflections after the Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO Exposure and Dialogue Program in Oaxaca, Mexico", June, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur, "Systemic Crises and the Social Protection System: Three Proposals for World Bank Action", April, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur, "Macro Crises and Targeting Transfers to the Poor", April, 2009. Paper prepared for the Growth Commission. Revised version published in Journal of Globalization and Development, 2010.

Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur, "A Theory of Employment Guarantees: Contestability, Credibility and Distributional Concerns", Revised version published in Journal of Public Economics,2009.

Gill Hammond, Ravi Kanbur and Eswar Prasad,"Monetary Policy Challenges for Emerging Market Economies", February, 2009. Revisde version published in Gill Hammond, Ravi Kanbur and Eswar Prasad (Editors), Monetary Policy Frameworks for Emerging Markets, Edward Elgar, 2009.

Arnab Basu, Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur, "Turning a Blind Eye: Costly Enforcement, Credible Commitment, and Minimum Wage Laws", February, 2009. Revised version published in Economic Journal, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "Conceptualizing Informality: Regulation and Enforcement", February, 2009 V.V. Giri Memorial Lecture. Revised version published in Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur, "Intergenerationalities: Some Educational Questions on Quality, Quantity and Opportunity", Paper prepared for UNDP, November, 2008. Revised version published in Humanum: Revisat Latino Americana De Desarollo Humane, No 1, July 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "A Typical Scene: Five Exposures to Poverty", November, 2008.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Global Backdrop to South Africa's Anti-Poverty Strategy: Comments on the Occasion of the Launch of Public Consultations by the Deputy President of South Africa", October, 2008.

Francois Bourguignon et. al., "Millennium Development Goals at Midpoint: Where Do We Stand and Where Do We Need to Go?", Septmber, 2008. Revised version published in Ravi Kanbur and A. Michael Spence (Eds.) Equity and Growth in a Globalizing World, Commission for Growth and Development, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "Three Challenges for Ghana's Economy", September, 2008.

Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Ravi Kanbur, "Beyond the Tipping Point: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Urbanization and Development", August, 2008. Revised version published in Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Ravi Kanbur (Editors), Urbanization and Development: A Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Co-Evolution of the Washington Consensus and the Economic Development Discourse", August, 2008. Revised version published in Macalester International, Volume 24, Summer 2009.

Paul Shaffer, Ravi Kanbur, Nguyen Thu Hang and Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, "Introduction to Q-Squared in Policy: the Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Poverty Analysis in Decision-Making", August, 2008.Revised versio published in International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 2008.

Namrata Bali, Kaushik Basu, Haroon Bhorat, Francoise Carre, Martha Chen, Gary Fields, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur, Francie Lund, Jeemol Unni, Imraan Valodia, "Cornell-SEWA-WIEGO 2008 Dialogue: Compendium of Personal and Technical Notes", August, 2008.

Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang, "Regional Inequality in China: An Overview", August, 2008. Revised version published in Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang, Regional Inequality in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Responses, Routledge, 2009.

Derek Headey, Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang, "China's Growth Strategies", July, 2008. Revised version published in Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang (Editors), Governing Rapid Growth in China: Equity and Institutions, Routeldge, 2009.

Ravi Kanbur, "Poverty and Distribution: Twenty Years Ago And Now", July, 2008. Golden Jubilee Lecture. Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.

Ravi Kanbur, "Why Might History Matter for Development Policy?" July, 2008. Revised version published in C.A. Bayly et. al. (Eds.) History, Historians and Development Policy, pp 117-121, Mancheter University Press, 2011.

Francoise Carre, Nancy Chau, Donna Doane, Martha Chen, Gary Fields, Ravi Kanbur, Francie Lund, Nompumelelo Nzimande, Caroline Skinne, Jeemol Unni, Imraan Valodia (Editor), "The Informal Economy in South Africa: Issues, Debates and Policies". February, 2008.

Tony Addison, David Hulme and Ravi Kanbur, "Poverty Dynamics: Measurement and Understanding from an Interdisciplinary Perspective", December, 2007. Revised version published in Tony Addison, david Hulme and Ravi Kanbur (Editors), Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Oxford UNiversity Press.

Gary Fields, Baran Han and Ravi Kanbur, "Poverty Effects of the Minimum Wage: The Role of Household Employment Composition", November, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur, "Globalization, Growth and Distribution: Framing the Questions", September, 2007. Forthcoming in Ravi Kanbur and A. Michael Spence (Eds.) Equity and Growth in a Globalizing World, Forthcoming 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "Conceptualizing Economic Marginalization", April 2007.

Ravi Kanbur, "Attacking Poverty: What is the Value of a Human Rights Approach?", April 2007. Revised version published in R. Minnerath, O.F. Carulli, V. Possenti (eds.), Catholic Social Doctrine and Human Rights. 2010.

Ravi Kanbur, "Development Disagreements and Water Privatization: Bridging the Divide", March, 2007. Revised version published in Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp 1-20, 2011.

Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur, "Should Egalitarians Expropriate Philanthropists?", March, 2007. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Inequality, Vol 9 No 1, pp 1-22, 2011.

Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur, "Community and Class Antagonism", February, 2007. Published in Journal of Public Economics, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur, "Three Conundrums in Measuring Poverty with a Changing Population", November 2006.

Ravi Kanbur and Diganta Mukherjee, "Poverty, Relative to the Ability to Eradicate It: An Index of Poverty Reduction Failure", November 2006. Economics Letters, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur and Diganta Mukherjee, "Premature Mortality and Poverty Measurement", October 2006. Published in Bulletin of Economic Research, 2007

Martha Chen, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur and Carol Richards, "Membership Based Organizations of the Poor: Concepts, Experience and Policy", July 2006. Revised version published in Martha Chen, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur and Carol Richards, Membership Based Organizations of the Poor, Routledge, 2007.

Gopal Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur and Vijayendra Rao (Editors), "Governance and Development in Karnataka", July 2006. Volume Published by Academic Foundation Press, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur, "W. Arthur Lewis: A Life in Development Economics", A Review of W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics by Robert L. Tignor, July, 2006. Published in EConomic Development and Cultural Change, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur, "Three Observations on the Challenges of Growth and Poverty Reduction in Asia", March, 2006.

Arnab Basu, Ravi Kanbur and Nancy Chau, "The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act of India, 2005", January, 2006. Revised version published in Kaushik Basu (Ed.) Oxford Companion to Economics in India. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur, "What's Social Policy Got to Do with Economic Growth?", January, 2006. Revised version published in Indian Journal of Human Development, 2007.

Ernest Aryeetey and Ravi Kanbur, "Ghana's Economy at Half Century: An Overview of Stability, Growth and Poverty", November, 2005. Revised version published in Ernest Aryeetey and Ravi Kanbur, Eds.) The Economy of Ghana: Analytical Perspectives on Stability, Growth and Poverty. James Currey, 2008.

Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur and Elinor Ostrom, "Beyond Formality and Informality", October, 2005. Revised version published in Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur and Elinor Ostrom (eds.) Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies, Oxford University Press, 2006.

Abhijit Banerjee, Pranab Bardhan, Kaushik Basu, Ravi Kanbur and Dilip Mookherjee, "New Directions in Development Economics: Theory or Empirics?" September 2005. Revised Version published in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XL, No. 40, pp 4328-4346.

Haroon Bhorat and Ravi Kanbur, "Poverty and Well-being in Post Apartheid South Africa: An Overview of Data, Outcomes and Policy", September, 2005. Revised version published in Haroon Bhorat and Ravi kanbur (eds.) Poverty and Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur and Paul Shaffer, "Epistemology, Normative Theory and Poverty Analysis: Implications for Q-Squared in Practice", September, 2005. Revisde version published in World Development, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables, "Spatial Inequality and Development: Overview of UNU-WIDER Project", September, 2005. Revised version published in David Held and Ayse Kaya (Eds.) Global Inequality. Polity Press, 2007.

Shantayanan Devarajan and Ravi Kanbur, "A Framework for Scaling Up Poverty Reduction, With Illustrations from South Asia", August, 2005. Revised version published in D. Narayan and E. Glinskaya (eds.), Ending Poverty in South Asia: Ideas That Work, World Bank, Washington, DC, 2007.

Martha Chen, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur, Nidhi Mirani, Karl Osner and Carol Richards (Editors) , "Membership Based Organizing of Poor Women: Reflections After an Exposure and Dialogue Program with SEWA in Gujarat, India, January 2005", August, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Development of Development Thinking", July, 2005. Revised version published in Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2005.

Gary Fields and Ravi Kanbur, "Minimum Wages and Poverty", May, 2005. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Inequality, 2007.

Ravi Kanbur, "Reforming the Formula: A Modest Proposal for Introducing Development Outcomes in IDA Allocation Procedures", January, 2005. Revised version published in Revue d'Economie du Developpement, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "Pareto's Revenge", January, 2005. Revised version published in Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables, "Spatial Inequality and Development: Editorial Introduction to a Special Issue of Journal of Economic Geography", October, 2004. Revised version published in Economic Geography, January 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttila and Matti Tuomala, "Non-Welfarist Optimal Taxation and Behavioral Public Economics", August, 2004. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Surveys, 2006.

David Grusky and Ravi Kanbur, "Conceptual Ferment in Poverty and Inequality Measurement: The View from Economics and Sociology", August, 2004. Revised version published in David Grusky and Ravi Kanbur (eds.) Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University Press, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur and Annelise Riles, "And Never the Twain Shall Meet? An Exchange on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Anthropology and Economics in Analyzing the Commons", August, 2004. Revised version published in P. Bardhan and I. Ray (eds.) The Contested Commons: Conversations Between Economists and Anthropologists, Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Ravi Kanbur, Anthony J. Venables and Guanghua Wan, "Spatial Inequality and Development in Asia: Editorial Introduction to a Special Issue of Review of Development Economics", July, 2004. Revised version published in Review of Development Economics, February 2005.

Martha Chen, Renana Jhabvala, Ravi Kanbur, Nidhi Mirani and Karl Osner (Editors), "Reality and Analysis: Personal and Technical Reflections on the Working Lives of Six Women", April, 2004.

Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttila and Matti Tuomala, "Moral Hazard, Income Taxation, and Prospect Theory", March 2004. Revised version published in Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2008.

Ravi Kanbur and Michael Keen, "Public Finance and Development: Editorial Introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of Public Economics", March 2004. Pubished in Journal of Public Economics, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "Growth, Inequality and Poverty: Some Hard Questions", January, 2004. Revised version published in Journal of International Affairs, Spring 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM): An Assessment of Concept and Design", January, 2004. Revised Version published in Politikon, November 2004.

Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala, "Understanding the Evolution of Inequality During Transition: The Optimal Income Taxation Framework", December, 2003. Revised version published in Ashoka Mody and Ctherine Pattillo (eds.) Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction, Routledge, 2006.

Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur, "Community and Anti-Poverty Targeting", November, 2003. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Inequality, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Economics of International Aid", November, 2003. Revised version published in Serge-Christophe Kolm and Jean Mercier Ythier (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity, Elsevier, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables,"Spatial Inequality and Development", October, 2003. Revised version published as Introduction to Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables (eds.), Spatial Inequality and Development, Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "Behavioral Development Economics", October, 2003.

Ravi Kanbur and Hillel Rapoport, "Migration Selectivity and the Evolution of Spatial Inequality", September, 2003. Revised Version published in Economic Geography, January 2005.

Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur, "On Footlose Industries, Asymmetric Information and Wage Bargaining", September, 2003.

Xiaobo Zhang and Ravi Kanbur, "Spatial Inequality in Education and Health Care in China", September, 2003. Revised version published in China Economic Review, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables, "Spatial Dimensions of Development and Inequality in Africa: Editorial Introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of African Economies," September 2003. Revised version published in Journal of African Economies, 2003.

Ravi Kanbur, "NEPAD Commentary: The First Wave", August 2003.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Policy Significance of Inequality Decompositions", August, 2003. Revised version published in Journal of Economic Inequality, 2006.

Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur, "Bridging Communal Divides: Separation, Patronage, Integration", July 2003. Revised version published in C. Barrett (editor), The Social Economics of Poverty, Routledge, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "Conceptualizing RFI's versus GFI's", Paper presented to the IADB/ADB conference on Regional Public Goods and Regional Development Assistance, December 2002. Revised version published in Antoni Estevadeordal, Brain Frantz and Tam Robert Nguyen (eds.) Regional Public Goods: from Theory to Practice, Inter-American Development Bank, 2004.

Renana Jhabvala and Ravi Kanbur, "Globalization and Economic Reform as Seen from Below", December 2002. Revised version published in K. Basu (ed) India's Emerging Economy: Performance and Prospects in the 1990s and Beyond. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Richard Arnott, Bruce Greenwald, Ravi Kanbur and Barry Nalebuff, "Joseph Stiglitz and Economics for An Imperfect World", October 2002. Revised version published as Introduction to Richard Arnott, Bruce Greenwald, Ravi Kanbur and Barry Nalebuff (editors), Economics for An Imperfect World: Essays in Honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz. MIT Press, 2003.

Michael Cernea and Ravi Kanbur, "An Exchange on the Compensation Principle in Resettlement", October, 2002. Includes Ravi Kanbur, "Development Economics and the Compensation Principle", June 2002, revised Version published in International Social Science Journal, 2003.

Ravi Kanbur and Simon Clark, "Stable Partnerships, Matching and Local Public Goods", October, 2002. Revised version published in European Economic Review, 2004.

Ravi Kanbur and Simon Clark, "Samuelson Machines and the Optimal Public-Private Mix", October, 2002. Revised version published in Economics Bulletin, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur, "IFI's and IPG's: Operational Implications for the World Bank", Paper prepared for a G24 Techncial Group Meeting, June 2002. Revised version Published in Ariel Buira (editor), Challenges to the World Bank and IMF: Developing Country Perspectives. Anthem Press, 2003.

Satya Chakravarty, Ravi Kanbur and Diganta Mukherjee, "Population Growth and Poverty Measurement", June, 2002. Revised version published in Social Choice and Welfare, 2006.

Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur, "How Workers Get Poor Because Capitalists Get Rich: A General Equilibrium Model of labor Supply, Community and the Class Distribution of Income", June, 2002. Revised version published in Arthaniti, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur, "Education, Empowerment and Gender Inequalities", June 2002, published in N. Stern and B. Pleskovic (eds), The New Reform Agenda, Oxford University Press for the The World Bank, 2003.

Suman Ghosh and Ravi Kanbur, "Male Wages and Female Welfare: Private Markets, Public Goods, and Intrahousehold Inequality", May, 2002. Revised version published in Oxford Economic Papers, 2008.

Ravi Kanbur, "Conceptual Challenges in Poverty and Inequality: One Development Economist's Perspective", April 2002.

Ravi Kanbur and David Pottebaum, "A Note on Public Goods Dependency", January, 2002. Revised Version Published in Economics Letters, 2002.

Ravi Kanbur, "Growth and Trade: The Last Redoubt?", December, 2001.

Ravi Kanbur, "The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD): An Initial Commentary", December 2001. Revised version published in Politikon, 2002.

Xiaobo Zhang and Ravi Kanbur, "What Difference Do Polarisation Measures Make? An Application to China", revised version published in Journal of Development Studies, 2001.

Ravi Kanbur, "Economics, Social Science and Development", September, 2001, revised version published in World Development, 2002.

Indraneel Dasgupta and Ravi Kanbur, "Class, Community, Inequality", December, 2001.

David Pottebaum and Ravi Kanbur, "Civil War, Public Goods and the Social Wealth of Nations", November, 2001. Revised version published in Oxford Development Studies, December 2004.

Ravi Kanbur, "On Obnoxious Markets", July 2001. Revised version published in Stephen Cullenberg and Prasanta Pattanaik (editors), Globalization, Culture and the Limits of the Market: Essays in Economics and Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Ravi Kanbur and Matti Tuomala, "Incentives, Inequality and the Allocation of Aid When Conditionality Doesn't Work: An Optimal Nonlinear Taxation Approach", July 2001. Revised version published in A;ain de Janvry and Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Poverty, Inequality and Development: Essays in Honor of Erik Thorbecke, Kluwer, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur and Nancy Chau, "The Adoption of International Labor Standards Conventions: Who, When and Why?", June 2001. Revised version published in Brookings Trade Forum, 2002.

Ravi Kanbur (Editor), "Qual-Quant: Qualitative and Quantitative Poverty Appraisal--Complementarities, Tensions and the Way Forward", May 2001. Revised Version published as Q-Squared: Qualitative and Quantitave Methods of Poverty Appraisal. Permanent Black, 2003.

Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang, "Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Revolution, Reform and Openness", April 2001. Revised version published in Review of Development Economics, 2005.

Ravi Kanbur, "Cross Border Externalities, International Public Goods and Their Implications for Aid Agencies", March 2001. Revised version published in Lourdes Beneria and Savitri Bisnath (editors), Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy. Routledge, 2004.

Ravi Kanbur and Lyn Squire, "The Evolution of Thinking About Poverty: Exploring the Interactions", Revised version published in G. Meier and J. Stiglitz (eds.), Frontiers of Development Economics: The Future in Perspective, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Ravi Kanbur, "Economic Policy, Distribution and Poverty: The Nature of Disagreements", December, 2000, revised version published in World Development, 2001.

Ravi Kanbur, "Income Distribution and Development". Revised version published in A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon (eds.) Handbook of Income Distribution, Vol 1, North Holland, 2000.

Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur, "The Race to the Bottom, From the Bottom", November, 2000. Revised version published in Economica, 2006.

Ravi Kanbur and David Vines, "The World Bank and Poverty Reduction: Past, Present and Future", in C. Gilbert and D. Vines (eds.), The World Bank: Structure and Policies, Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Ravi Kanbur, "Aid, Conditionality and Debt in Africa". Revised version published in Finn Tarp (ed), Foreign Aid and Development: Lessons Learnt and Directions for the Future, Routledge, 2000.

Ravi Kanbur, Ritva Tarkainen and Matti Tuomala, "Non-linear Utility Pricing and Targeting the Poor," in P.Hammond and G. Myles (eds.) Incentives, Organization and Public Economics: Papers in Honour of Sir James Mirrlees, Oxford University Press, 2000.

Rajshri Jayaraman and Ravi Kanbur, "International Public Goods and the Case for Foreign Aid", in I. Kaul, I. Grunberg and M.A. Stern (eds.), Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century, Oxford University Press, 1999.

Ravi Kanbur, "The Strange Case of the Washington Consensus: A Brief Note", 1999.

Ravi Kanbur, Todd Sandler and Kevin Morrison, "The Future of Development Assistance: Common Pools and International Public Goods", Overseas Development Council Policy Essay No. 25, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.