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Klitgaard, Robert E.

Overview
Works: 115 works in 287 publications in 1 language and 6,204 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB2351.2, 378.1057
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Most widely held works about Robert E Klitgaard
 
Most widely held works by Robert E Klitgaard
Choosing elites by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klitgaard's book provides both the analytical framework and the facts about what measures predict "success" at the university and in later life. It covers the analysis of the benefits and costs of preferential treatment, using the example of affirmative action for black students, and examines our goals for selecting elites in the first place
Corrupt cities : a practical guide to cure and prevention by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on their decades of experience in battling corruption around the world, the authors of Corrupt Cities offer a novel way to defeat corruption on the local level. "Preventing corruption," the authors contend, "can help raise city revenues, improve service delivery, stimulate public confidence and participation, and win elections." Corrupt Cities shows how it has been done, even in the most adverse settings, and how it can be done again." "Case studies from New York, Hong Kong, and La Paz, Bolivia, show how seemingly hopeless problems can become the catalysts of successful reform. Book jacket."--Jacket
Adjusting to reality : beyond "state vs. market" in economic development by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of Klitgaard's findings are gleaned from his own work with countries struggling to enter the modern marketplace. He provides new insights and fascinating case studies of Bolivia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, and several other countries. Together they create a basis for rethinking development policies in the aftermath of the free-market revolution
High-performance government : structure, leadership, incentives( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, the National Commission on the Public Service, chaired by Paul Volcker, issued a report detailing problems within the federal government today and recommending changes in its organization, leadership, and operations. This book suggests practical ways to implement the recommendations and defines a research agenda for the future. Thirteen essays address the primary problem areas identified by the Volcker Commission, and the commission report itself is included
Elitism and meritocracy in developing countries : selection policies for higher education by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data analysis for development by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional adjustment and adjusting to institutions by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statistical search for unusually effective schools by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On assessing a gift horse : the evaluation of foreign aid by recipients by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of the study is to help Peru's Instituto Nacional de Planificacion evaluate and reorient its two-year-old system for evaluating foreign aid
National security and export controls by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the analytical issues and the decisionmaking process in determining the national security impact of our export control policy. Currently, a good can be restricted if two questions can be answered affirmatively: (1) Does it have military uses? (2) Is it not producible or obtainable in communist countries? Analysis of the decisionmaking process, especially as it relates to the export of large computers, suggests the following improvements: (1) redefine the criteria to go beyond mere technological assessment, (2) incorporate economic considerations, and (3) consider the broader political uses of export controls
Martial law in the Philippines by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the imposition of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines in September 1972. The country was suffering from grinding poverty, widespread corruption, a stalled political and judicial system, and internal violence. Three alternative explanations for the martial law decision are: (1) The official, constitutional explanation is the threat of violent rebellion. (2) Another view sees martial law as Marcos' way of circumventing congressional and bureaucratic obstruction to achieve reforms and eliminate corruption--whether for altruistic or selfish reasons. (3) The "imperialist lackey" view focuses on Marcos' relations to United States and multinational business interests. Marcos is protecting foreign investors and granting huge incentives for oil exploration, against the wishes of the Congress; some believe that his purpose is to stabilize himself in power and avoid demanding that the United States pay rent on its Philippine bases. These theories are not necessarily mutually exclusive. (Written for the 301st Civil Affairs Group, U.S. Army Reserve.)
Achievement scores and educational objectives : prepared for the National Institute of Education by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for the best by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the data analyst, outliers can present both a problem and an opportunity. Stray or outlying observations can severly distort estimates of a distribution's central tendency (like the mean) and estimates of one variable's relationship to another (like the regression coefficient). These problems are frequent and serious, and as a result, increasing numbers of statisticians are developing new estimating procedures that are robust in the face of outliers. But outliers may also present an opportunity. An unusual observation may indicate the existence of a process not operating in the rest of the distribution. In education, for example, an outlier may turn out to be an unusually effective school, perhaps one worthy of emulation throughout the educational system. Finding the best by locating outliers may be particularly important in the evaluation of public policies. Can one find exceptionally good police forces and study the causes for their success? What about outstanding rural development projects, exceptional hospitals, and unusally effective manpower training programs? Indeed, one may suggest a worthwhile general rule for policy evaluations: For exceptions to the general rules, include a search for unusual performers. (Author)
Crisis in the Peruvian revolution by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models of educational innovation and implications for research by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of innovative methods in education outlines the major logical elements that a theory of innovative behavior should comprise. These are objectives, implementation, production possibilities, and evaluation. Two competing explanatory models are developed, both with the same logical superstructure but with different emphases and parameter values. The paper attempts a step toward the formulation and research of testable propositions about innovation and the schools
Improving educational evaluation in a political setting by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluations that use imperfect information run into both analytical and political problems. Educational accountability systems based on achievement scores are an instance. Such systems frequently turn out to be irrelevant to policy decisions, resisted by educational interest groups that fear unflattering comparisons and the misuse of results, and infeasible. This paper suggests several ways to analyze limited information that both improve the decisionmaking relevance of evaluation and decrease the adverse political consequences. The context for discussing these issues is a case study of an early stage in the design of a State accountability system for public schools. The paper discusses a series of theoretical and practical problems in assessing the effects of school policies with imperfect achievement data and limited controls for nonschool factors that influence scores. Problems of the collection, analysis, and presentation of data are explored in the case study. Hypothetical regression equations and tables of policy-relevant results are provided as illustrations. (Author/WM)
The pricing of spinoffs from space by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going beyond the mean in educational evaluation by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluations in education often throw away important information because of a penchant for averages. Multiple regression techniques are used to estimate the average effect of policies across schools, and usually school performance is represented by the average score of its students on an achievement test. The author suggests some ways of broadening educational evaluations: (1) to consider "outliers," or exceptional performers among schools; and especially, (2) to consider other statistics of a school's distribution of scores besides the mean, which have an intuitive link to ill-defined but still meaningful educational objectives like equality, mobility, success with exceptional children, and attainment of certain minimum levels of skills. Tables reflecting the author's research are included. (Author/SE)
Are there unusually effective schools? by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of a statistical search for schools capable of increasing educational achievement are presented. No conclusive evidence of superior schools was found once non-school background factors were controlled. However, schools were located which appear deserving of further, more detailed study
Systems for evaluating foreign aid : theoretical benefits and practical problems by Robert E Klitgaard( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasing numbers of developing countries are becoming interested in systematically planning and evaluating the foreign aid they receive. The paper offers the lessons from one such effort and examines the following questions: Why should a country evaluate its aid; what sort of system is best for doing so; what problems can be foreseen when instituting a planning and evaluation system; what kinds of operational problems might ensue. The answers provided may also have relevance to more general problems of planning, implementing, and preserving organizational change
 
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Corrupt cities : a practical guide to cure and prevention
Alternative Names
Klitgaard, Bob

Klitgaard, Bob 1947-

Klitgaard, Robert

Klitgaard, Robert 1947-

Klitgaard, Robert E.

Robert Klitgaard American academic

روبرت كليتجارد، 1947-

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English (150)

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High-performance government : structure, leadership, incentivesInstitutional adjustment and adjusting to institutions