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Devarajan, Shantayanan 1954-

Works: 174 works in 462 publications in 1 language and 5,890 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 338.96
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Most widely held works by Shantayanan Devarajan
Aid and reform in Africa lessons from ten case studies ( )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finally, when the country enters the second generation of reforms, such as public sector institutional reform, short-term, conditionality-based aid can once again be harmful - by reducing ownership, participation, and sustainability of the reform process."--BOOK JACKET
World Bank Economists' Forum by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development( )
31 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume evaluates some of the key dimensions of human development and growth. It provides eight exceptional papers from the second World Bank Economists's Forum held in May 2001 in Washington, DC. These papers were selected from among the 46 papers presented at the Forum. Many of those selected concentrate on the issues surrounding empowerment. The focus is upon ensuring that poor people have the education, health care, social protection, and other mechanisms necessary for them to participate in economic growth and social development
World Bank research observer ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taxing bads by taxing goods pollution control with presumptive charges by Gunnar S Eskeland( )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making services work for poor people by World Bank( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The World Development Report (WDR) 2004 builds an analytical, and practical framework for using resources, whether internal or external, more effectively by making services work for poor people. The focus is on those services that have the most direct link with human development - education, health, water, sanitation, and electricity. This presents an enormous challenge, because making services work for the poor involves changing, not only service delivery arrangements, but also public sector institutions, and how foreign aid is transferred. This WDR explores the many dimensions of poverty, through outcomes of service delivery for poor people, and stipulates affordable access to services is low - especially for poor people - in addition to a wide range of failures in quality. The public responsibility is highlighted, addressing the need for more public spending, and technical adjustments, based on incentives and understanding what, and why services need to be improved. Thus, through an analytical framework, it is suggested the complexity of accountability must be established, as well as instruments for reforming institutions to improve services, illustrated through various case studies, both in developing, and developed countries. The report further outlines that scaling up reforms means sectoral reforms must be linked to ongoing, or nascent public sector reforms, in areas such as budget management, decentralization, and public administration reform, stimulated through information as a catalyst for change, and as an input to prod the success of other reforms." -- World Bank description
Oil revenues and economic policy in Cameroon : results from a computable general equilibrium model by Nancy C Benjamin( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aid dependence reconsidered by Jean-Paul Azam( Book )
14 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When foreign aid undermines institutions, countries can become aid-dependent, even if donors and recipients have the best intentions
Reviving project appraisal at the World Bank by Shantayanan Devarajan( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does aid to Africa finance? by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is investment in Africa too low or too high? macro and micro evidence by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many analysts decry the level of investment in Africa, saying it is too low. But there is no evidence, in cross-country data or in microeconomic data from Tanzania, that private and public capital is productive in Africa. In that sense, investment in Africa may be viewed as too high
The long-run economic costs of AIDS theory and an application to South Africa by Clive Bell( )
12 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The combined incidence of taxes and public expenditures in the Philippines by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do the benefits of fixed exchange rates outweigh their costs? : the Franc zone in Africa by Shantayanan Devarajan( Book )
14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We develop a simple formal framework to clarify the trade-offs involved in the choice between a fixed and flexible exchange-rate system. We then apply the framework to the CFA Zone countries in Africa, which have maintained a fixed parity with the French Franc since independence. Thanks to the predominance of a few agricultural products and natural resources in their exports, CFA member countries have suffered frequent shocks in their terms of trade. A flexible exchange rate could have possibly alleviated the costs of these external shocks. On the other hand, CFA member countries have managed to maintain lower inflation levels than their neighbors. Our framework provides a way of weighing these costs and benefits. The inflation differential between CFA and non-CFA African countries has been around 14 percentage points. We attribute this differential to the standard time-consistency problem inherent in discretionary macroeconomic policy. Nonetheless, our highly stylized calculations suggest that fixed exchange rates have been, on the whole, a bad bargain for the CFA member countries. Under reasonable output-inflation tradeoffs, the output costs of maintaining a fixed exchange rate have outweighed the benefits of lower inflation
The implications of foreign aid fungibility for development assistance by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goals for development history, prospects, and costs by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risk reduction and public spending by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantifying the Fiscal Effects of Trade Reform by Shantayanan Devarajan( )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Group to develop and apply tools to analyze fiscal reform. The authors may be contacted at,
Quantifying the fiscal effects of trade reform : a general equilibrium model estimated for 60 countries by Shantayanan Devarajan( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A general equilibrium tax model estimated for 60 countries provides a simple but rigorous method for estimating the fiscal impact of trade reform
Pro-competitive effects of trade reform : results from a CGE model of Cameroon by Shantayanan Devarajan( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: How likely is trade liberalization to produce efficiency gains in the presence of imperfect competition, scale economies, and higher-than-average wages in the modern sectors -- all common features of developing economies? These features create a potential conflict to the extent that traditional notions of comparative advantage would lead us to expect that the modern sectors will be squeezed with liberalization. In this paper we investigate the issue by using an applied general equilibrium model calibrated to Cameroonian data. Under perfect competition, the traditional expectations are borne out: manufacturing sectors on the whole contract, and the cash crops sector (mainly coffee and cocoa) is the main beneficiary; the welfare effect is a wash since the beneficial consequence of expanded imports is offset by labor being pulled away from the modern, high-wage sectors. By contrast, under imperfect competition (in the modern sectors only), trade liberalization produces welfare gains of the order of 1 to 2 percent of real income. The key is the pro-competitive effect of liberalization: domestic firms now perceive themselves as facing a higher elasticity of demand, which spurs them to increase production. Therefore, the modern sectors do much better in terms of output than in the perfectly competitive benchmark. The introduction of scale economies amplifies these results. Under reasonable circumstances imperfect competition will make liberalization more desirable, even in the absence of firm entry and exit
The whys and why nots of export taxation by Delfin S Go( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Devaragan, Shantayanan 1954-
Devaraja, Shanta 1954-
Devarajan, S. 1954-
Devarajan, Sh 1954-
Devarajan, Shanta 1954-
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