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Pritchett, Lant

Overview
Works: 173 works in 426 publications in 1 language and 4,101 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HC59.72.P6, 339.46091724
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lant Pritchett
Rebirth of Education Schooling Ain't Learning by Lant Pritchett( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite great progress around the world in getting more kids into schools, too many leave without even the most basic skills. In India's rural Andhra Pradesh, for instance, only about one in twenty children in fifth grade can perform basic arithmetic. The problem is that schooling is not the same as learning. In The Rebirth of Education, Lant Pritchett uses two metaphors from nature to explain why. The first draws on Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom's book about the difference between centralized and decentralized organizations, The Starfish and the Spider. Schools system
Moving out of poverty by Deepa Narayan-Parker( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the experiences of poor people who have made it out of poverty. This work's findings draw from research conducted in communities in 15 countries in Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and South Asia. The authors synthesize the results of qualitative and quantitative research based on discussions with over 60,000 people in rural areas. They offer bottom-up perspectives on the processes and local institutions that play key roles in escapes from poverty. The study finds that there are no differences in the initiatives taken by the poor, the rich, and the upwardly mobile. The authors demonstrate how -- in the face of deep social inequalities that block access to economic opportunities and local democracies --individual initiative and empowerment by themselves are often not enough to escape poverty
Moving out of poverty by Deepa Narayan-Parker( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global moving out of poverty study is unique in several respects. It is one of the few large-scale comparative research efforts to focus on mobility out of poverty rather than on poverty alone. The study draws together the experiences of poor women and men who have managed to move out of poverty over time and the processes and local institutions that have helped or hindered their efforts. It is also the first time that a World Bank report draws on people's own understanding of freedom, democracy, equality, empowerment, and aspirations-and how these affect poor people in different growth, social, and political contexts. By giving primacy to people's own experiences and how they define poverty, the study provides several new insights to develop more effective strategies to reduce poverty. The study finds that poor people take lots of initiative, in many cases even more than those who are better off. There are millions and millions of tiny poor entrepreneurs. The investment climate of these tiny entrepreneurs has not been a centerpiece of poverty strategies. Too often, poor people do not face a level playing field. Despite the micro credit revolution, poor people remain outside of most financial services; and large lenders remain reluctant to lend to micro enterprises and micro entrepreneurs. New institutional models and financial instruments are needed to serve poor people's financial needs and give them the capital they need to expand their businesses and connect to markets
Moving out of poverty( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together lessons from the Moving Out of Poverty study about why & how people move in & out of poverty in conflict-affected contexts. It features cross-country findings on conflict & mobility, as well as case studies of six countries affected by significant violent conflict during the ten-year period covered
Let their people come : breaking the gridlock on international labor mobility by Lant Pritchett( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Lant Pritchett argues that irresistible demographic forces leading to greater international labor mobility are being checked by immovable anti-immigration ideas of the citizens of rich countries. He proposes breaking the deadlock through policies that support development while also being politically acceptable in those well-off nations. These include reliance on bilateral rather than multilateral agreements; greater use of temporary worker permits; permit rationing; and protection of migrants' fundamental human rights."--BOOK JACKET
Growth accelerations by Ricardo Hausmann( Book )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike most cross-country growth analyses, we focus on turning points in growth performance. We look for instances of rapid acceleration in economic growth that are sustained for at least eight years and identify more than 80 such episodes since the 1950s. Growth accelerations tend to be correlated with increases in investment and trade, and with real exchange rate depreciations. Political-regime changes are statistically significant predictors of growth accelerations. External shocks tend to produce growth accelerations that eventually fizzle out, while economic reform is a statistically significant predictor of growth accelerations that are sustained. However, growth accelerations tend to be highly upredictable: the vast majority of growth accelerations are unrelated to standard determinants and most instances of economic reform do not produce growth accelerations"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Where has all the education gone? by Lant Pritchett( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind your p's and q's : the cost of public investment is not the value of public capital by Lant Pritchett( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population growth, factor accumulation, and productivity by Lant Pritchett( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safety nets and safety ropes : who benefited from two Indonesian crisis programs--the "poor" or the "shocked?" by Sudarno Sumarto( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does more for the poor mean less for the poor? : the politics of tagging by Jonah B Gelbach( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divergence, big time by Lant Pritchett( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice lessons local government organizations, social organizations, and the quality of local governance by Vivi Alatas( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health policy in poor countries weak links in the chain by Deon Filmer( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Governance and the returns to investment an empirical investigation by Lant Pritchett( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantifying vulnerability to poverty : a proposed measure, applied to Indonesia by Lant Pritchett( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good policy or good luck? : country growth performance and temporary shocks by William Easterly( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Much of the new growth literature stresses country characteristics, such as education levels or political stability, as the dominant determinant of growth. However, growth rates are highly unstable over time, with a correlation across decades of .1 to .3, while country characteristics are stable, with cross-decade correlations of .6 to .9. Shocks, especially those to terms of trade, play a large role in explaining variance in growth. These findings suggest either that shocks are important relative to country characteristics in determining long-run growth, or that worldwide technological change determines long-run growth while country characteristics determine relative income levels
Deals versus rules policy implementation uncertainty and why firms hate it by Mary Hallward-Driemeier( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firms in Africa report "regulatory and economic policy uncertainty" as a top constraint to their growth. We argue that often firms in Africa do not cope with policy rules, rather they face deals; firm-specific policy actions that can be influenced by firm actions (e.g. bribes) and characteristics (e.g. political connections). Using Enterprise Survey data we demonstrate huge variability in reported policy actions across firms notionally facing the same policy. The within-country dispersion in firm-specific policy actions is larger than the cross-national differences in average policy. We show that variability in this policy implementation uncertainty within location-sector-size cells is correlated with firm growth rates. These measures of implementation variability are more strongly related to lower firm employment growth than are measures of "average" policy action. Finally, we show that the de jure measures such as Doing Business indicators are virtually uncorrelated with ex-post firm-level responses, further evidence that deals rather than rules prevail in Africa. Strikingly, the gap between de jure and de facto conditions grows with the formal regulatory burden. The evidence also shows more burdensome processes open up more space for making deals; firms may not incur the official costs of compliance, but they still pay to avoid them. Finally, measures of institutional capacity and better governance are closely associated with perceived consistency in implementation
Environmental degradation and the demand for children : searching for the vicious circle by Deon Filmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender disparity in South Asia : comparisons between and within countries by Deon Filmer( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hayward Pritchett, Lant

Pritchett, L.

Pritchett, L. H.

Pritchett, Landt

Pritchett, Lant H.

Pritchett, Lant Hayward

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