Ravi Kanbur

Sanjiv M. Ravi Kanbur[1] (born 28 August 1954),[2] is T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University.[3] He worked for the World Bank for almost two decades and was the director of the World Development Report.[4]

Ravi Kanbur
Born
Sanjiv M. Ravi Kanbur

(1954-08-28) 28 August 1954 (age 65)
NationalityBritish
InstitutionCornell University
FieldDevelopment economics, public economics and economic theory
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
University of Oxford
InfluencesAmartya Sen
AwardsQuality of Research Discovery Award, Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
Honorary Professor of Economics, University of Warwick
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Kanbur is president of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) from September 2016 to September 2018. He started serving a year as president elect from September 2015.[5]

Early lifeEdit

Ravi Kanbur is British,[6] he was born in India and brought up in India and England.[7]

EducationEdit

Kanbur gained his degree in economics from the Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge in 1975. He studied for his masters (1979) and doctorate (1981), also in economics, at Worcester College, University of Oxford.[7][8] He studied under the Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen and Sen has stated that his association with Kanbur has been beneficial to his writing.[9]

Resignation as Director of the World Development ReportEdit

In May 2000 Kanbur resigned as director and lead author of the World Bank's World Development Report. His resignation followed the publication of the initial draft of the 2000/2001 report on the internet. Kanbur's initial draft argued that, "anti-poverty strategies must emphasise 'empowerment' (increasing poor people's capacity to influence state institutions and social norms) and security (minimising the consequences of economic shocks for the poorest) as well as opportunity (access to assets)."[10] The final version of the report still contained the three central pillars of: (a) empowerment, (b) security and (c) opportunity, however the order was changed to (a) opportunity (with emphasis given to market-driven economic growth and liberalisation as ways of reducing poverty), (b) empowerment and, (c) security.[11][12] The World Bank denied that US treasury secretary Larry Summers or anyone else had influenced the report to make it less radical.[6] Kanbur's resignation came a year after the resignation of the World Bank's senior vice-president and chief economist, Joseph Stiglitz.[13]

AwardsEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Kanbur is married to Margaret Grieco, Professor of Transport and Society at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.[7]

BibliographyEdit

BooksEdit

  • Kanbur, Ravi (2003). Q-squared, combining qualitative and quantitative methods in poverty appraisal. Delhi Bangalore: Permanent Black Distributed by Orient Longman. ISBN 9788178240534.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Greenwald, Bruce; Nalebuff, Barry; Richard, Arnott (2003). Economics for an imperfect world: essays in honor of Joseph E. Stiglitz. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262012058.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Venables, Anthony J. (2005). Spatial inequality and development. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199278633.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Ostrom, Elinor; Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb (2007). Linking the formal and informal economy: concepts and policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199237296.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Jhabvala, Renana; Chen, Martha; Richards, Carol (2007). Membership-based organizations of the poor: concepts, experience and policy. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415770736.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Kadekodi, Gopal; Rao, Vijayendra (2008). Development in Karnataka: challenges of governance, equity, and empowerment. New Delhi: Academic Foundation. ISBN 9788171886197.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Aryeetey, Ernest (2008). The economy of Ghana: analytical perspectives on stability, growth & poverty. Oxford Accra, Ghana: James Currey Woeli Publishing Services. ISBN 9781847010032.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik (2009). Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume I: Ethics, welfare, and measurement and Volume II: Society, institutions and development (set). Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199239993.
Volume I only - Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik (2009). Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume I: Ethics, welfare, and measurement. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199239115.
Volume II only - Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik (2009). Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume II: Society, institutions and development. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199239979.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Svejnar, Jan (2009). Labour markets and economic development. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415777414.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Fan, Shenggen; Zhang, Xiaobo (2009). Regional inequality in China: trends, explanations and policy responses. London New York: Rouledge. ISBN 9780415775885.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Hulme, David; Addison, Tony (2009). Poverty dynamics: interdisciplinary perspectives. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199557554.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Beall, Jo; Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb (2010). Urbanization and development: multidisciplinary perspectives. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199590148.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Spence, Michael (2010). Equity and growth in a globalizing world. Washington, DC: Commission on Growth and Development/World Bank. ISBN 9780821381809.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Rodgers, Dennis; Beall, Jo (2012). Latin American urban development into the twenty first century: towards a renewed perspective on the city. New York: United Nations University. ISBN 9780230371545.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Beall, Jo; Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb (2012). Urbanization and development in Asia: multidimensional perspectives. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198078531.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Kasekende, Louis; Aryeetey, Ernest; Devarajan, Shantayanan (2012). The Oxford companion to the economics of Africa. Oxford New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199575978.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Dev, S. Mahendra; Galab, S.; Alivelu, G. (2012). Organising poor women: the Andhra Pradesh experience. New Delhi: Academic Foundation in association with Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. ISBN 9788171889389.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Malone, David M.; Currie-Alder, Bruce; Medhora, Rohinton (2014). International development: ideas, experience, and prospects. Oxford New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199671663.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Kasekende, Louis; Aryeetey, Ernest; Devarajan, Shantayanan (2014). The Oxford companion to the economics of Africa. Oxford New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198705437.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Fan, Shenggen; Wei, Shang-Jin; Zhang, Xiaobo (2014). The Oxford companion to the economics of China. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199678204.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Ncube, Mthuli; Bhorat, Haroon; Hirsch, Alan (2014). The Oxford companion to the economics of South Africa. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199689248.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Ahluwalia, Isher; Mohanty, P. K. Mohanty (2014). Urbanisation in India: challenges, opportunities and the way forward. New Delhi: Sage. ISBN 9788132119593.

Chapters in booksEdit

  • Kanbur, Ravi (2000), "Income distribution and development", in Atkinson, A. B.; Bourguignon, F. (eds.), Handbook of income distribution, volume 1, Amsterdam New York: Elvesier, pp. 791–841, ISBN 9780444816313.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi (2003), "Q-squared?: a commentry on qualitative and quantitative poverty appraisal", in Kanbur, Ravi (ed.), Q-squared, combining qualitative and quantitative methods in poverty appraisal, Delhi Bangalore: Permanent Black Distributed by Orient Longman, pp. 2–27, ISBN 9788178240534.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi (2004), "On obnoxious markets", in Pattanaik, Prasanta K.; Cullenberg, Stephen (eds.), Globalization, culture, and the limits of the market: essays in economics and philosophy, Themes in Economics, New Delhi New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 39–61, ISBN 9780195664461.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi (2006), "The economics of international aid", in Kolm, Serge-Christophe; Ythier, Jean Mercier (eds.), Handbook of the economics of giving, altruism and reciprocity: foundations, volume 1, Amsterdam London: Elsevier, ISBN 9780444506979.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi (2014), "Social protection: consensus and challenges", in Stewart, Frances; Cornia, Giovanni A. (eds.), Towards human development new approaches to macroeconomics and inequality, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, pp. 86–98, ISBN 9780198706083.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi (2015), "Mitigating risk: social protection and the rural poor", in International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (ed.), 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report (PDF), Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute, pp. 33–39.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) DOI 10.2499/9780896295759 ISBN 9780896295759

Journal articlesEdit

1975–1979

  • Kanbur, S. M. (August 1979). "Of risk taking and the personal distribution of income". Journal of Political Economy. 87 (4): 769–797. doi:10.1086/260792. JSTOR 1831007.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, S. M. (October 1979). "Impatience, information and risk taking in a general equilibrium model of occupational choice review of economic studies". Review of Economic Studies. 46 (4): 707–718. doi:10.2307/2297037. JSTOR 2297037.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

1980–1984

1985–1989

1990–1994

1995–1999

  • Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence; Bouis, Howarth (August 1995). "Intrahousehold inequality at different welfare levels: energy intake and energy expenditure data from the Philippines". Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 57 (3): 389–409. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0084.1995.mp57003007.x.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Grootaert, Christiaan; Oh, Gi-Taik (1997). "The dynamics of welfare gains and losses: An African case study". Journal of Development Studies. 33 (5): 635–657. doi:10.1080/00220389708422487.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Zhang, Xiaobo (December 1999). "Which regional inequality? The evolution of rural–urban and inland–coastal inequality in China from 1983 to 1995". Journal of Comparative Economics. 27 (4): 686–701. doi:10.1006/jcec.1999.1612.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

2000–2004

2005–2009

2010–2014

2015 onwards

Media articlesEdit

World Bank working papersEdit

  • Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence (1989). How serious is the neglect of intrahousehold inequality?. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 21337751. Policy Research Working Paper number 296. Pdf version.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence (1990). Are better off households more unequal or less unequal?. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 21949065. Policy Research Working Paper number 373.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence (1990). Is there an intra-household Kuznets curve?: some evidence from the Philippines. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 793528730. Policy Research Working Paper number 466.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence (1991). Intrahousehold inequality and the theory of targeting. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 27188313. Policy Research Working Paper number 789.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence (1991). The value of intra-household survey data for age-based nutritional targeting. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 26303032. Policy Research Working Paper number 684.
  • Kanbur, S. M. Ravi; Keen, Michael; Toumala, Matti (1991). Optimal non-linear income taxation for the alleviation of income poverty. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 62773687. Policy Research Working Paper number 616.
  • Kanbur, Ravi; Grootaert, Christiaan (1993). A new regional price index for Côte d'Ivoire using data from the International Comparisons Project. Washington, D.C.: Office of Vice President, Development Economics, The World Bank. OCLC 27864637. Policy Research Working Paper number 1080.
  • Kanbur, Ravi (1994). Welfare economics, political economy, and policy reform in Ghana. Washington, D.C.: Ghana Resident Mission, Western Africa Department, The World Bank. OCLC 31699995. Policy Research Working Paper number 1381.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kanbur, Ravi, 1954-". Virtual International Authority File. Retrieved 1 October 2014. Kanbur, Sanjiv M. Ravi 1954-....
  2. ^ "Kanbur, S. M. Ravi, 1954-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 1 October 2014. data sheet (b. Aug. 28, 1954)
  3. ^ "Ravi Kanbur: Bio". Cornell University. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Profile: Ravi Kanbur". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  5. ^ "New HDCA Executive Council members elected!". Human Development and Capability Association. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b Atkinson, Mark (15 June 2000). "Poverty row author quits World Bank". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d "Professor Ravi Kanbur". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Ravi Kanbur, Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Cornell University. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  9. ^ Sen, Amartya (2010), "Acknowledgements", in Sen, Amartya (ed.), The Idea of Justice, London: Penguin, p. xii, ISBN 9780141037851.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  10. ^ "The Washington dissensus". The Economist. 22 June 2000. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  11. ^ Reviewer (May 2001). "Book reviews". Development in Practice. 11 (2–3): 364–374. doi:10.1080/09614520120056504.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  12. ^ Kanbur, Ravi; Calvo, Christina Malmberg; Das Gupta, Monica; Grootaert, Christiaan; Kwakwa, Victoria; Lustig, Nora (2000). World development report 2000/2001: attacking poverty. New York: Published for the World Bank, Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195215984.
  13. ^ Palast, Gregory (29 April 2001). "IMF's four steps to damnation". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  14. ^ Staff writer (April 2010). "The history of AAEA Research Awards". American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 92 (2): 300–328. doi:10.1093/ajae/aaq002.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  15. ^ Kanbur, Ravi; Haddad, Lawrence (September 1990). "How serious is the neglect of intra-household inequality?". The Economic Journal. 100 (402): 866–881. doi:10.2307/2233663. JSTOR 2233663.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link) Policy Research Working Paper number 296. Pdf version.

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Educational offices
Preceded by
Henry S. Richardson
President of the Human Development and Capability Association
September 2016 – September 2018
President elect September 2015 – September 2016
Vacant
Title next held by
successful election candidate.