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A. Wagstaff - Other Publications

Journal Articles

  • "Benefit-incidence analysis: are government health expenditures more pro-rich than we think?" Health Economics 21(4): 351-366. 2012.
  • "Four decades of health economics through a bibliometric lens." with A. Culyer, Journal of Health Economics 31(2): 406–439. 2012.
  • "The World Bank's publication record." with M. Ravallion, The Review of International Organizations, 7(4): 343-368.
  • "Reply to Guido Erreygers and Tom Van Ourti's comment on ‘The concentration index of a binary outcome revisited’ " Health Economics 20(10): 1166–1168. 2011.
  • "The concentration index of a binary outcome revisited." Health Economics 20(10): 1155-1160. 2011.
  • "On measuring scholarly influence by citations." with M. Ravallion, Scientometrics 88(1): 321 - 337. 2011.
  • "Fungibility and the impact of development assistance: Evidence from Vietnam's health sector." Journal of Development Economics 94(1): 62-73. 2011.
  • "System-wide impacts of hospital payment reforms: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia." with R. Moreno-Serra, Journal of Health Economics 29(4): 585-602. 2010.
  • "Social health insurance reexamined." Health Economics 19(5): 503-517. 2010.
  • "Estimating Health Insurance Impacts under Unobserved Heterogeneity: The Case of Vietnam's Health Care Fund for the Poor."Health Economics 19(2): 189-208. 2010.
  • "Estimating health insurance impacts under unobserved heterogeneity: the case of Vietnam's health care fund for the poor." Health Economics. 19(2): 189-208. 2010.
  • "Reranking and Pro-Poor Growth: Decompositions for China and Vietnam." Journal of Development Studies  45(9): 1403-1425. 2009.
  • "Economic analysis of China's health care system: turning a new page." with Yip, W., W. C. Hsiao  Health Economics 18(S2): S3-S6. 2009.
  • "China's health system and its reform: a review of recent studies." with W. Yip, M. Lindelow and W. C. Hsiao,  Health Economics 18(S2): S7-S23. 2009.
  • "Correcting the concentration index: A comment." Journal of Health Economics 28(2): 516-520. 2009.
  • "Europe and central Asia's great post-communist social health insurance experiment: Aggregate impacts on health sector outcomes." with R. Moreno-Serra,  Journal of Health Economics 28(2): 322-340. 2009.
  • "Extending health insurance to the rural population: An impact evaluation of China's new cooperative medical scheme." with A., M. Lindelow, G. Jun, X. Ling and Q. Juncheng,  Journal of Health Economics 28(1): 1-19. 2009.
  • "Can Insurance Increase Financial Risk? The Curious Case of Health Insurance in China." with M. Lindelow, Journal of Health Economics 27(4):  990-1005. 2008
  • "Health Service Delivery in China: A Literature Review." with Eggleston, K., L. Ling, M. Qingyue, and M. Lindelow, Health Economics 17(2): 149-65. 2008.
  •  "Health Systems in East Asia: What Can Developing Countries Learn from Japan and the Asian Tigers?" Health Economics 16(5):  441-56. 2007
  • "Progressivity in the Financing of Decentralized Government Health Programs: A Decomposition." with M. Lindelow,  Health Economics 16(11): 1271-75. 2007.
  • "Do health sector reforms have their intended impacts? The World Bank's Health VIII Project in Gansu province, China."  with S. C. Yu,  Journal of Health Economics 26(3): 505-535. 2007.
  • “The economic consequences of health shocks: Evidence from Vietnam,” Journal of Health Economics 26(1): 82-100, 2007. 
  • "The bounds of the concentration index when the variable of interest is binary, with an application to immunization inequality," Health Economics 14(4): 429-432, 2005.
  • "Inequality decomposition and geographic targeting with applications to China and Vietnam," Health Economics 14: 649-63, 2005.
  • "Overall vs. socioeconomic health inequality: A measurement framework and two empirical illustrations," with E. van Doorslaer, Health Economics 13(3): 297-301, 2004.
  • "Child health: reaching the poor," with F. Bustreo, J. Bryce and M. Claeson, American Journal of Public Health 94(5): 726-736, 2004.
  • "Applying an equity lens to child health and mortality: more of the same is not enough," with C.G. Victora, J.A. Schellenberg, D. Gwatkin, M. Claeson, and J.P. Habicht, Lancet 362(9379): 233-41, 2003.
  • "What difference does the choice of SES make in health inequality measurement?" with N. Watanabe, Health Economics 12(10): 885-90, 2003.
  • "Child health on a dollar a day: Some tentative cross-country comparisons," Social Science and Medicine 57(9): 1529-38, 2003.
  • "Catastrophe and impoverishment in paying for health care: With applications to Vietnam 1993-98," with E. van Doorslaer,  Health Economics 12(11): 921-34, 2003.
  • "On decomposing the causes of health sector inequalities, with an application to malnutrition inequalities in Vietnam," with E. van Doorslaer and N. Watanabe, Journal of Econometrics 112(1): 207-223, 2003.
  • "Inequality aversion, health inequalities, and health achievement," Journal of Health Economics 21(4, July): 627–41, 2002.
  • "Poverty and health sector inequalities," Bulletin of the World Health Organization 80(2): 97-105, 2002.
  • "Reflections on and alternatives to WHO's fairness of financial contribution index," Health Economics 11(2): 103-115, 2002.
  • "Economics, health and development: Some ethical dilemmas facing the World Bank and the international community," Journal of Medical Ethics 27(4): 262-267, 2001.
  • "What makes the personal income tax progressive? A comparative analysis of fifteen OECD countries," with E. van Doorslaer, International Tax and Public Finance 8: 299-315, 2001.
  • "Equity in the delivery of health care in Europe and the US," with E. van Doorslaer, H. van der Burg, Journal of Health Economics 19(5): 553-84, 2000.
  • "Socioeconomic inequalities in child mortality: Comparisons across nine developing countries," Bulletin of the World Health Organization 78(1): 19-29, 2000.
  • "Measuring and testing for inequity in the delivery of health care," with E. van Doorslaer,  Journal of Human Resources 35(4): 716-33, 2000.
  • "Income inequality and health: What does the literature tell us?" with E. van Doorslaer,  Annual Reviews of Public Health 21: 543-67, 2000.
  • "Redistributive effect, progressivity and differential tax treatment: Personal income taxes in twelve OECD countries," with E. van Doorslaer, H. van der Burg, and S. Calonge, Journal of Public Economics 72: 73-98, 1999.


Book Chapters

  • "Social health insurance and labor market outcomes: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia: Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research" with R. Moreno-Serra in Innovations in Health System Finance in Developing and Transitional Economies, D. Chernichovsky and K. Hanson (eds.), (21) 83-106, London, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009.
  • "Measuring Financial Protection in Health." in Performance measurement for health system improvement: experiences, challenges and prospects. P. Smith (ed.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 114-137, 2009. 
  • "The Health Systems of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan" with G. M. Leung, M.Lindelow, et al. in International Encyclopedia of Public Health. K. Heggenhougen and S. Quah (eds.), San Diego, Academic Press: 656-671, 2008.
  • "Health Reform in Rural China: Challenges and Options" with M. Lindelow, J. Lou and S. Wang in Public Finance in China: Reform and Growth for a Harmonious Society, J. Lou and S. Wang (eds). 265-86, Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008.
  • "Assessment of Health Facility Performance: An Introduction to Data and Measurement Issues."  with M. Lindelow in Are You Being Served? New Tools for Measuring Service Delivery. S. Amin, J. Das, and M. Goldstein (eds.).19-65, Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008.
  • “What did the reaching the poor studies find?” with D. Gwatkin and A. Yazbeck, in Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition and Population Services: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why, D. Gwatkin, A. Wagstaff, and A. Yazbeck (eds.), Washington, DC:  World Bank, 2005.
  • “How were the reaching the poor studies undertaken?” with H. Waters, in Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition and Population Services: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why, D. Gwatkin, A. Wagstaff, and A. Yazbeck (eds.),  Washington, DC:  World Bank, 2005.
  • “Why were the reaching the poor studies undertaken?” with A. Yazbeck and D. R. Gwatkin in Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition and Population Services: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why,  D. Gwatkin, A. Wagstaff, and A. Yazbeck (eds.),  Washington, DC:  World Bank, 2005.
  • "Poverty and Survival Prospects of Vietnamese Children under Doi Moi," with N. N. Nguyen,  in Economic Growth, Poverty and Household Welfare: Policy Lessons from Vietnam, P. Glewwe, N. Agrawal and D. Dollar (eds.),  Washington, DC: World Bank, April 2003.
  • Equity in health care finance and delivery," with E. van Doorslaer, in Handbook of Health Economics,  A. Culyer and J. Newhouse (eds.),  Amsterdam: North Holland, 2000.