Johannes F. Linn

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Much of the new growth literature stresses countly 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,(More)
The global community has set itself the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 as a way to combat world poverty and hunger. In 2007, the halfway point, it was clear that many countries would not be able to meet the MDGs without undertaking significantly greater efforts. One constraint that needs to be overcome is that(More)
Homi Kharas is the deputy director and senior fellow with Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution. Barbara Massler is affiliated with AGEG Consultants eG. Cheikh Sourang is a senior programme manager at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Acknowledgements: This paper summarizes the results of the IFAD(More)
OBJECTIVE Among the high risk groups for complications from influenza and pneumococcal disease, individuals aged 65 and older hospitalized within the previous year represent the group at highest risk. Studies have demonstrated that targeting hospitalized patients aged 65 and older for immunization before hospital discharge can be successful. This study(More)
This Report draws on a wide range of World Bank documents and on numerous outside sources. Background papers and notes were prepared by Sherburne Abbott, G. Acharya, Alain Bertaud, José Brakarz, Kjell Arne Brekke, Tim Campbell, Roberto Chavez, Monica das Gupta, John Dixon, Scott Gates, Nils Petter Gleditsch, Rognvaldur Hannesson, Karla Hoff, Pernille(More)
Starr—met leading professors from institutions in Budapest, Kiev, Moscow, and Prague, institutions that are " centers of excellence " educating a new generation of economists. A third group was also present, the World Bank's team—the " catalysts. " The discussion centered on support for these schools of new economic thinking and the establishment of new(More)
Interstitial cystitis is a clinical entity that has been known for a century, but its pathophysiology remains largely unknown and the optimal treatment is a matter of ongoing discussion. A successful strategy for treatment relies on precise appraisal of symptoms, clinical findings and histology, as well as on the patient’s individual personality. The least(More)
participants at various seminars held in Canberra, and for the research funding provided by AusAID's Office of Development Effectiveness. List of boxes box 1: the monrovia Roadmap box 2: pritchett and de Weijer on the " middle Way " box 3: " Classical " scaling up pathways for a health program in Kenya box 4: Scaling up experience of the Global Fund box 5:(More)