Robin Kraft

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  • Kevin Ummel, David Wheeler, Waleed Alsuraih, Husam Beides, Nancy Birdsall, Ken Chomitz +12 others
  • 2008
The Center for Global Development is an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor. This paper was made possible in part by financial support from the Australian Agency for International Development. Use and dissemination of this Working Paper(More)
Among partisans of greenhouse gas emissions regulation, the Senate's failure to pass the Warner-Lieberman cap-and-trade bill is often attributed to rampant denial, fueled by diehard political conservatism, energy-company propaganda, and government suppression of evidence on global warming. If so, the solution to the problem is electoral change, exposure of(More)
A basic reason for backend systems in mobile application architectures is the centralized management of state. Mobile clients synchronize local states with the backend in order to maintain an up-to-date view of the application state. As not all mobile social applications require strong consistency guarantees, we survey an alternative approach using special(More)
There is substantial field evidence that incentive pay increases the performance of workers when individual performance is measurable. Comparable evidence for teams, however, is scarce. We fill this gap by a randomized experiment on team incentives in a retail chain of roughly 200 shops and 1200 employees. It is technologically impossible to measure(More)
The Policy Research Working Paper Series disseminates the findings of work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues. An objective of the series is to get the findings out quickly, even if the presentations are less than fully polished. The papers carry the names of the authors and should be cited accordingly. The findings,(More)
This paper provides high-resolution estimates of the global potential and cost of utility-scale photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies and uses a spatially explicit model to identify deployment patterns that minimize the cost of greenhouse gas abatement. A global simulation is run with the goal of providing 2,000 TWh of solar power (~7% of(More)
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