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Wheeler, David 1946-

Overview
Works: 83 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 2,192 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 338.900724
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Wheeler
Human resource policies, economic growth, and demographic change in developing countries by David Wheeler( Book )
10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Automation and world competition : new technologies, industrial location, and trade by Ashoka Mody( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Country stakes in climate change negotiations two dimensions of vulnerability by David Wheeler( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using a comprehensive geo-referenced database of indicators relating to global change and energy, the paper assesses countries' likely attitudes with respect to international treaties that regulate carbon emissions. The authors distinguish between source and impact vulnerability and classify countries according to these dimensions. The findings show clear differences in the factors that determine likely negotiating positions. This analysis and the resulting detailed, country level information help to explain the incentives required to make the establishment of such agreements more likely
Human resource development and economic growth in developing countries : a simultaneous model by David Wheeler( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Informal regulation of industrial pollution in developing countries : evidence from Indonesia by Sheoli Pargal( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pricing industrial pollution in China : an econometric analysis of the levy system by Hua Wang( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why paper mills clean up : determinants of pollution abatement in four Asian countries by Raymond S Hartman( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Citizen complaints as environmental indicators : evidence from China by Susmita Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide an econometric analysis by Susmita Dasgupta( )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The digital divide reflects a gap in telecom access, not lower propensity to use the internet in poor countries. Promoting access for poor households will help, but pro-competitive policy holds the key to rapid progress in narrowing the divide
Controlling industrial pollution : a new paradigm by Shakeb Afsah( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surviving success : policy reform and the future of industrial pollution in China by Susmita Dasgupta( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bending the rules : discretionary pollution control in China by Susmita Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is environmentally-friendly agriculture less profitable for farmers? evidence on integrated pest management in Bangladesh by Susmita Dasgupta( )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Concerns about the sustainability of conventional agriculture have prompted widespread introduction of integrated pest management (IPM), an ecologically-based approach to control of harmful insects and weeds. IPM is intended to reduce ecological and health damage from chemical pesticides by using natural parasites and predators to control pest populations. Since chemical pesticides are expensive for poor farmers, IPM offers the prospect of lower production costs and higher profitability. However, adoption of IPM may reduce profitability if it also lowers overall productivity, or induces more intensive use of other production factors. On the other hand, IPM may actually promote more productive farming by encouraging more skillful use of available resources. Data scarcity has hindered a full accounting of IPM's impact on profitability, health, and local ecosystems. Using new survey data, Dasgupta, Meisner and Wheeler attempt such an accounting for rice farmers in Bangladesh. They compare outcomes for farming with IPM and conventional techniques, using input-use accounting, conventional production functions, and frontier production estimation. All of their results suggest that the productivity of IPM rice farming is not significantly different from the productivity of conventional farming. Since IPM reduces pesticide costs with no countervailing loss in production, it appears to be more profitable than conventional rice farming. The interview results also suggest substantial health and ecological benefits. However, externality problems make it difficult for farmers to adopt IPM individually. Without collective adoption, neighbors' continued reliance on chemicals to kill pests will also kill helpful parasites and predators, as well as exposing IPM farmers and local ecosystems to chemical spillovers from adjoining fields. Successful IPM adoption may therefore depend on institutional support for collective action. This paper--a product of the Infrastructure and Environment Team, Development Research Group--is part of a larger effort in the group to understand the economics of pesticide contamination in developing countries"--World Bank web site
What improves environmental performance? : evidence from Mexican industry by Susmita Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racing to the bottom? foreign investment and air pollution in developing countries by David Wheeler( )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Road network upgrading and overland trade expansion in sub-Saharan Africa by Piet Buys( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent research suggests that isolation from regional and international markets has contributed significantly to poverty in many Sub-Saharan African countries. Numerous empirical studies identify poor transport infrastructure and border restrictions as significant deterrents to trade expansion. In response, the African Development Bank has proposed an integrated network of functional roads for the subcontinent. Drawing on new econometric results, the authors quantify the trade-expansion potential and costs of such a network. They use spatial network analysis techniques to identify a network of primary roads connecting all Sub-Saharan capitals and other cities with populations over 500,000. The authors estimate current overland trade flows in the network using econometrically-estimated gravity model parameters, road transport quality indicators, actual road distances, and estimates of economic scale for cities in the network. Then they simulate the effect of feasible continental upgrading by setting network transport quality at a level that is functional, but less highly developed than existing roads in countries like South Africa and Botswana. The authors assess the costs of upgrading with econometric evidence from a large World Bank database of road project costs in Africa. Using a standard approach to forecast error estimation, they derive a range of potential benefits and costs. Their baseline results indicate that continental network upgrading would expand overland trade by about $250 billion over 15 years, with major direct and indirect benefits for the rural poor. Financing the program would require about $20 billion for initial upgrading and $1 billion annually for maintenance. The authors conclude with a discussion of supporting institutional arrangements and the potential cost of implementing them
Industrial pollution in economic development : Kuznets revisited by Hemamala Hettige( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Small plants, pollution, and poverty new evidence from Brazil and Mexico by Susmita Dasgupta( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structural adjustment and forest resources : the impact of World Bank operations by Kiran D Pandey( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structural adjustment has not promoted domestic deforestation, but it has increased net imports of wood products, implying some displacement of pressure onto other countries' forest resources. Devaluations have significantly increased the exploitation of forest resources
Étude comparative des pratiques du Royaume-Uni et du Canada en rapport avec la transparence des régimes de retraite ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wheeler, D. 1946-
Languages
English (83)
French (3)