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Ellerman, David P.

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Works: 74 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 3,278 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 657.73
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Publications about David P Ellerman
Publications by David P Ellerman
Most widely held works by David P Ellerman
Helping people help themselves : from the World Bank to an alternative philosophy of development assistance by David P Ellerman( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Surveys the theoretical foundations for a philosophy of development - including the work of Albert Hirschman, Paolo Freire, John Dewey, and Soren Kierkegaard. The author offers a practical suggestion of how goals of development can be better set and met.He shifts the locus of initiative from the would-be helpers to the doers
Economics, accounting, and property theory by David P Ellerman( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 libraries worldwide
The democratic worker-owned firm : a new model for the East and West by David P Ellerman( Book )
12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Property and contract in economics : in case for economic democracy by David P Ellerman( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Intellectual trespassing as a way of life : essays in philosophy, economics, and mathematics by David P Ellerman( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Voucher privatization with investment funds an institutional analysis by David P Ellerman( file )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 libraries worldwide
May 1998 The most likely outcome of the strategy of voucher privatization with investment funds may be a two-sided grab fest by fund managers and enterprise managers-along with drift, stagnation, and decapitalization of the privatized industrial sector. Common wisdom among post-socialist reformers has been to use voucher investment funds to provide the corporate governance needed to restructure newly privatized enterprises after mass privatization efforts. The idea has been that mass privatization would spread the ownership too wide and make corporate governance difficult. Ellerman examines the likely institutional behavior of voucher funds and the possible effects of their development on a transition economy. Since most policy advice has been in favor of voucher privatization with investment finds, Ellerman can be seen as playing the devil's advocate, but his argument is institutional, not statistical. Policymaking requires insight and foresight into how institutions will tend to function. He concludes that voucher funds will introduce a bias in the economy away from the real industrial sector toward an ersatz financial sector that will have little if any positive financial role but will be well-protected by friendly regulators. One long-term consequence of voucher privatization with investment funds, according to this view, is a de facto industrial policy of real sector decapitalization in favor of short-term rent-seeking by fund managers through board sinecures and lucrative side deals with portfolio companies and through financial market manipulation and paper entrepreneurship in the financial sector. Without strong corporate governance from the funds and without stable ownership of their own, many enterprise managers will exploit the post-socialist version of the separation of ownership and control to grab what they can in the form of salaries, bonuses, perquisites, and side deals. The most likely results of the strategy of voucher privatization with investment funds may be a two-sided grab fest by fund managers and enterprise managers-together with the accompanying drift, stagnation, and decapitalization of the privatized industrial sector. This paper-a product of the Office of the Senior Vice President, Development Economics-is part of a larger effort in the Bank to define policymaking using institutional analysis. The author may be contacted at dellerman@worldbank.org
The indirect approach by David P Ellerman( file )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Aid and conditionalities are the "carrot and stick" of the conventional direct approach to fostering economic development. Considering the outcomes of the conventional approach, it might be worthwhile to explore alternative indirect approaches that focus on enabling clients to act more autonomously, rather than try for fuller control of clients' actions with improved carrots and sticks
Policy research on migration and development by David P Ellerman( file )
11 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 libraries worldwide
This is a survey and analysis--with commentary--of migration issues and the related development policies for the sending countries. "Migration and development" is considered an unsettled and unresolved area for good reason. The policy issues are surprisingly deep and run to basic issues such as the nature of development as opposed to simple poverty reduction. North-north migration (between industrial countries), south-south migration (between or within developing countries), and north-south migration (from developing to industrial countries) are all covered although the paper focuses on the north-south variety. Attention is paid to the question of the dynamic mechanism underlying migration being one of convergence or divergence. Very often the policy issues push one outside what would be narrowly considered as "migration studies." For example, policies to reduce the brain drain go directly to the issue of educational reform in developing countries while policies to increase the developmental impact of remittances quickly carry one into the nature of business development itself. Ronald Dore's ideas on educational reform are outlined as a policy approach to the brain drain problem. Jane Jacobs' ideas on development are outlined in greater length as they are little known in development economics and yet directly address the policy issues raised by migration and development. This paper--a product of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics--is part of a larger effort in the vice presidency to stay abreast of important development issues
Helping people help themselves towards a theory of autonomy-compatible help by David P Ellerman( file )
10 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 libraries worldwide
How can an outside party ("helper") assist those attempting to undertake autonomous activities (the "doers") without overriding or undercutting their autonomy? The answers could have implications for the helping agency itself
Introduction to property theory the fundamental theorems by David P Ellerman( file )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
This paper inaugurates the mathematical treatment of property theory, proving the two fundamental theorems for the property system that correspond to the two fundamental theorems for the competitive price system
Transforming the old into a foundation for the new lessons of the Moldova ARIA Project by David P Ellerman( file )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 libraries worldwide
This paper is a case study of what is recognized as one of the more successful projects in any country in the Europe and Central Asia region, not to mention in the poorest country of the region--Moldova. The ARIA project shows new ways to attack some of the most intractable problems of private sector development in Europe and Central Asia: how to facilitate reorganization and liquidation bankruptcies; how to promote small and medium enterprise spin-offs and new start-ups; and how to promote new learning at the enterprise level, both in the form of "Marshall Plan" programs with more advanced post-socialist countries, as well as continuous improvement programs (such as those adapted from Japanese programs). The prime mover for these programs is the quasi-public restructuring agency, ARIA, which was established as part of the Moldova Private Sector Development I loan. ARIA was structured to try to combine private sector entrepreneurship with a public function in the process of restructuring and bankruptcy. The study tries to account for the strategies and innovations that lead to results. And it tries to connect the ARIA strategy to past development literature by viewing the study through Albert Hirschman's work on social learning and change. This paper--a joint product of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics, and the Private and Financial Sectors Development Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region--is part of a larger effort in the Bank to draw and interpret lessons from best practices. The authors may be contacted at dellerman@worldbank.org or vkreacic@worldbank.org
Hirschmanian themes of social learning and change by David P Ellerman( file )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Albert Hirschman developed his strategy of unbalanced growth in response to the postwar theories of the "big push," development planning, and balanced growth. Ellerman "translates" today's debate about the effectiveness of conditionality and adjustment lending back into the old debate about balanced versus unbalanced growth
Property and contract in economics : the case for economic democracy by David P Ellerman( Book )
11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Management & employee buy-outs as a technique of privatization ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The socialization of entrepreneurship : the Empresarial Division of the Caja Laboral Popular by David P Ellerman( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Worker ownership : economic democracy or worker capitalism? by David P Ellerman( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A Measure theoretic approach to logical quantification by David P Ellerman( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in French and English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Helping people help themselves : autonomy-compatible assistance by David P Ellerman( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
What is a worker cooperative? by David P Ellerman( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The union as the legitimate opposition in an industrial democracy by David P Ellerman( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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David Ellerman American philosopher
Ellerman, D. P. 1943-
Ellerman, David.
Ellerman, David 1943-
Ellerman, David P.
Ellerman, David Patterson 1943-
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English (124)
French (1)
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