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Elbers, Chris

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Works: 27 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 222 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HG3881.5.W57, 339.2
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Publications by Chris Elbers
Most widely held works by Chris Elbers
Re-Interpreting Sub-Group Inequality Decompositions by Chris Elbers( file )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The authors propose a modification to the conventional approach of decomposing income inequality by population sub-groups. Specifically, they propose a measure that evaluates observed between-group inequality against a benchmark of maximum between-group inequality that can be attained when the number and relative sizes of groups under examination are fixed. The authors argue that such a modification can provide a complementary perspective on the question of whether a particular population breakdown is salient to an assessment of inequality in a country. As their measure normalizes between-group inequality by the number and relative sizes of groups, it is also less subject to problems of comparability across different settings. The authors show that for a large set of countries their assessment of the importance of group differences typically increases substantially on the basis of this approach. The ranking of countries (or different population groups) can also differ from that obtained using traditional decomposition methods. Finally, they observe an interesting pattern of higher levels of overall inequality in countries where their measure finds higher between-group contributions
How Good A Map ? Putting Small Area Estimation To The Test by Gabriel Demombynes( file )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The authors examine the performance of small area welfare estimation. The method combines census and survey data to produce spatially disaggregated poverty and inequality estimates. To test the method, they compare predicted welfare indicators for a set of target populations with their true values. They construct target populations using actual data from a census of households in a set of rural Mexican communities. They examine estimates along three criteria: accuracy of confidence intervals, bias, and correlation with true values. The authors find that while point estimates are very stable, the precision of the estimates varies with alternative simulation methods. While the original approach of numerical gradient estimation yields standard errors that seem appropriate, some computationally less-intensive simulation procedures yield confidence intervals that are slightly too narrow. The precision of estimates is shown to diminish markedly if unobserved location effects at the village level are not well captured in underlying consumption models. With well specified models there is only slight evidence of bias, but the authors show that bias increases if underlying models fail to capture latent location effects. Correlations between estimated and true welfare at the local level are highest for mean expenditure and poverty measures and lower for inequality measures
Are neighbors equal? : estimating local inequality in three developing countries ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Primary education in Zambia by A. A. M. de Kemp( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
General equilibrium models of environmental regulation and international trade by Chris Elbers( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Producing an improved geographic profile of poverty : methodology and evidence from three developing countries ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Are neighbors equal? Estimating local inequality in three developing coutries ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Micro-level estimation of welfare by Chris Elbers( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Re-interpreting sub-group inequality decompositions ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Woon je eigen leven by Joop Schaffels( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 1 library worldwide
Environmental regulation and international trade: a general equilibrium approach ( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
De evolutie, definitie en implementatie van enterprise resources planning by Chris Elbers( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 1 library worldwide
Growth and risk : methodology and micro evidence by Chris Elbers( Article )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
On the unequal inequality of poor communities by Chris Elbers( Article )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis by Chris Elbers( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Estimation of Normal Mixtures in a Nested Error Model with an Application to Small Area Estimation of Poverty and Inequality by Elbers( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 0 libraries worldwide
World Bank Economic Review 21 (1), Mar 2007 by Chris Elbers( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of Development Programs : Randomized Controlled Trials or Regressions? by Chris Elbers( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Can project evaluation methods be used to evaluate programs: complex interventions involving multiple activities? A program evaluation cannot be based simply on separate evaluations of its components if interactions between the activities are important. In this paper a measure is proposed, the total program effect (TPE), which is an extension of the average treatment effect on the treated (ATET). It explicitly takes into account that in the real world (with heterogeneous treatment effects) individual treatment effects and program assignment are often correlated. The TPE can also deal with the common situation in which such a correlation is the result of decisions on (intended) program participation not being taken centrally. In this context RCTs are less suitable even for the simplest interventions. The TPE can be estimated by applying regression techniques to observational data from a representative sample from the targeted population. The approach is illustrated with an evaluation of a health insurance program in Vietnam
Evaluation of non-governmental development organizations by Chris Elbers( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are now widely used in development economics. However, their use is often resisted by non-governmental development organizations. The objections they raise differ between the three types of activities of such non-governmental organizations (NGOs): capacity building, advocacy, and service delivery. This paper discusses the objections and alternatives to RCTs for each type. RCTs might not be appropriate even for service delivery, the activity which would appear to be best suited to their use. This is because typically local NGO staff can use their discretion in selecting communities or individuals for participation in a service-delivery programme. A standard RCT does not mimic the use of private knowledge of local circumstances and can therefore be misleading
Estimation of normal mixtures in a nested error model with an application to small area estimation of poverty and inequality by Chris Elbers( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This paper proposes a method for estimating distribution functions that are associated with the nested errors in linear mixed models. The estimator incorporates Empirical Bayes prediction while making minimal assumptions about the shape of the error distributions. The application presented in this paper is the small area estimation of poverty and inequality, although this denotes by no means the only application. Monte-Carlo simulations show that estimates of poverty and inequality can be severely biased when the non-normality of the errors is ignored. The bias can be as high as 2 to 3 percent on a poverty rate of 20 to 30 percent. Most of this bias is resolved when using the proposed estimator. The approach is applicable to both survey-to-census and survey-to-survey prediction
 
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Alternative Names
Elbers, Chris
Elbers, Christianus Theodorus Maria
Languages
English (34)
Dutch (2)
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