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Jan Willem Gunning (DPhil Oxford) is emeritus professor of development economics. He has  been a staff member of the World Bank in Washington DC and  a professor at the University of Oxford where he was the director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies.

Research

His research interests include impact evaluation; transport cost and rural welfare; and the demand for insurance in developing countries.

Prizes and Awards

He received an honory doctorate from the University of Auvergne (France) for his leading role in economic research on Africa. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and served on the KNAW board as the Academy’s general secretary, 2011-2016.

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Selected Research Output 1996 2018

Growth and Risk: Methodology and Micro Evidence

Elbers, C. T. M., Gunning, J. W. & Kinsey, B. H., 2007, In : World Bank Economic Review. 21, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

methodology
evidence
Methodology
panel data
behavioral response

Explaining African Economic Performance

Collier, P. & Gunning, J. W., 1999, In : The Journal of Economic Literature. 37, p. 64-111 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

The IMF's Role in Structural Adjustment

Collier, P. & Gunning, J. W., 1999, In : Economic Journal. 109, p. F634-651 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademic

Trade Shocks in Developing Countries. Volume 1: Africa

Collier, P. & Gunning, J. W., 1999, Oxford: Oxford University press. 500 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

Activities 2008 2011

  • 9 Lecture / Presentation
  • 4 Editorial work

Vulnerability in the LDCs: The role of risk management instruments

J.W. Gunning (Speaker)
9 Mar 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Index-based weather insurance contracts: Towards a two-level group-individual approach

J.W. Gunning (Speaker)
22 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The demand for insurance under limited credibility

J.W. Gunning (Speaker)
18 May 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The demand for insurance under limited credibility

J.W. Gunning (Speaker)
13 May 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

What drives development? Economic history meets development economics

J.W. Gunning (Speaker)
17 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Prizes

Synthesis of Joint MFS II Evaluations

J.W. Gunning (Recipient), 2012

PrizeAcademic