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Charles Kenny

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First Name:Charles
Middle Name:James
Last Name:Kenny
RePEc Short-ID:pke79
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Twitter: @charlesjkenny


Center for Global Development (CGD)

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:cgdevus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Charles Kenny & Dev Patel, 2017. "Estimating the SDGs' Demand for Innovation," Working Papers 469, Center for Global Development.
  2. Charles Kenny, Dev Patel, 2017. "Gender Laws, Values, and Outcomes: Evidence from the World Values Survey - Working Paper 452," Working Papers 452, Center for Global Development.
  3. Charles Kenny & Dev Patel, 2017. "Norms and Reform: Legalizing Homosexuality Improves Attitudes," Working Papers 465, Center for Global Development.
  4. Charles Kenny and Ben Crisman, 2016. "Results Through Transparency: Does Publicity Lead to Better Procurement? - Working Paper 437," Working Papers 437, Center for Global Development.
  5. Ben Crisman, Sarah Dykstra, Charles Kenny and Megan O'Donnell, 2016. "The Impact of Legislation on the Hazard of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Burkina Faso - Working Paper 432," Working Papers 432, Center for Global Development.
  6. Sarah Dykstra, Amanda Glassman, Charles Kenny, and Justin Sandefur, 2015. "The Impact of Gavi on Vaccination Rates: Regression Discontinuity Evidence - Working Paper 394," Working Papers 394, Center for Global Development.
  7. Charles Kenny, William Savedoff, 2013. "Can Results-Based Payments Reduce Corruption?-Working Paper 345," Working Papers 345, Center for Global Development.
  8. Lant Pritchett, Charles Kenny, 2013. "Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The Risks of Defining Development Down-Working Paper 338," Working Papers 338, Center for Global Development.
  9. Lant Pritchett & Charles Kenny, 2013. "Promoting Millennium Development Ideals: The Risks of Defining Development Down," CID Working Papers 265, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
  10. Charles Kenny, Jonathan Karver, and Andy Sumner, 2012. "MDGs 2.0: What Goals, Targets, and Timeframe? - Working Paper 297," Working Papers 297, Center for Global Development.
  11. Kenny, Charles & Klein, Michael & Sztajerowska, Monika, 2011. "A trio of perspectives on corruption : bias, speed money and"grand theft infrastructure"," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5889, The World Bank.
  12. Charles Kenny, Andy Sumner, 2011. "More Money or More Development: What Have the MDGs Achieved- Working Paper 278," Working Papers 278, Center for Global Development.
  13. Ursula Casabonne and Charles Kenny, 2011. "The Best Things in Life are (Nearly) Free: Technology, Knowledge and Global Health - Working Paper 252," Working Papers 252, Center for Global Development.
  14. Charles Kenny, 2011. "Bentham from the Crypt Once More: Politicians in Pursuit of Happiness," Working Papers id:4332, eSocialSciences.
  15. Charles Kenny, 2011. "Publishing Construction Contracts as a Tool for Efficiency and Good Governance - Working Paper 272," Working Papers 272, Center for Global Development.
  16. Kenny, Charles, 2010. "Publishing construction contracts and outcome details," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5247, The World Bank.
  17. Charles Kenny, 2010. "Learning about Schools in Development - Working Paper 236," Working Papers 236, Center for Global Development.
  18. Charles Kenny, 2010. "Learning about Schools in Development," Working Papers id:3386, eSocialSciences.
  19. Kenny, Charles & Musatova, Maria, 2010. "'Red flags of corruption'in world bank projects : an analysis of infrastructure contracts," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5243, The World Bank.
  20. Jonathan Halpern & Charles Kenny & Eric Dickson & David Erhardt & Chloe Oliver, 2009. "Deterring Corruption and Improving Governance in the Urban Water & Sanitation Sector," World Bank Publications - Reports 11737, The World Bank Group.
  21. Kenny, Charles, 2009. "Why do people die in earthquakes ? the costs, benefits and institutions of disaster risk reduction in developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4823, The World Bank.
  22. Yogita Mumssen & Charles Kenny, 2007. "Output-Based Aid in Infrastructure : A Tool for Reducing the Impact of Corruption," World Bank Publications - Reports 11029, The World Bank Group.
  23. Kenny, Charles, 2007. "Infrastructure governance and corruption : where next ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4331, The World Bank.
  24. Kenny, Charles, 2007. "Construction, corruption, and developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4271, The World Bank.
  25. Kenny, Charles, 2007. "A Note on the Ethical Implications of the Stern Review," MPRA Paper 2281, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  26. Kenny, Charles, 2006. "What is effective aid? How would donors allocate It?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4005, The World Bank.
  27. Kenny, Charles, 2006. "Measuring and reducing the impact of corruption in infrastructure," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4099, The World Bank.
  28. Kenny, Charles, 2005. "Reforming the posts : abandoning the monopoly-supported postal universal service obligation in developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3627, The World Bank.
  29. Michael A. Clemens & Charles J. Kenny & Todd J. Moss, 2004. "The Trouble with the MDGs: Confronting Expectations of Aid and Development Success," Working Papers 40, Center for Global Development.
  30. Charles J. Kenny, 2002. "The Internet and Economic Growth in Least Developed Countries: A Case of Managing Expectations?," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2002-75, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  31. Charles Kenny, 2001. "Internet Economic Toolkit for African Policy Makers," World Bank Publications - Reports 9796, The World Bank Group.


  1. Casabonne, Ursula & Kenny, Charles, 2012. "The Best Things in Life are (Nearly) Free: Technology, Knowledge, and Global Health," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 21-35.
  2. Charles Kenny, 2012. "Solow'S Return: Inventions, Ideas And The Quality Of Life," Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy (JICEP), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 3(02), pages 1-15.
  3. Charles Kenny, 2010. "Is Anywhere Stuck in a Malthusian Trap?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 63(2), pages 192-205, May.
  4. Kenny, Charles, 2009. "Is there an anticorruption agenda in utilities?," Utilities Policy, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 156-165, June.
  5. Charles Kenny, 2009. "Measuring Corruption in Infrastructure: Evidence from Transition and Developing Countries," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(3), pages 314-332.
  6. Charles Kenny, 2009. "There's more to life than money: Exploring the levels|growth paradox in income and health," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(1), pages 24-41.
  7. Charles Kenny, 2008. "What is effective aid? How would donors allocate it?," The European Journal of Development Research, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 20(2), pages 330-346.
  8. Mohsen Khalil & Charles Kenny, 2008. "The Next Decade of ICT Development: Access, Applications, and the Forces of Convergence," Information Technologies and International Development, MIT Press, vol. 4(3), pages 1-6, April/Jul.
  9. Charles KENNY, 2008. "What's Not Converging? East Asia's Relative Performance in Income, Health, and Education," Asian Economic Policy Review, Japan Center for Economic Research, vol. 3(1), pages 19-37, June.
  10. Charles Kenny, 2008. "Transport Construction, Corruption and Developing Countries," Transport Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(1), pages 21-41, March.
  11. Clemens, Michael A. & Kenny, Charles J. & Moss, Todd J., 2007. "The Trouble with the MDGs: Confronting Expectations of Aid and Development Success," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 35(5), pages 735-751, May.
  12. Kenny, Charles, 2007. "The Challenge of Affluence: Self Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950. By Avner Offer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. xviii + 454 pp. Illustrations, figures, ta," Business History Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 81(2), pages 343-346, July.
  13. Charles Kenny, 2006. "Were People in the Past Poor and Miserable?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(2), pages 275-306, May.
  14. Charles Kenny, 2005. "Does Development Make You Happy? Subjective Wellbeing And Economic Growth In Developing Countries," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 73(2), pages 199-219, September.
  15. Kenny, Charles, 2005. "Why Are We Worried About Income? Nearly Everything that Matters is Converging," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 1-19, January.
  16. Reynolds, Taylor & Kenny, Charles & Liu, Jia & Qiang, Christine Zhen-Wei, 2004. "Networking for foreign direct investment: the telecommunications industry and its effect on investment," Information Economics and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 159-164, June.
  17. Charles Kenny, 2003. "The Internet and Economic Growth in Less-developed Countries: A Case of Managing Expectations? 1," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(1), pages 99-113.
  18. James Bond, Charles Kenny, 2002. "The price of oil: is it low and is that bad?," International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 17(4), pages 283-291.
  19. Forestier, Emmanuel & Grace, Jeremy & Kenny, Charles, 2002. "Can information and communication technologies be pro-poor?," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(11), pages 623-646, December.
  20. Kenny, Charles & Williams, David, 2001. "What Do We Know About Economic Growth? Or, Why Don't We Know Very Much?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 1-22, January.
  21. Charles Kenny, 1999. "Why aren't countries rich?: Weak states and bad neighbourhoods," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(5), pages 26-47.
  22. Charles Kenny, 1999. "Does Growth Cause Happiness, or Does Happiness Cause Growth?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(1), pages 3-25, February.
  23. Kenny, Charles J. & Moss, Todd J., 1998. "Stock markets in Africa: Emerging lions or white elephants?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 26(5), pages 829-843, May.
  24. Kenny, Charles & Keremane, Rym, 0. "Toward universal telephone access: Market progress and progress beyond the market," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(3-4), pages 155-163, April.


  1. Charles Kenny & Maria Musatova, 2011. "‘Red Flags of Corruption’ in World Bank Projects: An Analysis of Infrastructure Contracts," Chapters, in: Susan Rose-Ackerman & Tina Søreide (ed.), International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Volume Two, chapter 18, Edward Elgar Publishing.


  1. Jeremy Grace & Charles Kenny & Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang & Jia Liu & Taylor Reynolds, 2003. "Information and Communication Technologies and Broad-Based Development : A Partial Review of the Evidence," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 15053, October.
  2. Carter Eltzroth & Charles Kenny, 2003. "Broadcasting and Development : Options for the World Bank," World Bank Publications - Books, The World Bank Group, number 15079, October.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 19 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-DEV: Development (9) 2004-05-16 2006-08-26 2007-01-13 2007-07-07 2009-02-14 2011-01-03 2013-10-18 2016-02-29 2016-09-25. Author is listed
  2. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (3) 2011-01-03 2011-03-05 2017-05-07
  3. NEP-REG: Regulation (3) 2007-01-13 2007-07-07 2007-09-09
  4. NEP-AFR: Africa (2) 2004-05-16 2006-09-16
  5. NEP-EDU: Education (2) 2011-01-03 2011-03-05
  6. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (2) 2007-03-24 2017-11-05
  7. NEP-LAW: Law & Economics (2) 2016-09-25 2017-10-15
  8. NEP-PKE: Post Keynesian Economics (2) 2011-03-05 2014-01-17
  9. NEP-PPM: Project, Program & Portfolio Management (2) 2007-09-09 2010-04-17
  10. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (2) 2006-09-16 2017-10-15
  11. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (1) 2005-12-14
  12. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (1) 2017-05-07
  13. NEP-ENE: Energy Economics (1) 2007-03-24
  14. NEP-FMK: Financial Markets (1) 2006-09-16
  15. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (1) 2016-02-29
  16. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (1) 2017-10-15
  17. NEP-INO: Innovation (1) 2017-11-05
  18. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (1) 2007-09-09
  19. NEP-UPT: Utility Models & Prospect Theory (1) 2007-03-24
  20. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2011-01-03


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