Recent working papers and articles under review

Hartwig, Renate, Robert Sparrow, Sri Budiyati, Athia Yumna, Nila Warda, Asep Suryahadi and Arjun Bedi, "Effects of Decentralized Health Care Financing on Maternal Care in Indonesia", HEFPA Working Paper 28, Erasmus University Rotterdam, March 2015.

Mebratie, Anagaw, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, Degnet Abebaw, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, "The Impact of Ethiopia’s Pilot Community Based Health Insurance Scheme on Healthcare Utilization and Cost of Care", ISS Working Paper 593, October 2014.

Yilma, Zelalem, Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Marleen Dekker, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, "Channels of Impoverishment Due to Ill-Health in Rural Ethiopia", ISS Working Paper 592, September 2014.

Budiyati, Sri, Athia Yumna, Nila Warda, Robert Sparrow, Asep Suryahadi and Arjun Bedi, "Sub-national Health Care Financing Reforms in Indonesia", HEFPA Working Paper 15, Erasmus University Rotterdam, November 2013.

Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, "Community-Based Health Insurance Schemes: A Systematic Review", ISS Working Paper 568, October 2013.


Publications

Kis-Katos, Krisztina, and Robert Sparrow, 2015 "Poverty, Labour Markets and Trade Liberalization in Indonesia", Journal of Development Economics 117: 94-106.

Grimm, Michael, Robert Sparrow and Luca Tasciotti, 2015 "Does Electrification Spur the Fertility Transition? Evidence from Indonesia", Demography 52(5): 1773-1796.

Mebratie, Anagaw, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, 2015, "Enrolment in Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance Scheme", World Development 74: 58–76.

Khan, Farid, Arjun S. Bedi and Robert Sparrow, 2015, "Sickness and Death: Economic Consequences and Coping Strategies of the Urban Poor in Bangladesh", World Development 72: 255–266.

Mebratie, Anagaw, Robert Sparrow, Zelalem Yilma, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, 2015, "Dropping out of Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance Scheme", Health Policy and Planning 30(10): 1296-1306.

Yilma, Zelalem, Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Marleen Dekker, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, 2015, "Impact of Ethiopia’s Community Based Health Insurance on Household Economic Welfare", World Bank Economic Review 29: S164-S173.

Yilma, Zelalem, Anagaw Mebratie, Robert Sparrow, Degnet Abebaw, Marleen Dekker, Getnet Alemu and Arjun S. Bedi, 2014, "Coping with Shocks in Rural Ethiopia", Journal of Development Studies 50(7): 1009-1024.

Sparrow, Robert, Ellen van de Poel, Gracia Hadiwidjaja, Athia Yumna, Nila Warda and Asep Suryahadi, 2014, "Coping with the Economic Consequences of Ill Health in Indonesia", Health Economics 23(6): 719-728.

Forero-Ramírez, Nohora, Luis F. Gamboa, Arjun S. Bedi and Robert Sparrow 2014, "Child Malnutrition and Prenatal Care: Evidence from Three Latin American Countries", Pan American Journal of Public Health 35(3): 163-171.

Sparrow, Robert, Asep Suryahadi and Wenefrida Widyanti, 2013, "Social Health Insurance for the Poor: Targeting and Impact of Indonesia's Askeskin Program", Social Science & Medicine 96: 264-271.

Kruse, Ioana, Menno Pradhan and Robert Sparrow, 2012, "Marginal Benefit Incidence of Public Health Spending: Evidence from Indonesian sub-national data", Journal of Health Economics 31(1): 147-157.

Kis-Katos, Krisztina, and Robert Sparrow, 2011, "Child Labor and Trade Liberalization in Indonesia", Journal of Human Resources 46(4): 722-749.

Iturriza, Ana, Arjun S. Bedi and Robert Sparrow, 2011, "Unemployment Assistance and Transition to Employment in Argentina", Economic Development and Cultural Change 59(4): 811-837.

Sparrow, Robert, 2011, "Social Health Insurance: Towards Universal Coverage for the Poor?", in Manning, C., and S. Sumarto (eds) Employment, Living Standards and Poverty in Contemporary Indonesia, pp. 221-244. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Calero, Carla, Arjun S. Bedi and Robert Sparrow, 2009, "Remittances, Liquidity Constraints and Human Capital Investments in Ecuador", World Development 37(6): 1143-1154.

Sparrow, Robert, 2008, "Targeting the Poor in Times of Crisis: The Indonesian Health Card", Health Policy and Planning 23(3): 188-199.

Pradhan, Menno, Fadia Saadah and Robert Sparrow, 2007, "Did the Health Card Program Ensure Access to Medical Care for the Poor during Indonesia's Economic Crisis?", World Bank Economic Review 21(1): 125-150.

Sparrow, Robert, 2007, "Protecting Education for the Poor in Times of Crisis: An Evaluation of a Scholarship Programme in Indonesia", Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 69(1): 99-122.

Sparrow, Robert, 2006, Health, Education and Economic Crisis: Protecting the Poor in Indonesia, PhD Dissertation, Tinbergen Institute Research Series 373. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit.
Awarded the KVS-medal by the Royal Netherlands Economics Association (Koninklijke Vereniging voor Staathuishoudkunde, KVS), for the best doctoral thesis in economics of the academic years 2004/2005 and 2005/2006.
Abstract published in Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 43(3), 2007: 400-401.

Lanjouw, Peter, Menno Pradhan, Fadia Saadah, Haneen Sayed and Robert Sparrow, 2002, "Poverty, Education and Health in Indonesia: Who Benefits from Public Spending?", in Morrisson, C. (ed.), Education and Health Expenditures, and Development: The cases of Indonesia and Peru, 17-78. Paris: Development Centre Studies, OECD Development Centre.

Lanjouw, Peter, Jaime Quizon and Robert Sparrow, 2001, "Non-Agricultural Earnings in Peri-urban Areas of Tanzania: Evidence from Household Survey Data", Food Policy 26(4): 385-403.