Bob Baulch

SDRI research fellow

Bob Baulch is Professor of Economics in the School of Business and Economics at Tan Tao University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Before joining Tan Tao University he was Lead Economist for the Prosperity Initiative, a community interest company registered in the UK and based in Hanoi, Viet Nam. With Prosperity Initiative, Bob worked on poverty reduction through enterprise development in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam. Bob also convenes the Poverty Dynamics and Economic Mobility Theme for the Chronic Poverty Research Centre.

Together with SDRI Coordinator Peter Davis and other colleagues from the International Food Policy Research Institute and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance Bangladesh, Bob has been working on a longitudinal study of poverty dynamics in rural Bangladesh.

Bob is trained as a development economist, and received his PhD from Stanford University in 1994. Before joining Prosperity Initiative in 2008, Bob worked for 13 years as a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex. Bob has worked in a wide range of countries in Africa, South Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Baulch, Bob, Hung T. Pham, Barry Reilly. 2012. Decomposing the ethnic gap in rural Vietnam, 19932004. Oxford Development Studies 40:1.

Baulch, Bob. 2011. The medium-term impact of the primary education stipend in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Development Effectiveness 3:2.

Baulch, Bob (ed.). 2011. Why poverty persists: poverty dynamics in Asia and Africa. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2011. Parallel realities: exploring poverty dynamics using mixed methods in Rural Bangladesh . Journal of Development Studies 47:1.

Hassan, Md. Zahidul, Wahid Quabili, Mohammad Zobair, Bob Baulch, Agnes R. Quisumbing. 2011. Sampling and survey design of the Bangladesh long-term impact study. Journal of Development Effectiveness 3:2.

Agnes R. Quisumbing, Agnes R., Bob Baulch, and Neha Kumar. 2011. Evaluating the long-term impact of anti-poverty interventions in Bangladesh: an overview. Journal of Development Effectiveness 3:2.

Baulch, Bob. 2010. The medium-term impact of the primary education stipend in rural Bangladesh. IFPRI Discussion Paper no. 976.

Baulch, Bob, Hoa Thi Minh Nguyen, Phuong Thi Thu Phuong, and Hung Thai Pham. 2010. Ethnic minority poverty in Vietnam. Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper no. 169.

Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2010. Casting the net wide and deep: lessons learned in a mixed-methods study of poverty dynamics in rural Bangladesh. CPRC Working Paper no. 155.

Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2009. Parallel realities: Exploring poverty dynamics using mixed methods in rural Bangladesh. Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper no. 142. Manchester: Chronic Poverty Research Centre.

Baulch, Bob, Henrik Hansen, Le Dang Truang, and Ngo Thi Minh Tam. 2008. The spatial integration of paddy markets in Vietnam. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59:2.

Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2008. Poverty dynamics and life trajectories in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 2:2 - Special Issue on The Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Poverty Analysis in Decision-Making, Edited by Paul Shaffer, Ravi Kanbur, Nguyen Thang, and Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey.

Baulch, Bob, Dominique Haughton, Jonathan Haughton, and Truong Thi Phi Chuyen. 2007. Ethnic minority development in Vietnam. Journal of Development Studies, 43:7.

Baulch, Bob. 2006. Aid distribution and the MDGs. World Development 34:6.

Baulch, Bob, Joe Wood, and Axel Weber. 2006. Developing a social protection index for Asia. Development Policy Review 24:1.

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