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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Law and Political Science D-index 34 Citations 27,070 101 World Ranking 275 National Ranking 180

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • China

Michael Woolcock mainly focuses on Social capital, Social reproduction, Social mobility, Individual capital and Economic system. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Social relation, Data collection and Public relations. His research in Social reproduction focuses on subjects like Political economy, which are connected to Public policy, Institution, Development studies and Social theory.

His Social mobility research incorporates themes from Social status and Labour economics. His Economic system research incorporates elements of Productivity, Wishful thinking and Operations research. He works mostly in the field of Social science, limiting it down to concerns involving Development policy and, occasionally, Corporate governance.

His most cited work include:

  • Social capital and economic development: Toward a theoretical synthesis and policy framework (3653 citations)
  • Social capital: implications for development theory, research, and policy (2851 citations)
  • Health by association? Social capital, social theory, and the political economy of public health (1427 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Michael Woolcock spends much of his time researching Public relations, Politics, Best practice, Rule of law and Economic growth. His Public relations research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Empowerment, Conflict management, Process and Accountability. His study in Politics is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Government, Salience and Economic system.

The Best practice study which covers Capacity building that intersects with Corporate governance. His Rule of law study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Public administration, Economic Justice, Good governance and Law and economics. His research in Social change intersects with topics in Social relation and Social capital, Social reproduction.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Public relations (21.14%)
  • Politics (20.33%)
  • Best practice (18.70%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Best practice (18.70%)
  • Scale (7.32%)
  • Capacity building (8.13%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Michael Woolcock mainly investigates Best practice, Scale, Capacity building, Economic growth and Public relations. His Best practice research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Government, Risk analysis and Politics. In his study, which falls under the umbrella issue of Politics, Social capital is strongly linked to Incentive.

His work in the fields of Economic growth, such as Social change and Social transformation, intersects with other areas such as Social accounting. His work carried out in the field of Public relations brings together such families of science as Inclusion, Information technology, Rule of law and Process. The Process study combines topics in areas such as Political economy and State.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action (69 citations)
  • Enhancing public health outcomes in developing countries: from good policies and best practices to better implementation. (6 citations)
  • Building State Capability (6 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • China

His primary areas of study are Risk analysis, Scale, Capacity building, Best practice and Public sector. His Best practice study combines topics in areas such as Information technology, Process and Public relations. His study looks at the relationship between Public relations and topics such as Rule of law, which overlap with Health care.

His study looks at the relationship between Public sector and fields such as Financial management, as well as how they intersect with chemical problems. His studies in Management science integrate themes in fields like Legitimacy and Politics. He has included themes like State, Political economy, Community organization and Technocracy in his Legitimacy study.

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Best Publications

The Varieties of Resource Experience: Natural Resource Export Structures and the Political Economy of Economic Growth

Jonathan Isham;Michael Woolcock;Lant Pritchett;Gwen Busby.
The World Bank Economic Review (2005)

1189 Citations

Solutions when the Solution is the Problem: Arraying the Disarray in Development

Lant Pritchett;Michael Woolcock.
World Development (2004)

879 Citations

World development report 2006 : equity and development

Berk Ozler;Tamar Manuelyan Atinc;Abhijit Banerjee;Francisco H.G. Ferreira.
(2006)

797 Citations

Escaping Capability Traps Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)

Matthew R. Andrews;Lant Pritchett;Michael J. Woolcock.
World Development (2013)

661 Citations

Exploring social capital debates at the World Bank

Anthony Bebbington;Scott Guggenheim;Elizabeth Olson;Michael Woolcock.
Journal of Development Studies (2004)

426 Citations

Governance in the gullies : democratic responsiveness and leadership in Delhi's slums

Saumitra Jha;Vijayendra Rao;Michael S. Jha V. R.-A.-O. Woolcock.
World Development (2005)

247 Citations

Conditional, unconditional and everything in between: a systematic review of the effects of cash transfer programmes on schooling outcomes

Sarah Baird;Francisco H.G. Ferreira;Berk Özler;Michael Woolcock.
Journal of Development Effectiveness (2014)

240 Citations

Using mixed methods in monitoring and evaluation: experiences from international development

Michael Bamberger;Michael Bamberger;Vijayendra Rao;Michael Woolcock;Michael Woolcock.
Research Papers in Economics (2010)

227 Citations

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