Development Centre

Denis Drechsler

 

 

 

Policy Analyst/Outreach Coordinator

Poverty Reduction and Social Development

Research Topics

Gender Equality and Social Policies

Labour Economics

Migration and Development

Dev.Contact@oecd.org

 

Biography

Denis Drechsler co-ordinated the outreach activities of the Poverty Reduction and Social Development group between 2007 and 2009, in particular concerning work on gender equality, migration and human security. He is now with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Denis is the author of several articles and papers studying the impact of institutions on development and co-initiator of Wikigender .

Prior to joining the Development Centre in September 2004, Denis was a member of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Group of the World Bank and a visiting fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Other employments include assistantships at the German Parliament and the European Institute for International Economic Relations. Denis completed his graduate studies in political science and economics at Potsdam University, the Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble and the University of Wisconsin.

 

CV

in English

 

 

Books & Studies

Unemployment and Labor Market Rigidities: Theory, Empirical Evidence and Recent Labor Market ReformsBy Denis Drechsler

Informal Institutions: How Social Norms Help or Hinder Development.
By Johannes Jütting, Denis Drechsler, Sebastian Bartsch and Indra de Soysa

New Actors in Health Financing: Implications for a Donor Darling
By Denis Drechsler and Felix Zimmermann

 

 

Working Papers & Policy Insights

Wikigender - Initiating Dialogue on Gender Equality
By Denis Drechsler

The Two Faces of Informal Employment in Romania
By Denis Drechsler and Theodora Xenogiani

> International Labour Mobility: Opportunity or Risk for Developing Countries?
By Denis Drechsler

The Importance of Traditions for Development: Why Sometimes Good Enough Is Enough
By Johannes Jütting, Denis Drechsler and Indra de Soysa

Facing Complexity in Development Finance: Challenges for a Donor Darling
By Felix Zimmermann and Denis Drechsler

Measuring Gender Equality: Introducing the Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base
By Johannes Jütting, Christian Morrisson, Jeff Dayton-Johnson and Denis Drechsler

The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base
By Johannes Jütting, Christian Morrisson, Jeff Dayton-Johnson and Denis Drechsler

Private Health Insurance for the Poor in Developing Countries?
By Denis Drechsler and Johannes Jütting

 

 

Other Publications

Les migrations, une source de développement à exploiter
By Denis Drechsler and Jason Gagnon, Annuaire suisse de politique de développement

Is Informal Normal? Towards more and better jobs
By Denis Drechsler, Johannes Jütting and Theodora Xenogiani, Poverty In Focus, UNDP.

Social Institutions and Gender Equality
By Denis Drechsler, Johannes Jütting and Louka Katseli, in: Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007, Paris: OECD.

Improving Gender Equality Effectively
By Denis Drechsler, EUROMED Thematic Newsletter - Role of Women in Economic Life Programme.

Gender, Institutions and Development: Better Data, Better Policies
By Denis Drechsler, Johannes Jütting and Carina Lindberg, Poverty In Focus, UNDP.

Making Insurance a Healthy Business
By Denis Drechsler and Johannes Jütting, UPsides, FMO, Netherlands.

Is there a role for private health insurance in developing countries?
By Denis Drechsler and Johannes Jütting, DIW Working Paper No. 517, German Institute for Economic Research.

Scope, Limitations, and Policy Responses (of Private Health Insurance)
By Denis Drechsler and Johannes Jütting, in: Private Voluntary Health Insurance in Development: Friend or Foe? World Bank.

 

 

Articles in Journals and in the Media

Measuring Gender (In)Equality: The OECD Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base
By Johannes Jütting, Christian Morrisson, Jeff Dayton-Johnson and Denis Drechsler, Journal of Human Development, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pages 65 - 86

Economic Development Before the Law
By Johannes Jütting and Denis Drechsler, Project Syndicate, March 2007

Different Countries, Different Needs: The Role of Private Health Insurance in Developing Countries
By Denis Drechsler and Johannes Jütting, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 32, Number 3, pages 497-534

OECD Goes Wiki
Interview with Wissensmanagement 2.0, 27 March 2008

When Indian Doctors Come to Denmark
Danish Radio, Interview with Denis Drechsler, 6 December 2007

Swivel and OECD Team Up to Promote Unique Gender Data
Marketwire, 13 August 2007