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Better Technology, Better Plots, or Better Farmers? Identifying Changes in Productivity and Risk among Malagasy Rice Farmers

Christopher B. Barrett, Christine M. Moser, Oloro V. McHugh and Joeli Barison.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2004; p ublished online November 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 11664 words.

We introduce a method for properly attributing observed productivity and risk changes among new production methods, farmers, and plots by controlling for farmer and plot heterogeneity....

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Better Technology, Better Plots, or Better Farmers? Identifying Changes in Productivity and Risk among Malagasy Rice Farms: A Comment

Zhuo Chen and Steven T. Yen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 1416 words.

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Crop Prices, Agricultural Revenues, and the Rural Economy1

Jeremy G. Weber, Conor Wall, Jason Brown and Tom Hertz.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Economic Development. 8004 words.

Policy makers in the United States often justify agricultural subsidies by stressing that agriculture is the engine of the rural economy. We use the increase in crop prices in the late...

A Declining Farm Workforce: Analysis of Panel Data from Rural Mexico

Diane Charlton and J. Edward Taylor.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 10582 words.

Analysis of nationally representative individual-level panel data from 1980 to 2010 reveals a significant negative trend in the agricultural labor supply from rural Mexico, which is the...

The Determinants of Earnings Inequalities: Panel Data Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Andrew Kerr and Francis Teal.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 11515 words.

In this article we analyse the relative importance of individual ability and labour market institutions, including public sector wage setting and trade unions, in determining earnings...

Do CAP payments reduce farm labour migration? A panel data analysis across EU regions

Alessandro Olper, Valentina Raimondi, Daniele Cavicchioli and Mauro Vigani.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 12731 words.

This paper deals with the determinants of out-farm migration across the European Union (EU) regions focusing on the role played by CAP payments. We add to the existing literature in three...

Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase in Indonesia

Joppe de Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, Menno Pradhan and Halsey Rogers.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Particular Labour Markets; Education and Research Institutions; Design of Experiments; Economic Development. 17474 words.

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How does a large unconditional increase in salary affect the performance of incumbent employees in the public sector? We present experimental evidence...

The economics of global health: an assessment

Andrew W. K. Farlow.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Particular Labour Markets; Economics of Health; Public Economics. 10462 words.

The international community, through the Millennium Development Goals and now the Sustainable Development Goals, has long recognized the critical role of improved global health in achieving...

The End of Farm Labor Abundance

J. Edward Taylor, Diane Charlton and Antonio Yúnez-Naude.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Development; Particular Labour Markets; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Agricultural Economics; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 3875 words.

An analysis of nationally representative panel data from rural Mexico, with observations in years 2002, 2007, and 2010, suggests that the same shift out of farm work that characterized U.S....

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Evaluating innovation and labour market relationships: the case of Italy

Luca Pieroni and Fabrizio Pompei.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2008; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Particular Labour Markets; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 9456 words.

In this paper the link between labour market flexibility and innovation is analysed paying particular attention to the different technological regimes of economic activities and the...

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Factors Influencing the Payments to Women in Malian Agriculture

Nina Lilja, John H. Sanders, Catherine A. Durham, Hugo De Groote and Issiaka Dembélé.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1996; p ublished online December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Fertilizer Use, Risk, and Off-Farm Labor Markets in the Semi-Arid Tropics of India

Russell L. Lamb.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2003; p ublished online May 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 7849 words.

A two-period model is developed in which a risk-averse farmer uses off-farm labor to smooth consumption, leading to greater use of fertilizer. Fertilizer demand is shown to increase with...

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Frontier Knowledge and Scientific Production: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science

Alessandro Iaria, Carlo Schwarz and Fabian Waldinger.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic History; Economywide Country Studies; Particular Labour Markets; Education and Research Institutions. 24357 words.

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We show that World War I and the subsequent boycott against Central scientists severely interrupted international scientific cooperation. After 1914,...

Globalisation and poverty in Senegal: a worst case scenario?

Miet Maertens, Liesbeth Colen and Johan F. M. Swinnen.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; International Factor Movements and International Business; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8233 words.

There is no consensus about how globalisation – trade and foreign investments – affects poverty reduction. Using household survey data, this study contributes to the empirical literature on...

Globalization and the Gender Wage Gap

Remco H. Oostendorp.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Particular Labour Markets; Economic Development. 8252 words.

There are several theoretical reasons why globalization will have a narrowing as well as a widening effect on the gender wage gap, but little is known about the actual impact, except for...

Heterogeneous Technology Diffusion and Ricardian Trade Patterns

William R Kerr.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Particular Labour Markets; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies. 10608 words.

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Migration and trade are often linked through ethnic networks boosting bilateral trade. This study uses migration to quantify the importance of...

How Do African Farm Households Respond to Changes in Current and Past Weather Patterns? A Structural Panel Data Analysis from Malawi

Juan Sesmero, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert and Aaron Cook.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Particular Labour Markets; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics. 14535 words.

We use three waves of nationally representative household-level panel data from Malawi to estimate a structural model characterizing the response of smallholder farm households to current...

Impacts of Policy Reforms on the Supply of Mexican Labor to U.S. Farms: New Evidence from Mexico

Stephen R. Boucher, Aaron Smith, J. Edward Taylor and Antonio Yúnez-Naude.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Agricultural Economics; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 5839 words.

The availability of immigrant farm-workers from Mexico is a critical factor affecting the U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable sector. This paper uses retrospective panel data from rural Mexico...

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Labor Supervision and Institutional Conditions: Evidence from Bicol Rice Farms

Sanjaya DeSilva, Robert E. Evenson and Ayal Kimhi.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8435 words.

This article analyzes labor supervision activities reported in a survey of rice farmers in the Bicol region of the Philippines. We present a theoretical model that relates supervision...

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Little innovation, many jobs: An econometric analysis of the Italian labour productivity crisis

Federico Lucidi and Alfred Kleinknecht.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development; Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Labour and Demographic Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining. 8505 words.

Over the past 20 years, Italy has realised changes in labour legislation, leading to a decentralisation of wage bargaining and increased flexibility in labour relations. Both these factors...

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