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Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto and Christopher Udry.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; Agricultural Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance. 19024 words.

The investment decisions of small-scale farmers in developing countries are conditioned by their financial environment. Binding credit market constraints and incomplete insurance can limit...

A behavioral model of simultaneous borrowing and saving

Karna Basu.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Banking; Economic Development. 3304 words.

Why do individuals borrow and save at the same time? This paper proposes a new explanation in settings where savings are not secure. A sophisticated hyperbolic discounter who foresees an...

British infrastructure policy and the gradual return of the state

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10374 words.

The state of British infrastructure is the source of almost continuous study and criticism. There is now a host of new demands in water, energy, transport and communications which require a...

Creative chaos? Globalization, agglomeration and the metropolis

Sam Cole.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Development Planning and Policy. 8769 words.

This article offers a formal macro-economic exposition of a creativity-driven metropolitan-region located within the global context of abundance of capital, demand, information, and...

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Estimating risk preferences in the presence of bifurcated wealth dynamics: can we identify static risk aversion amidst dynamic risk responses?

Travis J. Lybbert, David R. Just and Christopher B. Barrett.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 6262 words.

Estimating risk preferences is tricky because controlling for confounding factors is difficult. Omitting or imperfectly controlling for these factors can attribute too much observable...

Funeral Insurance: An Inter-Generational Commitment Device?

Erlend Berg.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance; Economic Development. 12439 words.


Funeral insurance is a global phenomenon that has existed throughout history and remains hugely popular in Africa today. Yet as a distinct financial...

Growth and Risk: Methodology and Micro Evidence

Chris Elbers, Jan Willem Gunning and Bill Kinsey.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Econometric Modelling; Economic Development. 7767 words.

How exposure to risk affects economic growth is a key issue in development. This article quantifies both the ex ante and ex post effects of risk using long-running panel data for rural...

Investment reluctance: irreversibility or imperfect capital markets?

Silke Hüttel, Oliver Mußhoff and Martin Odening.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 9093 words.

Low investment rates are a puzzling phenomenon particularly in transition economies with an urgent need for modernisation. The literature offers two alternative explanations: imperfect...

Risk and Schooling Decisions in Rural Madagascar: A Panel Data-Analysis

Flore Gubert and Anne-Sophie Robilliard.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2008; p ublished online July 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economywide Country Studies; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Education and Research Institutions. 7529 words.

Most households in rural Madagascar are engaged in agriculture and derive a large share of their income from the production of food or cash crops and from animal husbandry. However,...

A Theory of Income Smoothing When Insiders Know More Than Outsiders

Viral V. Acharya and Bart M. Lambrecht.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Accounting; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Corporate Governance. 15617 words.

We develop a theory of income and payout smoothing by firms when insiders know more about income than outside shareholders, but property rights ensure that outsiders can enforce a fair...

Trade Liberalization and Investment: Firm-level Evidence from Mexico

Ivan T. Kandilov and Aslı Leblebicioğlu.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; International Trade; Economic Development; Development Planning and Policy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth. 11891 words.

Plant-level panel data from Mexico's Annual Industrial Survey is employed to evaluate the impact of reductions in tariffs and import license coverage on final goods, as well as...