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Addressing the “Wicked Problem” of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert, Thomas Jayne and Gerald Shively.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Regulation; Development Planning and Policy; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 8875 words.

This article reviews and critically assesses evidence on input subsidy programs implemented in selected countries over the past decade in Africa. We believe that input subsidies should be...

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Addressing the Natural Resource Curse: An Illustration from Nigeria

Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Arvind Subramanian.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 13662 words.

Some natural resources—oil and minerals in particular—exert a negative and non-linear impact on growth via their deleterious impact on institutional quality. We show this result to be very...

Adoption of Bt Cotton and Impact Variability: Insights from India

Matin Qaim, Arjunan Subramanian, Gopal Naik and David Zilberman.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 4192 words.

There is a growing body of literature about the impacts of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton in developing countries. While many studies show remarkable benefits for farmers, there are...

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Advances in Chinese Agriculture and its Global Implications

Colin A. Carter, Funing Zhong and Jing Zhu.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 15165 words.

In the past thirty years, China has made great strides in terms of boosting food production while simultaneously reducing the number of its rural poor. This success was largely accomplished...

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Agricultural Biotechnology Adoption in Developing Countries

Matin Qaim.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 4507 words.

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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...

Agricultural Globalization: Is It Good or Bad for Developing Economies?: Discussion Paper

Philip G. Pardey.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2006; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 1238 words.

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Agricultural Industrialization: A Metaeconomics Look at the Metaphors by which we Live

Gary D. Lynne.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Methodology; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

Agriculture continues to be driven by rapid technological change on the base of a particular kind of value system. This path produces an abundance and variety of high-quality food and...

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Agricultural Market Reforms in South Asia

Raisuddin Ahmed.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 1996; p ublished online August 1996 .

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

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Agricultural Productivity Growth in the Andean Community

Lisa M. Pfeiffer.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 3477 words.

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Agricultural Sustainability and Technology Adoption: Issues and Policies for Developing Countries

David R. Lee.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 5907 words.

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Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Poverty Dynamics in Three Developing Countries

Julie Litchfield, Neil McCulloch and L. Alan Winters.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Economic Development. 4607 words.

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Agriculture and the Changing Nation-State: Implications for Policy and Political Economy

James T. Bonnen, Douglas D. Hedley and David B. Schweikhardt.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Capitalist Systems; Agricultural Economics; Public Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Agriculture, Climate, and Technology: Why are the Tropics Falling Behind?

John Luke Gallup and Jeffrey D. Sachs.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2000; p ublished online August 2000 .

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

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Agriculture in Economic Development: Primary Engine of Growth or Chicken and Egg?

Isabelle Tsakok and Bruce Gardner.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Development; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Agricultural Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions. 3743 words.

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Agrifood Grades and Standards in the Extended Mercosur: Their Role in the Changing Agrifood System

Elizabeth M. M. Q. Farina and Thomas Reardon.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2000; p ublished online December 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Analysing food price trends in the context of Engel’s Law and the Prebisch-Singer hypothesis

By John Baffes and Xiaoli L. Etienne.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 11086 words.

Income growth in emerging economies has been often cited as a key driver of the past decade’s commodity price boom—the longest and broadest boom since World War II. This article shows that...

An Analysis of Selectivity in the Productivity Evaluation of Biotechnology: An Application to Corn

Guanming Shi, Jean-Paul Chavas, Joseph Lauer and Elizabeth Nolan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Microeconomics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9303 words.

We investigate selectivity bias in the evaluation of biotech hybrid productivity. The analysis is applied to experimental data on Wisconsin corn yields from 1990 to 2010. Relying on a...

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Anchoring Bias in Recall Data: Evidence from Central America

Susan Godlonton, Manuel A Hernandez and Mike Murphy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 12149 words.

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Self-reported retrospective survey data is widely used in empirical work but may be subject to cognitive biases, even over relatively short recall...

Are Household Production Decisions Cooperative? Evidence on Pastoral Migration and Milk Sales from Northern Kenya

John G. McPeak and Cheryl R. Doss.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 11384 words.

Market-based development efforts frequently create opportunities to generate income from goods previously produced and consumed within the household. Production within the household is...

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