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Access to Financial Services: Measurement, Impact, and Policies

Thorsten Beck, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Patrick Honohan.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Financial Institutions and Services; Banking; Economic Development. 9503 words.

In many developing countries less than half the population has access to formal financial services, and in most of Africa less than one in five households has access. Lack of access to...

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Agglomeration, Growth and Regional Equity: An Analysis of Agriculture- versus Urban-led Development in Uganda

Paul Dorosh and James Thurlow.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regional Government Analysis; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Economic Development. 8698 words.

Traditional development models focus on the sector rather than location of growth. Advocates of agriculture-led strategies emphasise agriculture's strong growth linkages and potential to...

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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...

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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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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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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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Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

Dean Yang and HwaJung Choi.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Finance; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Do remittances sent by overseas migrants serve as insurance for recipient households? In a study of how remittances from overseas respond to income shocks experienced by Philippine...

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Aspirations: An Approach to Measurement with Validation Using Ethiopian Data

Tanguy Bernard and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 12507 words.

Individuals' aspirations and their consequences on future-oriented behaviour have received increased attention in development economics literature in recent years. At this stage, each study...

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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...

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Birth Order and Schooling: Theory and Evidence from Twelve Sub-Saharan Countries

Michel Tenikue and Bertrand Verheyden.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 12431 words.

This paper examines the impact of birth order on the discrimination between siblings in terms of schooling and child labour. Our dynamic model shows how birth order interacts with current...

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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...

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Buyer Collusion and Efficiency of Government Intervention in Wheat Markets in Northern India: An Asymmetric Structural Auctions Analysis

A. Banerji and J.V. Meenakshi.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2004; p ublished online February 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development; Market Structure and Pricing. 12025 words.

This article uses auction theory to analyze wholesale markets for wheat in Northern India. This approach enables us to characterize the market in terms of buyer asymmetries, to detect the...

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Can You Help Someone Become Financially Capable? A Meta-Analysis of the Literature

Margaret Miller, Julia Reichelstein, Christian Salas and Bilal Zia.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Design of Experiments; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 10473 words.

This paper presents a systematic and comprehensive meta-analysis of the literature on financial education interventions that focuses on financial education studies designed to strengthen...

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Causes and Implications of Credit Rationing in Rural Ethiopia: The Importance of Zonal Variation

Daniel Ayalew Ali and Klaus Deininger.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 11412 words.

Ethiopian village-level data from two locations are used to explore determinants and crop productivity-effects of credit rationing in semi-formal markets. High levels of risk lead to...

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A Comment on “The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia”

Linden McBride.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Microeconomics; Economic Development. 3018 words.

This comment discusses the robustness of the policy implications of Bellemare, Barrett, and Just's paper, “The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia”...

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Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia

Oeindrila Dube and Juan F. Vargas.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic Development; Agricultural Economics. 20754 words.

How do income shocks affect armed conflict? Theory suggests two opposite effects. If labour is used to appropriate resources violently, higher wages may lower conflict by reducing labour...

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Competitive harm in global supply chains: assessing current responses and identifying potential future responses

David J Gerber.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; International Factor Movements and International Business; International Relations and International Political Economy; Economics; Public Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Business and Management; Economic History; Economic Development. 9996 words.

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Global supply (or ‘value’) chains add much to the value of global markets, offering benefits to both producers and consumers. Yet, global supply...

Consumer Attitudes toward GM Food and Pesticide Residues in India

Vijesh V. Krishna and Matin Qaim.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 7886 words.

Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) vegetables will likely be commercialized in India soon. The technology could reduce pesticide residues in foods. Yet it is unclear whether consumers...

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Contrasting approaches to projecting long-run global food security

H. Charles J. Godfray and Sherman Robinson.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economic Development. 9171 words.

The provision of food has been a central preoccupation of policy-makers throughout history. Today we are witnessing a period of food security pessimism triggered by increases in food...

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The Control of Politicians in Divided Societies: The Politics of Fear

Gerard Padró i Miquel.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2007; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8625 words.

Autocrats in many developing countries have extracted enormous personal rents from power. In addition, they have imposed inefficient policies including pervasive patronage spending. I...

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