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Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies

Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Development. 20419 words.

This article measures the economic impacts of social pressure to share income with kin and neighbours in rural Kenyan villages. We conduct a lab experiment in which we randomly vary the...

Farmer Bargaining Power and Market Information Services

Pierre Courtois and Julie Subervie.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Economic Development. 14060 words.

In many Sub-Saharan African countries, farmers typically have a choice between selling their products to traders who travel between villages and markets and transporting their products to...

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Government Insurance Program Design, Incentive Effects, and Technology Adoption: The Case of Skip-Row Crop Insurance

Joshua D. Woodard, Alexander D. Pavlista, Gary D. Schnitkey, Paul A. Burgener and Kimberley A. Ward.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Agricultural Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Insurance. 8574 words.

Can the availability of poorly-designed government insurance alter technology adoption decisions? A theoretical model of technology adoption and insurance incentive effects for a high- and...

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Impact of Third-party Contract Enforcement in Agricultural Markets—A Field Experiment in Vietnam

Christoph Saenger, Maximo Torero and Matin Qaim.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 10750 words.

We study the effect of alleviating the information asymmetry regarding product quality that is widespread in contracts between agricultural producers and buyers in developing countries....

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Negatively Correlated Bandits

Nicolas Klein and Sven Rady.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Technological Change; Research and Development. 19873 words.

We analyse a two-player game of strategic experimentation with two-armed bandits. Either player has to decide in continuous time whether to use a safe arm with a known pay-off or a risky...

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R&D partnership portfolios and the inflow of technological knowledge

Hans T. W. Frankort, John Hagedoorn and Wilko Letterie.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Production and Organizations; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Technological Change; Research and Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11085 words.

This article links research on parallel search and joint R&D to contribute a portfolio perspective to the study of knowledge flows within interfirm R&D partnerships. In a longitudinal...

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Social Experimentation with Interdependent and Expanding Technologies

Umberto Garfagnini and Bruno Strulovici.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Technological Change; Research and Development. 16910 words.

How do successive, forward-looking agents experiment with interdependent and endogenous technologies? In this article, trying a radically new technology not only is informative of the value...

Social Networks and the Process of Globalization

Georg Duernecker and Fernando Vega-Redondo.

in The Review of Economic Studies

July 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 20415 words.

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We propose a stylized dynamic model to understand the role of social networks in the phenomenon we call “globalization”. In a nutshell, this term...