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Agricultural Cooperatives and Investment in Organic Soil Amendments and Chemical Fertilizer in China

Wanglin Ma, Awudu Abdulai and Renan Goetz.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Microeconomics; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Comparative Economic Systems; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics. 10680 words.

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In this article, we develop a dynamic model to show how membership in agricultural cooperatives influences smallholder farmers’ decisions to invest in...

Agricultural Labour Productivity and Industrialisation: Lessons for Africa

Xinshen Diao, Margaret McMillan and Samuel Wangwe.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economywide Country Studies. 12911 words.

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Using data from the Groningen Growth and Development Center’s Africa Sector Database, we show that manufacturing employment and its share in total...

Ambiguity of measured WTP for quality improvements when quantity is unconstrained: a note

Alessandro Corsi.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Agricultural Economics. 6904 words.

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This paper addresses the issue of how to estimate by contingent valuation methods the maximum price consumers are willing to pay when a new quality...

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...

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...

Asymptotic Theory of Range-Based Multipower Variation

Kim Christensen and Mark Podolskij.

in Journal of Financial Econometrics

June 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs. 12224 words.

In this paper, we present a realized range-based multipower variation theory, which can be used to estimate return variation and draw jump-robust inference about the diffusive volatility...

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Bayesian estimation of non-stationary Markov models combining micro and macro data

Hugo Storm, Thomas Heckelei and Ron C. Mittelhammer.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

April 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs. 10980 words.

We develop a Bayesian framework for estimating non-stationary Markov models in situations where macro population data are available only on the proportion of individuals residing in each...

Business Training in Tanzania: From Research-driven Experiment to Local Implementation

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Kartika Sari Juniwaty and Bertil Tungodden.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2012; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; Design of Experiments. 6523 words.

Field experiments documenting positive treatment effects have a strong policy message: scale up! However, such experiments are typically implemented under close supervision of the research...

Capital Services in U.S. Agriculture: Concepts, Comparisons, and the Treatment of Interest Rates

Matt A. Andersen, Julian M. Alston and Philip G. Pardey.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Agricultural Economics. 11219 words.

This paper begins with a review of the methods and assumptions used to measure capital service flows. Two data series on capital inputs in U.S. agriculture are briefly described and...

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Cautionary notes on the use of field experiments to address policy issues

Glenn W. Harrison.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments. 5891 words.

Field experiments are popular again in policy circles. There are various types of field experiments, with complementary strengths and weaknesses for different policy questions. There is...

Cheap Talk Scripts and Online Choice Experiments: “Looking Beyond the Mean”

Glynn T. Tonsor and Robert S. Shupp.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics. 8980 words.

This paper presents the first known assessment of cheap talk effectiveness in a choice experiment conducted online with a focus on the distinction between impacts on stated willingness to...

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Confirmation Bias in the United States Supreme Court Judicial Database

Anna Harvey and Michael J. Woodruff.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

April 2013; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs. 17594 words.

We ask whether the widely used direction of decision and direction of vote variables in the United States Supreme Court Judicial Database (USSCJD) are contaminated by confirmation bias, or...

Construction of Register-based Commuting Measures

Ina Blind, Matz Dahlberg, Gustav Engström and John Östh.

in CESifo Economic Studies

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Transportation Systems. 12275 words.

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Early empirical studies in labour and urban economics addressing the role of commuting (on, e.g., wages and locational choice) have typically been...

Data Science and Management for Large Scale Empirical Applications in Agricultural and Applied Economics Research

Joshua D. Woodard.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Econometric Modelling; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs. 7632 words.

The increased availability of high resolution data and computing power has spurred enormous interest in “Big Data”. While analysts typically source data from a wide variety of agencies,...

Deception in Experiments: Towards Guidelines on use in Applied Economics Research

Matthew C. Rousu, Gregory Colson, Jay R. Corrigan, Carola Grebitus and Maria L. Loureiro.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments. 4977 words.

Many applied economics journals ban the use of deception in experiments, which contrasts with the policies in other academic disciplines. We examine the cases for and against deception, and...

The Determinants of Health Care Utilisation in Rural Senegal

Aurélia Lépine and Alexis Le Nestour.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Economics of Health; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Welfare and Poverty. 7771 words.

In the context of the national debate on the extension of health insurance to farming households in Senegal, information on 504 households and 18 public primary health care (PHC) facilities...

Determining Food Expenditures and Measuring Poverty: The Work of Mollie Orshansky: Discussion*

Christine K. Ranney.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs. 708 words.

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Do Labor Statistics Depend on How and to Whom the Questions Are Asked? Results from a Survey Experiment in Tanzania

Elena Bardasi, Kathleen Beegle, Andrew Dillon and Pieter Serneels.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments. 12946 words.

Labor market statistics are critical for assessing and understanding economic development. However, widespread variation exists in how labor statistics are collected in household surveys....

The Economic Returns to Social Interaction: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance

Benjamin Feigenberg, Erica Field and Rohini Pande.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments; Economic Development. 13644 words.

Microfinance clients were randomly assigned to repayment groups that met either weekly or monthly during their first loan cycle, and then graduated to identical meeting frequency for their...

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Empirical commodity storage model: the challenge of matching data and theory

V. Ernesto Alex Guerra, Eugenio Sebastián Antonio Bobenrieth H., Juan Rodrigo Andrés Bobenrieth H. and Carlo Cafiero.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

September 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Econometric Modelling; Agricultural Economics. 4924 words.

The ability of the standard commodity storage model to replicate annual price serial correlation is a controversial issue. Calendar year averages of prices induce spurious smoothing of...