Agricultural Development Economics

Working papers

Year of publication

Patterns of rural development: a cross-country comparison using microeconomic data

ESA Working Papers 08-06
Paul Winters, Timothy Essam, Benjamin Davis, Alberto Zezza, Calogero Carletto, Kostas Stamoulis [ 2008 ]
This article proposes a general pattern of rural development in which rises in per capita income are associated with a [...]

The impact of rising food prices on the poor

ESA Working Papers 08-07
Alberto Zezza, Benjamin Davis, Carlo Azzarri, Katia Covarrubias, Luca Tasciotti, Gustavo Anriquez [ 2008 ]
This paper analyzes the household level impact of an increase in price of major tradable staple foods in a cross [...]
In the light of an expanding rural non-farm (RNF) sector in developing rural economies, this paper explores the effects of [...]

Agency, education and networks: gender and international migration from Albania

ESA Working Papers 08-02
Guy Stecklov, Calogero Carletto, Carlo Azzarri, Benjamin Davis [ 2008 ]
Our paper examines the causes and dynamics of the shift in the gender composition of migration, and more particularly, in [...]

Rural income generating activities: whatever happened to the institutional vacuum?

Evidence from Ghana, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Vietnam
ESA Working Papers 07-24
Alberto Zezza, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Kostas Stamoulis, Paul Winters [ 2007 ]
This paper assesses the current rural development practice against the main trends in recent rural development thinking, based on evidence [...]

Understanding the dynamics of food insecurity and vulnerability in Orissa, India

ESA Working Papers 07-28
D. Tripathy, A. Masefield, N. Horii, M. Knowles, C.Romer Løvendal, M. Riggs [ 2007 ]
This paper documents the main findings of a study on food insecurity and vulnerability in the Indian state of Orissa [...]

Food prices and food security in Trinidad and Tobago

ESA Working Papers 07-27
Christian Romer Løvendal, Kristian Thor Jakobsen, Andrew Jacque [ 2007 ]
The economy of Trinidad and Tobago is booming, in particular as a consequence of increased energy production and the historical [...]
This paper investigates the impact of migration and remittances on asset holdings, consumption expenditures, and credit constraint status of households [...]
Drawing on case studies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia and Sudan, this paper focuses on policy, [...]

Investing back home: return migration and business ownership in Albania

ESA Working Papers 07-08
Talip Kilic, Gero Carletto, Benjamin Davis, Alberto Zezza [ 2007 ]
In view of its increasing importance, and the dearth of information on return migration and its impacts on source households, [...]