Agricultural Development Economics

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Papers

ISSN 2521-1838 

Year of publication

Wage inequality in international perspective: Effects of location, sector, and gender

ESA Working Papers 08-08
Thomas Hertz, Paul Winters, Ana Paula de la O, Esteban J. Quiñones, Benjamin Davis, Alberto Zezza [ 2008 ]
This paper uses the well-known Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition technique to understand the determinants of wage-gaps between men and women, between urban [...]

Rural population change in developing countries. lessons for policymaking

ESA Working Papers 08-09
Gustavo Anríquez, Libor Stloukal [ 2008 ]
Rural agriculture uses more than one-third of the earth’s land and employs more than 40% of the population, a figure [...]
This paper suggests a methodology for estimating the effects of higher food prices on global undernourishment. The paper also presents [...]

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 [...]