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Agriculture and Rural Development: 2009 Publications

Journal Articles
Books
Edited Volumes
Chapters in Books
Conferences & Seminars 
Data
Outreach
Working Papers

Journal Articles

Ahmed, Syud Amer, and Terrie L. Walmsley. 2009. “Gains from the Liberalization of Temporary Migration: The Case of India.” South Asia Economic Journal 10(1): 61–80.

Ahmed, Syud Amer, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, and Thomas W. Hertel. 2009. “Climate Volatility Deepens Poverty Vulnerability in Developing Countries.” Environmental Research Letters 4(34004).

Deininger, Klaus, and Gershon Feder. 2009. “Land Registration, Governance, and Economic Development: Evidence and Implications for Policy.” World Bank Research Observer 24(2): 233–66.

Deininger, Klaus, and Songqing Jin. 2009. “Key Constraints of Rural Nonfarm Activity in Tanzania: Combining Investment Climate and Household Surveys.” Journal of African Economies 18(2): 319–61.

Deininger, Klaus, and Songqing Jin. 2009. “Land Rental Markets in the Process of Rural Structural Transformation: Productivity and Equity Impacts from China.” Journal of Comparative Economics 37(4): 548–66.

Deininger, Klaus, and Songqing Jin. 2009. “Securing Property Rights in Transition: Lessons from Implementation of China’s Rural Land Contracting Law.” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 70(2): 22–28.

Deininger, Klaus, Songqing Jin, and Hari.K. Nagarajan. 2009. “Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation: Panel evidence from India.” World Development 37(2): 410–21.

Deininger, Klaus, Songqing Jin, and Hari. K. Nagarajan. 2009. “Land Reforms, Poverty Reduction, and Economic Growth: Evidence from India.” Journal of Development Studies 45(4): 496–521.

Deichmann, Uwe, Forhad Shilpi, and Renos Vakis. 2009. “Urban Proximity, Agricultural Potential and Non-Farm Employment: Evidence from Bangladesh.” World Development 37(3): 645–60.

Dimaranan, Betina, Elena Ianchovichina, and William J. Martin. 2009. “How Will Growth in China and India Affect the World Economy?” Review of World Economics 145(3):551–71.

Holden, Stein T., Klaus Deininger, and Hosaena Hagos Ghebru. 2009. “Impacts of Low-cost Land Certification on Investment and Productivity.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(2): 359–73.

Huang, Jikun, Yu Liu, William J. Martin, and Scott Rozelle. 2009. “Changes in Trade and Domestic Distortions Affecting China’s agriculture” Food Policy 34(5): 407–16.

Jacoby, Hanan, and Ghazala Mansuri. 2009. “Incentives, Supervision, and Sharecropper Productivity.” Journal of Development Economics 88(2): 232–41.

Khandker, Shahidur, Zaid Bakht, and Gayatri Koolwal. 2009. “The Poverty Impact of Rural Roads: Evidence from Bangladesh.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(4): 685–722.

Larson, Donald, and Gunnar Breustedt. 2009. “Will Markets Direct Investments under the Kyoto Protocol? Lessons from the Activities Implemented Jointly Pilots.” Environmental and Resource Economics 43(3): 433–56.

Larson, Donald, and Frank Plessmann. 2009. “Do Farmers Choose to be Inefficient: Evidence from Bicol.” Journal of Development Economics 90(1): 24–32.

Martin, William J. 2009. “Some Support Policy Options for Cotton in China.” China Agricultural Economic Review 1(1): 23–37.

Martin, William J., Elena Ianchovichina, and Maros Ivanic. 2009. “Implications of the Growth of China and India for the Middle East. Middle East Development Journal 1(1): 79–103.

Shilpi, Forhad, and Marcel Fafchamps. 2009. “Isolation and Subjective Welfare: Evidence from South Asia.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(4): 641–83.

 

Books

Khandker, Shahidur, and Joanathan Haughton. 2009. Handbook on Poverty and Inequality.  Washington, DC: World Bank.

 

Edited Volumes

 

Anderson, Kym, and William Masters, ed. 2009. Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Africa. Washington, DC: World Bank.

 

Anderson, Kym, and William J. Martin, ed. 2009. Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia. Washington, DC: World Bank.

 

Anderson, Kym, ed. 2009. Distortions to Agricultural Incentives: A Global Perspective, 1955-2007. Washington, DC: World Bank. 

 

Hoekman, Bernard M., William J. Martin, and Carlos Braga, ed. 2009. Trade Preference Erosion: Measurement and Policy Response. Washington, DC: World Bank. 

 

 

 


Chapters in Books

Asaduzzaman, M., Douglas French Barnes, Shahidur Khandker, Susmita Dasgupta, and Hussain A. Samad. 2009. “Household Gains from Energy Use.” In Restoring Balance: Bangladesh’s Rural Energy Realities, ed. M. Asaduzzaman, Douglas Barnes, and Shahidur Khandker. Washington, DC: World Bank/ ESMAP.

Deininger, Klaus, Daniel Ayalew Ali, and Alemu Tekie. 2009. “Land Rental Markets: Transaction Costs and Tenure Insecurity in Rural Ethiopia.” In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa, ed. Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, and Frank M. Place. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.

Deininger, Klaus and Takashi Yamano. 2009. “Land Conflicts and Soil Management: Evidence from Kenya.” In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa, ed. Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, and Frank M. Place. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future.

Deininger, Klaus, and Paul Mpuga. 2009. “Land Markets in Uganda: What Is Their Impact and Who Benefits?” In The Emergence of Land Markets in Africa, ed. Stein T. Holden, Keijiro Otsuka, and Frank M. Place. Washington, DC: Resources for The Future.

Hoekman, Bernard, William J. Martin, and Carlos Braga, C. 2009. “Quantifying the Value of Preferences and Preference Erosion Losses.” In Trade Preference Erosion: Measurement and Policy Response, ed. Bernard Hoekman, William J. Martin, and Carlos Braga. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Huang, Jikun, Scott Rozelle, William J. Martin, and Y. Liu. 2009. “China.” In Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Asia, ed. Kym Anderson and William J. Martin. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Larson, Donald, and John D. Nash. 2009. “Lessons from the Case Studies.” In Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People: Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment, ed. Jonathan Cook, Owen Cylke, Donald F. Larson, John D. Nash and Pamela Stedman-Edwards. North Hampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Mansuri, Ghazala. 2009. “Work Migration and Investment in Origin Communities.” In New and Enduring Themes in Development Economics, ed. Bhaskar Dutta, Tridip Ray, and E. Somanathan. Chennai, India: World Scientific.

Martin, William J., Elena Ianchovichina, and Maros Ivanic. 2009. “Implications of the Growth of China and India for Russia.”  In Modernisation of Economy and Globalisation. Moscow: Academic Press.

Martin, William J. 2009. “China’s textile and clothing trade and global adjustment.” In China's New Place in a World in Crisis: Economic, Geopolitical, and Environmental Dimensions, ed. Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song and Wing Thye Woo. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. Canberra, Australia: Australian National University Press.

Shilpi, Forhad. 2009. “Infrastructure, Migration and Regional Inequality in Bangladesh.” In Breaking Down Poverty in Bangladesh, ed. Ambar Narayan and Hassan Zaman. Dhaka, Bangladesh: The University Press Limited.

 


Conferences & Seminars

Land Governance in Support of the Millennium Development Goals
March 9-10, 2009, World Bank, Washington, DC
The conference focused on broad themes of land governance for the 21st century, sustainable systems for land administration and management, securing social tenure for the poorest, making land markets work for all, improving access to land and shelter, and land governance for rapid urbanization.
Organizer: Klaus Deininger, Email: Kdeininger@worldbank.org
Agenda and Papers 

Climate Volatility, Agricultural Variability, and Poverty Vulnerability
October 20, 2009, World Bank, Washington, DC
The conference focused on ways to assess interannual climate variability on agriculture and volatility impacts and the resulting climate-agriculture-poverty linkages. Sessions covered the basics of climate model results, approaches to estimate agricultural impacts, and country studies and cross-country analyses of climate impacts on poverty.
Organizers: William J. Martin and Amer Ahmed, Email: research@worldbank.org
Agenda | Presentations | Video 

Promoting a Green Revolution in Africa 
August 18, 2009, Beijing, China
This mini-symposium, part of the international conference of agricultural economists (IAAE) conference on “The New Landscape of Global Agriculture”, explored the adoption of new technologies in Asia and Latin America and their role in productivity gains in agriculture and reductions in rural poverty. Presently, average agricultural productivity in Africa is lower than in other regions and in most African countries policies aimed at promoting the use of modern cereal varieties is a cornerstone of their rural development strategy. This session reported on research on why some households take up modern techniques while others do not. The presentation drew on research from a collaborative project among researchers at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development in Japan, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the African Rice Center, Yale University and the World Bank.
Organizer: Donald Larson, dlarson@worldbank.org
Conference Website 

Seminars on Agriculture and Rural Development
This seminar series—jointly sponsored by the Agriculture and Rural Development Department  and the Rural Development Team in the Development Research Group provides a forum for discussing issues important to the policy and practice of rural development.
Organizer: William J. Martin, Email: research@worldbank.org
Seminar Presentations | Video 
 

 


Data

Impact Evaluation Exercises
Provides STATA exercises to evaluate major microcredit programs in Bangladesh.
Authors: Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad and Gayatri B. Koolwal. Email: research@worldbank.org
Dataset 

Outreach

Ahmed, Syud Amer, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, and Thomas W. Hertel. 2009. “Climate Change Deepens Vulnerability to Poverty.” World Bank Research Digest 3(4, Summer): 7.

Lin, Justin and William J. Martin. 2009. “Financial Crisis & Global Agriculture.” Speech given at American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings, Milwaukee, July 27.
Presentation 

Martin, William J. 2009. “Trade & Food Policy Issues for Developing Countries.” Public Lecture, Iowa State University, Ames, October 14.
Presentation 


 

Working Papers

Abou-Ali, Hala, Hesham El-Azony, Heba El-Laithy, Jonathan Haughton, and Shahidur Khandker. 2009. “Evaluating the Impact of Egyptian Social Fund for Development Programs.” Policy Research Working Paper 4993, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ahmed, Syud Amer, Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Thomas W. Hertel, David B. Lobell, Navin Ramankutty, Ana R. Rios, and Pedram Rowhani. 2009. “Climate Volatility and Poverty Vulnerability in Tanzania.” Policy Research Working Paper 5117, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ahmed, Syud Amer. 2009. “The Impact of Trade in Services on Factor Incomes: Results from a Global Simulation Model.” Policy Research Working Paper 5155, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Boonperm, Jirawan, Jonathan Haughton, and Shahidur Khandker. 2009. “Does the Village Fund Matter in Thailand?” Policy Research Working Paper 5011, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Considine, Timothy, and Donald Larson. 2009. “Substitution and Technological Change under Carbon Cap and Trade: Lessons from Europe.” Policy Research Working Paper 4957, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Cropper, Maureen, and Sebnem Sahin. 2009. “Valuing Mortality and Morbidity in the Context of Disaster Risks.” Policy Research Working Paper 4832, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Deininger, Klaus, and Yanyan Liu. 2009. “Determinants of Repayment Performance in Indian Micro-credit Groups.” Policy Research Working Paper 4885, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Deininger, Klaus, Cheng-Chi George Liu, and Yanyan Liu. 2009. “Longer-term Economic Impacts of Self-help Groups in India.” Policy Research Working Paper 4886, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Deininger, Klaus, and Yanyan Liu. 2009. “Economic and Social Impacts of Self-help Groups in India.” Policy Research Working Paper 4884, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Hoekman, Bernard M., Will Martin, Aaditya Mattoo. 2009. “Conclude Doha: It Matters.” Policy Research Working Paper 5135, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Ianchovichina, Elena, Maros Ivanic, Williaim J. Martin. 2009. “Implications of the Growth of China and India for the Other Asian Giant: Russia.” Policy Research Working Paper 5075, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Khandker, Shahidur. 2009. “Poverty and Income Seasonality in Bangladesh.” Policy Research Working Paper 4923, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Khandker, Shahidur, Douglas F. Barnes, Hussain A. Samad, and Nguyen Huu Minh. 2009. “Welfare Impacts of Rural Electrification: Evidence from Vietnam.” Policy Research Working Paper 5057, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Khandker, Shahidur, Douglas F. Barnes, and Hussain A. Samad. 2009. “Welfare Impacts of Rural Electrification: A Case Study from Bangladesh.” Policy Research Working Paper 4859, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Larson, Donald, and Alex Sarris. 2009. “The Performance of Bulgarian Food Markets during Reform.” Policy Research Working Paper 4876, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Matsumoto, Tomoya, and Takashi Yamano. 2009. “Soil Fertility, Fertilizer, and the Maize Green Revolution in East Africa.” Policy Research Working Paper 5158, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Rahman, Shaikh Mahfuzur, Donald Larson, and Ariel Dinar. 2009. “The Cost Structure of Emissions Abatement through the Clean Development Mechanism.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Paper  613582, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shilpi, Forhad, and Marcel Fafchamps. 2009. “Determinants of the Choice of Migration Destination.” Discussion Paper 7407, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, United Kingdom.

 





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