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Donald F. Larson

Senior Economist
DONALD F. LARSON is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He joined the Bank while pursuing a PH.D. in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland, which he earned in 1995. Don also holds an M.A. in economics from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary. Before coming to the Bank, Don worked for the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. His research interests include rural development, resource management, and commodity risk management. With colleagues he has written or edited five books and has published in scholarly journals focused on development, resource management, and commodity risk management. He has worked with governments on policy issues in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Don was also part of a World Bank team that launched the first climate finance fund, the Prototype Carbon Fund, in 1999.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Are women less productive farmers ? how markets and risk affect fertilizer use, productivity, and measured gender effects in Uganda
2 .Agricultural policies and trade paths in Turkey
3 .A conceptual model of incomplete markets and the consequences for technology adoption policies in Ethiopia
4 .Blue water and the consequences of alternative food security policies in the Middle East and North Africa for water security
5 .The cost structure of the clean development mechanism
6 .Should African rural development strategies depend on smallholder farms ? an exploration of the inverse productivity hypothesis
7 .Aligning climate change mitigation and agricultural policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
8 .Food security and storage in the Middle East and North Africa
9 .Agriculture and the clean development mechanism
10 .Can Africa replicate Asia's green revolution in rice ?
11 .Measures of fixed capital in agriculture
12 .Incomplete markets and fertilizer use : evidence from Ethiopia
13 .Resource management and the effects of trade on vulnerable places and people : lessons from six case studies
14 .Will the clean development mechanism mobilize anticipated levels of mitigation ?
15 .Substitution and technological change under carbon cap and trade : lessons from Europe
16 .The performance of Bulgarian food markets during reform
17 .Factors affecting levels of international cooperation in carbon abatement projects
18 .Carbon markets, institutions, policies, and research
19 .Heterogeneous technology and panel data : the case of the agricultural production function
20 .Will markets direct investments under the Kyoto Protocol ?
21 .The World Bank economic review 20 (3)
22 .The World Bank research observer 19 (2)
23 .The environment as a factor of production
24 .Rural development and agricultural growth in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand
25 .Commodity market reform in Africa : some recent experience
26 .Intersectoral migration in Southeast Asia - evidence from Indonesia, Thailan, and the Philippines
27 .Can financial markets be tapped to help poor people cope with weather risks ?
28 .Determinants of agricultural growth in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand
29 .Agricultural markets and risks - management of the latter, not the former
30 .Do farmers choose to be inefficient? evidence from Bicol, Philippines
31 .Sugar policy and reform
32 .Commodity market reforms : lessons of two decades
33 .The World Bank economic review 14 (2)
34 .Risks, lessons learned, and secondary markets for greenhouse gas reductions
35 .A new database on investment and capital for agriculture and manufacturing
36 .Commodity risk management and development
37 .The determinants of agricultural production : a cross-country analysis
38 .Agricultural development : issues, evidence, and consequences
39 .Dealing with commodity price uncertainty
40 .Indonesia's palm oil subsector
41 .Uncertainty and the price for crude oil reserves
42 .On the intersectoral migration of agricultural labor
43 .Copper and the negative price of storage
44 .The adding-up problem : strategies for primary commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa
45 .Policies for coping with price uncertainty for Mexican maize : policies for maize price variability in Mexico
46 .The World Bank economic review 6(3)
47 .The effects of option hedging on the costs of domestic price stabilization schemes
48 .Abolishing green rates : the effects on cereals, sugar, and oilseeds in West Germany
49 .Tariff-based commodity price stabilization schemes in Venezuela
50 .On the relevance of world agricultural prices
51 .The Indonesian vegetable oils sector : modeling the impact of policy changes
52 .Recent trends and prospects for agricultural commodity exports in sub-Saharan Africa

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