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Publications and Working Papers:   Agriculture and Commodity Markets      Stefan Dercon

·         Working Papers


“Land Rights, Power, and Trees in Rural Ethiopia”, (with D.Ayalew), 2007, Centre for the Study of African Economies, WPS/2007-07 (under revision)

“Livelihoods, growth, and links to market towns in 15 Ethiopian villages”, (with John Hoddinott) (2007), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series FCND Discussion Papers, 194

·         Journal Articles

 “Consumption risk, technology adoption and poverty traps: evidence from Ethiopia”, (with L. Christiaensen), forthcoming Journal of Development Economics

"Property Rights in a Very Poor Country: Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Ethiopia", (with Daniel Ayalew and Madhur Gautam), forthcoming Agricultural Economics

“Social Interactions in Growing Bananas: Evidence from a Tanzanian Village”, (forthcoming 2010), (with K. Van den Broeck), Journal of Development Studies (wp version)

"The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages," (2009), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (2009) American Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 91(4), pp 1007-1021, November. (wp version)

 Rural Poverty: Old Challenges in New Contexts”, 2009, World Bank Research Observer vol. 24: Spring, pp. 1-28  (link here)

 “Economic reform, Growth and the Poor: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia", 2006, Journal of Development Economics, vol. 81, issue 1, pp.1-24.

"Prices, Unit values and Local Measurement Units, An econometric approach", 2006 with B.Capéau, Journal of African Economies, 15(2), pp. 181-211. (wp version here)

"Road Expansion and Market Integration in the Austrian Low Countries during the Second Half of the 18th Century”, 2006, Histoire et Mesure, XXI (1), 185-220.

“Risk, Crop Choice and Savings : Evidence from Tanzania”, (1996), Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 44, no. 3, April, pp. 485-514.

“Income Portfolios in Rural Ethiopia and Tanzania: choices and constraints” (1996), Journal of Development Studies, vol.32, No.6, August, pp. 850-75, (with P. Krishnan).

“Smuggling and Supply Response: Coffee in Ethiopia”, (1995), World Development, Vol. 23, no. 10, October 1995, pp.1795-1813, (with L. Ayalew).

“On Market Integration and Liberalisation : Method and Application to Ethiopia”, (1995),  Journal of Development Studies, October, pp.112-143.

“Coffee Prices and Smuggling in Ethiopia” (1994), Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Vol. 3, no. 2, October, pp. 49‑82, (with L. Ayalew).

 “Peasant Supply Response and Macroeconomic Policies: Cotton in Tanzania” (1993), Journal of African Economies, Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 157‑94.


  • Book

The Impact of Economic Reforms on Rural Households in Ethiopia, 2002, Washington D.C. World Bank.


  • Book Chapters
"Changes in poverty in villages in rural Ethiopia: 1989-95", (with Pramila Krishnan),  in A.Booth and P.Mosley, (eds.) (2003), The New Poverty Strategies , Palgrave MacMillan, London.                                                                                                                                                                                
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