Stefan Dercon

University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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The Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work on Income and Health: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 27 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2017
Christopher Blattman and Stefan Dercon
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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wage labor, factories, employment, entrepreneurship, cash transfers, field experiment

Occupational Choice in Early Industrializing Societies: Experimental Evidence on the Income and Health Effects of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work

Number of pages: 90 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
Christopher Blattman and Stefan Dercon
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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wage labor, factories, employment, entrepreneurship, cash transfers, field experiment

Occupational Choice in Early Industrializing Societies: Experimental Evidence on the Income and Health Effects of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
Christopher Blattman and Stefan Dercon
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Poverty and Inequality in Ethiopia: 1995/96 - 2004/05

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Stefan Dercon, John Hoddinott and Tassew Woldehanna
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Addis Ababa University
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poverty, Ethiopia, inequality

The Future in Mind: Aspirations and Forward-Looking Behaviour in Rural Ethiopia

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and International Fool Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - CGIAR
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The Future in Mind: Aspirations and Forward-Looking Behaviour in Rural Ethiopia

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Nov 2014
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Consumption Risk, Technology Adoption, and Poverty Traps: Evidence from Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4257
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stefan Dercon and Luc Christiaensen
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Economic Theory & Research, Financial Intermediation, Consumption, Insurance & Risk Mitigation, Inequality

Consumption Risk, Technology Adoption and Poverty Traps: Evidence From Ethiopia

World Economy & Finance Research Programme Working Paper No. 0035
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Stefan Dercon and Luc Christiaensen
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Technology adoption, Fertiliser, Risk, Poverty trap, Ethiopia

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Is Green Growth Good for the Poor?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6231
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stefan Dercon
University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Environmental Economics & Policies, Rural Poverty Reduction, Achieving Shared Growth, Economic Theory & Research, Climate Change Economics

In Sickness and in Health: Risk Sharing within Households in Rural Ethiopia

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Jan 2001
Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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In Sickness and in Health: Risk Sharing within Households in Rural Ethiopia

Posted: 11 Jan 2001
Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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Livelihoods, Growth, and Links to Market Towns in 15 Ethiopian Villages

FCND Discussion Paper No. 194
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Stefan Dercon and John Hoddinott
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Livelihoods, Rural-urban linkages, TRANSPORT, POVERTY, Ethiopia

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Property Rights in a Very Poor Country: Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Ethiopia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4363
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Stefan Dercon and Madhur Ghautam
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Common Property Resource Development, Forestry, Municipal Housing and Land, Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems, Urban Housing

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Collective Action and Vulnerability: Burial Societies in Rural Ethiopia

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Sep 2008
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and Addis Ababa University
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collective action, burial societies, shocks, vulnerability, poverty

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Teacher Shocks and Student Learning: Evidence from Zambia

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Jun 2005
Georgetown University, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Georgetown University and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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The Price of Empowerment: Experimental Evidence on Land Titling in Tanzania

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6908
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Oxford, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Center for Global Development and Georgetown University
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Markets and Market Access, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform, Municipal Housing and Land, Political Economy

The Price of Empowerment: Experimental Evidence on Land Titling in Tanzania

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 369
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Jun 2014
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Oxford, World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC), University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Center for Global Development and Georgetown University
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land titling, formalization, gender, field experiment, Tanzania

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Some Economic Consequences of the Transition from Civil War to Peace

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1392
Number of pages: 150 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Toulouse I - Advanced Research in Quantitative Applied Development Economics (ARQADE), University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics and World Bank
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Debt Markets, Emerging Markets, Economic Theory & Research, Investment and Investment Climate

The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Aug 2008
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Addis Ababa University
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poverty, Ethiopia, consumption growth, roads, extension

The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 91, Issue 4, pp. 1007-1021, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Apr 2020
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Addis Ababa University
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Ethiopia, extension, growth, poverty, roads

The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 91, No. 4, pp. 1007-1021, November 2009
Posted: 08 Oct 2009
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Addis Ababa University

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Risk Sharing in Labour Markets

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 03-077/2
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Nov 2003
University of Gothenburg, University of Oxford - Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, HEC Montreal, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), Vrije Universiteit, International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Division, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania: Evidence from a Tracking Survey

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4798
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Population Policies, Youth and Governance, Consumption, Rural Poverty Reduction, Access to Finance

Migration and Economic Mobility in Tanzania: Evidence from a Tracking Survey

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Africa, growth, migration, tracking survey

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Chronic Poverty and All that: The Measurement of Poverty Over Time

Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 89
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 21 Jul 2010
Cesar Calvo and Stefan Dercon
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Poverty, Chronic Poverty, Poverty Dynamics, Ethiopia

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When Can School Inputs Improve Test Scores?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3217
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Georgetown University, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Housing & Human Habitats, Environmental Economics & Policies, Teaching and Learning, Economic Theory & Research, Economic Conditions and Volatility, Economics of Education

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Growth, Poverty and Chronic Poverty in Rural Ethiopia: Evidence from 15 Communities 1994-2004

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Stefan Dercon, John Hoddinott and Tassew Woldehanna
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Addis Ababa University
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poverty, chronic poverty, Ethiopia

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Offering Rainfall Insurance to Informal Insurance Groups: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Dec 2012
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, World Bank, University of Oxford, University of Oxford and International Fool Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - CGIAR
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insurance, risk-sharing, Ethiopia

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The Long-Run Impact of Orphanhood

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4353
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Stefan Dercon, Joachim De Weerdt and Kathleen Beegle
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Street Children, Youth and Governance, Primary Education, Population Policies

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Growth and Poverty in Rural Ethiopia: Evidence from 15 Communities 1994-2004

Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Feb 2011
Stefan Dercon, John Hoddinott and Tassew Woldehanna
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Addis Ababa University
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Aspirations, Poverty and Education: Evidence from India

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Sep 2020
Pieter M. Serneels and Stefan Dercon
University of Oxford - Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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education, aspirations, poverty

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Biased Policy Professionals

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 8113
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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Inequality, Public Sector Administrative and Civil Service Reform, Democratic Government, Non Governmental Organizations, Economics and Institutions, Public Sector Management and Reform, Public Sector Administrative & Civil Service Reform, De Facto Governments

Biased Policy Professionals

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Nov 2018
Sheheryar Banuri, Stefan Dercon and Varun Gauri
University of East Anglia (UEA) - School of Economic and Social Studies, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and World Bank
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behavioural economics, bureaucracy, evidence-based policy making

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Changes in Living Standards in Villages in India 1975-2004: Revisiting the Icrisat Village Level Studies

Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 85
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Aug 2010
Reena Badiani, Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Poverty Dynamics, India, Data, Education, Nutrition

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School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5629
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Georgetown University, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Georgetown University, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and World Bank
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Tertiary Education, Education For All, Access to Finance, Teaching and Learning, Disability

School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Mar 2011
Georgetown University, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Georgetown University, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and World Bank
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Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Stefan Dercon, Marcel Fafchamps and Bernard Gauthier
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and HEC Montreal
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African manufacturing investment adjustment costs duration dependence nonparametric methods unobserved heterogeneity

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Adult Mortality and Consumption Growth in the Age of Hiv/Aids

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4082
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Population Policies, Consumption, Housing & Human Habitats, Poverty Lines, Inequality

Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Jobs on Youth: 5-Year Experimental Evidence on Factory Job Offers and Cash Grants in Ethiopia

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2019-65
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 May 2019
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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industrial jobs, entrepreneurship, labor, development, self-employment, productivity, micro-enterprise

Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Jobs on Youth: 5-Year Experimental Evidence on Factory Job Offers and Cash Grants in Ethiopia

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2021
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Nonlinear Dynamics of Livestock Assets: Evidence from Ethiopia

IFPRI Discussion Paper 01215
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Jan 2013
Bjorn Van Campenhout and Stefan Dercon
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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poverty traps, livestock assets, multiple equilibria

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Political Connections and Social Networks in Targeted Transfer Programs: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Bet Caeyers and Stefan Dercon
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Africa, food aid, political economy, targeting, transfers

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School Meals as a Safety Net: An Evaluation of the Midday Meal Scheme in India

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Stefan Dercon, Albert Park and Abhijeet Singh
University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and University of Oxford
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health, India, nutrition, school meals

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Undernutrition and Psychosocial Competencies: Evidence from Four Countries

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Stefan Dercon and Alan Sánchez
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)
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human capital, non-cognitive skills, psychosocial competencies, undernutrition

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Aid and Agency in Africa: Explaining Food Disbursements Across Ethiopian Households, 1994-2004

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Ohio State University (OSU)delete, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and University of Delhi - Department of Economics
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Africa, food aid, political economy

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Occupational Choice in Early Industrializing Societies: Experimental Evidence on the Income and Health Effects of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
Christopher Blattman and Stefan Dercon
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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cash transfers, employment, entrepreneurship, factories, field experiment, wage labor

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Regulation, Minimum Wage and Informality: Introduction to Symposium

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 935-938, 2017
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Nov 2017
Kaushik Basu, Stefan Dercon, Ravi Kanbur and Jan Svejnar
Cornell University - Department of Economics, University of Oxford - Department of Economics, Cornell University and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, NY, USA
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Insurance Companies of the Poor

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Dec 2014
Tessa Bold and Stefan Dercon
Stockholm University - Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) and University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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institutions, insurance, limited commitment, savings, social capital

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Agriculture in African Development: Theories and Strategies

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 471-492, 2014
Posted: 08 Oct 2014
Stefan Dercon and Douglas Gollin
University of Oxford - Department of Economics and Oxford Department of International Development

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Live Aid Revisited: Long-Term Impacts of the 1984 Ethiopian Famine on Children

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Stefan Dercon
University of Oxford - Department of Economics
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Ethiopia, Famine, Human Development

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The Political Economy of Development: An Assessment

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 173-189, 2009
Posted: 15 Jul 2009
Christopher Scott Adam and Stefan Dercon
University of Oxford and University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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political economy, economic development, D70, O10

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Rural Poverty: Old Challenges in New Contexts

The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 1-28, 2009
Posted: 06 May 2009
Stefan Dercon
University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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O41, Q10, O55

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Prices, Unit Values and Local Measurement Units in Rural Surveys: An Econometric Approach with an Application to Poverty Measurement in Ethiopia

Journal of African Economies, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 181-211, June 2006
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Bart Capéau and Stefan Dercon
KU Leuven and University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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Income Risk, Coping Strategies, and Safety Nets

World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 141-166, Fall 2002
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Stefan Dercon
University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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Orphanhood and the Long-Run Impact on Children

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 88, No. 5, pp. 1266-1272, December 2006
Posted: 20 Nov 2006
Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt and Stefan Dercon
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management and University of Oxford - Department of Economics

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