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Workplace:Department of Economics, Northwestern University, (more information at EDIRC)
Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, (more information at EDIRC)
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Working Papers

2021

  1. A Call for Structured Ethics Appendices in Social Science Papers
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2021) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2021)
  2. Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries
    Department of Economics, Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article in EconStor Open Access Articles and Book Chapters (2021)
  3. Machine Learning and Mobile Phone Data Can Improve the Targeting of Humanitarian Assistance
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2021) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Mental Health Therapy as a Core Strategy for Increasing Human Capital: Evidence from Ghana
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  5. Pathways out of Extreme Poverty: Tackling Psychosocial and Capital Constraints with a Multi-faceted Social Protection Program in Niger
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2020

  1. Blue Porches: Finding the Limits of External Validity of the Endowment Effect
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2020)
  2. Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2020) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. How Political Insiders Lose Out When International Aid Underperforms: Evidence from a Participatory Development Experiment in Ghana
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2020) Downloads
  4. Social Protection Amidst Social Upheaval: Examining the Impact of a Multi-Faceted Program for Ultra-Poor Households in Yemen
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2020) Downloads
  5. The Effects of Land Title Registration on Tenure Security, Investment and the Allocation of Productive Resources: Evidence from Ghana
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads

2019

  1. Assessing the Benefits of Long-Run Weather Forecasting for the Rural Poor: Farmer Investments and Worker Migration in a Dynamic Equilibrium Model
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights
    World Bank Publications - Reports, The World Bank Group Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Heterogeneity, Measurement Error and Misallocation: Evidence from African Agriculture
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2019) Downloads View citations (8)
    2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, International Association of Agricultural Economists (2018) Downloads
    CSAE Working Paper Series, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford (2019) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2021)

2018

  1. Agronomic performance of open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties: Results from on-farm trials in northern Ghana
    GSSP working papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Performance and adoption factors for open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties: Evidence from farmers’ fields in northern Ghana
    GSSP working papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Downloads
  3. Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2018) Downloads View citations (2)

2017

  1. Heterogeneity, Measurement and Misallocation in African Agriculture
    2017 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics Downloads

2016

  1. External Validity in a Stochastic World
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University Downloads View citations (6)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2016) Downloads View citations (6)
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2016) Downloads View citations (6)
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2016) Downloads View citations (8)

2014

  1. Rainfall Forecasts, Weather and Wages over the Agricultural Production Cycle
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics (2014) Downloads View citations (11)
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2014) Downloads View citations (11)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2014) Downloads View citations (11)
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2014) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2014)
  2. Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (13)
  3. Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali
    Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics (2014) Downloads View citations (14)
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2014) Downloads View citations (13)
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2014) Downloads View citations (13)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2014) Downloads View citations (13)
  4. Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali - Working Paper 377
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development Downloads View citations (11)

2013

  1. Forecasting Profitabilithy
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2013) Downloads View citations (3)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (3)
    Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics (2013) Downloads View citations (3)
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences (2013) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Probability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali
    Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (10)
  3. Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (38)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2013) Downloads View citations (38)
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2013) Downloads View citations (40)
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2013) Downloads View citations (38)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2013)

2012

  1. Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (33)
    Also in Working Papers, Center for Global Development (2012) Downloads View citations (24)
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2012) Downloads View citations (19)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (40)
    Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics (2012) Downloads View citations (24)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2012) Downloads View citations (46)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2014)
  2. Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (31)
    Also in Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics (2012) Downloads View citations (34)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2012) Downloads View citations (34)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (32)
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2012) Downloads View citations (32)
    Working Papers, Center for Global Development (2012) Downloads View citations (36)
  3. Misallocation, Growth and Financial Market Imperfections
    Annual Meeting Plenary, Society for Economic Dynamics Downloads View citations (3)

2010

  1. Crop price indemnified loans for farmers
    IFPRI discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Downloads View citations (1)

2006

  1. The Return to Capital in Ghana
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University Downloads View citations (69)
    Also in Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2006) Downloads View citations (58)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2006)

2005

  1. Institutions and Development: A View from Below
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (52)
    Also in Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2005) Downloads View citations (58)
  2. Rural Financial Markets in Developing Countries
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University Downloads View citations (31)
    Also in Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2005) Downloads View citations (22)

    See also Chapter (2007)
  3. The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (22)
    Also in Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2005) Downloads View citations (58)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2008)

2004

  1. Child Labor
    Yale School of Management Working Papers, Yale School of Management Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2003) Downloads
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2003) Downloads View citations (14)
  2. Consumption Smoothing? Livestock, Insurance and Drought in Rural Burkina Faso
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2004) Downloads View citations (9)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2006)
  3. Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Cote D'Ivoire: Social Norms, Separate Accounts and Consumption Choices
    Yale School of Management Working Papers, Yale School of Management Downloads View citations (142)
    Also in Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2003) Downloads View citations (13)
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2003) Downloads View citations (19)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2004) Downloads View citations (162)
  4. Learning About a New Technology: Pineapple in Ghana
    Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University Downloads View citations (19)
    Also in Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center (2000) Downloads View citations (17)
    Working Papers, Yale - Economic Growth Center (2000) View citations (15)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2010)
  5. Social Networks in Ghana
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2004) Downloads View citations (19)

2000

  1. Saving in Sub-Saharan Africa
    CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in CID Working Papers, Center for International Development at Harvard University (2000) Downloads View citations (2)

1995

  1. Gender differentials in farm productivity
    FCND discussion papers, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Downloads View citations (5)

1991

  1. A Competitive Analysis of Rural Credit: State-Contingent Loans in Northern Nigeria
    Working Papers, Yale - Economic Growth Center View citations (4)
  2. Risk, Insurance and Default in a Rural Credit Market: An Empirical Investigation in Northern Nigeria
    Working Papers, Yale - Economic Growth Center View citations (2)

Undated

  1. Drought and Saving in West Africa: Are Livestock a Buffer Stock?
    Working Papers, Stanford University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (1998)
  2. Estimation of Type 3 Tobit Models using Symmetric Trimming and Pairwise Comparisons
    Home Pages, Princeton University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Econometrics (1997)

Journal Articles

2021

  1. A call for structured ethics appendices in social science papers
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021, 118, (29), e2024570118 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2021)
  2. Falling living standards during the COVID-19 crisis: Quantitative evidence from nine developing countries
    EconStor Open Access Articles and Book Chapters, 2021 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2021)
  3. Heterogeneity, Measurement Error, and Misallocation: Evidence from African Agriculture
    Journal of Political Economy, 2021, 129, (1), 1 - 80 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2019)

2020

  1. Blue Porches: Finding the limits of external validity of the endowment effect
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, 176, (C), 269-271 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2020)
  2. External Validity in a Stochastic World: Evidence from Low-Income Countries
    Review of Economic Studies, 2020, 87, (1), 343-381 Downloads View citations (6)
  3. Good identification, meet good data
    World Development, 2020, 127, (C) Downloads

2015

  1. Consulting and capital experiments with microenterprise tailors in Ghana
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, 118, (C), 281-302 Downloads View citations (32)

2014

  1. Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2014, 129, (2), 597-652 Downloads View citations (288)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Rainfall Forecasts, Weather, and Wages over the Agricultural Production Cycle
    American Economic Review, 2014, 104, (5), 278-83 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2013

  1. Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (3), 381-86 Downloads View citations (39)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2011

  1. Crop Price Indemnified Loans for Farmers: A Pilot Experiment in Rural Ghana
    Journal of Risk & Insurance, 2011, 78, (1), 37-55 View citations (31)
  2. Esther Duflo: 2010 John Bates Clark Medalist
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2011, 25, (3), 197-216 Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. Creating Property Rights: Land Banks in Ghana
    American Economic Review, 2010, 100, (2), 130-34 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Learning about a New Technology: Pineapple in Ghana
    American Economic Review, 2010, 100, (1), 35-69 Downloads View citations (649)
    Also in Proceedings, 2005 (2005) Downloads View citations (98)

    See also Working Paper (2004)
  3. The economics of agriculture in Africa: Notes toward a research program
    African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2010, 05, (1), 16 Downloads View citations (23)

2008

  1. The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana
    Journal of Political Economy, 2008, 116, (6), 981-1022 Downloads View citations (405)
    See also Working Paper (2005)

2006

  1. Consumption smoothing? Livestock, insurance and drought in rural Burkina Faso
    Journal of Development Economics, 2006, 79, (2), 413-446 Downloads View citations (257)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  2. The Return to Capital in Ghana
    American Economic Review, 2006, 96, (2), 388-393 Downloads View citations (89)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2003

  1. Fieldwork, Economic Theory, and Research on Institutions in Developing Countries
    American Economic Review, 2003, 93, (2), 107-111 Downloads View citations (7)

2001

  1. Social Learning Through Networks: The Adoption of New Agricultural Technologies in Ghana
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2001, 83, (3), 668-673 Downloads View citations (156)

1998

  1. Drought and saving in West Africa: are livestock a buffer stock?
    Journal of Development Economics, 1998, 55, (2), 273-305 Downloads View citations (292)
    See also Working Paper

1997

  1. Estimation of Type 3 Tobit models using symmetric trimming and pairwise comparisons
    Journal of Econometrics, 1997, 76, (1-2), 107-128 Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Working Paper
  2. Financial Liberalisation and Financial Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Synthesis
    Journal of African Economies, 1997, 6, (1), 1-28 View citations (5)
  3. Rationing, Spillover, and Interlinking in Credit Markets: The Case of Rural Punjab
    Oxford Economic Papers, 1997, 49, (4), 557-85 Downloads View citations (61)
  4. Recent Advances in Empirical Microeconomic Research in Poor Countries: An Annotated Bibliography
    The Journal of Economic Education, 1997, 28, (1), 58-75 Downloads View citations (3)
  5. The Characteristics of Informal Financial Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Journal of African Economies, 1997, 6, (1), 161-203 View citations (20)

1996

  1. Gender, Agricultural Production, and the Theory of the Household
    Journal of Political Economy, 1996, 104, (5), 1010-46 Downloads View citations (472)

1995

  1. Gender differentials in farm productivity: implications for household efficiency and agricultural policy
    Food Policy, 1995, 20, (5), 407-423 Downloads View citations (105)
  2. Risk and Saving in Northern Nigeria
    American Economic Review, 1995, 85, (5), 1287-1300 Downloads View citations (130)

1994

  1. Risk and Insurance in a Rural Credit Market: An Empirical Investigation in Northern Nigeria
    Review of Economic Studies, 1994, 61, (3), 495-526 Downloads View citations (417)

1990

  1. Credit Markets in Northern Nigeria: Credit as Insurance in a Rural Economy
    World Bank Economic Review, 1990, 4, (3), 251-69 View citations (131)

Books

2000

  1. Readings in Development Economics, Volume I: Micro-Theory, vol 1
    MIT Press Books, The MIT Press View citations (3)
  2. Readings in Development Economics, Volume II: Empirical Microeconomics, vol 2
    MIT Press Books, The MIT Press View citations (2)
    Also in MIT Press Books, The MIT Press (2000) View citations (2)

1999

  1. Development Microeconomics
    OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press View citations (188)

Chapters

2007

  1. Rural Financial Markets in Developing Countries
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
 
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