The research program on agricultural and rural development focuses on three broad themes: (1) effective ways to raise productivity (2) supplying public goods and dealing with external effects, and (3) ways to address poverty, volatility and vulnerability. More about the program
Research Manager: Will Martin
Seasonal Hunger and Public Policies: Evidence from Northwest Bangladesh
by S. R. Khandker and W. Mahmud, July 2012
The Role of Agriculture in a Modernizing Society: Food, Farms and Fields in China 2030 by L. Christiaensen, May 2012
Political Economy of Public Policies: Insights from Distortions to Agricultural and Food Markets
This paper reviews and synthesizes the literature on trends and fluctuations in market distortions and the political-economy explanations that have been advanced.
Working Paper 6433, May 2013
Foreign Wage Premium, Gender and Education: Insights from Vietnam Household Surveys
This paper investigates the differential impacts of foreign ownership on wages for different types of workers (in terms of educational background and gender) in Vietnam using the Vietnam Household Living Standards Surveys of 2002 and 2004.
Working Paper 6421, April 2013
Foreign Job Opportunities and Internal Migration in Vietnam
This paper investigates the role of employment opportunities created by foreign-owned firms as a determinant of internal migration and destination choice using the Vietnam Migration Survey 2004 and the Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey 2004.
Working Paper 6420, April 2013
Export Liberalization, Job Creation and the Skill Premium: Evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement
This paper explores how the expansion of labor-intensive manufacturing exports resulting from the United States-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement in 2001 translated into wages of skilled and unskilled workers and the skill premium in Vietnam through the channel of labor demand.
Working Paper 6419, April 2013
Food Prices, Wages, and Welfare in Rural India
Rural households across the income spectrum benefit from higher agricultural commodity prices.
Working Pape 6412, April 2013
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