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Regression analysis
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Agricultural extension, intra-household allocation and malaria

Can agricultural development programs improve health-related outcomes? We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of a large-scale agricultural extensionprogram in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...

Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working Paper
On the persistence of growth for South African firms

The growth of firms has been shown to have a meaningful impact on the health of firms and the economy in general...

Firm growth High-growth firms Regression analysis
Blog
Income generation and malaria in Uganda

Several large-scale efforts have been made to combat malaria in the last decade under the Millennium Development Goals, and while these have led to a rapid decline in cases, malaria continues to exact a heavy toll on sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms...

Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Working Paper
Effect of girls’ secondary school stipend on completed schooling, age at marriage, and age at first birth: Evidence from Bangladesh

There are many studies on the effects of conditional cash transfer programmes on enrolment, productivity and poverty reduction but very few on causal effects on ages at marriage and first birth. And none of them considers the convergence effect...

Education Regression analysis Rural development
Blog
Diversity debit vs. diversity dividend: Challenging the conventional wisdom

It is widely accepted in recent work in economics and political science that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on the provision of public goods such as health and education...

Education Health Public goods
Journal Article
Ethnic Heterogeneity and Public Goods Provision in Zambia: Evidence of a Subnational “Diversity Dividend”

The “diversity debit” hypothesis – that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on social, economic, and political outcomes – has been widely accepted in the literature...

Education Health Public goods
Journal Article
Evaluating multiple spatial dimensions of economic growth in Brazil using spatial panel data models

The goal of this paper is to evaluate the results of regional economic growth model estimations at multiple spatial scales using spatial panel data models...

Econometric models Economic growth Panel analysis
Working Paper
Commercialization in agriculture in rural Viet Nam, 2006-14

The vast majority of households in rural Viet Nam undertake agricultural activities and for many this is their main livelihood. Moreover, this agriculture has become increasingly commercialized over time...

Agricultural credit Agriculture Aquaculture
Working Paper
Income and Malaria: Evidence from an agricultural intervention in Uganda

We exploit a spatial discontinuity in the coverage of an agricultural extension program in Uganda to causally identify its effects on malaria...

Administrative law Agriculture Economic development
Journal Article
Experimental and Non-Experimental Methods in Development Economics: A Porous Dialectic

Part of Journal Special Issue Experiments in Development Economics

Economic development Methodology (Qualitative research) Regression analysis
Working Paper
A Unified Structural Equation Modelling Approach for the Decomposition of Rank-Dependent Indicators of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health

We present a unified structural equation modelling framework for the regression-based decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health and compare it with a simple ordinary least squares regression...

Children Econometric models (Economic development) Equality and inequality
Working Paper
Ethnic Heterogeneity and Public Goods Provision in Zambia: Further Evidence of a Subnational ‘Diversity Dividend’

The hypothesis that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on public goods provision is widely accepted. Notably, most work on this issue fails to distinguish adequately between national versus subnational governance...

Education Health Public goods
Working Paper
Supply-Side Constraints, Capital Goods Imports, and the Quality of Sub-Saharan African Countries’ Exports

In the last decade, a large portion of capital goods imports of Sub-Saharan African countries is telecommunications equipment, and China is now the main source of equipment for 30 Sub-Saharan African countries...

Capital Economic growth International trade
Working Paper
Fast-Food Consumption and Child Body Mass Index in China: Application of an Endogenous Switching Regression Model

The rapid economic growth experienced within the past two decades in China highly correlates with childhood overweightness. The epidemic has become an issue of grave concern...

Children Econometric models (Economic development) Health
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (February 2013)

Tony Addison As the snow continues to lie deep across Helsinki, UNU-WIDER is putting the last touches to the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which takes place at Sida in Stockholm on 13 March...

Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Children
Working Paper
The Porous Dialectic: Experimental and Non-Experimental Methods in Development Economics

This paper provides a survey of six widely used non-experimental methods for estimating the impact of programmes in the context of developing economies (instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, direct matching, propensity score matching, lin...

Economic development Methodology (Quantitative research) Regression analysis
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