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How do Zambian smallholder farmers allocate their budget? Evidence of dynamic decision-making based on a Cournot field experiment
(Gerber et.al., 2017)
Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa repeatedly face situations of complex and dynamic decision trade-offs, which include allocating money across short-term and long-term production activities. Short-term activities ...
Short-Term Success versus Long-Term Failure: A Simulation-Based Approach for Understanding the Potential of Zambia’s Fertilizer Subsidy Program in Enhancing Maize Availability
In Sub-Saharan Africa, food-related policies such as fertilizer subsidy programs (FSPs) have undergone a revival and triggered a controversy about their impact. In this article I applied a simulation-based approach to ...
Cournot markets in the field: Dynamic decision- making in non-standard markets
(Lara-Arango et. al., 2017)
The Cournot economic model is very useful for representing atomized markets in laboratory experiments. Ideally, such experiments are designed following a set of conditions in order to use the model properly. However, ...
The Dynamics of Food Availability in sub-Saharan Africa: An Endogenous Perspective on Food Production Systems
(The University of Bergen, 2017-11-18)
Food insecurity is a major challenge of our time: In 2015, 795 million people suffered from hunger worldwide. The eradication of hunger remains a target of high-level policy programs such as the United Nations’ ...
Why do some food availability policies fail? A simulation approach to understanding food production systems in south-east Africa
(John Wiley & Sons, 2017-07-20)
Food production systems in south-east Africa face a persistent puzzle: despite the implementation of numerous plausible food availability policies, the region’s history is characterised by many cases of food production ...