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  • Child Morality and Indoor Air Pollution 

    Chau, Nancy H.; Basu, Arnab K.; Byambasuren, Tsenguunjav; Khanna, Neha (2021-07-15)
    How serious is indoor air pollution (IAP) a mortality threat to young children? This paper estimates the causal effect of cooking fuel choice – a predominant cause of IAP – on infant mortality in India (1992-2016), where ...
  • On the Triggers of Hazardous Border Crossing:: Evidence from the US-Mexican Border 

    Chau, Nancy H.; Garip, Filiz; Oritz-Bobea, Ariel (2021-03)
    We study the self-selection of migrants at crossing locations along the Mexican-U.S. border distinguished by stark differences in physiography and border enforcement intensities. We model the triggers of hazardous ...
  • When Distance Drives Distination, Towns can Stimulate Development 

    De Weerdt, Joachim; Christiaensen, Luc; Kunbur, Ravi (2021-02-05)
    While city migrants see their welfare increase much more than those moving to towns, many more rural-urban migrants end up in towns. This phenomenon, documented in detail in Kagera, Tanzania, begs the question why migrants ...
  • Social Externalities and Economic Analysis 

    Fleurbaey, Marc; Kanbur, Ravi (2020-08-06)
    This paper considers and assesses the concept of social externalities through human interdependence, in relation to the economic analysis of externalities in the tradition of Pigou and Arrow, including the analysis of the ...
  • Meet the New Normal, Same as the Old Normal: The State-Market Balance and Economic Policy Debates after the Pandemic 

    Kanbur, Ravi (2020-12-07)
    What will happen to economic policy debates after the Pandemic? The majority view seems to be that nothing will ever be the same again. A new normal will be upon us. A combination of prediction and hope points to a major ...
  • Economic Inequality and Academic Freedom 

    Kanbur, Ravi (2020-08-05)
    The term academic freedom these days invokes controversies on freedom of speech, de-platforming and cancel culture. These are important debates but they are not the focus of this essay, for the simple reason that they are ...
  • COVID-19 Impact on Fruit and Vegetable Markets: One Year Later 

    Chenarides, Lauren; Richards, Timothy; Rickard, Richard (2021-03)
    More than one year after the outbreak of COVID-19, fruit and vegetable markets continue to adjust to the evolving landscape. In this article, we focus on three key measures of input and output market performance that serve ...
  • A Scoping Review of the Development Resilience Literature: Theory, Methods, and Evidence 

    Barrett, Christopher; Ghezzi-Kopel, Kate; Hoddinott, John; Homami, Nima; Tennant, Elizabeth; Upton, Joanna; Wu, Tong (2021-01)
    Development and humanitarian agencies have rapidly embraced the concept of resilience since the 2008 global financial and food price crises. We report the results of a formal scoping review of the literature on development ...
  • Measuring stocks of community wealth & their association with food systems efforts in rural & urban places. 

    Schmit, T.M.; Jablonski, B.B.R.; Bonanno, A.; Johnson, T.G. (Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2020-06)
    Healthy, sustainable communities depend on cumulative investments in a broad range of capital assets, yet little research sets forth comprehensive measures of their stocks or the relationships of capital assets to community ...
  • Assessing the Economic Impacts of Food Hubs on Regional Economies: A Framework that Includes Opportunity Costs 

    Jablonski, B.B.R.; Schmit, T.M.; Kay, D. (Cambridge University Press, 2016-04)
    The number of food hubs—businesses that aggregate and distribute local food—in the United States is growing, fueled in part by increasing public support. However, there have been few data-driven assessments of the economic ...

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