The following is a list of forthcoming and working papers. For a list of policy papers and reports, please see the CV.
“Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Niger.” with Christopher Ksoll and Travis Lybbert. Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
“Dial “A” for Agriculture: Using ICTs for Agricultural Extension in Developing Countries.” November 2011. Agricultural Economics 42(6):631-47.
“ Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa.”
with Isaac M. Mbiti.
2010. Journal of Economic Perspectives. 24(3): 207-32.
Citation Erratum. This version does not include the citation for Figure 3, which is from Jensen (2007). The paper and the citation will be updated on the JEP website. We deeply regret the error.
“ Information from Markets Near and Far: The Impact of Mobile Phones on Grain Markets in Niger.”
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 2(July 2010): 46-59.
For a more complete version, please see, “Does Digital Divide or Provide? Information Technology, Search Costs and Cereal Market Performance in Niger” (May 2008). BREAD Working Paper No. 177
“Rainfall Shocks, Markets and Food Crises: The Effect of Drought on Grain Markets in Niger.”
Revue d’Economie de Developpement. 1(March 2010): 71-108.
“Zap it to Me: The Impact of a Mobile Money Transfer Program” . A substantially revised version of the paper is available upon request. See references on CGD and Freakonomics blogs.
“Borders, Ethnicity and Trade.”.
with Michael Klein, Steve O’Connell and Muzhe Yang.
2012. CGD Working Paper 208. Also NBER Working Paper 15960. Previously circulated as “Borders or Barriers? The Impact of Borders on Agricultural Markets in West Africa.”
“Mobiles and Mobility: The Impact of Mobile Phones on Migration in Niger.” with Michael Clemens and Christopher Ksoll.
“How does mobile phone coverage affect farm-gate prices? Evidence from West Africa.” with Marcel Fafchamps.
Voter Education Using Cell Phones: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mozambique.“
with Pedro Vicente and Paul Collier.
“Information, Search Costs and Search Behavior.”
with Jesse Tack. Draft available upon request.
“Caught in the Middle of a Revolution: The Impact of the Libyan Arab Spring on Migrants from Niger.” with Christopher Ksoll.
“The Shiny New Gadget that Works.” Boston Review, November/December 2010.
“Africa Calling: Can Mobile Phones Make a Miracle?” with Isaac M. Mbiti. March/April 2010. The Boston Review.
“Mobile Phones, Markets and Firms in sub-Saharan Africa.” November 2009. Proparco’s Magazine, Volume 4.
“The West African Experience with the World Rice Crisis, 2007-2008″ (with Steven Block, Vij Ramachandran and C. Peter Timmer) in The Rice Crisis: Markets, Policies and Food Security (2010), edited by David Dawe, FAO.
Blogs, Briefs and Notes via the Center for Global Development
For briefs and notes published via CGD, please refer to the CGD website.
Policy Papers and Reports
“Cash, Vouchers and Household Well-Being Among Internally Displaced Households in Eastern DRC.” 2012. An Operations Research Report for Concern Worldwide and UNICEF.
“Cash Transfers, Nutrition and Household Well-Being in Niger.” 2012. An Operations Research Report for Concern Worldwide.
“Cash Transfers, Mobile Transfers and Emergency Response in Niger.” 2011. An Operations Research Report for Concern Worldwide.
“Towards Measuring the Impact of the World Food Program’s Purchase for Progress Initiative”. 2008. Center for Global Development Policy Brief. Washington, D.C.
“How can we avoid another food crisis in Niger?” 2008. Center for Global Development Essay. Washington, D.C.
“Monitoring Regional Markets for Early Warning of Food Crises in Western Africa.” December 2007. Paper presented at a workshop organized by FAO. FAO: Rome.
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