Working Papers

Find below copies of papers not yet accepted for publication and reports not to be published in journals. Critical comments on these are greatly appreciated.

Published papers are available here, and a list also can be found in my curriculum vita. Anyone desiring reprints of published papers can email me.

  1. Paul Christian and Christopher B. Barrett, "Revisiting the Effect of Food Aid on Conflict: A Methodological Caution"; April 2017 version.
  2. Yanyan Liu, William Violette, and Christopher B. Barrett, "Structural Transformation and Intertemporal Evolution of Real Wages, Machine Use, and -Farm Size - Productivity Relationships in Vietnam"; April 2017 revision.
  3. Paulo Santos and Christopher B. Barrett, "Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On The Roles of Risk and Ability"; March 2017 revision.
  4. Munenobu Ikegami, Michael R. Carter, Christopher B. Barrett, Sarah A. Janzen, "Poverty Traps and the Social Protection Paradox"; March 2017 revision.
  5. Sudha Narayanan, Upasak Das, Yanyan Liu, and Christopher B. Barrett, "The 'Discouraged Worker Effect' in Public Works Programs: Evidence from the MGNREGA in India", Appendix; added March 2017.
  6. Kazushi Takahashi, Christopher B. Barrett and Munenobu Ikegami, "Does Index Insurance Crowd In or Crowd Out Informal Risk Sharing? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia"; March 2017 revision.
  7. Marc Rockmore, Christopher B. Barrett, and Jeannie Annan, "An Empirical Exploration of the Near-Term and Persistent Effects of Conflict on Risk Preferences"; added December 2016.
  8. Leah EM Bevis, Christopher B Barrett, "Close to the Edge: Do Behavioral Explanations Account for the Inverse Productivity Relationship?"; November 2016 revision.
  9. Christopher J. Mills, Nathaniel D. Jensen, Christopher B. Barrett, and Andrew G. Mude, "ILRI Research Report 39, Characterization for index based livestock insurance," added May 2016.
  10. Jennifer Denno Cissé and Christopher B. Barrett, "Estimating Development Resilience: A Conditional Moments-Based Approach," April 2016 revision.
  11. Kibrom Tafere, Christopher B. Barrett, Erin Lentz, Birhanu T. Ayana, "The Subjective Well-being Gains from Insurance that Doesn't Pay Out"; added April 2015.
  12. Nathaniel D. Jensen, Christopher B. Barrett and Andrew G. Mude, "Index Insurance and Cash Transfers: A Comparative Analysis from Northern Kenya"; December 2014.
  13. Nathaniel D. Jensen, Andrew G. Mude, and Christopher B. Barrett, "How Basis Risk and Spatiotemporal Adverse Selection Influence Demand for Index Insurance: Evidence from Northern Kenya," December 2014.
  14. Megan Sheahan and Christopher B. Barrett, "Understanding the agricultural input landscape in sub-Saharan Africa: Recent plot, household, and community-level evidence," World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7014, August 2014.
  15. Christopher B. Barrett and Derek Headey, "Measuring resilience in a volatile world: A proposal for a multicountry system of sentinel sites," May 2014, 2020 Resilience Conference Paper 1 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (View on IFPRI website)
  16. Chayanee Chawanote and Christopher B. Barrett, "Farm and Non-farm Occupational and Earnings Dynamics in Rural Thailand," February 2014 revision.
  17. Erin C. Lentz, Christopher B. Barrett and Miguel I. Gómez, "The Impacts of Local and Regional Procurement of US Food Aid: Learning Alliance Synthesis Report," Final Report: A Multidimensional Analysis of Local and Regional Procurement of US Food Aid, January 2012.
  18. Christopher B. Barrett and Marc F. Bellemare, "The G-20’s error: Food price volatility is not the problem," July 2011.
  19. Christopher B. Barrett, "Assisting the escape from persistent ultra-poverty in rural Africa," April 2011.
  20. Felix Naschold and Christopher B. Barrett, "A stochastic dominance approach to program evaluation with an application to child nutritional status in Kenya," October 2010.
  21. Andrew Mude, Sommarat Chantarat, Christopher B. Barrett, Michael Carter, Munenobu Ikegami, and John McPeak, "Insuring Against Drought-Related Livestock Mortality: Piloting Index Based Livestock Insurance in Northern Kenya," June 2010.
  22. Christopher B. Barrett, Arun Agrawal, Oliver T. Coomes, Jean-Philippe Platteau, " Stripe Review of Social Sciences in the CGIAR," August 2009.
  23. Andrew Mude, Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, Munenobu Ikegami, and John McPeak, " Index Based Livestock Insurance for Northern Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands: The Marsabit Pilot" January 2009.
  24. Jean Claude Randrianarisoa, Christopher B. Barrett, and David Stifel, " The Demand for Hired Labor in Rural Madagascar," January 2009.
  25. Christopher B. Barrett, "A Normative Framework for Social Science Activities in the CGIAR," October 2008 Version.
  26. Paswel Marenya, Christopher B. Barrett and Trudi Gulick, "Farmers' Perceptions of Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Yield Response in Kenya," August 2008.
  27. Paulo Santos and Christopher B. Barrett , "What Do We Learn From Social Networks When We Only Sample Individuals? Not Much," May 2008.
  28. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Systems and the Escape from Poverty and Ill-Health Traps in sub-Saharan Africa," May 2008 revision.
  29. Christopher B. Barrett et al. "Human Considerations in Determining Conservation Priorities" Letter to the Editor, Science
    April 2008 final draft.
  30. Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter and Munenobu Ikegami, "Poverty Traps and Social Protection," February 2008 revision.
  31. Christopher B. Barrett, Barry J. Barnett, Michael R. Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, James W. Hansen, Andrew G. Mude, Daniel E. Osgood, Jerry R. Skees, Calum G. Turvey and M. Neil Ward, "Poverty Traps and Climate Risk: Limitations and Opportunities of Index-Based Risk Financing," November 2007 draft.
  32. Solomon Ngoze, Susan Riha, David Mbugua, Keith Shepherd, Louis Verchot, Christopher Barrett, Johannes Lehmann, Justine Wangila and Alice Pell, "The impacts of household land use and socio economic factors on the soil fertility of smallholder farms in the highlands of Kenya" working draft October 2007.
  33. Daniel G. Maxwell , Erin C. Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett, "A Market Analysis and Decision Tree Tool for Response Analysis: Cash, Local Purchase and/or Imported Food Aid?" Background Paper May 2007.
  34. Christopher B. Barrett, Erin C. Lentz and Daniel G. Maxwell, "A Market Analysis and Decision Tree Tool for Response Analysis: Cash, Local Purchase and/or Imported Food Aid?" May 2007 draft.
  35. Christopher B. Barrett, "The United States" International Food Assistance Programs: Issues and Options for the 2007 Farm Bill," February 2007.
  36. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid In Response to Acute Food Insecurity," April 2006 revision.
  37. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid As Part Of A Coherent Strategy To Advance Food Security Objectives," March 2006 revision.
  38. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid"s Intended and Unintended Consequences," March 2006 revision.
  39. Erin C. Lentz, Christopher B. Barrett and John Hoddinott, "Food Aid and Dependency: Implications for Emergency Food Security Assessments," December 2005 report for World Food Programme program on Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Capacity.
  40. Christopher B. Barrett, "Poverty Traps and Agricultural Research: Improving Policies, Institutions and Technologies To Support Sustainable Poverty Reduction," December 2005 invited paper for the Annual General Meetings of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research, Marrakech, Morocco.
  41. Erin Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid Targeting, Shocks and Private Transfers Among East African Pastoralists," July 2005 revision.
  42. Christopher B. Barrett and Michael R. Carter, "Risk and Asset Management in the Presence of Poverty Traps: Implications for Growth and Social Protection," June 2005.
  43. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid At A Crossroads: The Shared Challenge NGOs Face," April 2005.
  44. Awudu Abdulai, Christopher B. Barrett and Peter Hazell, "Food Aid for Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa," March 2004.
  45. A.N. Pell, D.M. Mbugua,  L.V. Verchot, C.B. Barrett, L.E. Blume, J.G. Gamara, J.M. Kinyangi, C.J. Lehmann, A.O. Odenyo, S.O. Ngoze, B.N. Okumu, M.J. Pfeffer, P.P. Marenya, S.J. Riha, and J. Wangila, "The Interplay Between Smallholder Farmers and Fragile Tropical Agroecosystems in the Kenyan Highlands," prepared for presentation at a National Science Foundation Panel at the AAAS annual meetings in Seattle, WA, February 2004.
  46. Marc F. Bellemare and Christopher B. Barrett, "An Asset Risk Model of Reverse Tenancy," May 2003 revision.
  47. Christopher B. Barrett, "The Economics of Poverty and the Poverty of Economics: A Christian Perspective," prepared for the Upstate New York InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Faculty Conference, April 5, 2003.
  48. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid Effectiveness: 'It's The Targeting, Stupid!" prepared for the Policy Service, Strategy and Policy Division, World Food Programme, December 2002.
  49. Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Christopher B. Barrett and Paul Dorosh, "Technological Change and Price Effects in Agriculture: Conceptual and Comparative Perspectives," International Food Policy Research Institute working paper, May 2002.
  50. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid And Commercial International Food Trade," background paper prepared for the Trade and Markets Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, March 2002.
  51. Christopher B. Barrett and David E. Sahn, "Food Policy in Crisis Management," Food Policy Toolkit draft report to the World Bank, January 2001.
  52. Christopher B. Barrett and Thomas Reardon, "Asset, Activity, and Income Diversification Among African Agriculturalists: Some Practical Issues," project report to the USAID BASIS CRSP, March 2000.
  53. DeeVon Bailey, Christopher B. Barrett, Peter D. Little and Francis Chabari,"Livestock Markets and Risk Management Among East African Pastoralists: A Review and Research Agenda," May 1999.