Recent Unpublished Papers

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A list of published papers may be found in my curriculum vita.

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Papers Not Yet Accepted For Publication (and reports not to be published in journals):

Critical comments on these are greatly appreciated

  1. Leah Bevis and Christopher B. Barrett, "Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The gender‐differentiated contribution of capital transmission in rural Philippines," April 2013 revision.
  2. Chayanee Chawanote and Christopher B. Barrett, "Non-farm Occupational and Earnings Dynamics in Rural Thailand," March 2013 Revision.
  3. Kazushi Takahashi and Christopher B. Barrett, "The System of Rice Intensification and Its Puzzling Impacts on Household Welfare: Evidence from Rural Indonesia," January 2013 version.
  4. Svetlana Pimkina, Rosemary Rawlins, Christopher B. Barrett, Sarah Pedersen, Bruce Wydick, "Got Milk? The Impact of Heifer International's Livestock Donation Programs in Rwanda," January 2013.
  5. 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.
  6. Christopher B. Barrett, Erwin H. Bulte, Paul Ferraro and Sven Wunder, "Economic instruments for nature conservation," August 2011.
  7. Christopher B. Barrett and Marc F. Bellemare, "The G-20’s error: Food price volatility is not the problem," July 2011.
  8. Christopher B. Barrett, Erin C. Lentz, Cynthia Mathys, Joanna B. Upton and Kira M. Villa, " Misconceptions about food assistance," June 2011.
  9. Christopher B. Barrett, Andrea Binder, Alexander Gaus, Erin C. Lentz, Cynthia Mathys, Julia Steets, Joanna Upton, Kira Villa, "Uniting on Food Assistance," June 2011.
  10. Morgan Ruelle, and Marc Rockmore, "Policy Brief: Understanding Safety Nets: A Primer for International Development," May 2011.
  11. Aurélie Harou, "Policy Brief: Smallholder Market Access," May 2011.
  12. Christopher B. Barrett, "Assisting the escape from persistent ultra-poverty in rural Africa," April 2011.
  13. Alexander Gaus, Julia Steets, Andrea Binder, Christopher B. Barrett and Erin C. Lentz, "How to Reform the Outdated Food Aid Convention," March 2011.
  14. Felix Naschold and Christopher B. Barrett, "A stochastic dominance approach to program evaluation with an application to child nutritional status in Kenya," October 2010.
  15. Elizabeth R. Bageant, Christopher B. Barrett, and Erin C. Lentz, "Policy Brief: Food Aid and Agricultural Cargo Preference," November 2010.
  16. 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.
  17. Christopher B. Barrett and Erin Lentz, "U.S. Monetization Policy: Recommendations for Improvement," December 2009.
  18. Sommarat Chantarat. Andrew G. Mude, Christopher B. Barrett and Calum G. Turvey, "The Performance of Index Based Livestock Insurance: Ex Ante Assessment in the Presence of A Poverty Trap," November 2009 Comments greatly appreciated.
  19. Christopher B. Barrett, Arun Agrawal, Oliver T. Coomes, Jean-Philippe Platteau, " Stripe Review of Social Sciences in the CGIAR," August 2009.
  20. Dr. 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.
  21. Jean Claude Randrianarisoa, Christopher B. Barrett, and David Stifel, " The Demand for Hired Labor in Rural Madagascar, " January 2009.
  22. Daniel G. Maxwell, Erin C. Lentz, and Christopher B. Barrett, " Research Brief: Cash, Local Purchase, and/or Imported Food Aid?: Market Information and Food Insecurity Response Analysis," December 2008.
  23. Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, John McPeak, and Andrew Mude, "Altering Poverty Dynamics with Index Insurance: Northern Kenya's HSNP," November 2008.
  24. Michael R. Carter, Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen Boucher, Sommarat Chantarat, Francisco Galarza, John McPeak, Andrew Mude, adn Caroline Trivelli, "Insuring the Never Before Insured: Explaining Index Insurence Through Financial Education Games," October 2008 version.
  25. Christopher B. Barrett, "A Normative Framework for Social Science Activities in the CGIAR," October 2008 Version.
  26. Ruchira Bhattamishra and Christopher B. Barrett, "Community-Based Risk Management Arrangements" USAID AMA CRSP BASIS Brief. September 2008 Version.
  27. Emma C. Stephens, Christopher B. Barrett, Douglas R. Brown, Johannes Lehmann, David Mbugua, Solomon Ngoze, Chrales F. Nicholson, David Parsons, Alice N. Pell, and Susan J. Riha, "Modeling Feedback between Economic and Biophysical Systems in Smallholder Agriculture in Kenya: The Crops, Livestock and Soils in Smallholder Economic Systems (CLASSES) Model," October 2008 Version.
  28. Paswel Marenya, Christopher B. Barrett and Trudi Gulick, "Farmers' Perceptions of Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Yield Response in Kenya," August 2008.
  29. C. Stuart Clark, Sophia Murphy, Gawain Kripke, Christopher B. Barrett, "The Role of Monetization in Propsed Food Aid Modalities," July 2008.
  30. Paulo Santos and Christopher B. Barrett , "What Do We Learn From Social Networks When We Only Sample Individuals? Not Much," May 2008.
  31. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Systems and the Escape from Poverty and Ill-Health Traps in sub-Saharan Africa," May 2008 revision.
  32. Christopher B. Barrett et al. "Human Considerations in Determining Conservation Priorities" Letter to the Editor, Science
    April 2008 final draft.
  33. Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter and Munenobu Ikegami, "Poverty Traps and Social Protection," February 2008 revision.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Christopher B. Barrett, "The United States" International Food Assistance Programs: Issues and Options for the 2007 Farm Bill," February 2007.
  39. Paulo Santos and Christopher B. Barrett, "Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On The Roles of Risk and Ability," June 2006 revision.
  40. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid In Response to Acute Food Insecurity," April 2006 revision.
  41. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid As Part Of A Coherent Strategy To Advance Food Security Objectives," March 2006 revision.
  42. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid"s Intended and Unintended Consequences," March 2006 revision.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Christopher B. Barrett, "Displaced Distortions: Financial Market Failures and Seemingly Inefficient Resource Allocation," USAID BASIS CRSP Brief #32, August 2005.
  46. Erin Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid Targeting, Shocks and Private Transfers Among East African Pastoralists," July 2005 revision.
  47. 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.
  48. Christopher B. Barrett, "Food Aid At A Crossroads: The Shared Challenge NGOs Face," April 2005.
  49. Amare T. Yirbecho, Christopher B. Barrett, and Getachew Gebru, "Resource Conflict in the Rangelands: Evidence from Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia," August 2004.
  50. Christopher B. Barrett and Daniel G. Maxwell, "Policy Brief: Recasting Food Aid's Role," August 2004.
  51. Awudu Abdulai, Christopher B. Barrett and Peter Hazell, "Food Aid for Market Development in Sub-Saharan Africa," March 2004.
  52. 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.
  53. Marc F. Bellemare and Christopher B. Barrett, "An Asset Risk Model of Reverse Tenancy," May 2003 revision.
  54. 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.
  55. Christine M. Moser and Christopher B. Barrett, "Le Systeme de Riziculture Intensif a Madagascar: Situation Actuelle et Perspectives," (in French) prepared for "Agriculture et Pauvrete" conference, March 2003, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
  56. Jon Anderson et al., "Nature, Wealth and Power: Emerging Best Practice for Revitalizing Rural Africa", 2002.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. Christopher B. Barrett, "Climate Forecasting for Pastoralists?" USAID Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 01-03-PARIMA, December 2001.
  61. Christopher B. Barrett, "Livestock Pricing and Markets Performance," USAID Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 01-05-PARIMA, December 2001.
  62. Christopher B. Barrett and David E. Sahn, "Food Policy in Crisis Management," Food Policy Toolkit draft report to the World Bank, January 2001.
  63. 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.
  64. Christopher B. Barrett, "On Vulnerability, Asset Poverty and Subsidiarity," comments to Ford/Rockefeller Foundations Seminar Series session "Managing Variability and Shocks Within the Agro-Food System," May 1999.
  65. 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.

Papers Forthcoming in Journals or Books:

  1. Yanyan Liu and Chrisopher B. Barrett, "Guaranteed employment and the poor," International Food Policy Research Institute, forthcoming.
  2. Miguel I. Gómez, Christopher B. Barrett, Terri Raney, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Janice Meerman, André Croppenstedt, Brian Carisma and Brian Thompson, "Post-Green Revolution Food Systems and the Triple Burden of Malnutrition," Food Policy, forthcoming.
  3. Erin C. Lentz and Christopher B. Barrett, "The economics and nutritional impacts of food assistance policies and programs," Food Policy, forthcoming.
  4. Christopher B. Barrett and Erin C. Lentz, “Hunger and Food Insecurity,” Chapter 28 in David Brady and Linda M. Burton, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  5. Marc F. Bellemare, Christopher B. Barrett and David R. Just, "The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.
  6. Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, "The Economics of Poverty Traps and Persistent Poverty: Policy and Empirical Implications," Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming in the July 2013 issue.
  7. Christopher B. Barrett and Michael R. Carter, "Retreat From Radical Skepticism: Rebalancing Theory, Observational Data and Randomization in Development Economics," chapter 7 in Dawn L. Teele, editor, Field Experiments and Their Critics (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, in press).
  8. Christopher B. Barrett and Erin C. Lentz, "Food Insecurity and Food Aid in Africa," In Ernest Aryeetey, Shanta Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur and Louis Kasekende, editors, The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  9. Christopher B. Barrett and Erin C. Lentz, "Food Insecurity," June 2009 revision, In Robert Denemark et. al. , editors, The International Studies Compendium Project (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).