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Factors determining household market participation in small ruminant production in Ethiopia

Small ruminants, which account for more than half of the domesticated ruminants in the world, are an important component of the farming systems in most developing countries. 177 more words

Ethiopia

'Learning Toward Transformation': A working paper from my time in Kenya

In the year following my graduation from college, and before starting up graduate studies at Michigan State, I lived and worked in Western Kenya. I was working with the… 526 more words

Development

[WP] Open access temptations

Information science isn’t exactly my area of research, but it has been fun exploring the shady side of open access. Here is the abstract:

Backlash against “megapublishers” which began in mathematics a decade ago has led to an exponential growth in open access journals.

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Research

Working paper on risks in smallholder irrigated systems in Ethiopia

This working paper by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) presents results from an analysis of the profitability of selected irrigated commodities and farmers’ risk perception in Ethiopia. 145 more words

Ethiopia

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR INNOVATION: LESSONS FROM THE PROCUREMENT OF NAVIGABLE STORM SURGE BARRIER

Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI) is a powerful, underutilized demand-side innovation policy instrument that can be used to stimulate innovation, meet sectoral policy goals and mitigate grand challenges. 161 more words

Working Paper

Blockchains and the boundaries of self-organized economies: Latest working paper on SSRN

Jason, Darcy, and myself have a new working paper (a draft of a book chapter)—Blockchains and the Boundaries of Self-Organized Economies: Predictions for the Future of Banking… 219 more words

Economics