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Essays on Shocks, Welfare, and Poverty Dynamics: Microeconometric Evidence from Ethiopia


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Title: Essays on Shocks, Welfare, and Poverty Dynamics: Microeconometric Evidence from Ethiopia
Authors: Alem, Yonas
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2011
University: University of Gothenborg. School of Business, Economics and Law
Institution: Department of Economics
Date of Defence: 2011-05-13
Disputation: fredagen den 13 maj 2011, kl 10, i sal E43, Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik, Vasagatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: ECONOMIC STUDIES
198
Keywords: urban Ethiopia
poverty dynamics
dynamic probit
hazard rate
labor market status
subjective well-being
policymakers
life satisfaction
environment
Ethiopia
food price
consumer demand
fertilizer use
rainfall
highlands of Ethiopia
panel data
consumption
welfare
food price shock
Africa
Abstract: Five self-contained papers constitute this thesis. Paper 1: Does fertilizer use respond to rainfall variability? Panel data evidence from urban Ethiopia In this article, we use farmers’ actual experiences with changes in rainfall levels and their responses to these changes to assess whether patterns of fertilizer use are responsive to changes in rainfall patterns. Using panel data from the Central Highlands of Ethiopia matched with corresponding village-level rainfall data, the results show th... more
ISBN: 978-91-85169-60-3
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25335
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