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Journal Article | 2019

Exchange asymmetries in productive assets: Tools, fertilizer or cash?

Exchange asymmetries in individual decision-making have attracted substantial attention from economists since Thaler (1980) referred to the phenomenon that losses are weighted more heavily than gains as an “endowment effect”...
Stein Terje Holden,Sosina Bezu (2019)
in World Development vol. 115 pp. 269-278
Journal Article | 2018

Diversification and democracy

Does diversification of an economy improve the chances of democracy? In theory, diversification may reduce elite cohesion and improve citizen outside options, making democracy more likely. This paper estimates the...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2018)
in International Political Science Review vol. 39 no. 4 pp. 551-569
Journal Article | 2018

Fertility, household size and poverty in Nepal

Highlights We study how fertility affects household size, composition, and poverty in Nepal. The gender of the first child serves as an IV for the total number of children. New births immediately increase...
François Libois and Vincent Somville (2018)
in World Development vol. 103 no. March pp. 311-322
CMI Report | 2018

Norwegian aid to food security, nutrition and agriculture

The report reviews available research on the links between agriculture and the rest of the economy, with a focus on structural adjustment and the role of agriculture in economic growth...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2018:01) 57 p.
CMI Brief | 2017

What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?

Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, if the current trend continues, Latin American...
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 9) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Egypt’s Military Business: The Need for Change

In today's Egypt, you cannot miss it: the heavy presence of the military institution in the economy. The Egyptian military owns business enterprises that are in almost every sector and...
Zeinab Abul-Magd (2015)
19.11.2015
CMI Working Paper | 2014

Diversification and democracy

Does diversification of an economy improve the chances of democracy? This paper estimates the effect of export diversification on democracy levels, using data from 143 countries. The endogeneity of diversification...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:9) 36 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2014

Ungrateful children: migration intensity and remittances in Nepal

Poverty has declined dramatically in Nepal since the end of the conflict. The sharp increase in revenues primarily comes from remittances. From a household’s perspective, choosing the appropriate number of...
François Libois and Vincent Somville (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:8) 25 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2014

Fertility, household’s size and poverty in Nepal

Population control policies keep on attracting a lot of attention. The main argument in favour of a reduction in fertility rates, is that having more children contributes directly to a...
François Libois and Vincent Somville (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:4) 46 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Female Autonomy and Fertility in Nepal

We explore the effect of female autonomy on individual fertility in Nepal. We find that families where wives have high level of autonomy have fewer children than other families. Using...
Njård Håkon Gudbrandsen (2013)
in South Asia Economic Journal vol. 14 no. 1 pp. 157-173
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Son preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal

A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:8) 26 p.
Report in External Series | 2012

Hunting for Per Diem: The Uses and Abuses of Travel Compensation in Three Developing Countries

Cash is a great incentive. The last decade has seen a boom in various forms of cash incentive programmes, from the conditional cash transfer programmes that emerged in Latin America...
Arne Tostensen, Tina Søreide, Ingvild Aagedal Skage (2012)
Norad no. Report 2/2012 Study 122 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2010

The impact of wealth and female autonomy on fertility decisions in Nepal: An econometric analysis

Over the last fifteen years, the fertility rate in Nepal has declined significantly. In the same period, the country has, despite political unrest and a civil war, experienced economic growth....
Njård Håkon Gudbrandsen (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2010: 1) 64 p.
Master's Thesis | 2010

The Impact of wealth and female autonomy on fertility decisions in Nepal: an econometric analysis

Njård Håkon Gudbrandsen (2010)
Thesis to complete the degree in master in economics. Bergen: Univ. of Bergen. Department of Economics 97 p.
Journal Article | 2008

Can food-for-work encourage agricultural production?

Food-for-work (FFW) is the most widely used type of public works program in Ethiopia through which a high share of the food aid is distributed. This paper assesses the impacts...
Sosina Bezu, Stein Holden (2008)
in Food Policy vol. 33 no. 6 541-549 p.
U4 Brief | 2008

Corruption in Natural Resource Management - An Introduction

Natural resources often provide fertile ground for corruption. Since a substantial number of partner countries in development cooperation are richly endowed with natural resources, these contexts pose a particular challenge...
Ivar Kolstad, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:2) 4 p.
Book | 1997

Angola: Struggle for Peace and Reconstruction

After more than twenty years of devastating civil war, Angola is slowly moving toward peace and reconciliation. In this accessible introduction to one of the most resource-rich countries in Africa,...
Inge Tvedten (1997)
Boulder, Col.: Westview Press
DERAP Working Paper | 1991

Structural adjustment and poverty: The case of Malawi

Malawi has been regarded by the World Bank as a "strong adjuster", since the introduction of its first structural adjustment programme in 1981. This paper outlines the main effects of...
Wycliffe Chilowa (1991)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Working Paper D 1991: 3) 14 p.
DERAP Working Paper | 1990

Prostitute as metaphor in gender construction; a Gambian setting

The empirical base of the paper is a Gambian multiethnic urban context. It is discussed how the label prostitute seems to be used as a metaphor for improper handling of...
Heidi Skramstad (1990)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (DERAP Working Paper D 1990:11) 25 p.