Poverty dynamics

Presentation: Heterogeneous Constraints and Incentives and the Uptake of Agricultural Innovations by Smallholder Farmers

Observations of smallholder farmer inefficiency often reflect failure to control for nature. An example would be Ivorien rice farmers effected on their production frontier once inconsistent control for soils, rain, and pests are involved.  So perhaps a non-uptake adoption is optimal as well? This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop.

Presentation: Beliefs and Behavior

This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Mind the Gap Workshop. This workshop was designed to allow for discussion of the pressing problem of the “yield gap” and the constraints to technology adoption that cause it. 

Presentation: Identifying Constraints and Innovating Solutions for Broadly Based Growth

Even when aid is regularized into cash assistance programs, an important question to ask is if there are potentially more cost-effective methods of addressing the problem by treating the causes, rather than its symptoms. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Engaging Universities to End Global Poverty and Hunger Workshop.

Presentation: Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

About 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty.  With labor being their only outlet, understanding the link between labor market choices and poverty is key to poverty reduction. This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 29, 2016 by BRAC.

Presentation: Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: The Role of Risk ans Ability

Poverty traps are commonplace in policy debates today, however, when these poverty traps exist what, where, why and for whom are the next series of questions. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Conference on the Economics of Asset Dynamics and Poverty Traps.

Presentation: Depression for Economists

The goal of this presentation is to understand Major depression disorder (MDD) through the lens of economics. This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 28, 2016 and was done by Jonathan de Quidt, Princeton University.

Paper: Poverty Traps and Social Protection

This paper demonstrates that there are potentially large returns to social protection policy that stakes out a productive safety net below the vulnerable and keeps them from slipping into a poverty trap.