Social networks and factor markets

By Kibrom Abay, Goytom Kahsay and Guush Berhane In brief Markets in developing countries are characterized by a broad range of failures that affect individuals and those institutions that attempt to improve how they function. Often they are inefficient, lack clarity, and are deficient in contract enforcement and monitoring results in costly transactions.  In the >> Read more

Summary of Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia

ESSP Research Note 28 "Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia" by John Hoddinott, Derek Headey and Mekdim Dereje. Summary of ESSP Working Paper 63. In rural economies encumbered by significant market imperfections, farming decisions may partly be motivated by nutritional considerations, in addition to income and risk factors. These imperfections create the potential for farm assets >> Read more

Structure and Performance of Ethiopia’s Coffee Export Sector

ESSP Working Paper 66. "Structure and Performance of Ethiopia's Coffee Export Sector" by Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, Tadesse Kuma, and Yaw Nyarko. Abstract: We study the structure and performance of the coffee export sector in Ethiopia, Africa’s most important coffee producer, over the period 2003 to 2013. We find an evolving policy environment leading to structural changes >> Read more

Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia

ESSP Working Paper 63 "Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia" by Hoddinott, John F., Headey, Derek and Dereje, Mekdim. Abstract: In rural economies encumbered by significant market imperfections, farming decisions may partly be motivated by nutritional considerations, in addition to income and risk factors. These imperfections create the potential for farm assets to have direct dietary >> Read more