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Consumption risk, technology adoption and poverty traps

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evidence from Ethiopia
Abstract:

Much has been written on the determinants of input and technology adoption in agriculture, with issues such as input availability, knowledge and education, risk preferences, profitability, and credit constraints receiving much attention. This paper focuses on a factor that has been less well documented: the differential ability of households to take on risky production technologies for fear of the welfare consequences if shocks result in poor harvests. Building on an explicit model, this is e...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Research group:
Development Economics
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
World Bank
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"Norvegian-Finnish Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Trust Fund", "Economic and Social Research Council", "World Economy and Finance programme"
Funding agency for:
Dercon, S
Christiaensen, L
Grant:
RES 156-25-0034
RES 156-25-0034
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Place of publication:
http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2007-01-01
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:2587
Deposit date:
2009-02-10

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