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NBER Papers on Research on Africa

Papers with an Africa icon were funded by the African Successes Project.

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2019
w26293 Christopher Blattman
Horacio Larreguy
Benjamin Marx
Otis R. Reid

Eat Widely, Vote Wisely? Lessons from a Campaign Against Vote Buying in Uganda
w26286 Erwin Bulte
John A. List
Daan Van Soest

Toward an Understanding of the Welfare Effects of Nudges: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda
w26271 Conrad Miller
Jennifer Peck
Mehmet Seflek

Integration Costs and Missing Women in Firms
w26230 David Atkin
Amit Khandelwal

How Distortions Alter the Impacts of International Trade in Developing Countries
w26211 Martin Ravallion
On Measuring Global Poverty
w26208 Michael Carter
Rachid Laajaj
Dean Yang

Subsidies and the African Green Revolution: Direct Effects and Social Network Spillovers of Randomized Input Subsidies in Mozambique
w26107 Sam Heft-Neal
Jennifer Burney
Eran Bendavid
Kara Voss
Marshall Burke

Air Pollution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Saharan Dust
w26096 Abhijit Banerjee
Eliana La Ferrara
Victor H. Orozco-Olvera

The Entertaining Way to Behavioral Change: Fighting HIV with MTV
w26066 Kibrom A. Abay
Leah Bevis
Christopher B. Barrett

Measurement Error Mechanisms Matter: Agricultural Intensification with Farmer Misperceptions and Misreporting
w26065 Rute Martins Caeiro
From Learning to Doing: Diffusion of Agricultural Innovations in Guinea-Bissau
w26054 Joshua W. Deutschmann
Maya Duru
Kim Siegal
Emilia Tjernström

Can Smallholder Extension Transform African Agriculture?
w26052 Denise Hörner
Adrien Bouguen
Markus Frölich
Meike Wollni

The Effects of Decentralized and Video-based Extension on the Adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management - Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia
w26050 Sebastian Horn
Carmen M. Reinhart
Christoph Trebesch

China's Overseas Lending
w26045 Fo Kodjo Dzinyefa Aflagah
Tanguy Bernard
Angelino Viceisza

Cheap Talk and Coordination in the Lab and in the Field: Collective Commercialization in Senegal
w26043 Toyin Samuel Olowogbon
Raphael Olanrewaju Babatunde
Edward Asiedu

How Can Inclusive Agricultural Health Policy Intervention Promote Shared Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria? Evidence from Randomized Control Trial
w26006 Harounan Kazianga
Leigh L. Linden
Ali Protik
Matthew Sloan

The Medium-Term Impacts of Girl-Friendly Schools: Seven-Year Evidence from School Construction in Burkina Faso
w25994 Nicholas Ingwersen
Harounan Kazianga
Leigh L. Linden
Arif Mamun
Ali Protik
Matthew Sloan

The Long-Term Impacts of Girl-Friendly Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso
w25951 Tilman Graff
Spatial Inefficiencies in Africa's Trade Network
w25947 Debopam Bhattacharya
Pascaline Dupas
Shin Kanaya

Demand and Welfare Analysis in Discrete Choice Models with Social Interactions
w25937 Achyuta Adhvaryu
Prashant Bharadwaj
James Fenske
Anant Nyshadham
Richard Stanley

Dust and Death: Evidence from the West African Harmattan
w25927 Douglas A. Irwin
Does Trade Reform Promote Economic Growth? A Review of Recent Evidence
w25903 Isaac Mbiti
Mauricio Romero
Youdi Schipper

Designing Effective Teacher Performance Pay Programs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
w25844 Maximilian W. Mueller
Joan Hamory Hicks
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
Edward Miguel

The Illusion of Stable Preferences over Major Life Decisions
w25789 Esther Delesalle
The Effect of the Universal Primary Education Program on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Tanzania
w25788 Christopher Blattman
Stefan Dercon
Simon Franklin

Impacts of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Jobs on Youth: 5-year Experimental Evidence on Factory Job Offers and Cash Grants in Ethiopia
w25785 Ingvild Almås
Maximilian Auffhammer
Tessa Bold
Ian Bolliger
Aluma Dembo
Solomon M. Hsiang
Shuhei Kitamura
Edward Miguel
Robert Pickmans

Destructive Behavior, Judgment, and Economic Decision-making under Thermal Stress
w25752 Brian Beach
W. Walker Hanlon

Censorship, Family Planning, and the Historical Fertility Transition
w25731 Johannes Haushofer
Anett John
Kate Orkin

Can Simple Psychological Interventions Increase Preventive Health Investment?
w25728 Giovanni Peri
Akira Sasahara

The Impact of Global Warming on Rural-Urban Migrations: Evidence from Global Big Data
w25711 Ingvild Almås
Johannes Haushofer
Jeremy P. Shapiro

The Income Elasticity for Nutrition: Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya
w25669 Haseeb Ahmed
Benjamin W. Cowan

Mobile Money and Healthcare Use: Evidence from East Africa
w25665 Aminou Arouna
Jeffrey D. Michler
Jourdain C. Lokossou

Contract Farming and Rural Transformation: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Benin
w25627 Johannes Haushofer
Charlotte Ringdal
Jeremy P. Shapiro
Xiao Yu Wang

Income Changes and Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya
w25604 Prashant Bharadwaj
William Jack
Tavneet Suri

Fintech and Household Resilience to Shocks: Evidence from Digital Loans in Kenya
w25598 Abhijit Banerjee
Paul Niehaus
Tavneet Suri

Universal Basic Income in the Developing World
w25534 Alberto Alesina
Sebastian Hohmann
Stelios Michalopoulos
Elias Papaioannou

Intergenerational Mobility in Africa
w25471 David Atkin
Amit Khandelwal
Adam Osman

Measuring Productivity: Lessons from Tailored Surveys and Productivity Benchmarking
w25440 Douglas Gollin
Christopher R. Udry

Heterogeneity, Measurement Error and Misallocation: Evidence from African Agriculture

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