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  • publication . Article . Preprint . 2005
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Junior R. Davis; Angela Gaburici;
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    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    In this paper we attempt to avoid the usually legalistic approach to surveys of farm reform and the development of a viable private farming sector in transition economies. Instead, we argue that a better understanding of the Romanian private farming sector and its inter...

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  • publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Chris Parker; Kamalini Ramdas; Nicos Savva;
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    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phone networks is widely known to improve market efficiency. In this paper, we examine whether access to timely and accurate information provided through ICT applications has any additional impac...

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  • publication . Research . Article . Preprint . 2013
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Carlo Fezzi; Ian J. Bateman;
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    Publisher: Milano: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
    Project: EC | LUCES (302290)

    Ricardian (hedonic) analyses of the impact of climate change on farmland values typically assume additively separable effects of temperature and precipitation. Model estimation is implemented on data aggregated across counties or large regions. We investigate the potent...

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  • publication . Article . Preprint . 2011
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Tonya Knight; Farhad Hossain;
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    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    As an effective financial tool for socio-economic development, today microfinance has gained enormous success in tackling poverty on a global scale and helping various governmental and non-governmental actors to achieve their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Given t...

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  • publication . Conference object . Article . 2017
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Amanda Whitbrook; Uwe Aickelin; Jonathan M. Garibaldi;
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    Robot-control designers have begun to exploit the properties of the human immune system in order to produce dynamic systems that can adapt to complex, varying, real-world tasks. Jerne’s idiotypic-network theory has proved the most popular artificial-immune-system (AIS) ...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . Book . 2011
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Riccardo Crescenzi; Fabrizio De Filippis; Fabio Pierangeli;

    The paper sets out to analyze the allocations of financial resources accruing to the European regions from the Regional, Rural Development and Agricultural policies of the European Union in order to assess their territorial coordination and synergies and their degree of...

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  • publication . Article . Preprint . 2009
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Stefan Dercon; Daniel O. Gilligan; John Hoddinott; Tassew Woldehanna;

    This article investigates whether public investments that led to improvements in road quality and increased access to agricultural extension services led to faster consumption growth and lower rates of poverty in rural Ethiopia. Estimating an Instrumental Variables mode...

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  • publication . Book . Article . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Anabel Marin; Lilia Stubrin; Patrick van Zwanenberg;
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    Publisher: University of Sussex

    Since the 1990s, many developing country policy makers have assumed that plant genetic engineering represents the only technological frontier in seed innovation; that it has been the leading technology for improving seeds and agricultural performance in those countries ...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . Other literature type . Research . 2014
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Carlos Dionisio Pérez-Blanco; Carlos Mario Gómez Gómez;
    Project: EC | ENHANCE (308438), EC | EPI-WATER (265213)

    AbstractThe Drought Management Plans (DMPs) are regulatory instruments that establish priorities among the different water uses and define more stringent constraints to access to publicly provided water during droughts, especially for non-priority uses such as agricultu...

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  • publication . Research . Preprint . Book . Article . 2013
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    Authors:
    Sascha O. Becker; Hans K. Hvide;
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    Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

    In the large literature on firm performance, economists have given little attention to entrepreneurs. We use deaths of more than 500 entrepreneurs as a source of exogenous variation, and ask whether this variation can explain shifts in firm performance. Using longitudin...

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