Agricultural and Resource Economics

Economic Life in Refugee Camps

Authors: Mohamad Alloush, J. Edward Taylor, Anubhab Gupta, Ruben Irvin Rojas Valdes, and Ernesto Gonzalez-Estrada. They analyze economic life in three Congolese refugee camps in Rwanda and the interactions between refugees and local host-country economies within a 10-km radius around each camp.

A Declining Farm Workforce: Analysis of Panel Data from Rural Mexico

Authors: Diane Charlton and J. Edward Taylor. Analysis of nationally representative individual-level panel data from 1980 to 2010 reveals a significant negative trend in the agricultural labor supply from rural Mexico, which is the primary source of hired workers for U.S. farms.

Economy-Wide Impact Evaluation

Authors: J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz Filipski. This chapter describes a methodology for cost-benefit analysis that encompasses both the direct and indirect benefits and costs of projects.

Migration and Fuel Use in Rural Mexico

Authors: Dale T. Manning and J. Edward Taylor. Many households in developing countries rely on renewable natural resources as their main source of energy. Collecting and burning firewood requires a considerable amount of time, has negative health consequences, and can cause deforestation and depletion of local resources if forests are not properly managed.

The End of Farm Labor Abundance

Authors: J. Edward Taylor, Diane Charlton, and Antonio Yúnez-Naude. An analysis of nationally representative panel data from rural Mexico, with observations in years 2002, 2007, and 2010, suggests that the same shift out of farm work that characterized U.S. labor history is well underway in Mexico.

Reducing Migration Costs and Maximizing Human Development

Author: Philip L. Martin (Edited by Irena Omelaniuk). This chapter was prepared for discussion at the Roundtable Session 2.1 on “Reducing the costs of migration and maximizing human development,” at the Global Forum on Migration and Development held in Athens, Greece, on November 4–5, 2009.