Agricultural and Resource Economics

Viewpoint: The future of work in agri-food

Authors: Luc Christiaensen (World Bank), Zachariah Rutledge, J. Edward Taylor. In the paper, they discuss the future of work on farms and in the non-farm agri-food system in both developing and developed countries. They also discuss some policy options for some of the more pressing social issues, such as migration and remittances, food insecurity, poverty reduction, and gender inequality.

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.