Recently Published Papers

Journal Articles (book chapters and other publications below)

de Janvry, Alain, Andrew Dustan, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "Flourish or Fail? The Risky Reward of Elite High School Admission in Mexico City" accepted for publication in Journal of Human Resources pdf

Emerick, Kyle, Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Manzoor Dar "Technological innovations, downside risk, and the modernization of agriculture" forthcoming American Economic Review. pdf

Alain de Janvry & Elisabeth Sadoulet, 2015. "Sixty Years of Development Economics: What Have we Learned for Economic Development?," Revue d'Economie du Développement, 22: 9-19

Al-Yriani Lamis, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2015. The Yemen Social Fund for Development: An Effective Community-based Approach Amidst Political Instability. International Peacekeeping, 22(4): 321-336

de Janvry, Alain, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Kyle Emerick, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2015. Delinking land rights from land use: Certification and migration in Mexico, American Economic Review, 105(10): 3125-49 link

Carter, M., de Janvry, A., Sadoulet, E., Sarris, A. 2015. "Index-based weather insurance for developing countries: A review of evidence and a set of propositions for up-scaling", Revue d' Economie du Developpement, 23(1):5-57. link

de Janvry, Alain, Craig McIntosh, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2015 "Fair Trade and Free Entry: Can a Disequilibrium Market Serve as a Development Tool?," Review of Economics and Statistics. 97(3): 567-573

Cai, Jing, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2015. "Social Networks and the Decision to Insure." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 7(2), pages 81-108. pdf Appendix

de Janvry, Alain, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2014. "Are land reforms granting complete property rights politically risky? Electoral outcomes of Mexico's certification program" Journal of Development Economics 110: 216-25 link

de Janvry, Alain, Vianney Dequiedt, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2014. "The demand for insurance against common shocks." Journal of Development Economics 106 (January): 227-238

Dar, Manzoor, Alain de Janvry, Kyle Emerick, David Raitzer, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2013. "Flood-tolerant rice reduces yield variability and raises expected yield, differentially benefitting socially disadvantaged groups." Scientific Reports 3, Article number 3315, November 22. link

Atkinson, Jesse, Alain de Janvry, Craig McIntosh, Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2013 "Prompting Microfinance Borrowers to Save: A Behavioral Experiment from Guatemala" Economic Development and Cultural Change 62(1): 21-64. pdf

de Janvry, Alain, Frederico Finan, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. "Local Electoral Incentives and Decentralized Program Performance." Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(3), 672-685. pdf

Dubois, Pierre, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "Effects on School Enrollment and Performance of a Conditional Cash Transfers Program in Mexico." Journal of Labor Economics, 30(3): 555-90 pdf

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. "Agriculture for development in sub-Saharan Africa: An update." African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics pdf

de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. "The three puzzles of land reform." Revue d'Economie du Développement 1: 107-114.pdf

de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. "Subsistence farming as a safety net for food-price shocks." Development in Practice 21(4-5): 449-456. pdf

Lai, Fang, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Alain de Janvry. 2011. "The Contributions of School Quality and Teacher Qualifications to Student Performance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Beijing Middle School" Journal of Human Resources, 46(1): 123-53. pdf

de Janvry, Alain. 2010. "Agriculture for development: New paradigm and options for success." Agricultural Economics 41(S1): 17-36. pdf

de Janvry, Alain, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Renos Vakis. 2010. "Protecting Vulnerable Children From Uninsured Risks: Adapting Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Provide Broader Safety Nets." Well-being and Social Policy 6(1): 161-183. pdf

de Janvry, Alain, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Sofia Villas-Boas, 2010. Short on Shots: Are Calls on Cooperative Restraint Effective in Managing a Flu Vaccine Shortage." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76(22): 209-224 pdf

de Janvry Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2010. "Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction: Additional Evidence". World Bank Research Observer 25: 1-20.pdf


de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2010. "Agriculture for Development in Africa: Business-as-Usual or New Departures?" Journal of African Economies 19(Supplement 2): ii7-ii39. pdf


Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2010. "The Global Food Crisis and Guatemala: What Crisis and For Whom?" World Development
38(9): 1328-1339 pdf.


Macours, Karen, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet, 2010. "Insecurity of Property Rights and Matching in the Tenancy Market", European Economic Review 54: 880-899. pdf

Araujo, Caridad, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2010. "Peer Effects in Employment: Results from Mexico's Poor Rural Communities". Canadian Journal of Development Studies Volume 30, number 3-4 pdf

de Janvry, Alain, Craig McIntosh, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2010. "The Supply and Demand Side Impacts of Credit Market Information" Journal of Development Economics,
93: 173-188 pdf

Bernard, Tanguy, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2009. "When Does Community Conservatism Constrain Village Organizations?" Economic Development and Cultural Change 58(4): 609-41. pdf

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2009. "Agriculture for Development: Lessons from the World Development Report 2008" QA - Rivista dell'Associazone Rossi Doria, 2009(1):9-24. pdf

Byerlee, Derek, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2009. "Agriculture for Development: Toward a New Paradigm"` Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2009(1): 15-31. pdf

Aubert, Cecile, Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2009."Designing Credit Agent Incentives to Prevent Mission Drift in Pro-Poor Microfinance Institutions" Journal of Development Economics 90(1): 153-162. pdf

Lai, Fang, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Alain de Janvry. 2009. "The adverse effects of parents' school selection errors on academic achievement: Evidence from the Beijing open enrollment program" Economics of Education Review 28(4): 485-496. pdf

Bernard, Tanguy, Marie-Helene Collion, Alain de Janvry, Pierre Rondot, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2008. "Do Village Organizations Make a Difference in African Rural Development? A Study for Senegal and Burkina Faso." World Development 36(11): 2188-2204. pre-print version

Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2008. "The Role of Deforestation Risk and Calibrated Compensation in Designing Payments for Environmental Services." Environment and Development Economics, 13(3): 375-394 pdf link.

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2007. "Optimal Share Contracts with Moral Hazard on Effort and in Output Reporting: Managing the Double Laffer Curve Effect." Oxford Economic Papers, 59: 253-274. link.

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2006. "Making Conditionnal Cash Transfers More Efficient: Designing for Maximum Effect of the Conditionality." World Bank Economic Review, 20:1-29. link

Alain de Janvry, Frederico Finan, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Renos Vakis. 2006. "Can Conditionnal Cash Transfers Serve as Safety Nets in Keeping Children at School and from Working when Exposed to Shocks?" Journal of Development Economics, 79(2): 349-373. link

McIntosh Craig, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2006. "How Rising Competition among Microfinance Lenders Affect Incumbent Village Bank", Economic Journal, 115(506):987-1004. link

Qaim, Matin, and Alain de Janvry. 2005. "Bt Cotton and Pesticide Use in Argentina: Economic and Environmental Effects". Environment and Development Economics, 10: 179-200. pdf

Finan Frederico , Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Alain de Janvry. 2005. "Measuring the Poverty Reduction Potential of Land in Mexico", Journal of Development Economics 77(1), pp. 27-51.link

Alix-Garcia Jennifer , Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2005. "A Tale of Two Communities: Explaining Deforestation in Mexico", World Development 33(2), pp. 219-235. link

de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2004. "Fitting the Facts and Capitalizing on New Opportunities to Redesign Rural Development Programs in Latin America" Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, 42(3): 399-430. link

Godtland, Erin, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Alain de Janvry, Rinku Murgai, and Oscar Ortiz. 2004. "The Impact of Farmer-Field-Schools on Knowledge and Productivity: A Study of Potato Farmers in the Peruvian Andes." Economic Development and Cultural Change pdf

Araujo, Caridad, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2004. "Patrones espaciales del crecimiento del empleo no agricola en el Mexico rural en los anos noventa" Territorio y Economia 5: 11-28. pdf (in English)

Qaim, Matin, and Alain de Janvry. 2004. "Cheaper GM Seeds Could Boost Adoption, Farm Benefits and Company Profits: The Case of Bt Cotton in Argentina". Crop Biotech Brief 4(1): 1-4. pdf

de Janvry, Alain, and Amir Kassam. 2004. "Towards a Regional Approach to Research for the CGIAR and its Partners", Experimental Agriculture 40: 159-78.pdf

Kassam, Amir, Hans Gregersen, Elias Fereres, Emil Javier, Richard Harwood, Alain de Janvry, and Michael Cernea. 2004. "A Framework for Enhancing and Guarding the Relevance and Quality of Science: The Case of the CGIAR". Experimental Agriculture 40: 1-21. pdf

Qaim, Matin, Eugenio Cap, and Alain de Janvry. 2003. "Agronomics and Sustainability of Transgenic Cotton in Argentina". AgBioForum 6(1&2): 41-47. pdf

Janssen, Willem, Amir Kassam, and Alain de Janvry. 2003. "A Regional Approach to Setting Research Priorities and Implementation: Towards Satisfying National, regional, and Global Concerns". Journal of Agricultural and Food Information 5(2): 67-100. pdf

Matin Qaim and Alain de Janvry, "Genetically Modified Crops, Corporate Pricing Strategies, and Farmers' Adoption: The Case of Bt Cotton in Argentina" American Journal of Agricultural Economics , Vol. 85, No. 4, (Nov 2003), pp 814-828. pdf

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "Depasser Bono: Comment rendre plus efficiente l'aide au developpement". Revue d'economie du developpement . 4 (2003) pdf

Munoz-Pina Carlos, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "Re-Crafting Rights over Common Property Resources in Mexico" Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2 (1): 129-158 (2003) pdf

Dutilly-Diane, Celine, Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry. "How Improved Natural Resource Management in Agriculture Promotes the Livestock Economy in the Sahel" Journal of African Economies, 2003(12): 343-370. link to journal, pdf . in French in Revue d'economie du developpement. 2004/1

Other publications

de Janvry, Alain, Andrew Dustan, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. «Recent Advances in Impact Analysis Methods for Ex-post Impact Assessments of Agricultural Technology: Options for the CGIAR» Report prepared for the CGIAR. April 2011 pdf

de Janvry, Alain, Hideyuki Nakagawa, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. "Poverty, politics, and projects under community participation in Zambia." In Community, Market, and State in Development, K. Otsuka and K. Kalirajan eds. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2011. "Why Agriculture Remains the Key to Sub-Saharan African Development." Ravi Kanbur ed., African Development, Oxford University Press.

de Janvry, Alain. 2009. "Agriculture for Development: Implications for Agro-industries." In Carlos da Silva et al. eds. Agro-industries for Development. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International.

de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2008. "The global food crisis: Identification of the vulnerable and policy responses. Agriculture and Resource Economics Update 12(2): 18-21. pdf

Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2009. "Role of risk in targeting payments for environmental services." In Charles Palmer and Stefanie Engel, eds., Avoided Deforestation: Prospects for Mitigating Climate Change. Routledge Press. pdf

Alix-Garcia, Jennifer, Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Juan Manuel Torres. 2008. "Lessons Learned from Mexico's Payment for Environmental Services Program" in Managing Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes. David Zilberman, Randy Stringer, Leslie Lipper, and Takumi Sakuyama (eds.) Springer pdf

World Bank. 2007. Agriculture for Development. World Development Report 2008. Alain de Janvry and Derek Byerlee, co-directors. link

Alex-Garcia, Jennifer, Alain de Janvry, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and Juan Manuel Torres. 2005. An Assessment of Mexico's Payment for Environmental Services Program. FAO report pdf

de Janvry, Alain, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2005. Can Mexico's Social Programs Help Reduce Poverty? Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Winter, pp. 8-12. pdf

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet, 2008. "Access to Land and Development" New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven Durlauf and Lawrence Blume, Palgrave Macmillan. pdf

Goldstein, Markus Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2005. "Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed?" in Stephan Dercon (ed.) Insurance against Poverty, Oxford University Press. pdf

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2004. Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Are They Really Magic Bullets? ARE Update, Vol. 7, No. 6 link

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "Progress in the Modeling of Rural Households' Behavior under Market Failures." June 2003, in Alain de Janvry and Ravi Kanbur (ed.) Poverty, Inequality and Development. Essays in Honor of Erik Thorbecke, Kluwer publishing pdf

de Janvry, A.; Sadoulet, E. "Rural Poverty in Latin America: Determinants and Exit Paths. In: Mathur, S.; Pachico, D. Agricultural research and poverty reduction: Some issues and evidence". Economics and Impact Series 2. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia. p. 105-130. 2003.

de Janvry, Alain, Gregory Graff, Elisabeth Sadoulet, and David Zilberman. "Agricultural Biotechnology and Poverty: Can the Potential be Made a Reality" FAO Policy Division book, 2003

de Janvry, Alain and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "En busqueda del exito de las Politicas de Desarollo Rural, Implementation de una Vision Integral." In Ramos, Alvaro, ed. Desarollo Rural Sostenible con Enfoque territorial: Politicas y Estrategias para Uruguay . Montevideo: IICA. 2003.

Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry. Quantitative Development Policy Analysis The John Hopkins University Press, 1995. The book is out of print. Dowload a pdf version , with excel book for the exercises.

Appendixes from published papers

"Household modelling for the design of poverty alleviation strategies." in french in Revue d'Economie du Developpement, Vol.3, (1995), pp. 3-23.
Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet.

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "World Poverty and the Role of Agricultural Technology: Direct and Indirect Effects", Journal of Development Studies.
Paper
Appendix 2: Social Accounting Matrices
Appendix 2: Social Accounting Matrices - Tables
Appendix 3: Structure of the CGE Model

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet. "Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Latin America: A Causal Analysis, 1970-94", The Review of Income and Wealth, September 2000.
Appendix B1: Data source
Appendix B2: Poverty and Inequality Data

The Meaning of Kinship in Sharecropping Contracts" American Journal of Agricultural Economics, May 1997.
Elisabeth Sadoulet, Alain de Janvry, and Seiichi Fukui Appendix