Shankar Subramanian, Angus Deaton / India / 1996

Calorie spending is relatively income inelastic, indicating that increases in income will not necessarily lead to large increases in nutrition spending.

Claude Steele, Joshua Aronson / USA / 1995

Using an experiment, the authors find that African-Americans performed poorly on a verbal exam when anticipating "stereotype threat".

Mark Montgomery, Aka Kouamle, Raylynn Oliver / Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana / 1995

Various papers examine the trade-off between fertility and schooling; evidence from Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana shows children from larger families receiving more education, rather than less.

Andrew Foster, Mark Rosenzweig / Philippines / 1994

Farm workers exert less effort when employed under time-wage payment schemes and share-tenancy contracts, as compared to piece-rate payment schemes.

Lant H. Pritchett / Global / 1994

A cross-country analysis demonstrating the demand-driven nature of fertility: desired fertility explains ninety percent of cross-country differences in fertility rates.

John Bongaarts / Global / 1994

A global summary of demographic trends, with predicted world population peaking at 10.4 billion in 2100.

Christopher Udry / Nigeria / 1994

Examines village risk-sharing markets, in particular loan repayment in the presence of shocks, in rural Nigeria.

Michael Kremer / Global / 1993

Demonstrates that countries with large initial populations have had righter rates of technological change and subsequent economic growth.

Mark Pitt, Mark Rosenzweig, Donna Gibbons / Indonesia / 1993

From the abstract: "The empirical results indicate that the presence of grade and middle schools in villages has a significant positive effect on the school attendance rates of teenagers. The presence of health clinics in villages also positively affects the schooling of females ages 10

Hans Binswanger, Mark Rosenzweig / India / 1993

From the abstract: "This paper utilizes panel data from rural India to examine how the composition of asset holdings varies across farme rs with different levels of total wealth and across farmers facing different degrees of weather risk."