Irfan Aleem / Pakistan / 1990

Studying informal lending in Pakistan, the author finds that "lenders' charges are equal to their average cost of lending but exceed their marginal cost. This finding is consistent with the view that the informal credit market is characterized by excess capacity and monopolistic competition in the presence of imperfect information."

Amartya Sen / Global / 1990

An overview article, exploring the sex ratio disparities in various countries, and the socio-economic reasons behind them.

Mark Rosenzweig, Oded Stark / India / 1989

The authors aim to explain marriage-driven migration by women as a manifestation of interhousehold networking, often with the purpose of sharing risk and income smoothing. Evidence from rural south India is presented.

Martin Ravallion / Global / 1987

An economic examination of famines; in particular, the relationship between mortality rates and aggregate food levels.

Radwan Shaban / India / 1987

Using data from eight villages in India, sharecropping is examined in terms of its efficiency.

John Strauss / Sierra Leone / 1986

An increase in caloric intake leads to increased family farm labor productivity.

Partha Dasgupta, Debraj Ray / 1986

There exists a nutrition-based poverty trap in the form of a slanted S-curve. This curve has multiple equilibria, and dynamic forces act to push those without assets into lower equilibria characterized by low nutrition and low earnings.

Betsy Hartman, James Boyce / Bangladesh / 1985

An examination of the lives of the very poor in rural Bangladesh.

Amartya Sen / India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh / 1981

Famines are often the result of institutional failures, rather than scarcity.

Mohiuddin Alamgir / South Asia / 1980

Examines the political economy underpinnings of famine.