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In Sub-Saharan Africa, estimation of price elasticities using budget surveys is almost non-existent. In this study, own- and cross- price elasticities have been estimated from spatial variation in prices for six food groups using the 1994 Ethiopian Urban Household Survey. Following earlier work,...
Short-term land leases have an important role to play for efficient land management and agricultural development, especially when land sales and mortgages are prohibited and markets for other factor inputs are imperfect or missing. This study utilises data from the highlands of northern Ethiopia...
Household level data for Uganda for 1999/2000 and 2002/3, before and after the abolition of user fees for public health services, are used to explore the impact of this policy on different groups' ability to access health services and morbidity outcomes. We find that the policy change improved...
Based on data from the 1999–2001 Household Living Conditions Survey conducted by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, we estimate wage equations for employees in Rwanda, treating the choice of employment sector as an endogenous process and making separate estimates for workers in the...
This paper uses the gravity model to estimate the intensity of trade creation and trade diversion in COMESA, ECCAS and ECOWAS. Using annual data for the years 1991–8, we find that the intensity of trade creation or diversion varies from region to region and from period to period. The empirical...
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