BREAD Working Paper No. 614, November 2022

Scaling Agricultural Policy Interventions Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Benjamin Faber, Thibault Fally, Matthias Hoelzlein, Edward Miguel and Andres Rodriguez-Clare   Abstract Policies aimed at raising agricultural productivity have been a centerpiece in the fight against global poverty. Their impacts are often measured using field or quasi-experiments that provide strong causal identification, but may be too small-scale […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 551, December 2018

Using RCTs to Estimate Long-Run Impacts in Development Economics Adrien Bouguen, Yue Huang, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel Abstract We assess evidence from randomized control trials (RCTs) on long-run economic productiv- ity and living standards in poor countries. We first document that several studies estimate large positive long-run impacts, but that relatively few existing RCTs have […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 506, March 2017

Reevaluating Agricultural Productivity Gaps with Longitudinal Microdata Joan Hamory Hicks, Marieke Kleemans, Nicholas Y. Li, Edward Miguel Abstract Recent research has pointed to large gaps in labor productivity between the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors in low-income countries, as well as between workers in rural and urban areas. Most estimates are based on national accounts or […]