• How related are risk preferences and time preferences? 

      Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;4/19, Working paper, 2019)
      Risk and time preferences are fundamentally important for financial decisions. We study such preferences for business group members based on field experiments in Ethiopia. The relationship between risk preferences and time ...
    • Is diminishing impatience in time-dated risky prospects explained by probability weighting? 

      Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin; Sommervoll, Dag Einar (CLTS Working paper;03/22, Working paper, 2022)
      We use a field experiment and a within-subject design based on multiple Choice Lists (CLs) that integrate time and risk. Diminishing impatience with extended time horizons is studied by varying time horizons from one week ...
    • Knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, and behavior related to the corona (COVID-19) pandemic among university students in Malawi 

      Holden, Stein T.; Katengeza, Samson; Tione, Sarah; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;07/22, Working paper, 2022-06)
      This study is based on a survey of 764 students at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Lilongwe, Malawi. It aims to provide evidence on the extent of exposure to the pandemic among ...
    • Land markets and agricultural household decisions nexus in Malawi 

      Tione, Sarah Ephrida (PhD Thesis;2020:71, Doctoral thesis, 2020)
      The general trend of agricultural land in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to tilt towards land scarcity emanating from farm household-level population pressure and increase in urbanisation rates. Understanding the ...
    • Land rental as a complementary income source for land-poor youth 

      Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;6/18, Working paper, 2018)
      Continued high population growth in already densely populated rural areas in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa makes it harder for youth to choose agriculture as their main source of income. We investigate whether near landless ...
    • Magnitude Effects and Utility Curvature in Inter-temporal Choice 

      Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin; Sommervoll, Dag Einar (CLTS Working paper;08/20, Working paper, 2020)
      The appropriate way to empirically estimate time-dated utility and time preferences based on experimental data has been subject to controversy. Our study assesses whether within-subject magnitude treatments are more ...
    • Mental Zooming as Variable Asset Integration in Inter-temporal Choice 

      Holden, Stein T.; Sommervoll, Dag Einar; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;07/20, Working paper, 2020)
      Our time preferences deviate systematically from that of Homo economicus. They seem to be driven by a form of mental zooming, where higher and more distant payouts induce a more holistic perspective in contrast to smaller ...
    • Religion, perceptions, and behavior during the corona/COVID- 19 pandemic among university students in Malawi 

      Holden, Stein T.; Katengeza, Samson; Tione, Sarah; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;08/22, Working paper, 2022-06)
      This study investigates the covid risk perceptions, information updating behavior related to the pandemic, use of protective measures, especially facemasks, and the demand for vaccines among university students in Malawi. ...
    • Rural nonfarm employment in Ethiopia : participation, impacts and dynamics 

      Bezu, Sosina (PhD Thesis;2010:20, Doctoral thesis, 2010)
      This thesis consists of four papers analyzing the different facets of rural nonfarm employment in Ethiopia. The analyses in this thesis are mainly based on panel data of more than 1400 rural household in Ethiopia. The ...
    • Shocks and Stability of Risk Preferences 

      Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;05/21, Working paper, 2021)
      While economists in the past tended to assume that individual preferences, including risk preferences, are stable over time, a recent literature has developed that indicate that risk preferences respond to shocks. This ...
    • Transaction costs and land rental market participation in Malawi 

      Tione, Sarah E.; Holden, Stein T. (CLTS Working paper;9/19, Working paper, 2019)
      We assess the extent of access and degree of participation by smallholder tenants in the land rental market in Malawi. Our study is based on three rounds of nationally representative Living Standards Measurement Surveys ...
    • Urban proximity, demand for land and land prices in Malawi 

      Tione, Sarah E.; Holden, Stein T. (CLTS Working paper;1/19, Working paper, 2019)
      We assess the spatial and intertemporal change patterns of farmland prices using per hectare minimum willingness to accept (WTA) sales and rental prices in Malawi. We use three rounds of nationally representative household ...
    • Youth business groups and leadership : group leader and member survey statistics 

      Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;5/19, Working paper, 2019)
      This working paper is an output from the research project “Youth Business Groups for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Ethiopian Model” that is funded by Research Council of Norway under the NORGLOBAL2 research ...