Recent Submissions

  • From rural to urban land consolidation– An analysis of recent changes in Norwegian land consolidation 

    Elvestad, Helén Elisabeth; Sky, Per Kåre (CLTS Working paper;01/21, Working paper, 2021)
    In most countries, land consolidation was first introduced in rural areas, with legislation suitable for urban areas being drafted at a later date. This is also true of Norway. The first evidence of urban competency in the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Adoption of agricultural technologies in the semi-arid northern Ethiopia: A Panel Data Analysis 

    Gebru, Menasbo; Holden, Stein T.; Alfnes, Frode (CLTS Working paper;03/20, Working paper, 2020)
    Agricultural technology change is required in developing countries to increase the robustness to climate-related variability, feed a growing population, and create opportunities for market-oriented production. This study ...
  • Gender dimensions of land tenure reforms in Ethiopia 1995-2020 

    Holden, Stein T. (CLTS Working paper;06/20, Working paper, 2020)
    This chapter investigates how land tenure reforms in Ethiopia have influenced the position of women in terms of land tenure security, access to land, decision-power over land within households, as well as the gendered ...
  • Can rainfall shocks enhance access to rented land? Evidence from Malawi 

    Tione, Sarah E.; Holden, Stein T. (CLTS Working paper;05/202, Working paper, 2020)
    This study investigates whether and to what extent rainfall shocks recurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, that have been associated with distress land rentals, enhance short-term and medium-term access to rented land by tenant ...
  • Forhandling, forhandlingsplanlegging og jordskifte i urbane områder 

    Sky, Per Kåre (CLTS Working paper;04/20, Working paper, 2020)
    Negotiations are important in urban densification processes. In particular, integrative negotiations seem to be relevant. The conflicts between neighbors and developers can be challenging to solve. Land readjustment is ...
  • Farm size and gender distribution of land: Evidence from Ethiopian land registry data 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;02/20, Working paper, 2020)
    Land is an essential asset for the livelihood and welfare of rural households in agriculture-based rural economies. This study utilizes land registry data from the First and Second Stage Land Registration (FSLR and SSLR) ...
  • Endowment Effects and Loss Aversion in the Risky Investment Game 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;01/20, Working paper, 2020)
    The risky investment game of Gneezy and Potters (1997) has been a popular tool used to estimate risk tolerance and myopic loss aversion. We have assessed whether a simple one-shot version of this game that is attractive ...
  • The Devil is in the details : risk preferences, choice list design, and measurement error 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;3/19, Working paper, 2019)
    We use a field experiment to estimate the risk preferences of 945 youth and young adult members of 116 rural business groups organized as primary cooperatives in a semi-arid risky environment in northern Ethiopia. Multiple ...
  • The economics of fertilizer subsidies 

    Holden, Stein (CLTS Working paper;9/18, Working paper, 2018)
    Fertilizer and other input subsidies have been a prominent component of agricultural policies in many Asian and African countries since the 1960s. Their economic and political rationale is scrutinized with emphasis on 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Learning cooperation from the commons 

    Berge, Erling (CLTS Working paper;2/19, Working paper, 2019)
    The paper discusses the link between commons as they might have been used in prehistoric Norway and the rules concerning the exploitation of the commons as found in the oldest known legislation for regions of Norway, ...
  • A comment on changes in the Norwegian Land Consolidation Act 

    Sky, Per Kåre (CLTS Working paper;7/18, Working paper, 2011)
    The Land Consolidation Act has recently been revised. The changes came into force on 1 July 2006 and 1 January 2007. The main changes in the Act are that the land consolidation court now has formal jurisdiction to handle ...
  • Are land-poor youth accessing rented land? : evidence from northern Ethiopia 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;7/19, Working paper, 2019)
    Continued strong 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 ...
  • Grunnvassforvaltning: om Elinor Ostrom si tilnærming til forvaltning av grunnvatn 

    Berge, Erling (CLTS Working paper;8/18, Working paper, 2018)
    The paper discusses the challenges present in the management of groundwater. The theoretical approach of Elinor Ostrom is presented and her study of the management of groundwater in Southern California in the 1960ies is ...
  • How do social preferences and norms of reciprocity affect generalized and particularized trust? 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;8/19, Working paper, 2019)
    We study how social preferences and norms of reciprocity are related to generalized and particularized trust among members of youth business groups in northern Ethiopia. Members of these groups are recruited among land-poor ...
  • 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 ...

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