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  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • The Corona pandemic among university students in Malawi 

    Holden, Stein T.; Katengeza, Samson; Tione, Sarah; Tilahun, Mesfin; Berg, Ørjan; Chimseu, Patrick; Njinga, Blessings (CLTS Working paper;06/21, Working paper, 2022)
    This study provides the initial survey data from a sample 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 ...
  • Disability types and children’s schooling in Africa 

    Zhang, Huafeng; Holden, Stein Terje (CLTS Working paper;04/22, Working paper, 2022)
    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the United Nations include an overarching principle of “leaving no one behind” and aim for, among other goals, equal access to education for children with disabilities. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Can the risky investment game predict real world investments? 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;05/21, Working paper, 2022)
    The incentivized risky investment game has become a popular tool in lab-in-the-field experiments for its simplicity and ease of comprehension compared to some of the more complex Multiple Choice List approaches that have ...
  • Gender differences in investments and risk preferences 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;02/22, Working paper, 2022)
    We analyze individual investment behavior among 822 young men and women that are members of 111 formal business groups in northern Ethiopia.We collected baseline data and investment data one year later combined with ...
  • Om tillit i Malawi: Atferd i tillitsspill i 18 Malaviske landsbyer i 2007 

    Tomas Moe, Skjølsvold; Erling, Berge; Sverre, Bjørnstad; Henrik, Wiig (CLTS Working paper;01/22, Working paper, 2022)
    This paper originates from a series of “trust games” performed in Malawi during the summer of 2007. The results from the games are interpreted as pure stylized cases of a social dilemma. Some dilemmas, such as the prisoner’s ...
  • Beyond Ostrom: Randomized Experiment of the Impact of Individualized Tree Rights on Forest Management in Ethiopia 

    Takahashi, Ryo; Otsuka, Keijiro; Tilahun, Mesfin; Birhane, Emiru; Holden, Stein T. (CLTS Working paper;06/21, Working paper, 2021)
    In this study, we argue that while community forest management is effective in protecting forest resources as argued by Ostrom, it may fail to provide proper incentives to take care of such resources because of collective ...
  • 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 ...
  • How Large is the Endowment Effect in the Risky Investment Game? 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;04/21, Working paper, 2021)
    The risky investment game of Gneezy and Potters (1997) has been a popular tool used to estimate risk tolerance and myopic loss aversion. Holden and Tilahun (2021) tested and found that the simple one-shot version of this ...
  • How are social preferences of youth related to their motivation to invest in environmental conservation (local public goods)? 

    Holden, Stein T.; Tilahun, Mesfin (CLTS Working paper;03/21, Working paper, 2021)
    We have used simple incentivized social preference experiments for a sample of 2427 resource-poor rural youth that have formed natural-resource based youth business groups in their home communities. The experiments were ...
  • Land consolidation cases relating to grazing arrangements 

    Sky, Per Kåre; Elvestad, Helén Elisabeth (CLTS Working paper;02/21, Working paper, 2021)
    Land consolidation courts deal with cases where the relationship between holders of grazing rights needs be regulated, but also where the rights holders are competing with other potential land uses, such as building holiday ...
  • 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 ...
  • Can rainfall shocks enhance access to rented land? Evidence from Malawi 

    Tione, Sarah E.; Holden, Stein T. (CLTS Working paper;05/20, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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