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Note:  For all empirical articles, I make both my code and data available to allow other researchers to replicate or build upon my findings. In most cases, place the .do and .dta files in your C:\ folder and run the .do file. If you end up using any of my data in your own research, I only request that you cite my work and send me a copy of your work when you can circulate it.

Journal Articles

  1. Bellemare, Marc F. (2017), “Contract Farming: Opportunity Cost and Trade-Offs,” Agricultural Economics forthcoming. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  2. Bellemare, Marc F., and Jeffrey R. Bloem (2017), “Ogden, T.N. 2017. Experimental Conversations: Perspectives on Randomized Trials in Development Economics,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics forthcoming. [Article]
  3. Bellemare, Marc F., Metin Çakır, Hikaru Hanawa Peterson, Lindsey Novak, and Jeta Rudi (2017), “On the Measurement of Food Waste,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming. [Article]
  4. Bellemare, Marc F., Takaaki Masaki, and Thomas B. Pepinsky (2017), “Lagged Explanatory Variables and the Estimation of Causal Effects,” Journal of Politics 79(3): 949-963. [Article]
  5. Bellemare, Marc F., and Lindsey Novak (2016), “Contract Farming and Food Security,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics forthcoming. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  6. Bellemare, Marc F., and Yu Na Lee (2016), “Attitudes to Price Risk and Uncertainty: The Earnest Search for Identification and Policy Relevance,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 64(4): 599-612. [Article]
  7. Paul, Christopher J., Erika S. Weinthal, Marc F. Bellemare, and Marc A. Jeuland (2016), “Social Capital, Trust, and Adaptation to Climate Change: Evidence from Ethiopia,” Global Environmental Change 36: 124-138. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  8. Bellemare, Marc F., Christopher B. Barrett, and David R. Just (2016), “The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Reply,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics forthcoming. [Article]
  9. Bellemare, Marc F. (2015), “Contract Farming: What’s In It for Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries,” Choices 30(3): 1-4. [Article]
  10. Bellemare, Marc F., Lindsey Novak, and Tara L. Steinmetz (2015), “All in the Family? Explaining the Persistence of Female Genital Cutting in West Africa,” Journal of Development Economics 116: 252-265. [Article] [Email for Replication Materials]
  11. Bellemare, Marc F. (2015), “Rising Food Prices, Food Price Volatility, and Political Unrest,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(1): 1-21. [Article] [Replication Materials] [Appendix]
  12. Asche, Frank, Marc F. Bellemare, Cathy Roheim, Martin D. Smith, and Sigbjørn Tveterås (2015), “Fair Enough? Food Security and the International Trade of Seafood, World Development 67: 151-160. [Article]
  13. Bellemare, Marc F., and Nicholas Carnes (2015), “Why do Members of Congress Support Agricultural Protection?,” Food Policy 50: 20-34. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  14. Bellemare, Marc F., Christopher B. Barrett, and David R. Just (2013), “The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Evidence from Rural Ethiopian Households,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95(4): 877-899. (Winner of the 2014 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Quality of Research Discovery Award, the 2014 European Association of Agricultural Economists’ Quality of Research Discovery Award, and the 2014 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Applied Risk Analysis Section’s Outstanding Contribution to Risk Analysis Award). [Article] [Replication Materials] [Appendix]
  15. Elabed, Ghada, Marc F. Bellemare, Michael R. Carter, and Catherine Guirkinger (2013), “Managing Basis Risk with Multi-Scale Index Insurance,” Agricultural Economics 44(4-5): 419-431. [Article]
  16. Lee, Kyeong-Ho (Ken), and Marc F. Bellemare (2013), “Look Who’s Talking: The Impacts of the Intrahousehold Allocation of Mobile Phones on Agricultural Prices,” Journal of Development Studies 49(5): 624-640. [Article] [Replication Materials] [Appendix]
  17. Bellemare, Marc F. (2013), “The Productivity Impacts of Formal and Informal Land Rights,” Land Economics 89(2): forthcoming. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  18. Tveterås, Sigbjørn, Frank Asche, Marc F. Bellemare, Martin D. Smith, Atle G. Guttormsen, Audun Lem, Kristin Lien, and Stafania Vannuccini (2012), “Fish Is Food — The FAO’s Fish Price Index,” PLoS ONE 7(5): e36731. [Article]
  19. Bellemare, Marc F. (2012), “As You Sow, So Shall You Reap: The Welfare Impacts of Contract Farming,” World Development 40(7): 1418-1434. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  20. Barrett, Christopher B., Maren Elise Bachke, Marc F. Bellemare, Hope C. Michelson, Sudha Narayanan, and Thomas F. Walker (2012), “Smallholder Participation in Contract Farming: Comparative Evidence from Five Countries,” World Development forthcoming [Article]
  21. Bellemare, Marc F. (2012), “Insecure Land Rights and Share Tenancy in Madagascar,” Land Economics 88(1): 155-180. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  22. Bellemare, Marc F. (2010), “Agricultural Extension and Imperfect Supervision: Evidence from Madagascar,” Agricultural Economics 41(6): 507-517 (Lead Article). [Article] [Replication Materials]
  23. Bellemare, Marc F., and Zachary S. Brown (2010), “On the (Mis)Use of Wealth as a Proxy for Risk Aversion,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(1): 273-282 (Winner of the 2011 American Journal of Agricultural Economics Outstanding Article Award). [Article] [Replication Materials] [Appendix]
  24. Barrett, Christopher B., Marc F. Bellemare, and Janet Y. Hou (2010), “Reconsidering Conventional Explanations of the Inverse Productivity-Size Relationship,” World Development 38(1):88-97. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  25. Bellemare, Marc F. (2009), “When Perception is Reality: Subjective Expectations and Contracting,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5):1377-1381. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  26. Bellemare, Marc F. (2009), “Sharecropping, Insecure Land Rights, and Land Titling Policies: A Case Study of Lac Alaotra, Madagascar,” Development Policy Review 27(1):87-106. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  27. Bellemare, Marc F., and Christopher B. Barrett (2006), “An Ordered Tobit Model of Market Participation: Evidence from Kenya and Ethiopia,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88(2):324-337. [Article] [Replication Materials]

Working Papers

  1. Bellemare, Marc F., and Ngoc (Jenny) Nguyen (2017), “Farmers Markets and Food-Borne Illness,” revision requested by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  2. Bellemare, Marc F., Johanna Fajardo-Gonzalez, and Seth R. Gitter (2016), “The Welfare Impacts of Rising Quinoa Prices: Evidence from Peru,” revision requested by World Development.
  3. Bellemare, Marc F., Yu Na Lee, and Lindsey Novak (2016), “Contract Farming as Partial Insurance.”
  4. Lee, Yu Na, Marc F. Bellemare, and David R. Just (2015), “Was Sandmo Right? Experimental Attitudes to Price Uncertainty.”

Book Chapters

  1. Bellemare, Marc F. (2013), “Discussion of Anderson, Ivanic, and Martin,” in Jean-Paul Chavas, David Hummels, and Brian D. Wright, eds., The Economics of Food Price Volatility, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research and Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  2. Bellemare, Marc F. (2008), “Sharecropping,” in William A. Darity Jr., ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
  3. Bellemare, Marc F. (2008), “Tobit,” in William A. Darity Jr., ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.
  4. Barrett, Christopher B., Marc F. Bellemare, and Sharon M. Osterloh (2006), “Household-Level Livestock Marketing Behavior among Northern Kenyan and Southern Ethiopian Pastoralists,” in John McPeak and Peter D. Little, eds. Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa: Research and Policy Challenges. Warwickshire, UK: ITDG Publishing.

Book Reviews

  1. Bellemare, Marc F., and Jeffrey R. Bloem (2017), Review of Timothy Ogden, Experimental ConversationsAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics forthcoming.

Popular Press

Note: Never in a hundred years would this seriously fall under the heading of “Research,” but I did not have anywhere else to list these “publications,” so here goes.

  1. Bellemare, Marc F. (2017), “Is ‘Food Waste’ Really Such a Waste?,” Wall Street Journal, August 25.
  2. Bellemare, Marc F. (2016), “Farmers Markets and Food-Borne Illness,” New York Times (New York), January 17.
  3. Bellemare, Marc F. (2014), “Development Bloat,” Foreign Affairs January 6.
  4. Bellemare, Marc F. (2013), “Lion Hunting in Tanzania: Getting Away with Murder?,” Star Tribune (Minneapolis–St. Paul), March 23.
  5. Barrett, Christopher B., and Marc F. Bellemare (2011), “Why Food Price Volatility Doesn’t Matter,” Foreign Affairs July 12.
  6. Bellemare, Marc F. (2010), “The UN’s Useless Promises,” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia). September 28. [Stable Link.]
  7. Bellemare, Marc F. (2010), “Goals Miss the Mark,” The Herald-Sun (Durham). September 26. [Stable Link.]
  8. Bellemare, Marc F. (2008), “Why Africa’s Food Markets Are Thin,The News & Observer (Raleigh). April 25.
  9. Bellemare, Marc F. (2008), “Crise alimentaire mondiale: Un problème structurel en Afrique,” Le Devoir (Montreal). April 17.
  10. Bellemare, Marc F. (1999), “Parizeau et le dollar US: de la mauvaise foi?,” La Presse (Montreal). April 22.
  11. Bellemare, Marc F. (1998), “UdeM: Ici, c’est Pepsi!,” La Presse (Montreal). October 19.