Research

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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 let me know and send me a copy of your work when you can circulate it.

Journal Articles

  1. Bellemare, Marc F. (2014), “Rising Food Prices, Food Price Volatility, and Political Unrest,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming. [Article] [Replication Materials] [Appendix]
  2. 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. [Article] [Replication Materials] [Appendix]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. Bellemare, Marc F. (2013), “The Productivity Impacts of Formal and Informal Land Rights,” Land Economics 89(2): forthcoming. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  6. 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]
  7. 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]
  8. 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]
  9. Bellemare, Marc F. (2012), “Insecure Land Rights and Share Tenancy in Madagascar,” Land Economics 88(1): 155-180. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  10. Bellemare, Marc F. (2010), “Agricultural Extension and Imperfect Supervision: Evidence from Madagascar,” Agricultural Economics 41(6): 507-517 (Lead Article). [Article] [Replication Materials]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. Bellemare, Marc F. (2009), “When Perception is Reality: Subjective Expectations and Contracting,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5):1377-1381. [Article] [Replication Materials]
  14. 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]
  15. 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., Tara L. Steinmetz, and Lindsey Novak (2013), “All in the Family? Explaining the Persistence of Female Genital Cutting in Senegal and The Gambia,” revision requested by the Journal of Development Economics.
  2. Bellemare, Marc F., and Nicholas Carnes (2013), “Why do Members of Congress Support Agricultural Protection?,” revision requested by Food Policy.
  3. Bellemare, Marc F., Christine M. Moser, and Petros Sekeris (2012), “State Power in Africa: Evidence from Madagascar.”

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.

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. (2014), “Development Bloat,” Foreign Affairs January 6, 2014.
  2. Bellemare, Marc F. (2013), “Lion Hunting in Tanzania: Getting Away with Murder?,” Star Tribune (Minneapolis–St. Paul), March 23, 2013.
  3. Barrett, Christopher B., and Marc F. Bellemare (2011), “Why Food Price Volatility Doesn’t Matter,” Foreign Affairs July 12, 2011.
  4. Bellemare, Marc F. (2010), “The UN’s Useless Promises,” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia). September 28, 2010. [Stable Link.]
  5. Bellemare, Marc F. (2010), “Goals Miss the Mark,” The Herald-Sun (Durham). September 26, 2010. [Stable Link.]
  6. Bellemare, Marc F. (2008), “Why Africa’s Food Markets Are Thin,The News & Observer (Raleigh). April 25, 2008 (linked to by Marginal Revolution, April 27, 2008).
  7. Bellemare, Marc F. (2008), “Crise alimentaire mondiale: Un problème structurel en Afrique,” Le Devoir (Montreal). April 17, 2008.
  8. Bellemare, Marc F. (1999), “Parizeau et le dollar US: de la mauvaise foi?,” La Presse (Montreal). April 22, 1999.
  9. Bellemare, Marc F. (1998), “UdeM: Ici, c’est Pepsi!,” La Presse (Montreal). October 19, 1998.