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     The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?

Alderman, Harold, ed.; Gentilini, Ugo,ed.; Yemtsov, Ruslan, ed. 2017
This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an evolutionary and pragmatic view; we are interested in understanding why food-based programs exist and how countries can benefit from transformations such as that of Chhattisgarh, not in determining whether those programs should exist.

     Can MENA reach the sustainable development goals? An overview of opportunities and challenges for food and nutrition security

Khouri, Nadim; Breisinger, Clemens; ElDidi, Hagar 2016

     Gender and employment impacts of taxation policy in Middle East and North Africa

Fofana, Ismaël; Chatti, Rim; Corong, Erwin; Bibi, Sami; Bouazouni, Omar 2016

     Positioning nutrition as central for a food secure Arab world

Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier; Perrihan, Al-Riffai 2014

     Economic impacts of climate change in the Arab world

Breisinger, Clemens; Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Wiebelt, Manfred 2013

     Economic impacts of climate change

Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier; Funes, José; Nelson, Gerald C.; Robertson, Richard D.; Thiele, Rainer; Verner, Dorte; Wiebelt, Manfred; Zhu, Tingju 2013

     Modeling suite

Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier; Nelson, Gerald C.; Wiebelt, Manfred; Zhu, Tingju 2013

     Economics of climate change in the Arab world

Verner, Dorte; Breisinger, Clemens 2013

     Conclusions and proposed actions for adaptation

Verner, Dorte; Breisinger, Clemens 2013

     Food security in Yemen

Ecker, Olivier; Breisinger, Clemens; McCool, Christen; Diao, Xinshen; Funes, José; You, Liangzhi; Yu, Bingxin 2013

     Economic impacts of droughts in the Syrian Arab Republic and floods in the Republic of Yemen

Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Breisinger, Clemens; Ecker, Olivier; Thiele, Rainer; Verner, Dorte; Wiebelt, Manfred; Zhu, Tingju 2013

     Assessing agricultural potential in South Sudan – A spatial analysis method

Diao, Xinshen; You, Liangzhi; Alpuerto, Vida; Folledo, Renato 2012

     Climate change is happening now, and people are affected in Arab countries

Verner, Dorte; Ashwill, Maximillian; Breisinger, Clemens; Kronik, Jakob; Noble, Ian; Seltur, Banu 2012

     Macroeconomic and social impact analysis of the 2011 crisis in Yemen and alternative transition scenarios

Breisinger, Clemens; Al-Riffai, Perrihan; Ecker, Olivier 2012

     Range management options and transaction costs amongst pastoral households in West Asia and North Africa

Ngaido, Tidiane; Nefzaoui, A.; Awawdeh, F.; Elloumi, M.; Abu Soui, K. 2007

     Adjustment of wheat production to market reform in Egypt

Kherallah, Mylene; Minot, Nicholas; Gruhn, Peter 2003

     Managing livestock in drought-prone areas of the Middle East and North Africa: policy issues

Hazell, P. B. R.; Oram, Peter; Chaherli, Nabil 2003

     Food security, poverty, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa

Lofgren, Hans; Richards, Alan 2003

     Food, agriculture, and economic policy in the Middle East and North Africa

Lofgren, Hans, ed. 2003
"The fifth volume in the series, Research in Middle East Economics focuses on crucial questions concerning the economics of food and agriculture in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Bringing together specialists from a number of disciplines, including agricultural economics, agronomy, economics, geography, and political science, the volume explores a range of issues of relevance to development policy makers and scholars alike. In addition to including general chapters providing discussions of the links between agriculture, food production and distribution, trade, resource use, and and government policies, the volume also contains chapters focusing on these issues for particular countries, within MENA." -- Preface, p. xii.

     The development of integrated crop-livestock production systems in the low rainfall areas of Mashreq and Maghreb

Thomas, R.J.; El Mourid, M.; Ngaido, Tidiane; Halila, H.; Bailey, E.; Shideed, K.; Malki, Mustapha; Nefzaoui, A.; Chriyaa, A.; Awawdeh, F.; Hassan, S. H.; Sweidan, Y.; Sbeita, A. 2003

     Trade liberalization and the poor: a dynamic rural-urban general equilibrium analysis of Morocco

Lofgren, Hans; El-Said, Moataz; Robinson, Sherman 2002

     Turkey's strategic trade policy alternatives in a world of multi-polar trade blocs: lessons from an intertemporal, multi-region general equilibrium model

Diao, Xinshen; Yeldan, A. Erinc 2001

     Tiger or turtle? exploring alternative futures for Egypt to 2020

Lofgren, Hans; Robinson, Sherman; Nygaard, David 1998
A dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is used to explore alternative scenarios for 1990-2020 in areas critical for Egypt's economy -- productivity growth, investment, foreign trade, and water. The model is formulated as a mixed-complementarity problem, has a detailed treatment of agriculture, assumes competitive markets and determines efficient water allocation. A "Turtle" scenario extrapolates Egypt's recent poor productivity and low investment, while a "Tiger" scenario assumes East Asian performance. For the Turtle scenario, incomes are stagnant and a crisis emerges in the labor market. With rapid growth in export demand, investment and productivity, the "Tiger" scenario generates almost tripled per-capita incomes and full employment. Sensitivity analysis for the Tiger scenario suggests that growth in export demand is important, while tariff removal with no other policy changes has little effect. Increasing water scarcity hurts agriculture and labor absorption, but has little effect on overall growth.

     Macro and micro effects of subsidy cuts: a short-run CGE analysis for Egypt

Lofgren, Hans 1997

     Agriculture and rural development in Egypt

Lofgren, Hans 1997

     The cost of managing with less: cutting water subsidies and supplies in Egypt's agriculture

Lofgren, Hans 1996
Using a mathematical-programming agricultural-sector model of Egypt, this paper analyzes mechanisms for allocating scarce water and for charging the farmers the Operation and Management (O&M) costs of irrigation and drainage, currently covered by the government. The effects of cost recovery are negative but minor. A crop charge (based on crop water consumption per land unit) and a volumetric charge both discourage consumption. The former is easier to implement but does not stimulate water-saving technical change. A 15% cut in agricultural water supplies (permitting a 79% increase in non-agricultural use) raise farmer incomes and has moderate negative effects on consumer welfare and production; a 30% cut causes disproportionately larger negative effects, including large increases in the agricultural trade deficit. Efficient market-based allocations yield higher production and avoid unequal water access, associated with the inefficient alternative of forcing half the farmers to cut their use. However, water sales to farmers at prices reducing demand by 15-30% lead to 20-35% declines in farmer incomes. This suggests the need to explore reforms endowing the farmers with tradable water rights.

     Food subsidies in Egypt

von Braun, Joachim 1988

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