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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: B-104
An Evidence-Based Study of Innovative Anti-Poverty Practices and Market Institutions

Outline

This research project conducts empirical microeconomic research to explore the roles of markets, institutions, and technological innovations in poverty reduction. More specifically, we will examine factors underlying spatial rice market disintegration in Madagascar as well as the demand for and impacts of innovative anti-poverty products and practices, including index-based livestock insurance in east Africa, and also ultra-poor microcredit and solar lanterns in rural Bangladesh.

Period

April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] TAKAHASHI Kazushi
[ Co-researchers ] ITO Seiro
KUDO Yuya
SHONCHOY Abu
ARIMOTO Yutaka
KUROSAKI Takashi (Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Economic Research, Professor)
SAKURAI Takeshi (Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Economic Research, Professor)
KONO Hisaki (Kyoto University, Associate Professor)
IKEGAMI Munenobu (International Livestock Research Institute, Economist)

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