Video of Dr. NIKIEMA Relwendé Apollinaire (Research Fellow, IDE-JETRO)

December 6, 2023

The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) presents the eighth episode of “Ajibito”, a video series that introduces our researchers. In this episode, we feature Dr. NIKIEMA Relwendé Apollinaire, a research fellow who specializes in agricultural economics, development economics, and applied microeconometrics. Dr. Nikiema comes from Burkina Faso and has been conducting research at the Institute of Developing Economies since 2023.

How is household income distributed among household members? In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, it has been found that men receive a larger share of resources (household income) than women and children within the same household. Dr. Nikiema aims to uncover the reasons behind this inequality within households.

In this video, Dr. Nikiema talks about his current research themes, recent research outcomes, and insights on gender disparity in Burkina Faso, as well as what motivated him to pursue a career as a researcher.

Research introduced in the video

Nikiema, Relwendé A., and Takeshi Sakurai. 2021. “Intrahousehold Distribution of Sales Revenue and Household Nutritional Outcomes: What If the Wives Controlled the Farm Revenue?” Agricultural Economics, 52 (6): 1029–40.

Recent research

  • Nikiema R. Apollinaire 2021. “Adoption of yield-increasing technologies in poorly integrated crop output markets”, Economics and Business Letters, 10(3): 319-330.
  • Nikiema R. Apollinaire, Sakurai Takeshi 2021. “Does Comparative Advantage matters in smallholder farmers market participation? Evidence from Smallholders in Burkina Faso”, Japanese Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.23: 101-106.
  • Nikiema R. Apollinaire, Sakurai Takeshi 2020. “Asymmetry in Transaction Costs and Price Transmission : The Case of Cowpea Market in Burkina Faso”, Japanese Journal of Agricultural Economics ,Vol.22: 89–94.