This is the thirteenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Our planet is currently experiencing substantial environmental degradation. The resulting depletion of…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the sixth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. What connects smallholder farmers in the semi-arid tracts of northwest India to the oil and gas barons of…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Environmental degradation puts livelihoods at risk and the Ghanaian government is determined to fight it. Planting trees is one approach to address soil erosion, topsoil quality and overgrowth of…

Arianna Legovini |

This is the seventh in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year The tripling of area planted with tropical oil crops since the 1990s represents the largest transformation…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the fifth in our series of posts by Ph.D. students on the job market this year Something dramatic happened in Brazilian agriculture between 2007 and 2013: the previously-steady labor…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

A lot of interesting papers came across my desk this past week. Here are a few that I think may be useful to you too (and why):Practical advice on robust standard errors in (not so small) samples…

Berk Ozler |

Quy-Toan Do (World Bank), with Andrei Levchenko (University of Michigan) and Lin Ma (National University of Singapore) As the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna…

Quy-Toan Do |

 Also available in Spanish Surya and Saraswati Adhikari on their biodiverse farm, Nepal. Photo credit: Bioversity International/J. Zucker The Himalayan mountain village of Begnas sits in a valley…

M. Ann Tutwiler |

Two women in Sidama Zone, Ethiopia. Photo credit: Alan Nicol Selilah stares out over a landscape she has inhabited for 70 years. In the valley below, deep gullies scar the slopes where rains have…

Alan Nicol, Likimyelesh Nigussie |

Building drones for rainforest monitoring in Puerto Luz, Amarakaeri Communal territory, Peru. Photo: Augusto Escribens, Hivos Walk into your local Apple Store, and you can leave with a Parrot. A…

Michael Jarvis, Kai Kaiser |