Digitisation has drastically reduced the costs involved in registering owners of cultivated land. This has made large-scale land registration, which in particular strengthens women's rights in societies where they have a weak position, more relevant for developing countries.
Fires in the Brazilian Amazon are an important driver of forest degradation, doubling biodiversity losses from deforestation. Fires have burned an area equivalent to half of the whole forest over the past 15 years, and produce yearly carbon emissions equivalent to 5% of the global amount.Federico Cammelli analyzes micro-level causes of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon, and the impact of policies and droughts on smallholders’ decisions to use and control fires in his PhD Thesis ”Persistent miscoordination: an economics of Amazon fires".
Hilde Marit Kvile is working as a consultant in the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The material she learned in the courses in Energy Economics and Microeconomics are very relevant for the job she does.
Philosophy Fridays - monthly appointment with engaging discussions, original topics, resourceful guests, homemade cookies and not least the chance to learn philosophical tools for analysis and argumentation.
Paper "Does minimum tillage improve livelihood outcomes of smallholder farmers? A micro-econometric analysis from Zambia" to Hambulo Ngoma, PhD student at the School of Economics and Business, won the award for the best paper in the Graduate Students and Young Scholars' Case Study Competition.
Rani Lill Anjum, researcher at the School of Economics and Business, was awarded the Silver Medal of the Society Excellence in Person Centered Healthcare at the conference organised by the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare at St George's Hospital, University of London, UK, 28th-30th September.
During the past decade the Russian power sector has undergone a dramatic reform. This has created a need for better understanding of the drivers and development of the sector. Igor Pipkin describes the functioning of the Russian power market since 2006 by focusing on price formation, market power and the main regulatory obstacles for competition. He will defend his thesis on January 20th.
Nofima Ås together with School of Economics and Business at NMBU invites you to the 2st Norwegian Food Market Research Conference that will be held at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences from the 4th to 5th November 2015.
Food prices are vital for food security in developing countries. Arega has measured how food grain prices respond to government policies, and domestic and international commodity price shocks in Sub-Saharan Africa. She will defend her thesis on March 27th.
Roselyne Alphonce has studied consumer preferences and willingness to pay for food quality attributes using data from Tanzania, Norway and the US. She defended her PhD Thesis "Eliciting WTP for food quality attributes" March 12. 2015.
Farmers and consumers in developing countries are vulnerable for climate changes. Sofie Waage Skjeflo studies how different households adapts to climate changes and she contributes to an improved understanding of rural economies.
Our research seminar series for the spring semester begins on Wednesday January 28th. Professor Espen Haug will give a brownbag seminar at 12.15 in room T452, with the title "SpaceTime Finance and High Frequency Trading. Where Physics meets Finance”.
Bethelhem Legesse Debela studies the role of household strategies and public interventions in enabling households to attain secure rural livelihoods in her PhD thesis. On Monday December 22. she defends her thesis.