Research

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Abay, Kibrom, Leah Bevis, Christopher Barrett. 2020. “Measurement Error Mechanisms Matter: Agricultural intensification with farmer misperceptions and misreporting,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Forthcoming. [NBER working paper] [pre-print]
  2. Bevis, Leah, Kira Villa. 2020. “Intergenerational Transmission of Maternal Health: Evidence from Cebu, Philippines,” Journal of Human Resources, Forthcoming. [pre-print] [paper]
  3. Bevis, Leah, Rachel Hestrin. 2020. “Widespread heterogeneity in staple crop mineral concentration in Uganda partially driven by soil characteristics,” Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Forthcoming.  [pre-print]
  4. Bevis, Leah, Rachel Hestrin. 2020. “Variation in Crop Zinc Concentration Influences Estimates of Dietary Zinc Inadequacy,” Plos One. [paper]
  5. Bevis, Leah, Christopher B Barrett. 2019. “Close to the Edge: High Productivity at Plot Peripheries and the Inverse Size-Productivity Relationship,” Journal of Development Economics, 143(102377). [paper] [Development Impact]
  6. Bevis, Leah, Felix Naschold, Tanvi Rao. 2019. “An Unequal Burden: Seasonal patterns in the intra-household distribution of health in Tanzania.” Food Policy, 89(101766). [paper]
  7. Kim, Kichan, Leah EM Bevis. (2019.) “Soil Fertility and Poverty in Developing Countries,” Choices, 34(2). [paper]
  8. Leah EM Bevis, Jon M Conrad, Christopher B Barrett. (2017). “State-Conditioned Soil Investment in Rural Uganda,” Research in Economics, 71(2):254-281. [paper]
  9. Christopher B Barrett and Leah EM Bevis. (2015.) “The Self-Reinforcing Feedback between Low Soil Fertility and Chronic Poverty,” Nature Geoscience, published online. [paper,blog]
  10. Bevis, Leah EM, Christopher B Barrett. (2015.) “Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The gender‐differentiated contribution of capital transmission in rural Philippines,” Word Development, 74:233-252. [paper]
  11. Leah EM Bevis. (2015.) “Soil-to-Human Mineral Transmission with an Emphasis on Zinc, Selenium and Iodine,” Springer Science Reviews, 3(1):77-96. [paper]

Book Chapters

  • Christopher B Barrett and Leah EM Bevis. (2015.) “The Micronutrient Deficiencies Challenge in African Food Systems.” In David E Sahn (Ed.), The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Paper]

Working Papers
Soils and South Asian Stunting: Low soil zinc availability drives child stunting in Nepal [pdf, Nepali press: Online Khabar, Himalayan Times]
     With David Guerena, Kichan Kim (under review)
Flooding and Child Health: Evidence from Pakistan [pdf]
     With Osama Sajid (RR at World Development)
The Intra-Household Effects of Subsidized Food: Evidence from Odisha, India
     With Tanvi Rao, Shinjini Pandey, Felix Naschold
Rural Yields set Maize Prices in Africa
     With Anna Folke Larsen, Thomas Kim
The Long Run Nutrition Impacts of the Green Revolution in India
     With Digvijay Negi
The Green Revolution and Inequality: India
     With Rabail Chandio
How seasonal is the minimum dietary diversity for children indicator: An exploration in three countries on three continents
     With Andrew Thorne-Lyman and others

Other Links
Additionally, you can find some of my blogs at Chris Barrett’s research group blog, Economics That Really Matters. I also moderate a geospatial data repository for agricultural economists, stored here. More can be found on the importance of soils within this Nature collection.