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, Conditional Accept. [NBER working paper, Most recent draft]
  2. Bevis, Leah, Kira Villa. 2020. “Intergenerational Transmission of Maternal Health: Evidence from Cebu, Philippines,” Journal of Human Resources, Forthcoming. [pdf]
  3. Bevis, Leah, Rachel Hestrin. 2020. “Widespread heterogeneity in staple crop mineral concentration in Uganda partially driven by soil characteristics,” Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Conditional Accept.
  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 (AEDE student)
Flooding and Child Health: Evidence from Pakistan [pdf]
     With Osama Sajid (AEDE student): Under Review
Long Term Nutrition Impacts of the Green Revolution in India
     With Digvijay Negi
Intra-Household Effects of Universalizing Access to Subsidized Food in Odisha (India)
     With Felix Naschold, Tanvi Rao

Works in Progress…
Rural Maize Yields Set City Maize Prices in Africa
     With Anna Folke Larsen, Thomas Kim (AEDE student)
Can Markets Mitigate Environment-Health Linkages? The case of selenium deficiency in Malawi
     With Kichan Kim (AEDE student)
The Green Revolution and Inequality
     With Digvijay Negi, Rabail Chandio (AEDE student)

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.