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Abstract Can the quality of school management explain differences in student test scores? In this paper, I present the first internationally benchmarked estimates of school management quality in Africa (based on the ‘World Management Survey’). The level and distribution of management quality is...
Abstract We use unique individual-level panel data from Ethiopia to investigate the role of aspirations for human-capital investments. More specifically, we investigate how parental and children's aspirations form and document the relation between early aspirations and educational attainment at...
Abstract Human capital accumulation and urbanisation play a decisive role in the analysis of growth and development. Stylised facts reveal a positive association between human capital accumulation, urbanisation and growth for both over time and across countries. While Africa has the fastest...
Abstract This paper examines effects of exogenous income from international commodity price windfalls on HIV infections in a panel of sub-Saharan African countries during the period 1985–2007. The main finding is that an increase in income leads to a significant rise in HIV infections in...
Abstract We analyze the role of market remoteness on maize price volatility in a developing country, Burkina Faso. A trade model between a rural area and an urban area is used to show that transport costs increase volatility in rural markets when this volatility is due to local supply or demand...
J Afr Econ (2017) 26 (3): 342–371. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejx002 In the original article, the Acknowledgements section was inadvertently deleted. We have added this in to the online version. It should have read as follows: Acknowledgements We thank Todd Benson for his technical support...
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