In loving memory of Dr. Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, who lived a life of catalyzing essential change in the world.
He achieved this change by envisioning it and then fighting for it.
His legacy will endure. But now we must continue the fight.Read Biography
Benin, Samuel and Hans P. Binswanger, 2012. Political Economy of Agricultural Incentives and Public Expenditures: With special reference to Africa, ASTI/IFPRI-FARA Conference on Agricultural R&D: Investing in Africa's future, Accra, Ghana, December 5-7, 2011 (Working Paper 20)
Binswanger-Mkhize, Hans P., Kailash C. Pradhan, Hari K. Nagarajan, Sudhir K. Singh, and J.P. Singh, 2014: India 1999-2007: Structural Change of Indian Agriculture at the village and household level. Mimeo.
Quizon, Jaime and Hans P. Binswanger, "Modeling the Impact of Agricultural Growth and Government Policy on Income Distribution in India." The World Bank Economic Review, September 1986, Vol. 1, No.1, pp.103-148.
Binswanger-Mkhize Hans P., Alex F. McCalla and Praful Patel, “Structural Transformation and African Agriculture.” Global Journal of Emerging Market Economics, May 2010, Vol.2, Issue 2, Chapter 1, pp.113-152.
Binswanger-Mkhize Hans P. and Madhur Gautam., 2010. “Towards an Internationally Competitive Tanzanian Agriculture, Washington DC, World Bank, draft mimeo.
Binswanger, Hans P. and Pierre Landell-Mills, 1995. The World Bank’s Strategy for Reducing Poverty and Hunger: A Report to the Development Community. Environmentally Sustainable Development Studies and Monographs Series No. 4. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank.
Binswanger, Hans P. and R.P. Singh. “Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth in India’s Semi-Arid Tropics”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1994, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Jan-March), pp 46-53
Binswanger Hans P., “Food and Agricultural Policy to Mitigate the Impact of HIV/AIDS,” Paper presented at the AAEA session on “Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health in High- and Low-Income Countries: Policy Issues” at the IAAE Conference in Brisbane, Australia, 13-18th August 2006.
Holden, Stein T. and Binswanger Hans P., “Small-Farmer Decision Making, Market Imperfections, and Natural Resource Management in Developing Countries,” Chapter 5 in Lutz, Ernst, ed., with the Assistance of Hans P. Binswanger, Peter Hazell and Alexander McCalla, Agriculture and the Environment: Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development, Washington DC, A World Bank Symposium, 1998, pp. 50-70.Read All Publications
Binswanger-Mkhize Hans P., Camille Bourguignon and Rogier van den Brink, eds. 2009, Agricultural Land Redistribution: Towards Greater Consensus, Washington DC, The World Bank, 2009.
Binswanger-Mkhize Hans P., Roland Henderson, Zweli Mbhele, Jose Magasela, Kay Muir Leresche, . , 2009. Towards stakeholder-driven land reform in South Africa, Manuscript submitted to World Development Special Issue in Honor of Michael Lipton., mimeo.
Binswanger-Mkhize Hans P., Ruth Meinzen-Dick., and Claudia Ringler., 2010. Policies, Rights, and Institutions for Sustainable Management of Land and Water Resources, Background Chapter for the forthcoming Soil, Land and Review of the Food and Agriculture Organization (article)Read All Publications
The theory of induced innovation pioneered by William Fellner, Seyd Ahmand, Yujiro Hayamin and Vernon Ruttan, and Charles Kennedy states that rising prices of a factor of production would lead the direction of technical change to become more biased towards saving the factor that was becoming more expensive.
In my PhD dissertation I developed a method to measure biases of technical change with a multi-factor production function in which the biases can vary over time, and applied it to American agriculture from 1912 to 1968. Rising labour costs, with a considerable lag, led to a labor saving bias in American agriculture, which supported the theory.
Binswanger, Hans and Prabhu Pingali, Technology Priorities for Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa, World Bank Research Observer, 1988, Vol 3, No 1, pp. 91-98
Pingali, Prabhu, Yves Bigot and Hans P. Binswanger, Agricultural Mechanization and the Evolution of Farming Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 1987.
African Development Bank, 2010, “Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Community Driven Development and Rural Poverty Alleviation” Beijing (with Cliff Burklye and Jacomina de Regt). http://www.adb.org/Documents/Events/2009/CDD-Rural-Poverty-Alleviation/CDD-Summary-Proceedings.pdf (report).Read All Publications
Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize., "Is there too much hype about index-based agricultural insurance? Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming, 2011.
Rosenzweig, Mark R. and Hans P. Binswanger, "Wealth, Weather Risk and the Profitability of Agricultural Investment". Economic Journal, 1993, Vol. 103 (January): 56-78.
Binswanger, Hans P., Shahidur R. Khandker and Mark R. Rosenzweig, "How Infrastructure and Financial Institutions Affect Agricultural Output and Investment in India”. Journal of Development Economics, 1993, 41, pp.337-366.
Binswanger, Hans P. “Determinants of Agricultural Supply and Adjustments and Policies.” In Franz Heidhuis and Béatrice Knerr, eds., Food and Agricultural Policies under Structural Adjustment, Frankfurt am Main, Lang, 1992, pp.107-136
Hans P. Binswanger and Rogier van den Brink, "Credit for Small Farmers in Africa Revisited: Pathologies and Remedies," Savings for Development, 2005, Vol 29, No 3, pp.: 275-292.
Binswanger, Hans P. and S.R. Khandker, "The Impact of Formal Finance on the Rural Economy of India." The Journal of Development Studies, 1995, Vol. 32, No. 2 (December 1995).
Singh, R.P. , Hans P. Binswanger and Narpat Jodha, 1985, "Manual of Instructions for Economic Investigators in ICRISAT's Village Level Studies," Patancheru, India, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, mimeo, 1985.
Hans P. Binswanger, Robert E. Evenson, Cecilia A. Florencio, and Benjamin N.F. White, "Rural Household Studies in Asia." Agricultural Development Council, 1980.
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