University of Manchester, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Lecturer of Development Economics, University of Manchester, UK
Education and employment in poorer African countries
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Consultant for the United Nations Foundation
Lecturer in Economics, Brunel University, UK
PhD Economics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2005
“Off-farm labor supply and correlated shocks. New theoretical insights and evidence from Malawi.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 63:2 (2015): 361–391 (with S. Gangopadhyay, K. Michaelowa, and A. Weber).
“The global food crisis: Disaster, opportunity or non-event?” World Development 46 (2013): 185-196 (with P. Gbakou).
“Allocation of labor in urban West Africa. Insights from the pattern of labor supply and skill premiums.” Review of Development Economics 14:1 (2010): 74-92 (with C. Nordman and F. Roubaud).
The welfare impact of rising food prices differs for net food consumers and net producersRalitza Dimova, March 2015Dramatic food price spikes in recent years have stimulated debate on the welfare implications of food price risk. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the number of undernourished people in sub-Saharan Africa rose to a record 265 million in 2009. There is a gradually developing policy consensus in favor of income redistribution to the poor in developing countries hit by the food price crisis. This recommendation makes sense when the poor are net food consumers, but it ignores the possibility that some poor people are net producers of food and so are likely to benefit from rising food prices.MoreLess