This video documents our recent trip to Jordan over the Chinese New Year holiday. Highlights include Madaba, Bethany-beyond-Jordan (the site where John the Baptist is believed to have baptized Jesus), Mt. Nebo (the site where Moses is believed to have looked into the Promised Land), Jerash, Wadi Rum, and Petra.
Jordan 2020 from Patrick Ward on Vimeo.
This video documents our recent trip to Egypt over the Chinese New Year holiday. Highlights include the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, temples at Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings.
Egypt 2020 from Patrick Ward on Vimeo.
After 26 dives and many hours of video, I have prepared some highlights from our recent scuba diving trip to Borneo.
My wife and I traveled to northern Vietnam over the Chinese National Day holiday (70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China). Check out the video below:
My recent paper with David Ortega and Vincenzina Caputo was recently accepted for publication at World Development Perspectives. The paper is now online (and open access) here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wdp.2019.100132
My paper with Jared Gars was recently accepted for publication at World Development. The paper is now online (and open access) here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.11.014
Over the Chinese National Day holiday, my wife and I took a trip to Tibet. Check out the video of our trip here
My paper with Ruth Vargas Hill, Neha Kumar, Nick Magnan, Simrin Makhija, Francesca de Nicola, and David Spielman was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Development Economics. It is online (and open access) here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2018.09.003
A new study in the journal Science uses one of the most comprehensive databases ever constructed to examine the impact of the agricultural sector on greenhouse gas emissions. Amazingly, more than 80 percent of farmland is used for livestock (in one way or another), but animal products account for just 18 percent of food calories and 37 percent of protein.