Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Gulati, Kajal, Patrick S. Ward, Travis J. Lybbert, and David J. Spielman. “Intrahousehold preference heterogeneity and demand for labor-saving technology: The case of mechanical rice transplanters in India.” Accepted for publication in American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  2. Xu, Yingchen and Patrick S. Ward (2023). “Environmental attitudes and consumer preferences for environmentally-friendly beverage packaging: The role of information and identity-labeling in influencing consumer behavior.” Frontiers in Agricultural Science and Engineering 10(1): 95–108
  3. Wu, Tianqi, Patrick S. Ward, and Binbin Li. “Experimental evidence on cooperation in ecological protection in China.” Ecology and Society 27(4): 40.
  4. Ortega, David L., Wen Lin, and Patrick S. Ward (2022). “Consumer acceptance of gene edited food products in China,” Food Quality and Preference 95: 104374.
  5. Ward, Patrick S., Lawrence Mapemba, and Andrew R. Bell “Smart subsidies for sustainable soils: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in southern Malawi.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 110:102556.
  6. Bell, Andrew R., Kathryn Grace, Ehsanul Haque Tamal, Mari Alexandria Roberts, Alex Morgan, Mary Killilea, and Patrick S. Ward (2021). “How high frequency food diaries can transform understanding of food security,” Environmental Research Letters 16(4): 041002.

  7. Ghosh, Ranjan Kumar, Shweta Gupta, Vartika Singh, and Patrick S. Ward (2021). “Demand for crop insurance developing countries: New evidence from India,” Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(1): 293–320. [Corresponding author]
  8. Ward, Patrick S., Shweta Gupta, Vartika Singh, David L. Ortega, and Shriniwas Gautam (2020). “What is the intrinsic value of fertilizer? Experimental value elicitation and decomposition in the hill and terai regions of Nepal.” Food Policy 20: 101809.
  9. Bell, Andrew R., Patrick S. Ward, Muhammad Ashfaq, and Stephen Davies (2020). “Valuation and aspirations for drip irrigation in Punjab, Pakistan.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 146(6): 04020035. [Corresponding author]
  10. Ward, Patrick S., Simrin Makhija, and David J. Spielman (2020). “Drought-tolerant rice, weather index insurance, and comprehensive risk management for smallholders: Evidence from a multi-year field experiment in India.” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 64(2): 421–454.
  11. Ortega, David L., Patrick S. Ward, and Vincenzina Caputo (2019). “Understanding information processing heuristics to target development interventions: The case of drought risk management interventions in BangladeshWorld Development Perspectives 15, article 100132.
  12. Tamal, Md. Ehsanul Haque, Andrew R. Bell, Mary Killilea, and Patrick S. Ward (2019). “Social dynamics of short term variability in key measures of household and community wellbeing in Bangladesh.” Nature: Scientific Data 6, article 125.
  13. Bell, Andrew R., Patrick S. Ward, Mary E. Killilea, and Md. Ehsanul Haque Tamal (2019). “Assessing recall bias and measurement error in high-frequency social data collection for human-environment research.” Population and Environment 40(3): 325–345.
  14. Gars, Jared, and Patrick S. Ward (2019). “Can differences in individual learning explain patterns of technology adoption? Evidence on heterogeneous learning patterns and hybrid rice adoption in Bihar, India.” World Development 115: 178–189 [Corresponding author].
  15. Hill, Ruth Vargas, Neha Kumar, Nick Magnan, Simrin Makhija, Francesca de Nicola, David J. Spielman, and Patrick S. Ward (2019). “Ex ante and ex post effects of hybrid index insurance in Bangladesh.” Journal of Development Economics 136: 1–17. [Corresponding author].
  16. Bell, Andrew, Tim Benton, Klaus Droppelmann, Lawrence Mapemba, Oliver Pierson, and Patrick Ward (2018). “Transformative change through Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES): A conceptual framework and application to conservation agriculture in Malawi.” Global Sustainability 1(e4): 1–8.
  17. Bell, Andrew, Patrick S. Ward, Lawrence Mapemba, Zephaniah Nyirenda, Wupe Msukwa, and Edwin Menamu (2018). “Smart Subsidies for Catchment Conservation in Malawi.” Nature: Scientific Data 5:180113 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.113.
  18. Ward, Patrick S., David L. Ortega, David J. Spielman, Neha Kumar, Sumedha Minocha. “Demand for complementary financial and technological tools for managing drought risk.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 68(2): 607–653.
  19. Arora, Anchal, Sangeeta Bansal, and Patrick S. Ward. “Do farmers value rice varieties tolerant to droughts and floods? Evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Odisha, India.”  Water Resources and Economics 25: 27–41.
  20. Ward, Patrick S.and Simrin Makhija (2018). “New modalities for managing drought risk in rainfed agriculture: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment in Odisha, India.” World Development 107:163–175.
  21. Bell, Andrew R., Jennifer Zavaleta, Frazer Mataya, and Patrick S. Ward (2018). “Do as they did: peer effects explain adoption of conservation agriculture in Malawi.” Water 10(51):1–16.
  22. Ward, Patrick S., Andrew R. Bell, Klaus Droppelmann, and Tim Benton (2018). “Early adoption of conservation agriculture practices: Understanding partial compliance in programs with multiple adoption decisions.” Land Use Policy 70: 27–37.
  23. Spielman, David J., Patrick S. Ward, Deepthi E. Kolady, and Harun-Ar-Rashid (2017). “Public incentives, private investment, and outlooks for hybrid rice in Bangladesh and India.” Applied Economics and Policy Perspectives 39(1): 154–176.
  24. Ward, Patrick S.and Gerald E. Shively (2017). “Disaster risk, social vulnerability and economic development.” Disasters 41(2): 324–351.
  25. Bell, Andrew Reid, Patrick S. Ward, Mary E. Killilea, and Md. Ehsanul Haque Tamal (2016). “Real-time social data collection in rural Bangladesh via a `microtasks for micropayment’ platform on Android smartphones.” PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165924.
  26. Bell, Andrew R., Patrick S. Ward, and Md. Azeem Ali Shah (2016). “Increased water charges improve efficiency and equity in an irrigation system.” Ecology and Society 21(3): 23.
  27. Ward, Patrick S., Andrew R. Bell, Gregory M. Parkhurst, Klaus Droppelmann, and Lawrence Mapemba (2016). “Heterogeneous preferences and the effects of incentives in promoting conservation agriculture in Malawi.” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 222: 67–79.
  28. Ward, Patrick S. (2016). “Transient poverty, poverty dynamics and vulnerability to poverty: An empirical analysis using a balanced panel from rural China.” World Development 78: 541–553.
  29. Ortega, David L. and Patrick S. Ward (2016). “Information processing strategies and the effects of framing in developing country choice experiments: Results from rice farmers in India.” Agricultural Economics 47: 493–504.
  30. Ward, Patrick S.and Vartika Singh (2015). “Using field experiments to elicit risk and ambiguity preferences: Behavioral factors and the adoption of new agricultural technologies.” Journal of Development Studies 51(6): 707–724.
  31. Ward, Patrick S.and Valerien O. Pede (2015). “Capturing social network effects in technology adoption: The spatial diffusion of hybrid rice in Bangladesh.” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 59(2): 225–241.
  32. Ward, Patrick S.and Gerald E. Shively (2015). “Migration and land rental as responses to income shocks in rural China.” Pacific Economic Review 20(4): 511–543.
  33. Bell, Andrew Reid, M. Azeem Ali Shah and Patrick S. Ward (2014). “Reimagining cost recovery in Pakistan’s irrigation system through willingness-to-pay estimates for irrigation water from a discrete choice experiment.” Water Resources Research 50(8): 6679–6695.
  34. Ward, Patrick S., David L. Ortega, David J. Spielman, and Vartika Singh (2014). “Heterogeneous preferences for drought-tolerant rice: Evidence from Bihar, India.” World Development 64: 125–139.
  35. Ward, Patrick (2014). “Measuring the level and inequality of wealth: An application to China.” Review of Income and Wealth 60(4): 613–635.
  36. Ward, Patrick S., Raymond J.G.M. Florax, and Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (2014). “Climate change and agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A spatial sample selection model.” European Review of Agricultural Economics 41(2): 199-226.
  37. Spielman, David J., Deepthi E. Kolady and Patrick S. Ward (2013). “The prospects for hybrid rice in India.” Food Security 5(5): 651–665.
  38. Ward, Patrick (2013). “On the use of tradable development rights for reducing flood risk.” Land Use Policy 31: 576–583.
  39. Ward, Patrick and Gerald Shively (2012). “Vulnerability, income growth and climate change.” World Development 40(5): 916–927.