Peer-reviewed publications

  1. 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][Open access].
  2. 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][Open access].
  3. 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.
  4. Bell, Andrew, Patrick S. Ward, Lawrence Mapemba, Zephaniah Nyirenda, Wupe Msukwa, and Edwin Menamu (2018). “Data Descriptor: Smart Subsidies for Catchment Conservation in Malawi,” Nature: Scientific Datasets 5:180113 doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.113.
  5. Ward, Patrick S., David L. Ortega, David J. Spielman, Neha Kumar, Sumedha Minocha. “Demand for complementary financial and technological tools for managing drought risk,” accepted for publication in Economic Development and Cultural Change.
  6. 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,” accepted for publication in Water Resources and Economics. [Open access]
  7. 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. [Open access]
  8. 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. [Open access]
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Ward, Patrick S.and Gerald E. Shively (2017). “Disaster risk, social vulnerability and economic development,” Disasters 41(2): 324–351.
  12. 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. [Open access]
  13. 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. [Open access]
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Ward, Patrick (2014). “Measuring the level and inequality of wealth: An application to China,” Review of Income and Wealth 60(4): 613–635.
  23. 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.
  24. Spielman, David J., Deepthi E. Kolady and Patrick S. Ward (2013). “The prospects for hybrid rice in India,” Food Security 5(5): 651–665.
  25. Ward, Patrick(2013). “On the use of tradable development rights for reducing flood risk,” Land Use Policy 31: 576–583.
  26. Ward, Patrick and Gerald Shively (2012). “Vulnerability, income growth and climate change,” World Development 40(5): 916–927.