Research

Published Papers

  1. Christopher B Barrett and Leah EM Bevis. (2016.) “The Reinforcing Feedback between Low Soil Fertility and Chronic Poverty,” Nature Geoscience, published online. [Paper,Blog]
  2. Bevis, Leah EM, Christopher B Barrett. (2015.) “Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The gender‐differentiated contribution of capital transmission in rural Philippines,” Word Development, 74:233-252. [Paper]
  3. Leah EM Bevis. (2015.) “Soil-to-Human Mineral Transmission with an Emphasis on Zinc, Selenium and Iodine,” Springer Science Reviews, 3(1):77-96. [Paper]
  4. Christopher B Barrett and Leah EM Bevis. (2015.) “The Micronutrient Deficiencies Challenge in African Food Systems.”  In David E Sahn (Ed.), The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Paper]
  5. Leah EM Bevis, Jon M Conrad, Christopher B Barrett. 2017. “State-Conditioned Soil Investment in Rural Uganda,” Research in Economics 71(2):254-281. [Paper]

Working Papers
Close to the Edge: Do Behavioral Explanations Account for the Inverse Productivity Relationship? [pdf] [ETRM blog] [Development Impact]
       With Christopher B Barrett 
Intergenerational Transmission of Health, Cognition and Non-Cognitive Skills in Cebu, Philippines
       With Kira Villa
Who Supplies the Nutrients? The puzzle of crop zinc heterogeneity and low-zinc market crops in Uganda [pdf] [ETRM blog] [Development Impact]
Spatial Analysis of Price Environments in Tanzania
       With Anna Folke Larsen

Policy Papers
Invisible Heterogeneity in Crop Zinc Concentration and Child Zinc Intake in Rural Uganda
      HarvestPlus Working Paper Series

In Progress
The Effect of Ambient Temperature during Pregnancy on Human Sex Ratios at Birth
       with Joshua Wilde, Zoe McLaren
Using BMI Z-scores to Measure Intra-Household Disparity: Evidence from Weather Shocks in Tanzania
       With Felix Naschold, Tanvi Rao
Do Yields Drive Soil Fertility Perceptions?
       With Julia Berazneva, Emilia Tjernström
Soil Zinc Deficiency and Child Growth: An Exploratory Analysis using Data from Rural Ethiopia
      With Kalle Hirvonen, Sam Gameda, James Warner, Tekalign Mamo, Hailu Shiferaw

You can read more about my research program here. Additionally, you can find some of my blogs at Chris Barrett’s research group blog, Economics That Really Matters. I also moderate a geospatial data repository for agricultural economists, stored here. More can be found on the importance of soils within this Nature collection.