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A Model of West African Millet Prices in Rural Markets
Project funded by own resources
Project title A Model of West African Millet Prices in Rural Markets
Principal Investigator(s) Hintermann, Beat
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Public Economics / Public Finance (Hintermann)
Project start 01.06.2008
Probable end 01.08.2014
Status Completed

In this article we specify a model of millet prices in the three West African countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. †Using data obtained from USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) we present a unique regional millet price forecasting model that takes advantage of the panel nature of our data and accounts for the distance of rural markets from capital cities. Another novel aspect of our analysis is our use of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to detect and control for variation in conditions for productivity

Keywords Millet, cereal, West Africa, price forecasting, remote sensing, NDVI, regional panel data
Financed by University funds
Other funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
2736412  Higgins, Nathaniel; Hintermann, Beat; Brown, Molly  A model of West African millet prices in rural markets  0306-9192  Food policy  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
978061  Hintermann, Beat  Higgins, Nathaniel, Staff economist  Economic Research Service, USDA  01.06.2008  31.12.2013 

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