Category: Professional Publications

Working with stata: applied tricks and tips (part 1)

There are several objectives in this: to familiarise IAPRI researchers with the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database and its potential applications in IAPRI’s research; to provide some relevant applied examples of accessing this database in Stata via the wbopendata command; and, to review several important data manipulation techniques available in Stata – a) alternative structures for […]

Reflections on how to succeed as a researcher in agricultural economics

Success as an economist is influenced by:  Technical skills (your toolkit). Ability to identify important topics / gaps in our understanding. Conceptual skill: linking question – theory – methods – estimable model. Teasing out the implications of the findings in meaningful ways, e.g., implications for the discipline. Insightful new understanding of how the system works. […]