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Honors

Elmhirst Medal of the International Association of Agricultural Economist, 2006

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, 2002

Fellow, American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA), 1997

Distinguished Alumnus, College of Business and Economics, North Carolina State University, 2001

Who is Who in Economics, Edited by Mark Blaug, 1986 and 1996

Quality of Research Discovery from the AAEA, 1988

Quality of Research Discovery from the AAEA, 1979



Current positions:

Professor Extraordinaire, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane, South Africa

Senior Fellow, Amsterdam Institute for Development, 2004 to present

Chairman: Community and Enterprise Development Against Stigma (CEDAS) Trust, Harare, Zimbabwe

Consultant: World Bank, NEPAD, African Development Bank, Australian AID, International Fund for Agricultural Development, FAO, Bill and Merlinda Gates Foundation, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, India.

 

Past Positions:

World Bank, 1980-2005. Last as Senior Advisor, Africa Region, World Bank, 2003-2004

            President, AIDS Empowerment and Treatment International 1999-2003

Research Associate, Department of Economics, Yale University: 1978-79

Principal Economist, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, India, 1975-80

 

Education: 

Certificat in Political Sciences,  University of Paris, 1964

M.S. in Agricultural Sciences, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 1969

Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University, 1973.

 

Fields of Work 
  1. Agricultural, Food, and Rural Development Policy
  2. Land, Labor and other Production Relations in Agriculture
  3. Political Economy of Agricultural and Agrarian Policies
  4. Land Policy and Land Reform
  5. HIV and AIDS
  6. Local and Community-Driven Development
  7. Economics of Technical Change and its Impacts
  8. Agricultural Mechanization
  9. Economic Behavior under Risk and Uncertainty
  10. Econometrics of Agricultural Supply, Demand, Factor Demand and Investment
  11. Environment and Natural Resource Issues and Policies


Selected Publications

 Organized by Fields of Work


1. Agricultural, Food, and Rural Development Policy

Hans Binswanger-Mkhize and Alex McCalla, 2008 “Context and Prospects for African Agricultural Development,” International Fund for Agricultural Development and African Development Bank, Rome and Tunis, Forthcoming

 

Hans P. Binswanger, “ Empowering Rural People for their own Development.” 2008, in Keijiro Otsuka and Kaliappa Kalirajan (eds.), Contributions of Agricultural
Economics to Critical Policy Issues. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008

 

Binswanger, H.P., and E. Lutz. 2000. “Agriculture Trade Barriers, Trade Negotiations, and the Interests of Developing Countries.” Paper presented at the Round Table for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, February, Bangkok.

 

Binswanger, H.P., and K. Deininger. 1997. “Explaining Agricultural and Agrarian Policies in Developing Countries.” Journal of Economic Literature 35: 1958–2005.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Pierre Landell-Mills.  1995.  The World Bank’s Strategy for Reducing Poverty and Hunger:  A Report to the Development Community.  Environmentally Sustainable Development and Monographs Series No. 4.  Washington, D.C.:  The World Bank.

 

World Bank. 1983.  Growth and Employment in Rural Thailand.  Prepared by Hans P. Binswanger and others.  World Bank Report No. 3906-TH.

 

Binswanger, Hans P., James G. Ryan, N. S. Jodha and Matthias von Oppen. 1977.  "Approach and Hypotheses for the Village Level Studies."  Economics Program, Occasional Paper No. 15 (June).

 

2. Land, Labor and other Production Relations in Agriculture

Binswanger, Hans P., Klaus Deininger, and Gershon Feder.  1995.  “Power Distortions Revolt and Reform in Agricultural Land Relations.”  In J. Behrman and T.N. Srinivasan, eds., Handbook of Development Economics, Volume III.  Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science B.V.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and R.P. Singh. 1994.  “Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth in India’s Semi-Arid Tropics”,  Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 49, No. 1 (Jan-March).

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and R.P. Singh. 1988.  "Individual Performance and Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth and Education in Farming Communities of India," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, (December).

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and John McIntire. 1987.  "Behavioral and Material Determinants of Production Relations in Land-abundant Tropical Agriculture."  Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 36, No. 1 (October):  73-99.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Mark R. Rosenzweig. 1986.  "Behavioural and Material Determinants of Production Relations in Agriculture."  The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3 (April):  503-539.  Also available in Japanese.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Mark R. Rosenzweig, eds. 1984.  Contractual Arrangements, Employment, and Wages in Rural Labor Markets in Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press.

 

3. Land Policy and Land Reform

Hans P. Binswanger, Roland Henderson, Zweli Mbhele, and Kay Muir-Leresche, 2007 “Accelerating Sustainable, Efficient and Equitable Land Reform: Case Study of the Qedusizi/Besters Cluster Project,” Pretoria, World Bank, Mimeo, 2007

 

Van den Brink, Rogier, Glen Thomas, Hans Binswanger, John Bruce and Frank Byamugisha, 2006 “Consensus, Confusion and Controversy, Selected Land Reform Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa,” World Bank Working Paper No. 71, Washington DC, 2006

 

Binswanger, H.P., and K. Deininger. 1997. “Explaining Agricultural and Agrarian Policies in Developing Countries.” Journal of Economic Literature 35: 1958–2005.

 

Van Zyl, J., J. Kirsten and H. P. Binswanger (editors). 1996.  “Agricultural Land Reform in South Africa: Policies, markets and mechanisms.”  Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Klaus Deininger.  1993.  "South African Land Policy: The Legacy of History and Current Options".  World Development, Vol. 21, No. 9 (February): pp 1451-1475.

 

Kinsey, Bill H. and Hans P. Binswanger.  1993.  "Characteristics and Performance of Settlement Programs: A Review". World Development Vol. 21 (September): 1477-1494.

 

4. HIV and AIDS

Hans P. Binswanger, 2006, “Food and Agricultural Policy to Mitigate the Impact of HIV/AIDS,” Paper presented at the AAEA session on “Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health in High- and Low-Income Countries: Policy Issues” at the IAAE Conference in Brisbane, Australia, August 13-18, 2006

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 2003: “Willingness to Pay for AIDS Treatment: Myths and Reality.” The Lancet, Vol. 362, pp 152-153.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 2001: “HIV/AIDS Treatment For Millions.” Science, Vol. 292, pp 221-223

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 2000, “Scaling up HIV/AIDS Programs to National Coverage.” Science, Vol. 288:2173-2176.

 

5. Local and Community-Driven Development

Hans P. Binswanger, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Jacomina de Regt, and Dan Owen, 2007, “Local and Community-Driven Development: Historical Roots and the Evolution of World Bank Programs,” World Bank, processed (get from Jacomina de Regt)

 

 Hans Binswanger and Tuu-Van Nguyen, 2006, “Scaling Up Community-Driven             Development: A Step-By-Step Guide,” World Bank CDD website

Fátima Amazonas, Túlio Barbosa, Hans P. Binswanger, Alberto Costa, Naércio Menezes, Elaine Pazello and Claudia Romano, 2006, “Rural Poverty Alleviation Project (RPAP) Evaluation, 1993-2005,” World Bank, processed

 

6. Economics of Technical Change and its Impacts

Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize, 2007, “The Roles and Productivity of International Centers in Africa’s Agricultural Research Systems,” Concept Paper for the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST), Pretoria, NEPAD, 2007

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Joachim von Braun. 1991.  "Technological Change and Commercialization in Agriculture.  The Effect on the Poor."  The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 6, No. 1 (January):  57-80.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Prabhu Pingali. 1988.  "Technological Priorities for Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa."  The World Bank Research Observer,  Vol. 3, No. 1 (January):  81-98.

 

Quizon, Jaime and Hans P. Binswanger. 1986.  "Modeling the Impact of Agricultural Growth and Government Policy on Income Distribution in India."  The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (September):  103-148.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. and Vernon W. Ruttan. 1978.  Induced Innovation:  Technology, Institutions and Development.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 1974.  "The Measurement of Technical Change Biases with Many
Factors on Production."  American Economic Review, Vol. 64, No. 6 (December): 964-976.

Binswanger, Hans P. 1974.  "A Microeconomic Approach to Induced Innovation." Economic Journal, Vol. 84, No. 336, (December):  940-958.

 

7. Agricultural Mechanization

Pingali, Prabhu, Yves Bigot and Hans P. Binswanger. 1987.  Agricultural Mechanization and the Evolution of Farming Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.  Also available in French from World Bank.

 

World Bank. 1987.  Agricultural Mechanization:  Issues and Options.  A World Bank Policy Study prepared by Hans P. Binswanger and Graeme Donovan.  Also available in French and Spanish.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 1986.  "Agricultural Mechanization:  A Comparative Historical Perspective."  The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 1, No. 1 (January):  27-56.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 1978.  The Economics of Tractors in South Asia:  An Analytical Review. New York : The Agricultural Development Council and Hyderabad, India: ICRISAT.

 

8. Economic Behavior under Risk and Uncertainty

 

Rosenzweig, Mark R. and Hans P. Binswanger. 1993.  "Wealth, Weather Risk and the Profitability of Agricultural Investment". Economic Journal, Vol. 103 (January): 56-78. (WPS 1055)

 

Binswanger, Hans P.  1980.  "Attitudes Toward Risk, Experimental Measurement in Rural India." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 62 (August):  395-407.

 

Binswanger, Hans P. 1981.  "Attitude Toward Risk, Theoretical Implications of an Experiment in Rural India."  Economic Journal, Vol. 91 ((December)):  867-890.

 

9. Econometrics of Agricultural Supply, Demand, Factor Demand, and Investment Responses

Binswanger, Hans P., Shahidur R. Khandker and Mark R. Rosenzweig. 1993.  "How Infrastructure and Financial Institutions Affect Agricultural Output and Investment in India”. Journal of Development Economics 41, 337-366.

 

Binswanger, H.P. 1989. “The Policy Response of Agriculture.” In S. Fischer and D. de Tray, eds., Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics 1989.  Washington, D.C.: World Bank.

 

Binswanger, Hans P., Maw-Cheng Yang, Alan Bowers, and Yair Mundlak. 1987.  "On the Determinants of Cross-Country Aggregate Agricultural Supply."  Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 36,:  111-131.

 

Bapna, Shanti L., Hans P. Binswanger and Jaime B. Quizon. 1984.  "Systems Output Supply and Factor Demand Equations for Semi-Arid Tropical India."  Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 39, No. 2 (April-June):  179-202.

 

Swamy, Gurushri and Hans P. Binswanger. 1983.  "Flexible Consumer Demand Systems and Linear Estimation:  Food in India."  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 65, No. 4 (November):  675-684.

 

            10. Rural Finance

 

Hans P. Binswanger and Rogier van den Brink,  2005, Credit for Small Farmers in Africa Revisited: Pathologies and Remedies,” Savings for Development, No 3.

Binswanger, Hans P., Shahidur R. Khandker and Mark R. Rosenzweig. 1993.  "How Infrastructure and Financial Institutions Affect Agricultural Output and Investment in India”. Journal of Development Economics 41, 337-366.

 Binswanger, Hans P. and S.R. Khandker.  1995.  “The Impact of Formal Finance on the Rural Economy of India.”  The Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2 (December 1995).

 

11. Environment, Natural Resource Management and Policies

Lutz, Ernst, ed, with the Assistance of Hans P Binswanger, Peter Hazell and Alexander McCalla, 1998, "Agriculture and the Environment: Perspectives on Sustainable Rural Development " Washtington DC, A World Bank Symposium, 

Heath, John and Hans P. Binswanger.  1996.  “Natural Resource Degradation effects of poverty and population growth are largely policy-induced: the case of Colombia”. Environment and Development Economics, Vol. 1, part 1 (February 1996). Cambridge University Press.

 Rosegrant, Mark W. and Hans P. Binswanger.  1994.  “Markets in Tradable Water Rights: Potential for Efficiency Gains in Developing Country Water Resource Allocation”.  World Development, Vol. 22. No. 11 (November).

 Binswanger, Hans P. 1991.  Brazilian Policies That Encourage Deforestation in the Amazon."  World Development, Vol. 19, No. 7 (July).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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