EfD in South Africa
The Environmental Economics Policy Research Unit is a collaborative association of academic researchers specializing in environmental and natural resource issues. The unit was established in 2007 to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa. EPRU is based at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Most recent publications
- south africa | Fisheries Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from South African Fishing Communities We estimate the risk attitudes of a large sample of individuals from various fishing communities along the west coast of South Africa. Brick Kerri, Martine Visser, and Justine Burns, 2011, “Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from South African Fishing Communities”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 94(1), 133-152.
- south africa | Climate change Capacity Building to deal with Climate Challenges Today and in the Future Climate change represents a serious threat to the economic growth potential in low income countries. Instead of investing in growth, they may be drawn into strife and conflict. Climate change and the global politics to deal with it, could however also present a number of interesting opportunities for developing countries. Sterner Thomas, Marion Damon, Gunnar Kohlin and Martine Visser, 2012, “Capacity Building to deal with Climate Challenges Today and in the Future”, Journal of Environment and Development.
- south africa | Agriculture Risk Preferences and Environmental Uncertainty: Implications for Crop Diversification Decisions in Ethiopia To the extent that diversifying income portfolio is used as a strategy for shielding against production risk, both individual risk aversion and weather uncertainty could affect crop diversification decisions. This paper is concerned with empirically assessing the effects of risk aversion and rainfall variability on farm level diversity. Bezabih Mintewab and Mare Sarr, “Risk Preferences and Environmental Uncertainty: Implications for Crop Diversification Decisions in Ethiopia”, Environmental and Resource Economics, DOI 10.1007/s10640-012-9573-3, forthcoming.