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Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Bjerke, L. & Maniriho, A. (2019). One cow per poor family: Effects on the growth of consumption and crop production. World Development, 114, 1-12
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2019 (English)In: World Development, ISSN 0305-750X, E-ISSN 1873-5991, Vol. 114, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study estimates the effects of the one cow policy on per capita consumption and the value of per hectare crop production in Rwanda using a random sample of households observed twice (2010 and 2014). A model that accounts for heterogeneity across households and the selection bias and placement effect associated with the policy is estimated. Findings show that receiving a cow has a positive effect on crop production indicating that the cattle has enabled households to become more productive on the farm. Results point to the importance of household's knowledge and experience of rearing livestock for the outcome of receiving a cow.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
CEM, Consumption, Crop production, Girinka, Rwanda, Bos
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41827 (URN)10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.09.024 (DOI)000453497900001 ()2-s2.0-85054236038 (Scopus ID)IHHCEnSEIS (Local ID)IHHCEnSEIS (Archive number)IHHCEnSEIS (OAI)
Available from: 2018-10-12 Created: 2018-10-12 Last updated: 2019-01-04Bibliographically approved
Mellander, C. & Bjerke, L. (2017). De ungas flykt till staden. In: Josefina Syssner, Sören Häggroth & Ulf Ramberg (Ed.), Att äga framtiden: Perspektiv på kommunal utveckling (pp. 195-201). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De ungas flykt till staden
2017 (Swedish)In: Att äga framtiden: Perspektiv på kommunal utveckling / [ed] Josefina Syssner, Sören Häggroth & Ulf Ramberg, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017, p. 195-201Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2017
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38219 (URN)9789176854204 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-18 Created: 2017-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Andersson, M. & Bjerke, L. (Eds.). (2017). Geographies of growth: innovations, networks and collaborations. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized. This book presents a collection of chapters, divided into four main parts, that together deal with these issues. The expert contributions provide numerous different perspectives on a new regional divide as well as exploring the inter-regional accessibility to human capital and its effects on productivity on both sides of the border. The book also investigates the speed of convergence and the fact that, when incorporating structural change, it is often quicker at the regional level compared to both the country and industry level. Other topics covered include institutional foundations and their influence on local social acceptance of entrepreneurship, the role of global value chains on bilateral trade and the determinants of cross-border innovation cooperation focusing on partner selection and location. Students, researchers and scholars will find this an important resource that fills numerous knowledge gaps and opens new avenues for research. It will also appeal to consultants, practitioners and planners at the international, regional and local level. Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized. This book presents a collection of chapters, divided into four main parts, that together deal with these issues. The expert contributions provide numerous different perspectives on a new regional divide as well as exploring the inter-regional accessibility to human capital and its effects on productivity on both sides of the border. The book also investigates the speed of convergence and the fact that, when incorporating structural change, it is often quicker at the regional level compared to both the country and industry level. Other topics covered include institutional foundations and their influence on local social acceptance of entrepreneurship, the role of global value chains on bilateral trade and the determinants of cross-border innovation cooperation focusing on partner selection and location. Students, researchers and scholars will find this an important resource that fills numerous knowledge gaps and opens new avenues for research. It will also appeal to consultants, practitioners and planners at the international, regional and local level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. p. 460
Series
New horizons in regional science
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37826 (URN)10.4337/9781785360602 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040630320 (Scopus ID)978-1-78536-060-2 (ISBN)978-1-78536-059-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-06 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Bjerke, L. & Karlsson, C. (2017). Introduction. In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations: (pp. 1-15). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2017 (English)In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, p. 1-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38758 (URN)10.4337/9781785360602.00007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040586965 (Scopus ID)9781785360602 (ISBN)9781785360596 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Bjerke, L. & Mellander, C. (2017). Moving home again? Never! The locational choices of graduates in Sweden. The annals of regional science, 59(3), 707-729
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moving home again? Never! The locational choices of graduates in Sweden
2017 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 59, no 3, p. 707-729Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two major challenges in Europe’s rural areas are an aging population and the diminishing share of human capital. While this pattern has been occurring for a long time, the effects are becoming acutely visible and impactful. The long-term loss of younger individuals has in many ways “drained” the labor market and the economic market power of rural areas. This is the context of our research: the locational choice of university graduates from an urban–rural perspective. Using micro data covering the entire Swedish population, we identify all university graduates from the year 2001. We analyze them with respect to whether they live in a rural or urban region before starting university and where they live after graduation at two points in time: 5 and 10 years. We use a series of multinomial logit regressions to determine what factors affect their short-term and long-term choices of location. We find that having children is one of the most influential factors for moving back home after graduation, irrespective of type of region. We find only minor differences between the two time perspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2017
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31265 (URN)10.1007/s00168-016-0777-2 (DOI)000413253700007 ()2-s2.0-84977136945 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2018-02-08Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, P., Backman, M., Bjerke, L. & Maniriho, A. (2017). One cow per poor family: effects on consumption and crop production in Rwanda. Stockholm: The Royal Institute of technology, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS)
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2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A random sample of households in Rwanda are used to estimate the effects of the one cow policy on consumption and crop production during 2010-2014. A first-differenced model that takes into account the selection bias and placement effect associated with the policy and heterogeneity across householdsis estimated. Findings show a positive effect of receiving a cow on crop production, indicating that fertilizers provided by the cattle has enabled households to increase their agricultural production. Findings also point to the importance of knowledge and experience of rearing livestock for the outcome on consumption to realize.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: The Royal Institute of technology, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies (CESIS), 2017. p. 22
Series
CESIS Electronic Working Paper Series ; 462
Keywords
Girinka; consumption; crop production; CEM; Rwanda
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38490 (URN)
Available from: 2018-01-13 Created: 2018-01-13 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, P., Maniriho, A., Backman, M. & Bjerke, L. (2017). One cow per poor family: effects on the growth of consumption and crop production. In: : . Paper presented at Addis Ababa International Conference on Business and Economics (AAICBE) on 6-8 December 2017.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Publisher
p. 23
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38522 (URN)
Conference
Addis Ababa International Conference on Business and Economics (AAICBE) on 6-8 December 2017
Available from: 2018-01-15 Created: 2018-01-15 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Andersson, M. & Bjerke, L. (2017). Preface. In: Geographies of growth: Innovations, networks and collaborations (pp. ix-ix). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preface
2017 (English)In: Geographies of growth: Innovations, networks and collaborations, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, , p. 460p. ix-ixChapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. p. 460
Series
New horizons in regional science
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43446 (URN)10.4337/9781785360602.00005 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040538854 (Scopus ID)978-1-78536-060-2 (ISBN)978-1-78536-059-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-04-10 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved
Bjerke, L. (2016). Knowledge in agriculture: a micro data assessment of the role of internal and external knowledge in farm productivity in Sweden. Studies in Agricultural Economics, 118(2), 68-76
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Knowledge in agriculture: a micro data assessment of the role of internal and external knowledge in farm productivity in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Studies in Agricultural Economics, ISSN 1418-2106, E-ISSN 2063-0476, Vol. 118, no 2, p. 68-76Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines the impact of internal and external knowledge on firm productivity in the Swedish agricultural sector. It combines theories from regional economics about the geographical aspects of knowledge with traditional theories on the role of knowledge in productivity in agriculture. The study is a firm-level analysis using an unbalanced panel between the years 2002 and 2011 in Sweden. The results show that these firms are positively affected by employees with formal education related to the sector. Higher knowledge levels have a greater impact than lower levels. External knowledge, such as localised spillovers, is also important, but the results on this factor are more ambiguous.

Keywords
agriculture, competitiveness, productivity, accessibility
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35103 (URN)10.7896/j.1617 (DOI)000392612100003 ()
Available from: 2017-02-17 Created: 2017-02-17 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bjerke, L. & Johansson, S. (2015). Företagande och arbetsliv i Sveriges lands- och stadsbygder. Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Företagande och arbetsliv i Sveriges lands- och stadsbygder
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Både den ekonomiska och demografiska utvecklingen skiljer sig mycket åt mellan olika delar av Sverige. Det finns regioner som visar stark tillväxt i befolkning, inkomster, sysselsättning och företagande. Samtidigt finns det svagare regioner där såväl befolkning, som sysselsättning och arbetsställen minskar. Generellt sett är det storstadsregionerna som står för den starkaste utvecklingen i både demografiska och ekonomiska termer. Vad gäller stads- och landsbygdsområden utanför storstäderna finns en stor variation i tillväxt under det senare decennierna.Denna rapport ger en bred översikt av utvecklingen av näringsliv och arbetsmarknader i Sveriges olika regioner. Rapporten baseras på officiell statistik, vilken presenteras och diskuteras med stöd i och referenser till relevant forskning. Syftet med rapporten är att beskriva den långsiktiga utvecklingen och dess bakomliggande orsaker, med fokus på näringslivets förändring och därtill kopplade förändringar i efterfrågan och utbud av olika typer av arbetskraft i olika typer av regioner. Målsättningen är att ge en nyanserad bild av utvecklingen av näringsliv och företagande i Sveriges olika landsbygdsområden i jämförelse med utvecklingen i städer och storstadsregioner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School, 2015. p. 65
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29312 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-05 Created: 2016-02-05 Last updated: 2016-02-05
Organisations
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