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Marrit van den Berg

Associate Professor at the Development Economics group at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • - Agricultural economics
  • - Development economics
  • - Impact assessment
  • - Farm households

Major works

Van den Berg, M. (2010). Household Income Strategies and Natural Disasters: Dynamic Livelihoods in Rural Nicaragua. Ecological Economics, 69(3): 592-602. Radeny, M., van den Berg, M. & Schipper, R. (2012). Rural Poverty Dynamics in Kenya: Stochastic increases versus structural declines. World Development, 40(8): 1577-1593. Atamanov, A. & van den Berg, M. (2012). Heterogeneous Effects of International Migration and Remittances on Crop Income: Evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic. World Development, 40(3): 620-630. Van den Berg, M., Servin, R., & Lensink, R. (2015). Loan Officers’ gender and Microfinance Repayment Rates. Journal of Development Studies, 51(9): 1241–1254. D’Exelle, B. & van den Berg, M. (2014). Aid distribution and Cooperation in Unequal Communities. Review of Income and Wealth, 60(1): 114-132_._

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About Me

Marrit van den Berg is associate professor at the Development Economics group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She studied tropical land use and development economics and obtained her PhD from Wageningen University in 2001.Her research concentrates on the livelihood of rural households in developing countries with special attention for food and nutrition security, (off-farm) diversification, technology adoption, and microfinance. She is involved in several projects assessing the impact of development interventions as project leader and senior researcher. Her teaching concentrates on methods, techniques and data analysis for field research. Her own toolbox includes mainly quantitative methods, such as econometric analysis of large scale surveys, behavioural experiments, and randomized controlled trials . She predominantly works with primary data and has research experience in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

Courses and Programs taught by Marrit van den Berg

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