UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Publications

Journal Articles


Publications are numbered to facilitate graphical representation of their topical coverage as depicted in my Research Overview


50. Olena Sambucci and Travis J. Lybbert. 2016. “Behavioral Responses to Disease Forecasts: From Precision to Automation in Powdery Mildew Management.”  Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 20(1): 5-8.

49. Mateusz Filipski, Abdellah Aboudrare, Travis J. Lybbert, and J. Edward Taylor. Forthcoming Spice Price Spikes: Simulating Impacts of Saffron Price Volatility in a Gendered Local Economy-wide ModelWorld Development.

48. Travis J. Lybbert and Bruce Wydick. ForthcomingPoverty, Aspirations and the Economics of HopeEconomic Development and Cultural Change.

47. Christopher R. Gustafson, Travis J. Lybbert, and Daniel A. Sumner. Forthcoming Consumer knowledge affects valuation of product attributes: Experimental results for wineJournal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

46. Katherine P. Adams, Stephen A. Vosti, Travis J. Lybbert, and Emmanuel Ayifah. 2016. “Using Experimental Auctions to Estimate Willingness-to-Pay for a New Maternal Nutrient Supplement in GhanaAgricultural Economics 47(5): 581-595.

45. Travis J. Lybbert, Nicholas Magnan, David J. Spielman, Anil Bhargava, and Kajal Gulati.  Forthcoming  Targeting Technology to Reduce Poverty and Conserve Resources: Experimental Provision of Laser Land Leveling Services to Indian FarmersEconomic Development and Cultural Change.

44. Nikolas Zolas, Travis J. Lybbert, and Prantik Bhattacharyya. 2016. “An ‘Algorithmic Links with Probabilities’ Concordance for Trademarks with an Application Towards Bilateral IP FlowsThe World Economy.

43. Travis J. Lybbert, Nicholas Magnan and W. Douglas Gubler. 2016. “Multidimensional Responses to Disease Information: How Do Winegrape Growers React to Powdery Mildew Forecasts & To What Environmental Effect?American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98(2): 383-405.

42. Christopher R. Gustafson, Travis J. Lybbert, Daniel A. Sumner. “Consumer Sorting and Hedonic Valuation of Wine Attributes: Exploiting Data from a Field ExperimentAgricultural Economics.

41. Nicholas Magnan, David J. Spielman, Kajal Gulati, and Travis J. Lybbert. 2015 “Leveling with Friends: Network Effects on Demand for an Agricultural Technology in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, IndiaJournal of Development Economics 116: 223-251.

40. Travis J. Lybbert, Aaron Smith and Daniel Sumner. Forthcoming “Weather-Induced Crop Shocks & Inter-Hemispheric Supply Responses: Implications for the Effects of Climate Change on Food PricesClimate Change Economics 5(4): 1-11.

39. Abdellah Aboudrare, Aden Aw-Hassan and Travis J. Lybbert. 2014. “Importance Socio-économique du Safran pour les Ménages des Zones de Montagne de la Région de Taliouine-Taznakht au MarocRevue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires 2(1): 1-14.

38. Yoko Kusunose and Travis J. Lybbert. 2014. “Coping with drought by adjusting land tenancy contracts: A model and evidence from rural MoroccoWorld Development 61: 114-126.

37. Travis J. Lybbert and Nikolas J. Zolas. 2014. “Getting Patents & Economic Data to Speak to Each Other: An ‘Algorithmic Links with Probabilities’ Approach for Joint Analyses of Patenting & Economic Activity Research Policy 43: 530-542.

36. Travis J. Lybbert, Nicholas Magnan, David Spielman, Kajal Gulati, Anil Bhargava. 2013. “Farmers’ Demand for Laser Land Leveling in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India: An experimental auction to inform market segmentation and targeting strategiesAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics 95(2): 339-345.

35. Travis J. Lybbert and Ghada Elabed. 2013. “Olive Oil as an Economic Development Elixir: Olive oil policies and rural poverty alleviation in the Middle East & North Africa Development Policy Review. 31(4): 485-506.

34. Travis J. Lybbert, David R. Just, and Christopher B. Barrett. 2013. “Estimating risk preferences in the presence of bifurcated wealth dynamics: Do we misattribute dynamic risk responses to static risk aversion?European Review of Agricultural Economics 40(2): 361-377.

33. Michael Carter and Travis J. Lybbert. 2012. “Consumption versus Asset Smoothing: Testing the Implications of Poverty Trap Theory in Burkina FasoJournal of Development Economics 99: 255-264.

32. David R. Just and Travis J. Lybbert. 2012. “A Generalized Measure of Marginal Risk Aversion: Experimental Evidence from India and MoroccoAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2): 444-450.

31. Jenny C. Aker, Christopher Ksoll and Travis J. Lybbert. 2012. “Can Mobile Phones Improve Learning? Evidence from a Field Experiment in NigerAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4(4): 94-120.

30. Travis J. Lybbert and Daniel Sumner. 2012. “Agricultural Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Innovation and Technology Diffusion Food Policy 37: 114-123.

29. Travis J. Lybbert. 2012. “Hybrid Public-Private Delivery of Preventative Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplement Products: Key Challenges, Opportunities and Players in an Emerging Product SpaceSCN News (UN Standing Committee on Nutrition) 39: 32-39.

28. Travis J. Lybbert, Abdellah Aboudrare, Deborah Chaloud, Nicholas Magnan, and Maliha S. Nash. 2011. “Booming markets for Moroccan argan oil appear to benefit some rural households while threatening the endemic argan forest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(34): 13963-13968.

27. Travis J. Lybbert and John McPeak. 2012. “Risk & Intertemporal Substitution: Livestock Portfolios & Off-take Among Kenyan Pastoralists Journal of Development Economics 97: 415-426.

26. Travis J. Lybbert, Troy C. Lybbert, Aaron Smith, and Scott Warren. 2012. “Does the Red Flag Rule Induce Risk Taking in Sprint Finishes? Moral Hazard Crashes in Cycling’s Grand Tours Journal of Sports Economics 13(6): 603-618.

25. Nicholas Magnan, Travis J. Lybbert, Alex F. McCalla, and Julian A. Lampietti. 2011. “Modeling the Limitations and Implicit Costs of Cereal Self-Sufficiency: The Case of Morocco Food Security 3 (Suppl 1): S49-S60.

24. Nicholas Magnan, Rachid Mrabet, Travis J. Lybbert, and Aziz Fadlaoui. 2011. “The Quasi-Option Value of Delayed Input Use Under Catastrophic Drought Risk: The case of no-till in MoroccoAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(2): 498-504.

23. Travis J. Lybbert, Nicholas Magnan, and Abdellah Aboudrare. 2010. “Household and Argan Forest Impacts of Morocco’s Argan Oil BonanzaEnvironment and Development Economics 15: 439-464.

22. Travis J. Lybbert and Adrian Bell. 2010. “Stochastic Benefit Streams, Learning and Technology Diffusion: Why Drought Tolerance is not the new BtAgBioForum 13(1): 13-24. Correspondence in Nature Biotechnology 28(6): 553-554.

21. Travis J. Lybbert, Francisco Galarza, John McPeak, Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen R. Boucher, Michael R. Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, Aziz Fadlaoui, Andrew G. Mude. 2010. “Dynamic Field Experiments in Development Economics: Risk valuation in Morocco, Kenya and PeruAgricultural and Resource Economics Review 39(2): 176-192.

20. Travis J. Lybbert. 2010. “The Economic Roots of the American “Zigzag”: Knives, Forks, and British MercantilismEconomic Inquiry 48(3): 810-815.

19. Travis J. Lybbert and Christopher B. Barrett. 2011. “Risk taking behavior in the presence of nonconvex asset dynamicsEconomic Inquiry 49(4): 982-988.

18. Christopher R. Gustafson and Travis J. Lybbert. 2009. “What’s Extra Virgin? An Economic Assessment of California’s Olive Oil Labeling LawAgricultural and Resource Economics Update 12:3 Jan/Feb.

17. David R. Just and Travis J. Lybbert. 2009. “Risk Averters that Love Risk? Marginal Risk Aversion in Comparison to a Reference Gamble American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91: 612-626.

16. Travis J. Lybbert and W. Douglas Gubler. 2008. “California Wine Grape Growers’ Use of Powdery Mildew ForecastsAgricultural and Resource Economics Update 11(4) March/April.

15. Travis J. Lybbert. 2008. “Exploring the Role of Spiritual Capital in Poverty Traps & Microfinance Faith & Economics 51: 57-79.

14. Travis J. Lybbert and David R. Just. 2007. “Is Risk Aversion Really Correlated with Wealth? Spurious correlation from estimated probabilities American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89: 964-979.

13. Travis J. Lybbert. 2007. “Patent Disclosure Requirements and Benefit Sharing: A counterfactual case of Morocco’s argan oilEcological Economics 64: 12-18.

12. Travis J. Lybbert. 2007. “Polarization & Pricing to the RichApplied Economics Letters 14: 389-394.

11. Travis J. Lybbert and Christopher B. Barrett. 2007. “Risk Responses to Dynamic Asset ThresholdsReview of Agricultural Economics 29(3): 412-418.

10. Travis J. Lybbert, Christopher B. Barrett, John G. McPeak, and Winnie K. Luseno. 2007. “Bayesian Herders: Updating of Rainfall Beliefs In Response to External ForecastsWorld Development 35: 480-497.

9. Travis J. Lybbert. 2006. “Indian Farmer’s Valuation of Yield Distributions: Will poor farmers value ‘pro-poor’ seeds?Food Policy 31: 415-441.

8. Travis J. Lybbert, Christopher B. Barrett, Solomon Desta, and D. Layne Coppock. 2004. “Stochastic Wealth Dynamics and Risk Management Among A Poor PopulationEconomic Journal 114: 750-777.

7. Travis J. Lybbert, Christopher B. Barrett, and Hamid Narjisse. 2004. “Does Resource Commercialization Induce Local Conservation? A Cautionary Tale from Southwestern Morocco.” Society & Natural Resources 17: 413-430.

6. William H. Lesser and Travis J. Lybbert. 2004. “Do Patents Come Too Easy? IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology 44(3): 381-407.

5. Travis J. Lybbert. 2002. “On Assessing the Cost of TRIPS Implementation.” World Trade Review 1: 309-319.

4. Travis J. Lybbert. 2002. “Technology Transfer for Humanitarian Use: Economic Issues and Market Segmentation Approaches.” Intellectual Property Strategy Today 2: 17-24. Revised version in 2003. International Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment 1: 95-99.

3. Travis J. Lybbert, Christopher B. Barrett, and Hamid Narjisse. 2002. "Market-Based Conservation and Local Benefits: The Case of Argan Oil in Morocco." Ecological Economics 41: 125-144.

2. Christopher B. Barrett and Travis J. Lybbert. 2000. “Is Bioprospecting A Viable Strategy for Conserving Tropical Ecosystems? Ecological Economics 34: 293-300.

1. Travis J. Lybbert and Dawn Thilmany. 2000. “Migration Effects of Olympic Siting: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Host Regions.” The Annals of Regional Science 34(3): 405-420.

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