Brian Dillon

Brian Dillon

Assistant Professor
Evans School of Public Affairs
University of Washington
Box 353055
Seattle, WA 98195
+1 206.221.4601


Published and Forthcoming

"Global Oil Prices and Local Food Prices: Evidence from East Africa" (with Chris Barrett).  Forthcoming, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.   [pdf]
      [Technical appendix]
      [Project page with data]

“Agricultural Factor Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Updated View with Formal Tests for Market Failure” (with Chris Barrett). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper WPS 7117, November 2014.
      [Link to World Bank site]
      Revised version under review at Food Policy. [pdf]

"Using Mobile Phones to Collect Panel Data in Developing Countries”. Journal of International Development, 24(4), May 2012: 518-527.   [pdf]

Working Papers

"Measuring Subjective Probability Distributions". Submitted to Quantitative Economics.   [pdf]

"Risk and Resilience among Tanzanian Farmers: Estimation of a Dynamic, Stochastic Production Model using Elicited Subjective Probability Distributions".   [pdf]

"Paying More for Less: Why Don’t Households in Tanzania Take Advantage of Bulk Discounts?” (with Joachim De Weerdt and Ted O'Donoghue).   [short version]

Research In Progress

"Inheritance Customs and Agricultural Investment in Rural Zambia" (with Alessandra Voena). Revising draft.

"Communication, Search, and Mobile Phones" (with Jenny Aker, Joshua Blumenstock, and Adalbertus Kamanzi). Collecting data in Tanzania.

"Response Biases in the Elicitation of Subjective Probability Distributions" (with Russell Toth). Collecting data in Kenya.

"Labor Markets and Household Enterprises: Evidence from New Nationally Representative Surveys in Five East African Countries" (with Peter Brummund and Germano Mwabu). Project launch in September 2014.




CV (pdf)