Brian Dillon

Brian Dillon

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


Published and Forthcoming

Dillon, Brian and Chris B. Barrett (2016). ”Global Oil Prices and Local Food Prices: Evidence from East Africa” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(1): 154-171.
      [Technical appendix]
      [Project page with data]

Dillon, Brian and Chris B. Barrett (2014). “Agricultural Factor Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Updated View with Formal Tests for Market Failure” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7117.
      [Link to World Bank version]
      Updated version is forthcoming at Food Policy.

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

Working Papers

Dillon, Brian, Peter Brummund, and Germano Mwabu (2017). “How Complete Are Labor Markets in East Africa? Evidence from Panel Data in Four Countries”

Christian, Paul J and Brian Dillon (2017). “Growing and Learning when Consumption is Seasonal: Long-term Evidence from Tanzania” Revise and Resubmit.

Dillon, Brian (2016). “Selling crops early to pay for school: A large-scale natural experiment in Malawi” Submitted.

Dillon, Brian, Joachim De Weerdt, and Ted O’Donoghue (2016). “Paying More for Less: Why Don’t Households in Tanzania Take Advantage of Bulk Discounts?" Submitted.

Dillon, Brian and Alessandra Voena (2016). “Inheritance Norms and Agricultural Investment” Submitted.

Dillon, Brian and Chelsey Dambro (2016). “How Competitive are Food Crop Markets in sub-Saharan Africa?” Revise and resubmit.

Dillon, Brian (2015). “Measuring Subjective Probability Distributions” Revise and resubmit.

Dillon, Brian (2014).“Risk and Resilience among Tanzanian Farmers: Estimation of a Dynamic, Stochastic Production Model using Elicited Subjective Probability Distributions” Working paper.

Research In Progress

"Communication, Search, and Mobile Phones" with Jenny Aker, Joshua Blumenstock, and Adalbertus Kamanzi.

"Response Biases in the Elicitation of Subjective Probability Distributions" with Russell Toth.

"Cowpeas, Credit, and Storage" with Jenny Aker.

"Export Restrictions and Food Prices" with Annelies Deuss.

"Measuring Seasonal Poverty" with Paul Christian.




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