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


Peer-reviewed Publications

Weld, Galen, Trevor Perrier, Jenny Aker, Joshua Blumenstock, Brian Dillon, Adalbertus Kamanzi, Editha Kokushubira, Jennifer Webster, and Richard Anderson (2017). “eKichabi: Information Access through Basic Mobile Phones in Rural Tanzania” Conditionally accepted to CHI 2018 conference (peer-reviewed).

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

Dillon, Brian and Chelsey Dambro (2017). “How Competitive are Crop Markets in sub-Saharan Africa?” Forthcoming, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Dillon, Brian and Chris B. Barrett (2017). “Agricultural Factor Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Updated View with Formal Tests for Market Failure” Food Policy, 67: 64-77.
      Previous version published as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7117 (2014). [Link]

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]
      Honorable Mention, Outstanding Article in the AJAE

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). “Asymmetric Non-separation and Rural Labor Markets” Submitted.
      Previous version published as IZA GLM-LIC working paper “How Complete Are Labor Markets
      in East Africa? Evidence from Panel Data in Four Countries” [Link]

Dillon, Brian (2017). “Selling Crops Early to Pay for School: A Large-scale Natural Experiment in Malawi” Revise and resubmit.
      Previous version published as AfDB working paper 243. [Link]

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” Revise and resubmit.

Dillon, Brian (2016). “Measuring Subjective Probability Distributions” Revise and resubmit.

Dillon, Brian (2016).“Private Information and Dynamic Risk” 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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