Publications and Presentations


Choudhury, S., D. Headey and W.A. Masters, (2019). “First foods: Diet quality among infants aged 6–23 months in 42 countries.” Food Policy, 88 (101762).

Darrouzet-Nardi, A.F. and Masters, W.A. "Nutrition Smoothing: Can Proximity to Towns and Cities Protect Rural Children against Seasonal Variation in Agroclimatic Conditions at Birth?" PLOS ONE, 12(1).

Darrouzet-Nardi, A.F. and Masters, W.A. (2015) Urbanization, market development and malnutrition in farm households: evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys, 1986–2011. Food Security, 7(3), 521-533.doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0470-9

Finaret, A.B. and W.A. Masters, 2019. Beyond calories: The new economics of nutrition. Annual Review of Resource Economics,11:237-239.

Masters, W.A., Y. Bai, A. Herforth, D. Sarpong, F. Mishili, J. Kinabo, and J.C. Coates (2018), “Measuring the Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Price Indexes for Diet Diversity and the Cost of Nutrient Adequacy.” 100(5):1285-1301 American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Masters, W.A., 2016. The Economic Causes of Malnutrition. Chapter 2.2 in K. Kraemer et al., eds. Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century (pp. 92-104). Karger Publishers.

Masters, W.A., Colaiezzi, B., Dennison, K., Hill, J., Jordan-Bell, E., Kablan, A., Thurber, M., Weatherspoon, L.J. and Oehmke, J., 2015. Agricultural policy for improved nutrition in Africa and Asia: evidence to guide the US Government’s investments in food security.Food Security, 7(3), pp.747-750.doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0444-y

Masters, W.A., A. Hall, E. Martinez, P. Shi, G. Singh, P. Webb & D. Mozaffarian, “The nutrition transition and agricultural transformation: A Preston Curve approach.” Agricultural Economics 47: 97–114.doi:10.1111/agec.12303

Moss, C.B, S. Mbaye, and J.F. Oehmke “Information Measures of Wages and Employment: Application to Senegal”. Applied Mathematics 7 (3): 177-182. doi: 10.4236/am.2016.73017

Moss, C.B. , J.F. Oehmke, and A. Lyambabaje (2016), Food Security, Subsistence Agriculture, and Working’s Model, in Andrew Schmitz , P. Lynn Kennedy , Troy G. Schmitz (ed.) "Food Security in a Food Abundant World (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 16). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.19 - 32. doi:10.1108/S1574-871520150000016013

Moss, C.B., J.F. Oehmke, A. Lyambabaje and A. Schmitz, (2016) “Distribution of Budget Shares for Food: An Application of Quantile Regression to Food Security”Econometrics, 4(2):22.doi:10.3390/econometrics4020022

Moss, C, S. Mbaye, A. Naseem, and J. Oehmke (2018) “Did the Plan Senegal Emergent Effect Cropping Decisions in the Senegal River Basin?” Economies 6(3):42 doi:10.3390/economies6030042

Moss, C.B, A. Lyambabaje & J.F. Oehmke"An economic evaluation of SPREAD on Rwanda’s rural population", Applied Economics, 49:36, 3634-3644.

Mulmi, P., Masters, W.A. et al. (2017). "Household food production is positively associated with dietary diversity and intake of nutrient-dense foods for older preschool children in poorer families: Results from a nationally-representative survey in Nepal.". PLOS ONE, 12(11),

Mulmi, P., Block, S.A., Shively, G.E. and Masters, W.A., 2016. “Climatic conditions and child height: Sex-specific vulnerability and the protective effects of sanitation and food markets in Nepal.” Economics & Human Biology, 23: 63-75.doi:

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem and C. E. Pray“The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Maize in Kenya” AgBioforum 19(2): 198-214.

Naseem, A., Pray, C. E., & Oehmke, J. F. (2015). Technical convening on smallholder agricultural transformation, Arlington, VA, USA, May 7–8, 2015.Food Security, 7(6), 1337-1340.doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0516-z

Schneider, K. and W.A. Masters, 2019. Orange Fanta versus orange fruit: A novel measure of nutrition knowledge in Malawi. Maternal & Child Nutr., 15(1): e12656.

Special Issue of Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, vol 9: no 1 (2019)

Moss, C.B., "Impact analysis of interventions in Feed the Future countries in Africa",

Nagarajan, L., A. Naseem, and C. Pray, “Contribution of policy change on maize varietal development and yields in Kenya”

Franklin, K. and J. Oehmke “Building African Agribusiness through Trust and Accountability”

Raile, E.D., L.M. Young, A. Sarr, S. Mbaye, A.N.W. Raile, L. Wooldridge, D. Sanogo, L.A. Post “Political will and public will for climate-smart agriculture in Senegal”

Musafili, I., J.C. Ngabitsinze, F. Niyitanga, D. Weatherspoon, “Farmers’ usage preferences for Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park”

Moss, C.B. and A. Schmitz, “Distribution of agricultural productivity gains in selected Feed the Future African countries”

Weatherspoon, D. M. Steele-Adjognon, F. Niyitanga, J.P. Dushimumuremyi, A. Naseem, J. Oehmke,"Food expenditure patterns, preferences, policy, and access of Rwandan households",British Food Journal, Vol. 119 Issue: 6, pp.1202-1215.



Birner, R, A. Naseem, J. Anderson, and C. Pray (2018) Fostering Political Will to Drive Agricultural Transformation in AGRA (ed) Africa Agriculture Status Report: Catalyzing Government Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation (Issue 6). Nairobi, Kenya: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).ISSN: 2313-5387

Byerlee, D., W.A. Masters and D.S. Robinson, “From Land Grab to Land Development: The Past and Potential of Private Investment in Frontier Agriculture.” Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by P. Pingali and G. Feder. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-23182-5

Traxler, G. "Institutional Constraints and Options for Expanding the Biotechnology Revolution in Developing Countries" Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by P. Pingali and G. Feder. Routledge.ISBN-13: 978-1138231825;ISBN-10: 1138231827