Professional Publications

Professional publications by SOW-VU's staff since 2007. Older publications only upon request.

If an abstract or a pdf is not included, it is only available upon request from the SOW-VU Postmaster.

Publications from 1999-2006 can be found here.

 

2014      2013      2012      2011      2010      2009      2008      2007     

2014

  1. Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van, V. Venus, M.A. Keyzer, B. Wesselman, and D. Asare Kye, 'Development of a horticulture production chain in Western Africa: a case study of tomatoes in Burkina Faso and Ghana'. WP 14-01, 26 pp. Full text
  2. Witt, R., C.F.A. van Wesenbeeck and M.A. Keyzer, 'Does contract enforcement rule the market? A study of trust and economic organization in West Africa'. WP 14-02, 28 pp.
  3. Keyzer, M.A., and B. Rabta, 'Reducing asymptotic bias by estimation across clusters of averaged observations'. WP 14-03, 44 pp.
  4. Rabta, B., G.J.M. van den Boom and V. Molini, 'Household poverty dynamics in Mozambique: Evidence from a Markov-chain pseudo-pane'. WP 14-04, 28 pp.

2013

  1. Centre for World Food Studies ‘A spatially explicit assessment of specific vulnerabilities of the food system due to climate change and characterization of vulnerable groups’. Technical report for Climafrica Project, February, 176 pp.
  2. Centre for World Food Studies ‘A spatially explicit assessment of specific vulnerabilities of the food system due to climate change and characterization of vulnerable groups’. Executive summary of technical report for Climafrica Project, February, 10 pp.
  3. Halsema, A.N. and M.A. Keyzer ‘Stockholding, price volatility, and food security: A review of proposals’. Study commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands.
  4. Halsema, A.N. and M.A. Keyzer ‘Biofuel mandates of the EU to be preserved by legislative deadlock? The European Parliament’s Amendment in an international perspective’. SOW-VU brief, September 12.
  5. Keyzer, M.A., contribution to Mathematical Reviews: ‘Robustness, fidelity and prediction looseness of models’ by Ben-Haim, Y, and F.M. Hemez (2012) Proceedings of the Royal Society A 68: 227-244. January 2013.
  6. Keyzer, M.A., contribution to Mathematical Reviews: ‘Equilibrium existence under generalized convexity’ by M. Patrice (2012) An. St. Univ. Ovidius Constanta 20(3): 95-110. October 2013.
  7. Keyzer, M.A., H. Qiu, W.C.M. van Veen, R.L. Voortman ‘Can China’s overuse of fertilizer be reduced without threatening food security and farm incomes? Policy simulations until 2030 with emphasis on regional differences’. Paper for the International Conference on Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Rural China – Governing markets?, China, Nanjing, August 26-28.
  8. Qiu, H., W.C.M. van Veen, J. Huang, M.A. Keyzer, S. Rozelle ‘Matching China’s Agricultural supply and demand data’. Paper for session of the Chinese Economic Society at the Allied Social Science Associations Conference (ASSA-CES). Organized by the American Economic Association (AEA). January 3rd, 2014.
  9. Sonneveld B.G.J.S. and M.D. Merbis ‘Verifying global land degradation assessments with expert judgments’. Study commissioned by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Centre for World Food Studies, Amsterdam.
  10. Voortman, R.L., ‘Why the Green Revolution failed in sub-Saharan Africa’. Rural 21, No. 3 (47): 32-33.
  11. Voortman, R.L., ‘Tiger bush; on the land resource ecology of patterned vegetation’ Letter to the editor of Bionieuws, bi-weekly journal of the Netherlands Institute for Biology (NIBI), Bionieuws 23(14), 10 September.

2012

  1. Boom, van den B., A.N. Halsema, V. Molini and S. Dade, ‘Upward and downward bias of the poverty line – implications for poverty assessment and evidence for Mozambique’. WP 12-02, 40 pp. Full text
  2. Keyzer, M.A., H. Qiu and W.C.M. van Veen ‘Greening Chinese agriculture: with special reference to fertilizer practices’. Paper presented at ‘International Conference: The EU and China – Partners for a Green World’. Organized by the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations of the College of Europe, together with Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation and the Committee of the Regions. Brussels, April 19-20.
  3. Keyzer, M.A., ‘Panel 4: Green Agriculture’ abstract in The  EU China Observer Issue 2, 2012. Report of the International Conference ‘The EU and China – Partners for a Green World’ InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations. Brussels, April 19-20.
  4. Keyzer, M.A., contribution to the JRC Science and Policy Report ‘NPK: Will there be enough plant nutrients to feed a world of 9 billion in 2050?’ ed. J.P Malingreau, H. Eva, A. Maggio. Final report of the NPK workshop, Brussels, June 2012.
  5. Keyzer, M.A., and W.C.M. van Veen, ‘The Chinagro model: a spatially detailed general equilibrium welfare model of China’s agricultural economy’. WP 12-01, 44 pp. Full text
  6. Merbis, M.D. and C.F.A. van Wesenbeeck ‘Africa in Maps: Data repository of the food economy of Sub-Saharan Africa’. Available on CD-Rom. Amsterdam: Centre for World Food Studies.
  7. Voortman, R.L., ‘Micronutrients in agriculture and the world food system - future scarcity and implications’. In ‘Scarcity of micronutrients in soil, food and mineral resources - background reports’ (Schaarste van micronutriënten in bodem, voedsel en minerale voorraden - achtergrondrapporten) background report of the Platform Agriculture, Innovation and Society (LIS). June 30.

2011

  1. Banse, M., M.A. Keyzer, M. Kuiper and W.C.M. van Veen ‘Generating world price functions for the Chinagro model: the use of GTAP’. CATSEI project paper. May 2011. Full text
  2. Halsema, A.N.,  ‘Volatility of Food Markets: mitigation or anticipation’(Volatiliteit van voedselmarkten: tegengaan of meegaan?). Vuurwerk Digital Edition, June 2011.
  3. Keyzer, M.A. and W.C.M. van Veen (on behalf of CATSEI-team), Executive Project Summary of CATSEI project ‘Chinese Agricultural transition: Trade, Social and Environmental Impacts’. February 2011. Full text
  4. Keyzer, M.A. and W.C.M. van Veen, ‘China’s food demand, supply and trade in 2030: simulations using the Chinagro II model’. Contribution to CATSEI synthesis report. May 2011. Full text

2010

  1. Alfarra A., B.G.J.S. Sonneveld, H. Hoetzl, S.A. El Jabar. ‘The price to pay for treated wastewater: an evaluation of water pricing scenarios in the Jordan Valley’. pp. 263-270. In: Steusloff H. (Ed.) ‘Proceedings of the international conference: Integrated Water Resources Management’, Karlsruhe 24 - 25 November 2010. KIT Scientific publishing, Karlsruhe.
  2. Boom, G.J.M. van den, ‘China tries to reduce water use in agriculture’(Watergebruik in Chinese landbouw terug te dringen). Global News Letter, Monthly newsletter of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) 2: 9. pdf
  3. Keyzer, M.A., contribution to Mathematical Reviews: ‘Learning to Rank in Vector Spaces and Social Networks’ by S. Chakrabarti Internet Mathematics 4 (2-3): 267-298.
  4. Keyzer, M.A., contribution to Mathematical Reviews: ‘Bubbling phenomenon in a discrete economic model for the interaction of demand and supply’ by X. Yang, M. Peng, J. Hu, X. Jiang Chaos, Solutions and fractals 42: 1428-1438.
  5. Keyzer, M.A. and W.C.M. van Veen ‘China’s Food demand, supply and trade in 2030: simulations with Chinagro II model’. Policy Brief for the Final Policy Forum of the CATSEI Project. November 19, Beijing, China. Centre for World Food Studies, Amsterdam. pdf
  6. Kuiper, M., M.D. Merbis and W.C.M. van Veen ‘China and EU Agricultural Trade in International Perspective’ CATSEI Project Report by the Centre for World Food Studies (SOW-VU), Amsterdam and the Agriculture Economics Research Institute (LEI), The Hague.
  7. Merbis, M.D., H. Qiu, and W.C.M. van Veen ‘Prospects of China’s Agricultural Economy in 2030: opportunities and challenges’. Report of the CATSEI Final Policy Forum. Beijing, China, November 19. pdf
  8. Sonneveld, B.G.J.S., ‘How does cattle move in Ethiopia (Hoe loopt het vee in Ethiopië)’. Global News Letter, Monthly newsletter of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) 1: 5-6. pdf
  9. Sonneveld B.G.J.S., M.A. Keyzer, P. Zikhali and M.D. Merbis ‘National Land Degradation Assessment Senegal and Review of global socio-economic parameters in the LADA data base’. Land Degradation Assessment (LADA) project. SOW-VU, Amsterdam. Report for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome.
  10. Veen, W.C.M. van, ‘China’s biofuel policy: no panacea for farm incomes (China’s biobrandstoffenbeleid : geen vetpot voor de boeren)’. Global News Letter, Monthly newsletter of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) 2: 7-8. pdf
  11. Voortman, R.L. ‘Towards a Green Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (Op naar een Groene Revolutie in Sub-Sahara Afrika)’ Global News Letter, Monthly newsletter of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) 9: 6-8. pdf
  12. Keyzer, M.A., S. Pande ‘Classification by crossing and polling for integrated processing of maps and surveys; An addendum to GRCP-software’ WP10-01, 70 pp.

2009

  1. Alfarra, A., E. Kemp-Benedict, H. Hötzl, N. Sader and B.G.J.S. Sonneveld ‘A framework for wastewater reuse in Jordan: from present status to future potential as indicated by the Wastewater Reuse Index (WRI)’. Proceedings of the European Water resources Association (EWRA), 7th International Conference June, 25 – 27. Cyprus.
  2. Alfarra, E. Kemp-Benedict, H. Hötzl, N. Sader and B.G.J.S. Sonneveld ‘Simulation of water supply and demand in the Jordan Valley Region’. Proceedings of the European Water resources Association (EWRA), 7th International Conference June, 25 - 27. Cyprus.
  3. Huang, J., H. Qiu, J. Yang, M.A. Keyzer, W.C.M. van Veen, S. Rozelle, G. Fischer and T. Ermolieva ‘Biofuel use and agricultural intensification in China’. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 24-25. pdf
  4. Huang, J., H. Qiu, J. Yang, M.A. Keyzer, W.C.M. van Veen, S. Rozelle, G. Fischer and T. Ermolieva ‘Biofuel development, regional agricultural intensification and land use changes in China’. Paper presented at the 27th International Conference of Agricultural Economists. Beijing, August 16-22. pdf
  5. Kassie, M. and P. Zikhali ‘The contribution of sustainable agriculture and land management to sustainable development’. Paper presented at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on ‘Sustainable land management and agricultural practices in Africa: Bridging the gap between research and farmers’. Gothenburg, Sweden, April 16 - 17. pdf
  6. Keyzer, M.A., contribution to mathematical reviews: ‘Topological vector spaces admissible in economic equilibrium theory’ by Hans Keiding Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 351: 675-681. pdf
  7. Keyzer, M.A., ‘Wereldvoedselvoorziening: kwantiteit versus kwaliteit, goederen versus waarden’. In: Henk Massink and Huib Silvis (eds) Rond de Scheidslijn tussen landbouweconomie en landbouwpolitiek, Liber Amicorum Gerrit Meester pp. 43-64. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers. pdf
  8. Keyzer, M.A., W.C.M. van Veen, R. L.Voortman, J. Huang, H. Qiu, G. Fischer and T. Ermolieva ‘Nutrient shortages and agricultural recycling options worldwide, with special reference to China’. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 24-25. pdf
  9. Sonneveld, B.G.J.S., ‘Waterbeheer in het Jordaan Bekken’. Vuurwerk 10:11-15. pdf
  10. Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van, contribution to: World Hunger Series 2009: Hunger and Markets, WFP and Earthscan, London, p.20.
  11. Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van, ‘China en de nieuwe wereld’. Fiducie 11-2009, Financial quarterly journal of the Financial Student Association Amsterdam FSA.
  12. Boom, G.J.M. van den, V. Molini ‘Poverty as a catastrophic risk: options for mutual and index-based arrangements in village Africa’. WP 09-03, 39 pp.
  13. Keyzer, M.A. and S. Pande ‘Instrumentalization using quantiles in semiparametric support vector regression’. WP 09-04, 61 pp.
  14. Wesenbeeck, C.F.A. van, M.A. Keyzer and M. Nubé ‘Estimation of undernutrition, and mean calorie intake in Africa for 2005: methodology, findings and implications’. WP 09-01, 38 pp. pdf

2008

  1. Moorman, L., M.D. Merbis and W.C.M. van Veen, Report on the CATSEI Mid-term Policy Conference ‘International workshop on F3 (Food-Feed-Fuel) competition: perspectives from China and the European Union’, Brussels, 15 December.
  2. Sun, L., W.C.M. van Veen, X. Zhang, J. Huang, H. Qiu, ‘China’s Economic Growth outside the Farm Sector: Plausible Trends towards 2030’, CATSEI Project Paper.
  3. Keyzer, M.A., M.D. Merbis, R.L. Voortman, ‘The biofuel controversy’, Working Paper 08-01. Amsterdam, SOW-VU, 23 pp. pdf
  4. Molini V., R. Rabellotti ‘Microfinance and Development: two Latin American case studies” jointly written with Roberta Rabellotti’. SEMEQ Working Paper n. 06/2008.

2007

  1. Aramyan, L., L. Chen, B. Liu, M.A. Keyzer, M.D. Merbis and W.C.M. van Veen, report on the workshop ‘Challenges and prospects for China-EU agricultural trade’, Brussels, 14 November. Online
  2. Boom, G.J.M. van den, S. Pande, ‘Usur manual for the SAS-facility to plot maps’, Working Paper 07-03. Amsterdam, SOW-VU, 38 pp. Abstract and pdf.
  3. Fischer, G., J. Huang, M.A. Keyzer, H. Qiu, L. Sun and W.C.M. van Veen, ‘China’s agricultural prospects and challenges: report on scenario simulations until 2030 with the Chinagro welfare model covering national, regional and county level.’ SOW-VU, Amsterdam. December 2007.
  4. Huang, J., H. Qiu, M.A. Keyzer, E. Meng and W.C.M. van Veen, ‘Potential impacts of bioethanol development in China with specific focus on China’s Pearl River Basin’. This paper will be published in a CIMMYT book. (CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center).
  5. Huang, J., H. Qiu, M.A. Keyzer, E. Meng and W.C.M. van Veen, ‘Biofuel Development and Regional Agricultural Production in China’. Submitted to Chinese Social Science (in Chinese).
  6. Keyzer, M.A., B.G.J.S. Sonneveld and S. Pande, ‘The impact of climate change on crop production and health in West Africa: an assessment for the Oueme River Basin in Benin.’ Final report for the Rivertwin project, Sixth Framework Program of the European Commission.
  7. Keyzer, M.A., and C.F.A. van Wesenbeeck, ‘The Millenium Development Goals: how realistic are they?’, 2020 Focus Brief on the World’s Poor and Hungry People. Washington, DC: IFPRI. Online
  8. Keyzer, M.A., V. Molini, G.J.M. van den Boom, ‘Risk minimizing index functions for price-weather insurance, with application to rural Ghana’, Working Paper 07-02. Amsterdam: SOW-VU, 31 pp. Abstract and pdf.
  9. Keyzer, M.A., S. Pande, ‘Classification by crossing and polling for integrated processing of maps and surveys. An addendum to GRCP-software’, Working Paper 07-04. Amsterdam, SOW-VU, pp. Abstract and pdf.
  10. Molini, V. and M. Nubé,  ‘Is the nutritional status of males and females equally affected by economic growth? Evidences from Vietnam in the 90’s’, UNU WIDER Research Paper 2007/54. Online
  11. Molini, V., M.A. Keyzer, G.J.M. van den Boom, W. Zant, N. Nsowah-Nuamah,  ‘Social safety nets and index-based crop insurance: historical assessment and semi-parametric estimation for Northern Ghana’, paper written for the World Bank project ‘Can Weather and Price Insurance Reduce Rural Poverty in Africa?’.
  12. Molini, V., M.A. Keyzer, G.J.M. van den Boom, W. Zant and N. Nsowah-Nuamah, ‘Social safety nets and index-based crop Insurance: historical assessment and semi-parametric estimation for Northern Ghana’, Working Paper 07-05. Amsterdam, SOW-VU, 33 pp. Abstract and pdf.
  13. Nubé, M., ‘The Asina Enigma: Predispositon for low adult body mass index among people from South Asian descent’, Working Paper 07-01. Amsterdam: SOW-VU, 24 pp. Abstract and pdf.
  14. Von Braun, J. and M.A. Keyzer, “Global Action for Food Security”, IFPRI brief, Washigton, DC: IFPRI. Online

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