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What does variation in survey design reveal about the nature of measurement errors in household consumption ? (English)

This paper uses data from eight different consumption questionnaires randomly assigned to 4,000 households in Tanzania to obtain evidence on the nature of measurement errors in estimates of household consumption. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6372 FEB 01, 2013

Gibson, John; Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Friedman, Jed Disclosed

The impact of financial literacy training for migrants (English)

Remittances are a major source of external finance for many developing countries but the cost of sending remittances remains high for many migration corridors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6073 MAY 01, 2012

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Zia, Bilal Disclosed

Using global positioning systems in household surveys for better economics and better policy (English)

Distance and location are the important determinants of many choices that economists study. Economists often rely on information about these variables that is self-reported by respondents in surveys, although information can sometimes be obtained from secondary sources. ... See More +

Journal Article 76776 SEP 22, 2007

Gibson, John; McKenzie, David Disclosed

Prices and unit values in poverty measurement and tax reform analysis (English)

Researchers often use unit values (household expenditures on a commodity divided by the quantity purchased) as proxies for market prices when calculating poverty lines and estimating consumer demand equations. ... See More +

Journal Article 77485 JAN 01, 2005

Gibson, John; Rozelle, Scott Disclosed