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John Pender

Economist
202-694-5568
Email: jpender@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

John Pender is a Senior Economist in the Rural Economy Branch, Resource and Rural Economics Division. John joined ERS in July, 2009. His research focuses on concepts and measurement of farm and rural household wealth and well-being, and impacts of economic development programs and other policies on the U.S. rural economy. Prior to joining ERS he led research on rural development and natural resource management in developing countries at the International Food Policy Research Institute.



Education:

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Development Economics from Stanford University; Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley; B.S. from the California Institute of Technology



Professional Affiliations:

American Agricultural Economics Association, International Association of Agricultural Economists



Selected Publications:

Books

Pender, J., F. Place, and S. Ehui (eds.). 2006. Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the East African Highlands. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Ruben, R., J. Pender, and A. Kuyvenhoven (eds.). 2007. Sustainable Poverty Reduction in Less-Favoured Areas. CAB International. Wallingford, UK.

Journal Articles

Benin, S., M. Ahmed, J. Pender, and S. Ehui. 2005. "Development of land rental markets and agricultural productivity growth: the case of northern Ethiopia". Journal of African Economies. 14(1): 21-54.

Benin, S., S. Ehui, and J. Pender. 2003. "Policies for livestock development in the Ethiopian highlands". Environment, Development and Sustainability. 5(3-4): 491-510.

Benin, S., S. Ehui, and J. Pender. 2004. "Policies affecting changes in ownership of livestock and use of feed resources in the highlands of northern Ethiopia". Journal of African Economies 13(1): 166-194.

Benin, S. and J. Pender. 2006. "Collective action in community management of grazing lands: the case of the highlands of northern Ethiopia". Environment and Development Economics. 11: 127-149.

Benin, S. and J. Pender. 2001. "Impacts of land redistribution on land management and productivity in the Ethiopian highlands". Land Degradation and Development. 12: 555-568.

Benin, S., M. Smale, B. Gebremedhin, J. Pender, and S. Ehui. 2004. "The economic determinants of cereal crop diversity on farms in the Ethiopian Highlands". Agricultural Economics. 31(2 3): 197-208.

Fafchamps, M. and Pender, J., 1997. "Precautionary saving, credit constraints, and irreversible investment: Theory and evidence from semiarid India". Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 15(2): 180-194.

Gebremedhin, B., J. Pender, and S. Ehui. 2003. "Land tenure and land management in the highlands of northern Ethiopia". Ethiopian Journal of Economics. 8(2) 47-63.

Gebremedhin, B., J. Pender, and G. Tesfaye. 2004. "Collective action for grazing land management in crop-livestock mixed systems in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia". Agricultural Systems. 82(3): 273-290.

Gebremedhin, B., J. Pender, and G. Tesfaye. 2003. "Community resource management: The case of woodlots in northern Ethiopia". Environment and Development Economics. 8: 129-148.

Holden, S., S. Benin, B. Shiferaw, and J. Pender. 2003. "Tree planting for poverty reduction in less-favoured areas of the Ethiopian highlands". Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy. 2(1): 63-80.

Holden, S., B. Shiferaw, and J. Pender. 2004. "Non-farm income, household welfare, and sustainable land management in a less-favoured area in the Ethiopian highlands". Food Policy. 29: 369-392.

Holden, S., B. Shiferaw, and J. Pender. 2001. "Market imperfections and land productivity in the Ethiopian highlands". Journal of Agricultural Economics. 52(3)53-70.

Jagger, P. and J. Pender. 2001. "Markets, marketing and production issues for aquaculture in East Africa: The case of Uganda". Naga (ICLARM Quarterly). Vol. 24 (2) : 42-51.

Jagger, P. and J. Pender. 2003. "The role of trees for sustainable management of less-favored lands: The case of eucalyptus in Ethiopia". Forest Policy and Economics. 3(1): 83-95.

Jagger, P., J. Pender and B. Gebremedhin. 2005. "Trading off environmental sustainability for empowerment and income: Woodlot devolution in northern Ethiopia". World Development. 33(9): 1491-1510.

Jansen, H.G.P., J. Pender, A. Damon, W. Wielemaker, and R. Schipper. 2006. "Policies for sustainable development in the hillsides of Honduras: a quantitative livelihoods approach". Agricultural Economics. 34(2): 141-154.

Jansen, H.G.P., A. Rodriguez, A. Damon, J. Pender, J. Chenier and R. Schipper. 2006. "Determinants of income-earning strategies and adoption of conservation practices in hillside communities in Honduras". Agricultural Systems. 88(1): 92-110.

Kassie, M., J. Pender, M. Yesuf, G. Kohlin, R. Bulffstone, and E. Mulugeta. 2008. "Estimating returns to soil conservation adoption in the northern Ethiopian highlands". Agricultural Economics. 38: 213-232.

Kerr, J. and J. Pender. 2005. "Farmers perceptions of soil erosion and its consequences in Indias semi-arid tropics". Land Degradation and Development. 16: 257-271.

Nkonya, E., C.K. Kaizzi, and J. Pender. 2005. "Determinants of nutrient balances in maize farming system in eastern Uganda". Agricultural Systems. 85(2): 155-182.

Nkonya, E., J. Pender, and E. Kato. 2008. "Who knows, who cares? The determinants of enactment, awareness and compliance with community natural resource management regulations in Uganda". Environment and Development Economics. 13: 79-101.

Okumu, B., N. Russell, M.A. Jabbar, D. Colman, M.A. Mohamed Saleem, and J. Pender. 2004. "Economic impacts of technology, population growth and soil erosion at watershed level: the case of the Ginchi watershed in Ethiopia". Journal of Agricultural Economics. 55(3): 503-523.

Pender, J. 2004. "Development pathways for hillsides and highlands: some lessons from Central America and East Africa". Food Policy. 29: 339-367.

Pender, J. 1998. "Population growth, agricultural intensification, induced innovation and natural resource sustainability: an application of neoclassical growth theory". Agricultural Economics. 19, 99-112.

Pender, J. 1996. "Discount rates and credit markets: Theory and evidence from rural India". Journal of Development Economics. 50: 257-296.

Pender, J. 1988. "Country intervention indices: An alternative to PSEs in trade negotiations". Choices.

Pender, J. and M. Fafchamps. 2006. "Land lease markets and agricultural efficiency in Ethiopia". Journal of African Economies. 15(2): 251-284.

Pender, J. and B. Gebremedhin. 2007. "Determinants of agricultural and land management practices and impacts on crop production and household income in the highlands of Tigray, Ethiopia". Journal of African Economies. 17(3): 395-450.

Pender, J., B. Gebremedhin, S. Benin and S. Ehui. 2001. "Strategies for sustainable development in the Ethiopian highlands". American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 83(5): 1231-40.

Pender, J., P. Jagger, E. Nkonya and D. Sserunkuuma. 2004. "Development pathways and land management in Uganda". World Development. 32(5): 767-792.

Pender, J. and J. Kerr. 1999. "The effects of land sales restrictions: Evidence from south India". Agricultural Economics. 21: 279-294.

Pender, J. and Kerr, J., 1998. "Determinants of farmers' indigenous soil and water conservation investments in India's semi-arid tropics". Agricultural Economics. 19: 113-125.

Pender, J., E. Nkonya, P. Jagger, D. Sserunkuuma, and H. Ssali. 2004. "Strategies to increase agricultural productivity and reduce land degradation: evidence from Uganda". Agricultural Economics. 31(2-3): 181-195.

Ruben, R., M.H. Kuiper, and J. Pender. 2006. "Searching development strategies for less-favoured areas". Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 53(3/4): 319-342.

Ruben, R. and J. Pender. 2004. Rural diversity and heterogeneity in less-favoured areas: the quest for policy targeting. Food Policy. 29: 303-320.

Ruben, R., J. Pender, and A. Kuyvenhoven. 2004. Editorial: development strategies for less-favoured areas. Food Policy 29: 295-302.

Research Monographs

Holden, S., B. Shiferaw, and J. Pender. 2005. Policy Analysis for Sustainable Land Management and Food Security: A Bio-Economic Model with Market Imperfections. International Food Policy Research Institute Research Report No. 140. Washington, D.C.

Jansen, H.G.P., J. Pender, A. Damon, and R. Schipper. 2006. Rural Development Policies and Sustainable Land Use in the Hillside Areas of Honduras: A Quantitative Livelihoods Approach. Research Report No. 147, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Nkonya, E., J. Pender, C. Kaizzi, E. Kato, S. Mugarura, H. Ssali, and J. Muwonge. 2008. Linkages Between Land Management, Land Degradation and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Uganda. IFPRI Research Report No. 159. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.

Nkonya, E., J. Pender, P. Jagger, D. Sserunkuuma, C.K. Kaizzi, H. Ssali. 2004. Strategies for Sustainable Land Management and Poverty Reduction in Uganda. Research Report No. 133. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.

 

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