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Publications of the Research Group Development and Cooperative Economics

  • Kareem (2018): The determinants of large-scale land investments in Africa, Land Use Policy, Volume 75, June 2018, 180-190, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.03.039.
  • Mantel, de Vries & Kirk (2017) “Improving Local Government Services in Jamaica” GIM International , 29-31.
  • Väth, Gobien & Kirk (2017) “Life satisfaction, contract farming and property rights: Evidence from Ghana”, Land Use Policy (in print)
  • Vorlaufer, Falk, Dufhues, Kirk (2017) “Payments for ecosystem services and agricultural intensification: Evidence from a choice experiment on deforestation in Zambia”, Ecological Economics, 141, 95-105.
  • Kirk (2017) “Support to Land Reform in Namibia. Knowledge Management Report”, GIZ Publication (with contributions of A. Lange & J. Middleton), Windhoek.
  • Falk, Kirk, Lohmann, Kruger, Hüttich & Kamukenjandje (2016) “The profits of excludability and transferability in redistributive land reform in central Namibia”, Development Southern Africa.
  • Remi, Kirk & Sunday (2015) “Women Access to Land: The Compatibility of Property Rights on the Farming Activities of Women in Rice Producing Areas of Osun State, Nigeria”, International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, 2:10, 34-42.
  • Gobien (2015) “Land Matters. An Impact Evaluation in Developing Countries” (Dissertation).
  • Nolte & Väth (2015) “Interplay of land governance and large-scale agricultural investment: evidence from Ghana and Kenya”, The Journal of Modern African Studies, Cambridge, 53:1, 69-92.
  • Kirk, Antonio, Mabikke & Espinoza (2014) “Land Tenure Security in Selected Countries:  Synthesis report”, UN-Habitat, Nairobi.
  • Väth & Kirk (2014) “Do property rights and contract farming matter for rural development? Evidence from a large-scale investment in Ghana”, Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics, No. 16-2014.
  • Prediger, Vollan & Hermann (2014) “Resource Scarcity and Antisocial Behavior”, Journal of Public Economics, 119, 1-9.
  • Väth (2014) “Processes and Impacts of Investment in Land” Dissertation.
  • Vollan, Prediger & Frölich (2013) „Co-managing common pool resources: Do formal rules have to be adapted to traditional ecological norms?”, Ecological Economics, 95, 51-62.
  • Väth (2013) “Gaining neighbours or big losers what happened when large-scale, land-based investment in the Ghanaian oil palm sector met the local population on the ground?”, LDPI working paper, No. 24.
  • Kirk (2012) „Gemeinsam mehr bewegen – der genossenschaftliche Gedanke“, in: Beuthien, V. (Hg.), Erneuerbare Energien und Genossenschaften – Chancen und Potentiale für regenerative und bürgernahe Energieversorgung, Marburg, S.43-58. [Getting more things in motion – the cooperative way of thinking, in: Beuthien, V. (ed.), Renewable energies and cooperatives, chances and potentials for regenerative energy supply close to users]
  • Weingart & Kirk (2012) “Escaping Poverty Traps? Collective Action and Property Rights in Post-War Rural Cambodia: Mwangi”, E. et al. (eds.), Collective Action & Property Rights for Poverty Reduction, Pennsylvania, Penn State Univ. Press, 25-48.
  • Di Gregorio, Hagedorn, Kirk, Korf, McCarthy, Meinzen-Dick & Swallow (2012) Property Rights and Collective Action for Poverty Reduction: A Framework for Analysis, in: Mwangi, E. et al. (eds.), Collective Action & Property Rights for Poverty Reduction, Pennsylvania, Penn State Univ. Press, 328-356.
  • Falk, Vollan & Kirk (2012) “Material, social, and moral institutional consequences in natural resource management in southern Namibia”, International Journal of the Commons, 6:2, 271-301.
  • Falk, Vollan & Kirk (2012) “Institutional and experimental analysis of enforcement problems in natural resource management – a case study from southern Namibia”, International Journal of the Commons, 6:2, 271-301.
  • Falk, Bock & Kirk (2011) “Reform of rural water supply”, in: Ruppel, O. & Ruppel-Schlichting, K. (eds.), Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia, Essen.
  • Falk & Kirk (2011) “ Enforcement of Statutory and Customary Forest Management Regulations in the Kavango Region of Namibia”, in: Ruppel, O. & G. Winkler (eds): Justice from
    within: Legal pluralism in Africa and Beyond, Hamburg, 323-354.
  • Prediger, Vollan & Frölich (2011) “The impact of culture and ecology on cooperation in a common-pool resource experiment”, Ecological Economics, 70:9, 1599-1608.
  • Werthmann, Weingart & Kirk (2010) “Common Pool Resources - A Challenge for Local Governance, Experimental Research in Eight Villages in the Mekong Delta of Cambodia and Vietnam”, CAPRi Working Paper 98, (CAPRi/IFPRI), Washington, D.C.
  • Kirk & Nguyen Do Anh Tuan (2010) “Land Tenure Policy Reforms: Decollectivization and the Doi Moi System in Vietnam”, in: Spielman, D. & R. Pandya Lorch (eds), Proven Successes in Agricultural Development; (IFPRI Publication), Washington, 521-544.
  • Falk, Kruger, Lohmann, Kakukuenjandje, Zimmermann, Kirk, Kambuli, Koop, Heil, Lebershausen, Neu & Frank (2010) “Economic and ecological indicators of land reform projects in eastern Namibia”, in: Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U. & T. Hoffman (eds), Biodiversity in southern Africa, Vol. II, Göttingen & Windhoek, 200-206.
  • Pröpper, Gröngröft, Kirk et al. (2010) “Causes and perspectives of land-cover change through expanding cultivation in Kavango”, in: Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U. & T. Hoffman (eds), Bio-diversity in southern Africa, Vol. III, Göttingen & Windhoek, 2-31.
  • Domptail, Dreber, Falk, Gribreel, Kirk, Limpricht, Naumann, Prediger, Vollan & Wesuls (2010) “An ecological-economic analysis of the pastoral systems of the Nama Karoo in Southern Namibia”, in: Jürgens, N., Schmiedel, U. & T. Hoffman (eds), Biodiversityin southern Africa, Vol. III, Göttingen & Windhoek, 76-107.
  • Vollan , Prediger & Frölich (2010) “The influence of collective property rights on grazing management in a semi-arid region”, African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 6:1, 372-401. (Special issue of the AERC Conference on Agriculture for Development in Sub Saharan Africa.)
  • Kirk (2009) „Stellungnahme: Welternährung sichern – Globale Herausforderung für die Entwicklungs-und Agrarpolitik“, (Fachgespräch der CDU/CSU-Fraktion des Deutschen Bundestages, 20. April 2009) Berlin, Marburg.
  • Kirk (2009) „Renaissance von (genossenschaftlicher) Kooperation im ländlichen
    Raum in Entwicklungsländern? Antworten der Experimentellen Ökonomik unter Struktur und Klimawandel”, [Renaissance of cooperation and cooperatives in rural areas of DCs? Answers of experimental economics in context of structural and climate change] in: Schöpflin, M. et al. (Hg.), Von der Sache zum Recht, München.
  • Falk, Bock & Kirk (2009) “Polycentrism and poverty: Experiences of rural water supply reform in Namibia”. Water Alternatives, 2:1,115-137.
  • Kirk & Nguyen Do Anh Tuan (2009) “Land-Tenure Policy Reforms, Decollectivization and the Doi Moi System in Vietnam”, IFPRI Discussion Paper 00927, Washington. D.C.
  • Kirk (2008) “Resettlement farmers, other land reform beneficiaries and organizations for economic
    co-operation, in particular, cooperatives”, GTZ Report, Windhoek, Marburg.
  • Di Gregorio, Hagedorn, Kirk, Korf, McCarthy, Meinzen-Dick & Swallow (2008) “Property Rights, Collective Action, and Poverty. The Role of Institutions for Poverty Reduction”, CAPRi Working Paper No. 81, Washington D.C.
  • Homann, Rischkowsky, Steinbach, Kirk & Mathias (2008) “Towards Endogenous Livestock Development: Borana Pastoralists’ Responses to Environmental and Institutional Changes”, Human Ecology, 36:4, 503-520.
  • Vollan (2008) “Socio-ecological explanations for crowding-out effects from economic field experiments in southern Africa”, Ecological Economics, 67:4, 560-573.
  • Kirk (2005) „Ländliche Entwicklung in der bilateralen Zusammenarbeit“, (Stellungnahme zur öffentlichen Anhörung des Ausschusses für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
    (AWZ) des Deutschen Bundestages, 20. April 2005), Berlin, Marburg.
  • Graefen & Kirk (2005) “Access to Land: A Human Right?”, Agriculture and Rural Development, 12, 17-19.
  • Di Gregorio, Hagedorn, Kirk, Korf, McCarthy, Meinzen-Dick & Swallow (2005) “The role of property rights and collective action for poverty reduction”, (paper presented at the UN-Wider University, Helsinki).
  • Vollan, Bock & Kirk (2005) “Efficiency or Fairness? Strategies, Conflicts, and Dynamics in the Commons as Reaction Towards Increasing Pressure from Globalization” (paper
    presented at Deutscher Tropentag 2005, Hohenheim).
  • Kirk (2004) “State Land Economics”, (Policy Discussion Paper for the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Government. of Cambodia), Phnom Penh, Marburg.
  • Kirk (2004) “Stakeholder report: What do we need and why do we need it?“ in: Beck, E. et al. (eds.), Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity – A challenge for society, Bonn, pp. 13-15.
  • Kirk (2004) „Wandel der Agrarverfassung in Entwicklungsländern. Ungelöste Probleme und neue Lösungsansätze“, in: Manig, W. (Hg.), Lehre und Forschung in der Sozialökonomie der Ruralen
    Entwicklung, Göttingen,S. 83-117.
  • Hörsch, Schulz, Vogel, Hanatschek, Petersen, Gröngroft, Görke, Kirk et al. (2004) “Remote sensing and GIS based monitoring for modelling of biodiversity change”, in: Beck, E. et al. (eds.), pp. 130-133.
  • Bock, Buss, Falk, Isaacs, Kirk, Knight, Nuppenau, Schneiderat & Werner (2004) “The human dimension in biodiversity change: Integrating natural science into socio-economic research”, in: Beck, E. et al. (eds.), pp. 133-136.
  • Kirk (2003) „Verbände und der Aufbau genossenschaftlicher Strukturen in Schwellenländern“, in: Weinkauf, W. (Hg.) Freiheit und Verantwortung, Wiesbaden.
  • Deininger & Kirk (2003) “Land policy, poverty alleviation and sustainable rural development” Agriculture and Rural Development, 10:2, 44-47.
  • McCarthy, Kamara & Kirk (2003) “The effect of environmental variability on livestock and land-use management: The Borana Plateau, Southern Ethiopia” Journal of African Economics, 53, pp. 322ff.
  • Kamara, Swallow & Kirk (2003) “Role of policies and development interventions in pastoral resource management: The Borana rangelands in southern Ethiopia”, Socioeconomics and Policy Search Working paper 53, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Knerr, Kirk & Buchenrieder (2002) “The Role of Resource Tenure, Finance and Social Security in Rural Development”, Weikersheim.
  • Ngaido & Kirk (2001) “Collective Action, Property Rights and Devolution of Rangeland management: selected Examples from Africa and Asia”, in: Meinzen-Dick, R. et. al. (eds), Collective Action, Property Rights and Devolution of Natural Resource Management, (DSE/IFPRI), Feldafing, pp. 147-182.