My current research focuses on understanding the impact of climate change and appraising development projects with specific focus on climate change adaptation investments. While billions of dollars are spent annually on climate change adaptation, evidence is still sparse on strategies that can improve outcomes of households and communities while reducing mal-adaptation. The past three years I have been working with different United Nations organizations to help shape some of these investments. I am in a unique position to be involved in the design of international development programs (especially climate change adaptation) to help put in place impact evaluation framework as needed. The research focuses on understanding adaptation strategies that will improve resilience of households and communities given high uncertainty. I am also working with 11 countries (Colombia, Gambia, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Viet Nam and Zambia) to design impact evaluation framework for some of their projects and train government technical officers on how to apply impact evaluation techniques.
Peer Reviewed Articles
Sacolo. T and B.O Abidoye (2017), “Are long-held beliefs and taboos on recycled water
reducing in Southern Africa?’. Water Policy”, Water Policy (Forthcoming)
Abidoye, B. O., Kurukulasuriya, P., & Mendelsohn, R. (2017). South-East Asian farmer
perceptions of climate change. Climate Change Economics, 8(03), 1740006.
Abidoye, B. O., Kurukulasuriya, P., & Mendelsohn, R. (2017). Structural ricardian analysis
of South-East Asian agriculture. Climate Change Economics, 8(03), 1740005.
Reed, B., Mendelsohn, R., & Abidoye, B. O. (2017). The economics of crop adaptation to
climate change in South-East Asia. Climate Change Economics, 8(03), 1740002.
Abidoye, B. O., Mendelsohn, R., Ahmed, S., Amanullah, S., Chasidpon, C., Baker, L., … &
Mungatana, E. (2017). South-East Asian Ricardian Studies: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
and Vietnam. Climate Change Economics, 8(03), 1740004.
Wisdom Akpalu, Babatunde Abidoye, Edwin Muchapondwa & Witness Simbanegavi (2017),
“Public disclosure for carbon abatement: African decision-makers in a PROPER public
good experiment”, Climate and Development 9:6.
Adebola, S.O, Abidoye, B.O, Ologe, F.E, Adebola, O.E and B.A. Oyejola. (2016) HealthRelated
quality of life and its contributory factors in allergic rhinitis patients in Nigeria.
Auris Nasus Larynx 2016 Apr 20;43(2):171-5. Epub 2015 Aug 20
Abidoye, B. O., & Odusola, A. F. (2015). Climate change and economic growth in Africa:
an econometric analysis. Journal of African Economies, 24(2), 277-301.
Abidoye, B. O., Orazem, P. F., & Vodopivec, M. (2014). Mandatory costs by firm size thresholds:
firm location, growth and death in Sri Lanka. IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 3(1), 36.
Abidoye, B. O., & Labuschagne, M. (2014). The transmission of world maize price to South
African maize market: a threshold cointegration approach. Agricultural Economics, 45(4), 501-512.
Abidoye, B. O., & Mabaya, E. (2014). Adoption of genetically modified crops in South
Africa: Effects on wholesale maize prices. Agrekon, 53(1), 104-123.
Fowowe, B., & Abidoye, B. (2012). The effect Of financial development on poverty and
inequality in African countries. Manchester School, 2013, vol. 81, issue 4, pages 562-585
Abidoye, B. O., Herriges, J. A., & Tobias, J. L. (2012). Controlling for observed and unobserved
site characteristics in RUM models of recreation demand. American Journal of
Agricultural Economics, 94(5), 1070-1093.
Abidoye, B. O., & Herriges, J. A. (2012). Model uncertainty in characterizing recreation
demand. Environmental and Resource Economics, 1-27.
Abidoye, B. O., Bulut, H., Lawrence, J., Mennecke, B., & Townsend, A. M. (2011). US
consumers’ valuation of quality attributes in beef products. Journal of Agricultural and
Applied Economics, 43(1), 1.
1. “Adoption and crop productivity impacts of sustainable agricultural and land management
practices in Zambia” with (A. Banda). – Revise and Resubmit – Journal of Agricultural
2. “An investigation into food-away-from-home consumption in South Africa”. With (M.
Blick and J.F Kirsten). Revise and Resubmit, Development Southern Africa
3. “Income shocks and conflict: Evidence from Nigeria” (with M. Cali). Revise and Resubmit
– Journal of Development Economics.
• Also published as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7213
4. ”Ecosystem based adaptation game” with S. Dissanayake, & S. Jacobson.
5. Potential of drip irrigation technology as an adaptation strategy in the Limpopo River
Basin: an assessment of smallholder farmers’ willingness to pay. With Sacolo. T. Submitted
6. “Non-tariff measures and regional trade: new evidence from Southern African Development
Community.” With M. Kalaba and J.F. Kirsten
7. “Income and child labour: evidence from agricultural households in Ethiopia” with A.
8. “Estimating the impact of climate change on household welfare in Swaziland” with Y.S
Mashaba and A. Sam.
9. “Rice prices in Indonesia” with M. Calì.
10. “Estimating the cost of electricity outage in Nigeria using elicited probability model”.
• Report submitted to Centre for Environmental Economics & Policy in Africa- CEEPA.
11. “Trade, poverty and peace in Mauritania” with (Massimiliano Calì). 2015. Submitted as
a chapter for the diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) for Mauritania.
12. “Trade and poverty in Myanmar” with (Massimiliano Calì, and Monica Wihardja). 2015.
• Submitted as a chapter for the diagnostic trade integration study (DTIS) for Myanmar
13. “Neither perfect nor equal: Evidence on the dynamics of price transmission from Nigeria”
with (Massimiliano Calì and Gonzalo Varela).
• Report submitted as part of the World Bank Africa project on Poverty and Trade in Nigeria.
14. “What drives conflict in Haiti? An empirical analysis in the 2000s” (with M. Cali and
15. Haiti: towards a new narrative systematic country diagnostic. May 2015. World Bank
16. “Assessing the general equilibrium effect of social grants in South Africa: An analytical
framework” (with Chitiga M., Fofana I., Mabugu R., Mbanda., V & Ngandu., S). Under
• A Report Prepared for the Financial and Fiscal Commission by The Human Sciences
GWP & CEEPA (2016) Understanding the demand for and efficient use of water in the
Limpopo River Basin. USAID Southern Africa “Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin”
(RESILIM) Program. Global Water Partnership, South Africa.
“Forest ecosystems in the transition to a green economy and the role of REDD+ in the
United Republic of Tanzania” (2015) Report submitted to the United Nations Environment
“Macroeconomic effects of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra
Leone” (2015) Technical Report submitted to the United Nations Development Programme.
“Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) Baseline: Agricultural Outlook”. South
“Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Report. Niger State.” 2012
“Firing Cost and Firm Size: A Study of Sri Lanka’s Severance Pay System” (with Peter
Orazem and Milan Vodopivec). Social Protection Discussion Paper Series, 2009, No. 0916.
Social Protection Unit: Labor Market: World Bank.