• Attached Labor in Nepal: A Field-Study of Landlord-Labor Relations that are Misrepresented in the Nepal-LSMS data 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Conference object, 2004-01-01)
      In the LSMS data for Nepal most agricultural laborers report daily wages, while econometric analysis on the data indicates that, for many villages, the laborers actually have long-term contracts. We have visited some of ...
    • Economic and social structures that may explain the recent conflicts in the Terai of Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2007-01-01)
      We attempt to explain the present ethnic-based conflict in the Terai of Nepal by deeper social and economic structures. Based on previous research on the village economies of Terai we describe the main socio-economic ...
    • Ethnic and Fiscal Federalism in Nepal 

      Aalen, Lovise; Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2008-07-24)
      Nepal is in the process of making a democratic federal republic. We hope to contribute to the discussions of ethnic and fiscal federalism based on experiences from other countries. Our main conclusions are: The new ...
    • Female empowerment and education of children in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Gurung, Yogendra B. (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:7, Working paper, 2014-07-01)
      A family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate whether female empowerment leads to more education, in particular for girls. The relative economic power of the male and female side of the extended family was used as ...
    • Gendercide and marginalisation – An initial review of the knowledge base 

      Wang, Vibeke; Hatlebakk, Magnus; Tønnessen, Liv; Mæstad, Ottar; Telle, Kari (CMI Report R 2019:04, Research report, 2019-05-01)
    • Grameen Bank 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Økonomisk Forum vol. 61 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2007-06-13)
      Grameen Bank har hatt stor suksess med å nå dei fattigaste med små lån, og vart i fjor premiert med Nobels Fredspris. Denne artikkelen drøftar graden av suksess, med vekt på metodeproblem som følgjer av seleksjon av landsbyar ...
    • Hva virker i utviklingspolitikken? En gjennomgang av forskningslitteraturen 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Report R 2016:7, Research report, 2016-12-01)
      Main points in English: What works in aid
    • Inclusive growth in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2008-06-22)
      We present the development of poverty rates for different castes and ethnic groups of Nepal, and find a strong relation between social exclusion, as defined by the caste system, and economic poverty. We go on to present ...
    • Intergenerational determinants of occupational choice: The case of international labor migration from Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:2, Working paper, 2013-01-01)
      We study the deep determinants of occupational choice, with a focus on what appears to be a particularly profitable pathway out of poverty, overseas labor migration. To what extent is this choice constrained by access to ...
    • Malnutrition in South-Asia. Poverty, diet or lack of female empowerment? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:4, Working paper, 2012-03-21)
      Despite economic growth, and a reduction in poverty, malnutrition is still rampant in South-Asia. This indicates that non-economic factors are important, and we use a nation-wide survey from Nepal to identify factors that ...
    • Myopic preferences or subsistence income? Why do rickshaw cyclists rent the cycle? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:1, Working paper, 2012-01-27)
      One year rent is sufficient to buy a rickshaw in the plains of Nepal, while a rickshaw will last many years, so purchase appears very profitable. Still most cyclists rent the rickshaw. Based on choices made by rickshaw ...
    • Nepal: A political economy analysis 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (Report, Research report, 2017-11-01)
      This report is an integrated political economy analysis of Nepal. The main finding is that economic growth and poverty reduction have been steady in Nepal since the mid-1980s independently of a number of political upheavals, ...
    • Norwegian aid to food security, nutrition and agriculture 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Report R 2018:01, Research report, 2018-01-01)
      The report reviews available research on the links between agriculture and the rest of the economy, with a focus on structural adjustment and the role of agriculture in economic growth and poverty reduction. Furthermore, ...
    • Poverty dynamics in rural Orissa: Transitions in assets and occupations over generations 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:11, Working paper, 2012-01-01)
      We investigate whether historic land distribution determines stagnation or development of Indian villages. The empirical analysis is motivated by the Banerjee and Newman (1993) model of occupational choice and economic ...
    • Son preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:8, Working paper, 2012-10-01)
      A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number of children on economic outcomes. But ...
    • The economic and social basis for state-restructuring in Nepal 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Ringdal, Charlotte (CMI Report R 2013:1, Research report, 2013-02-01)
      Nepal is in the process of forming a federal state, where the borders of the provinces is one essential, but disputed, issue. The report discusses underlying economic and social conditions that should be taken into account ...
    • Usufructuary Mortgages as a Source of Funds in Need: Some Theory and an Empirical Investigation 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus; Bell, Clive (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:6, Working paper, 2017-06-01)
      This paper develops a theoretical framework in which the borrower, who mortgages out, and the lender, who mortgages in, a parcel of land reach their decisions when credit and land markets function imperfectly. The results ...
    • Will more credit increase interest rates in rural Nepal? 

      Hatlebakk, Magnus (PDF is a revised version of Department of Economics. University of Bergen. WP-21-2000, Research report, 2000-01-01)
      We test two alternative models of interest rates determination in informal rural credit markets, using LSMS data from Nepal. We find strong support for a capacity-constrained collusive oligopoly model with full information ...