John McPeak's Publications Page

 

Journal Articles

 

Peer Reviewed

 

Mapping of Pastoral Corridors: Practices and Politics in Eastern Senegal (2014) with Erin Kitchell and Matthew Turner.  Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice. 4(17)

 

"The Role of Livestock Mobility in the Livelihood Strategies of Rural Peoples in Semi-Arid West Africa" (2014) with Matthew Turner and Augustine Ayantunde.  Human Ecology. 42: 231-247

 

"Trade"  in African Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online (2012) Thomas Spear, editor in chief..  Oxford University Press

 

"Risk and Intertemporal Substitution:  Livestock Portfolios and Off-Take Among Kenyan Pastoralists"  with Travis Lybbert.  Journal of Development Economics.  97:415-426 (2012)

 

"Leaving or Staying:  Inter-Provincial Migration in Vietnam". With Phuong Nguyen-HoangAsian and Pacific Migration Journal.  19(4): 473-500.  (2010)

 

"Explaining Index Based Livestock Insurance to Pastoralists".  With Sommarat Chantarat and Andrew Mude.  Agricultural Finance Review.  70(3):333-352 (2010)

 

"Dynamic Field Experiments in Development Economics: Risk valuation in Morocco, Kenya and Peru" With Travis Lybbert, Francisco Glazara, Christopher B. Barrett, Stephen Boucher, Michael R. Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, Aziz Fadlaoui, and Andrew MudeAgricultural & Resource Economics Review 39(2): 176-192 (2010)

"Do Community Members Share Development Priorities?  Results of a Ranking Exercise in East African Rangelands." With Cheryl Doss, Christopher B. Barrett and Patti Kristjanson.  Journal of Development Studies.  45(10): 1663-1683 (2009)

 

"Identifying Conservation Opportunities among Malinké Bushmeat Hunters of Guinea, West Africa." With Sharon Pailler, John Wagner, and Don Floyd.  Human Ecology.  37(4): 761-774 (2009)

 

"Empirical Forecasting of Slow-Onset Disasters for Improved Emergency Response:  an Application to Kenya's Arid North."  With Andrew Mude, Christopher B. Barrett, Robert Kaitho, and Patti Kristjanson.  Food Policy.  34(4): 329-339 (2009)

"Understanding Declining Mobility and Interhousehold Transfers Among East African Pastoralists."  With Marieke Huysentruyt and Christopher B. Barrett.  Economica. 76: 315:336 (2009)

 

"Challenging Orthodoxies: Understanding Poverty in Pastoral Areas of East Africa."  With Peter Little, Christopher B. Barrett and Patti Kristjanson.  Development and Change.  39(4): 587-611 (2008)

 

"Interpersonal, Intertemporal and Spatial Variation in Risk Perceptions:  Evidence from East Africa." With Cheryl Doss and Christopher B. Barrett.  World Development. 36(8): 1453-68. (2008)

 

"Educational Investments in a Dual Economy" With Andrew Mude, Christopher B. Barrett and Cheryl Doss.  Economica 74:351-369. (2007)

 

"Bayesian Herders: Updating of Rainfall Beliefs In Response To External Forecasts."  With Travis Lybbert, Christopher B. Barrett, and Winnie Luseno.  World Development 35(3):480-497.  (2007)

 

"Confronting the Risk of Asset Loss:  What role do livestock transfers in northern Kenya play?"  Journal of Development Economics. 81(2): 415-437.  (2006)

 

"Are Household Production Decisions Cooperative?  Evidence on Pastoral Migration and Milk Sales from Northern Kenya." With Cheryl R. Doss. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 88(3): 525-541.  (2006)

 

Welfare Dynamics in Rural Kenya and Madagascar,”With Christopher B. Barrett, Paswel Phiri Marenya, Bart Minten, Festus M. Murithi, Willis Oluoch-Kosura, Frank Place, Jean Claude Randrianarisoa, Jhon Rasambainarivo and Justine Wangila Journal of Development Studies,    42(2): 248-277 (2006)

 

Individual and Collective Rationality in Pastoral Production:  Evidence from Northern Kenya.”  Human Ecology. 33(2): 171-197 (2005)

 

Linkages Between Community, Environmental, and Conflict Management:  Experiences from Northern Kenya.”  With Guyo Haro and Godana Doyo World Development.  33(2): 285-299  (2005)

 

"Contrasting Income Shocks with Asset Shocks:  Livestock Sales in Northern Kenya.”  Oxford Economic Papers. 56:  263-284. (2004)

 

Analyzing and Addressing Localized Degradation in the Commons.” Land Economics  78(4): 515-536 (2003)

 

Assessing the Value of Climate Forecast Information for Pastoralists:  Evidence from Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya”  with Winnie Luseno, Christopher B. Barrett, Peter Little and Getachew Gebru.  World Development.  31(9):1477-1494. (2003)

 

Differential Risk Exposure and Stochastic Poverty Traps Among East African Pastoralists,” with Christopher B. Barrett. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 83:3 674-679. (2001)

 

Diversity in Income Generating Activities for Sedentarized Pastoral Women in Northern Kenya,” with Immaculate Nduma and Patti Kristjanson. Human Organization. 60(4):  319-325 (2001)

 

Not Peer Reviewed

 

"Policy, Technology and Management Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Transformation." With David R. Lee and Christopher B. Barrett. Agricultural Economics. 34(2): 123-127. (2006)  Introduction for a special issue.

 

"The Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems." With David. R. Lee and Christopher B. Barrett. Environment and Development Economics.   11:9-13 (2006) Introduction for a special section.

 

Institutional Arrangements for Rural Poverty Reduction and Resource Conservation.” With Christopher B. Barrett and David R. Lee. World Development.   33(2): 193-197.  (2005).  Introduction for a special issue.

 

Book Reviews

 

Review of "Ecology of African Pastoralist Societies" Human Ecology.  38(4):583-4 (2010)

 

Review of "Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Security."  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  91(4): 1159-1160 (2009)

 

Book Chapters

Mude AG, Chantarat S, Barrett CB, Carter MR, Ikegami M and McPeak JG. Insuring against drought-related livestock mortality: piloting index-based livestock insurance in Northern Kenya. In, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). 2011.  Towards Priority Actions for Market Development for African   Farmers: Proceedings of an International Conference. 13-15 May 2009, Nairobi Kenya. AGRA and ILRI Nairobi, Kenya (2011)

 

"The Environment and Development." in The International Handbook of Development Economics. Amitava Krishna Dutt and Jamie Ros (Eds.) Edward Elgar Publishing.  Volume 1, Chapter 28, pages 404-16 (2008)

 

"Linkages Between Community, Environment and Conflict Management:  Experiences from Northern Kenya" Guyo Haro, Godana Doyo, and John McPeak in Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development:  Lessons from Kenya Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude, and John M. Omiti Editors.  CABI Press. Reprinted from the 2005 World Development article. (2007)

 

"Introduction." With Peter D. Little in Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa:  Research and Policy Challenges.  John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little. Editors.   IT Publishing.  (2006)

 

"Livestock Marketing in Marsabit District, Kenya, over the past fifty years." in Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa:  Research and Policy Challenges.  John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little. Editors.   IT Publishing.  (2006)

 

"Livestock Market Organization and Price Distributions in Northern Kenya."  With Alan M. Green, Christopher B. Barrett, and Winnie K. Luseno.  in Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa:  Research and Policy Challenges.  John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little. Editors.   IT Publishing.  (2006)

 

"Policy Implications and Future Research Directions." With Peter D. Little and Montague W. Demment in Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa:  Research and Policy Challenges.  John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little. Editors.   IT Publishing.  (2006)

 

“Poverty Traps and Safety Nets.” with Christopher B. Barrett, in Poverty, Inequality and Development:  Essays in Honor of Erik Thorbecke.  Alain de Janvry and Ravi Kanbur (eds.).  Springer. (2006)

 

“Simulation Noise and the Estimation of Land Use Decisions in Kenya.” in Applications of Simulation Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics  Riccardo Scarpa and Anna Alberini (eds.).  Springer. (2005)

 

“Cursed If You Do, Cursed If You Don’t:  the contradictory processes of pastoral sedentarization in Northern Kenya.” with Peter D. Little in As Pastoralists Settle: Social, Economic, and Health Consequences of Pastoral Sedentarization in Northern Kenya, Eric Roth and Elliot Fratkin (eds.).  Kluwer Academic Publishers. (2005)

 

Books

 

Risk and Social Change in an African Rural Economy: Livelihoods in Pastoralist Communities.  John G. McPeak, Peter D. Little, and Cheryl R. Doss.  Routledge Press.  2012

 

Pastoral Livestock Marketing in Eastern Africa:  Research and Policy Challenges.  John G. McPeak and Peter D. Little. Editors.   IT Publishing. (2006) Order form

 

Research Briefs (most are co-authored)

 

2014

 

Pastoralism and Resilience South of the SaharaWith Peter Little. IFPRI 2020 Resilience Conference Brief.  (2014) 

 

2012

 

Mapping Transhumance Corridors in West Africa” With Matthew Turner.  GSFA / RIVERS and MLPI 2 projects of the Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change Collaborative Research Support Project. RB-03 2012. (2012) 

 

2011

Mali Livestock & Pastoralist Initiative (MLPI-2) Building on Success, Looking to the Future « Initiative daide aux pasteurs et à lélevage au Mali (MLPI-2) Bâtir sur les succès, regarder vers lavenir ». With Sarah Lupis and Jay Angerer. Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change Collaborative Research Support Project. PB-06 2011. (2011)

 

2010

 

Risk Ranking in Northern Mali.  GL CRSP Research Brief  RB 10-01-MLPI

 

Role of Farmer Organizations in the Strategy for Improving the Quality of Life for Livestock Producers in Northern Mali.  GL CRSP Research Brief.  RB 10-02-MLPI

 

Animal Fattening in Northern Mali.  GL CRSP Research Brief.   RB 10-04-MLPI

 

Management and Use of Bourgou (Echinochloa stagnina). GL CRSP Research Brief.  RB 10-05-MLPI

 

2009

 

Documenting Causes of Livestock Mortality Among Pastoralists in Ethiopia and Kenya  GL CRSP research brief.  GLCRSPbrief09-01

 

In What Ways are People in Pastoral Areas Integrated into the Cash Economy?  GL CRSP research brief.GLCRSPbrief09-02 

 

2008

 

Altering Poverty Dynamics with Index Insurance:  Northern Kenya's HSNP+.  AMA CRSP research brief.   amabrief08-08

 

 Insuring the Never before Insured:  Explaining Index Insurance through Financial Education Games.  AMA CRSP research Brief.  amabrief08-07.pdf

 

"Changing Livelihoods, Risky Environments:  Social and Economic Change among Pastoralists in East Africa."  Global Livestock CRSP research Brief.  08-01-LITEK

 

"How Are They Surviving Out There?  An Analysis of Total Income in the PARIMA Study Sites."  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief.  08-02-LITEK

 

2006

 

"Do Pastoral Husbands and Wives in Northern Kenya View Milk Markets Differently?" Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 06-02-PARIMA

 

"Empirical Forecasting of Slow-Onset Disasters for Improved Emergency Response:  An application to Kenya's Arid Lands" Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief  06-07-PARIMA

 

"Variation in Risk Perceptions across Individuals, Time, and Space:  Evidence from Pastoral East Africa." Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 06-08-PARIMA

 

"Development Priorities in the Rangelands of Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia: Results of a Ranking Exercise Among Pastoralists."   Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief  06-09-PARIMA

 

2005

 

"Linkages Among Community, Environmental, and Conflict Management:  Experiences from Northern Kenya."  With Guyo Haro and Godana Doyo.  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 05-01-PARIMA

 

"Do Livestock Transfers Among Gabra Herders Insure Against Herd Loss?"  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 05-09-PARIMA

 

2004

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"Herd Accumulation:  Pastoral Strategy to Reduce Risk Exposure."  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 04-05-PARIMA.

 

"Constraints Limiting Marketed Livestock Offtake Rates Among Pastoralists."  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 04-06-PARIMA

 

2003

 

“Fuelwood Gathering and Use in Northern Kenya:  Implications for Food Aid and Local Environments.”  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 03-01-PARIMA.

 

“Pastoral Sedentarization and Community Resilience in Response to Drought:  Perspectives from Northern Kenya.”  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 03-02-

PARIMA.

 

2002

"Poverty Traps and Resource Degradation."  With Chris Barrett, Larry Blume, Bart Minten, Festus Murithi, Ben Okumu, Alice Pell, Frank Place, Jean Claude Randrianarisoa, and Jhon Rasambainarivo.  BASIS Brief #6, (January 2002.) basbrief06.pdf

 

2001

 

“Pastoralists’ Use of Markets.”  Global Livestock CRSP Research Brief 01-04-PARIMA.

Reports

Section 3, Social and Political Impacts of Increased Market Involvement, (2014) with Peter Little, in Human, Social and Political Dimensions of Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa, FAO and World Bank. 

Resilience and Pastoralism in Africa South of the Sahara, with a Particular Focus on the Horn of Africa and the Sahel, West Africa.  With Peter Little. (2014) IFPRI 2020 Resilience Conference Paper 9.  

"Market Access and Trade Issues Affecting the Drylands in the Horn of Africa."With Yacob Aklilu, Peter D. Little, and Hussein Mahmoud. (2013)  Brief #2, Technical Consortium for Building Resilience to Drought in the Horn of Africa.   ILRI: Nairobi.

Report 1: Retrospective Assessment of Pastoral Policies in Ethiopia, 1991-2008, With Peter Little, Roy Behnke, and Getachew Gebru., Pastoral Economic Growth and Development Policy Assessment, Ethiopia, 30 pages. (2010)

Report 2: Future Scenarios for Pastoral Development in Ethiopia, 2010-2025, With Peter Little, Roy Behnke, and Getachew Gebru., Pastoral Economic Growth and Development Policy Assessment, Ethiopia, 57 pages.  (2010) 

Report 3: Policy Options for Pastoral Development in Ethiopia With Peter Little, Roy Behnke, and Getachew Gebru., Pastoral Economic Growth and Development Policy Assessment, Ethiopia, 14 pages.  (2010) 

Report 4: Policy Options for Pastoral Development in Ethiopia and Reaction from the Regions, With Peter Little, Getachew Gebru and Solomon Desta., Pastoral Economic Growth and Development Policy Assessment, Ethiopia, 26 pages. (2010)