Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Karna Basu

Second Advisor

Jonathan Conning

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer


This paper explores the relationships between risk and time preferences and agricultural decisions among poor farmers in Malawi. Utilizing a 2006 baseline survey from the MTARI experiment, this paper uses a Tobit regression to find how risk aversion and time discount factors influence poor farmers' agricultural choices.

Included in

Economics Commons



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