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Wouter Zant

Research Fellow

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Development, Poverty, Trade

List of publications

Zant, W. (2023). Mobile Phones and Mozambique Traders: Size, Composition and Distribution of Reduced Transaction Costs Food Policy, 116:1--12.

Zant, W. (2021). Measuring Trade Cost Reductions Through a New Bridge in Mozambique: Who Benefits From Transport Infrastructure? Journal of African Economies, 30(5):1--25.

Brata, A., de Groot, H.L.F., Rietveld, P., Resosudarmo, B. and Zant, W. (2021). Resilience toward volcanic eruptions: Risk perception and disaster microinsurance in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Sustainability, 13(16):.

Zant, W. (2018). Trains, trade, and transaction costs: How does domestic trade by rail affect market prices of Malawi agricultural commodities? World Bank Economic Review, 32(2):334--356.

Zant, W. (2013). How Is the Liberalization of Food Markets Progressing? Market Integration and Transaction Costs in Subsistence Economies World Bank Economic Review, 27(1):28--54.

Zant, W. (2012). The Economics of Food Aid under Subsistence Farming with an Application to Malawi Food Policy, 37(1):124--141.

Molini, V., Keyzer, M., van den Boom, G.J.M., Zant, W. and Nsowah-Nuamah, N. (2010). Safety nets and index based insurance: Historical assessment and semi-paramentric estimation of an indemnity schedule for Northern Ghana Economic Development and Cultural Change, 58(4):671--712.

Zant, W. (2008). Hot stuff: Index Insurance for Indian Pepper Growers World Development, 36(9):1585--1606.

Zant, W. (2001). Hedging Price Risks of Farmers by Commodity Boards: A Simulation Applied to the Indian Natural Rubber Market World Development, 29(4):691--710.

Zant, W. (1997). Stabilizing prices in commodity markets. Price bounds versus private stockholding Journal of Policy Modeling, 19(3):253--277.

Zant, W. (1992). Assessing the impact of economic reform in medical services in the Netherlands Applied Economics, 24(2):227--236.

Zant, W. (1988). Social security wealth and aggregate consumption: An extended life-cycle model estimated for The Netherlands De Economist, 136(1):136--153.