Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft und Verbrauchslehre



  • Kuhlgatz, C. and A. Abdulai (2012). Food Aid and Malnutrition in Developing Countries: Evidence from Global Food Aid Allocation. Journal of Development Studies Vol. 48(12), pp. 1765-1783.
  • Ali, A., A. Abdulai and R. Goetz (2012). Impacts of Tenancy Arrangements on Investment and Efficiency: Evidence from Pakistan. Agricultural Economics Vol. 43(6), pp. 1-13.



  • Kassie, G.T., Abdulai, A., Wollny, C. et al. (2011). Implicit prices of indigenous cattle traits in central Ethiopia: Application of revealed and stated preference approaches. ILRI Research Report 26. University of Kiel, CIMMYT and ILRI.
  • Abdulai, A., V. Owusu and R. Goetz (2011). Land Tenure Arrangements and Investment in Land Improvement Measures: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. Journal of Development Economics. Vol. 96(1), pp. 66-78.
  • Owusu, V., A. Abdulai and S. Abdul-Rahman (2011). Non-farm Work and Food Security Among Farm Households in Northern Ghana. Food Policy Vol. 36(2), pp. 108-118.
  • Kassie, G., A. Abdulai and C. Wollny (2011). Heteroscedastic Hedonic Price Model for Cattle in the Rural Markets of Central Ethiopia. Applied Economics Vol. 43(24), pp. 3459-3464.
  • Abdulai, A., V. Owusu and E.A. Bakang (2011). Adoption of safer irrigation technologies and cropping patterns: Evidence from Southern Ghana. Ecological Economics Vol 70(7), pp. 1415-1423.
  • Abdulai, A. and C. Kuhlgatz (2011). Food Security Policy - Developing Countries. Forthcoming in Lusk, J., J. Roosen and J. Shogren. Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.



  • Kassie, G., A. Abdulai and C. Wollny (2010). Implicit Prices of Indigenous Bull Traits in Crop-Livestock Mixed Production Systems of Ethiopia. African Development Review Vol. 22(4), pp. 482-494.
  • Kuhlgatz, C., A. Abdulai and C.B. Barrett (2010). Food Aid Allocation Policies: Donor Coordination and Responsiveness to Recipient Country Needs. Agricultural Economics Vol. 41(3-4), pp. 319-327.
  • Becerril, J. and A. Abdulai. (2010). The Impact of Improved Maize Varieties on Poverty in Mexico: A Propensity Score Matching Approach. World Development Vol. 38(7), pp. 1024-1035.
  • Ali, A. and A. Abdulai. (2010). The Adoption of Genetically Modified Cotton and Poverty Reduction in Pakistan. Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 61(1), pp. 175-192.
  • Abdulai A. (2010). Socioeconomic Characteristics and Obesity in Underdeveloped Economies: Does Income Really Matter? Applied Economics Vol. 42(2), pp. 157-169.



  • Abdulai, A. and L. Ramcke (2009). Acute view - Auswirkungen der Biokraftstoffproduktion auf die Ernährungssicherheit. Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) Vol. 4(2), pp. 160-163.
  • Faltermeier, L. and A. Abdulai (2009). The Impact of Water Conservation and Intensification Technologies: Empirical Evidence for Rice Farmers in Ghana. Agricultural Economics Vol. 40(3), pp. 365-279.
  • Kassie, G., A. Abdulai and C. Wollny (2009). Valuing Traits of Indigenous Cows in Central Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 60(2), pp. 386-401.
  • Abdulai, A., C. Kuhlgatz and S. Schmitz (2009). Empirical Investigation of Price Setting and Quantity Surcharges in the German Food Sector. Agribusiness: An International Journal Vol. 25(3), pp. 1-19.
  • Abdulai, A. and E.A. Birachi (2009). The Choice of Coordination Mechanism in the Kenyan Fresh Milk Supply Chain. Review of Agricultural Economics Vol. 31(1), pp. 103-121.



  • Abdulai, A., P. Monnin and J. Gerber. (2008). Joint Estimation of Information Acquisition and Adoption of New Technologies under Uncertainty. Journal of International Development. Vol. 20(4), pp. 437-451.
  • Kassie, G., W. Ayalew, A. Abdulai, C. Wollny and W. Bayer. A framework for Community Based Management of Indigenous Cattle Genetic Resources in Dano District, Central Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Animal Production Vol. 8, Nr. 1, pp. 65-78.



  • Abdulai A. and H. Tietje. (2007). Estimating Technical Efficiency under Unobserved Heterogeneity with Stochastic Frontier Models: Application to Northern German Dairy Farms. European Review of Agricultural Economics 34(3), pp. 393-416.
  • Abdulai, A. (2007). Spatial and Vertical price transmission in food staples market chains in Eastern and Southern Africa: What is the evidence? Paper presented at the FAO Trade and Markets Division Workshop on Staple Food Trade and Market Policy Options for Promoting Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, Rome, March 1-2, 2007.
  • Abdulai, A. M. Johnson and X. Diao. (2007). Leveraging Regional Growth Dynamics in African Agriculture. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 1(1), pp. 49-66.
  • Bellon, M., M. Adato, J. Becerril and D. Mindek (2007). Improved Maize Germplasm, Creolization, and Poverty: The Case of Tuxpeño-Derived Material in Mexico. In: Agricultural Research, Livelihoods, and Poverty Studies of Economic and Social Impacts in Six Countries Edited by Michelle Adato and Ruth Meinzen-Dick. (Johns-Hopkins, in press).
  • Ouma, E., A. Abdulai and A. Drucker (2007). Measuring Heterogeneous Preferences for Cattle Traits Amongst Cattle Keeping Households in East Africa. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(4), pp. 1005-1019.



  • Abdulai, A. (2006). Spatial integration and price transmission in agricultural commodity markets in sub-Saharan Africa. In: Alexander S. and Hallam, D. Agricultural Commodity Markets and Trade: New Approaches to Analyzing Market Structure and Instability. Edward Elgar Publishers, pp. 163-186.
  • Abdulai, A. and C. Binder (2006). Slash and Burn Cultivation Practice and Agricultural Input Demand and Output Supply. Environment and Development Economics 11(2), pp. 201-220.
  • Bellon, M., M. Adato, J. Becerril and D. Mindek (2006). Poor Farmers’ Perceived Benefits From Different Types of Maize Germplasm: The Case of Creolization in Lowland Tropical Mexico. The World Development 34(1), pp. 113-129 .
  • Glauben, T., H. Tietje and C. Weiss (2006). Agriculture on the Move: Exploring Regional Differences in Farm Exit Rates. Review of Regional Research 26(1), pp. 103-118.
  • Kariuki, I. M., G. A. Obare and E. A. Birachi (2006). Are informal market linkages in developing countries transaction cost sensitive? Evidence from procurement of smallholders' produce by brokers in Kenya. Journal of Applied Sciences 6(4), pp. 838-842.
  • Reist-Marti, S. B., A. Abdulai and H. Semianer (2006). Optimal Allocation of Conservation Funds. An Application to African Cattle Breeds. Genetics, Selection and Evolution 38(1), pp. 99-126.



  • Abdulai, A., Barrett C. B. and J. Hoddinott (2005). Does food aid really have disincentive effects? New evidence from markets and households in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development 33(10), pp. 1689-1704.
  • Abdulai, A., Diao, X. and M. Johnson (2005). Exploring Regional Dynamics for Agricultural Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper, IFPRI, Washington DC.
  • Abdulai, A. and W. E. Huffman (2005). The Diffusion of New Agricultural Technologies:  The Case of Crossbred-Cow Technology in Tanzania. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(3), pp. 645-659.
  • Reist-Marti, S. B., A. Abdulai and H. Semianer (2005). Conservation Programs for African Cattle: Design, Cost and Benefits. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 122(2), pp. 95-109.



  • Abdulai, A. and D. Aubert (2004). Nonparametric and parametric analysis of calorie consumption in Tanzania. Food Policy 29(2), pp. 113-129. 
  • Abdulai, A. and D. Aubert (2004). A Cross-Section Analysis of Household Demand for Food and Nutrients in Tanzania. Agricultural Economics 30(4). 
  • Brümmer, B. and T. Glauben (2004). Zur Messung und Erklärung von Produktivitätsentwicklungen: Eine Analyse auf Basis eines stochastischen Distanzfrontieransatzes. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, in press.
  • Glauben, T., H. Tietje and C. Weiss (2004). Intergenerational Succession in Farm Households: Evidence from Upper Austria. Review of Economics of the Household 2, pp. 443-461.



  • Abdulai, A. (2003). Economies of Scale and the Demand for Food in Switzerland: Parametric and Nonparametric Analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics 54(2), pp. 247-267.
  • Glauben, T. and J.-P. Loy (2003). Princing-to-Market versus Residual Demand Elasticity Analysis of Imperfect Competition in Food Exports: Evidence from Germany. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization 1(3).



  • Abdulai, A. (2002). Household Demand for Food in Switzerland. A Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 138(1), pp.1-18. 
  • Abdulai, A. (2002). Using Threshold Cointegration to Estimate Asymmetric Price Transmission in the Swiss Pork Market. Applied Economics 34(6), pp. 679-687. 
  • Abdulai, A. and P. Jacquet (2002). Exports and Economic Growth: Cointegration and Causality Evidence for Côte d'Ivoire. African Development Review 14(1), pp. 1-17.
  • Brümmer, B., T. Glauben and G. Thijssen (2002). Decomposition of Productivity Growth using Distance Functions: The Case of Dairy Farms in three European Countries. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(3), pp. 88-104.
  • Glauben, T. and J.-P. Loy (2002). Marktmacht ausgewählter Branchen der deutschen Ernährungswirtschaft auf internationalen Märkten. Agrarwirtschaft 50 (2), pp. 100-108.



  • Abdulai, A. and R. Eberlin (2001). Technical Efficiency during Economic Reform in Nicaragua: Evidence from Farm Household Survey Data. Economic Systems 25(2), pp. 113-125.
  • Abdulai, A. and A. CroleRees (2001). Constraints and Income Diversification Strategies: Evidence from Southern Mali. Food Policy 26(4), pp. 437-452.
  • Henning, C., T. Glauben and A. Wald (2001). Die Europäische Agrarpolitik im Spannungsfeld von Osterweiterung und WTO-Verhandlungen: Eine politökonomische Analyse der jüngsten Agrarreform. Agrarwirtschaft 50 (3), pp. 147-152.



  • Abdulai, A. (2000). Spatial Price Transmission and Asymmetry in the Ghanaian Maize Market. Journal of Development Economics 63(2), pp. 327-349. 
  • Abdulai, A. and P. P. Regmi (2000). Estimating Labor Supply of Farm Households under Nonseparability: Empirical Evidence from Nepal. Agricultural Economics 22(3), pp. 309-320. 
  • Abdulai, A. and W. E. Huffman (2000). Structural Adjustment and Efficiency of Rice Farmers in Northern Ghana. Economic Development and Cultural Change 48(3), pp. 503-521. 
  • Abdulai, A. and C. L. Delgado (2000). Short and Long Run Agricultural Wage Formation in Ghana: An Empirical Investigation of Adjustment. Oxford Development Studies 28(2), pp. 169-185. 



  • Abdulai, A. and C. L. Delgado (1999). Determinants of Nonfarm Earnings of Farm-Based Husbands and Wives in Northern Ghana. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81(1), pp. 117-130. 
  • Abdulai, A., D. K. Jain and A. K. Sharma (1999). Household Food Demand Analysis in India. Journal of Agricultural Economics 50(2), pp. 316-327. 
  • Abdulai, A. and D. K. Jain (1999). Using Microlevel Data to Analyse Consumption of Milk and Milk Products in India. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 38(1), pp. 53-64. 
  • Abdulai A. (1999). International Migration and Agricultural Development in Ghana. Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives 18(1), pp. 61-74. 



  • Damian, P. J., T. Glauben and B. Panzer (1996). Welfare Effects of Trade Liberalization on Polish Economy: A Numerical Evaluation in a Partial Equilibrium Framework with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies. Economy 42(5/6), pp. 558-569.  



  • Abdulai A. and P. Rieder (1995). Agriculture’s Contribution to Overall Economic Growth: An Application of Kaldor’s First Growth Law to Ghana. African Development Review 8(1), pp. 97-114.
  • Abdulai A. and P. Hazell (1995). The Role of Agriculture in Sustainable Development in Africa. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 7(2/3), pp. 101-119. 
  • Abdulai A. and P. Rieder (1995). The Impacts of Agricultural Price Policy on Cocoa Production in Ghana: An Error Correction Estimation. Journal of African Economies 4(3), pp. 315-335. 



  • Abdulai A. and Egger U. (1992). Intraregional Trade in West Africa. The Impacts of Ghana's Cocoa Exports and Economic Growth. Food Policy 17(4), pp. 277-286. 


Bücher / Buchkapitel

  • Abdulai A. (1998). Quantitative Development Policy Analysis. Agricultural Economics 19, pp. 367-375. 
  • Abdulai A. (1997). The Economics of Agricultural Technology in Semi-rid Sub-Saharan Africa. European Review of Agricultural Economics 24, pp. 324-326. 
  • Abdulai A. (1995). Structural Adjustments in Ghana: The Impacts on Agriculture and Rural Poor. Agricultural Economics 13, pp. 66-68.