[1] Imai, K. (2009) Savings, Risk-coping and Poverty Dynamics in Developing Countries: Evidence from India and Kenya, Saarbrücken, VDM Publishing House, (ISBN:978-3-639-15990-5, 228 pages, Abstract). 


Refereed Journal Articles (published and forthcoming):


[2] Mina, C. D., and Imai K. S. (2017)  'Estimation of Vulnerability to Poverty using a Multilevel Longitudinal Model: Evidence from the Philippines', Journal of Development Studies, First online pp. 1-27 (DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2016.1265942) (an earlier WP version).

[3] Imai, K.S. Garbero, A.'(2017) 'Poverty Reduction during the Rural-Urban Transformation: Rural Development is still more important than Urbanisation', Journal of Policy Modeling, Forthcoming (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpolmod.2017.10.002).


[4] Imai, K. S.  (2017) 'Microfinance in India and Latin America - Mutual Learning', Integration & Trade Journal, Forthcoming. 

[5] Imai, K. S., Cheng, W. and Gaiha, R. (2017) ‘Dynamic and Long-term Linkages among Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Growth, Inequality and Poverty in Developing Countries’, International Review of Applied Economics, First online pp. 1-21 (an earlier WP version).

[6] You, J., Imai, K. S., and Gaiha, R. (2016)  'Declining nutrient intake in a growing China: Does household heterogeneity matter?', World Development, 77, pp. 171-191, January (an earlier version).

[7] Imai, K. S., Cheng, W., & Gaiha, R. (2016). 'Agricultural Growth, Poverty and Inequality in Developing Countries', Development, 58.2-3 (a link to the University's site,  PURE). (doi: 10.1057/s41301-016-0009-1).

[8] Imai, K. S. and Malaeb, B. (2015). "Buffer Stock Savings by Portfolio Adjustment: Evidence from Rural India,"  Agricultural Economics, 46(S1), pp.53-68 (an earlier version).

[9] Ali, A. and Imai, K. S. (2015) 'Crises, Economic Integration and Growth Collapses in African Countries', Journal of African Economies, 24(4), pp.471-501 (an earlier version).

[10] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., and Thapa, G. (2015)  Does non-farm sector employment reduce rural poverty and vulnerability? Evidence from Vietnam and IndiaJournal of Asian Economics, 36(2), pp.47-61 (an earlier version).

[11] Ghalib, A. K., Issam, M., and Imai, K. (2015)  'Microfinance and Household Poverty Reduction: Empirical Evidence from Rural Pakistan', Oxford Development Studies, 43(1), pp84-104 (an old version, RIEB Discussion Paper Series DP2011-28 , Kobe University).

[12] Imai, K. and You, J. (2014) Poverty Dynamics of Households in Rural China, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 76(6), 898-923 (an earlier  version).

[13] Imai, K., Annim, S.K., Kulkarni, V.S., and  Gaiha, R. (2014)  Women’s Empowerment and Prevalence of Stunted and Underweight Children in Rural India, World Development, 62(10), October 2014, pp.88-105 (a link via ScienceDirect).

[14] Imai, K, Gaiha, R. Ali, A., and Kaicker, N. (2014). Remittances, Growth and Poverty: New Evidence from Asian Countries, Journal of Policy Modeling, 36(3), pp. 524-538 (an earlier version). 

[15] Imai, K. S., and Sato, T. (2014) Recent Changes in Micro-Level Determinants of Fertility in India: Evidence from National Family Health Survey Data, Oxford Development Studies, 42(1), pp.65-85 (an earlier version).

[16] Imai, K., Gaiha, R., and Di Nucci, C. (2014) 'Agricultural Employment, Wages and Poverty in Developing Countries', Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development (JPAID), 5(2), December 2014, pp. 145-185 (downloadable from the journal website).

[17] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., Thapa, G., and Annim, S (2013) Financial Crisis in Asia: Its Genesis, Severity and Impact on Poverty and Hunger, The Journal of International Development, 25, 1105-1116 (an earlier version, RIEB Discussion Paper 2014-32).
 
[18] Rodriguez-Takeuchi, L. K., and Imai, K. (2013)  Food Price Surges and Poverty in Urban Colombia: New Evidence from Household Survey Data, Food Policy, 43, 228-136 (December 2013, an earlier version is here).

[19] Gaiha, R.,  Azam, M.S., Annim, S., and Imai, K. (2013)  Agriculture, Markets and Poverty - A Comparative Analysis of Laos and Cambodia, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development 9(1):97-111.

[20] Imai, K., Gaiha, R., Thapa, G., and Annim, S. K. (2012) Microfinance and Poverty: A Macro Perspective, World Development, 40(8), August 2012, pp.1675–1689.

[21] Imai, K., and Azam, M. S. (2012) 'Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in Bangladesh? New Evidence from Household Panel Data', Journal of Development Studies, 48(5), May 2012, pp. 633-653.

[22] Gaiha, R., Imai, K., Thapa, G. and Kang, W. (2012) 'Fiscal Stimulus, Agricultural Growth and Poverty in Asia' , The World Economy, 35(6), pp. 713-739.

[23] Kang, W., and Imai, K. (2012) 'Pro-Poor Growth, Poverty and Inequality in Rural Vietnam' , Journal of Asian Economics, 23(5), 2012, pp.527-539.

[24] Imai, K., and Sato, T. (2012) 'Decentralisation, democracy and allocation of poverty alleviation programmes in rural India',  European Journal of Development Research, 24, pp.125–143.

[25] Gaiha, R., Kulkarni, V. S., Pandey, M., and Imai, K. (2012) 'On hunger and child mortality in India', the Journal of Asian and African Studies, 47(1), pp. 3-17.

[26] Imai, K., Gaiha, R. and Kang, W. (2011) ‘Poverty Dynamics and Vulnerability in Vietnam’ , Applied Economics, 43(25), pp. 3603-3618.

[27] Imai, K. (2011) 'Poverty, undernutrition and vulnerability in rural India: Role of rural public works and food for work programmes', International Review of Applied Economics, 25(6), November 2011, 669–691.

[28] Imai, K., Gaiha, R., and Thapa, G. (2011) 'Supply Response to Changes in Agricultural Commodity Prices in Asian Countries', Journal of Asian Economics, 22(1), February 2011, pp. 61-75.

[29] Imai, K., Gaiha, R. and Kang, W. (2011) 'Poverty, Inequality and Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam’, International Review of Applied Economics, 25(3), pp.249-282.

[30] Driver, C. and Imai, K. (2011) 'Testing the Uncertainty-Investment Relationship using Survey Data on Capital Stock Disequilibrium', Applied Economics Letters, 18(4) 305–310 .

[31] Imai, K., Arun, T., and Annim, S. K. (2010) 'Microfinance and Household Poverty Reduction: New evidence from India', World Development 38(12), December 2010, pp.1760-1774. 

[32] Gaiha, R., Kulkarni, V. S., Pandey, M., and Imai, K. (2010) 'National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Poverty and Prices in Rural India',  the Journal of Asian and African Studies 45(6), December  2010, pp.645-669 .

[33] Imai, K., Wang, X., and W. Kang (2010) 'Poverty and Vulnerability in Rural China: Effects of Taxation', Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 8(4), pp. 399-425, November 2010.

[34] Imai, K., Gaiha, R., and Thapa, G. (2010) Is the Millennium Development Goal of Poverty Still Achievable? Role of Institutions, Finance and Openness’ Oxford Development Studies, 38(3), pp.309-337, September 2010.(NB: the summary article 'Can we halve poverty by 2015?' was published in the Economic Times, 21 September  2010).

[35] Scandizzo, P, Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2009) ‘Does the Employment Guarantee Scheme Stabilise Household Incomes in Rural India? , Applied Economics Letters, 16(12), August 2009, pp.1221-1225.

[36] Scandizzo, P, Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2009) ‘Option Values, Switches and Wages - An Analysis of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in India’Review of Development Economics, 13(2),  May 2009, pp. 248-263.

[37] Gaiha, R., Imai, K. and Nandhi, M. A. (2009) ‘Millennium Development Goal of Halving Poverty in Asia and the Pacific Region: Progress, Prospects and Prioritiesthe Journal of Asian and African Studies, 44(2) 2009, pp.215-237.

[38] Imai, K. and Eklund, P. (2008)  ‘Women’s Organisations and Social Capital to Reduce Prevalence of Stunted Children -Evidence from Papua New Guinea , Oxford Development Studies, June 2008, 36(2), pp.209-233.

[39] Gaiha, R., Imai, K., Thapa, G. and Kulkarni, V. (2008)  'Has Anything Changed? Disparity, Deprivation and Discrimination in Rural India' in the Brown Journal of World Affairs, 14(2) the Spring/Summer 2008 pp.113-125. (the earlier working paper version is available as BWPI working paper:,13/2007)  (the link is here) . 

[40] Eklund, P. Imai, K., and Felloni, F. (2007)  ‘Women’s Organisations, Maternal Knowledge, and Social Capital to Reduce Prevalence of Stunted Children- Evidence from Rural Nepal’ , Journal of Development Studies, April 2007, 43 (3), pp.456-489.

[41] Imai, K. (2007)  ‘Targeting versus Universalism: Is the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Maharashtra an Effective Way of Poverty Alleviation? Evidence for Rural India’, Journal of Policy Modelling, January-February 2007, 29 (1), pp. 99-113.  
 
[42] Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2006) ‘Do Institutions Matter in Poverty Reduction? Prospects of Achieving the MDG of Poverty Reduction in Asia’ , Statistica & Applicazioni, IV(2), 2006, pp. 129-160 (the special volume for the International Conference to Honour Two Eminent Social Scientists, Gini and Lorenz, Siena, Italy, May 2005).   

[43] Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2004)  ‘Vulnerability, Persistence of Poverty and Shocks-Estimates for Semi-Arid Rural India’ , Oxford Development Studies, Vol. 32(2), June, 2004, pp.261-281.

[44] Driver, C., Imai, K. Temple, P.  and Urga, G. (2004) ‘The effect of uncertainty on U.K. Investment Authorisation: Homogenous vs. Heterogenous Estimators’, Empirical Economics, Vol. 29(1), January 2004, pp.115-128.

[45] Imai, K. (2003) ‘Is Livestock Important for Risk Behaviour of Rural Households? Evidence from Kenya’, Journal of African Economies, Vol.12 (2), June 2003, pp.271-295.

[46] Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2002) ‘Rural Public Works and Poverty Alleviation - The Case of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Maharashtra’, The International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2002, pp.131-151. 

[47] Gaiha, R., Imai, K.,  and Kaushik, P.D. (2001) ‘On the Targeing and Cost-effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programmes in Rural India’Development and Change, Vol.32, March 2001, pp. 309-342.
  
Contributions to Books and Reports:


Refereed:
[48] Mathur, K., Kaicker, N., Gaiha, R., Imai, K.S., and Thapa, G. (2014) 'Financialisation of Food Commodity Markets, Price Surge and Volatility: New Evidence' in Jha R. Gaiha, R. and Deolalikar, A. (eds.) Handbook on Food: Demand, Supply, Sustainability and Security, Gloucestershire, UK, Edward Elgar.

[49] Gaiha, Kaicker, N., Imai, K,m Kulkarni, V. and Thapa, G. (2014) 'Has dietary transition slowed in India? An analysis based on the 50th, 61st and 66th rounds of the National Sample Survey' in Jha R. Gaiha, R. and Deolalikar, A. (eds.) Handbook on Food: Demand, Supply, Sustainability and Security, Gloucestershire, UK, Edward Elgar. (an old version: RIEB Discussion Paper Series, DP2012-15, RIEB, Kobe University).

[50] Jha, R., Imai, K, and Gaiha, R. (2014) ‘Poverty Nutrition Trap’, in Jha R. Gaiha, R. and Deolalikar, A. (eds.) Handbook on Food: Demand, Supply, Sustainability and Security, Gloucestershire, UK, Edward Elgar.

[51] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., Thapa, G., and Ali, A., (2012) 'Supply Response to Food Price Changes in Asian Countries', Chapter 16 in M. Aoki, T. Kuran and G.Roland (eds.) Institutions and Comparative Economic Development: the IEA 2011 conference volume No.150-1, Palgrave, McMillan, New York (ISBN: 978-1-137-03403-8, ISBN10: 1-137-03403-3).

[52] Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2009) ‘Measuring Vulnerability and Poverty in Rural India in W. Naudé, A. Santos-Paulino and M. McGillivray (Eds.), Vulnerability in Developing Countries, 2009 (NB: the refereed UN-WIDER conference special volume, ISBN 978-92-808-1171-1), United Nations University press, (the earlier version: UN-WIDER Research Paper 2008-40).

[53] Gaiha, R. and Imai, K. (2008) ‘Agricultural growth, employment and wage rates in developing countries’, in G. Kochendorfer-Lucius and B. Pleskovic (Eds.) Berlin Workshop Series 2008: Agriculture and Development, July 2008, pp. 97-130, (the conference special proceeding of the Berlin Workshop for World Development Report 2008), the World Bank Publications, Washington D.C.(the earlier version: Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester 0621, 2006).

[54] ‘The effect of uncertainty on U.K. Investment Authorisation: Homogenous vs. Heterogenous Estimators’ (with C. Driver, P. Temple, and G. Urga) , in B. Raj  and B.H. Baltagi (eds), Panel Data: Theory and Applications, New York, Physica-Verlag,  Feb. 2004. 


Non-refereed:
[55] Imai, K. & Malaeb, B. (2016) 'Rural and Urban Poverty Estimates for Developing Countries: Methodologies,' Dynamics of Poverty: Cases from CIRDAP Member Countries. Effendi , C. & Rajendran, V. (eds.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific , pp.105-138.

[56] Imai, K. S., (2012) 'Seeking a new paradigm for analyzing poverty impact of climate change after Rio+20', in M. Kennet and N. Kamaruddin (eds.) The Greening of China and Asia, (download brochure) Reading, the Green Economics Institute (GEI), ISBN: 978-1-907543-23-4.

[57] Imai, K. S., (2012) 'Can Japan shift to “Green Economy” after Rio+20?', in M. Kennet and N. Kamaruddin (eds.) The Greening of China and Asia, (download brochure) Reading, the Green Economics Institute (GEI), ISBN: 978-1-907543-23-4.

[58] ‘Labour Markets and Employment A Review of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in India’,(with R. Gaiha) a chapter in the book, Migration in India- Issues and Preventive Measures (R. Sthanumoorthy (Ed.)), HICFAI University Press (ICFAI Business School (IBS)), Hyderabad, India, 2008.

[59] ‘Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Scheme’,(with R. Gaiha) a chapter in the book, Maharashtra Economy: Performance and Challenges (R. Sthanumoorthy (Ed.) ), HICFAI University Press (ICFAI Business School (IBS)), Hyderabad, India, 2007.

[60] ‘Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Scheme’ (with R. Gaiha), Policy Brief  6,  November 2005, London, ODI and DFID.

[61] 'Assessment of Rural Poverty, Asia and the Pacific, Asia and the Pacific Division, Project Management Department', IFAD, Rome, Jan. 2002 (published by IFAD with P. Bardhan, R. Gaiha, J. Huang, G. Koirala, G. Morgan, K. Otsuka, P. Roy, B. Singh, and G. Thapa, ISBN 92-9072-020-4).

[62] Rural Poverty Report 2001, The Challenge of Ending Rural Poverty, 2001, IFAD, New York, Oxford University Press (Have contributed the papers on regional assessments of Asia and Pacific Region, IFAD, the UN).  (2001)

[63] ‘Improving Child Growth and Nutrition through Induced Institutional Innovation at Community-level’, Chapter 7, in Community Ownership in Interventions to Reduce Malnutrition and Stunting in Nepal, Rome, Office of Evaluation Studies, IFAD, 2001.  

Working Papers/ Journal Submissions: 

[64]
Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R. & Bresciani, F. (2014) The Labour Productivity Gap between agricultural and non-agricultural sectors and Poverty in Asia',  (an earlier version:  RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2017-4).

[65] Imai, K. S. (2017) ‘Roles of Agricultural Transformation in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals on Poverty, Hunger, Productivity, and Inequality’, A Draft, IFAD.

[66] Purohit, P., Imai., K. S., and Kunal, S. (2017) Do Agricultural Marketing Laws Matter for Rural Growth in India? Evidence from Indian States, Draft, GDI, Manchester,
RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2017-17.

[67] Bui, T., and Imai., K. S. (2017) Determinants of Determinants of rural-urban inequality in Vietnam: Detailed decomposition analyses based on unconditional quantile regressions, RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2017-1. 

[68] Song, S., and Imai, K.S. (2017) Does the Hunger Safety Net Programme reduce Multidimensional Poverty? Evidence from Kenya, Draft, Presented at the the workshop 'Determinants of Multidimensional Poverty Levels and Trends' at Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative(OPHI), the University of Oxford, on 6-7 December 2016 (the draft will be sent on request).

[69] Malaeb,  B., Golan, J., and  Imai, K. (2017) 'Consumption Smoothing and Risk Coping Mechanisms: Evidence from Rural India' (the draft will be sent on request).

[70] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., and Bresciani, F. (2016)Dynamics of Rural Transformation and Poverty in Rural Asia and the Pacific’, RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2016-30.

[71] Imai, K. S., and Malaeb, B. (2016) ‘Asia's Rural-urban Disparity in the Context of Growing Inequality’    RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2016-29.

[72] Imai, K. S., Malaeb, B., and  Bresciani, F. (2016) ‘Remittances, Growth and Poverty Reduction in Asia - A Critical Review of the Literature and the New Evidence from Cross-country Panel Data’, RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2016-28.

[73] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., and Garbero, A. (2016) ‘Poverty Reduction during the Rural-Urban Transformation: Rural Development is Still More Important than Urbanisation’, RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2016-25.

[74]  Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., and Cheng, W.  (2015)' Does Agricultural Growth Reduce Inequality and Poverty in Developing Countries?',  RIEB Discussion Paper Series DP2015-23, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.

[75] Imai K.S., and Malaeb B. (2015) Rural and Urban Poverty Estimates for Developing Countries: Methodologies’, RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2015-07, Kobe University.

[76] Imai K.S., Hasan, M.F., and Porreca, E. (2015) ‘Do Agricultural Extension Programmes Reduce Poverty and Vulnerability? Farm Size, Agricultural Productivity and Poverty in Uganda’ RIEB Discussion Paper, DP2015-06.

[77] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., and Di Nucci, C. (2014) 'Agricultural Employment, Wages and Poverty in Developing Countries,' RIEB Discussion Paper Series DP2014-32, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.

[78] Imai, K. S., Gaiha, R., and Garbero, A. (2014) 'Poverty Reduction during the Rural-Urban Transformation: Rural Development is still more important than Urbanisation?,' Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 204/14, BWPI, The University of Manchester.

[79] Imai, K. S., Abekah-Nkrumah, G., and Purohit, P. (2014) 'Is Rural Contribution to Aggregate Poverty Reduction Substantial? New Evidence', Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 208/14, BWPI, The University of Manchester. 

[80] Dey, S, and Imai, K. S. (2014) ‘Workfare as "Collateral": The case of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in India’ RIEB Working paper DP2014-27, Kobe University.  

[81] Annim, S. K., Imai, K. S. (2014) 'Nutritional Status of Children, Food Consumption Diversity and Ethnicity in Lao PDR' RIEB Working paper DP2014-17, Kobe University.

[82] Imai, K., Annim, S.K., Kulkarni, V.S., and Gaiha, R. (2014) Nutrition, Activity Intensity and Wage Linkages: Evidence from India, The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 1411, The University of Manchester, (see policy briefings in November 2012, Worldpoverty@manchester published by BWPI (Reducing malnutrition in rural India (222 KB summary of  our recent ESRC project)).

[83] Hasan, M. F., Imai, K. S., and Sato, T. (2012) Impacts of Agricultural Extension on Crop Productivity, Poverty and Vulnerability: Evidence from Uganda, RIEB Discussion Paper Series, DP2012-34, RIEB, Kobe University, Japan.

[84] Gaiha, R., Kaicker, N., Imai, K. S., Kulkarni, V. S., and Thapa, G. (2012) Diet Diversification and Diet Quality in India: An Analysis,  RIEB Discussion Paper Series, DP2012-30, RIEB, Kobe University, Japan.

[85] Gaiha, R., Kaicker, N., Imai, K S., Thapa, G., (2012) Agriculture-Nutrition Pathway in India, RIEB Discussion Paper Series, DP2012-16, RIEB, Kobe University.

[86] Gaiha, R., Kaicker, N., Imai, K S., Thapa, G., (2012) Demand for Nutrients in India: An Analysis Based on the 50th, 61st and 66th Rounds of the NSS, RIEB Discussion Paper Series, DP2012-14, RIEB, Kobe University.

[87] Azam, M. S., Imai, K., and Gaiha, R. (2012) Agricultural Supply Response and Smallholders Market Participation – the Case of Cambodia,
DP2012-09, Kobe University.

[88] Imai, K., Gaiha, R., Thapa, G., Annim, S. K. and Gupta, A. (2012) Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions-A Macroeconomic and Institutional Perspective DP2012-04, Kobe University.  (old version: Performance of Microfinance Institutions-A Macroeconomic and Institutional Perspective).

[89] Azam, M. S. and Imai, K. (2012) Measuring Households' Vulnerability to Idiosyncratic and Covariate Shocks – the case of Bangladesh,  RIEB Discussion Paper Series, DP2012-02,Kobe University.

[90] 'Savings, Investment and Current Account Surplus in Asia (with R. Gaiha, G. Thapa, W. Kang)  Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester, EDP-1001.

[91] On Insect Infestation and Agricultural Productivity in Developing Countries (with R. Gaiha, K. Hill, and S. Mathur) Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester, EDP-0910, 2009 .

[92] Finance, growth, inequality and hunger in Asia: Evidence from country panel data in 1960-2006 (with R. Gaiha and F. Thapa)  Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester, 0813, 2008.

[93] Vulnerability and Poverty in Bangladesh, (with Md. Azam) Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester, 0905, 2009 (the edited version is available as CPRC working paper no. 141 2009 and Australia South Asia Research Centre (ANU) Working Paper 2009-2) .

[94] 'Soaring Food Prices: A Threat or Opportunity in Asia? '(with G Thapa, R. Gaiha, and V.Kulkarni),  BWPI working paper 69/2009. 


[95] 'Foodgrain Stocks, Prices and Speculation' (with R. Gaiha and G. Thapa), Draft, BWPI working paper 64/2008.
   
[96] `Transmission of World Commodity Prices to Domestic Commodity Prices in India and China` (with Raghav Gaiha and Ganesh Thapa) BWPI working paper 45/2008. 

[97] 'Wages, Prices and Anti-Poverty Interventions in Rural India'Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester (0723, 2007) (with R. Gaiha, G. Thapa, and V. Kulkarni).

[98]‘Endowments, Discrimination and Deprivation among Ethnic Groups in Rural India’, Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester (0722, 2007) (with R. Gaiha, G. Thapa, and V. Kulkarni).

[99] 'Food and oil prices'  (with R. Gaiha and G. Thapa) , Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester (0801, 2007) (accepted by The 2008 Australasian Meeting of the Econometric Society in Wellington, New Zealand, July 2008). 

[100] ‘Non agricultural employment and poverty in India: An analysis based on the 60th Round of NSS’, Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester (0705, 2007, with R. Gaiha).

[101] ‘A Review of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in India’ Economics Discussion Paper, University of Manchester (0513, 2005, with R. Gaiha)

[102]  ‘Employment Guarantee Scheme as a Social Safety Net-Poverty Dynamics and Poverty Alleviation’ 2003, Department of Economics Working Paper, Ref. 149, Mar 2003, Department of Economics, University of Oxford (presented at the International Conference of Chronic Poverty in Manchester, April 2003).

[103] ‘Millennium Development Goals, Agricultural Growth and Openness’ (with R. Gaiha), Department of Economics Working Paper, Ref 161, May. 2003, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, presented at a Plenary Session by IARIW (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN INCOME AND WEALTH) 28th General Conference, August 2004, Cork, Ireland.   

[104] ‘How well do Households Cope with Risk through Savings and Portfolio Adjustment? Evidence from Rural India’, Draft, University of Oxford. (2003) - It has been published as Chapter 3 of Savings, Risk-coping and Poverty Dynamics in Developing Countries: Evidence from India and Kenya, Saarbrücken, VDM Publishing House, 2009 (ISBN:978-3-639-15990-5.

[105] 'The Spatial Distribution of Protein Deficiency in Rural India in the Last Three Quinquennial Rounds of NSS', 2003, (with R. Jha).

[106] ‘Contrasts between classes of assets in fixed investment panel equations as a way of testing real option theory’, (with C. Driver, P. Temple and G. Urga) (10th International Conference on Panel Data, Berlin, July 5-6, 2002 B3-3, International Conferences on Panel Data.

[107] ‘Risk Benefits of Public and Market Employment in Rural India: How do Households Respond to Anticipated and Unanticipated Shocks? 2002 (presented at the European Association of Labour Economists in August, 2002 in Paris).

[108] ‘Are Rural Public Works Efficient in Alleviating Poverty in the Long Run? Review, Evidence, and Lessons from India’, Rome, Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD, August 1999 (presented at XXIVth IAAE, International Conference of Agricultural Economics in Berlin, August 2000).  

Non-technical Official Reports:
Asia and the Pacific occasional papers published by IFAD, the UN
  
[109] ‘No 16: Has dietary transition slowed in India? An analysis based on the 50th, 61st and 66th rounds of the National Sample Survey (2013) (with Gaiha, Kaicker, N., Kulkarni, V. and Thapa, G.)

[110] ‘No 15: Remittances, growth and poverty: New evidence from Asian countries (2012) (with Gaiha, R., and Thapa, G.).

[111] ‘No 14: Role of agriculture in achieving MDG1 in the Asia and the Pacific region’ (2011) (with Gaiha, R., and Thapa, G.).

[112] ‘No 10: Fiscal stimulus, agricultural growth and poverty in Asia and the Pacific’ (2010) (with Gaiha, R., Thapa, G. and Kang, W.).

[113] ‘No. 1: Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty in Asia and the Pacific Region: Progress, prospects and priorities’ (2006) (with Gaiha, R., and Nandhi, M.).

NB: The above papers will be sent by e-mail on request (e-mail address: katsushi.imai@manchester.ac.uk)

[114]  'Savings, risk-coping, and poverty dynamics of rural households in developing countries' , PhD dissertation at University of Oxford- Department of Economics, Division of Social Sciences), 2000. 
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Statistica & Applicazioni, IV(2), 2006, the special volume for the International Conference to Honour Two Eminent Social Scientists, Gini and Lorenz, Siena, Italy, May 2005.
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