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Steven M. Helfand

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First Name:Steven
Middle Name:M.
Last Name:Helfand
RePEc Short-ID:phe520


Department of Economics
University of California-Riverside

Riverside, California (United States)

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(951) 827-5685
4128 Sproul Hall, Riverside, CA 92521-0427
RePEc:edi:deucrus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Steven Helfand & Matthew Taylor, 2018. "The Inverse Relationship between Farm Size and Productivity: Refocusing the Debate," Working Papers 201811, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics.
  2. Steven Helfand & Vilma Sielawa & Deepak Singhania, 2018. "A Matter of Time: An Impact Evaluation of the Brazilian National Land Credit Program," Working Papers 201815, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics.
  3. Costa, L.V. & Helfand, S. & Souza, A.P., 2018. "Rural Development Policies and Conditional Cash Transfers in Brazil: An Impact Evaluation of the IFAD-Supported Gavi o Project and Potential Synergies with Bolsa Fam lia," 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia 277263, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Steven Helfand & Lorena Viera Costa & André Portela Souza, 2018. "No Impact of Rural Development Policies? No Synergies with Conditional Cash Transfers? An Investigation of the IFAD-Supported Gavião Project in Brazil," Working Papers 201814, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics.
  5. Nasim Sanval & Helfand, Steven, 2016. "Optimal groundwater management in Pakistan’s Indus Water Basin:," PSSP working papers 34, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Steven M. Helfand & Gervásio Castro de Rezende, 2015. "Brazilian Agriculture in the 1990s: Impact of the Policy Reforms," Discussion Papers 0098, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  7. Helfand, Steven M. & Magalhaes, Marcelo M. & Rada, Nicholas E., 2015. "Brazil's Agricultural Total Factor Productivity Growth by Farm Size," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 204875, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  8. Nasim, Sanval & Dinar, Ariel & Helfand, Steven, 2014. "Allocative inefficiency and farm-level constraints in irrigated agriculture in Pakistan:," PSSP working papers 15, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  9. Jonasson, Erik & Helfand, Steven M., 2009. "How Important is Economic Geography for Rural Non-Agricultural Employment? Lessons from Brazil," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51150, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  10. Figueiredo, Nelly Maria Sansigolo De & Helfand, Steven M. & Correa, Angela Maria Cassavia Jorge & Branchi, Bruna, 2008. "Sobre A Queda Da Pobreza E Da Desigualdade No Agrícola/Rural Brasileiro: Uma Análise Exploratória Entre 1992 E 2006," 46th Congress, July 20-23, 2008, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil 109072, Sociedade Brasileira de Economia, Administracao e Sociologia Rural (SOBER).
  11. Jonasson, Erik & Helfand, Steven, 2008. "Locational Determinants of Rural Non-Agricultural Employment: Evidence from Brazil," Working Papers 2008:3, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  12. Ajax R. B. Moreira & Steve M. Helfand & Adriano M. R. Figueiredo, 2007. "Explicando as diferenças na produtividade agrícola no Brasil," Discussion Papers 1254, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  13. Gloria Gonzalez-Rivera & Steven Helfand, 2007. "Economic Development and the Determinants of Spatial Integration in Agricultural Markets," Working Papers 201437, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics.
  14. Alexandra M. Schmidt & Ajax R. B. Moreira & Thais C. O. Fonseca & Steven M. Helfand, 2006. "Spatial Stochastic Frontier Models: accounting for unobserved local determinants of inefficiency," Discussion Papers 1220, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  15. Helfand, Steven M., 2003. "Farm Size And The Determinants Of Productive Efficiency In The Brazilian Center-West," 2003 Annual Meeting, August 16-22, 2003, Durban, South Africa 25890, International Association of Agricultural Economists.


  1. Steven M. Helfand & Nicholas E. Rada & Marcelo M. Magalhães, 2017. "Special Issue on The Brazilian Agri-food Sector," EuroChoices, The Agricultural Economics Society, vol. 16(1), pages 17-22, April.
  2. Figueiredo, Adriano Marcos Rodrigues & Bonjour, Sandra Cristina de Moura & Teixeira, Erly Cardoso & Helfand, Steven M., 2011. "Spatial analysis of agricultural supply response in the Brazilian Center-West," Economi­a Agraria (Revista Economia Agraria), Agrarian Economist Association (AEA), Chile, vol. 15, pages 1-13.
  3. Helfand, Steven M. & Moreira, Ajax Reynaldo Bello & Figueiredo, Adriano Marcos Rodrigues, 2011. "Explicando as Diferenças de Pobreza entre Produtores Agrícolas no Brasil: simulações contrafactuais com o censo agropecuário 1995-96," Brazilian Journal of Rural Economy and Sociology (Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural-RESR), Sociedade Brasileira de Economia e Sociologia Rural, vol. 49(2), pages 1-28, June.
  4. Jonasson, Erik & Helfand, Steven M., 2010. "How Important are Locational Characteristics for Rural Non-agricultural Employment? Lessons from Brazil," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 727-741, May.
  5. Alexandra Schmidt & Ajax Moreira & Steven Helfand & Thais Fonseca, 2009. "Spatial stochastic frontier models: accounting for unobserved local determinants of inefficiency," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 101-112, April.
  6. Steven M. Helfand & Gervásio Castro de Rezende, 2004. "The Impact of Sector-Specific and Economy-Wide Policy Reforms on the Agricultural Sector in Brazil: 1980-98," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 22(2), pages 194-212, April.
  7. Helfand, Steven M. & Levine, Edward S., 2004. "Farm size and the determinants of productive efficiency in the Brazilian Center-West," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 31(2-3), pages 241-249, December.
  8. Gloria González-Rivera & Steven M. Helfand, 2001. "The Extent, Pattern, and Degree of Market Integration: A Multivariate Approach for the Brazilian Rice Market," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 83(3), pages 576-592.
  9. Steven M. Helfand, 2001. "The Distribution of Subsidized Agricultural Credit in Brazil: Do Interest Groups Matter?," Development and Change, International Institute of Social Studies, vol. 32(3), pages 465-490, June.
  10. SM Helfand, 2000. "Interest Groups And Economic Policy: Explaining The Pattern Of Protection In The Brazilian Agricultural Sector," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 18(4), pages 462-476, October.


  1. Mauricio Cárdenas & Steven M. Helfand, 2011. "Latin American economic development," The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Steven M. Helfand & Edward S. Levine, 2006. "The Impact of Policy Reforms on Rural Poverty in Brazil: Evidence from Three States in the 1990s," Chapters,in: Human Development in the Era of Globalization, chapter 5 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 12 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (8) 2008-01-26 2014-05-04 2015-05-02 2015-08-07 2018-10-01 2018-10-01 2018-11-19 2018-11-26. Author is listed
  2. NEP-DEV: Development (5) 2009-06-03 2018-10-01 2018-10-01 2018-11-19 2018-11-26. Author is listed
  3. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (4) 2007-08-08 2007-09-24 2015-08-07 2018-07-23
  4. NEP-LAM: Central & South America (3) 2015-08-07 2018-10-01 2018-11-26
  5. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (2) 2007-08-08 2009-06-03
  6. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (2) 2008-01-26 2009-06-03
  7. NEP-ECM: Econometrics (1) 2007-08-08
  8. NEP-INO: Innovation (1) 2015-08-07


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