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Michael Lipton

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First Name:Michael
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Last Name:Lipton
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(50%) Poverty Research Unit
University of Sussex

Brighton, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:ecspvuk (more details at EDIRC)

(50%) Department of Economics
Sussex Business School
University of Sussex

Brighton, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:ecsusuk (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Michael Lipton & Qi Zhang, 2007. "Reducing Inequality And Poverty During Liberalisation In China: Rural And Agricultural Experiences And Policy Options," PRUS Working Papers 37, Poverty Research Unit at Sussex, University of Sussex.
  2. Birner, Regina & Davis, Kristin & Pender, John & Nkonya, Ephraim & Anandajayasekeram, Pooniah & Ekboir, Javier & Mbabu, Adiel & Spielman, David & Horna, Daniela & Benin, Samuel & Cohen, Marc J., 2006. "From "best practice" to "best fit": a framework for designing and analyzing pluralistic agricultural advisory services worldwide," EPTD discussion papers 05, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Witcover, Julie & Vosti, Stephen A. & Lipton, Michael, 2006. "Agricultural Change and Population Growth: District-Level Evidence From India," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25443, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  4. Lipton, Michael & Sinha, Saurabh & Blackman, Rachel, 2006. "Agricultural technology and health: understanding the links between agriculture and health," 2020 vision briefs 13(3), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  5. Lipton, Michael, 2005. "The family farm in a globalizing world: the role of crop science in alleviating poverty," 2020 vision discussion papers 40, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  6. Lipton, Michael & Eastwood, Robert & Kirsten, Johann F., 2003. "Land And Asset Size, Structure And Distribution And The Links To Income In Three Drylands," Working Papers 18051, University of Pretoria, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development.
  7. Michael Lipton, 2000. "Reviving Global Poverty Reduction: What Role for Genetically Modified Plants?," PRUS Working Papers 06, Poverty Research Unit at Sussex, University of Sussex.
  8. Arjan de Haan & Michael Lipton, 1998. "Dynamics of Military Procurement: Changes in Military Consumption Patterns," Human Development Occasional Papers (1992-2007) HDOCPA-1998-05, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  9. Vosti, Stephen A. & Witcover, Julie & Lipton, Michael, 1994. "The impact of technical change in agriculture on human fertility: district-level evidence from India," EPTD discussion papers 5, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  10. Payne, Philip & Lipton, Michael, 1994. "How Third World rural households adapt to dietary energy stress," Food policy reviews 2, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  11. Lipton, Michael & Ravallion, Martin, 1993. "Poverty and policy," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1130, The World Bank.
  12. Lipton, M., 1988. "The Poor And The Poorest," World Bank - Discussion Papers 25, World Bank.
  13. Michael Lipton, "undated". "Learning From Others: Increasing Agricultural Productivity for Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa," UNDP Africa Policy Notes 2012-007, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa.


  1. Michael Lipton, 2013. "Africa's National-accounts Mess-super-1," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(12), pages 1765-1771, December.
  2. Robert Eastwood & Michael Lipton, 2012. "The Demographic Dividend: Retrospect And Prospect," Economic Affairs, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 32(1), pages 26-30, February.
  3. Lipton, Michael, 2010. "From Policy Aims and Small-farm Characteristics to Farm Science Needs," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(10), pages 1399-1412, October.
  4. Michael Lipton, 2008. "Bottom Billion: Countries or People?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(5), pages 750-760.
  5. Michael Lipton, 2007. "Plant breeding and poverty: Can transgenic seeds replicate the 'Green Revolution' as a source of gains for the poor?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(1), pages 31-62.
  6. Michael Lipton, 2007. "Book Review," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55(4), pages 841-845, July.
  7. Michael Lipton, 2006. "Can Small Farmers Survive, Prosper, or be the Key Channel to Cut Mass Poverty?," The Electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, vol. 3(1), pages 58-85.
  8. Robert Eastwood & Johann Kirsten & Michael Lipton, 2006. "Premature deagriculturalisation? Land inequality and rural dependency in Limpopo province, South Africa," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(8), pages 1325-1349.
  9. Michael Lipton & Saurabh Sinha & Rachel Blackman, 2002. "Reconnecting Agricultural Technology to Human Development," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 123-152.
  10. Michael Lipton, 2001. "Reviving global poverty reduction: what role for genetically modified plants?," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 13(7), pages 823-846.
  11. Robert Eastwood & Michael Lipton, 1999. "The impact of changes in human fertility on poverty," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(1), pages 1-30.
  12. Lipton, Michael, 1997. "Editorial: Poverty -- are there holes in the consensus?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(7), pages 1003-1007, July.
  13. Lipton, Michael, 1993. "Land reform as commenced business: The evidence against stopping," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 641-657, April.
  14. Lipton, Michael & Lipton, Merle, 1993. "Creating rural livelihoods: Some lessons for South Africa from experience elsewhere," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 21(9), pages 1515-1548, September.
  15. Lipton, Michael, 1992. "Economics and anthropology: Grounding models in relationships," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 20(10), pages 1541-1546, October.
  16. Lipton, Michael, 1992. "Handbook of development economics, vol. 1: Concepts and approaches; Structural transformation; Human resources and labour markets : Hollis Chenery and T.N. Srinivasan, eds., (North-Holland, Amsterdam,," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 415-427, April.
  17. Stephen A. Vosti & Michael Lipton, 1992. "Population Change in the Wake of Agricultural Improvement: Lessons for Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 31(4), pages 715-728.
  18. M. Lipton, 1989. "The Challenge of Sanctions1," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 57(4), pages 227-240, December.
  19. Lipton, Michael, 1989. "Agriculture, rural people, the state and the surplus in some Asian countries: Thoughts on some implications of three recent approaches in social science," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 17(10), pages 1553-1571, October.
  20. Michael Lipton, 1989. "Agricultural research and modern plant varieties in Subā€Saharan Africa: Generalizations, realities and conclusions," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 1(1), pages 168-179, January.
  21. Lipton, Michael, 1988. "The place of agricultural research in the development of sub-Saharan Africa," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 16(10), pages 1231-1257, October.
  22. Kumar, Shubh K. & Lipton, Michael, 1988. "Editors' introduction," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 16(9), pages 993-995, September.
  23. Lipton, Michael, 1987. "Development studies: Findings, frontiers and fights," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 517-525, April.
  24. Lipton, Michael, 1985. "Education and Farm Efficiency: Comment," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 34(1), pages 167-168, October.
  25. Lipton, Michael, 1985. "The state, industrialization and class formations in India : Anumpan Sen, (London: Routledge, 1982), [UK pound]14.95," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 13(5), pages 659-661, May.
  26. Lipton, Michael, 1985. "A problem in poverty measurement," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 10(1), pages 91-97, August.
  27. Lipton, Michael, 1980. "Migration from rural areas of poor countries: The impact on rural productivity and income distribution," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 1-24, January.
  28. Lipton, Michael, 1979. "Perverse responses by factor users to factor cost changes : Need policy advisors worry?," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 73-78, February.
  29. Lipton, Michael, 1978. "Inter-farm, inter-regional and farm-non-farm income distribution: The impact of the new cereal variaties," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 6(3), pages 319-337, March.
  30. Lipton, Michael, 1977. "The new economics of growth: A review," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 267-270, March.
  31. Lipton, Michael, 1976. "Agricultural finance and rural credit in poor countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 4(7), pages 543-553, July.
  32. Lipton, Michael, 1975. "Urban bias and food policy in poor countries," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 41-52, November.


  1. Eastwood, Robert & Lipton, Michael & Newell, Andrew, 2010. "Farm Size," Handbook of Agricultural Economics, in: Robert Evenson & Prabhu Pingali (ed.), Handbook of Agricultural Economics, edition 1, volume 4, chapter 65, pages 3323-3397, Elsevier.
  2. Lipton, Michael & Ravallion, Martin, 1995. "Poverty and policy," Handbook of Development Economics, in: Hollis Chenery & T.N. Srinivasan (ed.), Handbook of Development Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 41, pages 2551-2657, Elsevier.

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