William A. Masters

Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Professor

150 Harrison Avenue

Boston, MA 02111

United States

http://sites.tufts.edu/willmasters

Tufts University - Department of Economics

Professor (secondary appointment, by courtesy)

Medford, MA 02155

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Winner-Take-All and Proportional-Prize Contests: Theory and Experimental Results

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2018
Timothy N. Cason, William A. Masters and Roman M. Sheremeta
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Case Western Reserve University
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contests, rent-seeking, lotteries, incentives in experiments, risk aversion

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Measuring the Impacts of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Program

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - USAID/Malawi, Oregon State University - Department of Applied Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Purdue University
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Measuring the Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Price Indexes for Diet Diversity and the Cost of Nutrient Adequacy

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Forthcoming, Invited paper presented at the ASSA (January 2018)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 May 2017 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, University of Ghana - Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Sokoine University of Agriculture and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Food Prices, Diet Quality, Diet Diversity, Nutrient Adequacy, CPI

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Property Rights, Production Technology and Deforestation: Cocoa in Cameroon

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Sep 2004
Harounan Kazianga and William A. Masters
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Cameroon, tree-crops, land-tenure, forest-use

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Entry into Winner-Take-All and Proportional-Prize Contests: An Experimental Study

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 06 Feb 2011
Roman M. Sheremeta, Timothy N. Cason and William A. Masters
Case Western Reserve University, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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performance pay, tournament, piece rate, tournament design, contest, experiments, risk aversion, feedback, gender

An African Growth Trap: Production Technology and the Time-Consistency of Agricultural Taxation, R&D and Investment

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Dec 2003
William A. Masters and Margaret McMillan
Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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endogenous policy, political economy, agricultural research, economic growth

An African Growth Trap: Production Technology and the Time-Consistency of Agricultural Taxation, R&D and Investment

Review of Development Economics, Vol. 7, pp. 179-191, May 2003
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 05 Jun 2003
William A. Masters and Margaret McMillan
Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Impact of Caregiver Incentives on Child Health: Evidence from an Experiment with Anganwadi Workers in India

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 03 May 2016 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2017
Prakarsh Singh and William A. Masters
Amherst College - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Performance Pay, Public Health Information, Child Malnutrition

Impact of Caregiver Incentives on Child Health: Evidence from an Experiment with Anganwadi Workers in India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10083
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 08 Aug 2016
Prakarsh Singh and William A. Masters
Amherst College - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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performance pay, incentives, malnutrition, undernutrition, underweight, child development, child health, Anganwadis, ICDS, nutrition

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Agriculture, Transportation and the Timing of Urbanization: Global Analysis at the Grid Cell Level

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14-002/VIII
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Jan 2014
Mesbah Motamed, Raymond J.G.M. Florax and William A. Masters
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Purdue University and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Economic growth, economic geography, urbanization, agriculture, transportation

Misreporting Month of Birth: Diagnosis and Implications for Research on Nutrition and Early Childhood in Developing Countries

Tufts University, Department of Economics Working Paper
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2018
Anna Larsen, Derek Headey and William A. Masters
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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nutrition, height-for-age, stunting, measurement error, child age

Misreporting Month of Birth: Implications for Nutrition Research

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1617
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2017
Anna Larsen, Derek Headey and William A. Masters
University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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nutrition, children, measurement, child development, height-for-age, stunting, measurement error, child age

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Beyond Calories: The New Economics of Nutrition

Forthcoming, Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2019 (DOI: 10.1146/annurev-resource-100518-094053)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2019
Amelia B. Finaret and William A. Masters
Allegheny College and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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food policy, dietary intake, global health

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Climatic Conditions and Child Height: Sex-Specific Vulnerability and the Protective Effects of Sanitation and Food Markets in Nepal

AAEA Selected Paper No. P8917
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Apr 2016
Steven Block, William A. Masters, Prajula Mulmi and Gerald Shively
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Purdue University
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seasonality, climate, health, agriculture, resilience

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First Foods: Diet Quality Among Infants Aged 6–23 Months in 42 Countries

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 31 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2019
Samira Choudhury, Derek Headey and William A. Masters
SOAS University of London, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Child Malnutrition, Infant Foods, Complementary Feeding, Dietary Diversity, Bennett’s Law

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Behavior Change for Early Childhood Nutrition: Effectiveness of Health Worker Training Depends on Maternal Information in a Randomized Control Trial

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10375
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Prakarsh Singh and William A. Masters
Amherst College - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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child underweight, child malnutrition, child health, ICDS, Punjab, South Asia

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Rural Demography, Public Services and Land Rights in Africa: a Village-Level Analysis in Burkina Faso

NBER Working Paper No. w17718
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 31 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2012
Margaret McMillan, William A. Masters and Harounan Kazianga
Tufts University - Department of Economics, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
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Cost and Affordability of the EAT- Lancet Diet in 159 Countries

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Kalle Hirvonen, Yan Bai, Derek Headey and William A. Masters
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Global Health, Sustainable Diets, Nutrition, Diet Quality

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Disease Control, Demographic Change and Institutional Development in Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w19245
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jul 2013
Margaret McMillan, William A. Masters and Harounan Kazianga
Tufts University - Department of Economics, Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
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Performance Bonuses in the Public Sector: Winner-Take-All Prizes Versus Proportional Payments to Reduce Child Malnutrition in India

Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Oct 2018
Prakarsh Singh and William A. Masters
Amherst College - Department of Economics and Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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contest design, performance pay, malnutrition, underweight, child development

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Welfare Gains from Quality Certification of Infant Foods: Results from a Market Experiment in Mali

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 84, pp. 974-989, 2002
Posted: 06 Jan 2003
William A. Masters and Diakalia Sanogo
Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Purdue University - Department of Agricultural Economics

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Climate and Scale in Economic Growth

Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2001
Posted: 12 Nov 2001
William A. Masters and Margaret McMillan
Tufts University - Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts University - Department of Economics

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growth accounting, empirical growth, endogenous growth