Ph.D. Department of Applied Economics, University
International Relations, Yale University
1983 BA Political Science University of California, Riverside
My research interests center around household decision-making in rural households, especially in Africa. In particular, I am interested in how social and economic changes affect the dynamics of decision-making within households. Much of my current work focuses on issues around women’s access to assets, including land. This includes developing methodologies for collecting individual level asset data and empirical work analyzing how women acquire assets, which assets they own and control, and how this affects their well-being.
My current projects include:
- Analyzing women’s access to land and other assets in Liberia and Uganda, through USAID AMA-CRSP project.
- Project on Women, Religion and Globalization through the MacMillan Center at Yale University.
- Examining women's asset ownership in developing countries, including identifying constraints to women's asset ownership and developing gender-disaggregated measures of asset ownership.
- Risk management among pastoralist households in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia through the GL-CRSP PARIMA project
- Book review editor for the journal Feminist Economics.
“Are Development Priorities Shared by Community Members? Results of a Ranking Exercise in East African Rangelands.” John McPeak, Cheryl Doss, Christopher B. Barrett, and Patti Kristjanson. Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming.
“The AIDS Epidemic: Challenges for Feminist Economics,” Cheryl Doss and Cecelia Conrad. Feminist Economics, forthcoming.
“Interpersonal, Intertemporal and Spatial Variation in Risk Perceptions: Evidence from East Africa,” Cheryl R. Doss, John G. McPeak and Christopher B. Barrett. World Development, 36(8): 1453-1468, 2008.
"The Gender-Asset-Asset Gap: What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter." Carmen Diana Deere and Cheryl Doss. Feminist Economics, Jan/April 2006.
"Education Investments in a Spatially Varied Economy." Andrew Mude, Christopher Barrett, John McPeak and Cheryl Doss. Economica, forthcoming.
"Are Household Production Decisions Cooperative? Evidence on Migration and Milk Sales from Northern Kenya." John McPeak and Cheryl Doss. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 2006.
"The Effects of Intrahousehold Property Ownership on Expenditure Patterns in Ghana." Journal of African Economics, March 2006.
"Analyzing Technology Adoption: Challenges and Limitations of Micro Studies." Agricultural Economics, 2006.
"Men's Crops? Women's Crops? Gender Patterns of Cropping in Ghana." World Development, November 2002.
"Is Risk Fully Pooled within the Household: Evidence from Ghana," Economic Development and Cultural Change, October 2001.
"Designing Agricultural Technology for African Women Farmers: Lessons from 25 Years of Experience," World Development, December 2001.
"How Does Gender Affect the Adoption of Agricultural Innovations? The Case of Improved Maize Technology in Ghana," Cheryl Doss and Michael Morris. Agricultural Economics, June 2001.
"Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in an Uncertain Environment," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 78:1335-1339, December 1996.
"Testing Among Models of Intrahousehold Resource Allocation," World Development, 24(10):1597-1609, October 1996.
"The Influence of Wetland Type and Wetland Proximity on Residential Property Values," Cheryl Doss and Steven Taff, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 21(1):120-129, 1996.
"Strengthening Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Through Intrahousehold Analysis: Discussion," Cheryl Doss and Benjamin Senauer, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 76(5):1226-1228, Dec. 1994.
Chapters, Working Papers:
“Gender and Asset Ownership: A Guide to Collecting Individual level Data.” Cheryl Doss, Caren Grown, and Carmen Diana Deere. Policy Research Working Paper 4704, World Bank, 2008.
“Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries,” Cheryl Doss and Carmen Diana Deere. In Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective. Ed. by James Davies. forthcoming, Oxford University Press.
"Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing countries," Carmen Diana Deere and Cheryl Doss. UNU-WIDER Research Paper No. 2006/115. (available at http://www.wider.unu.edu/ )
"Interpersonal, Intertemporal and Spatial Variation in Risk Perceptions: Evidence from East Africa," Cheryl Doss, John McPeak and Christopher Barrett. Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 948, Yale University. Available at http://www.econ.yale.edu/~egcenter/EGCdp4.htm
Agricultural Technology for Africa’s Farmers: Promises
and Pitfalls," In Feminist Economics and the
World Bank: History, Theory and Policy, Edited by Edith
Kuiper and Drucilla Barker. Routledge, forthcoming November 2006.
Higher Education: Implications for Development. Cheryl
Doss, Robert Evenson, and Nancy Ruther, Editors. Yale Center
for International and Area Studies, New Haven, Connecticut,
and Measuring Bargaining Power within the Household," in Women,
Family and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender. Ed.
Karine Moe. Routledge, 2002.
Farm level Technology Adoption: Lessons Learned from CIMMYT’s
Micro Surveys in East Africa." CIMMYT Economics Working
of Maize and Wheat Technologies in East Africa: Synthesis of
East African Adoption Studies." Cheryl Doss, Wilfred
Mwangi, Hugo Verkuijl, and Hugo De Groote, CIMMYT Economics
Working Paper 02-04.
Resource Allocation in Ghana: The Impact of the Distribution
of Asset Ownership within the Household," in G.H. Peters
and von Braun (eds), Food Security, Diversification and Resource
Management: Refocusing the Role of Agriculture? Dartmouth
Publishing, Aldershot, UK, 1999.
Years of Research on Women Farmers in Africa: Lessons and Implications
for Agricultural Research Institutions," CIMMYT Economics
Program Paper 99-02. Mexico, D.F., CIMMYT, 1999.
in African Rural Development, Winrock International Institute
for Agricultural Development, Morrilton, Arkansas, 1991. Cheryl
R. Doss and Carol Olson, Eds.