dr. W. Zant



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+31 20 59 89592
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wouter.zant@vu.nl
faculteit der economische wetenschappen en bedrijfskunde ( economics )
Associate Professor

Research interests


Transaction costs, price and production risk, farm households, poverty, food security, commodities in developing countries, trade and rural development

Publications


Zant, W., 2013, ‘How is Liberalization of Food Markets Progressing? Market Integration and Transaction Costs in Subsistence Economies’, World Bank Economic Review, 2013, 27(1), 28-54.

Zant, W., 2012, ‘The Economics of Food Aid under Subsistence Farming with an Application to Malawi’, Food Policy, 37, 124–141.

V. Molini, B van den Boom, M.A.Keyzer, N.Nsowah-Nuamah and W.Zant, 2010, ‘Safety nets and index-based insurance: historical assessment and semi-parametric simulation for Northern Ghana’, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 58, 4, July, 671-712.

Zant, W., 2008, ‘Hot stuff: Index Insurance for Indian Pepper Growers’, World Development, Vol. 36, No. 9, pp. 1585-1606.

Full list of published papers and downloadable working papers

Teaching


Bachelor
Micro Economics
Macro Economics
International Economics (Trade Theory; Exchange Rates and Stabilization Policy)

 

Selection of Implemented Assignments


Zant, W., 2010, ‘Evaluation of the Pilot Price Risk Management Scheme for Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire’, report prepared by the Amsterdam Institute for Business and Economic Research, VU University Amsterdam (AMBER) for the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC).

Zant, W., 2010, ‘Development of terms of trade and transmission of price shocks in a number of developing countries in the aftermath of the large food and energy price increases on the world market, case study on Malawi’, report prepared by the Amsterdam Institute for Business and Economic Research (AMBER), VU University Amsterdam for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome.

Zant, W., 2009, ‘Feed-In Regulation in the Ethiopian Power Sector: Conditions for Success, Assessment of Proposal and Contribution to Supply’ report prepared by the Amsterdam Institute for Business and Economic Research (AMBER), VU University Amsterdam for GTZ Energy Coordination Office, Addis Ababa.

Basset, J., L.Lengrand, M.de Jong, C.van Marrewijk, A.Metten, H.Poot, N. van der Windt, H.Thénint and W.Zant,  2008, ‘Economische Gevolgen van de Status van Ultraperifeer Gebied voor de Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba’, report prepared for the Ministry of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, SEOR, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam & Louis Lengrand & Associes, Versailles, 240p.

Jensen, N.A., P. Jere, G. Lubatti, N. Spooner and W.Zant, 2006, ‘Comprehensive Review Of Stakeholders’ Responses To The 2005-2006 Food Crisis’, 2006, report prepared for the European Union Delegation (ECD, Lilongwe).