Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo

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This paper measures the vulnerability of households in rural India, based upon the ICRISAT panel survey. We employ both ex ante and ex post measures of vulnerability. The latter are decomposed into aggregate and idiosyncratic risks and poverty components. Our decomposition shows that idiosyncratic risks account for the largest share, followed by poverty and(More)
The intestinal protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum is a known cause of water-borne disease in humans. The detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in water samples relies upon the use of fluorescently labelled antibodies, preferably using flow cytometry and epifluorescence microscopy. Here we demonstrate that four commercially available antibodies(More)
Genetically modified (GM) crop adoption has experienced an unprecedented rate of growth over the past 10 years. Worldwide, in 2008 there were 125 million hectares of land under GM crops, with nearly 25 countries adopting this new technology (James, 2008). The early adopters, namely the top eight countries, growing more than 1million hectares of land are the(More)
of the paper The paper illustrates a theoretical model of real option value applied to the problem of land development. Making use of the 1998-2001 Kyrgyz Household Budget Survey, we show that when the hypothesis of decreasing return to scale holds, the relation between the threshold value of revenue per hectare and the amount of land cultivated is(More)
Society often sets social standards that define thresholds of damage to society or the environment above which compensation must be paid to the state or other parties. In this article, we analyze the interdependence between the use of social standards and investment evaluation under dynamic uncertainty where a negative externality above a threshold(More)