Garth Holloway

Dr Garth Holloway is an Associate Professor at the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading. His current research interests are: Applications of Bayesian inference and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods to problems in agricultural and food economics, anthropology, development, industrial-organization, genetics and environmental- and natural-resource-economics; hierarchical normal-linear modeling; composed-error modeling; models of economic survival and duration; inference in censored-, discrete-, truncated- and count-data models; spatial models of land-mine clearance, technology adoption, human and livestock disease control; Bayesian ranking and selection with applications to contests.

Content by Garth Holloway
  • Project

    Technology adoption and food security in rural Bangladesh

    The “System of Rice Intensification” (SRI), developed in Madagascar in the 1980s for liquidity-constrained smallholder farmers like those in Bangladesh, has demonstrated dramatic potential for increasing rice yields without requiring additional purchased inputs (seed, fertilizer, etc.), nor increased irrigation. But these gains, although widely documented in...

    30 Sep 2014 | Chris Barrett, Marcel Fafchamps, Garth Holloway, Asadul Islam, Mohammad Abdul Malek, Ummul Hasanath Ruthbah, Jeffrey LaFrance, Debayan Pakrashi