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Replication data for: Information from Markets Near and Far: Mobile Phones and Agricultural Markets in Niger

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Aker, Jenny C.
Publication Date
2010-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Price dispersion across markets is common in developing countries. Using novel market and trader-level data, this paper provides estimates of the impact of mobile phones on price dispersion across grain markets in Niger. The introduction of mobile phone service between 2001 and 2006 explains a 10 to 16 percent reduction in grain price dispersion. The effect is stronger for market pairs with higher transport costs. (JEL O13, O33, Q11, Q13)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.2.3.46 (Text)
Publications
  • Aker, Jenny C. “Information from Markets Near and Far: Mobile Phones and Agricultural Markets in Niger.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2, no. 3 (July 2010): 46–59. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.2.3.46.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.2.3.46 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Aker, Jenny C. (2010): Replication data for: Information from Markets Near and Far: Mobile Phones and Agricultural Markets in Niger. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113759V1