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Replication data for: The Missing Food Problem: Trade, Agriculture, and International Productivity Differences

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Tombe, Trevor
Publication Date
2014-12-30
Description
  • Abstract

    Agriculture in poor countries has low productivity, high employment, and negligible trade flows relative to other sectors. These facts motivate a multisector, open-economy view of international productivity differences. With a quantitative multicountry model featuring nonhomothetic preferences, multiple interrelated sectors, distorted labor markets, and costly trade, I find: trade amplifies the negative effect of labor market distortions; trade costs—large for poor countries, especially in agriculture—significantly contribute to international productivity differences; and explicitly modeling agriculture reveals additional channels through which poor countries may gain from trade. (JEL F41, J24, J43, O13, O19, Q11, Q17)
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/mac.20130108 (Text)
Publications
  • Tombe, Trevor. “The Missing Food Problem: Trade, Agriculture, and International Productivity Differences.” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 7, no. 3 (July 2015): 226–58. https://doi.org/10.1257/mac.20130108.
    • ID: 10.1257/mac.20130108 (DOI)

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Tombe, Trevor (2014): Replication data for: The Missing Food Problem: Trade, Agriculture, and International Productivity Differences. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E114067