Data and Code for Subsidies and the African Green Revolution: Direct Effects and Social Network Spillovers of Randomized Input Subsidies in Mozambique
- Laajaj, Rachid (Universidad de Los Andes)
- Yang, Dean (University of Michigan)
- Carter, Michael R. (University of California Davis)
AbstractThe Green Revolution, which bolstered agricultural yields and economic rural well-being in Asia and Latin America beginning in the 1960s, but largely bypassed sub-Saharan Africa. We study the first randomized controlled trial of a government-implemented input subsidy program (ISP) in Africa. We find that this A temporary subsidy for Mozambican maize farmers stimulates Green Revolution technology adoption and leads to increased maize yields. Effects of the subsidy persist in later unsubsidized years. In addition, social networks of subsidized farmers benefit from spillovers, experiencing increases in technology adoption, yields, and beliefs about the returns to the technologies. Spillovers account for the vast majority of subsidy-induced gains. ISPs alleviate informational market failures, stimulating learning about new technologies by subsidy recipients and their social networks.
2010-01-01 / 2013-12-31Time Period: Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2010--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2013
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Carter, Michael, Rachid Laajaj, and Dean Yang. “Subsidies and the African Green Revolution: Direct Effects and Social Network Spillovers of Randomized Input Subsidies in Mozambique.” AEJ Applied, n.d.
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