Replication data for: The Missing Food Problem: Trade, Agriculture, and International Productivity Differences
- Tombe, Trevor
AbstractAgriculture 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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DOI: 10.1257/mac.20130108 (Text)
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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