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Schooling has externality effects in agriculture when, in the course of conducting their own private economic activities, educated farmers raise the productivity of their uneducated neighbours. This paper seeks to determine the potential size and source of such benefits for rural areas of...
This study estimates technical, allocative and economic efficiencies and identifies their determinants in smallholders' vegetable-dominated mixed farming system of eastern Ethiopia. Technical, allocative and economic efficiencies were estimated by a non-parametric data envelopment analysis...
This paper investigates the extent of the mark-up of the South African manufacturing sector, taking into account a number of characteristics of its component industries. We find significant mark-ups to be present in the South African manufacturing sector. In comparative terms, the mark-up is...
This article analyses the effect of 10 years of ‘liberalisation’ policy on price integration in the Beninese maize market. The comparison of price series for two periods, before and after the policy change, shows that the expected positive effect is not confirmed by co-integration analysis....
Previous poverty assessments of Burkina Faso neglected some important methodological issues. They were therefore misleading and led to the so-called ‘Burkinabè Growth–Poverty Paradox’, i.e., increasing poverty despite sustained macro-economic growth and constant inequality. We estimate that...
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