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Getting prices right: the impact of the market information service in Uganda


Svensson, Jakob; Yanagizawa-Drott, David (2009). Getting prices right: the impact of the market information service in Uganda. Journal of the European Economic Association, 7(2-3):435-445.

Abstract

The Market Information Service project in Uganda collected data on prices for the main agricultural commodities in major market centers and disseminated the information through local FM radio stations in various districts. Exploiting the variation across space between households with and without access to a radio, we find evidence suggesting that better-informed farmers managed to bargain for higher farm-gate prices on their surplus production.

Abstract

The Market Information Service project in Uganda collected data on prices for the main agricultural commodities in major market centers and disseminated the information through local FM radio stations in various districts. Exploiting the variation across space between households with and without access to a radio, we find evidence suggesting that better-informed farmers managed to bargain for higher farm-gate prices on their surplus production.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:April 2009
Deposited On:07 Jun 2017 12:40
Last Modified:07 Jun 2017 12:40
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1542-4766
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1162/JEEA.2009.7.2-3.435

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