Agricultural trade and poverty in Chile: A spatial analysis of product tradability

David A. Fleming, David G. Abler, Stephan J. Goetz

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Abstract

Many questions have arisen about the relationship between international agricultural trade and poverty in developing countries. This article explores these questions by analyzing local agricultural tradability indices, which measure the degree to which commodities produced in a particular region are traded internationally. Data are examined for Chile, a middle-income country with a history of international agricultural trade over the last decades. Empirical results indicate that a higher agricultural tradability index is associated with lower poverty rates across Chilean comunas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-553
Number of pages9
JournalAgricultural Economics
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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