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The impact of roads and agricultural extension on consumption growth and poverty in fifteen Ethiopian villages

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This paper investigates whether public investments that led to improvements in road quality and increased access to agricultural extension services led to faster consumption growth and lower rates of poverty in rural Ethiopia. Using a Generalized Methods of Moments - Instrumental Variables - Household Fixed Effects estimator, we find evidence of positive impacts with meaningful magnitudes. Access to all-weather roads increases consumption growth by 16 per cent and, reduces the incidence of po...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
"International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC (IFPRI)"
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Institution:
Addis Ababa University
Department:
Department of Economics
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"International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC (IFPRI)"
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Dercon, S
Grant:
USAID under BASIS grant LAG-4213-A-00-6016-00
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CSAE working paper series
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http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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English
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2009-02-10

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