Policy interventions aimed at increasing agricultural productivity have been central in the fight against global poverty. This column uses a new methodology combining experimental data with a quantitative model to shed light on the household-level and distributional effects of scaling up agricultural policies. The authors show how different forms of scaling up agricultural policies can have varying average welfare effects and distributional implications.
Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Benjamin Faber, Thibault Fally, Matthias Hoelzlein, Edward Miguel, Andres Rodríguez-Clare
Centre for Economic Policy Research