Land Tenure and Allocative Efficiency in Niger.
Using field-level data, the authors investigate whether traditional land tenure systems are an impediment to allocative efficiency in Niger. They find that yields are strongly influenced by the manpower available to farming households, an indication that marginal returns to labor and land are not equalized across households. The authors uncover no relationship between manuring and whether or not local customs allow land sales. But manuring is influenced by tenure security: farmers who cultiva...Expand abstract
- American Journal of Agricultural Economics
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