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Ethnicity and Networks in African Trade.

Abstract:

This paper investigates the role of ethnicity, religion, gender, and networks in domestic agricultural trade in Africa. Using a theoretical model of self-disciplining markets, we begin by demonstrating that statistical discrimination and networks can generate similar patterns of ethnic concentration. The model also predicts that traders who start with an ethnic or network advantage grow faster. We then test these ideas using original survey data collected in Benin, Malawi, and Madagascar. We ...

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Marcel Fafchamps More by this author
Journal:
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2003
URN:
uuid:28258cea-428e-4b20-8e4c-51bbf3bbb3c8
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10395
Language:
English

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