Trading frictions in Indian village economies.

Emerick, Kyle.


  • This paper presents evidence of trading frictions in rural Indian villages. I first introduced a new seed variety to a random subset of farmers in 82 villages. I then allowed the new variety to diffuse through farmer-to-farmer trading in a random half of villages. This mode of exchange is compared with demand that was approximated by selling the same seeds directly to farmers in the other half of ... read more
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  • Emerick, K. (2018). Trading frictions in Indian village economies. Journal of Development Economics, 132, 32-56. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.12.010
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