Investing in Small-Farm Productivity: Impact Dynamics and Heterogeneity in Nicaragua

Mar 26, 2013, 11:00am - 12:30pm


Patricia Toledo. Photo Credit: Ohio University

Patricia Toledo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Ohio University will present as part of the AEDE seminar series on March 26th in Room 105 of the Agricultural Administration Building (2120 Fyffe Road). Her presentation will focus on "Investing in Small-Farm Productivity: Impact Dynamics and Heterogeneity in Nicaragua."

Abstract: We report the results of a multi-year impact evaluation of a program designed to boost the income of the small-farm sector in Nicaragua. Using continuous treatment estimation techniques, we examine the evolution of program impacts over time and find that incomes in the activities targeted by the program as well as farm capital rise significantly over time. Because of the temporal pattern of impacts, shorter-term binary treatment estimators do not fully capture the impacts of the program. Additionally, panel quantile methods reveal striking heterogeneity of impacts across the sample.

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