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The Return to Capital in Ghana

Christopher Udry () and Santosh Anagol

Working Papers from Economic Growth Center, Yale University

Abstract: We show that the real return to capital in Ghana's informal sector is high. For farmers, we find annual returns ranging from 205-350% in the new technology of pineapple cultivation, and 30-50% in well-established food crop cultivation. We also examine the relative prices of durable goods of varying durability, and estimate a lower bound to the opportunity cost of capital of 60%.

Keywords: Capital; durable goods; credit markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O12 O16 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-agr, nep-dev and nep-fmk
Date: 2006-03
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