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The Incidence of Foreign Market Accessibility on Farmland Rental Rates

Jisang Yu (), Nelson Villoria () and Nathan Hendricks

No 27180, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We estimate the impact of the tariffs that U.S. export crops face on farmland rental rates. The estimation of the impact of the localized measure on the rents faces two aggregation problems that lead to identification challenges: a) aggregating tariffs across trading partners to obtain crop-specific tariffs, and b) aggregating the crop-specific tariffs across crops to obtain the localized measure. Utilizing shift-share style approaches, we find that a one percent increase in the localized tariff reduces the rents by about 2.6 - 5.3% point, which implies that the 2018 Chinese retaliatory tariffs would reduce the rents by about 2%.

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Date: 2020-05
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