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Land Property Rights and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Panama

Gabriel Fuentes Cordoba ()

No 67, DSSR Discussion Papers from Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

Abstract: This study estimates the e ects of land property rights on agricultural productivity in Panama. By using district-level panel data from 1990 to 2010, I find that land privatization increases rice yield in agricultural labor-intensive districts, but does not have any significant impact in non-agricultural labor-intensive districts. Then, by using household-level data, I find that households with registered land titles are more likely to obtain an agricultural loan and undertake landattached and land mobile investment. (JEL O13, O15)

Pages: 25 pages
Date: 2017-03
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