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The political economy of Land Reform: A new perspective applied to Latin America

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  • Miguel Rocha de Sousa

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    (Department of Economics, University of Évora; NICPRI-UE)

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We define in section 1 our notion of land reform, on section 2, the most important social and political movements of land reform in Latin America are presented. On section 3 we use a theoretical model in the context of economic growth with human capital learning-by-doing to evaluate land reforms. Section 4, discusses the results. Section 5 presents some economic efficiency estimates for the ?Cédula? project of 2000 in NE Brazil - a market led land bill project, sponsored by the World Bank (WB) and the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MDA). Finally, section 6 concludes, and section 7 presents the references.

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Paper provided by University of Évora, Department of Economics (Portugal) in its series Economics Working Papers with number 08_2009.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:evo:wpecon:08_2009

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Keywords: Brazil; ?Cédula?; human capital; Land Reform; Latin America; Learning by doing; ?MST - Movimento dos Sem Terra?;

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