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Look who's talking: the impacts of the intrahousehold allocation of mobile phones on agricultural prices

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  • Lee, Kyeong Ho
  • Bellemare, Marc F.

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Using data from the Philippines, we study the impact of mobile phones on the prices agricultural producers receive for their cash crop. We first look at the impact on price of mobile phone ownership at the household level. Because this masks a considerable amount of heterogeneity, we then look at the impact on price of the intrahousehold allocation of mobile phones. We find that whether the household owns a mobile phone has no impact on price, but whether a farmer or his spouse own a mobile phone is associated with a 5- to 7-percent increase in price.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38908.

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Keywords: Agriculture; Prices Agricultural Prices; Household Models; Intrahousehold Allocations;

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  1. Look Who’s Talking: The Impacts of the Intrahousehold Allocation of Mobile Phones on Agricultural Prices
    by Marc F. Bellemare in Marc F. Bellemare on 2012-05-21 09:00:46
  2. Mobile Phones: Does the Intrahousehold Allocation of Technology Matter?
    by Marc F. Bellemare in Marc F. Bellemare on 2012-09-24 09:00:11

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