A second look at the pesticides initiative program : evidence from Senegal
AbstractThis paper investigates whether the Pesticides Initiative Program has significantly affected the export performance of Senegal'shorticulture industry. The authors apply two main microeconometric techniques, difference-in-differences and matching difference-in-differences, to identify the effect of the Pesticides Initiative Program on exports of fresh fruits and vegetables. They use a unique firm-level dataset containing data on sales, employment, and exports by product and destination markets, as well as firm enrolment year, over 2000-2008. The results suggest that wile the program had no significant effect on exports pooled over all products and destinations, it had a positive effect when considering fresh fruits and vegetables exports to the European Union.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5635.
Date of creation: 01 Apr 2011
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E-Business; Economic Theory&Research; Markets and Market Access; Microfinance; Free Trade;
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- Jaud, Melise & Cadot, Olivier, 2012. "A second look at the pesticides initiative program: evidence from Senegal," World Trade Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 11(03), pages 490-506, July.
- Cadot, Olivier & Jaud, Mélise, 2011. "A Second Look at the Pesticides Initiative Program: Evidence from Senegal," CEPR Discussion Papers 8429, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
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