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Do in-kind transfers damage local markets? The case of TOMS shoe donations in El Salvador

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  • Bruce Wydick
  • Elizabeth Katz
  • Brendan Janet

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We carry out a cluster randomised trial among 979 households in rural El Salvador to test whether shoe donations exhibit negative impacts on local shoe markets. Households in half of the communities were given a pair of children's shoes at baseline (treatment communities), while all households were given coupons that could be used for shoe purchases at a local shoe store. Although point estimates on coupon redemption and difference-in-difference estimations indicate shoe purchases to be slightly lower among households receiving the donated shoes, we find no statistically significant difference in market shoe purchases between treatment and control households.

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  • Bruce Wydick & Elizabeth Katz & Brendan Janet, 2014. "Do in-kind transfers damage local markets? The case of TOMS shoe donations in El Salvador," Journal of Development Effectiveness, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(3), pages 249-267, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevef:v:6:y:2014:i:3:p:249-267
    DOI: 10.1080/19439342.2014.919012
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    1. Christensen, Garret & Miguel, Edward & Sturdy, Jennifer, 2017. "Transparency, Reproducibility, and the Credibility of Economics Research," MetaArXiv 9a3rw, Center for Open Science.
    2. Garret Christensen & Edward Miguel, 2018. "Transparency, Reproducibility, and the Credibility of Economics Research," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 56(3), pages 920-980, September.

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