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The Role of the 1994-95 Coffee Boom in Uganda's Recovery

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  • Scott McDonald

    (Department of Economics, The University of Sheffield)

  • Arja
  • Lindsay Chant

Abstract

This paper reports a CGE analysis that explores the consequences of the 1994-95 rise in the international price of coffee for Uganda´s economy. Evidence is found for a small effect on medium-term growth and poverty reduction. Aid dependence is among the reasons why this effect is not found to be larger. Major beneficiary groups are not only the farmers to which the windfall initially accrued but also urban wage earners and the urban self-employed.

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  • Scott McDonald & Arja & Lindsay Chant, 2004. "The Role of the 1994-95 Coffee Boom in Uganda's Recovery," Working Papers 2004011, The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics, revised Aug 2004.
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    1. Bussolo, Maurizio & Godart, Olivier & Lay, Jann & Thiele, Rainer, 2006. "The impact of commodity price changes on rural households : the case of coffee in Uganda," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4088, The World Bank.
    2. Arjan Verschoor, 2007. "The Trojan‐Horse Principle in Development Assistance: A Reading of Uganda’s Experience with Aid," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 11(1), pages 78-91, February.

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