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Land Property Rights and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Panama


  • Gabriel Ivan Fuentes Cordoba


This study estimates the e ects of land property rights on agricultural productivity in Panama. By using district-level panel data from 1990 to 2010, I find that land privatization increases rice yield in agricultural labor-intensive districts, but does not have any significant impact in non-agricultural labor-intensive districts. Then, by using household-level data, I find that households with registered land titles are more likely to obtain an agricultural loan and undertake landattached and land mobile investment. (JEL O13, O15)

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  • Gabriel Ivan Fuentes Cordoba, 2017. "Land Property Rights and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Panama," DSSR Discussion Papers 67, Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University.
  • Handle: RePEc:toh:dssraa:67

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    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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