Agriculture, Roads, and Economic Development in Uganda

  title={Agriculture, Roads, and Economic Development in Uganda},
  author={Douglas Gollin and Richard Rogerson},
A large fraction of Uganda's population continues to earn a living from quasi-subsistence agriculture. This paper uses a static general equilibrium model to explore the relationships between high transportation costs, low productivity, and the size of the quasi-subsistence sector. We parameterize the model to replicate some key features of the Ugandan data, and we then perform a series of quantitative experiments. Our results suggest that the population in quasi-subsistence agriculture is… 
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