• Economics
  • Published 2019

Is there a Latin American agricultural growth pattern? Factor endowments and productivity in the second half of the twentieth century

@inproceedings{MartnRetortillo2019IsTA,
  title={Is there a Latin American agricultural growth pattern? Factor endowments and productivity in the second half of the twentieth century},
  author={Miguel Mart{\'i}n-Retortillo and Vicente Pinilla and Jackeline Velazco and Henry Willebald},
  year={2019}
}
In this article we discuss whether there was a single Latin American pattern of agricultural growth between 1950 and 2008. We analyse the sources of growth of agricultural production and productivity in ten Latin American countries. Our results show that the differences between these countries are too strong to establish a single pattern for this region. However, certain common trends may be observed, such as the growing importance of labour productivity to explain agricultural production… CONTINUE READING

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