Land Misallocation and Productivity †

  title={Land Misallocation and Productivity †},
  author={Diego Restuccia},
  • Diego Restuccia
  • Published 2014
We assess the importance of land misallocation for productivity in agriculture using a quantitative model and detailed household-level data from Malawi. The land market is largely underdeveloped in Malawi as the vast majority of land is transmitted by inheritance, almost none of the land is purchased with a title, and a very small portion of operated land is rented. Moreover, the land distribution in Malawi is concentrated at extremely small operational scales, with more than 70 percent of all… CONTINUE READING

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