Liberalization with Endogenous Institutions : A Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Reform in Africa , Asia , and Europe

  title={Liberalization with Endogenous Institutions : A Comparative Analysis of Agricultural Reform in Africa , Asia , and Europe},
  author={Johan Swinnen and Anneleen Vandeplas and Miet Maertens},
Thirty years ago, a vast share of the poor and middle income countries were heavily statecontrolled. The effects of the liberalizations in the 1980s and 1990s differed strongly between regions in Africa, Asia and Europe. This paper first documents these differences in reform effects in a comparative framework and then develops a model to formally analyze how liberalization affects production and income distribution when institutions that govern production and exchange are also affected. We… CONTINUE READING
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