Two Blades of Grass: The Impact of the Green Revolution

@article{Gollin2016TwoBO,
  title={Two Blades of Grass: The Impact of the Green Revolution},
  author={D. Gollin and Casper Worm Hansen and Asger Moll Wingender},
  journal={Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Research Paper Series},
  year={2016}
}
We examine the impact of the Green Revolution, defined as the diffusion of high-yielding crop varieties (HYVs), on aggregate economic outcomes in developing countries during the second half of the 20th century. We use time variation in the development and diffusion of HYVs of 10 major crops, and the spatial variation in agro-climatically suitability for growing them, to identify the causal effects of adoption. In a sample of 84 counties, we estimate that a 10 percentage points increase in HYV… Expand
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