Who Benefited More from the North American Free Trade Agreement: Small or Large Farmers? Evidence from Mexico

  title={Who Benefited More from the North American Free Trade Agreement: Small or Large Farmers? Evidence from Mexico},
  author={Silvia Prina},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Review of Development Economics},
  • S. Prina
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Review of Development Economics
This paper measures the impact of increasing trade openness between Mexico and the USA resulting from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the income of small versus large farmers in Mexico. Benefits resulting from higher prices of export goods as well as losses incurred from greater import competition are considered. First, relating NAFTA cuts in trade restrictions to border prices of Mexican exports and imports, it is found that NAFTA‐induced tariff reductions decreased the… Expand
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