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The Causes and Consequences of the Spatial Organization of Agriculture in Brazil
Why are there vast differences in agricultural activity across space? How do these differences shape the aggregate impact of agricultural shocks? To address these questions, I build a quantitative general equilibrium model ...
From maize to haze: agricultural shocks and growth of the mexican drug sector
We examine how commodity price shocks experienced by rural producers affect the drug trade in Mexico. Our analysis exploits exogenous movements in the Mexican maize price stemming from weather conditions in U.S. maize-growing ...
Bimodal Transport Infrastructure and Regional Development: Evidence from Argentina, 1960 - 1991
We estimate the impact of railroad and road infrastructure on local economic development through the study of massive transport infrastructure changes in Argentina. Following a World Bank study, 10,000 kilometers of railroads ...