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Seminario CEDE - Nicolás de Roux

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Universidad de los Andes
Fecha: 22 de Septiembre de 2022
Hora: De 12:30 pm hasta 1:50 pm

The size of farms is an important determinant of agricultural productivity. This paper studies how rural land markets respond to weather shocks and how the farm size distribution changes as a consequence. Using two unique administrative data sets with transaction-level information on land sales in the country of Colombia and a land registry covering most of the country, we estimate the impact of extreme temperature events on the frequency of land sales and on the farm-size distribution of small geographical units. We find that local land markets that experienced more frequent shocks have more land sales, more owners, and more and smaller farms.

Lugar: Salón W-101
Universidad de los Andes