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Agricultural (dis)incentives and food security: is there a link?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 07:40 authored by Emiliano Magrini, Pierluigi Montalbano, Silvia Nenci, Luca Salvatici
Using the World Bank database “Distortions to agricultural incentives,” this paper analyzes the impact that agricultural (dis)incentives have on food security for a wide sample of countries over the 1990–2010 period. We adopt a continuous treatment approach applying generalized propensity score matching to reduce potential biases stemming from differences in observed country characteristics. The results provide strong evidence of self-selection and heterogeneous food security impacts at different levels of policy intensity. Estimates of the dose-response functions show that both discrimination against agriculture and large support for it lead to poor performance in the availability, access, and utilization dimensions of food security.
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JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
PublisherOxford University Press
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