Export taxes and Farmers’ incomes in Cote D’Ivoire (my student’s job market paper)

The World Bank’s Development Impact Blog is running a series of curated guest posts where Economics job market candidates can write a non-technical post about their job market paper.

This week’s entry is by my student and job market candidate, Souleymane Soumaharo.

In his paper, Souleymane uses the partition of Cote D’Ivoire and the differing export tax policies employed by the two governments to test the effects of freer trade on cocoa farmers incomes. The study is done at the household level and, if I do say so myself is a mighty fine piece of work. Read his post for the details, and interview him at the AEAs if you are looking for a development person to join your organization!

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