Project

A search and matching approach to intermediate trade in agricultural products in developing countries

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 October 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied economics
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth
    • Economic history
    • Macroeconomics and monetary economics
    • Microeconomics
    • Tourism
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
agricultural economics Burundi Rwanda intermediate trade
 
Project description

This project develops a search and matching model to study the dynamics among intermediate traders in agricultural products in developing countries. The model is used to predict policy implications of regional specialisation, investment in transport and communication infrastructure, and trade reforms for agricultural development. The models will be tested empirically in comparing agricultural policies in Burundi and Rwanda.