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The Role of the 1994-95 Coffee Boom in Uganda's Recovery

Chant, L., McDonald, S. and Verschoor, A. (2004) The Role of the 1994-95 Coffee Boom in Uganda's Recovery. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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This paper reports a CGE analysis that explores the consequences of the 1994-95 rise in the international price of coffee for Uganda´s economy. Evidence is found for a small effect on medium-term growth and poverty reduction. Aid dependence is among the reasons why this effect is not found to be larger. Major beneficiary groups are not only the farmers to which the windfall initially accrued but also urban wage earners and the urban self-employed.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: Computable General Equilibrium, Coffee; Uganda; Dutch Disease
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 12:22
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:31
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2004011
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9897

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