Some Consequences of the 1994-1995 Coffee Boom for Growth and Poverty Reduction in Uganda

Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 93-113

Posted: 27 Apr 2011

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Lindsay J. Shutes

LEI Wageningen UR; University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

Scott McDonald

University of Sheffield

Arjan Verschoor

University of East Anglia (UEA)

Date Written: February 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper reports a computable general equilibrium analysis that explores the consequences of the 1994-1995 increase in the international price of coffee for Uganda's economy. Evidence is found for a small effect on both 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 primarily the farmers to which the windfall initially accrued, but urban wage earners and the urban self-employed.

Keywords: Aid dependence, coffee, commodity dependence, computable general equilibrium, Dutch disease, Structural Adjustment Programme, Uganda

JEL Classification: C68, D31, D33, D58, E21, F43

Suggested Citation

Shutes, Lindsay J. and McDonald, Scott and Verschoor, Arjan, Some Consequences of the 1994-1995 Coffee Boom for Growth and Poverty Reduction in Uganda (February 1, 2008). Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 93-113, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1816474

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Scott McDonald

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Arjan Verschoor

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