Approximately 75% of the global poor live in rural areas and earn their livelihoods in agriculture. Linking farmers in low-income countries (LIC) to global markets, therefore, could potentially spur growth and reduce poverty. However, market failures along the agricultural supply chain in producing countries have limited these gains. Ameet Morjaria’s interests include studying and measuring these market imperfections in key high-value agriculture sectors to enable better policy tools. This will enable farmers in LICs to realize and share the gains from trade. Morjaria focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa because market and government failures have persistently suppressed growth rates in this region relative to other developing regions.
- Junior Scholar, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 2016
- Junior Academy Scholar, Harvard University, 2011-12 and 2014-15
- Giorgio Ruffolo Sustainable Science Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, 2010-2011
Macchiavello, R., & Morjaria, A. (2021). Competition and relational contracts in the Rwanda coffee chain. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 136(2), 1089-1143.
Macchiavello, R., & Morjaria, A. (2015). The value of relationships: evidence from a supply shock to Kenyan rose exports. American Economic Review, 105(9), 2911-45.
Burgess, R., Jedwab, R., Miguel, E., Morjaria, A., & Padró i Miquel, G. (2015). The value of democracy: evidence from road building in Kenya. American Economic Review, 105(6), 1817-51.
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