Seminario “Land Redistribution, Crop Choice, and Development: Evidence from Reform and Counter-Reform in Chile"

Presenta: Nicolás Lillo (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana) Lugar y hora: Miércoles 27 de Junio de 2018, 13:00 hrs. Sala P 301, Edificio Placa (Diagonal Paraguay 257)
This paper uses unique historical data on the Chilean land reform of the 1960s and 1970s to estimate the impact that redistribution had on land inequality, crop choice, and development. In a panel fixed effects estimation with a continuous treatment, I show that land redistribution had a persistent negative effect on land inequality, and that areas treated with more redistribution increased their share of land cultivated with vineyards, and lowered the share of land destined to forest plantations. I also find evidence supporting the beneficial welfare effects of land reform through its effect on increased human capital, public infrastructure, and private dwelling quality. The fact that a military coup interrupted the reform process allows for the comparison of the effects of reform and counter-reform, which sheds light on the mechanisms through which redistribution operated. I  find that the switch to vineyards and away from forestry is driven by the size constraint and not the owner's type.

Datos del Evento

Fecha de inicio:
27 de Junio, 2018 | 13:00 hrs.

Fecha de término
27 de Junio, 2018 | 14:00 hrs.