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Social learning and technology adoption: the case of coffee pruning in Peru
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A unique natural experiment involving a coffee pruning technology is used to study social learning. The yield effects of pruning take two years to appear, a characteristic that aids in identifying social learning apart from correlated unobservable variables that are a concern in the social learning and technology adoption literature. Panel data are employed that start with a private initiative which introduced systematic pruning in central Peru and that contain the population of participating growers. Results show a jump of at least 0.15 in the probability of adoption two years after the first pruning in a grower’s group.
Jeremy G. Weber
USDA Scientist Submission
Agricultural economics 2012 v.43
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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