Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230937
Authors: 
Khadjavi, Menusch
Sipangule, Kacana
Thiele, Rainer
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] The Economic Journal [ISSN:] 1468-0297 [Volume:] 131 [Issue:] 633 [Pages:] 420-449
Abstract: 
Following the 2007–8 global food crisis, agricultural producers have invested in large tracts of land in developing countries. We investigate how the arrival of large-scale farms changes inter-personal trust and reciprocity, important components of social capital, in traditional villages. We elicit trust and reciprocal behaviour in villages that lie near large-scale farms and compare them with villages at a distance. Our data reveal greater trust in villages close to large-scale farms. Reciprocity is more frequent after farm employment. These results are likely driven by communal coping and reputation building. A natural field measure shows that trust correlates with public good sharing.
Subjects: 
social capital
market exposure
cooperation
large-scale agricultural investments
field experiment
smallholder agriculture
Zambia
JEL: 
C93
O10
O13
P14
Q12
Q15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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