Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74876
Authors: 
Maertens, Miet
Colen, Liesbeth
Swinnen, Johan F.M.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
LICOS Discussion Paper 217
Abstract: 
There is no consensus about how globalization -trade and foreign investments ?affects poverty reduction. Using household survey data, this study contributes to the empirical literature on globalization and poverty by analyzing the household-level implications of increased foreign investments and trade in the horticulture sector in Senegal. In many aspects this represents what many would consider a 'worst-case scenario? Stringent rich country standards are imposed on exports and the supply chain is controlled by a single multinational company with extreme levels of supply base consolidation and vertical integration and complete exclusion of smallholder suppliers. We analyze and quantify income and poverty effects under these 'worst-case conditions?and find significant positive welfare impacts through employment creation and labor market participation.
Subjects: 
trade
FDI
poverty
vertical coordination
modern supply chains
JEL: 
F2
J43
O12
Q12
Q17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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