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The Role of the 1994-95 Coffee Boom in Uganda's Recovery

By L. Chant, S. McDonald and A. Verschoor


This paper reports a CGE analysis that explores the consequences of the 1994-95 rise in the international price of coffee for Uganda´s economy. Evidence is found for a small effect on medium-term growth and poverty reduction. Aid dependence is among the reasons why this effect is not found to be larger. Major beneficiary groups are not only the farmers to which the windfall initially accrued but also urban wage earners and the urban self-employed.\u

Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Year: 2004
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