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The Economics of Fair Trade

Raluca E. Dragusanu, Daniele Giovannucci, Nathan Nunn

NBER Working Paper No. 20357
Issued in July 2014
NBER Program(s):   DEV   ITI   POL

Fair Trade is a labeling initiative aimed at improving the lives of the poor in developing countries by offering better terms to producers and helping them to organize. In this survey, we provide a critical overview of the economic theory behind Fair Trade, describing the potential benefits and potential pitfalls. We also provide an assessment of the empirical evidence of the impacts of Fair Trade to date.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w20357

Published: Raluca Dragusanu & Daniele Giovannucci & Nathan Nunn, 2014. "The Economics of Fair Trade," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 28(3), pages 217-36, Summer. citation courtesy of

 
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