Does Agricultural Growth Cause Manufacturing Growth?

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The role of agricultural development for industrialization is central to several theories of economic development and policy. However, empirically assessing the impact of agricultural growth on manufacturing growth is challenging because of endogeneity concerns. To address the identification challenge, I use random weather variations to instrument agricultural growth. The instrumental variable estimations show that agricultural growth has a significant positive impact on manufacturing growth. I discuss the empirical implications for efficiency of the manufacturing sector and the role of agriculture in Africa's industrialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1125
Number of pages19
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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