DePaula publishes in Journal of Developmental Economics
Assistant Professor Guilherme DePaula published in the most recent issue of Journal of Developmental Economics. DePaula is the author of "Bundled contracts and technological diffusion: Evidence from the Brazilian soybean boom." The article analyzes a novel panel dataset with farm-level census data and finds that a bundled contract including technology, finance, inputs, and market access led to rapid technological diffusion, agricultural expansion, and a 10-fold increase in agricultural productivity by enabling the conversion of marginal land into commercial soybean plantations.
Bundled contracts and technological diffusion: Evidence from the Brazilian soybean boom
Journal of Developmental Economics 165(2023):103163
(Released August 2023)