Department Seminar: Emergence of the Reluctant Entrepreneur

Department Seminar: Emergence of the Reluctant Entrepreneur

Title: Necessity is the Mother of Invention: the Emergence of the Reluctant Entrepreneur in Rural Ethiopia

Speaker: Professor Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva

About the Talk:

We estimate the effect of weather driven negative income shocks on the likelihood of starting non-farm enterprise in rural Ethiopia. We find that farm households that are exposed to random negative rainfall shocks are more likely to start a non-farm enterprise. Contrary to a model of credit constraints with ...

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2 attendees (None invited)

Venue

Mill Lane Lecture Theatres
8 Mill Lane