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Adaptation to natural disasters through the agricultural land rental market: evidence from Bangladesh

Eskander, Shaikh ORCID: 0000-0002-3325-5486 and Barbier, Edward B. (2023) Adaptation to natural disasters through the agricultural land rental market: evidence from Bangladesh. Land Economics, 99 (1). 141 - 160. ISSN 0023-7639

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Identification Number: 10.3368/le.032421-0031R

Abstract

We examine the effects of natural disasters on agricultural households that make rent-in or rent-out transactions. Our econometric approach accounts for the effects of disaster exposure on the adjustments in the quantity of operated land and agricultural income conditional on the land quantity adjustments. Using a household survey data set from Bangladesh, we find that farmers were able to partially ameliorate their losses from exposure to disasters by optimizing their operational farm size through these land rental transactions. Land rental market may be an effective instrument in reducing disaster risks, and postdisaster policies should consider this role more systematically. (JEL Q24, Q54)

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://le.uwpress.org/
Additional Information: © 2023 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
JEL classification: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q15 - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D64 - Altruism
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q2 - Renewable Resources and Conservation > Q24 - Land
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2023 13:06
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 00:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118648

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