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CLAS Lecture Series: Land Privatization in Mexico: Politics, Migration, and Structural Transformation

CLAS Lecture Series: Land Privatization in Mexico: Politics, Migration, and Structural Transformation with Alain de Janvry, UC Berkeley
In the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement, admission to the OECD, and expected modernization of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, Mexico engaged into a large scale privatization of its agricultural land. Over 2.5 million smallholder farmers became owners of half Mexico’s land. Over the subsequent 20 years, this major property rights reform had deep consequences for political alignments, reallocation of the labor force, urbanization, and the structural transformation of the economy. Grounded on the rigorous identification of causalities, this presentation weaves into a consistent story the multidimensional impacts of the reform.
Alain de Janvry is professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches development economics. His research concerns the role of agriculture for development and various aspects of rural development and poverty reduction. He was a member of the CGIAR Science Council and of the High Level Panel of Experts to the United Nations Committee on Food Security. He was co-director of the World Bank’s World Development Report on Agriculture. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and a permanent member of the French Academy of Agriculture.
Professor de Janvry's most recent book "Development Economics: Theory and Practice", with Elisabeth Sadoulet, will be available for purchase. 

Details

When:

Friday, October 7, 2016. 12:30 PM

Where:

GSB Z301

Sponsor:

Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies

Contact:

(650) 725-0383
latinamerica@stanford.edu

Admission:

Lunch Provided at Noon | No RSVP Necessary | Free and Open to the Public