New Frontiers Series

Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size

Andrew Foster
This lecture is part of a larger series organized by Faculty Fellows Joseph Kaboski and Nilesh Fernando entitled "New Frontiers in Economic Development". First organized in 2013, the series focused on microeconomic poverty interventions. The series now focuses on larger-scale economic issues and their impact in developing countries by featuring distinguished economists who deliver a public lecture as well as participate in a master class with graduate-level economics students. The series is cosponsored by the Department of Economics.

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Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster is a professor in the Departments of Economics and Health Services, Policy and Practice and director of the Social Science Research Institute at Brown University. An empirical microeconomist who specializes in population, development, and environmental economics, he has particular interest in sources of long economic and social mobility in low-income rural areas...
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