Work-in-Progress Session: "Eliminating Uncertain Market Access: The Impact of New Bridges in Rural Nicaragua"


We study the effects of new footbridge construction in rural Nicaraguan villages that are subject to flash flooding risk. Comparing villages where bridges are built to similar villages where they are not, we find that market incomes rise, agricultural input usage increases, and measures of food security improve.

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