Information from Markets Near and Far: Mobile Phones and Agricultural Markets in Niger

Aker (2010)

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Rural (39% of markets were located in an urban center).Matched difference in differences.Extension of mobile phone coverage.Grain markets that are further apart from other markets or have poor road quality, or high transportation costs between them show stronger effects. Mobile phones have a greater impact as more markets gain coverage. Impact of mobiles on price dispersion increases slightly and becomes more statistically significant as more people have phones making the same technology have greater value. Traders and markets.