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Alain de Janvry is a professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He has conducted field research in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent, focusing, among other topics, on rural development and technological innovations in agriculture. He previously served as Co-Chair of J-PAL's Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative and as a member of its review board. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Posts by Alain de Janvry
Local social structures, such as the jati-caste system in India, can play an important role in the extent of diffusion of new and beneficial agricultural technologies. This article builds on an existi...