Land reform in India

Video 45 of 245 from the course: Development Economics
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Economic theory, taken alone, doesn't tell you whether land reform is good or bad.  So let's take a look at the data, the answer may surprise you, for India at least.

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That might be true, given a highly effective government with little overhead/leakage. In places where this would matter though, I find it unlikely that much if any of the retained surplus would reach the poorest.

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I think there also might be gains in having people work and earn their wages rather than becoming beneficiaries of government alimony.

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hard to tell, since taxes could bring in dead weights and make agriculture less efficient too.

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