Replication data for: Technological Innovations, Downside Risk, and the Modernization of Agriculture

Manzoor H. Dar, Elisabeth Sadoulet, Alain De Janvry & Kyle Emerick
We use a randomized experiment in India to show that improved technology enhances agricultural productivity by crowding in modern inputs and cultivation practices. Specifically, we show that a new rice variety that reduces downside risk by providing flood tolerance has positive effects on adoption of a more labor-intensive planting method, area cultivated, fertilizer usage, and credit utilization. We find that a large share of the expected gains from the technology comes from crowding in of...
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