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What Drives the Global Land Rush?

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Volume/Issue: 2011/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Harris Selod , Klaus Deininger , and Rabah Arezki

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463923334.001

ISBN: 9781463923334

Keywords: Land Acquisition, Large-Scale Agriculture, Foreign Investments Agro-Ecological Potential, Land Availability, Land Governance, Property Rights, forest, investors, forest land, forest area

This paper studies the determinants of foreign land acquisition for large-scale agriculture. To do so, gravity models are estimated using data on bilateral investment relationships, together with newly constructed...