Organic agriculture is a rapidly expanding market that can provide countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with opportunities to differentiate their products and diversify their foreign sales away from commodities. To understand this potential, we examine the effects of organic certification on firms’ foreign sales. In so doing, we focus on two Latin American … [Read more...] about Why Agricultural Exporters Should Consider Organic Certifications
Lucas Zavala's work focuses on barriers to trade and competition in emerging economies (lzavala.com). He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Economics Section at Princeton University and will join the World Bank's Development Impact Evaluation group as an Economist in 2022. He also serves as a director of the Graduate Applications International Network (GAIN), a mentoring program for prospective PhD students from low-income countries (gain-network.net). Lucas received his PhD from Yale University.