CHAPTER 7

Land Markets in Uganda

What Is their Impact and Who Benefits?

KLAUS DEININGER AND PAUL MPUGA1

imagen situations of high risk, imperfect credit markets, and in which nonagri-cultural uses affect demand for land purchases, rural land sales markets may not always lead to productivity-enhancing outcomes (Binswanger et al. 1995). Fear of such efficiency-reducing outcomes has led a number of countries (e.g., Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Mexico, and China) to impose restrictions on the operation of land sales or rental markets and is prompting researchers to caution against premature liberalization of land markets (Lastarria-Cornhiel 1997; Platteau ...

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