Search Cost and Rural Producers' Trading Choice between Middlemen and Consumers in Bangladesh - 10.1628/0932456041960588 - Mohr Siebeck
Economics

Shyamal K. Chowdhury

Search Cost and Rural Producers' Trading Choice between Middlemen and Consumers in Bangladesh

Volume 160 () / Issue 3, pp. 522-541 (20)

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This paper assesses the impact of search cost – as proxied by the cost of access to telephones – on small-scale producers' choice between trading with middlemen and trading directly with consumers. The empirical findings suggest that search cost plays a significant role in this choice and that a reduction in search cost increases the likelihood of trading with consumers. This result has important implications related to the provision of public telephones in rural areas of developing countries.
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