More cell phones, better grain prices

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We already know that cell phone technology has enabled lots of people in remote areas to access bank accounts and government services. But here is a new one: a recent paper creates a model that predicts that cell phones in Niger will lead to a reduction in price dispersion. This would be true since cell phones enable grain traders to perform searches for better prices in areas where it would otherwise be too costly to search.

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