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Should You Buy Fair Trade Coffee?

A Discussion of “The Economics of Fair Trade”

bowl of coffee beans at the market

Fair Trade is a movement to ensure producers receive higher prices for their goods, not only for coffee, but that may be the best-known example.

Dragusanu, Giovannucci, and Nunn (2014) explore the Fair Trade coffee market to see if it achieves its goals: (p. 218)



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Ellen Clardy, PhD

Professor of Economics at Houston Christian University since 2010 — Want help with econ basics? Search Dr. Clardy on YouTube.