The Economics of Fair Trade

Raluca Dragusanu, Daniele Giovannucci, and Nathan Nunn
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Although Fair Trade–certified products still comprise a small share of the market—for example, Fair Trade–certified coffee exports were 1.8 percent of global coffee exports in 2009—growth has been very rapid over the past decade. Fair Trade coffee sales have increased from 12,000 tonnes in 2000