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Brazilian Soybean Policy: The International Effects of Intervention

Gary Williams and Robert L. Thompson

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1984, vol. 66, issue 4, 488-498

Abstract: This paper examines the effects of the complex set of Brazilian soybean sector policies on the world soybean and products market. Brazilian policy makers have intended to encourage domestic crushing of soybeans and exports of processed rather than raw soybeans. Removal of the Brazilian policy set for the period 1960–78 is simulated with an econometric model of the world soybean market. The results indicate that the intervention objectives were not achieved. Moreover, the U.S. soybean industry has benefited from the policies.

Date: 1984
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