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Modeling the Welfare Impacts of Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries

Erik Jonasson (), Mateusz Filipski (), Jonathan Brooks and J. Edward Taylor

No 125105, 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil from International Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: This paper presents a new model which incorporates features of developing country agriculture that may be critical in shaping the welfare outcomes of alternative agricultural policies. The model features heterogeneous households linked through markets in a rural economy-wide structure, with endogenous market participation for farmers facing transactions costs. The model is used for policy simulations, including market price support, production subsidies, input subsidies, transaction cost removal, and unconditional cash transfers. Applications for six countries highlight the diversity of potential impacts of such policies. The simulation results suggest that there are circumstances under which some market interventions, such as input subsidies, may be only slightly less efficient at transferring incomes than direct payments.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23
Date: 2012-05
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.125105

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