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How would global trade liberalization affect rural and regional incomes in Australia?

Kym Anderson (), James Giesecke and Ernesto Valenzuela ()

Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers from Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre

Abstract: For decades rural Australia has been discriminated against by industrial policies at home and agricultural protectionism abroad. While agricultural export taxation in poor countries had the opposite impact, recent reforms there mean that that offsetting effect on Australia has diminished. There has also been some re-instrumentation of rich-country farm policies away from trade measures. This paper draws on new evidence to examine whether Australian farmers and rural regions are still adversely affected by farm price-distortive policies abroad, using a global and a national economy-wide model. The results vindicate the continuing push by Australia's rural communities for multilateral agricultural trade liberalization.

Keywords: trade liberalisation; rural income; regional CGE (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 Q18 C68 R13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2008-07
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Published in Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2010, Vol. 54(4), October, pp. 389-406.

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