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GTAP Resource #2427

"Effects Of Distortions To Agricultural Incentives in Latin America "
by Anderson, Kym, Ernesto Valenzuela and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe


Abstract
The GTAP protection database, designed for tariff and agricultural subsidy policy analysis, is less than ideal for estimating the effects of current distortions to agricultural incentives because of the continued influence also of explicit or implicit export taxes, food consumption subsidies and other domestic distortions. The CGE Linkage model will be used to compare the effects of current policies according to the standard GTAP protection database with that derived from a new set of estimates of agricultural distortions. Results will be presented on the effects of current policies versus free markets for all goods on agricultural markets, net farm incomes and national welfare for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. For each of these countries we also compare the effects of (i) their own-country policies versus those of the rest of the world’s distortionary policies, and (ii) their agricultural policies versus their non-agricultural policies on net farm income.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2007 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 10th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Purdue University, USA
Date: 2007
Version: Preliminary-Abstract
Created: Valenzuela, E. (4/16/2007)
Updated: Valenzuela, E. (11/20/2007)
Visits: 2,252
- Domestic policy analysis
- Agricultural policies
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- Baseline development


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Special Instructions
This is a product of a research project on Distortions to Agricultural Incentives, under the leadership of Kym Anderson of the World Bank’s Development Research Group.

The project's information can be dowloaded at www.worldbank.org/agdistortions


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