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GTAP Resource #2706

"Economic and Poverty Impacts of Agricultural Price Distortions in China"
by Zhai, Fan and Thomas Hertel


Abstract
Capitalizing on the most recent estimates of agricultural border protection in China and in other countries, this paper assesses the economic and poverty impact of global trade reform in China. It also examines the interplay between the trade reforms and factor market reforms aimed at improving the allocation of labor within the Chinese economy. The results suggest that trade reforms in the rest of the world, land reform and hukou reform all serve to reduce poverty, while unilateral tarde reforms result in a small poverty increase. Agricultural distortions are important factors in determining the distributional and poverty effects of trade reform packages, although their impacts on aggregate trade and welfare are small. A comprehensive reform package which bundle the reforms in commodity and factor markets together may benefit all broad household groups in China.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2008 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Helsinki, Finland
Date: 2008
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Created: Zhai, F. (4/15/2008)
Updated: Zhai, F. (4/15/2008)
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- Domestic policy analysis
- Economic analysis of poverty
- Asia (East)


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