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Relative Cost‐Effectiveness Of Input And Output Subsidies

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  • Ross M. Parish
  • Keith Robert McLaren

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A subsidy on a single input is compared with an output subsidy as a means of stimulating output, and the conditions under which the single input subsidy is (a) more treasury cost-effective and (b) overall the more socially efficient measure, are explored. Rationalisations for input subsidies, particularly fertiliser subsidies, are examined in the light of the results.

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Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (1982)
Issue (Month): 1 (04)
Pages: 1-13

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  1. R.G. Mauldon, 1967. "Bounties For Fertilizers," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 11(2), pages 133-143, December.
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  1. Rao, J. Mohan, 1989. "Agricultural Supply Response: A Survey," Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 3(1), March.
  2. Jarrett, Frank G., 1983. "The Balderstone Report: An Overview," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 27(02), August.
  3. Edwards, Geoff W., 1985. "Frontiers in Agricultural Policy Research: Discussion," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 53(02), August.
  4. Crawford, Eric W. & Jayne, Thomas S. & Kelly, Valerie A., 2005. "Alternative Approaches for Promoting Fertilizer Use in Africa, with Particular Reference to the Role of Fertilizer Subsidies," Staff Papers 11557, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
  5. Heisey, Paul W. & Mwangi, Wilfred, 1996. "Fertilizer Use and Maize Production in Sub-Saharan Africa," Economics Working Papers 7688, CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
  6. Fisher, Brian S., 1985. "Frontiers in Agricultural Policy Research," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 53(02), August.
  7. Dixon, J.M., 1988. "Inorganic Fertiliser Inputs to Himalayan Agriculture: Some Issues in Pricing," 1988 Conference (32nd), February 8-11, 1988, Melbourne, Australia 144027, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  8. Asraul Hoque, 1993. "Allocative Efficiency and Input Subsidy in Asian Agriculture," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 32(1), pages 87-99.

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