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The Cost Of The U.S. Sugar Program Revisited

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  • John C. Beghin
  • Barbara El Osta
  • Jay R. Cherlow
  • Samarendu Mohanty

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The article analyzes the welfare cost of the U.S. sugar program using a multimarket model of U.S. sweetener markets. The latter includes raw crops, sugar extraction and refining, and sweetener users (food-processing industries and final consumers). The authors address the industrial organization of food industries using sweeteners and treat the United States as a large importer. With the removal of the program, this article estimates (all figures in 1999 dollars) that in 1998 cane growers, sugar beet growers, and processors would have lost $307, $650, and $89 million, respectively; sweetener users would have gained $1.9 billion. World prices would have increased by 13.2%. The deadweight loss of the program is estimated at $532 million. Copyright 2003 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Contemporary Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 21 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (01)
Pages: 106-116

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Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:21:y:2003:i:1:p:106-116

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  1. Bonnet, Celine & Requillart, Vincent, 2010. "Is The Eu Sugar Policy Reform Likely To Increase Obesity?," 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany, European Association of Agricultural Economists;Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 116414, European Association of Agricultural Economists;Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Beghin, John C. & Jensen, Helen H., 2008. "Farm Policies and Added Sugars in US Diets," Staff General Research Papers, Iowa State University, Department of Economics 12872, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  3. Fang, Cheng & Beghin, John C., 2001. "Urban Demand for Edible Oils and Fats in China. Evidence from Household Survey Data," 2001 Conference (45th), January 23-25, 2001, Adelaide, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 125620, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
  4. Amani Elobeid & John C. Beghin, 2005. "Multilateral Trade and Agricultural Policy Reforms in Sugar Markets," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 04-wp356, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  5. David Abler & John C. Beghin & David Blandford & Amani Elobeid, 2006. "U.S. Sugar Policy Options and Their Consequences under NAFTA and Doha," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 06-wp424, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  6. Beghin, John C. & Elobeid, Amani, 2013. "The Impact of the U.S. Sugar Program Redux," Staff General Research Papers, Iowa State University, Department of Economics 36172, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  7. Elobeid, Amani & Beghin, John C., 2005. "Multilateral Trade and Agricultural Policy Reforms in Sugar Markets (Revised)," Staff General Research Papers, Iowa State University, Department of Economics 12419, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  8. Gotor, Elisabetta & Tsigas, Marinos E., 2011. "The impact of the EU sugar trade reform on poor households in developing countries: A general equilibrium analysis," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 568-582, July.

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