Reforming Food Subsidy Schemes: Estimating the Gains from Self-targeting in India
AbstractThe paper uses the theoretical framework of the theory of tax reform to analyze whether a "small" change in an existing food subsidy program can be both welfare-improving and revenue-neutral. It shows how existing econometric methods can be adapted to estimate demand parameters even when household-level data exhibit little price variation because the government controls food prices. The methodology is used to estimate welfare changes from shifting a rupee of subsidy on existing commodities to coarse cereals in the Indian public distribution system. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2004..
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Volume (Year): 8 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
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- Bhaskar Dutta & Bharat Ramaswami, 2002. "Reforming food subsidy scheme: Estimating the gains from self-targetting in India," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 02-09, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
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