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Agricultural Household Models: Genesis, Evolution, and Extensions

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  • J. Taylor

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    This paper offers a synthesis of agricultural household modeling, its evolution and uses; presents a general yet simple agricultural household model, estimated with Mexican village data and programmed using General Algebraic Modeling System software; and uses this model to explore household-level impacts of agricultural policy changes on production and incomes under alternative rural-market scenarios. We point out limitations of household-farm models in heterogeneous rural economies and discuss how to integrate multiple household models into economy-wide models designed to overcome these limitations. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Economics of the Household.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 33-58

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:1:y:2003:i:1:p:33-58

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    Keywords: agricultural household models; household-farm models; computable general equilibrium models; Mexico; NAFTA;

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