Agricultural Distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade and Welfare Indicators, 1961 to 2004
AbstractFor decades, agricultural price and trade policies in Sub-Saharan Africa hampered farmers' contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction. This paper draws on a modification of so-called trade restrictiveness indexes to provide theoretically precise partial-equilibrium indicators of the trade and welfare effects of agricultural policy distortions to producer and consumer prices in 19 African countries since 1961. Annual time series estimates are provided not only by country but also, for the region, by commodity and by policy instrument. The findings reveal the considerable extent of policy reform over the past two decades, especially through reducing export taxation; but they also reveal that national policies continue to reduce trade and economic welfare much more in Sub-Saharan Africa than in Asia or Latin America. Copyright , Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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- Johanna Croser & Kym Anderson, 2010. "Agricultural Distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade and Welfare Indicators, 1961 to 2004," Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers 2010-07, University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies.
- Croser, Johanna & Anderson, Kym, 2010. "Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5344, The World Bank.
- Anderson, Kym & Croser, Johanna L., 2010. "Agricultural Distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade and Welfare Indicators, 1961 to 2004," CEPR Discussion Papers 7747, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Croser, Johanna L. & Anderson, Kym, 2010. "Agricultural Distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trade and Welfare Indicators, 1961 to 2004," 2010 Conference (54th), February 10-12, 2010, Adelaide, Australia 58879, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
- F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
- N57 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Africa; Oceania
- Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
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