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Long-Run Effects of the Common Agricultural Policy for Switzerland: A Simulation Analysis

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  • Tobias Müller
  • Jean-Marie Grether
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    The long run impact of adopting the Common Agricultural Policy for Switzerland is analyzed on the basis of a three-region applied general equilibrium model. Estimates suggest that, because of the present high protection of agriculture, integration generates important net welfare gains (about 1 % of Swiss GDP) in spite of the small size of the agricultural sector. Taking into account adjustment costs due to temporary unemployment still produces sizeable welfare gains. Estimates of the distributive impacts are also provided along with an analysis of the robustness of results.

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    Article provided by Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) in its journal Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 138 (2002)
    Issue (Month): III (September)
    Pages: 271-292

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    Handle: RePEc:ses:arsjes:2002-iii-3

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    Keywords: Applied General Equilibrium; Regional Integration; Common Agricultural Policy;

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    1. Markus Lips & Peter Rieder, 2004. "Potential Impact of the WTO Doha Round on Swiss Agriculture," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 140(IV), pages 569-583, December.

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