Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Groundnut Sector Liberalization in Senegal: A Multi-household CGE Analysis

Contents:

Author Info

  • Dorothee Boccanfuso
  • Luc Savard

Abstract

In Senegal, the poverty reduction strategy is taking place in a context where international trade liberalization impacts the agricultural sector as a whole, and the groundnut sector in particular. Against this backdrop, we have developed a micro-simulated multiple-household computable general equilibrium model similar to the one proposed by Decaluwe et al. (1999b, How to Measure Poverty and Inequfality in General Equilibrium Framework, CREFA Working Paper No. 9920, Universite Laval, Quebec). Five simulations have been carried out in order to assess their impact on several levels—namely the macroeconomic, sector-based and household levels. The first two simulations concern tariff reforms, whereas the last three examine the external shocks resulting from a change in export prices on the world market (namely, for groundnuts and groundnut oil). The point of these simulations is to assess how the liberalization of the groundnut industry and the privatization of the Societe Nationale de Commercialisation des Oleagineux du Senegal—two major elements in the Framework Agreement—may impact households, and thus to see in what ways these economic reforms relate to poverty and income distribution. The results show that reducing the special tax on edible oils is positive in terms of poverty effects and the reduction of world prices of groundnut has relatively strong negative effects on poor households if farmers are not protected via a fixed price.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13600810802037845
Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Oxford Development Studies.

Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 159-186

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:taf:oxdevs:v:36:y:2008:i:2:p:159-186

Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/CODS20

Order Information:
Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/CODS20

Related research

Keywords:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Boeters, Stefan & Savard, Luc, 2011. "The labour market in CGE models," ZEW Discussion Papers 11-079, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Sahlén, Linda, 2008. "The Impacts of Food- and Oil Price Shocks on the Namibian Economy: the Role of Water Scarcity," Umeå Economic Studies 758, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  3. Sahlén, Linda, 2009. "Essays on Environmental and Development Economics - Public Policy, Resource Prices and Global Warming," Umeå Economic Studies 762, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  4. Boeters, Stefan & Savard, Luc, 2013. "The Labor Market in Computable General Equilibrium Models," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:oxdevs:v:36:y:2008:i:2:p:159-186. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.