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A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Export Taxes in the Australian Wool Industry

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  • Fraser, Iain
  • Waschik, Robert

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We solve for Australia’s optimal export tax on wool using a computable general equilibrium model - an aggregated version of the Monash Model. A key aspect of the analysis is the way in which we model short-run and long-run compara- tive statics. As opposed to varying the Armington elasticity which measures the degree of substitutability between domestic and imported goods, we contrast the unrestricted movement of primary factors of production with a specific-factors representation. We find that while results are virtually unchanged for the range of Armington elasticity values we employ in our sensitivity analysis, the specific- factors specification has a significant impact on model results.

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Paper provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2006 Conference (50th), February 8-10, 2006, Sydney, Australia with number 139733.

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Keywords: optimal export tax; specific-factors; wool; Financial Economics; Livestock Production/Industries; F13; C68; Q17;

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  1. Olga Solleder, 2013. "Panel Export Taxes (PET) Dataset: New Data on Export Tax Rates," IHEID Working Papers 07-2013, Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, revised 04 Apr 2013.
  2. Fraser, Iain & Waschik, Robert, 2013. "The Double Dividend hypothesis in a CGE model: Specific factors and the carbon base," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 283-295.

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