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Effects of Increasing Agricultural Productivity: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis for Sri Lanka

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    This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the likely economy-wide impacts of agricultural productivity improvements in Sri Lanka. A static multi sector Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the Sri Lankan economy using the input-output table for year 2000 is employed highlighting the agricultural sector and its interactions with other production sectors in the economy. The results indicate that increasing agricultural productivity leads to positive economic benefits. However, productivity improvements would lead to reduction in agricultural employment, which in turn may affect the real income of households in agricultural provinces in the short run.

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    Paper provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia with number 124313.

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    Keywords: Multi sector CGE model; productivity; Productivity Analysis;

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    1. De Silva, Nirodha & Malaga, Jaime E. & Johnson, Jeffrey W., 2013. "Trade Liberalization Effects On Agricultural Production Growth: The Case Of Sri Lanka," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143106, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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