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Testing For Efficiency: A Policy Analysis With Probability Distributions

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  • Salhofer, Klaus
  • Schmid, Erwin
  • Streicher, Gerhard
  • Schneider, Friedrich

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The study evaluates the efficiency of government intervention using a vertical structured model including imperfectly competitive agricultural input markets, the bread grain market, and the imperfectly competitive food industry. To test for policy efficiency the actually observed bread grain policy is compared to a hypothetical efficient policy. To account for the sensitivity of the results in regard to the model parameter values computer-intensive simulation procedures and surface response functions are utilized.

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Paper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2003 Annual Meeting, August 16-22, 2003, Durban, South Africa with number 25891.

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Keywords: agricultural policy; efficient combination of policy instruments; statistical policy analysis; Productivity Analysis;

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  1. Gardner, Bruce L, 1992. "Changing Economic Perspectives on the Farm Problem," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 30(1), pages 62-101, March.
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