Georeferenced Assessment of Trade Liberalization Effects on Agriculture in Ecuador
AbstractAs the use of global and national computable general equilibrium (CGE) models has become more widespread, most policies still remain at the regional or sub-national level. This level of disparity requires an approach that bridges the gap between national results and sub-national policies. This study provides a methodology that combines micro-level information and the results of a CGE model with geographical information to spatially map the effects of trade liberalization on the agricultural sector. This methodology enables to distribute changes in value of production for each production unit according to the importance of a specific crop in the political administrative unit. These results show the geographic effects of the FTA on Ecuador's agriculture, and how various types of producers would be affected from trade liberalization. This kind of results would enable policy makers to formulate policies in a geographic or territorial way. This would also allow policy makers to implement differentiated policies to help different types of farmers groups cope with potential negative impacts from free trade.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China with number 50556.
Date of creation: 2009
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS); computable general equilibrium (CGE); trade liberalization; agriculture; Agricultural and Food Policy; International Relations/Trade; C15; R12; Q17;
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- C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade
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