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The Theory of Tariff Rate Quotas: An Application to the U.S. Sugar program using MONASH-USA

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  • Ashley Winston

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MONASH-USA (also known as USAGE-ITC) is a detailed dynamic general equilibrium model of the U.S. developed by the Centre of Policy Studies in collaboration with the U.S. International Trade Commission. This paper reports on the theoretical developments completed for a project intended to (a) add detail to the industry and commodity classification of the relevant sectors and (b) create a detailed modelling structure for the U.S. trade and industry-support policies that affect these sectors. A secondary theme of the research is the development and application of methods for modelling complementarity relationships in a large-scale general equilibrium framework. Data issues and simulation results are discussed in a second paper.

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Paper provided by Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre in its series Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers with number ip-83.

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Date of creation: Jul 2005
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Keywords: international trade; agricultural policy; sugar; commercial policy; tariff-rate quotas; complementarity relationships; dynamic general equilibrium modelling;

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  1. Haley, Stephen L., 1998. "Modeling The U.S. Sweetener Sector: An Application To The Analysis Of Policy Reform," Working Papers 14610, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.
  2. W. Jill Harrison & Mark Horridge & K.R. Pearson & Glyn Wittwer, 2002. "A Practical Method for Explicitly Modeling Quotas and Other Complementarities," Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre Working Papers ip-78, Victoria University, Centre of Policy Studies/IMPACT Centre.
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