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Market Stabilization and the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy

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  • Anderson, Ronald W
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    I solve numerically for stationary rational-expectations equilibria of a two-country, non-linear model of a storable commodity. With constant tariffs, price volatilities in both countries increase with an increase in the tariff rate of one country or with an increase in the storage cost in one country. When one country (`the EC') uses a variable import levy and export subsidy to defend a fixed price floor, increases in the floor (a) increase mean price and decrease price volatility in the EC and (b) decrease mean price, increase volatility and increase private stockholding in the rest of the world. The volatility of farm incomes in the EC are relatively insensitive to increases in the floor.

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    Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 740.

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    Date of creation: Nov 1992
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    Keywords: Commodities; Common Agricultural Policy; Stabilization; Storage;

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    1. Fabienne Féménia & Alexandre Gohin, 2010. "Faut-il une intervention publique pour stabiliser les marchés agricoles ? Revue des questions non résolues," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 91(4), pages 435-456.

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