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Public investment to reverse Dutch disease: the case of Chad

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  • Levy, Stephanie

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"This paper studies the relevance of agricultural policies for avoiding Dutch Disease, which affects many less developed countries experiencing a resource boom. Using a computable general equilibrium model calibrated for Chad, we study the impact of using this country's annual oil revenue for public investment, particularly in the development of road and irrigation infrastructure. Our model takes into account the integration of markets and migration processes. We find that improving water access would reduce Chad's dependence on food aid and entail a substantial improvement in rural household welfare." Author's Abstract

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Paper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series DSGD discussion papers with number 35.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:fpr:dsgddp:35

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Keywords: Agricultural policies; Computable general equilibrium (CGE); infrastructure; Public investment; Rural households; Market integration; trade; Road construction Economic aspects;

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  1. Sandrine A. Kablan & Josef L. Loening, 2012. "An empirical assessment of the Dutch disease channel of the resource curse: the case of Chad," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(3), pages 2007-2014.
  2. Johnson, Michael E. & Takeshima, Hiroyuki & Gyimah-Brempong, Kwabena, 2013. "Assessing the potential and policy alternatives for achieving rice competitiveness and growth in Nigeria:," IFPRI discussion papers 1301, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  3. Kablan, Sandrine & Loening, Josef, 2012. "Is Chad affected by Dutch or Nigerian disease?," MPRA Paper 39799, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Jul 2012.
  4. Loening, Josef L., 2010. "Chad: rural policy note," MPRA Paper 28951, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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