deregulation on the Norwegian Market for Milk Products
AbstractIn this paper we use a price endogenous mathematical programming model to estimate the national welfare losses induced by the Norwegian dairy policy. Firstly, we focus on welfare losses at the processing level due to price discrimination between different uses of the milk and cross-subsidisation of export. Secondly, we focus on inefficiency at the farm level due to small-scale farm units and a distribution of production that does not reflect regional comparative advantages. Thirdly, we demonstrate that employment in depressed areas can be upheld at far lower costs if the processing industry is deregulated and the rural farmers are supported through more direct payments.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 15/98.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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PRICES ; MILK ; DEREGULATION;
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- Brunstad, R.J. & Gaasland, I. & Vardal, E., 1998. "Deregulation of the Norwegian Market for Milk Products," Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen 1298, Department of Economics, University of Bergen.
- Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
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