Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Quantifying the Economy-Wide Effects of Agricultural Policies: A General Equilibrium Approach


Author Info

  • Jean-Marc Burniaux
  • François Delorme
  • Ian Lienert
  • John P. Martin
  • Peter Hoeller


This paper presents a progress report on the Economics and Statistics Department's applied general equilibrium model -- the WALRAS model. This model has been developed with the explicit objective of quantifying the economy-wide effects of agricultural policies in OECD countries. The common specification of the model for the major OECD agricultural trading countries/regions (Australia, Canada, EEC, Japan, New Zealand and the United States) is described in detail. Results are presented for some preliminary simulations of the effects of removing the 1979-81 levels of agricultural assistance in these countries/regions. The initial results relate only to unilateral liberalisation experiments with the unlinked country/region models, with no account being taken of feedback effects through changes in world agricultural prices and trade volumes ... Ce document décrit l'état d'avancement du modèle d'équilibre général développé au Département de Statistique et d'Economie dans le cadre du projet WALRAS. Le but explicite de ce projet est de quantifier les effets macro-économiques des politiques agricoles dans les pays de l'OCDE. Les principaux partenaires commerciaux de l'OCDE (Australie, Canada, EEC, Japon, Nouvelle-Zélande et les Etats Unis) sont représentés à l'aide d'une spécification commune qui est décrite en détail. Le texte présente également les résultats d'un certain nombre de simulations préliminaires relatives à l'élimination des niveaux de protection agricole qui prévalaient dans ces pays/régions en 1979/81. Ces résultats initiaux se rapportent exclusivement à des scénarios de libéralisation unilatérale réalisés à l'aide de modèles non intégrés qui ne peuvent donc tenir compte des interférences induites par les variations des prix et des volumes des transactions sur les marchés internationaux agricoles ...

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 55.

as in new window
Date of creation: Jul 1988
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:55-en

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16
Phone: 33-(0)-1-45 24 82 00
Fax: 33-(0)-1-45 24 85 00
Web page:
More information through EDIRC

Related research



No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.


Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Yu, Wusheng & Hertel, Thomas & Preckel, Paul & Eales, James, 2003. "Projecting World Food Demand Using Alternative Demand Systems," GTAP Working Papers 1182, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
  2. J. David Richardson, 1990. "Empirical Research on Trade Liberalization With Imperfect Competition: A Survey," NBER Working Papers 2883, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Hazledine, Tim, 1989. "Industrial Organisation Foundations Of Trade Policy Modelling," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 33(01), April.


This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


Access and download statistics


When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:55-en. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.