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Market Integration in Wholesale Rice Markets in India

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  • Raghbendra Jha

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  • K.V. Bhanu Murthy
  • Anurag Sharma

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This paper tests for market integration in 55 wholesale rice markets in India using monthly data over the period January 1970 - December 1999. The technique of Gonzalez-Rivera and Helfand (2001) is used to identify common factors across various markets. It is discovered that market integration is far from complete in India and a major reason for this is the excessive interference in rice markets by government agencies. As a result it is hard for scarcity conditions in isolated markets to be picked up by markets with abundance in supply. A number of policy implications are also considered.

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Paper provided by The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre in its series ASARC Working Papers with number 2005-03.

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Length: 36
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:pas:asarcc:2005-03

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  1. Rashid, Shahidur, 2004. "Spatial integration of maize markets in post-liberalized Uganda," MTID discussion papers 71, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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  1. Atkin, David, 2010. "Trade, Tastes and Nutrition in India," Working Papers 80, Yale University, Department of Economics.
  2. Massimiliano Cali & Carlo Menon, 2009. "Does Urbanisation Affect Rural Poverty? Evidence from Indian Districts," SERC Discussion Papers 0014, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
  3. Hussain, Babar, 2011. "Testing the law of one price in gram markets of Pakistan," MPRA Paper 30600, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Apr 2011.
  4. Madhusudan Ghosh, 2011. "Agricultural Policy Reforms And Spatial Integration Of Food Grain Markets In India," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 36(2), pages 15-37, June.
  5. Tahir Mukhtar & Muhammad Tariq Javed, 2007. "Price Integration in Wholesale Maize Markets in Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 46(4), pages 1075-1084.
  6. Jayasuriya, Sisira & Kim, Jae H. & Kumar, Parmod, 2007. "International and Internal Market Integration in Indian agriculture: A study of the Indian Rice Market," 106th Seminar, October 25-27, 2007, Montpellier, France 7935, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  7. Sekhar, C.S.C., 2012. "Agricultural market integration in India: An analysis of select commodities," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 309-322.

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