Using Energy Resources to Diversify the Economy: Agricultural Price Distortions in Kazakhstan
AbstractThe agricultural sector in Kazakhstan experienced declining output throughout the 1990s, partly because relative prices shifted from being distorted in favor of farmers to being distorted against them. After the end of the decade public policy shifted towards support for (or less discrimination against) agriculture, boosted by a billion-dollar Agriculture and Food Program for 2003-5, which was made possible by booming oil revenues. This paper provides estimates of producer support for the main agricultural products in Kazakhstan, and analyses the consequences of shifts in farm support policy. Methodologically, the paper's primary concerns are how to capture the direction and magnitude of price distortions, how to interpret the measures, and what are the policy implications.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research in its series CASE Network Studies and Analyses with number 0355.
Length: 57 Pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Kazakhstan; diversification; agriculture;
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- Richard Pomfret, 2009. "Using Energy Resources to Diversify the Economy: Agricultural Price Distortions in Kazakhstan," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 51(2), pages 181-212, June.
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
- Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
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- Richard Pomfret, 2010. "Exploiting Energy and Mineral Resources in Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Mongolia," School of Economics Working Papers 2010-16, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
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