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Impact of rising rice prices and policy responses in Mali : simulations with a dynamic CGE model

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  • Nouve, Kofi
  • Wodon, Quentin

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The increase in the international price of rice is likely to have substantial negative impacts on the poor in countries such as Mali which are net importers of rice. This paper relies on a dynamic CGE model to estimate the likely impact of the recent increase in rice prices on poverty with and without policy responses. Two sets of policy responses are considered: import tax cuts on rice and measures to increase productivity of domestic rice production. The results suggest that an increase in productivity would have a much larger positive impact than a reduction in taxes.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 4739.

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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2008
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:4739

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Keywords: Economic Theory&Research; Markets and Market Access; Food&Beverage Industry; Rural Poverty Reduction; Crops&Crop Management Systems;

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Cited by:
  1. Cherrier, Cecile & Ninno, Carlo del & Razmara, Setareh, 2011. "Mali social safety nets," Social Protection Discussion Papers 89188, The World Bank.
  2. Yu, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) & Tokgoz, Simla & Wailes, Eric J. & Chavez, Eddie C., 2009. "A Quantitative Analysis of Trade Policy Responses to High Agricultural Commodity Prices," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51805, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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  4. Joseph, George & Wodon, Quentin, 2008. "Assessing the potential impact on poverty of rising cereals prices : the case of Mali," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4744, The World Bank.

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