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The Regional Impact of Discriminatory Trade Liberalization on Colombian Agriculture


  • Arguello, Ricardo


This study provides an assessment of the potential impact of trade liberalization on the regional structure of Colombian agriculture. For this, a two-step methodology is imple-mented. First, the effects of discriminatory trade liberalization are estimated by means of a multi-region general equilibrium model. Second, relevant price and quantity changes are transmitted to a simple transportation model that simulates the likely changes that trade libe-ralization will bring upon the spatial structure of agriculture. Results indicate that changes in the spatial structure of agricultural production in Colombia are not negligible and are instru-mental for policy design on several fronts.

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  • Arguello, Ricardo, 2009. "The Regional Impact of Discriminatory Trade Liberalization on Colombian Agriculture," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 39(2), pages 1-19.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jrapmc:132436

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    1. Funes, J. & González, C. & Birol, E. & Moursi, M. & Zeller, M., 2015. "A spatial perspective to introducing biofortified staple food crops in Colombia," 150th Seminar, October 22-23, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland 212674, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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