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Economic Surplus And The Distributional Consequences Of Deregulating Tobacco Production

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  • Sureshwaran, Suresh
  • Thompson, C. Stassen
  • Henry, Mark S.
  • Loyd, M.I.
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    Reservations on technical and theoretical grounds in the use of the consumer surplus approach to measure benefits of government programs have often appeared in the literature. Therefore, this paper uses an alternative approach in a case study to estimate the annual economic surplus created in South Carolina from deregulating tobacco production. Impacts of deregulation on cropping patterns and income on representative tobacco farms, and distribution of benefits in the economy are examined. Results of this study indicate that deregulation stimulates the economy and would increase the net value added by $5.8 million in the long run.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 22 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 02 (December)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:sojoae:30000
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    1. Epperson, James E. & Tyan, Holly L. & Carley, Dale H., 1982. "Effects Of Removal Of The Peanut Program On Georgia Production And Distribution Of Selected Fresh Produce," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 14(01), July.
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