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International Effects Of Canada'S Western Grain Stabilization Program


  • Cameron, D. Lynne
  • Spriggs, John


Canada's Western Grain Stabilization program is analyzed to determine the extent to which it acts as a buffer between the Canadian grains economy and the international grains economy. A dynamic stochastic simulation model is constructed to examine how Canada's Western Grain Stabilization Program modifies the transmission of: (a) domestic yield variability to the foreign grain market and (b) foreign demand variability to the domestic grains market. With respect to (a), the program was found to aggravate international uncertainty only very slightly while with respect to (b) it was found to substantially reduce domestic uncertainty.

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  • Cameron, D. Lynne & Spriggs, John, 1991. "International Effects Of Canada'S Western Grain Stabilization Program," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 16(02), December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32591

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    1. John Spriggs & G.C. Kooten, 1988. "Rationale for Government Intervention in Canadial Agriculture: A Review of Stabilization Programs," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 36(1), pages 1-21, March.
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    1. Unterschultz, James R. & Jeffrey, Scott R. & Quagrainie, Kwamena K., 2000. "Value-Adding 20 Billion By 2005: Impact At The Alberta Farm Gate," Project Report Series 24049, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology.


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