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The Dismantling of CONASUPO, a Mexican State Trader in Agriculture

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  • Antonio Yunez--Naude

    (El Colegio de Mexico)

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In the 1990s, Mexico gradually dismantled and ultimately liquidated CONASUPO, its state enterprise in agriculture. CONASUPO was a typical less developed country (LDC) parastatal, exacting control over an important component of Mexico"s food chain. This paper examines the demise of CONASUPO in the context of domestic economic reforms and trade liberalisation. It documents the process by which CONASUPO was eleminated, the political environment that made this possible, and the implications for agricultural production and trade. The paper concludes by distilling lessons from Mexico"s experience for other LDCs as the liberalisation of domestic and international markets continues to unfold. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003

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  • Antonio Yunez--Naude, 2003. "The Dismantling of CONASUPO, a Mexican State Trader in Agriculture," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(1), pages 97-122, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:26:y:2003:i:1:p:97-122
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    1. Taylor, J. Edward & Yunez-Naude, Antonio & Paredes, Fernando Barceinas & Dyer, George A., 2004. "Transition Policy And The Structure Of The Agriculture Of Mexico," North American Agrifood Integration: Situation and Perspectives, May 2004, Cancun, Mexico 16731, Farm Foundation.
    2. Susan M. Richter & J. Edward Taylor & Antonio Yúnez-Naude, 2007. "Impacts of Policy Reforms on Labor Migration from Rural Mexico to the United States," NBER Chapters,in: Mexican Immigration to the United States, pages 269-288 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    6. Antonio Yunez-Naude & Fernando Barceinas Paredes, 2004. "The Agriculture of Mexico After Ten Years of Nafta Implementation," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 277, Central Bank of Chile.
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