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Agricultural liberalization, poverty and inequality: Indonesia and Thailand

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The effects of agricultural and general trade liberalization in Indonesia and Thailand are analyzed and compared using a multi-household, multi-sector integrated general equilibrium framework. In both countries agricultural protection contributes a relatively small part of the total cost of protection because when the protection is removed the gain in welfare is much smaller in the case of agricultural liberalization than across the board liberalization. In both countries the poor, urban and rural, have a strong interest in across the board liberalization of trade policy. The urban poor also have an interest in agricultural trade liberalization, but not the rural poor.

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  • Warr, Peter, 2014. "Agricultural liberalization, poverty and inequality: Indonesia and Thailand," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 92-106.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:asieco:v:35:y:2014:i:c:p:92-106
    DOI: 10.1016/j.asieco.2014.10.003
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    1. Ivan Gonzalez & Budy P Resosudarmo, 2016. "A sectoral growth-income inequality nexus in Indonesia," Departmental Working Papers 2016-15, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Indonesia; Thailand; Trade liberalization; Poverty incidence; General equilibrium modeling;

    JEL classification:

    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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