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Efectos de la desaparición de la Conasupo en el comercio y en los precios de los cultivos básicos


  • Antonio Yúnez Naude

    (El Colegio de México)

  • Fernando Barceinas

    (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana)


This article examines one of many reforms undertaken by the Mexican government in order to liberalize the economy: the dismantling of Conasupo, which was probably the most important state trading enterprise of Mexico. In this article we document the steps followed to eliminate this company, with special emphasis on its effect on trade. We also present the results of an empirical investigation that indicates that as a consequence of the liberalization of Mexico's agricultural sector, it´s food staple producers are now subject to international competition.

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  • Antonio Yúnez Naude & Fernando Barceinas, 2000. "Efectos de la desaparición de la Conasupo en el comercio y en los precios de los cultivos básicos," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 15(2), pages 189-227.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:15:y:2000:i:2:p:189-227

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    1. Thome, Karen E. & Merel, Pierre R., 2010. "Market Power after the Transition," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado 61798, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. 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.
    3. Yunez-Naude, Antonio, 2002. "Mexico'S Basic-Crops Subsector: Structure And Competition Under Free Trade," Structural Change as a Source of Trade Disputes Under NAFTA; Proceedings of the 7th Agricultural and Food Policy Systems Information Workshop - 2001 16860, Farm Foundation, Agricultural and Food Policy Systems Information Workshops.

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