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Agricultural Policy Reforms And Spatial Integration Of Food Grain Markets In India

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  • Madhusudan Ghosh

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Applying the maximum likelihood method of co-integration, this paper examines the impact of agricultural policy reforms on spatial integration of food grain markets in India. The extent of spatial integration of food grain markets has improved during the post-reform period, as the regional markets, which were either segmented or poorly integrated during the pre-reform period, are found to be strongly integrated, and in most cases to such an extent that satisfies the relative version of the law of one price. The agricultural policy reforms undertaken by the Indian government seem to have contributed towards improving the extent of spatial integration of food grain markets. The results offer important policy implications.

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  • Madhusudan Ghosh, 2011. "Agricultural Policy Reforms And Spatial Integration Of Food Grain Markets In India," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 36(2), pages 15-37, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:36:y:2011:i:2:p:15-37
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    1. Goundan, Anatole & Tankari, Mahamadou Roufahi, 2016. "A dynamic spatial model of agricultural price transmission: Evidence from the Niger millet market:," IFPRI discussion papers 1536, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Beag, F.A. & Singla, N., 2014. "Cointegration, Causality and Impulse Response Analysis in Major Apple Markets of India," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 27(2).

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    Keywords

    Co-integration; Market Integration; Law of One Price; Indian Food Grain Market; ¡¡Agricultural Reforms;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices

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