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The Price Response of Major Crops in Pakistan: An Application of the Simultaneous Equation Model

  • Mubarik Ali

    (Chemonics International, Economic Analysis Network project, Islamabad.)

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    This paper specifies a model to simultaneously estimate the price response, assuming an interdependence among crops. The model is applied to estimate own-and cross-price elasticities of five major crops in Pakistan, viz., wheat, cotton, rice, sugarcane, and maize based on the production and expected wholesale-price data for the period 1957-86. The study found little potential to enhance overall agricultural productivity by increasing the single crop price, since either the own-price elasticities were low or, otherwise, the nagative cross-price effects on the production of other crops were high. However, a 10-percent systematic improvement in terms of trade for agriculture will increase overall agricultural productivity by about 6 percent in the long run.

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    Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

    Volume (Year): 29 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 3 and 4 ()
    Pages: 305-325

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    Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:29:y:1990:i:3-4:p:305-325
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