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The Meg-Ismea Model for Analysis of Italy’s Agricultural Policies


  • Antonella Finizia
  • Riccardo Magnani
  • Federico Perali
  • Paolo Polinori


The aim of this study is analysis of the Meg-Ismea general economic equilib-rium model for the Italian economy constructed in order to evaluate the impacts of agriculture policies on the behaviour of economic agents and in particular on the welfare of households. The model was developed with a micro-macro approach that allows for micro and macro evaluation of impacts maintaining coherence between the aggregate behaviour of the representative agent and the heterogeneous behaviour of the agents in the market. The model has been validated by studying its behaviour with two experiments that assess ex ante the impact of hypothetical international trade and fiscal reforms on Italian agriculture.

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  • Antonella Finizia & Riccardo Magnani & Federico Perali & Paolo Polinori, 2005. "The Meg-Ismea Model for Analysis of Italy’s Agricultural Policies," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 4, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0027

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    1. Alexandre Gohin & Herve Guyomard & Chantal Le Mouël, 2006. "Tariff protection elimination and Common Agricultural Policy reform: implications of changes in methods of import demand modelling," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(13), pages 1527-1539.
    2. Ronnie O'Toole & Alan Matthews, 2002. "The IMAGE CGE Model: Understanding the Model Structure, Code and Solution Methods," Trinity Economics Papers 20029, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
    3. Antonella Caiumi & Federico Perali, 1997. "Female Labor Force Participation: A Comparison between Urban and Rural Families," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(2), pages 595-601.
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    Common Agricultural Policy; Agricultural Policy Reform; Computable General Equilibrium Models;

    JEL classification:

    • D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General


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