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The impact of agricultural and trade policies on price transmission: The case of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan


  • Abdulmajid Bobokhonov
  • Jan Pokrivcak
  • Miroslava Rajcaniova


This paper examines the extent and speed of price transmission from international to local markets in two transition economies, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The two countries have similar economic backgrounds, but a notable difference is that Tajikistan has adopted a more liberal agricultural trade regime than Uzbekistan. We use a vector error correction model to analyse how global agricultural prices are transmitted to domestic food prices in the two countries. We find strong cointegration between world market and domestic prices in Tajikistan for food crops but not meat, and no cointegration in Uzbekistan.

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  • Abdulmajid Bobokhonov & Jan Pokrivcak & Miroslava Rajcaniova, 2017. "The impact of agricultural and trade policies on price transmission: The case of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(6), pages 677-692, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jitecd:v:26:y:2017:i:6:p:677-692
    DOI: 10.1080/09638199.2017.1287212

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    1. Jarilkasin Ilyasov & Linde Götz & Kamiljon Akramov & Paul Dorosh & Thomas Glauben, 2016. "Market Integration and Price Transmission in Tajikistan’s Wheat Markets: Rising Like Rockets but Falling Like Feathers?," Working Papers id:11177, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Miranda Svanidze & Linde Götz & Ivan Djuric & Thomas Glauben, 2019. "Food security and the functioning of wheat markets in Eurasia: a comparative price transmission analysis for the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus," Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food, Springer;The International Society for Plant Pathology, vol. 11(3), pages 733-752, June.
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