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The welfare impact of policy interventions in the foodgrain markets in Bangladesh

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  • Mohammad Jahangir Alam
  • Jeroen Buysse
  • Ismat Ara Begum
  • Eric J. Wailes
  • Guido Van Huylenbroeck

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The paper attempts to estimate the welfare impact of different policy interventions in the foodgrain markets in Bangladesh using an economic surplus approach. Over the period of analysis, 1980--2003, the loss in consumer surplus exceeded the gain in producer surplus plus the gain in government revenue. Therefore, the interventions resulted in a deadweight welfare loss for society. In contrast, in the policy of liberalization, the gain in consumer surplus and in government revenue is larger than the loss in producer surplus, producing a net welfare gain to society.

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  • Mohammad Jahangir Alam & Jeroen Buysse & Ismat Ara Begum & Eric J. Wailes & Guido Van Huylenbroeck, 2011. "The welfare impact of policy interventions in the foodgrain markets in Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(3), pages 215-225, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:14:y:2011:i:3:p:215-225
    DOI: 10.1080/17487870.2011.570092
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    1. Ahmed, Raisuddin, 1981. "Agricultural price policies under complex socioeconomic and natural constraints: the case of Bangladesh," Research reports 27, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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    1. Talukder, Dayal & Chile, Love, 2014. "Characteristics of Rice Cultivation and Rural Rice Market in Bangladesh: Evidence from a Survey," Agricultural Economics Review, Greek Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 15(2), June.

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