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The Impact of Manufacturing Protection on Agricultural Incentives in Australia


  • Kym Anderson

    () (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)


Manufacturing protectionism in effect amounted to anti-trade and anti-primary sector biases in the governmentÂ’s industry assistance policies. How extensive were those biases, and to what extent did they reduce agricultural incentives? What has happened to the export orientation of the various farm industries in the wake of the reform process? And how does the overall pattern of distortions that has evolved for Australia compare with that for other high-income countries?

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  • Kym Anderson, 2009. "The Impact of Manufacturing Protection on Agricultural Incentives in Australia," Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers 2009-04, University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:cieswp:2009-04

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    1. Anderson, Kym & Lattimore, Ralph G. & Lloyd, Peter J. & MacLaren, Donald, 2007. "Distortions to Agricultural Incentives in Australia and New Zealand," 2007 Conference (51st), February 13-16, 2007, Queenstown, New Zealand 10407, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    2. Kym Anderson & James Giesecke & Ernesto Valenzuela, 2010. "How would global trade liberalization affect rural and regional incomes in Australia?," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 54(4), pages 389-406, October.
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    Import tariffs; manufacturing protectionism; distortions to agricultural incentives; tariff compensation; trade policy reform; industry assistance; microeconomic reform.;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy

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