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Developing Country Interests in Agricultural Trade Reform

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  • Rod Tyers

    (Department of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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This paper examines whether developing countries, as a group, would be better off in the absence of agricultural protection in the industrial North and, if so, whether they should support reforms negotiated between the major players in the Uruguay Round. Results from the Tyers-Anderson GLS model of world food markets suggest that the net effect of industrial country agricultural protection is beneficial to developing countries, though by only a small margin, even if its removal were to stimulate accelerated technical change in developing countries. The same is found to be true of partial reforms which are more palatable politically, such as quotas to reduce oversupply in the EC. Of course, many developing countries, including those which are members of the Cairns Group, are badly hurt by protection in the North. Unfortunately, however, they and the other members of that group stand to gain comparatively little from the reduction of oversupply in the EC through quotas.
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  • Rod Tyers, 1988. "Developing Country Interests in Agricultural Trade Reform," School of Economics Working Papers 1988-02, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:1988-02
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    1. Tyers, Rodney, 1991. "On The Neglect Of Dynamics, Risk And Market Insulation In The Analysis Of Uruguay Round Food Trade Reforms," Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 35(03), December.
    2. Hartmann, Monika & Schmitz, Peter Michael, 1992. "Impact of the EC's Rebalancing Strategy on Developing Countries: The Case of Feed," Occasional Paper Series No. 6 197733, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. K. Anderson & R. Tyers, 1993. "More On Welfare Gains To Developing Countries From Liberalizing World Food Trade," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 44(2), pages 189-204.
    4. Hartmann, Monika & Schmitz, P. Michael, 1991. "Impact Of Ec'S Rebalancing Strategy On Developing Countries: The Case Of Feed," Staff Papers 14085, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    5. Tyers, Rodney, 1990. "Searching Under The Light: The Neglect Of General Equilibrium, Dynamics And Risk In The Analysis Of Food Trade Reforms," Staff Papers 13845, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.

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