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The Determinants of the Brazilian Farm Prices


  • Spolador, Humberto Francisco Silva
  • Barros, Geraldo Sant'Ana de Camargo
  • Bacchi, Mirian Rumenos Piedade


The findings presented in this paper come from our study of the effects of Brazilian macroeconomic policy on the Brazilian Farm [product] Price Index using an adapted version of Frankel’s (1986 & 2006) theoretical model. The study examined the connection between Brazilian farm prices and external variables (worldwide importation of agribusiness products, international commodity prices, and foreign real interest rates) and between Brazilian farm prices and domestic variables (GDP, the real exchange rate, and local interest rates).

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  • Spolador, Humberto Francisco Silva & Barros, Geraldo Sant'Ana de Camargo & Bacchi, Mirian Rumenos Piedade, 2011. "The Determinants of the Brazilian Farm Prices," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103221, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea11:103221

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    Brazilian farm prices; interest rate differentials; international commodity prices and exchange rate.; Agribusiness; Political Economy; Q; E4; E5;

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    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit

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