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Effects of Increasing Agricultural Productivity: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis for Sri Lanka

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This paper provides a quantitative assessment of the likely economy-wide impacts of agricultural productivity improvements in Sri Lanka. A static multi sector Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the Sri Lankan economy using the input-output table for year 2000 is employed highlighting the agricultural sector and its interactions with other production sectors in the economy. The results indicate that increasing agricultural productivity leads to positive economic benefits. However, productivity improvements would lead to reduction in agricultural employment, which in turn may affect the real income of households in agricultural provinces in the short run.

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  • Gunawardena, Aruni, 2012. "Effects of Increasing Agricultural Productivity: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis for Sri Lanka," 2012 Conference (56th), February 7-10, 2012, Freemantle, Australia 124313, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
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    1. De Silva, Nirodha & Malaga, Jaime E. & Johnson, Jeffrey W., 2013. "Trade Liberalization Effects On Agricultural Production Growth: The Case Of Sri Lanka," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143106, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. Anonymous, 2012. "Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Volume 08, Issue 2," Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, vol. 8(2).

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    Multi sector CGE model; productivity; Productivity Analysis;

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