IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/wbk/wbrwps/67.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Price and tax policy for semi-subsistence agriculture in Ethiopia

Author

Listed:
  • Weaver, Robert D.
  • Shire, Saad Ali

Abstract

In the case of semi-subsistence agriculture where wage employment is not available, the role played by prices and taxes in determining production and consumption decisions is not clearly established by economic theories of household choice. This study demonstrates that where choices in production, consumption, and leisure can be made independently, farmers will decide what to grow on the basis of their preferences for marketed goods. The paper also points out that the choice will be affected by the level and type of taxation imposed. The paper shows the impact of four taxes -- agricultural revenue, land, production and marketed goods consumption -- on crop production and tax revenues. This paper also reports on a model of production in Ethiopia. The results of this study give strong evidence of the role of producer and consumer prices in semi-subsistence agriculture. In addition, the results show the importance of production capacity, household and climatic factors in agricultural development.

Suggested Citation

  • Weaver, Robert D. & Shire, Saad Ali, 1988. "Price and tax policy for semi-subsistence agriculture in Ethiopia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 67, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:67
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1988/08/01/000009265_3960927022938/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Catherine A. Bonjean & Gérard Chambas, 1995. "Taxe foncière, taxe à l'exportation : l'expérience vietnamienne est-elle transposable en Afrique ?," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 36(144), pages 725-745.
    2. Kidane, Asmerom & Abler, David G., 1994. "Production technologies in Ethiopian agriculture," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 10(2), April.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:67. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Roula I. Yazigi). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/dvewbus.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.