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Agricultural Protection in Developing Countries

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  • Lilyan E. Fulginiti

    (Iowa State University)

  • Jason F. Shogren

    (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The present paper explores why farmers are taxed in poor countries and subsidized in rich countries. Using the economic theory of contests to come to an understanding of the incentives for agricultural protectionism, we first sketch a framework for an excludable and rivalrous rent. We then apply this framework to agricultural protectionism in developing countries.

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  • Lilyan E. Fulginiti & Jason F. Shogren, 2005. "Agricultural Protection in Developing Countries," Others 0502010, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpot:0502010
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    1. John C. Beghin & William E. Foster & Mylene Kherallah, 1996. "Institutions And Market Distortions: International Evidence For Tobacco," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47(1-4), pages 355-365.
    2. Swinnen, Johan F. M. & Banerjee, Anurag N. & Gorter, Harry de, 2001. "Economic development, institutional change, and the political economy of agricultural protection: An econometric study of Belgium since the 19th century," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 26(1), pages 25-43, October.
    3. Barrett, Christopher B., 1999. "The microeconomics of the developmental paradox: on the political economy of food price policy," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 20(2), pages 159-172, March.
    4. Clas Eriksson, 2011. "Home bias in preferences and the political economics of agricultural protection," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement, INRA Department of Economics, vol. 92(1), pages 5-23.
    5. Florent Venayre, 2012. "Protection du marché agricole et qualité sanitaire en Polynésie française," Post-Print halshs-00785749, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Agricultural protection; public choice; collective action; excludable and rivalrous rent; developing countries;

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    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

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