Distortions to Agricultural Incentives : A Global Perspective, 1955-2007 Anderson, Kym 2012-08-08T19:47:56Z 2012-08-08T19:47:56Z 2009
dc.description.abstract This book provides an overview of the evolution of distortions to agricultural incentives caused by price, trade, and exchange rate policies in a large sample of countries spanning the world. This chapter begins with a brief summary of the long history of national distortions to agricultural markets. It then outlines the methodology used to generate annual indicators of the extent of government interventions in markets, details of which are provided in Anderson et al. (2008a, 2008b) and appendix A of this volume. A description of the economies being examined and their economic growth and structural changes over recent decades is then briefly presented as a preface to the main section of the chapter, in which the nominal rate of assistance (NRA) and consumer tax equivalent (CTE) estimates are summarized across regions and over the decades since the 1950s. These estimates are discussed in far more detail in the regional studies that follow, chapters two-ten. A summary of an additional set of indicators of agricultural price distortions, presented in chapter eleven, is based on the trade restrictiveness index first developed by Anderson and Neary (2005). In chapter twelve, the focus shifts from countries to commodities, and various distortion indicators are used to provide a sense of how distorted each of the key farm commodity markets is globally. Chapter thirteen uses the study's NRA and CTE estimates to provide a new set of results from a global economy-wide model. It quantifies the impacts of reforms undertaken since the early 1980s, and of the policies still in place as of 2004, on global markets, net farm incomes, and welfare. Finally, that chapter concludes by drawing on the lessons learned to speculate on the prospects for further reducing the disarray in world agricultural markets. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-7665-2
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank and Palgrave Macmillan
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Agricultural Protection
dc.subject Distortions to Incentives
dc.subject Economy-wide Modeling
dc.subject Rural Poverty
dc.subject Trade Policy
dc.subject Urban Bias
dc.title Distortions to Agricultural Incentives : A Global Perspective, 1955-2007 en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Public-Private Partnerships 2012-08-08
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Agriculture
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-7665-2 51279
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Research
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
okr.topic Private Sector Development :: Emerging Markets
okr.topic Industry :: Food & Beverage Industry
okr.topic Rural Development
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems
okr.topic Agriculture
okr.topic Private Sector Development
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth
okr.topic Industry
okr.unit Sustainable Development (MNSSD)
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