Journal Article

Evaluating Alternative Policy Responses to Higher World Food Prices : The Case of Increasing Rice Prices in Madagascar

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Coady, David
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Dorosh, Paul
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Minten, Bart
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2012-03-30T07:33:19Z
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2012-03-30T07:33:19Z
dc.date.issued
2009
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2021-04-23T14:02:22Z
dc.description.abstract
Higher world food prices have led many developing countries to adopt policies to mitigate the impact on low-income households. This article sets out a partial equilibrium framework to evaluate the efficiency, distributional, and revenue implications of alternative policy responses. The model is applied to evaluate tariff reductions and targeted transfers in Madagascar. Although lowering tariffs generates substantial efficiency gains, these accrue mainly to the top half of the welfare distribution, and poor net sellers are actually worse off. Developing a system of targeted direct transfers to poor households is likely to be a substantially more cost-effective approach to poverty alleviation.
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American Journal of Agricultural Economics
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00029092
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5538
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EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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World Bank
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Economic Development: Agriculture
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Natural Resources
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Energy
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Environment
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Other Primary Products O130
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Agriculture in International Trade Q170
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Agricultural Policy
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Food Policy Q180
dc.title
Evaluating Alternative Policy Responses to Higher World Food Prices : The Case of Increasing Rice Prices in Madagascar
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American Journal of Agricultural Economics
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Journal Article
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Journal Article
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External Content
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yes
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436
okr.journal.nbpages
711-722
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en
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Academic Peer Review
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Madagascar
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoh&AN=1051440&site=ehost-live
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http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/by/year
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91

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