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Distorted Agricultural Incentives and Economic Development: Asia's Experience

Anderson, Kym


Earnings from farming in many low-income countries have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by governments of richer countries favouring their farmers with import barriers and subsidies. Both sets of policies reduce national and global economic welfare. The rapid development of many Asian emerging economies has been accompanied by a gradual reduction in their anti-agricultural policies, but many distortions remain and some countries have moved from negative to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-03
Type: Journal article
Source: World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2009.01163.x


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