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On the need for more economic assessment of quarantine policies

James, Sallie; Anderson, Kym

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Quarantine policy reviews are becoming more sophisticated yet they still focus primarily on the effects of restrictions solely on import-competing producers. A fuller analysis that includes the consumers demonstrates that even if imported diseases were to wipe out a local industry, the gains to consumers might outweigh the losses to import-competing producers from removing a ban on imports. This article provides the simplest partial equilibrium framework for thinking more about the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1998-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/106674
Source: The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.00061

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