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Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa: trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004

Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym


For decades, agricultural price and trade policies in Sub-Saharan Africa hampered farmers’ contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction. This paper draws on a modification of so-called trade restrictiveness indexes to provide theoretically precise partial-equilibrium indicators of the trade and welfare effects of agricultural policy distortions to producer and consumer prices in 19 African countries since 1961. Annual time series estimates are provided not only by country but also,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: World Bank Economic Review 25.2 (2011): 250-277


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