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Food Policy and Poverty in Indonesia: A General Equilibrium Analysis

Warr, Peter

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Rice is Indonesia's staple food and accounts for large shares of both consumers' budgets and total employment. Until recently, Indonesia was the world's largest importer, but rice import policy is now highly protectionist. Since early 2004, rice imports have been officially banned. Advocates of this policy say it reduces poverty by assisting poor farmers. Opponents say it increases poverty, stressing negative effects on poor consumers. This paper uses a general equilibrium model of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79793
Source: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2005.00312.x

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