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Food Aid Disincentives: The Tunisian Experience

Bezuneh, Mesfin, Deaton, Brady and Zuhair, Segu (2003) Food Aid Disincentives: The Tunisian Experience. Review of Development Economics, 7 (4). pp. 609-621. ISSN 1363-6669

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An econometric model is used to assess the short-term (impact), interim, and cumulative effects of food aid on the economy of Tunisia for the period 1960-92. Food aid displaced neither domestic production nor commercial imports of food grains. Rather, food aid provided incentives to promote growth through its income and policy effects. Food aid provided increased public revenue that enabled the government to take an active role in domestic pricing, preventing disincentive prices and promoting domestic production. The results indicate a positive role for food aid when disincentive effects are managed through public policies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID5715, food aid, Tunisian economy 1960-92, domestic pricing
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Current > FOR Classification > 1401 Economic Theory
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2011 00:11
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 03:44
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