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How would global trade liberalization affect rural and regional incomes in Australia?

Anderson, Kym, Giesecke, James A ORCID: 0000-0002-7283-0551 and Valenzuela, Ernesto (2008) How would global trade liberalization affect rural and regional incomes in Australia? Working Paper. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS).

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For decades rural Australia has been discriminated against by industrial policies at home and agricultural protectionism abroad. While agricultural export taxation in poor countries had the opposite impact, recent reforms there mean that that offsetting effect on Australia has diminished. There has also been some re-instrumentation of rich-country farm policies away from trade measures. This paper draws on new evidence to examine whether Australian farmers and rural regions are still adversely affected by farm price-distortive policies abroad, using a global and a national economy-wide model. The results vindicate the continuing push by Australia's rural communities for multilateral agricultural trade liberalization.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ISBN: 0732615836
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CoPS/IMPACT Working Paper Number G-176

Uncontrolled Keywords: F13; Q18; C68; R13; trade liberalisation; rural income; regional CGE modeling
Subjects: Current > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Current > Division/Research > Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 07:48
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 23:11
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