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

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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).

Abstract

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.

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CoPS/IMPACT Working Paper Number G-176

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30646
Official URL http://www.copsmodels.com/elecpapr/g-176.htm
ISBN 0732615836
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Current > Division/Research > Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
Keywords F13; Q18; C68; R13; trade liberalisation; rural income; regional CGE modeling
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