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Title: Trade policy reforms in the new agricultural context: Is regional integration a priority for Sub-Saharan African countries agricultural-led industrialization? Insights from a global computable general equilibrium analysis.
Authors: Douillet, Mathilde
Authors (Email): Douillet, Mathilde (mathilde.douillet@fondation-farm.org)
Keywords: trade policy
market integration
agriculture
computable general equilibrium
trade preferences
Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL Codes: F15
F47
O19
O24
O55
Q17
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Global general equilibrium simulations of “regional” (within Sub-Saharan Africa –SSA-) and “multilateral” (Doha and preferential) trade integration are compared to assess policy reform priorities. Their coherence with the objective of agriculture-led industrialization is tested. New results reveal that for SSA regional integration delivers as much as multilateral integration. Multilateral liberalization drives Sub-Saharan African countries further away from agricultural-led industrialization. On the contrary regional integration fosters the production and trade of processed agricultural products. Regional integration has heterogeneous impacts on countries in SSA and gains might be concentrated on a few countries. Accompanying redistributive policies to compensate the loosers might help bring the negotiations further.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/126546
Institution/Association: International Association of Agricultural Economists>2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
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