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Title: MEASURING INEFFICIENCY IN THE PRESENCE OF AN EXPORT TAX, AN IMPORT TARIFF, AND A STATE TRADING ENTERPRISE
Authors: Schmitz, Troy G.
Keywords: export tax
tariff
agricultural policy
Turkey
cotton
agricultural cooperatives
welfare
state trading enterprises
Issue Date: 2002-04
Abstract: Agricultural sales cooperative unions (ASCUs) in Turkey are heavily influenced by both domestic and international government policies. Both export taxes and import tariffs are used as policy tools to regulate cotton markets. Domestic price support programs, water subsidies, fertilizer subsidies, and credit subsidies have also been used as domestic policy tools. These types of subsidies are not uncommon among developing countries. This paper provides empirical estimates of the degree of economic inefficiency associated with government intervention in Turkish cotton markets. A two-region partial equilibrium model of cotton exports and imports is developed under the "small country assumption" to obtain empirical estimates of the deadweight welfare loss associated with these government subsidies. Although government intervention results in significant income distribution among the various cotton sectors within Turkey, the overall economic inefficiency of the redistribution is very low.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15510
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 34, Number 01, April 2002
Total Pages: 13
Language: English
From Page: 81
To Page: 93
Collections:Volume 34, Number 01, April 2002

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