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000149259 245__ $$aWhat are the effects of input subsidy programs on equilibrium maize prices?  Evidence from Malawi and Zambia
000149259 260__ $$c2013
000149259 269__ $$a2013
000149259 270__ $$mjrickerg@purdue.edu$$pRicker-Gilbert,   Jacob E.
000149259 270__ $$mmasonn@msu.edu$$pMason,  Nicole M.
000149259 270__ $$mjayne@msu.edu$$pJayne,   Thomas S.
000149259 270__ $$mfdarko@purdue.edu$$pDarko,   Francis Addeah
000149259 270__ $$msolomon.tembo@iapri.org.zm$$pTembo,   Solomon
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000149259 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000149259 520__ $$aAn important hypothesized benefit of large-scale input subsidy programs in Africa is that by raising maize production, the subsidies should put downward pressure on retail maize prices to the benefit of urban consumers and the rural poor who tend to be net food buyers. To inform debates related to this rationale for input subsidies, this study estimates the effects of fertilizer subsidies on retail maize prices in Malawi and Zambia using market or district-level panel data covering the 2000/01 to 2011/12 maize marketing years.  Results indicate that roughly doubling the size of Malawi’s subsidy program (i.e., increasing the amount of subsidized fertilizer distributed to each district by 4,000 metric tons per year) reduces maize prices by 1.2% to 1.6% on average. In Zambia, roughly doubling the scale of the country’s subsidy program (i.e., increasing the amount of subsidized fertilizer distributed to each district by 1,000 metric tons per year) reduces maize prices by 1.8% to 2.4% on average.  The results are robust across countries and model specifications, and indicate that the fertilizer subsidy programs in Malawi and Zambia have had a minimal effect on reducing retail maize prices.
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000149259 650__ $$aDemand and Price Analysis
000149259 650__ $$aFood Security and Poverty
000149259 650__ $$aInternational Development
000149259 650__ $$aProduction Economics
000149259 6531_ $$aInput subsidies
000149259 6531_ $$amaize prices
000149259 6531_ $$aMalawi
000149259 6531_ $$aZambia
000149259 6531_ $$asub-Saharan Africa
000149259 700__ $$aRicker-Gilbert,   Jacob E.
000149259 700__ $$aMason,   Nicole M.
000149259 700__ $$aJayne,   Thomas S.
000149259 700__ $$aDarko,   Francis Addeah
000149259 700__ $$aTembo,   Solomon
000149259 773__ $$d2013
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000149259 982__ $$gAgricultural and Applied Economics Association>2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C.