The Impact of Agricultural Policy Distortions on the Productivity Gap: Evidence from the Rice Production

This study determines how production and trade policy distortions affected rice productivity in thirty-three rice-producing countries. A rice-productivity index for each country is constructed, and a model linking the productivity gap with policy distortions is presented. After controlling for the differences in infrastructure, openness, and human capital, this article shows that high subsidies and protection in developed countries combined with taxation of rice farming in poor countries have widened the gap in rice productivity between rich and poor rice countries.


Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/6154
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/6154
Total Pages:
39
Series Statement:
Poster Paper
468440




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