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The pwpose of this study is to assess quantitatively the impact of a tariff cut on agriculturalpexformance and intersect.oral and in1erregional disparities in Brazil. A general equilibriwn model was built,nonlinear and dynamic, in which the price mechanism plays an important role. The model is disaggregated in sucha way as to permit the analysis of the agricultural sector within the context in which it is inserted. Specialattention is given to the effects of urban protection on growth and welfare variables, and stroog emphasis is put onthe role played by rural-urban interactions. The simulation of the model shows that tariffs constitute a burden tolite rural sector as lhey benefit urban activities. Proleclion, through rural-urban links, also exacerbates regionaldisequilibria as they worsen the situation of the poor, agricultural Northeast region.

Subject(s): Agribusiness

International Development

International Relations/Trade

Issue Date: 1989

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/197683 Page range: 175-180

Total Pages: 6

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > 1989 Occasional Paper Series No. 5





Author: de Sousa, Maria de

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/197683?ln=en







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