Paper Information

Journal:   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURE JOURNAL)   2010 , Volume 4 , Number 1; Page(s) 31 To 49.
 
Paper: 

ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION ON COTTON PRICING IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  SADROLASHRAFI M., ALIKHANI M.*
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

In recent decades, the policy of government intervention in the pricing of agricultural products has been common in the most of developing countries. Accordingly, the agricultural and livestock products in Iran have mainly been influenced by the interventionist policies. The research intends to investigate the application of Protection Rate Index so as to measure the price intervention policies which have affected the agricultural prices in general and the cotton ones in particular during the 1983-2008. The model at issue was firstly put in to the practice by a group of researches in one of the World Bank project aimed to achieve an economic analysis of agricultural price intervention of government in eighteen countries located in different regions around the world. This research is particularly going to prove that direct price intervention of government in the cotton market has had positive implications. According to this research, these positive effects, more importantly, may differ dependent upon the fact that nominal or implicit rate of protection is calculated and that what exchange rate is applied for the border price evaluation. Considering the above and given the fact that the change in the pricing policies in 1990 has been in favor of the production, it is strongly recommended that, for the sake of comparison among probable protective structures of different agricultural products, to focus on calculation of Protection Rate in other sort of significant animal husbandry and agricultural products such as wheat, rice, meat and milk.

 
Keyword(s): IRAN, PRICE POLICY, NOMINAL PROTECTION RATE, IMPLICIT PROTECTION RATE, BORDER PRICES
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Persian Abstract Yearly Visit 30
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog