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Title:Effect of a Fertilizer Subsidy on Income Distribution and Efficiency in Malawi
Authors:Tower, Edward
Christiansen, Robert E.
Year:1988
Periodical:Eastern Africa Economic Review
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:49-58
Language:English
Geographic term:Malawi
Subjects:income distribution
subsidies
agriculture
small farms
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
Abstract:This paper develops and uses a 32 equation model to analyse how changing the subsidy on fertilizer used by smallholders affects prices, production and real incomes in Malawi. Smallholders - especially the bigger ones - benefit from the subsidy; landless workers lose slightly. People in the estate and manufacturing sectors also lose. The paper illustrates how to develop and analyse a simple, linearized, highly aggregated, policy-oriented, computable general-equilibrium model. Bibliogr., notes, ref.
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