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Title:The Impact of Different Policy Choices on Income Distribution after Food Production Shocks in Zimbabwe: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis
Author:Chitiga, Margaret
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:price policy
food prices
income distribution
economic models
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry
Agriculture and state
food production
price control
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v020/20.1chitiga.pdf
Abstract:Government controls on the price of food through stock adjustment and through imports of food are explicitly modelled in a computable general equilibrium for Zimbabwe. The results of policy simulations show that allowing the price of food to increase during a drought period increases incomes of food producers only and allowing the price to fall hurts food producers and most groups in the economy via reduced incomes. A comparison of a policy of food imports to one of domestic stock adjustment shows that the latter yields better results for income distribution and output performance. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]