publication . Preprint . 1992

Is there a case for an optimal export tax on perennial crops?

Takamasa Akiyama;
Open Access
  • Published: 29 Feb 1992
Abstract
The idea of an optimal export tax on a commodity is based on the assumption that by imposing a tax, a country can improve its welfare whenit faces a downward-sloping demand curve for the commodity. The idea is thought to be particularly relevant to producers with large world market shares for primary commodities for which the price elasticity of demand is low. An export tax is considered necessary because the scattered farmers'expected marginal revenue is higher than the marginal revenue of the country as a whole. The author uses a model to calculate the optimal tax and to evaluate the effect of the tax and other factors on welfare. Simulation results show that ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTINGComputingMilieux_GENERAL
free text keywords: Markets and Market Access,Economic Theory&Research,Environmental Economics&Policies,Public Sector Economics&Finance,Access to Markets
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