Estimating the Impacts of Government Interventions in the International Rice Market Academic Article uri icon


  • A procedure is developed to estimate the distortions and welfare impacts of government interventions in the international rice market. The procedure is based on a spatial equilibrium model and the application of conjectural variations. The model estimates asymmetric price distortions caused by policies in both exporting and importing countries. We find that the measures of price distortion are slightly larger due to actions in importing countries than in exporting countries. The results show that welfare gains of U.S.$1.2 billion or about 14.8% are possible when all trading distortions are removed.

published proceedings

  • Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, C., McCarl, B. A., & Chang, C.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Chi-Chung||McCarl, Bruce A||Chang, Ching-Cheng

publication date

  • March 2006