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Should Zambia produce biodiesel from soybeans ? some insights from an empirical analysis (English)

Facing a huge fiscal burden due to imports of entire petroleum despite the availability of a surplus of agricultural land to produce biofuels, Zambia, a country in Sub-Saharan Africa, has recently introduced a biofuel mandate. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6498 JUN 01, 2013

de Gorter, Harry; Drabik, Dusan; Timilsina, Govinda R.

An economic model of Brazilapos;s ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies (English)

The lack of growth in the Brazilian sugarcane-ethanol complex since the 2008 financial crisis has been blamed on policies: lower mandate, holding gasoline prices below world levels, high fuel taxes, and inadequate fuel tax exemptions for ethanol. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6524 JUN 01, 2013

de Gorter, Harry; Drabik, Dusan; Kliauga, Erika M.; Timilsina, Govinda R.

The effect of biodiesel policies on world oilseed markets and developing countries (English)

Using an empirical model, this study provides some insights into the functioning of the oilseed-biodiesel-diesel market complex in a large country that determines the biodiesel price, reflecting market equilibrium changes resulting from volatility in the crude oil price. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6453 MAY 01, 2013

de Gorter, Harry; Drabik, Dusan; Timilsina, Govinda R.

Explaining inefficient policy instruments (English)

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the literature on the political economy of policy instrument choice and relate it to the experiences in agriculture. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 55967 AUG 01, 2008

Gorter, Harry de

Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda (English)

Agriculture is yet again causing contention in international trade negotiations. It caused long delays to the Uruguay Round in the late 1980s and 1990s, and it is again proving to be the major stumbling block in the World Trade Organizationapos;s (WTO) Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations (formally known as the Doha Development Agenda, or DDA). ... See More +

Publication 34206 NOV 01, 2005

Anderson, Kym [editor]; Martin, Will [editor]; Hertel, Thomas W.; Keeney, Roman; Josling, Tim; de Gorter, Harry; Kliauga, Erika; Bouet, Antoine; Fontagne, Lionel; Jean, Sebastien; Hoekman, Bernard; Messerlin, Patrick; Hart, Chad E.; Beghin, John C.; Jensen, Hans G.; Zobbe, Henrick; Sumner, Daniel A.; Orden, David; Diaz-Bonilla, Eugenio; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Anderson, Kym; Martin, Will

Disciplining agricultural support through decoupling (English)

Agricultural protection, particularly in high income countries, have induced overproduction, thereby depressing world commodity prices and reducing export shares of countries which do not support agriculture. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3533 MAR 01, 2005

Baffes, John; De Gorter, Harry

Market access : agricultural policy reform and developing countries (English)

The conversion of all non-tariff measures into bound tariffs with reduction commitments and the introduction of minimum access commitments in the form of import quotas (as a share of domestic consumption) are two of the most important achievements of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture (URAA). ... See More +

Newsletter 26924 SEP 10, 2003

de Gorter, Harry; Ingco, Merlinda; Ignacio, Laura; Hranaiova, Jana

Export subsidies: agricultural policy reform and developing countries (English)

Export subsidies, like import taxes, highly distort trade. Consequently, the WTO should act vigorously to achieve their phaseout. Commitments in the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture (URAA) on export competition focused mostly on explicit taxpayer financed export subsidies. ... See More +

Newsletter 31911 SEP 10, 2003

de Gorter, Harry; Ingco, Merlinda; Ruiz, Lilian

Domestic support for agriculture: agricultural policy reform and developing countries (English)

Domestic agricultural support was classified in the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture (URAA) with a complex system of boxes that ranked programs according to their effect on trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 31907 SEP 10, 2003

de Gorter, Harry; Ingco, Merlinda; Ignacio, Laura

The economics of administering import quotas with licenses-on-demand (English)

This paper examines the effects of rationing import quotas by licenses-on-demand. We analyze the Nash equilibrium for a game where prizes are allocated on a prorated basis and bidding is costless. ... See More +

Working Paper 31908 JAN 01, 2003

Hranaiova, Jana; Falk, James; de Gorter, Harry

Rent seeking with politically contestable rights to tariff-rate import quotas (English)

This paper analyzes rent seeking for agricultural import quotas and the associated waste of resources when politically contestable licenses are allocated to either or both importers and exporters. ... See More +

Working Paper 31955 JAN 01, 2003

Hranaiova, Jana; de Gorter, Harry

Agriculture, trade, and the WTO - creating a trading environment for development (English)

Developing countries have an enormous stake in the new round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations, taking place now, and scheduled to be completed by January 1, 2005. ... See More +

Publication 25242 OCT 31, 2002

Ingco, Merlinda D. [editor]; Cleaver, Kevin; Johnson, Ian; Diakosavvas, Dimitirs; Tucker, Simon; Corbet, Hugh; VanGrasstek, Craig; Bernal,Richard L.; Jeetah, Usha; Piampongsant, Krisda; Burfisher, Mary E.; Gardner, Bruce L.; Horlick, Gary; Peterson, Jeffrey M.; Boisvert, Richard N.; de Gorter, Harry; Pohl Nielsen, Chantal; Thierfelder, Karen; Robinson, Sherman; Diaz-Bonilla, Eugenio; Thomas,Marcelle

The AMS and domestic support in the WTO trade negotiations on agriculture: issues and suggestions for new rules (English)

This paper takes a hard look at developments in agricultural policies since the Uruguay Round in the context of commitments made under domestic support. ... See More +

Working Paper 31898 SEP 25, 2002

Gorter, Harry de; Ingco, Merlind

Perspectives on agricultural export state trading enterprises in the WTO trade negotiations (English)

The purpose of this paper is to summarize issues relevant for export state trading enterprises and identify an analytical framework to analyze their effects on welfare and trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 31925 AUG 15, 2002

Hranaiova, Jana; De Gorter, Harry; Ingco, Merlinda

Understanding the production effects of European union direct payments for acred planted and diverted (English)

Agricultural support programs are designed to protect farmers have undergone major reforms worldwide since the inception of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in the mid 1980s. ... See More +

Working Paper 31965 JUL 13, 2002

de Gorter, Harry; Hranaiova, Jana; Tsur, Yacov

Export subsidies and WTO trade negotiations on agriculture: issues and suggestions for new rules (English)

This paper reviews and evaluates developments in agricultural policies since the Uruguay Round in the context of commitments made under export competition (through the use of export subsidies). ... See More +

Working Paper 31910 MAR 01, 2002

de Gorter, Harry; Ingco, Merlinda; Ruiz, Lilian

Disentangling the consequences of direct payment schemes in agriculture on fixed costs, exit decisions and output (English)

This paper goes beyond orthodox considerations of direct payment effects on agricultural output, by highlighting the role of subsidies in affecting individual producersapos; ability to cover fixed costs, and in distorting the volume of aggregate production and net trade by implicitly discouraging exits. ... See More +

Working Paper 34067 JUL 01, 2001

Chau, Nancy H.; de Gorter, Harry

The definition of export subsidies and the agreement on agriculture (English)

This paper identifies three types of export subsidies: taxpayer, consumer only, and producer financed. A consumer only financed export subsidy involves price discrimination and revenue pooling. ... See More +

Working Paper 31906 NOV 01, 2000

Schluep, Isabelle; de Gorter, Harry

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Should Zambia produce biodiesel from soybeans ? some insights from an empirical analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6498 Policy Research Working Paper
An economic model of Brazilapos;s ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policies (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 WPS6524 Policy Research Working Paper
The effect of biodiesel policies on world oilseed markets and developing countries (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6453 Policy Research Working Paper
Explaining inefficient policy instruments (English)
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AUG 01, 2008 55967 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Agricultural trade reform and the Doha development agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2005 34206 Publication
Disciplining agricultural support through decoupling (English)
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MAR 01, 2005 WPS3533 Policy Research Working Paper
Market access : agricultural policy reform and developing countries (English)
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SEP 10, 2003 26924 Newsletter
Export subsidies: agricultural policy reform and developing countries (English)
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SEP 10, 2003 31911 Newsletter
Domestic support for agriculture: agricultural policy reform and developing countries (English)
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SEP 10, 2003 31907 Working Paper
The economics of administering import quotas with licenses-on-demand (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 31908 Working Paper
Rent seeking with politically contestable rights to tariff-rate import quotas (English)
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JAN 01, 2003 31955 Working Paper
Agriculture, trade, and the WTO - creating a trading environment for development (English)
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OCT 31, 2002 25242 Publication
The AMS and domestic support in the WTO trade negotiations on agriculture: issues and suggestions for new rules (English)
See More +
SEP 25, 2002 31898 Working Paper
Perspectives on agricultural export state trading enterprises in the WTO trade negotiations (English)
See More +
AUG 15, 2002 31925 Working Paper
Understanding the production effects of European union direct payments for acred planted and diverted (English)
See More +
JUL 13, 2002 31965 Working Paper
Export subsidies and WTO trade negotiations on agriculture: issues and suggestions for new rules (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2002 31910 Working Paper
Disentangling the consequences of direct payment schemes in agriculture on fixed costs, exit decisions and output (English)
See More +
JUL 01, 2001 34067 Working Paper
The definition of export subsidies and the agreement on agriculture (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2000 31906 Working Paper