Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87828
Authors: 
Cossío, Diego Alejandro Vera
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Development Research Working Paper Series 10/2011
Abstract (Translated): 
Price controls are measures that can significantly affect the sectors subject to such policies. Using a dynamic general stochastic equilibrium model with two types of agents: farmers and city dwellers, calibrated to Bolivia, it is shown that with falling productivity in the agricultural sector, agricultural rural employment and agricultural production were impaired when there are price controls. Likewise, productivity improvements in the rural non-farm sector, represents lower incomes with fixed prices in relation to a mechanism that allows prices to adjust. In a simulation of the policies carried out in 2009 in Bolivia, we can see that they create imbalances in the markets causing shortages of agricultural products in substantial quantities.
Subjects: 
Price Control
Rural Employment
Agriculture
JEL: 
O13
Q11
R13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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