Impact of Rising Rice Prices and Policy Responses in Mali: Simulations with a Dynamic CGE Model

30 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

Date Written: October 1, 2008

Abstract

The increase in the international price of rice is likely to have substantial negative impacts on the poor in countries such as Mali which are net importers of rice. This paper relies on a dynamic CGE model to estimate the likely impact of the recent increase in rice prices on poverty with and without policy responses. Two sets of policy responses are considered: import tax cuts on rice and measures to increase productivity of domestic rice production. The results suggest that an increase in productivity would have a much larger positive impact than a reduction in taxes.

Keywords: Economic Theory & Research, Markets and Market Access, Food & Beverage Industry, Rural Poverty Reduction, Crops & Crop Management Systems

Suggested Citation

Nouve, Kofi and Wodon, Quentin T., Impact of Rising Rice Prices and Policy Responses in Mali: Simulations with a Dynamic CGE Model (October 1, 2008). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1277058

Kofi Nouve (Contact Author)

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Quentin T. Wodon

World Bank ( email )

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