State Trading Deregulation and Prairie Durum Wheat Production

27 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2019

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Colin A. Carter

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Shon M. Ferguson

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Date Written: August 2019

Abstract

We estimate the impact of the 2012 removal of the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) single-desk on the spatial pattern of durum wheat acres in Western Canada. We analyze changes in durum seeded acres with a panel regression and Census Agricultural Region data from 2004–2016. Our results indicate that removal of the CWB single-desk had a significant impact on total durum production in Western Canada. In addition, we find that the spatial distribution of durum wheat acres shifted towards drier areas, an improvement in the efficiency of resource allocation.

Keywords: state trading enterprises, deregulation, agricultural regulation, comparative advantage

JEL Classification: L43, Q17, Q18, R12, R14

Suggested Citation

Carter, Colin A. and Ferguson, Shon M., State Trading Deregulation and Prairie Durum Wheat Production (August 2019). IFN Working Paper No. 1297. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3439255

Colin A. Carter

University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics ( email )

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
United States

Shon M. Ferguson (Contact Author)

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) ( email )

Box 55665
Grevgatan 34, 2nd floor
Stockholm, SE-102 15
Sweden

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