The Sequencing of Reform Policies in China's Agricultural Transition

39 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2004

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Alan de Brauw

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Jikun Huang

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Scott Rozelle

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

Abstract

This paper provides evidence regarding gains due to agricultural market liberalization in China. We empirically identify the different effects that incentive and farm restructuring reforms and gradual market liberalization have on China's agricultural economy during its transition period. We find that average gains within the agricultural sector due to reforms that improved incentives and increased decision-making authority of producers exceed gains due to market liberalization by a large margin. Our method of analyzing the effects of transition policies on economic performance can be generalized to other reform paths in other transition economies.

Suggested Citation

de Brauw, Alan and Huang, Jikun and Rozelle, Scott, The Sequencing of Reform Policies in China's Agricultural Transition. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=584074

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