The Doha Round of the World Trade Organization and Agricultural Markets Liberalization: Impacts on Developing Economies

Posted: 8 May 2006

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Jay Fabiosa

Iowa State University - Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD)

John Beghin

University of Nebraska Lincoln Agricultural Economics; Iowa State University - Department of Economics

Stéphane De Cara

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) - UMR Economie Publique

Amani Elobeid

Iowa State University - Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD)

Cheng Fang

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Murat Isik

University of Idaho - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Holger Matthey

Iowa State University - Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)

Alexander E. Saak

Kansas State University - Department of Agricultural Economics; CGIAR - Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division

Patrick Westhoff

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

D. Scott Brown

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Brian Willott

Independent

Daniel Madison

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Seth Meyer

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

John Kruse

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Abstract

We investigate the impacts of multilateral removal of all border taxes and farm programs and their distortions on developing economies, using a world agriculture partial equilibrium model. We quantify changes in prices, trade flows, and production locations. Border measures and farm programs both affect world trade, but trade barriers have the largest impact. Following removal, trade expansion is substantial for most commodities, especially dairy, meats, and vegetable oils. Net agricultural and food exporters emerge with expanded exports; net importing countries with limited distortions before liberalization are penalized by higher world prices and reduced imports. We draw implications for current World Trade Organization negotiations.

Suggested Citation

Fabiosa, Jacinto F. and Beghin, John and De Cara, Stéphane and Elobeid, Amani and Fang, Cheng and Isik, Murat and Matthey, Holger and Saak, Alexander E. and Saak, Alexander E. and Westhoff, Patrick and Brown, D. Scott and Willott, Brian and Madison, Daniel C. and Meyer, Seth and Kruse, John, The Doha Round of the World Trade Organization and Agricultural Markets Liberalization: Impacts on Developing Economies. Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 317-335, September 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=876737 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9353.2005.00252.x

Jacinto F. Fabiosa (Contact Author)

Iowa State University - Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) ( email )

Ames, IA 50011
United States
515-294-6183 (Phone)
515-294-6336 (Fax)

John Beghin

University of Nebraska Lincoln Agricultural Economics ( email )

Lincoln, NE 68583
United States

Iowa State University - Department of Economics ( email )

383 Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011
United States

Stéphane De Cara

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) - UMR Economie Publique ( email )

Centre de Grignon
BP01
Thiverval-Grignon, 78850
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.grignon.inra.fr/economie-publique/

Amani Elobeid

Iowa State University - Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) ( email )

Ames, IA 50011
United States
(515) 294-6175 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.card.iastate.edu/facstaff/profile.aspx?id=4

Cheng Fang

United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ( email )

Suite 300, 2175 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20437-0001
United States

Murat Isik

University of Idaho - Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology ( email )

Box 442334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334
United States
208-885-7214 (Phone)

Holger Matthey

Iowa State University - Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) ( email )

578 Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1070
United States

Alexander E. Saak

CGIAR - Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division ( email )

United States

Kansas State University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Manhatten, KS 66506-4001
United States
(785) 532-3334 (Phone)

Patrick Westhoff

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources ( email )

Columbia, MO
United States
(573) 882-4647 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.missouri.edu/pf.cgi?last_name=Westhoff&first_name=&email_address=&department=&phone_numbe

D. Scott Brown

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources ( email )

Columbia, MO
United States

Brian Willott

Independent

Daniel C. Madison

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources ( email )

Columbia, MO
United States
(573) 884-1707 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.missouri.edu/pf.cgi?last_name=Madison&first_name=&email_address=&department=&phone_number

Seth Meyer

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources ( email )

Columbia, MO
United States

John Kruse

University of Missouri at Columbia - College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources ( email )

Columbia, MO
United States

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