Effects of agricultural policies in Kenya: An analytical framework and application in the maize market

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Title:
Effects of agricultural policies in Kenya: An analytical framework and application in the maize market
Author:
Sasaki, Noriaki
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation reviews the process of maize market liberalization in Kenya, investigates a relationship between market integration and price stability, and presents a theoretical foundation for numerical simulations to evaluate effects of agricultural policies. The computer simulations are used to analyze the market under uncertainty. The model examines welfare effects and response to the policies as well as changes in means and coefficients of variation of maize prices and expected income of farmers. The model solves simultaneously indirect utility maximization of individual farmers and a spatial price equilibrium model to give a rational expectations equilibrium land allocation. It takes account of inseparability of consumption and production, stochastic prices and returns, and effects of size and location of farmers. Maize price is endogenously determined as farmers choose a crop mix between maize and a cash crop. It offers a framework in which various agricultural policies, characteristics of farmers, and conditions of markets can be analyzed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Economics, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Monke, Eric; Reynolds, Stanley S.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffects of agricultural policies in Kenya: An analytical framework and application in the maize marketen_US
dc.creatorSasaki, Noriakien_US
dc.contributor.authorSasaki, Noriakien_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation reviews the process of maize market liberalization in Kenya, investigates a relationship between market integration and price stability, and presents a theoretical foundation for numerical simulations to evaluate effects of agricultural policies. The computer simulations are used to analyze the market under uncertainty. The model examines welfare effects and response to the policies as well as changes in means and coefficients of variation of maize prices and expected income of farmers. The model solves simultaneously indirect utility maximization of individual farmers and a spatial price equilibrium model to give a rational expectations equilibrium land allocation. It takes account of inseparability of consumption and production, stochastic prices and returns, and effects of size and location of farmers. Maize price is endogenously determined as farmers choose a crop mix between maize and a cash crop. It offers a framework in which various agricultural policies, characteristics of farmers, and conditions of markets can be analyzed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMonke, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReynolds, Stanley S.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9972123en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40640772en_US
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