Rice Production, Trade and the Poor: Regional Effects of Rice Export Policy on Households in Vietnam

Van Pham, Hoa Nguyen, Thomas Kompas, Nhu-Tuong Che, Bui Trinh

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    Abstract

    Analysing Vietnam's rice export policy and recent export ban in the context of rising food prices, this study combines insights from a regionally-disaggregated or 'bottom-up' CGE model and a micro-simulation using household data. Three main conclusions are drawn. First, although there is little impact on GDP, there are substantial distributional impacts across regions and households from different export policies and market conditions. Second, both rural and urban households, including poor households, benefit from free trade, even though domestic rice prices are higher. Finally, under free trade, relatively large gains accrue to rural households, where poverty is most pervasive in Vietnam.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)280-307
    JournalJournal of Agricultural Economics
    Volume66
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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