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Arndt-Corden Department of Economics

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Policy responses to changing perceptions of the role of agriculture in development

Traditionally, development economists had a dim view of the contribution that farmers made to modern economic growth, compared with manufacturers. Hence agricultural exports and manufacturing imports were often taxed. This view changed over time though, as first economists and then policy makers came to understand...
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Costing global trade barriers, 1900 to 2050

By how much did the cost of governmental barriers to trade change over the 20 th century, and how might they change by the middle of the 21 st century? This paper addresses that question by first reviewing evidence on the changing extent of global...
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Agricultural trade distortions during the Global Financial Crisis

This paper provides new evidence of the extent of change in domestic relative to international prices in both food-exporting and food-importing countries. The recent upward spike in the international price of food led some countries to raise export barriers. As in previous price spike periods...
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Gasoline prices, gasoline consumption, and new-vehicle fuel economy: evidence for a large sample of countries

Countries differ considerably in terms of the price drivers pay for gasoline. Using data from a large sample of countries, this paper provides new evidence regarding the implications of these differences of the consumption of gasoline for road transport and the fuel economy of new...
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The Dutch Disease in Australia: policy options for a three-speed economy

This paper expounds the concept of Dutch Disease - adverse effects through real exchange rate appreciation - as it applies currently to Australia, noting the various gains and losses resulting from the Australian mining boom. This paper expounds the concept of Dutch Disease as it...