Village Economies: The Design, Estimation, and Use of Villagewide Economic Modelsby J. Edward Taylor
Pub. Date: 10/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Most of the world's population and the vast majority of the world's poor live and work in villages. Their activities are usually centered in households, but interactions among households shape the impacts of policy, market, and environmental changes on rural production, incomes, employment, and migration. This book presents a new generation of villagewide economic modeling designed to capture these interactions when assessing the impacts of policy, market and environmental changes on rural economies in less-developed countries. The authors present a general framework for modeling village economies based on computable general-equilibrium techniques, estimate models for villages and a village-town in five different countries, and use these models to conduct a series of comparative experiments.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Modeling village economies; 3. The village economy and tenure security in West Africa: a Sengalese village SAM Elise H. Golan; 4. Production and distribution in a dry-land village economy Shankar Subramanian; 5. Migration and the changing structure of a Mexican village economy; 6. Economic linkages in a small regional economy: the case of Kutus Region, Kenya Blane D. Lewis and Erik Thorbecke; 7. Household nutrition and economic linkages: a village social accounting matrix for West Java, Indonesia Katherine Ralston; 8. The village CGE: basic model and estimation; 9. Policy simulations; 10. Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.
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