Linked National Models: A Tool For International Food Policy Analysis

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 31, 1988 - Business & Economics - 214 pages
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Contents

Need for and Scope of Applied General Equilibrium Models
1
12 The Analytical Capabilities of the Basic Linked System BLS
5
Competing Traditions
7
14 Applied General Equilibrium and Microeconomics
10
15 From Computable to Applied to Empirical General Equilibrium
12
16 Empirical General Equilibrium in Food and Agriculture
13
17 Plan of the Book
14
A Static National AGE Model
15
The Standard National Model Overview of the Structure
71
The National Exchange
74
54 International Exchange
77
55 Dynamic Adjustment Component
79
56 Calculations in the Standard National Model
90
The Standard National Model Empirical Elaboration and Parameter Estimations
93
62 The National Exchange Component
94
63 Dynamic Adjustment Component
97

22 The Scheme of Exposition and the Plan of the Chapter
18
23 The Leontief InputOutput Model
20
24 Computable General Equilibrium CGE Models
21
25 Price Rigidities and Regime Switches
23
26 Markup Trade Activities and Constraints on Activity Levels
26
27 A Simplification to Obtain a Unique Solution for the Linear Program
29
28 Price and Quantity Feedbacks to the Linear Program
32
Private Income Formation Savings Investment and Consumption Expenditure
36
210 Final Demand
43
211 Financial Adjustment
44
212 The Static Model in Overview
47
213 Existence of a Solution
50
International Trade
55
33 Balancing Global Trade Deficit
58
34 Role of an International Agency in the Model
59
36 Variable Returns to Scale of Trading and Production Activities
62
Welfare Analysis
63
42 Welfare Analysis in the AGE Model
66
43 Proof of the Theorem
68
45 Welfare Analysis in the Absence of Compensation
69
Validation of the Models
115
72 Approaches Used in Validating the Basic Linked System
116
73 Tracking Ability Test
118
Properties of the National Models
125
82 A Minimodel Characterization
126
83 Use of the Minimodel in Understanding Supply Behavior in a Policy Scenario
131
84 Commodity Responses Elasticity Matrices
134
BLS as a Policy Analysis Tool Illustrative Results
139
93 Selected Results of a Reference Scenario
146
Agricultural Trade Liberalization by OECD
154
95 Conclusions
160
Future Research Directions
161
103 Conclusion
163
Symbols Used in the Description of the Standard National Model
165
Detailed and Regional Models How They Differ from the Standard National Model
171
Commodity Classifications in the Basic Linked System
175
National and Regional Models in the BLS
181
Elasticity Matrices 1991 and 2000
185
References
211
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Dennis M. Bline is professor of accounting at Bryant College where he teaches graduate and Undergraduate financial and managerial accounting. Dennis previously taught at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his baccalaureate degree in business administration at Indiana University Southeast and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

Professor Bline's research interests include behavioral, education, ethics, and financial accounting. He has published in "Behavioral Research in Accounting, The Accounting Educators' Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Research on Accounting Ethics, Advances in Managerial Accounting," other accounting journals. He serves as the Editor of "Global Perspectives on Accounting Education and the Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education." He has also served on the editorial boards of "Advances in Accounting Behavioral research, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Accounting enquiries." Dennis is an active leader in various sections of the American Accounting Association.

Mary Fischer is the Pirtle Professor of Free Enterprise and Professor of Accounting at The University of Texas at Tyler where she teaches the advanced and government accounting courses. She Previously taught at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She received her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She also holds the CGMA designation.

Mary is a widely published author specializing in not-for-profit and financial accounting. The Southwestern American Accounting Association named her as the 2003 outstanding Accounting Educator. In 2002, she was selected as the Texas Society of CPA Outstanding Accounting Educator. Shehas published numerous articles in the "Journal of Accounting and Financial management, Critical Perspective on Accounting," and other accounting journals. She is on the editorials boards of "Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, and Research in Healthcare Financial Management."

Ted D. Skekel is associate professor of accounting in the College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a B.S. with a major in accounting from Florida State University and a Ph.D. with emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of Oregon.

He has also served on the Faculties of the University of Houston, San Diego State university, and the University of North Texas. He Primarily teaches in the financial reporting area. He has taught at all levels, including principles, intermediate, advanced, masters level theory and case study classes, and doctoral seminars. His current focus is in the intermediate and advanced accounting areas. His research includes a broad range of academic and professional publications including articles in "The Accounting Review, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, and Te CPA Journal." Ted is actively involved in Beta Alpha Psi, the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. He is currently a faculty advisor at UT-San Antonio and previously served as a faculty advisor at the University of North Texas. Beyond the Beta Alpha Psi local level, he has been the regional director for the Southwest Region, and served for several years on the Beta Alpha Psi's 1992 Arthur Andersen Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. In addition, he hasreceived several teaching and service awards at The University of Texas at San Antonio.