Date Published:
Jun 01, 1981
Focus Area(s):
JPD 1981 Vol. VIII Nos. 1&2-b

The Philippines does not have a comparative advantage in the domestic production of fertilizer. This is one of the thoughts conveyed by the article as it analyzes the government policies affecting fertilizer prices during the post-war period, with a focus on the policies after 1973. In addition, there has been no attempt to relate the distribution of protection to the efficiency of firms. Upon analysis, the study predicts that only efficient firms would survive so that the subsidies given to inefficient firms can be allocated to economic activities that will raise the profitability of agriculture.


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  1. Aldaba, Fernando T.. 2002. Philippine development: A research journey through the Philippine Journal of Development. Philippine Journal of Development PJD, 29. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Manasan, Rosario. 2000. Public sector governance and the Medium-term National Action Agenda for Productivity (MNAAP). Discussion Papers DP 2000-24. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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