Date Published:
Jun 01, 2008
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PJD 2007 Vol. XXXIV No. 1-b

This paper investigates the Philippine government's price stabilization policy for rice. Seemingly unrelated regressions are used to examine the effectiveness of the program at regional and national levels over a 21-year period (January 1983 to December 2003). Results of the regional analysis indicate some National Food Authority (NFA)-induced spatial and temporal differences in terms of producer prices. The authors argue that the NFA should concentrate its efforts in the poorest areas of the country, where it might exert greater and more useful influence in smaller and locally thin rice markets.


This publication has been cited 2 times

In other Publications
  1. Intal, Ponciano Jr. S., Leah Francine Cu, and Jo Anne Illescas. 2012. Rice prices and the national food authority. Discussion Papers DP 2012-27. Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Senate Economic Planning Office. 2012. Subsidizing the national food authority: Is it a good policy?. Working Papers id:4814. eSocialSciences.

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