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Does subsidy removal hurt the poor?

Manson Nwafor

Does subsidy removal hurt the poor?

evidence from computable general equilibrium analysis

by Manson Nwafor

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Published by African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE) in Enugu, Nigeria .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementManson Nwafor, Kanayo Ogujiuba, Robert Asogwa.
SeriesAIAE research paper series -- no. 2, 2006
ContributionsOgujiuba, Kanayo., Asogwa, Robert.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2009/41532 (D)
The Physical Object
Pagination34 p. ;
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23830635M
LC Control Number2008472565

The market distortion, and reduction in social welfare, is the logic behind the World Bank policy for the removal of subsidies in developing countries. Conversely, the consumers in the exporting country experience a decrease in consumer welfare due to an increase in the price of their domestic goods. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. According to the Committee, due to the guaranteed profits for oil marketers in the current subsidy regime and pricing template, there is limited incentive for these marketers to reduce inefficiencies in the system, which they eventually transfer to consumers.

How fuel subsidies hurt the rich Since upper-income consumers get the bulk of the benefit from policies that hold fuel prices below global market levels, we might at first think that they would be net beneficiaries of subsidy programs, but that is not necessarily true. Even though China may have censorship everywhere, the Chinese don't have as many regulations as they do in America or other developed nations. These include things such as car drivers who pollute everyone's atmosphere without compensating everyone, farmers who use pesticides which can pollute everyone's ecosystems again without compensating everyone, or Britain's electricity production which results in additional acid rain in Scandinavia. Spelman proposes to replace direct subsidies with income supports tied to enhanced environmental protection. The European Union, for instance, criticizes Germany for its high number of money-losing airports that are used primarily by low cost carrierscharacterizing the arrangement as an illegal subsidy.

However, several studies suggest that the opposite is the case in the long run. It reviews the history of fossil fuel subsidies in the country and focuses on the performance of two policies that have been used to support reform. It is clear from trade patterns described in the previous section that the effect of liberalization by the developed countries is bound to be quite uneven on developing countries. Tax subsidies are also known as tax expenditures. What would the impact be on the average farmer? The imbalance creates deadweight loss.


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Does subsidy removal hurt the poor? book

If a consumer is receiving the subsidy, a lower price of a good resulting from the marginal subsidy on consumption increases demand, shifting the demand curve to the right. In all these cases, it is possible to consider one intervention at a time. As a result, on average, consumers in the richest 20 percent of the population get six times as much total benefit from fuel subsidies as do those in the poorest 20 percent.

The following table, excerpted from Appendix Table 2 in the IMF study, shows pre-tax subsidies for a representative sample of countries. Spelman proposes to replace direct subsidies with income supports tied to enhanced environmental protection.

Both the price reductions and the accompanying reductions in pollution would benefit the United States. The sugar issue causing alarm had reasoning due to what plausible effects could come through the tariffs as well as the undetermined future of these types of negotiations considering sugar importation in the United States.

Major reforms in markets for fertilizer and irrigation equipment markets were begun during the late s Appendix Table A8. Poor countries have repeatedly accused the European Union and the United States of using subsidies to dump farm produce on world markets and erecting high tariff barriers to keep out cheaper exports.

These subsidies also affect the profits in the short term but typically are not negative. Farm subsidies make it impossible for poorer nations to develop their economies by selling their agricultural products abroad.

Some countries also impose restrictions on exports. With trader barriers already in place for agricultural commodities, this law gave the government the power to set minimum prices and included government stock acquisition, land idling, and schemes to cut supplies by destroying livestock Benedict, Nowadays we are faced in a big question: What is the impact of these subsidies on world market prices and the producers do not receive subsidies for their production?

With less production the market will have risen on food prices and this will reflect directly to the average consumer. At the World Economic Forum, the G33 group of developing countries called for a formal resumption of negotiations, seeking a multilateral outcome that would offer "a level playing field in the global trading system.

Via Campesinaconsider that only by changing the export-led, free-trade based, industrial agriculture model of large farms can halt what they call the downward spiral of poverty, low wages, rural-urban migration, hunger and environmental degradation.

Figure 3 compares the tax saving from claiming the deduction in andbefore and after the new law is in place. These countries are likely to be hurt by the developed country liberalization, which must raise agricultural prices. In spite of the country's oil wealth, its petroleum downstream sector has been in persistent decline for over two decades.

Most subsidy benefits are captured by higher-income households, reinforcing inequality. The NFL had tax-exempt status until voluntarily relinquishing it inand new stadiums have been built with public subsidies.

Initially, all state and local taxes not directly tied to a benefit were deductible against federal taxable income. However, several studies suggest that the opposite is the case in the long run. This article asks if the global financial crisis presents an opportunity to get rid of these astounding distortions.

The progressivity of the tax system in such countries more than offsets the regressive nature of the fuel subsidies themselves. After consulting directly with small farmers in Latin America, the author of this article warns that simply eliminating subsidies "would not be sufficient to promote rural development.

Why Fuel Subsidies are Bad for Everyone

If the world price for butter falls below that amount, the EU will make up the difference to farmers in the form of a direct payment or subsidy.

Things are really no better for those able to afford cars, however. The Food and Agriculture Organization describes this liberalization process as being the removal of barriers to trade and a simplification of tariffs, which lowers costs to consumers and promotes efficiency among producers.

However, these reforms have clearly failed to prevent superfluous subsidies and greater change is needed. The upcoming planned reassessment of agricultural policy in must lead to subsidy reform.

To achieve this goal, government spending of associated savings needs to increase purchasing power and raise production so as not to stimulate inflation. The first is the Bantuan Langsun Tunai, an unconditional cash transfer program used to help cushion low-income households from price increases in and As a result, removal of subsidies draws impassioned protests from people on the street but more cerebral and limited backing from policy makers, academics, and development advisers.Taxpayers who itemize deductions on their federal income tax returns can deduct state and local real estate and personal property taxes, as well as either income taxes or general sales taxes.

Agricultural subsidy

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act limits the total state and local tax deduction to $10, The state and local tax. Environmental fiscal reforms in the Indian context. In India, CAC measures/instruments have traditionally been used to regulate industrial pollution.

India's pollution control regime based on the environmental legislations and rules emanating from them may be characterized as a “prohibit and punish” regime (Divan & Rosencranz, ). In Cited by: 4. The parody of fuel subsidy removal has been on since and each time it is done in one form or the other, the ordinary Nigerian is the worse for it.

MALAYSIA: Planned Subsidy Cut Draws Fire, Seen to Hurt the Poor; MALAYSIA: Planned Subsidy Cut Draws Fire, Seen to Hurt the Poor see the removal of subsidies as part of a larger shift toward neoliberal economic policies that favour big business.

Such policies include the privatisation of essential services and the gradual trimming of the. Jan 16,  · Removal of subsidy will hurt the middle class and its ability to help the poor who government policies grossly ignore. Without trust, the transformation government trumpets is.

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