Journal article

Specifying and Testing an Equilibrium Displacement Model of the Coconut Market in Sri Lanka

Erandathie Pathiraja, Garry Griffith, Robert Farquharson, Robert Faggian

Australasian Agribusiness Review | UNIV MELBOURNE | Published : 2017

Abstract

The focus of this study is to develop an economic modelling framework for the coconut industry in Sri Lanka using the equilibrium displacement modelling approach. This is necessary for two main reasons. With the industry shifting from an export oriented industry to a domestic industry and coconut yield becoming highly variable due to climatic factors, a number of government interventions have been implemented according to market conditions. There are a few previous studies which have assessed the impact of these measures on individual industry sectors. However, there is no economic framework to undertake the assessment of various policies being used for the whole industry. In addition, the S..

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