Marijke Helene Kuiper

Marijke Helene Kuiper
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)

PhD

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LEI Wageningen UR carries out socioeconomic research and is the strategic partner for governments and the business community in the field of sustainable economic development within the domain of food and the living environment. LEI is part of Wageningen UR (University and Research centre), forming the Social Sciences Group together with the Departm...
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The overall impact of biofuels on food security in developing countries is a subject of intense debate. The boost to agriculture could increase incomes, stimulate rural development and increase agricultural productivity, whilst biofuel-induced increases in food prices and competition for land could reduce food consumption. The concern over possible...
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How to feed the growing world populations and fulfil and reduce climate change impact at the same time is one of the key challenges in the world. This enormous challenge implies an increasing complexity and interconnectivity of for example the agricultural, land and energy using sectors and disciplines. The issues become so complex that modelling t...
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Four key issues emerge,from the models presented in this book,in quanting the effects of economic policy reforms on sustainable land use in developing countries: (1) conceptualisation of household objectives,market imperfections,agricultural production relationships,and sustainability,(2) specification of interactions between agricultural inputs,ag...
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Integrated Assessment Modelling tools are complex tools requiring specific evaluation methodologies. Based on the example of the SEAMLESS-Integrated framework, we show how the conceptual, technical and system evaluation steps of the different components (procedures, quantitative models, graphic user interfaces) were performed by a multidisciplinary...
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Integrated Assessment Modelling tools are complex tools requiring specific evaluation methodologies. Based on the example of the SEAMLESS-Integrated framework, we show how the conceptual, technical and system evaluation steps of the different components(procedures, quantitative models, graphic user interfaces) were performed by a multidisciplinary...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to present a conceptual overview of the price transmissions within agri‐food supply chains. Analyzing price transmission in agri‐food supply chains is essential since imperfect price transition may result in market power. This is an important issue that needs attention, given that the structure of agri‐food re...
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Agriculture is interrelated with the socio-economic and natural environment and faces increasingly the problem of managing its multiple functions in a sustainable way. Growing emphasis is on adequate policies that can support both agriculture and sustainable development. Integrated Assessment and Modelling (IAM) can provide insight into the potenti...
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Many current research questions in economics span i ssues from the very small and detailed to the very large and abstract, or require the interdi sciplinary study of relations between fields that are causally widely separated and generally no t studied together: Such questions stress, in the absence of "The Great Model For Everything", the trade-of...
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This report analyses the effects of a regional trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and India, for which negotiations are underway. The study starts with abrief overview of the key insights from the existing literature on FTAs and their relationship with multilateral negotiations. The remainder of the study is devoted to analysing the impact of tar...
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During recent months, another sign of the global fragility to sustain the increasing human demand for resources has appeared with merciless cruelty. Increasing food prices, paradoxically driven to a large extent by the rapid economic growth of vast regions of the emerging world, are affecting hundreds of millions of the poorest people in Africa, As...
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Persistent and widespread poverty in less-favored areas (LFAs) is attributed to fragile natural resources and poor markets. Limited assets may keep households outside the reach of poverty policies targeted at LFAs. We explored in a stylized manner the role of heterogeneous household assets for (1) policies aimed at poverty reduction; (2) within-vil...
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This paper presents a macro–micro analysis of the impact of policy reforms in China on agricultural production, input use and soil quality change for a major rice-producing area, namely Jiangxi province. This is done in three steps. First, a quantitative assessment is made of the impact of market liberalization policies on the economic environment...
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Since 1998, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) promotes development-orientated agricultural and environmental research and strengthening of North-South partnerships through its International Cooperation (DLO-IC) research programme. By 2005, some 70 collaborative North-South projects had been carried out. All science gr...
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This report analyses the impact of market access proposals tabled in the current WTO Doha round. The first part of the study assesses the 'bite' of tariff reductions by comparing border prices of Dutch products with those of imports before and after implementing tariff reductions. The second part of the study analyses the impact of proposals for se...
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Through a combination of technological progress and economic policy convergence, globalization has markedly changed the setting for agriculture during the last decade. Through trade and international agreements, global changes increasingly affect development options for both industrialized and developing economies. At national level, continued popu...
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The research programme International Cooperation of the Agricultural Research Department (DLO-IC) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) was founded in 1998 with the aim to support agricultural and environmental research for development and strengthen North-South partnerships. The programme that embraced contributions f...
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Land is a key input in agriculture, which is the most important sector in terms of employment and foreign exchange earnings in many developing countries. The way in which land is modeled is therefore crucial for understanding the impact of trade liberalization in developing countries. Our objective is to assess if the expected impact of trade liber...
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This paper searches for a remedy to the 'small shares stay small' problem that haunts the Armington import specification. This problem is especially acute if the (CGE) model is used to simulated large shocks in trade policies, such as a complete liberalisation of border policies. The paper uses a gravity model at the sub-sector level to disentangle...
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This report describes the construction of baseline and policy scenarios in Test Case 1 and 2 for the second and third prototypes of SEAMLESS-IF. It provides details of the methodology used in SEAMLESS-IP to build scenarios, and the data and parameters needed for the implementation of these scenarios in SEAMLESS-IF. These scenarios will be used to t...
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Rural households in less-favoured areas (LFAs) face multiple constraints for overcoming chronic poverty and resource degradation. Strategic development options can be assessed through interdisciplinary research based on coupling of human and natural systems approaches. Simulation modelling enables the identification of more precise research questio...
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Despite ongoing urbanization, over 70% of the world’s poor are located in rural areas (IFAD 2001). Agriculture plays an important part in their livelihoods. Rural households play a central role in realizing policy objectives. Production decisions at farm household level determine the current availability of agricultural produce (food security objec...
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A concentration of poor in rural areas has resulted in a research and policy focus on agricultural technologies and (poor) households’ impact on soil productivity. But farm households do not live of farming alone, non-farm activities play a principal role even in remote areas. With a unique household-level dataset covering seven regions in Afric...
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The impact of China's new rural income support policy and recent price trends on grain production and rural income inequality is assessed for two villages with different degrees of market access in Northeast Jiangxi Province. Two village-level general equilibrium models are used to analyze household decision making and interactions between househol...
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This paper analyses the impact of agricultural tax abolition and direct income payments to grain farmers on grain production and rural inequality in China. To separate the impact of the income support measures from recent price trends for grains and inputs, and to account for differences in household responses, we use a village-level general equili...
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The aim of the report is to draw lessons from the DLO-IC projects to contribute to future thin-king about issues of poverty alleviation, increasing food security and natural resources conservation.Our conclusions stress the strategic role of agriculture in development processes. This can be more specifically defined in terms of three different role...
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Most studies of the opening of the Chinese economy focus at the national level. The few existing disaggregated analyses are limited to analyzing changes in agricultural production. The authors use an innovative village equilibrium model that accounts for nonseparability of household production and consumption decisions. This allows them to analyze...
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This study provides the first quantitative analysis of the impact of rural-urban migration on a Chinese village economy. Existing village models do not reflect findings of the household literature on the importance of market imperfections. Prevailing imperfections in factor markets in rural China, however, necessitate an analysis that takes into ac...
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Spatially-targeted programs for poverty reduction in less-favoured areas are typically constrained by a large heterogeneity amongst households in terms of the quantity and quality of available resources. The objective of this paper is to explore in a stylized manner the role of heterogeneous household endowments for (1) policies aimed at poverty re...
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This particular deliverable addresses the specific LDCs features that should be addressed into global models such as GTAP and CAPRI as stressed in the DOW under Task 3.8. According to the DOW the two principal questions to be addressed by task 3.8 are: (1) What are the impacts of EU agricultural polices on the sustainability of development in third...
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Dit rapport analyseert handelsbelemmeringen die Nederlandse agri-food exporteurs tegenkomen op hun buitenlandse afzetmarkten, en vergelijkt deze met handelsinstrumenten die de EU hanteert. Centraal staat het identificeren van offensieve belangen in de lopende WTO-onderhandelingen in de Doha-ontwikkelingsronde. De in kaart gebrachte producten zijn d...
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This study draws on a body of existing literature to take stock of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP), which focuses on establishing a Mediterranean Free Trade Area. Despite considerable scope for reducing barriers on Mediterranean trade, current agreements are limited to a quasi-unilateral reduction of trade barriers for manufactured product...
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Handelsliberatie kan een krachtig instrument zijn om de welvaart en stabiliteit aan de zuidgrenzen van de EU te verhogen. De timing van liberalisering is hierbij van belang
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In this paper, the impact of removing all Tunisian tariffs on imports from the EU, while maintaining protection on imports from the rest of the world, is evaluated using computable general equilibrium (CGE) models. Both competitive and Cournot oligopolistic commodities market structures with and without barriers to entry and exit are considered. It...
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Based on an earlier study of existing analyses of the EMAAs, we defined two scenarios suited for a quantitative analysis of the EMAAs. Because of the need to rely on existing models, the focus is on analysing the impact of the EMAA on Morocco in detail. In a subsequent study we will use an aggregated representation of other North African MPCs as a...
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Since the Barcelona Conference (1995), the EMP represents an attempt of the EU to re-launch its global Mediterranean policy towards the twelve Mediterranean Partnership Countries (MPCs). Besides improving the limited results of the Mediterranean agreements concluded in the 1970s, the renewed effort is aimed at counterbalancing EU engagement in East...
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This paper analyzes effects of transaction costs on household responses, adding to direct effects via price-bands, indirect effects through reduced availability of productive resources and through changes in price formation. A micro economywide model with nonseparable household models is developed, in which transaction costs determine effective pri...
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Liberalisation of prices is a major element of structural adjustment programmes which have been implemented in many African countries since the beginning of the 1980s. One of the main objectives of price liberalisation is to increase the relative prices of agricultural products with the purpose of stimulating agricultural production. Measures taken...
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Since the Barcelona Conference (1995), the EMP represents an attempt of the EU to re-launch its global Mediterranean policy towards the twelve Mediterranean Partnership Countries (MPCs). Besides improving the limited results of the Mediterranean agreements concluded in the 1970s, the renewed effort is aimed at counterbalancing EU engagement in East...
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Although the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) in spirit aims at fostering economic growth and stability at the southern periphery of the EU, the contents of the trade agreements reflect the more narrow economic interests of specific, southern EU member states (dell’Aquila & Kuiper, 2003). Key characteristics of the Euro-Mediterranean Associatio...
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Recent increases in the number of multilateral and preferential trade agreements have sparked the development of applied models to quantify the impact of trade agreements. Outcomes generally support the theoretical notion that liberalising trade increases welfare. The increase in aggregate welfare is attained through a restructuring of the economy,...

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