Welfare Impacts of Import Controls in Botswana’s Horticulture

Show simple item record Seleka, Tebogo B. 2021-06-08T13:09:44Z 2021-06-08T13:09:44Z 2005-06
dc.identifier.isbn 99912-0-558-6
dc.description.abstract An import demand equation is estimated to capture the impact of import controls on horticultural imports (oranges and potatoes) in Botswana. Elasticity esti mates are then employed to endogenously compute Nominal Protection Rates (NPRs) and to conduct welfare simulations. Model-generated NPRs are recorded at 55 and 118 percent for oranges and potatoes, respectively. Consumer losses from the policy regime have risen over time for both commodities. However, producer gains declined in the case of oranges and marginally rose in the case of potatoes. Quota rents have expanded under both cases, since imports have risen much faster than domestic production over time. The net loss in social welfare has also risen over time, implying that import controls have become increasingly burdensome over time. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis(BIDPA) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BIDPA Working Paper;26
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Southern African Customs Union en_US
dc.subject Import Restrictions en_US
dc.subject Welfare en_US
dc.subject Impacts en_US
dc.title Welfare Impacts of Import Controls in Botswana’s Horticulture en_US
dc.title.alternative BIDPA Working Paper No. 26 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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