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Sugar Export Price and Import Tariff Reforms: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Mauritius

Woods-Early, Yulonda Suzette (2006) Sugar Export Price and Import Tariff Reforms: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Mauritius. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This study employs a multisectoral computable general equilibrium model of Mauritius designed to explore the economic consequences of the removal of the preferential pricing agreements for Mauritius' sugar exports by the European Union, the United States, or jointly. This is performed with endogenous tax changes in the distortionary value-added taxation or the lump-sum taxation to maintain a constant government budget. Each sugar export price change affects other sectors and lowers welfare in most cases. Mauritius' greatest gain comes from the removal of the preferential price by the United States with value-added tax replacement. However, unilateral tariff liberalization with the European Union, the Southern African Customs Union, the United States and the Southern African Customs Union jointly, and with all of Mauritius' trade constituents yield further decreases in Mauritius' welfare when combined with sugar export price changes. The country is most adversely affected in the full tariff liberalization case with value-added tax replacement, where region-specific unilateral trade is usually better than unilateral global free trade.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Woods-Early, Yulonda
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairCassing, James Hjcassing@pitt.eduJCASSING
Committee MemberGruver, Gene Wgruver@pitt.eduGRUVER
Committee MemberChandra, Siddharthschandra@pitt.eduSCHANDRA
Committee MemberHusted, Steven Lhusted1@pitt.eduHUSTED1
Date: 2 October 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 6 July 2006
Approval Date: 2 October 2006
Submission Date: 20 July 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Protectionism; Sugar Milling Sector; Sugar Protocol; Trade Policy
Other ID:, etd-07202006-232747
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:52
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:46


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