Relative cost‐effectiveness of input and output subsidies

Ross M. Parish, Keith Robert McLaren

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A subsidy on a single input is compared with an output subsidy as a means of stimulating output, and the conditions under which the single input subsidy is (a) more treasury cost‐effective and (b) overall the more socially efficient measure, are explored. Rationalisations for input subsidies, particularly fertiliser subsidies, are examined in the light of the results. 1982 The Australian Agricultural Economics Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1982

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