A comparative static, partial equilibrium, multi-commodity model for Malaysian agriculture
Keywords:Agri-environment policies, comparative statics, Malaysian agriculture, partial equilibrium
Most models for the analysis of Malaysian agricultural policies have been based on partial equilibrium and econometrics. Such models have their own unique strengths but they are not capable of examining factor markets, outputs, trade, and policy linkages across sub-sectors, explicitly and simultaneously. The aim of this paper is to develop a multi-commodity, comparative statics model for the Malaysian agricultural sector with multiple stages of production that links explicitly factor markets, related outputs and agri-environment policy. An illustration of the comparative static effects of a change in export tax for Malaysian crude palm oil is presented.