Security and Assistance in Thailand

Supplement on the Thai "Rice Premium"

by Hans Heymann, George Rosen, V. D. Taylor, David A. Wilson, Charles Zwick


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A discussion of the rice premium and agricultural policy in Thailand. The effects of the rice taxes on the farmer, on retail prices, and on government revenues are described. It is concluded that economic incentives are distorted and production retarded, and that the burden of the rice tax is borne not by the farmer alone, but by all of Thailand.

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