5 results for Agricultural Economics Research Unit

  • Papers presented at the New Zealand Branch Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Blenheim, June 1986

    Agricultural Economics Research Unit

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    Published on behalf of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society

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  • New Zealand Branch, Australian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Picton, July 1985

    Agricultural Economics Research Unit

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    The papers presented at the 1985 Conference of the New Zealand Branch of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society reflect the concern with current policy issues, and interest in applied problems facing the agricultural sector. Because this document has been prepared with the minimum of editorial input, any errors or omissions are the responsibility of the individual authors. Although the contributed papers in this volume include most presented at the Conference, for various reasons, e.g. pending publication elsewhere, some papers do not appear in this collection. They are: F.M. Reid: Market Research for a More Market Agricultural Industry. J. Robertson and B.D. Ward: An Application of the Linear Expenditure System of Demand to Personal Consumption in New Zealand. R.A. Sandrey: Biological Control of Gorse: An Ex ante Evaluation. W.R. Schroder: Thoughts on Licensing Exporters. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: Peter G. Bushnell, Signals, Subsidies and Social Cost; C. W. Maugham and R. J. Townsley, Management Systems in the Macro Economy; A. C. Rayner, The Path to Economic Reform; A. Bascand and D. Carey, Exchange Controls and Real Exchange Rate Adjustments; S. J. Begg, Appraisal of the Exchange Rate Debate; B. A. Bell and M. C. Nickel, Information Analysis and Agricultural Policy Formulation; P.W.J. Clough, Policy Analysis in an Economic Framework - Some Observations Arising from Studies of the EEC Dairy Policy; Thomas E. Dickinson, Is There a Role for Economists in the Formation of Public Policy for Agriculture?; D. de B. Galwey, The Flow of Funds Revisited: Towards an Integrated Set of Agricultural Statistics and Bioeconomic Modelling Considerations; K.L. Leathers, An Economic Analysis of the National Conservation Order for the Rakaia River; R.L. St Hill, Macroeconomic Adjustment to Monetary Policy: A Simple Model; Grant M. Scobie, On Closing the Technological Frontier; Grant M. Scobie, Cuba: Food and Agriculture in a Revolutionary Setting; P.G. Seed and R.A. Sandrey, Determinants of New Zealand Farmland Prices: A Preliminary Study.

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  • Proceedings of a seminar / workshop on the New Zealand goat industry held at Lincoln College, 3-4 July 1979

    Agricultural Economics Research Unit

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    The organisation of a goat industry seminar and workshop at Lincoln College falls in line with the College's general support for innovation in the New Zealand farming industry. The seminar and workshop were held at the College over two days, with papers on markets, production, economics, and future potential occupying the first day. The second day was one of discussion where various groups of invited participants focussed on particular sectors and aspects of goat production and marketing. This was an invaluable exercise, as the exchange of views by various participants was informative, stimulating, and constructive. Those involved in the seminar and workshop were drawn from a wide range of organisations and activities as can be seen from the list of participants' names included in these Proceedings. This paper reports the Proceedings of the seminar and workshop. It is divided into two parts reflecting the papers delivered on the first day (Part I) and the discussion and conclusions reached on the second day. This discussion paper includes the full text of the following papers: R.H.C. Morris, Market Potential for Meat and Skins; D.G.A. Cassells, Market Potential for Mohair; M.L. Thompson, Market Potential for Milk Products; S.R. Moorhouse, Production Potential Overseas; G.J. Batten, Production in New Zealand; M. Horgan, Economic and Farm Management Aspects of Meat and Skin Production and Weed Control; A. R. Aitken, Economic and Farm Management Aspects of Mohair Production; B. W. Rees, Economic and Farm Management Aspects of Dairy Production; G. Goodger, R. Adams, and A. Harris, Panel Discussion on Economic and Farm Management Aspects of Goat Farming; G. A. Wickham, Genetic Improvement of Goats for Meat, Mohair and Milk Production; J. M. W. Ritchie and A. H. Kirton, A Role for the Goat in New Zealand Agriculture in the 1980's.

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  • The development of rational policies for agricultural trade between New Zealand and Japan: proceedings of a seminar sponsored by the Japan Advisory Committee, held at Wellington on 12 December 1978

    Agricultural Economics Research Unit

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    The publication of these proceedings is part of a continuing research project being undertaken by the Agricultural Economics Research Unit, Lincoln College. The project is being sponsored by the Japan Advisory Committee.

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  • A pilot optimisation model for the 1972/73 N.D.C. plan

    Agricultural Economics Research Unit

    Working or discussion paper
    Lincoln University

    This paper represents a further stage in the programme of work initiated at Lincoln some years ago under the general heading of Studies in the Structure of the New Zealand Economy, This has involved the compilation of data for a 16 sector input output matrix of the economy (now being increased to 26 sectors); the use of the data for a projection model of the economy which was adapted for use by the N. D. C.; and now the beginnings of the adaptation of the model for examining the optimal rather than the projected structure of the economy in the future. As the title infers, this paper is concerned only with a pilot model which we have developed and tested pilot because we have collapsed the economy down to five producing sectors and examined only the simplest of alternative policies. The pilot model was developed as a prelude to and a pretest of, a much bigger and more complex model on which we are now working. Our main concern here is therefore not to produce numerical answers but to explain the methodology of linear programming applied to our economy wide planning model and to invite comment and criticism of the approach we have adopted. As a starting point we refer back to the earlier work, related to the National Development Conference and first presented to this Association's Conference in 1968 and subsequently published as The Shape of the Economy in 1979 [Philpott & Ross (1)].

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