Date of Award

8-1-2016

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Agribusiness Economics

First Advisor

Moon, Wanki

Abstract

The objective of this research is to investigate the possible effect of the abolition of agricultural tax on the grain production. It consists of two parts: In the first model , the panel data method is adopted to evaluate the grain production function to verify the effect of agricultural tax charge on the grain output. Then the Wald test is conducted to analyze the change of productivity of different inputs affected by the tax policy adjustment. In the second model, the translog cost function is utilized to derive the partial elasticity of substitution for inputs and review the change of elasticity of substitution after the tax policy adjustment.

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