n Agrekon - Measuring the supply response function of tobacco in Zimbabwe

Volume 43, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1853
  • E-ISSN: 2078-0400
  • Author R. Leaver
  • Source : Agrekon, Volume 43, Issue 1, Mar 2004, p. 113 - 131
  • Accreditation : Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection)
    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
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This paper presents an estimate of the price elasticity of supply for tobacco output in Zimbabwe using an adapted Nerlovian model. The results indicate a short-run elasticity of +0.34 and a long-run elasticity of +0.81, suggesting that tobacco farmers are highly unresponsive to price changes. These estimates are similar to those obtained for tobacco in supply response studies conducted in other developing African countries.

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