Research on the Phenomenon That the Increase of Grain Production Did Not Cause the Harvest Paradox in China from 2003 to 2014
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 7, Issue 6, December 2018, Pages: 218-226
Received: Nov. 8, 2018;
Accepted: Nov. 30, 2018;
Published: Dec. 20, 2018
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Xu Jianlong, College of Economics, Qinghai Nationalities University, Xining, China
Zhang Xinyue, College of Economics, Qinghai Nationalities University, Xining, China
The phenomenon that China's increase of grain production didn’t cause the Harvest Paradox from 2003 to 2014 occurred in the context of significant increase in domestic residents’ income and food demand, as well as loosening price and the market of grain purchase and sales. Research on the phenomenon not only enhances the understanding of the condition and mechanism for the Harvest Paradox, but also maybe offers some little reference values in solving food problems of China. Following the methods of Samuelson and Nordhaus, this paper utilizes the supply and demand theorem to study the phenomenon. The phenomenon was found it didn’t cause the loss of farmers' total income that the grain production in China had increased for 11 years from 2003 to 2014, which was inconsistent with the Harvest Paradox in economics. It resulted from non-grain price factors which caused the demand line moved in excess of the supply line. Thus the grain price rose. Grain supply policies taken by Chinese government such as the four subsidies were conducive to the Harvest Paradox. To ensure that farmers’ income increase, the demand line should get sharper move towards the upper right via the power of market or government policies.
Research on the Phenomenon That the Increase of Grain Production Did Not Cause the Harvest Paradox in China from 2003 to 2014, International Journal of Business and Economics Research.
Vol. 7, No. 6,
2018, pp. 218-226.
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