Sistema de precios y subsidios en la agricultura peruana: 1985-1987

Translated title of the contribution: Price system and subsidies in peruvian agriculture: 1985-1987

Javier Escobal D'Angelo

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The spectacular initial success of the Aprista Administration's macroeconomic and agrarian policies, as well as the predictability of its subsequent failures are phenomena worthy of analysis. This article analyzes the evolution of agricultural price and subsidy policies implemented in Peru since July 1985. Estimates of direct price subsidies for agricultural inputs and outputs, credit subsidies, awarded by the Agrarian Bank, and exchange rate subsidies have been carried out. The article also reviews the main effects of these policies on income distribution. The author concludes that the agrarian reactivation program put forward by the Aprista Administration began to collapse in 1987, mainly because of the negative efects of its system of highly differentiated and overvalues exchange rates.
Translated title of the contributionPrice system and subsidies in peruvian agriculture: 1985-1987
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)31-52
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jul 1987


  • Agricultura
  • Bancos agrícolas
  • Crédito agrario
  • Distribución del ingreso
  • Perú
  • Política económica
  • Precios regulados
  • Subsidios
  • Tipo de cambio


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