Dias, Guilherme Leite da Silva and Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins (2009): Energy versus food: How do countries differ?
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This paper deals with the question of the trade-offs between bio-fuels, fossil-fuels, and food. To do so an analysis is conducted taking into consideration the differences in relative prices and in the productive structure among the countries. The results shows that in general food puts a greater stress over the economies than energy does, and mainly in the developing economies. As a consequence of that, the possibilities for the growing use of bio-fuels is limited and restrict to countries where it is possible to have an expansion of bio-fuel production without compromising the production of food and without putting more stress over the environment. This, by its turn, restricts the possibilities for a world policy of bio-fuels with the consequence that bilateral agreements would be the dominant ones.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Energy versus food: How do countries differ?|
|English Title:||Energy versus food: How do countries differ?|
|Keywords:||Fossil-Fuels; Bio-Fuels; Food; Productive Structure; Input-Output|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R15 - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Models|
|Depositing User:||Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto|
|Date Deposited:||17. Apr 2012 18:20|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 12:34|
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