An Application of the Computable General Equilibrium Model to Analyze U.S. Ariculture

Satheesh V. Aradhyula, Iowa State University
K. Eswaramoorthy, Iowa State University
Klaus Frohberg, Iowa State University


The effects of exchange rate and capital stock changes are analyzed using a CGE model for the United States. The model is in the Walrasion tradition and is calibrated to 1982 data. Results indicate that a devaluation of the U.S. dollar has a positive effect on the agricultural sector and balance of trade, but has a negative effect on consumers.