KRAM - A Sector Model of Danish Agriculture: Background and Framework Development

Torben Wiborg
June 1998  [98-WP 193]

This paper outlines a new spatial, nonlinear, programming model of the agricultural sector in Denmark. The KRAM model (KVL's Rationalized Agricultural Model) optimizes production functions on a very disaggregated level, allowing for analysis of changes in physical constraints to production, as well as price changes. The model is dynamic, with a time horizon of 10 years. The structural development is determined endogenously using profits and a Markov chain model. The purpose of this paper is to place KRAM in a theoretical framework; future work will address the programming, calibration, and application of KRAM.

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