About the book: Traditional tools of analysis that focus on particular commodities or sectors, a particular time frame, and aggregate diverse socioeconomic groups are ill-suited to analyze the consequences of the economic reforms of the last ten years. This volume shows the greater power and relevance of applied general equilibrium methods. Through discussion of several major policy issues---agricultural and food policy, economies of scale in production and the associated market imperfections, macrostabilization programs, and modeling intertermporal tradeoffs---the contributors present work representative of the major trends in applied general equilibrium modeling of developing-country issues. Policy analysis using a rich variety of static, recursive, and intertemporal dynamic models is illustrated with problems from a number of developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The countries studies range widely in their institutional features, stages of development, and economic size.