Essays in palm oil industry expansion in Indonesia

Rini Yayuk Priyati

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This thesis reviews three aspects or Indonesia's palm oil Industry. First, I employ a gravity model to examine palm oil demand. I
find that location and income are important determinants or palm oil trade. Second, using a partial equilibrium model, I find that
if palm oil export growth was generated mainly by growth In export demand, then the expansion would have had a large impact on incomes. Conversely, If the expansion was driven by changes to land access this would have a large Impact on forest loss, but only moderate income gains. Third, I review the integration of vegetable oil, energy, and financial markets. I find that these markets become more Integrated and the financial determinants of palm oil demand have strengthened globally.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Robertson, Peter, Supervisor
  • Tyers, Rodney, Supervisor
Award date29 Aug 2017
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016


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