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Political economy of public policies: insights from distortions to agricultural and food markets

Anderson, Kym; Rausser, Gordon; Swinnen, Johan


The agricultural and food sector is an ideal case for investigating the political economy of public policies. Many of the policy developments in this sector since the 1950s have been sudden and transformational, while others have been gradual but persistent. This article reviews and synthesizes the literature on trends and fluctuations in market distortions and the political-economy explanations that have been advanced. Based on a rich global data set covering a half-century of evidence on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Economic Literature 51.2 (2013): 423–477
DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.2.423


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