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The (still) mysterious case of agricultural protectionism

Nguyen, Quynh; Spilker, Gabriele; Bernauer, Thomas


Existing research demonstrates why farmers demand subsidies, but remains ambiguous as to why consumers/taxpayers support or rather do not oppose such subsidies. We approach this puzzle from two angles: how sensitive are citizens to cost implications of agricultural subsidies, and what is their “value function” with respect to agricultural policy? We argue that farm subsidies, besides benefiting farmers, promise to generate an array of non-market goods that serve various interests in society and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: International Interactions
DOI: 10.1080/03050629.2021.1898957


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