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Food price and trade policy biases: Inefficient, inequitable, yet not inevitable

Anderson, Kym


This article demonstrates how governments have distorted food markets in high-income countries, primarily through ineffective trade policies. It begins by reviewing theories on agriculture�s perceived role in development. It then considers a recent World Bank study, which presents evidence of price-distorting policies in both high-income and developing countries. Next, it discusses the contribution of agriculture to the current global welfare cost of distortions to farm and nonfarm goods...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195397772.013.009


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