Disarray in World Food Markets
A Quantitative Assessment (Trade and Development)
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 472 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 17 February 2011|
This book was first published in 1992. In the late twentieth century, the crisis in world agriculture had become increasingly evident as the protectionist agricultural policies of various countries distort the international market. Why had agricultural policies become more inward-looking as the world becomes increasingly interdependent economically? Disarray in World Food Markets addresses the nature and causes of this crisis in international trade policy. Its analysis of the effects of these food policies is complemented by a quantitative review of the long-term trends in world food markets. The study also extensively examines the reasons why governments choose to implement distortionary policies. This ambitious book, based on a dynamic, multi-commodity model of world food markets, will be an important reference work for all with an interest in trade policy, particularly in countries active in the trade negotiations.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and glossary; Symbols; Introduction and Summary; Part I. World Food Markets and their Behaviour: 1. Changing patterns of world food prices, production and trade; 2. Distortionary policies affecting food markets; 3. Reasons for the pattern of food price distortions; Part II. Effects of Food Market Distortions: 4. The theory of food market distortions: a graphical approach; 5. A model of world food market behaviour; 6. Effects of existing policies; Part III. Food Policy Reform: 7. Effects of gradual liberalization of OECD food markets; 8. Economic reform in the centrally planned economies: the great enigma; 9. Policy implications and prospects for reform; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
"Tyers and Anderson are in the forefront of studies on the international economics of agriculture, and this work is a powerful amalgam of their individual and joint contributions over the past ten years." Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
|Publisher: ||Cambridge University Press|
|Dimensions: ||13.97 x 21.59 x 2.67 centimeters (0.60 kg)|