Distortions to Global Agricultural and Food Markets

Rausser, Gordon

from ARE Update Vol. 16, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2013

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Based on a rich global data set covering a half-century of evidence on commodities, countries, and policy instruments, this article outlines hypotheses that have been explored on the extent of global agricultural the conditions under which welfare increasing and food market distortions and reforms may be feasible.


biofuel, trade, food security, energy security, anti-agricultural bias, Market distortion, policy induced distortions


Rausser, Gordon. "Distortions to Global Agricultural and Food Markets." ARE Update 16(3)(2013):4-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.