Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy

Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms, and Global Food Security

Authors: Anderson, Kym

  • Examines the extent, political economy causes, and economic effects of past and current interventions
  • Speculates on how existing and proposed policies might develop over the next fifteen years
  • Blends conceptual and empirical material
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This book explores the potential for policy reform as a short-term, low-cost way to sustainably enhance global food security. It argues that reforming policies that distort food prices and trade will promote the openness needed to maximize global food availability and reduce fluctuations in international food prices. Beginning with an examination of historical trends in markets and policies, Anderson assesses the prospects for further reforms, and projects how they may develop over the next fifteen years. He pays particular attention to domestic policy changes made possible by the information technology revolution, which will complement global change to deal directly with farmer and consumer concerns. 

About the authors

Kym Anderson is Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University. He has also worked at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Secretariat (now the World Trade Organization) and at the World Bank as Lead Economist, Trade Policy. He has published many books, including Distortions to Agricultural Incentives: A Global Perspective, 1955-2007.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction and Summary

    Anderson, Kym

    Pages 1-18

  • How Trade Can Boost Food Security

    Anderson, Kym

    Pages 19-38

  • The Long History of Food Globalization

    Anderson, Kym

    Pages 39-60

  • The Evolution of Food Trade Patterns Since 1960

    Anderson, Kym

    Pages 61-83

  • Market-Distorting Policies: Long-Run Trends and Short-Run Insulation

    Anderson, Kym

    Pages 85-112

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47168-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Trade, Policy Reforms, and Global Food Security
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Agricultural Economics and Food Policy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46925-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46925-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47168-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 370
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations
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