Understanding International Trade in Agricultural Products: One Hundred Years of Contributions by Agricultural Economists

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Tim Josling

Stanford University

Kym Anderson

University of Adelaide - Centre for International Economic Studies (CIES); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Australian National University

Andrew Schmitz

University of Florida - Food & Resource Economics Department

Stefan Tangermann

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (AGR)

Date Written: April 2010

Abstract

The study of international trade in agricultural products has developed rapidly over the past fifty years. In the 1960s the disarray in world agriculture caused by domestic price support policies became the focus of analytical studies. There followed attempts to measure the distortions caused by policies also in developing countries and to model their impact on world agricultural markets. Tools were advanced to explain the trends and variations in world prices and the implications of market imperfections. Challenges for the future include analyzing trade based on consumer preferences for certain production methods and understanding the impact of climate change mitigation and adaptation on trade.

Keywords: agricultural trade, commodity prices, trade policy, agricultural trade distortions, measurement of agricultural protection, modeling agricultural trade

Suggested Citation

Josling, Tim and Anderson, Kym and Schmitz, Andrew and Tangermann, Stefan, Understanding International Trade in Agricultural Products: One Hundred Years of Contributions by Agricultural Economists (April 2010). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 92, Issue 2, pp. 424-446, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3569193 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aaq011

Tim Josling (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Kym Anderson

University of Adelaide - Centre for International Economic Studies (CIES) ( email )

School of Economics
Adelaide SA 5005
Australia
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+61 8 8223 1460 (Fax)

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

Australian National University ( email )

Arndt-Corden Dept of Economics
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Canberra, AK ACT 2600
Australia
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Andrew Schmitz

University of Florida - Food & Resource Economics Department ( email )

P.O. Box 110249
Gainesville, FL 32611-0249
United States

Stefan Tangermann

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (AGR) ( email )

2, rue Andre Pascal
Paris, Cedex 16, 75775
France

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