Agricultural policy, agribusiness, and rent-seeking behaviour /

"The second edition of the groundbreaking Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour expands upon its original analysis of the economic policies that affect agriculture and agribusiness. Widening their lens to include information on the European Union, the authors continue to...

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Other Authors: Schmitz, Andrew.
Format: eBook
Published: Toronto [Ont.] ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2010.
Edition:2nd ed.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Agricultural policy: agriculture and agribusiness environments
  • Agricultural policy: institutions and rent-seeking behaviour
  • Theoretical considerations
  • Agricultural trade and macroeconomic policies
  • U.S. agricultural policy
  • Canadian agricultural programs
  • EU agricultural policy and reforms
  • Insurance mechanisms in agriculture
  • Policy decoupling, GATT, and the WTO
  • Farmland markets: politics, policy, and urbanization
  • Agricultural productivity and R & D policy
  • The economics of biofuels
  • Multifunctionality in agriculture: externalities and non-traded goods
  • Input use and changing farm structure
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Food quality and safety
  • Conclusions and future directions.