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Global Agricultural Policy Reform and Trade: Environmental Gains and Losses

Edited By: Joseph Cooper

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #161351 | ISBN: 1847200583
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Hardback | Mar 2005 | #161350 | ISBN: 1843768879
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`This is a very valuable and timely book that provides insightful factual and methodological perspectives on the co-evolution of agriculture and the environment in an era of trade liberalization and environmental regulation. It is an especially useful resource for understanding the emerging agricultural policies, which integrate environmental, international trade and income distribution considerations. It will be very beneficial for students of agricultural policy as it provides broad perspectives on both the forces shaping the future of global agriculture and the environment, and the crucial details of modeling for policy assessment and design.'
- David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, US

`The environmental consequences of trade are a major issue in the debate over the merits of expanded global trade. This book offers a systematic and accessible presentation of the conceptual issues and empirical results related to agricultural trade and the environment, as well as the impacts of environmental policies on trade. Agriculture is in many countries a major environmental driver, making an understanding of the environmental consequences of agricultural trade essential for a comprehensive understanding of the trade and environment issue. The empirical work presented in this book is largely focused on the United States but there are conceptual and methodological lessons that can be applied to studies in other contexts. The book is a valuable contribution to the emerging scientific evaluation of trade and the environment. It will be of interest to economists and policy analysts working in this area.' - James Shortle, Pennsylvania State University, US

The WTO's attempts at agricultural trade liberalization have raised concerns that the current movement towards globalization fails to adequately address environmental issues. Even in developed countries, where agriculture at the farm-level represents a small fraction of total GDP, trade-induced changes in agricultural production levels could have considerable environmental effects.

'This is a very valuable and timely book that provides insightful factual and methodological perspectives on the co-evolution of agriculture and the environment in an era of trade liberalization and environmental regulation. It is an especially useful resource for understanding the emerging agricultural policies, which integrate environmental, international trade and income distribution considerations. It will be very beneficial for students of agricultural policy as it provides broad perspectives on both the forces shaping the future of global agriculture and the environment, and the crucial details of modeling for policy assessment and design.' - David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, US 'The environmental consequences of trade are a major issue in the debate over the merits of expanded global trade. This book offers a systematic and accessible presentation of the conceptual issues and empirical results related to agricultural trade and the environment, as well as the impacts of environmental policies on trade. Agriculture is in many countries a major environmental driver, making an understanding of the environmental consequences of agricultural trade essential for a comprehensive understanding of the trade and environment issue. The empirical work presented in this book is largely focused on the United States but there are conceptual and methodological lessons that can be applied to studies in other contexts. The book is a valuable contribution to the emerging scientific evaluation of trade and the environment. It will be of interest to economists and policy analysts working in this area.' - James Shortle, Pennsylvania State University, US


Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Environmental By-Products of Agriculture: International Policy Responses; Part I: Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization; 3. Some Domestic Environmental Effects of U.S. Agricultural Adjustments under Liberalization Trade: A Preliminary Analysis; 4. Global Environmental Effects of Agricultural Adjustments under Liberalized Trade; Part II: Trade Impacts of Agri-Environmental Programs; 5. Domestic Agri-Environmental Policies in a Trade Perspective; 6. Effects of Agri-Environmental Payment Policies on Agricultural Trade; Part III: Implications for Research and Policy; 7. Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Trade; 8. Further Considerations; References

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