A Billion Dollars a Day: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Subsidies

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In a lively, non-technical, and up-to-date account, this bookaddresses the core questions that surround the issues ofagricultural subsidies.

  • Explores these questions: Why do we have subsidies? How didthey evolve? What is the present and possible future of subsidies?What is their impact on a typical African farmer?
  • Written for the general public, this book will also be usefulfor courses in Agricultural Policy
  • Provides a detailed examination of subsidy histories and thecurrent policies of the United States, various European countries,Australia and New Zealand, and Korea and Japan
  • Includes a discussion of how these policies affect developingcountries—examining, in particular, their impact on manyAfrican farmers

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Why do Europe, the United States, and some key Asian countriesspend, in aggregate, a billion dollars a day on variousagricultural price supports, when much of this money ends up in thehands of large agribusiness? In a lively, non-technical, andup-to-date account, this book addresses the core questions thatsurround the issues of agricultural subsidies.

Peterson provides a detailed examination of subsidy historiesand the current policies of the United States, various Europeancountries, Australia and New Zealand, and Korea and Japan. Alsoincluded is a discussion of how these policies affect developingcountries—examining, in particular, their impact on manyAfrican farmers.

With the growing crisis in world food supply, Peterson’sthorough examination of global agricultural price supports shedslight on the inefficiencies and waste that result and suggests howto better manage these highly sensitive political programmes.

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E. Wesley F. Peterson is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of California-Berkeley, a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University. He was a Faculty Member at a French agribusiness institute and at Texas A&M University before moving to Nebraska. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of international agricultural trade, agricultural policy, and agricultural development in low-income countries. He is the author of The Political Economy of Agricultural, Natural Resource, and Environmental Policy Analysis (Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA 2001) and has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles and other publications.

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