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Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Economics

George H. Peters

Edited by the late George H. Peters, formerly Research Professor in Agricultural Economics, International Development Centre, Oxford University, UK

1995 672 pp Hardback 978 1 85278 301 3

Hardback £222.00 on-line price £199.80

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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series






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‘Altogether, the edition contains a well-chosen selection of key articles on “agricultural economic policy”. . . For all scholars concerned with agricultural policy, the book can definitely be recommended as a standard work allowing quick access to important landmark and general publications.’
– Winfried Manig, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

‘Collections such as this have two benefits. First, they make a group of articles accessible in one volume. This is an invaluable aid to educators, students and researchers alike. Second, they are of benefit to the economic historian, who can readily trace the development of a set of ideas and techniques. Overall, this book serves the purpose of being a reference source for students, researchers and lecturers in agricultural economics. To scientists from related disciplines who seek an introduction to agricultural economics, this volume offers a selection of its most important papers.’
– Christopher Weiss, European Review of Agricultural Economics

Agriculture has been a significant source of economic and political conflict between nations during the last twenty years. This timely volume focuses on the role and operation of agriculture in developed market economies. It opens with a set of papers dealing with the basic economic organization of farming and with the market setting in which it operates. A section on agricultural policy analysis is followed by material relating to policy studies in the national and international settings. An additional dimension is supplied by a short selection of material relevant to problems of agriculture in the Third World. The emphasis throughout is on the economic analysis of policy measures which affect agriculture worldwide, including the most recent important developments.

Contents
26 articles, dating from 1961 to 1993 Contents: Introduction Part I: Dominant Issues in Agricultural Economics Part II: Agricultural Policy Analysis Part III: Agricultural Policy Studies – National Setting Part IV: Agricultural Policy Studies – International Setting Part V: Issues Relating to the Developing Countries Index Contributors include: K. Anderson, C. Cahill, G. Crow, P.J. Dawson, A. Errington, H. de Gorter, B.L. Gardner, D.R. Harvey, P.B.R. Hazell, R.C. Hine, J. Hutson, R. Gasson, K.A. Ingersent, B.F. Johnston, T.E. Josling, A.O. Krueger, W. Legg, M. Lipton, T. Marsden, J.W. Mellor, D.J. Nielson, J.S. Nix, D. Orden, G.C. Rausser, A.J. Rayner, A. Revel, C. Riboud, M. Schiff, G. Schmitt, G.E. Schuh, A. Swinbank, K.J. Thomson, R. Tyers, A. Valdes, T.K. Warley, L.A. Winters, D.M. Winter, The World Bank

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‘Altogether, the edition contains a well-chosen selection of key articles on “agricultural economic policy”. . . For all scholars concerned with agricultural policy, the book can definitely be recommended as a standard work allowing quick access to important landmark and general publications.’
– Winfried Manig, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

‘Collections such as this have two benefits. First, they make a group of articles accessible in one volume. This is an invaluable aid to educators, students and researchers alike. Second, they are of benefit to the economic historian, who can readily trace the development of a set of ideas and techniques. Overall, this book serves the purpose of being a reference source for students, researchers and lecturers in agricultural economics. To scientists from related disciplines who seek an introduction to agricultural economics, this volume offers a selection of its most important papers.’
– Christopher Weiss, European Review of Agricultural Economics

Agriculture has been a significant source of economic and political conflict between nations during the last twenty years. This timely volume focuses on the role and operation of agriculture in developed market economies. It opens with a set of papers dealing with the basic economic organization of farming and with the market setting in which it operates. A section on agricultural policy analysis is followed by material relating to policy studies in the national and international settings. An additional dimension is supplied by a short selection of material relevant to problems of agriculture in the Third World. The emphasis throughout is on the economic analysis of policy measures which affect agriculture worldwide, including the most recent important developments.

Full table of contents

PART I

DOMINANT ISSUES IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

1. R. Gasson, G. Crow, A. Errington, J. Hutson, T. Marsden AND D. M. Winter(1988), ‘The Farm as a Family Business: A Review’
2. Alain Revel and Christophe Riboud (1986), ‘The Agriculture Industry’
3. Kym Anderson (1987), ‘On Why Agriculture Declines with Economic Growth’
4. Peter B. R. Hazell (1985), ‘Sources of Increased Variability in World Cereal Production since the 1960’s’
5. Bruce L. Gardner (1992), ‘Changing Economic Perspectives on the Farm Problem’
6. Günther Schmitt (1991), ‘Why is the Agriculture of Advanced Western Economies Still Organized by Family Farms? Will this Continue to be so in the Future?’
7. J. S. Nix (1990), ‘Aspects of Farm Profitability: An Outmoded Concept?’

PART II
AGRICULTURAL POLICY ANALYSIS

8. T. E. Josling (1969), ‘A Formal Approach to Agricultural Policy’
9. T. E. Josling (1974), ‘Agricultural Policies in Developed Countries: A Review’
10. P. J. Dawson (1991), ‘The Simple Analytics of Agricultural Production Quotas’
11. Carmel Cahill and Wilfrid Legg (1989-90), ‘Estimation of Agricultural Assistance using Producer and Consumer Subsidy Equivalents: Theory and Practice’
12. L. Alan Winters (1987), ‘The Economic Consequences of Agricultural Support: A Survey’

PART III

AGRICULTURAL POLICY STUDIES - NATIONAL SETTING

13. World Bank (1986), ‘Agricultural Policies in Industrial Countries’
14. D. R. Harvey and K. J. Thomson (1985), ‘Costs, benefits and the Future of the Common Agricultural Policy’
15. Alan Swinbank (1993), ‘CAP Reform, 1992’
16. T. K. Warley (1991-1992), ‘Europe’s Agricultural Policy in Transition’
17. Harry de Gorter, David J. Nielson and Gordon C. Rausser (1992), ‘Productive and Predatory Public Policies: Research Expenditures and Producer Subsidies in Agriculture’
18. G. Edward Schuh and David Orden (1988), ‘The Macroeconomics of Agriculture and Rural America’

PART IV

AGRICULTURAL POLICY STUDIES - INTERNATIONAL SETTING

19. T. K. Warley (1990), ‘Agriculture in the GATT: Past and Future’
20. R. Tyers and K. Anderson (1988), ‘Liberalising OECD agricultural Policies in the Uruguay Round: Effects on Trade and Welfare’
21. Kym Anderson and Timothy Josling (1993), ‘The Challenge to Economists of Multilateral Trade Negotiations on Agricultural Protection’
22. A. J. Lerner, K. A. Ingersent and R. C. Hine (1993), ‘Agriculture in the Uruguay Round: An Assessment’

PART V

ISSUES RELATING TO THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

23. Bruce F. Johnston and John W. Mellor (1961), ‘The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development’
24. Anne O. Krueger, Maurice Schiff and Alberto Valdés (1988), ‘Agricultural Incentives in Developing Countries: Measuring the Effect of Sectoral and Economywide Policies’
25. World Bank (1986), ‘Agricultural Policies in Developing Countries: Marketing and Stabilization, Subsidies, and Policy Reform’
26. Michael Lipton (1987), ‘Limits of Price Policy for Agriculture: Which Way for the World Bank?’




 
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