AREC 464
Economics of Policy Analysis

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Agricultural Policy
Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 2. The US Food and Fiber Industry.

Sumner, Daniel A., Julian M. Alston, and Joseph W. Glauber. “Evolution of the Economics of Agricultural Policy.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92, no. 2 (2010):403–423.

Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 11. Government Intervention in Agriculture.

Sumner, Daniel A. 2007. “Farm Subsidy Tradition and Modern Agricultural Realities.” Agricultural Policy for the 2007 Farm Bill and Beyond, American Enterprise Institute

Wright, Brian D. 1995. “Goals and Realities for Farm Policy.” In Agricultural Policy Reform in the United States. Edited by Daniel A. Sumner. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute. Chapter 2:9–44.

Coble, Keith H., and Barry J. Barnett. “Why Do We Subsidize Crop Insurance?American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95, no. 2 (2013):498–504.

International Trade
Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 16. International Agricultural Trade.

Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 19. AGricultural Trade Policy and Preferential Trading Arrangements.

Kramer, Andrew, “Russia, Crippled by Drought, Bans Grain Exports,” New York Times, August 5, 2010.

Sexton, S., Zilberman, D., Rajagopal, D., Hochman, G., Wesseler, J., & Scatasta, S. (2009). The role of biotechnology in a sustainable biofuel future. AgBioForum, 12(1), 130-140.

Krugman, P., 1993. “What do undergrads need to know about trade? American Economic Review 83 (2), 23–26.

Sumner, Daniel A., Julian M. Alston, and Joseph W. Glauber. “Evolution of the Economics of Agricultural Policy.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92, no. 2 (2010): 403–423.

Economics of Agricultural Research
Julian M. Alston, Philip G. Pardey, Jennifer S. James, and Matthew A. Andersen. “The Economics of Agricultural R&D,” The Annual Review of Resource Economics 1 (2009):537–565.

Edwards, Geoff W., and John W. Freebairn. “The gains from research into tradable commodities.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 66, no. 1 (1984):41–49.

Falck-Zepeda, Jose Benjamin, Greg Traxler, and Robert G. Nelson. “Surplus distribution from the introduction of a biotechnology innovation.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 82, no. 2 (2000) 360–369.

Frisvold, G.B., Reeves, J.M. & Tronstad, R. (2006). “Bt cotton adoption in the United States and China: international trade and welfare effects.” AgBioForum9(2), 69–78.

Frisvold, George B., John Sullivan, and Anton Raneses. “Genetic improvements in major US crops: the size and distribution of benefits.” Agricultural Economics 28, no. 2 (2003):109–119

Norton, George W., and Jeffrey S. Davis. 1981. “Evaluating returns to agricultural research: a review.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (4):685–699.

Oehmke, James F. “The calculation of returns to research in distorted markets.” Agricultural Economics 2, no. 4 (1988):291–302.

Economics of Pesticide Regulation
Liu, S., Carlson, G. A., & Hoag, D. L. 1995. “Trade-off analysis of herbicide withdrawals on agricultural production and groundwater quality”. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 27, 283–283.

Yarkin, C., Sunding, D., Zilberman, D., & Siebert, J. 1994. “Methyl bromide regulation: All crops should not be treated equally.” California Agriculture, 48(3), 10–15.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2010. “Discounting Future Benefits and Costs.” Chapter 6 in Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses. Washington, DC: USEPA.

Biological Invasions
Perrings, C., Williamson, M., Barbier, E. B., Delfino, D., Dalmazzone, S., Shogren, J., ... & Watkinson, A. (2002). “Biological invasion risks and the public good: an economic perspective.” Conservation Ecology, 6(1), 1.

Sandler, T., Arce, M., & Daniel, G. (2002). “A conceptual framework for understanding global and transnational public goods for health.” Fiscal Studies, 23(2), 195-222.

Zielinski, S. “The curious world of zombie science.” smithsonian.com

Economics of Species Preservation
Ando, A., Camm, J., Polasky, S., & Solow, A. (1998). “Species distributions, land values, and efficient conservation.” Science, 279(5359), 2126–2128.

Innes, R., & Frisvold, G. (2009). “The economics of endangered species.” Annu. Rev. Resour. Econ., 1(1), 485–512.

Economic Analysis
Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 8. Discounting Benefits and Costs Over Time.

Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 10. Regional Economic Analysis, Input-Output Models and Multipliers.

Beattie, Bruce. (2004) “Use and Abuse of Economic Multipliers.” Arizona Review pp.6–7, 13.


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