This book explores the broad issues and essential topics involved in international agricultural trade: agricultural policy, foreign direct investment, technical barriers, macroeconomics, the environment, preferential trade agreements. It presents this fundamental material as part of a complete treatment that offers students an understanding of how the current trade regime works, and which parties benefit and lose as the regime changes. Chapter topics include gains from trade, policies of importing and exporting companies, multilateral trade negotiations, European agriculture, and international marketing. For individuals with a background in intermediate microeconomics, ready for an extensive graphical analysis of trade issues.
Written for students in upper-level agricultural economics courses, this textbook outlines the important issues in agricultural trade, including trade discussions, negotiations, and policy formation. It analyzes trade negotiations and regional integration and explains the rules behind the World Trade Organization and regional free trade agreements. Consideration is also given to the ways in which agribusiness affects and is affected by the environment, preferential trade agreements, technical barriers, and flexible exchange rates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)