Commodities & markets, Conservation & sustainability, Policy, Studies

Economic consequences of invasive species policies in the presence of commodity programs: Theory and application to citrus canker

Many of the effects of invasive species occur in commodity markets affected by agricultural programs and policies, such as price and income supports, crop insurance, and trade barriers. In this paper, we focus on how policies to exclude, monitor and control, or eradicate invasive species interact with other policies. We present some general arguments, drawing on parallels in the literature on farm program impacts on the returns to agricultural research, and some preliminary results from a case study of citrus canker.

Read article here (pdf): Economic Consequences of Invasive Species Policies in the Presence of Commodity Programs: Theory and Application to Citrus Canker by Albert K. A. Acquaye, Julian M. Alston, Hyunok Lee, Daniel A. Sumner (September 2005)

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