Agricultural Economics & Policy

Organised by Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

Mon 8 February 2016 until Fri 12 February 2016

Venue Leeuwenborch, gebouwnummer 201

This advanced course uses applied welfare economic analysis as a lens for understanding agricultural policy. A particular focus will be on trade theory – spatial equilibrium or law-of-one-price models. The theoretical framework allows policy analysts to assess the efficiency and distributional impacts of policy, including among different global regions, thereby providing insights into the rent-seeking incentives and other forces behind agricultural policy formation. We apply these tools to the farm policy and agricultural regulation environment, examining in particular U.S. and EU agricultural policies.