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Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)

When prices spike in international grain markets, national governments often reduce the extent to which that spike affects their domestic food markets. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7007 AUG 01, 2014

Jensen, Hans G; Anderson, Kym

Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty (English)

This paper has two purposes. It first considers the impact on world food prices of the changes in restrictions on trade in staple foods during the 2008 world food price crisis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6535 JUL 01, 2013

Martin, Will; Anderson, Kym; Ivanic, Maros

Georgia rising : sustaining rapid economic growth - country economic memorandum (English)

Economic growth in Georgia was strong at 6.1 percent per year during 2004-12 as structural reforms and a favorable global economy led to large foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and expansion in the services sectors. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 79666 JUL 01, 2013

Anderson, Kym; Tiongson, Erwin; Kvivlidze, Zviad; Varela, Gonzalo; Wagle, Swarnim; Wada, Tomoko; Matin, Kazi; Sundaram, Ramya; Athukorala, Premachandra; Reis, Jose Guilherme; Nekaien-Nowrouz, Zakia; Namicheishvili, Tamuna; Loayza, Norman; Khan, Faruk; Karmali, Nadeem

Political economy of public policies : insights from distortions to agricultural and food markets (English)

The agricultural and food sector is an ideal case for investigating the political economy of public policies. Many of the policy developments in this sector since the 1950s have been sudden and transformational, while others have been gradual but persistent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6433 MAY 01, 2013

Anderson, Kym; Swinnen, Johan; Rausser, Gordon

Distortions to agriculture and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

To what extent has Sub-Saharan Africa's slow economic growth over the past five decades been due to price and trade policies that discouraged production of agricultural relative to non-agricultural tradables? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6206 SEP 01, 2012

Anderson, Kym; Bruckner, Markus

Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)

This book examines the state and the fate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The volume has three key objectives: to provide qualitative and quantitative information about the implications of what is currently on the table; to examine controversial areas where further progress might be made; and to identify lessons that might be of use for future negotiations. ... See More +

Publication 65456 NOV 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Bouët, Antoine; Grant, Jason; Brown, Chad P.; Anderson, Kym; Mattoo, Aaditya; Laborde, David; Blandford, David; Gootiiz, Batshur; Hoekman, Bernard; Subramanian, Arvind; Borchert, Ingo; van der Mensbrugghe, Dominique; Prusa, Thomas J.; Winkler, Deborah; Nelgen, Signe; Meilke, Karl; Taylor, Benjamin J.; Josling, Tim; Wilson, John S.

The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: has India's economic growth become more pro-poor in the wake of economic reforms?; are the poverty effects of trade policies invisible? ... See More +

Publication 80517 JUN 01, 2011

Datt, Gaurav; Ravallion, Martin; Verma, Monika; Kraay, Aart; Nyiri, Zsolt; Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym; Yilmazkuday, Hakan; Newhouse, David; Suryadarma, Daniel; Mont, Daniel; Cuong, Nguyen Viet

Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 (English)

For decades, agricultural price and trade policies in Sub-Saharan Africa hampered farmers' contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Journal Article 81267 MAY 23, 2011

Croser, Johanna L.; Anderson, Kym

Export restrictions and price insulation during commodity price booms (English)

For individual countries, variable trade barriers can be used to reduce the volatility of domestic relative to world prices. If this is done by countries accounting for a large share of the market, its effect is offset by increases in world price volatility. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5645 MAY 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Anderson, Kym

Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions : Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions (English)

Trade policy reforms in recent decades have sharply reduced the distortions that were harming agriculture in developing countries, yet global trade in farm products continues to be far more distorted than trade in nonfarm goods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5603 MAR 01, 2011

Martin, Will; Anderson, Kym; Cockburn, John

Trade barrier volatility and domestic price stabilization : evidence from agriculture (English)

National barriers to trade are often varied to insulate domestic markets from international price variability, especially following a sudden spike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5511 DEC 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe

How do governments respond to food price spikes ? lessons from the past (English)

Food prices in international markets spiked upward in 2008, doubling or more in a matter of months. Evidence is still being compiled on policy responses over the following two years, but lessons can be learned from the price spike in 1973, the magnitude and speed of which were similar to those experienced around the 2008 spike. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5403 AUG 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Nelgen, Signe

Novel indicators of the trade and welfare effects of agricultural distortions in OECD countries (English)

Agricultural markets in OECD countries have long been highly distorted by government policies. Traditional weighted average aggregates of the price distortions involved, such as producer and consumer support estimates can be poor indicators of the trade restrictiveness and economic welfare losses associated with them, especially if a country's support estimates vary a lot across the product range. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5404 AUG 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Croser, Johanna

Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 (English)

For decades, agricultural price and trade policies in Sub-Saharan Africa have hampered farmers’ contributions to economic growth and poverty reduction. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5344 JUN 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Croser, Johanna

Changing contributions of different agricultural policy instruments to global reductions in trade and welfare (English)

Trade negotiators and policy advisors are keen to know the relative contribution of different farm policy instruments to international trade and economic welfare. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5345 JUN 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Croser, Johanna

Agricultural price distortions, inequality, and poverty (English)

For decades, the earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed because of a pro-urban, anti-agricultural bias in own-country policies and because governments in more well off countries are favoring their farmers by imposing import barriers and providing subsidies. ... See More +

Publication 53879 MAR 17, 2010

Martin, Will; Anderson, Kym; Cockburn, John

How much do agricultural policies restrict trade? Comparing trade restrictiveness indexes (English)

Recently the Bank has provided new indicators for monitoring the extent to which agricultural policies restrict international trade in farm goods. ... See More +

Brief 53311 MAR 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym; Croser, Johanna;

The World Bank research observer 25 (1) (English)

This paper presents new evidence on the capacity of agricultural growth to serve as an effective instrument for poverty reduction. The poverty reduction value of land and labor productivity growth and of Gross Domestic Product(GDP) growth originating in agriculture versus the rest of the economy; the comparative linkage value of a quantum of sectoral growth for aggregate growth and poverty reduction; the contribution made by rural areas to aggregate poverty reduction under alternative migration scenarios; and the household pathways out of poverty in the context of aggregate growth, in particular via market-oriented smallholder farming. ... See More +

Publication 63378 FEB 01, 2010

Jimenez, Emmanuel; de Janvry, Alain; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Anderson, Kym; Headey, Derek; Bezemer, Dirk; Hazell, Peter B.; Demirgüç-Kunt, Ash; Serven, Luis; Caprio. Jr , Gerard; Kane, Edward J.; Wodon , Quentin; Zaman, Hassan

Krueger/Schiff/Valdes revisited : agricultural price and trade policy reform in developing countries since 1960 (English)

A study of distortions to agricultural incentives in 18 developing countries during 1960-84, by Krueger, Schiff and Valdes (1988; 1991), found that policies in most of those developing countries were directly or indirectly harming their farmers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5165 JAN 01, 2010

Anderson, Kym

Policy reforms affecting agricultural incentives : much achieved, much still needed (English)

For decades, earnings from farming in many developing countries have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by governments of richer countries favoring their farmers with import barriers and subsidies. ... See More +

Journal Article 76803 NOV 09, 2009

Anderson, Kym

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Grain price spikes and beggar-thy-neighbor policy responses : a global economywide analysis (English)
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AUG 01, 2014 WPS7007 Policy Research Working Paper
Food price spikes, price insulation, and poverty (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6535 Policy Research Working Paper
Georgia rising : sustaining rapid economic growth - country economic memorandum (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 79666 Country Economic Memorandum
Political economy of public policies : insights from distortions to agricultural and food markets (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 WPS6433 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions to agriculture and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 WPS6206 Policy Research Working Paper
Unfinished Business? The WTO's Doha Agenda (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 65456 Publication
The World Bank economic review 25 (2) (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 80517 Publication
Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 (English)
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MAY 23, 2011 81267 Journal Article
Export restrictions and price insulation during commodity price booms (English)
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MAY 01, 2011 WPS5645 Policy Research Working Paper
Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions : Would freeing up world trade reduce poverty and inequality ? the vexed role of agricultural distortions (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 WPS5603 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade barrier volatility and domestic price stabilization : evidence from agriculture (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5511 Policy Research Working Paper
How do governments respond to food price spikes ? lessons from the past (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 WPS5403 Policy Research Working Paper
Novel indicators of the trade and welfare effects of agricultural distortions in OECD countries (English)
See More +
AUG 01, 2010 WPS5404 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural distortions in Sub-Saharan Africa : trade and welfare indicators, 1961 to 2004 (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 WPS5344 Policy Research Working Paper
Changing contributions of different agricultural policy instruments to global reductions in trade and welfare (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2010 WPS5345 Policy Research Working Paper
Agricultural price distortions, inequality, and poverty (English)
See More +
MAR 17, 2010 53879 Publication
How much do agricultural policies restrict trade? Comparing trade restrictiveness indexes (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 53311 Brief
The World Bank research observer 25 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2010 63378 Publication
Krueger/Schiff/Valdes revisited : agricultural price and trade policy reform in developing countries since 1960 (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2010 WPS5165 Policy Research Working Paper
Policy reforms affecting agricultural incentives : much achieved, much still needed (English)
See More +
NOV 09, 2009 76803 Journal Article