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Who will feed China in the 21st century ? income growth and food demand and supply in China (English)

This paper uses resource-based cereal equivalent measures to explore the evolution of China's demand and supply for food. Although demand for food calories is probably close to its peak level in China, the ongoing dietary shift to animal-based foods, induced by income growth, is likely to impose considerable pressure on agricultural resources. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6926 JUN 01, 2014

Fukase, Emiko; Martin, Will

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

Agricultural trade : what matters in the Doha round ? (English)

This survey concludes that including agriculture in the Doha Agenda negotiations was important both economically and politically, although the political resistance to reform is particularly strong in this sector. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6261 NOV 01, 2012

Martin, Will; Laborde, David

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.

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

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