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10-720  Project Manager: J. M. Reeves

CREATING SEARCHABLE INFORMATION ON FOREIGN SUBSIDIES AND TRADE RESTRICITIONS IN AGRICULTURE

Darren Hudson, Texas Tech University

The United States has a very transparent system of providing public information on policies and their impacts. This has been used against the U.S. as countries seek to alter U.S. policy through the World Trade Organization. Information about foreign subsidies, however, is usually non-existent, hidden, or difficult to interpret. The purpose of this project is to make information on foreign subsidies more transparent and readily available. Transparency is a critical means of making effective comparisons of policies used in different countries. But transparency requires access to up-to-date information in a manner that is easily accessible. The Cotton Economics Research Institute (CERI, at Texas Tech University) maintains information on subsidies and trade policies used by foreign countries. That information is released in a comprehensive document every two years. But, to quickly find information on subsidies requires searching through and compiling information out of a lengthy report. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) maintains a similar database, but only for OECD countries, and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) maintains a database, but that information is subject to information embargoes and direct government manipulation.

 

Project Year: 2012
 

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