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The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies.



The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies, edited by Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Jeffrey M. Perloff, is an NBER Conference Report that examines a wide range of policy issues that surround U.S. agriculture and the biofuel industry. Among the topics addressed are: how funds distributed by agricultural insurance programs were created to support farmers but often benefit crop processors instead; how the demand for biofuel could create uncertainty around agricultural prices; the ways in which genetically engineered crops might affect the competing goals of energy production, environmental protection, and maintenance of the global food supply; and how the growing availability of genetically-engineering food products affects world food markets. The volume is available from the University of Chicago Press The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the United States. It is operated by the University of Chicago and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style, dozens of academic journals, including  for $99.00.

Graff Zivin is an NBER Research Associate and Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego UCSD is consistently ranked among the top ten public universities for undergraduate education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.[3] It is a Public Ivy. [1] For graduate studies, most of UCSD's Ph.D. . Perloff is a former member of NBER's Board of Directors and a Professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university located in Berkeley, California, United States. Commonly referred to as UC Berkeley, Berkeley and Cal .
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Publication:NBER Reporter
Article Type:Conference notes
Date:Mar 22, 2012
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