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Biotechnology And The Emergence Of Club Behavior In Agricultural Trade

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  • Tothova, Monika
  • Oehmke, James F.
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    The opposing US and EU positions regarding genetically modified crops threaten to polarize the world into countries who accept biotechnology and countries that don't. The paper investigates the emergence of ‘'clubs'’ of countries that adopt GM similar standards. The paper explains the emerging standards, trade patterns, and club behavior.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO with number 20023.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:20023

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    1. Jayson L. Lusk & Jutta Roosen & John A. Fox, 2003. "Demand for Beef from Cattle Administered Growth Hormones or Fed Genetically Modified Corn: A Comparison of Consumers in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 85(1), pages 16-29.
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    5. Krugman, Paul, 1980. "Scale Economies, Product Differentiation, and the Pattern of Trade," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(5), pages 950-59, December.
    6. Cornes,Richard & Sandler,Todd, 1996. "The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods, and Club Goods," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521477185, April.
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