DOMESTIC POLICY INTERDEPENDENCE: ANALYSIS OF DAIRY POLICIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY IN THE 1980s
AbstractThis paper compares domestic dairy policies In both the United States (US) and the European Community (EC) and examines the Impact of these policies on each respective dairy Industry in order to explore domestic policy Interdependence. The EC and the US have Similar goals of improving farm income and use similar price support policies to achieve these goals These policies have historically encouraged overproduction, generated surpluses and government stocks, and resulted in large government expenditures. Both have followed a mixed surplus disposal strategy with one key difference--the EC has used export subsidies to dispose of part of Its surplus on the world market. In the mid 1980s, both the US and the EC took strong action to confront these problems. The EC's marketing quota and commitment to reducing its stockpiles ultimately affected the world market as its exports fell in 1989. As a result, US stocks virtually disappeared, US prices Increased substantially and US surplus disposal programs ended By recognizing the policy linkage of EC domestic policy through the international market on US stockpiles, policymakers can choose policy Instruments more precisely.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics in its series Staff Papers with number 140276.
Date of creation: Oct 1991
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: 400 Agricultural Engineering Bldg., Lexington, KY 40546-0276
Phone: (859) 257-5762
Fax: (859) 323-1913
Web page: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AgEcon
More information through EDIRC
Agricultural and Food Policy; Demand and Price Analysis; International Development;
You can help add them by filling out this form.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.