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03-06 "Free Trade, Corn, and the Environment: Environmental Impacts of US – Mexico Corn Trade Under NAFTA"


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  • Frank Ackerman
  • Timothy A. Wise
  • Kevin P. Gallagher
  • Luke Ney
  • Regina Flores


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had a profound impact on corn trade between the United States and Mexico. Negotiated tariff reductions and the Mexican government’s decision not to charge some tariffs to which it was entitled resulted in a doubling of US corn exports to Mexico. This paper examines the environmental implications of this change on both sides of the border.

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Paper provided by GDAE, Tufts University in its series GDAE Working Papers with number 03-06.

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  1. Kevin P. Gallagher & Francisco Aguayo, . "01-06 "The $6.1 Million Dollar Question"," GDAE Working Papers, GDAE, Tufts University 01-06, GDAE, Tufts University.
  2. Batie, Sandra S. & Ervin, David E., 2001. "Transgenic crops and the environment: missing markets and public roles," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 6(04), pages 435-457, October.
  3. Ribaudo, Marc & Bouzaher, Aziz, 1994. "Atrazine: Environmental Characteristics and Economics of Management," Agricultural Economics Reports, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service 34011, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  4. Kevin P. Gallagher & Frank Ackerman & Luke Ney, . "02-01 "Economic Analysis in Environmental Reviews of Trade Agreements: Assessing the North American Experience"," GDAE Working Papers, GDAE, Tufts University 02-01, GDAE, Tufts University.
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  1. Timothy A. Wise, . "04-02 "The Paradox of Agricultural Subsidies: Measurement Issues, Agricultural Dumping, and Policy Reform"," GDAE Working Papers, GDAE, Tufts University 04-02, GDAE, Tufts University.
  2. James Boyce, 2007. "Is Inequality Bad for the Environment?," Working Papers, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst wp135, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  3. Elizabeth Fitting, 2006. "Importing Corn, Exporting Labor: The Neoliberal Corn Regime, GMOs, and the Erosion of Mexican Biodiversity," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 15-26, 03.


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