Policy analysis for globalized agriculture

https://doi.org/10.17221/5267-AGRICECONCitation:Offutt S. (2003): Policy analysis for globalized agriculture. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 49: 67-70.
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Farms, farmers, farm families, and even farm policies have changed in the United States and Europe over the decades since World War II. Now it is time to bring the methods of farm policy analysis and the scope of data collection up to date. Agricultural economics, by tradition an empirical discipline, can offer important insights into the design, implementation, and effectiveness of policy. To succeed in this century, though, requires an emphasis on understanding micro-economic behavior at the level of the farm household. The paper presents fundamental aspects on methodology for micro-level farm policy analysis and data requirements for application of its intruments.
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