EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Agricultural Trade Policies and Food Security: Is there a Causal Relationship?

Emiliano Magrini (), Pierluigi Montalbano (), Silvia Nenci () and Luca Salvatici ()

FOODSECURE Working papers from LEI Wageningen UR

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to assess the causal impact of trade policy distortions on food security.The added value of this work is twofold:i)its use of an on-parametric matching technique with continuous treatment,namely the Generalised Propensity Score(GPS)to address the self selection bias;ii)its analys is of heterogeneity in treatment(by commodities)as well as inoutcome(i.e.different dimensions of food security).The results of our estimates clearly show that trade policy distortions are,overall,significantly correlated with the various dimensions of food security analysed. Both discrimination against agriculture and 'excessive' support lead to poor performances in all dimensions of foodsecurity (availability,access,utilisation and stability).

JEL-codes: C21 F14 Q17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dem and nep-int
Date: 2014-09
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (4) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www3.lei.wur.nl/FoodSecurePublications/25_S ... ade-policies-FNS.pdf (application/pdf)
Our link check indicates that this URL is bad, the error code is: 404 Not Found

Related works:
Working Paper: Agricultural Trade Policies and Food Security: Is there a Causal Relationship? (2014) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fsc:fspubl:25

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in FOODSECURE Working papers from LEI Wageningen UR Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Barbara van der Hout (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .

 
Page updated 2019-10-21
Handle: RePEc:fsc:fspubl:25