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Food Regulation and Trade: Toward a Safe and Open Global Food System Paperback – March 1, 2004


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  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute (March 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881323462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881323467
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,795,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Timothy Josling is emeritus professor at the Food Research Institute and senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. He has held academic positions at Stanford, the University of Reading, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Agricultural Trade Policy: Completing the Reform (1998).

Donna Roberts is a senior economist at the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture. She served as a delegate to the WTO's Committee on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures while on assignment at the US Trade Representative's Permanent Mission in Geneva from 1996 to 2002. In her current position, she continues her research on food regulation and trade.

David Orden is senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and professor in the department of agricultural and applied economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He was visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales (1990-91), chairman of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (1996-98), and visiting professor at Stanford University (1998-99). He is coauthor of Policy Reform in American Agriculture: Analysis and Prognosis (University of Chicago Press, 1999).


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 5, 2004
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The collaborative effort of Timothy Josling (Emeritus Professor at the Food Research Institute and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for International Studies, Stanford University), Donna Roberts (Senior Economist at the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture), and David Orden (Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Food Regulation And Trade: Toward A Safe And Open Global System is a seminal and ground breaking study which examines the current state of regulation with respect to the increasingly global food system. Analyzing the underlying causes of trade conflicts precipitated by conflicting national interests as well as such emergency anomalies as the outbreak of "mad cow disease", Food Regulation And Trade outlines the steps that need to be taken in order to ensure that food safety and open trade become not only compatible but mutually supporting. With the use of illustrative case studies, suggestions for improving regulatory authority performance, the focus on what international institutions can do to coordinate international efforts among developed and developing countries, the necessity for international rules focused on reductions in transaction costs, Food Regulation And Trade is a timely and critically important contribution to corporate, governmental, and academic International Economics Studies reading lists and reference library collections.
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