This Far and No Farther? Nudging Agricultural Reform Forward

Dale E. Hathaway (National Center For Food and Agricultural Policy) and Tim Josling (Stanford University)
Policy Brief
04-1
March 2004

During the current agricultural trade negotiations, countries must decide whether to keep trying to incorporate agriculture into the mainstream of trade policy or whether to abandon the attempt and allow countries more flexibility to pursue domestic objectives. Can worthwhile agriculture liberalization emerge in the Doha Round? Josling and Hathaway compare existing proposals and show how they can provide a starting point for renewed negotiations on freer trade in agriculture.