The future of the European sugar market: A case for quotas

The advertised EC policy toward sugar is clearly to let market drive supply and demand. But there exist reasons to think that the setting up of the traditional quota policy was not a consequence of chance, or of an efficient lobbying system by farmers, but of practical necessity and of efficiency, in face of market failures. In view of this reasoning, it is not impossible that a large crisis in the more or less remote future leads to reinstall a sugar quota system which probably should had to be reformed, but should never have been suppressed.


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Issue Date:
2008
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/44069
Total Pages:
4
Note:
Replaced with revised version of paper 10/22/08.




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