Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Trade and Agriculture

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Trade and Agriculture

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A conference on Trade and Agriculture took place on May 17-18 in Cambridge. Research Associate Dave Donaldson of MIT organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Giannini Foundation at the University of California. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Jayson Beckman, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Carmen Estrades and Manuel Flores, Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay); and Angel H. Aguiar, Purdue University, "The Impacts of Export Taxes on Agricultural Trade"

* Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford, and Casper W. Hansen and Asger Wingender, University of Copenhagen, "Two Blades of Grass: The Impact of the Green Revolution"

* Christophe Gouel, INRA-AgroParisTech, and David Laborde, IFPRI, "The Crucial Role of International Trade in Adaptation to Climate Change"

* Jonathan I. Dingel, University of Chicago and NBER; Solomon M. Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley and NBER; and Kyle C. Meng, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER, "The Spatial Structure of Productivity, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate"

* Osea Giuntella, University of Pittsburgh; Matthias Rieger, Erasmus University; and Lorenzo Rotunno, Aix-Marseille University, "Weight Gains from Trade in Foods: Evidence from Mexico"

* Marshall Burke, Stanford University and NBER; Lauren F. …

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