Economic Research Report No. (ERR-187) 33 pp

June 2015

Alternative Policies to Agricultural Export Taxes That Are Less Market Distorting

Many economists believe that export restrictions increase world prices for food commodities, thereby exacerbating food insecurity and poverty among the world's poorest people. The authors examine alternative policies to a conventional export tax that are less market distorting and less welfare diminishing.

Keywords: Export restrictions, export taxes, agricultural trade, free trade, trade policy

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