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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Andersons Program in International Trade

The Andersons Program in International Trade is a broad-based program focusing on research and outreach in the area of international trade and public policy. Recent research from the program has focused on: vertical market structure and the impact of trade liberalization on developing country market access; government labeling policies and credence goods; and the relationship between trade and environmental policy. Currently, research is being conducted on carbon tariffs and trade; intellectual property rights and US seed exports; and also the potential the impact of R&D on market structure in the life sciences sector. Recent outreach work from the program has covered topics such as: food prices and trade policy; the Euro crisis; regulation of shadow banking; the global financial crisis; China's trade; the WTO ruling on genetically modified foods; international trade and ethanol; prospects for the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization; regionalism vs. multilateralism in trade liberalization; the connection between trade and the environment; and the US trade deficit. Currently, the program is led by Professor Ian M. Sheldon.


At this year's Farm Science Review, a panel of AEDE economists (Ani Katchova, Seungki Lee, and Ian Sheldon) chaired by OSUE's Chris Zoller answered questions about global uncertainty and its impact on agriculture.

By Ian Sheldon, professor and Andersons chair of agricultural marketing, trade and policy.