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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Policy and Trade

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Our faculty working in the areas of Business, Policy and Trade have a pulse on laws and policy that impacts agriculture, industry and environmental issues in the state of Ohio, the United States, and the world.

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Sheldon, Ian

Policy and Trade

AEDE Professor Ian Sheldon, Chair of the The Andersons Program in International Trade, focuses 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.