Global market effects of alternative European responses to genetically modified organisms

Citation
Cp. Nielsen et K. Anderson, Global market effects of alternative European responses to genetically modified organisms, WELTWIR ARC, 137(2), 2001, pp. 320-346
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Economics
Journal title
WELTWIRTSCHAFTLICHES ARCHIV-REVIEW OF WORLD ECONOMICS
ISSN journal
0043-2636 → ACNP
Volume
137
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
320 - 346
Database
ISI
SICI code
0043-2636(2001)137:2<320:GMEOAE>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
Current debates about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture reveal substantial differences in the perception of the associated risks an d benefits. Genetically modified crop varieties allegedly provide farmers w ith agronomic benefits, but environmental, health and ethical concerns are also being raised. This paper discusses the ways in which the emergence of GMOs could lead to trade disputes between Western Europe and the United Sta tes. It then uses an empirical model of the global economy to quantify the effects on production, prices, trade patterns and national economic welfare of specific policy and consumer responses to GMOs in Western Europe.