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Title: Are Food Safety Standards Different from Other Food Standards? A Political Economy Perspective
Authors: Swinnen, Jo ×
Vandemoortele, Thijs #
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Mouton
Series Title: European Review of Agricultural Economics vol:36 issue:4 pages:507-523
Abstract: Jo Swinnen and Thijs Vandemoortele develop a political economy model of public standards, additionally integrating risk to analyze whether the nature of public food standards (food safety standards, food quality standards, and social and environmental standards) affects the politically optimal standard and the likelihood of trade conflicts. They find that in general public food safety standards are set at higher levels because stronger consumption effects translate into larger political incentives for governments. The relationship between food standards and protectionism is also affected by the nature of the standards.
ISSN: 0165-1587
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
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