High Cotton: Why the USA Should Not Provide Subsidies to Cotton Farmers

2 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2008

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Madeline Helling

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Scott Alex Beaulier

Mercer University

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University

Abstract

Trade theorists agree that barriers to trade are declining. Still more progress could be made if trade barriers and government interventions were eliminated. One area in which government interference can and should be vastly reduced is that of agricultural production in general and US cotton production in particular.

Suggested Citation

Helling, Madeline and Beaulier, Scott Alex and Hall, Joshua C., High Cotton: Why the USA Should Not Provide Subsidies to Cotton Farmers. Economic Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 65-66, June 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1141479 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2008.00828.x

Madeline Helling (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Scott Alex Beaulier

Mercer University ( email )

1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University ( email )

Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

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