Moving Agricultural Policy Forward: Or, There and Back Again
By: Belasco, Eric
Belasco, Eric, Moving Agricultural Policy Forward: Or, There and Back Again, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 45, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 397-409
This paper discusses the relationship among agriculture, agricultural policy, and economic research. More specifically, this paper evaluates the relevance of current agricultural policy research on crop insurance in meeting the demands of modern agriculture. While forms of disaster assistance created as part of the New Deal persist today, it is argued that there are analytical tools available that allow for policy to be derived by utilizing better data and empirical methods.